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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Thank you, Jim. Fascinating how there has always...

Thank you, Jim. Fascinating how there has always been trade, transfer of knowledge for local manufacturing, and loan words, etc. Nothing new under the sun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,221
Posted By Victrix
What about the barrels? Where did they come from?...

What about the barrels? Where did they come from? I understand they were mainly Ottoman (Turkey?) produced? Arguably the barrels are the most important because they have to be very strong and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,221
Posted By Victrix
Glad you liked the article Jim. The last rifle I...

Glad you liked the article Jim. The last rifle I thought looked rather similar to yours. The EIC flintlocks have a charm of their own I must admit.

Here is another photo of some Afghan tribesmen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,221
Posted By Victrix
Interesting rifle Jim! These Jezails are quite...

Interesting rifle Jim! These Jezails are quite exotic and were produced all over I think. And many parts were likely replaced during their lifetime.

I found this article useful when researching my...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,095
Posted By Victrix
Kalmar Castle has origins from the 12thC and is...

Kalmar Castle has origins from the 12thC and is situated on Swedenís Baltic coast. There were a lot of Germans living there and I think it was a Hanseatic city at some time? The castle was expanded...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,095
Posted By Victrix
I recently visted Kalmar Castle on the East coast...

I recently visted Kalmar Castle on the East coast of Sweden and spotted this decoration in the ceiling, depicting a medieval wild boar hunt with the use of boar spears.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,692
Posted By Victrix
Yes it may work by car. I understand the Italian...

Yes it may work by car. I understand the Italian authorities require permits to export antiques outside of Italy, whether itís within the EU or not. Apparently it takes a long time acquiring these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,692
Posted By Victrix
I think it will be tricky to try and take it out...

I think it will be tricky to try and take it out through Italian customs yourself? It took months to get my rapier sent to me and I understand it was due to Italian customs, or possibly the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Victrix
Presumably iron heads were used against armoured...

Presumably iron heads were used against armoured opponents for the penetrating capabilities. For hunting purposes and against unarmoured opponents other cheaper material iron heads may have been...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Victrix
Iím no expert on heraldry but the attached seems...

Iím no expert on heraldry but the attached seems to suggest that the coat of arms is that of a count (crown with pearls at the peaks). The shield itself, or rather its embellishments, looks somewhat...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Victrix
Link to previous post on Marca a Mosca mark:...

Link to previous post on Marca a Mosca mark: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12081&highlight=mosca

To me the mark on the sword in post #1 looks different, but it could simply be a...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Victrix
It seems to me that the marks are slightly...

It seems to me that the marks are slightly different; one is symmetric, the other is not. The catalogue from Sammlung Kuppermayr states that the mark is from the Northern Italian city of Turin.

Is...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Victrix
Could the creature be a kangaroo baby (Australia)...

Could the creature be a kangaroo baby (Australia) in its motherís pocket or a llama with a craning neck (Peru)?
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Victrix
Camoga, Iím not a professional restorer, just a...

Camoga,

Iím not a professional restorer, just a history enthusiast and amateur collector. I agree with Jimís statement that part of antique objectsí charm often lies in their ruggedness. I would...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Victrix
You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the...

You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the wood and mineral oil on the metal parts.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Victrix
Maybe itís not even a sword blade? Whatís the...

Maybe itís not even a sword blade? Whatís the length and width of this thing? Maybe itís a spear point?
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Victrix
ĒSecrets of the Shining KnightĒ

Just watched ĒSecrets of the Shining KnightĒ by Peter Yost on Netflix. Itís a documentary about a smith who uses historical techniques to reproduce parts of medieval body armour and tests it against...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Victrix
As usual with these things you find more mention...

As usual with these things you find more mention about the news in the English speaking than the local press. Maybe locally there is so much stuff in the ground that itís not that newsworthy? I even...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Victrix
Makersí marks make collecting much more...

Makersí marks make collecting much more interesting, but has frustrations on itís own. I recognize the mark but canít recall the name now... The marks on polearms seem less known than swords. This...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Victrix
For when you move into that house.

For when you move into that house.
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Victrix
It looks like a rather efficient polearm. A...

It looks like a rather efficient polearm. A volgue is basically a meat cleaver on a pole. I think the hinge contraption aids the cut by sliding the edge slightly. Then like the multi-purpose Swiss...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Victrix
Congrats on the expanded collection! I...

Congrats on the expanded collection! I particularly like the sturdy Swiss halberd. I have a similar one but with a longer spike and a hook. Donít despair of the item with the shortened haft as these...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Victrix
I think yours is a version with an axe blade at...

I think yours is a version with an axe blade at one side and the hammer on the other? I think the Poles call them czekan and the Hungarians fokos. There are so many different versions. Generally it...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Victrix
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Victrix
BV, by salience are you referring to the swelling...

BV, by salience are you referring to the swelling just before the hammer head (not sure what you mean by bottom up)? The tip has certainly struck something hard a few times (!). I acquired this item...
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