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Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: A few kilometers from Solingen, is located the Schloss Burg (Castle Berg), home to the Counts of Burg, who initially used the site as a fortress beginning about 1000 A.D. during the time of the crusades. Today it is a part of the 600 year old, world renowned flatware center...
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: The CAFE HUBRAUM in Solingen is one of the most frequented bike places in Germany. Although the building served different functions under different names throughout the last 80 years, it has always been popular with bikers. Many runs starting from here.In 1993, Dirk Fach...
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: The inside Cafe Hubraum is a quaint little place. The atmosphere is simply perfect after a nice fast ride on the German Autobahn. There is a wealth of Motorcycle memorobilia in every nook and cranny. If you you wink at Dirk ;) he will give you one of his mugs. Thanks Dirk...
Schlossburg Castle sits atop a large hill overlooking the beautiful Village. The Sielbahn is used by the locals, as well as enjoyed by the tourists. The Seilbahn does arrive at a nice sized parking area in the Village. There were cute mountain goats running about the steep hill.
The cost of the ride was about 5 euro's
Updated Dec 21, 2003
Phone: Telefon Bergstation (02 12) 4 31
The history of the symbol which represents ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS AG dates back to 1731. It was then that Johann Peter Henckels, a knife-maker based in Solingen, registered the "Twin"- symbol - now recognized throughout the world - as his trademark with the Cutlers’ Guild of Solingen. It is thus one of the oldest trademarks in the world. J.A. Henckels is by far the most desired set of cutlery!
Updated Dec 21, 2003
Address: Grünewalder Straße 14 - 22
Phone: +49-212 / 882 0
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: SOLINGEN, Germany, in Westphalia, near the Rhine river, stands on a hill bordering the Wupper River, 20 miles northeast of Cologne. It has Catholic and Protestant churches, a synagogue, schools of various grades, hospital, electricity and all the conveniences of a modern...
The original sword now resides in the Deutsches Klingenmusem, in Solingen, Germany. It has a close sibling in the Royal Armouries in Leeds with the same pommel, cross and general blade shape. The blade has a form that places it somewhere between type XII and type XIV according to the Oakeshott typology. The pronounced point is good for slashing attacks as well as thrusts. The careful distribution of mass in the blade makes the sword very quick and precise in handling while allowing it to cut with authority. Profile and distal taper helps achieve sweet handling characteristics.
The master craftsman who made this sword sometime in the 13th century shaped the blade and hilt components with subtlety and a deep understanding of volumes and mass distribution. A sword of this type would be perfect for sword-and-buckler fighting. As opposed to the more massive swords-of-war of the time, this responsive weapon excels in performance when put to use with the advanced fencing styles of the period.
An exact hand-forged reconstruction by Peter Johnsson was on display in the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in an exhibition on the craft of swordmaking in historical and present times.
The subtle shape of the pommel is forged and subsequently hand-finished together with the cross to perfectly fit each sword. Each sword is individually assembled by the artisans of Albion. The grip has a wooden core fitted to the stout tang, covered with leather over cord, just as would have been the case with the original historical sword. The blades are hand ground, individually heat treated for maximum flexibility and edge retention, and finally hand finished to a smooth satin finish. The edges are carefully shaped to a beautiful combination of toughness and cutting performance.
Overall length: 38.4"
Blade length: 32.125"
Blade width (at base): 2.38"
COG: 5.25" from cross
COP: 20" from cross
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Solingen Type XIV.... $1,000
Hand made scabbard designed by Peter Johnsson, in a style popular in the late 13th C early 14th C. Solingen Type XIV Scabbard.... $500
Updated Dec 21, 2003
Phone: 1-888-806-4356 (HELM) USA#
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: Without a doubt, Count Engelbert II was the most famous of the Counts of Berg. This statue of him stands in front of his castle. To this day, the castle dimensions are essentially those which Engelbert maintained during his short reign. At the time of his death he was just...