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#1 Orkin

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 06:13 PM

There exists a photo of RE Howard with two of his friends. They have a total of three swords - sabers? Does anyone know about this photo? Who are his friends? Whose swords are they? What are they doing, some kind of play-acting?
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Posted 03 April 2003 - 10:50 PM

Hi .

... Orkin Wrote :

>There exists a photo of RE Howard with two of his friends. They have a total of three swords - sabers? Does anyone know about this photo? Who are his friends? Whose swords are they? What are they doing, some kind of play-acting?

- There's a copy of that photo at the REHupa site ...
http://www.rehupa.co...hree_swords.jpg .

- The picture is also shown on page 388 of "The Last Celt" hb . There it states ( from Left to Right ) , that the figures are Robert E Howard , Truett Vinson and Tevis Clyde Smith ( two friends of REH's ) .

- I'll leave any possible identification of the blades to somebody with more than my meagre knowledge of swords , but REH was known to have cheap swords at some points in time . So they could possibly be Bob's , or even belong to anyone in the picture ?

- It certainly looks as if they are play acting . Perhaps they're the three musketeers ?


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:09 AM

IIRC one of the swords was a saber and one was a fencing foil. I didn't get a good look at the 3rd.
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