Runkel - Neef

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Runkel - Neef

Postby Richard » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 am

Anyone spot this on MDL's site? Another example of a Runkel blade also stamped 'D NEEF' and further evidence that Neef was Runkel's supplier.
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Re: Runkel - Neef

Postby Will Mathieson » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:01 pm

Good eye Richard! I can imagine many of his sword blades have his name stamped slightly further down on the tang making it impossible to read when the sword is assembled.

Do you have any information on D. Neef?
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Re: Runkel - Neef

Postby Richard » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:56 pm

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Not specifically on D Neef but the Neef family were in business in Solingen as sword makers from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Runkel married into Neef family sometime in the late 18th century (Anna Maria Neef) and later in 1806 he indentured one Abraham Neef into his own business as an apprentice. Clearly Neef was supplying most, if not all, of Runkel's blades during his time in business.
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