Scandinavian Skates
Circa:
Length: 13 1/4"
Width: 2 3/16"
Platform Height: 1 5/8"
Blade Width: 3/16" No rocker
Curl Height: 1 7/8"
Hourglass platform, particularly thick- could be beech, original blue paint, large flat slotted screw in the heel. Appear to be handmade.
ALL METAL
Circa: 1880-90 ?
Length: 11 1/4"
Width: 2 1/2"
Blade Width: 1/4" Tapered toward the front. Slight rocker
Curl Height: 2 1/8"
Two small spikes in the toe plate, remnant of leather strap on one toe plate. Would have had leather heel straps. Size 43A / 26 cm. Stamped ESKILSTUNA, E. SVALLINGE with a sword and the letters E S. Eskilstuna is a town of about 91,000 is situated close to Lake Malaren about 100 kms west of Stockholm, Sweden. It was well known as a flourishing industrial town as early as the 17th century. King Karl X Gustav founded the Rademacher forges in 1650 when he asked Reinhold Rademacher, a master smith, to manage the forges.
REVERSE CURL
Circa: 1860 ?
Length: 11 1/2"
Platform Height: averages 3/4"
Width: 2 5/8"
Blade Height: 3/4"
Blade Width: 3/16" Modest rocker, gutter cut down the length of the blade. Blade shaped into a reverse curl like a Viking ship.
Curl Height: 2 3/8"
Hand carved, hourglass shaped oak platforms. Irregularly carved morticed slots. Remnants of the original red paint on the sides. Blades probably hand forged as they are not identical. Square nail in the heel. Hand stitched leather heel cups nailed to the platform with square nails.