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Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2013, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Christmas Card from Cathey & Rex

Happy Christmas and collecting, you can never have too many swords. Hope to see a few more swords under the tree in the morning.

Best wishes for 2014 Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By Cathey
Pata Gauntlet Tigers head Sword

Nationality Indian
Overall Length 97.7 cm 38 ½“
Blade length 69.4 cm 27 3/8“
Blade widest point 3.5 cm 1 3/8”
Hilt widest point Gauntlet 28 cm 11” long 9.10 cm 4” wide

Marks, etc.: Etched...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Cathey
Early Dirk

Hi guys

Sorry I have been so slow to respond, however work interferes with my research time. I have attached the page from The Scottish Dirk by James D Foreman featuring a similar dirk in better...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Cathey
Early Dagger, origin possibly Scottish

This dagger appears to have significant age, with the wooden grip feeling very warn to the touch. The grip appears to have lost a cap of some description and some of the wood near the blade. The...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Cathey
Happy Christmas

Hi Guys

This year’s Christmas photo attached. Happy collecting in 2013, and let’s hope the world economy improves so we can all buy more swords and stuff

Cheers Rex and Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Cathey
British Early 1821 Light Cavalry

Hi Jim

Sorry can’t agree on the latter dating or German maker. I have a number of 1796 and early 1821 patterns (including a William 4th) and a 1796 beaked hilt and agree with the British collectors...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Cathey
Transitional pattern 1821 British

Hi Ibrahiim al Balooshi

I posted this sword on two other forums in the hope of getting as many thoughts as possible and the general consensus is that the sword is British manufactured for an East...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Cathey
1821 Variation for an Indian Officer Circa 1837?

Nationality: British/Indian?
Overall Length: 39 5/8” inches
Blade length: 34 ¼” inches
Blade widest point: 1 7/16” inches
Inside grip length including ferrule: 4 7/16” inches

Description
1821...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Cathey
Must Have for Basket Hilt enthusiasts

The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword by the Baron of Earlshall
Hi Guys

We have just received another letter from the Baron of Earlshall and I believe he is now on the last chapter of his life’s work...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By Cathey
My two cents worth i think the scabbard was from...

My two cents worth i think the scabbard was from a sword and cut down to suit
Cheers Rex
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Cathey
Swept Hilt Rapier is it a copy

Hi Guys

Spotted this swept hilt rapier at a local arms fair, just looked odd to us and we usually assume we are looking at a Victorian copy. At lunch with a bunch of other collectors the sword was...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By Cathey
Ireland Dublin Read, Edward 1746 Ireland...

Ireland Dublin Read, Edward 1746
Ireland Dublin Read, Edward 1776 Skinner's Row
Ireland Dublin Read, Esther 1777 1785 Skinner's Row
Ireland Dublin Read, James 1718 1744
Ireland...
Forum: European Armoury 13th March 2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By Cathey
What is the makers name can not read it clearly...

What is the makers name can not read it clearly because of the flash we may be able to narrow down date of production from maker data base
Cheers Cathey @Rex
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Cathey
Manton & Co Calcutta spears

Hi Berkley

Thankyou so much for the advert, can you tell me where it came from, the date of the publication etc? Thanks you also for the link, the article was very interesting and I loved the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Cathey
Rack of Boar Spears Manton & Co Calcutta

HI Guys

We acquired this set in its original rack 20 years ago. They were originally brought to Australia by a collector over forty years before we managed to secure them. In all the years we have...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Cathey
The text as it appears on each side of the blade,...

The text as it appears on each side of the blade, the translation of the Te deum and the Thomas Del Mar Dagger of similar style.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Cathey
Decipher script on Left Handed Dagger?

In my continuing hunt to pin point the origin and decipher the text on this dagger I found a very similar example (although in much poorer condition) that sold at Thomas Del Mar in June and is...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Cathey
Collectors Christmas card

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hope to see your Christmas presents posted on the forum in 2012. Remember you can never have too many swords.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Cathey
Hi Michael Thanks for that, I was struggling...

Hi Michael

Thanks for that, I was struggling with the flowery text. I thought it was either going to be Latin or Italian. Latin script appears a common choice on rapiers from this period. Any...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Cathey
Decipher script on Left Handed Dagger?

Left Handed DaggerDate: c1600
Nationality: Europe? (German or Italian I think)
Overall Length: 51.5 cm
Blade length: 36.2
Blade widest point: 2.047
Inside grip length: 8.3 cm

Left Handed dagger,...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Cathey
Hi we do have permission the seller is a good...

Hi we do have permission the seller is a good friend of ours and this sword and several others have been offered to only us.The comments made here are the same ones we had we had doubts
Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Cathey
Hand & Half Italian Sword Age?

Hi Guys

I am looking at buying an early, probably c1500 Hand & a Half Italian Plain cruciform guard pitted blade. Sadly I am unable to get better pictures although I have had the sword in my hand...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,788
Posted By Cathey
SCHIAVONA Circa 1600 late, (17th Century)

Hi

This Schiavona is the only one in our collection, and we particularly like it becaue of the pieced balde and armourers marks.

Nationality: Venetian
Over Length: 95 cm
Blade length: 80.5...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Cathey
Main Gauche

Hi Chris, this is strictly a thrusting blade.

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Cathey
Main Gauche – Att Celtan

Hi Celtan - re your comment on Christmas Card.

Type of Weapon DAGGER MAIN GAUCHE
Date Circa 1600 (17th Century)
Nationality Italian
Overall Length 47 cm (18.5 inches)
Blade...
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