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Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2018, 11:44 PM
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Posted By M ELEY
Hmm...Very interesting and I'm enjoying all the...

Hmm...Very interesting and I'm enjoying all the commentary. At first, I was also thinking it was protruding tongues. The beast on the scabbard also has a forked tongue, but it appears quite different...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent point, Victrix. Your point that there...

Excellent point, Victrix. Your point that there wasn't standardized issue weapons and regiments could either pick and choose or at least contract out to a local outfitter for groupings of weapons....
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
Interestingly, the French grenadier sword he...

Interestingly, the French grenadier sword he identified on the site acknowledges that it was made in Saxony.

http://www.dhm.de/datenbank/dhm.php?seite=5&fld_0=MI003624

I understand that Germany at...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you for your comments and input,Victrix. I...

Thank you for your comments and input,Victrix. I guess with the expert at the museum going by the old standard that records report 'hirschfangers', I ust accepted his word. (granted, he reported that...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
And let us not forget this little...

And let us not forget this little beauty...

http://swordscollection.blogspot.com/2012/02/french-privateer-naval-boarding-cutlass.html
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
I sent detailed pictures off to a museum in...

I sent detailed pictures off to a museum in Germany who finally confirmed that this sword isn't a Jaeger hanger. The gentleman found a near identical French grenadier sword, matching the details of...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By M ELEY
I got the impression they were langets, based on...

I got the impression they were langets, based on how the shadowing shows them covering the base of the blade- :shrug:

Final question for me is, is the hilt hollow or solid cast? Is it tight to the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry for not explaining the 'Shaver Cool'...

Sorry for not explaining the 'Shaver Cool' reference! It is in the archive. Quite a few years back, we had a post with a sword with VOC markings, brass hilt, and the word 'Shaver Cool' on the blade,...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By M ELEY
Oh Noooo! Don't say those words, Rick!!! 'Shaver...

Oh Noooo! Don't say those words, Rick!!! 'Shaver Cool!'

I believe the blade is legit: a Dutch East India Co. sword with proper marking and the talismanic numerals. if it were over in the Indies, its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By M ELEY
Let me see...I know! "It's a mandingo from...

Let me see...I know! "It's a mandingo from Liberia!" :D :D I always wanted to pretend I knew what i was talking about! :p Amazing job on identifying this one so fast, Sajen!
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By M ELEY
I particularly like the blade, definitely older...

I particularly like the blade, definitely older 18th c. or very early 19th, double fullered. I wonder why this was remounted? Very nice piece, Wayne!
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
Note in the description the fact that some didn't...

Note in the description the fact that some didn't carry the 'accepted' pattern. In most of the paintings of jaeger troops, the subjects are from differernt eras, this elite unit having been around...
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
The reference that leads me to believe that it...

The reference that leads me to believe that it could be a jaeger was Harold Peterson's well researched colonial weapons book. Here is the line drawing I mentioned (plate 247) and a description...
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By M ELEY
I've sent pictures of this hanger off to a...

I've sent pictures of this hanger off to a prominant museum in Germany and await their verdict. Either way I won't be disappointed. Just watched a documentary on a Revolutionary War battle where a...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By M ELEY
:D :rolleyes:

:D :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry to hear that, my friend! It was a nice...

Sorry to hear that, my friend! It was a nice example, but as you pointed out, a old soldier. These swords still fetch outrageous prices on the market. Still, thanks for posting the old beast!
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By M ELEY
I am green with envy for your new acquisition,...

I am green with envy for your new acquisition, Fernando! This is an amazing baskethilt from the time period I love most (Jacobite Rebellion). It is my sincere hope to own one like it some day ( or...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By M ELEY
That is a possibility as well. Infantry units and...

That is a possibility as well. Infantry units and naval carried similar weapons. The straight blades were found on both. The Dutch obviously were exporting the pattern and as you said, the German...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By M ELEY
Fascinating! It could be a pirate- ;) Again, be...

Fascinating! It could be a pirate- ;)

Again, be it that the hilt was for a marine sword, there is that possibility. Unfortunately, without more existing examples or some solid evidence, just...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By M ELEY
Hi GrozaB, I think yours is the earlier pattern...

Hi GrozaB,

I think yours is the earlier pattern hilt, which did in fact have shark or fishskin (?) while my pattern (m1790) was a slightly smaller hilt with leather.

I had a question. Is the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By M ELEY
Thread showing m1790 Dutch

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11432
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By M ELEY
Hmmm. That one is a curiosity. You say you've...

Hmmm. That one is a curiosity. You say you've seen others with a straight 'spined' blade? The hilt is as you pointed out, Dutch, with there being two patterns of similarity from this time period...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks, Glenn, for coming in on this one. Love...

Thanks, Glenn, for coming in on this one. Love the excellent specimens you posted as well. Any input on when the actual hole/ring became popular. I used to have an old source book (God knows where I...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By M ELEY
Wayne, what is the length of the sword you...

Wayne, what is the length of the sword you posted? It looks like a shorter blade; a perfect connection to onboard sea use! Also, how about a pic of that eagle head American sword? Unless you posted...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By M ELEY
Welcome to the Forum, DaleH. Appreciate your...

Welcome to the Forum, DaleH. Appreciate your input and theories on this intriguing piece!
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