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Old 07-10-2007, 09:14 AM
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Halfpenny guards

Hi there!
I am particularly interested on period knives.
Tried to find something on the internet about halfpenny guards but very little or nothing I found.
Why of the name halfpenny?
What period was it mostly used?
I appreciate if anyone can help me with that.
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Victor
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:38 AM
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I don't know much, but here's what I do know...

There is such a thing as a 'full-penny' guard, the difference being the full-penny is centered on the stem, while the half-penny is offset. I supect the name has something to do with this difference, but I'm not sure what...

I've mainly seen them on 18th century blades, but I suspect it could go back alot further than that.
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