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Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Rick and thank you so much for the good...

Hello Rick and thank you so much for the good news on the gun. The story behind it was I picked it up at a very high end art and antiques gallery locally. It formally belonged to an English fellow...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By M ELEY
Exactly, Ibrahiim. Thanks again for posting this...

Exactly, Ibrahiim. Thanks again for posting this information, especially the charts on cutlass drill. I think it is a welcome edition to this forum for future collectors and historians!
Forum: European Armoury Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent acquisition, Norman! Like Jim, I had...

Excellent acquisition, Norman! Like Jim, I had never seen nor been aware of this pattern sword! Of note are the two oval cut-out designs to the guard base, seen on the French officer's pattern naval...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By M ELEY
OMG, I really think I am losing my memory! I...

OMG, I really think I am losing my memory! I totally forgot about this piece! (sorry!). In my defense, I have worked 60+ hours this week! I guess I never imagined that I might own such a weapon, so...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By M ELEY
But first, I must inspect them for flaws before...

But first, I must inspect them for flaws before Fernando gets them- ;)

Very nice pieces, but as I have novice knowledge here, not much to add. Excellent finds, Jean-Luc!

These would be classified...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By M ELEY
Both Jim and Glenn pointed out that the slashing...

Both Jim and Glenn pointed out that the slashing attack with the cutlass wasn't practical. This makes total sense when we remember that ship's decks were extremely tight quarters and overcrowded....
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for the interest, Richard. As I said, I am...

Thanks for the interest, Richard. As I said, I am no 'gun person', so I would like to make sure everything is right with the piece. From what I can tell, it is legit, with a nice even patina, hand...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By M ELEY
'Nando, I'll have you know that I went to the...

'Nando, I'll have you know that I went to the esteemed Mr. Magoo Academy of Photography, thank you very much! :D ;) . Yes, I am no master with the camera.

I was unaware you recently got a dog...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By M ELEY
More pics...

Ahhh, the dog lock! Note the curlicue trigger and artful trigger guard with its arrow design. The musket is missing its back plate and the ramrod is a modern replacement.
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By M ELEY
An early English dog lock musket

Here we have an English dog lock musket, ca. 1685-1715. This early flintlock type receded the Brown Bess and many argue that the safety mechanism (lock) was superior to it's successor.

Apart from it...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent thread on my favorite type of weapon!...

Excellent thread on my favorite type of weapon! Nothing to add to what's already been said other than the fact that many of the naval pattern cutlass had surprisingly blunt edges. If one remembers...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,307
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent to see this old thread resurrected. It...

Excellent to see this old thread resurrected. It answered a question that had been bugging me for years. In an old auction catalog I had, there was a brass hilted so called dog head English cutlass,...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By M ELEY
Wow, Ibrahiim, this is really great stuff! I have...

Wow, Ibrahiim, this is really great stuff! I have seen the smallswords, but never realized Washington had a few hangers as well! The hunting sword with the serrated edge is particularly interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By M ELEY
An interesting refurbished piece indeed! I can't...

An interesting refurbished piece indeed! I can't add anything to what the others have already mentioned. There is one thing, though. Are we sure this brass hilt pattern is from a French example? The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th October 2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By M ELEY
Found it!

After much persistence, I finally found an obscure article which proves rebar was around and definitely used prior to the Revolutionary War both in structures and statues. It was mentioned that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th October 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent and thorough dissertation, Jim! I had...

Excellent and thorough dissertation, Jim! I had forgotten to bring in the connection with the death face of King Charles I. You were extremely exacting on this one and also came full circle to this...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By M ELEY
They are relatively uncommon. Just do a search...

They are relatively uncommon. Just do a search online and you rarely see them up for sale. It is interesting to see the different styles, some with open hilt, like yours (cuttoe-style)m some with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By M ELEY
Still wondering if not for hamstringing, perhaps...

Still wondering if not for hamstringing, perhaps for cutting the saddle strap to unhorse your opponent? Or snagging his clothes/knocking him from the saddle. Hey, it would allow the Spanish to try...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice sword, Wayne! At first, I was hoping I...

Very nice sword, Wayne! At first, I was hoping I could get an 'RN' sword for my occupation (registered nurse)...sorry, bad pun! ;) :D

It is great that you can have a piece in your collection that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By M ELEY
Ahhh! What a tease! No pics! :eek: :cool:

Ahhh! What a tease! No pics! :eek: :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Ibrahiim, for that magnificently large...

Thank you, Ibrahiim, for that magnificently large pic of Washington's sword. I've seen B&W pics of it, but never a pic so detailed! The former prez had, I think, two dress small swords as well.
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By M ELEY
"If a Sikh used it...it's...

"If a Sikh used it...it's Sikh!"

Exactly, Jim! Unlike all the other military branches in Europe and the colonies, specific naval models were rare, with most weapons being those convenient enough to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th October 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! It looks like Detlef wins the trophy! Nice...

Wow! It looks like Detlef wins the trophy! Nice work! Now...the question is new or old?
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By M ELEY
Almost forgot something important Jim pointed...

Almost forgot something important Jim pointed out. This item does appear to have the classic Montmorency blade pattern, another tip of the hat that it might be naval (I know some Forumites are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By M ELEY
I believe the first item is a Chinese copy of a...

I believe the first item is a Chinese copy of a tanto. That doesn't mean it is a fake. During the early 20th century, the Chinese military closely copied Japanese swords, daggers, dirks, etc. You can...
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