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Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Spottedbull, I hope to have a paper published...

Hi Spottedbull,

I hope to have a paper published in the Arms and Armour journal later in the year. I had one published last year on British Boarding axes.
Once it's written I will update the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By CutlassCollector
American Boarding Axes

Hi all,

I am researching US boarding axes (1797-1860) with the aim of improving the current knowledge and identifying the variants.

So far I have had a great response from collectors in the US and...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By CutlassCollector
I agree with Philip in that fire axes generally...

I agree with Philip in that fire axes generally have a spike. Could this one have been cut down to the poll? Fire fighters in the UK and much of Europe carried personal spiked hatchets in the late...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Wayne, I agree with Mark - leave the blade...

Hi Wayne,

I agree with Mark - leave the blade clean. Be careful clearing the paint off, obviously on the ricasso, but also on the spine of the blade near the hilt as this is often where the makers...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi all, I still have a handful of links to this...

Hi all,

I still have a handful of links to this article on British Boarding axes which allows a free download - anyone interested pm me.

I am also looking for collectors of naval weapons with US...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Mark, And thanks for the tip on...

Thanks Mark,

And thanks for the tip on Hartzler's book.

Regards,
CC
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,014
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Udo. Just adding thanks for the effort...

Thanks Udo.

Just adding thanks for the effort involved.
This will be a great resource.

Regards,
CC
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By CutlassCollector
Nice axe - is that a Sapper or maybe a...

Nice axe - is that a Sapper or maybe a Farrier's axe?

Sorry I can't help with the crown but it is very complex - must be an engraving rather than a simple stamp. So I think not likely to be a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By CutlassCollector
Naval Boarding Axes

My article on The British Naval Boarding Axe is finished and has now been published in the Arms and Armour journal of the Royal Armouries Museum.

I'd like to thank all those collectors who...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By CutlassCollector
That sounds interesting and unusual. Something...

That sounds interesting and unusual. Something like this perhaps - it is possibly Spanish.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By CutlassCollector
I thought someone may have identified it as a...

I thought someone may have identified it as a cavalry lance but if, by any chance, it is a French boarding pike, it is hard to see how a French weapon could have British government marks because even...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By CutlassCollector
This looks remarkably like a French 1814 boarding...

This looks remarkably like a French 1814 boarding pike (Boarders Away page 57) which of course does not explain the broad arrow mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Jim, Ibrahiim, I guess like many...

Thanks Jim, Ibrahiim,

I guess like many collectors I heard the name early on but I did not know anything of the story behind it. Fascinating history, great post.
CC
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By CutlassCollector
I can't find a match in Petard for these poincons...

I can't find a match in Petard for these poincons for either Klingenthal or Chatellerault - there are a number of Bs including Bick as mentioned by Jim. The star above - if that is a star - usually...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi, I've emailed you the english translation. My...

Hi, I've emailed you the english translation.

My translator said she was fluent!..... but not so easy translating 18/19th century terminology for axes so some of the word choices are a bit strange...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By CutlassCollector
CC, An English translation would be most helpful...

CC, An English translation would be most helpful and also appreciated.[/QUOTE]

Hi Kronckew,
It took me a while to find a copy of the original and I eventually got one from the British Library on...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By CutlassCollector
Please don't think that Corrado - all information...

Please don't think that Corrado - all information and help is always appreciated. There are just not that many people interested in boarding axes!
Aries documents are not that easy to find and...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By CutlassCollector
Jim, Thanks for the encouragement - I'm mostly...

Jim,
Thanks for the encouragement - I'm mostly in awe of the vast knowledge to be found here and it's good to be able to give a little bit back once in a while.

And

Kronckew - Good point about...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi carlos, Nice axe. I have seen several of...

Hi carlos,

Nice axe. I have seen several of these and I believe that it is a late 19th or early 20th century French fireman's hatchet but it is a direct descendant of the French boarding axe and...
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By CutlassCollector
I've had a look through those two books for any...

I've had a look through those two books for any useful information and cannot find an RM or PM.
There is however a crown over R stamped on the butt of a Spanish (or Neapolitan) swivel gun . There is...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By CutlassCollector
American Boarding Axes

As many of you know by now boarding axes are my main area of interest these days and my next project is to improve the information on American Boarding Axes. This will be extremely hard as very few...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By CutlassCollector
[QUOTE=fernando]Guys, we must have reading...

[QUOTE=fernando]Guys, we must have reading different books. In the numerous ones i came across, the major conclusion is that shot spread of blunderbusses is quoted as being a myth.

Just to be clear...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By CutlassCollector
Beautiful blunderbuss. I'm with the pirate...

Beautiful blunderbuss.

I'm with the pirate captain on the use of the blunderbuss but unfortunately both D.R Baxter (Blunderbusses) and James Foreman (The Blunderbuss 1500 - 1900) disagree. The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By CutlassCollector
I have no idea of the age of that particular one...

I have no idea of the age of that particular one but they do still make them and proof them for the miniature cannon shooting discipline in the UK.

https://www.mlagb.com/canon-section/

CC
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi David, Thanks for that. A quick search...

Hi David,

Thanks for that. A quick search brings up some examples so it keeps the 'local' option alive. It also flagged up bronze being used in Central America and Mexico areas but probably too far...
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