Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jokers with Swords

I'm updating my jokers with swords section first by focusing on two where the suits are designed into the picture. On the first, notice how the suits are on the shield. We know what he is fighting for.





On this one, the suits have been collected onto his sword.



Here's a video that I just made that walks you through my 85 jokers with swords.



A complete photographic update is coming soon. Here's a start:

This next fighter, outfitted more for a parade than battle, is holding a halbard in one hand and has a sheathed sword attached to his belt.

Halbard? The long weapon in this Jolly Joker's hand is a medieval pole axe used both to stab, slash, and pull horseman down from their horses. A halberd is also called a halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge). It's a two-handed pole weapon popular in the 14th and 15th centuries. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. Thanks to Ronald Kruijmel of the "Joker Collectors Group" on Facebook for getting me started on researching halbards.

Halbard-Holding Jolly Joker
Halbard-Holding Jolly Joker


World Joker Soldier with a halbard










Here's a section with more modern fighters.

Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers
Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers
Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers

These next two jokers are in this fighter's section although they've clearly brought guns to a knife fight.   Anyone know anything about them?


Here's the back.








This last page has 9 more variations (there's two in previous pages) of this soldier with has banner and sheathed sword.


Here's the original post on jokers with swords that I'm updating here. 


Maybe jokers with swords is a type of sports joker?
Or related to standing jokers?
Or jokers of history? (OOPS, just realized that I'm years later posting about how I've split the Real People jokers inter entertainment, statues, history, and others. Stay tuned for this too!!!)


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