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Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Will M
This thread has pushed me over the edge! I've...

This thread has pushed me over the edge! I've always thought of possibly adding one of these swords to my collection, though I've procrastinated in an effort to keep my collecting focused.
Just what...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,421
Posted By Will M
The crossguard to me appears as a hexagon nut...

The crossguard to me appears as a hexagon nut with two finials added.
I would be tempted to disassemble the dagger to confirm this and see if the tang matches German WW2 daggers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Will M
Hello David I'm sure that has happened since the...

Hello David I'm sure that has happened since the invention of the Bic lighter.
When you want to make a spark using steel on steel it never happens:(
I know of someone who was burned by looking at a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Will M
Black powder firearms are not considered loaded...

Black powder firearms are not considered loaded until a percussion cap is on the nipple, otherwise safe. Of course no one wants powder, ball or wads stuck down a bore. You can put oil down the nipple...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Will M
Interesting sword, have you compared it directly...

Interesting sword, have you compared it directly to a Wooley blade?
"I also read that for example tulwar blades were considered superior to European blades," Not sure where you read this Colin,...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Will M
Jim those are two very good swords having style...

Jim those are two very good swords having style and function.
Two similar swords of mine pictured.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Will M
I believe you'll find these leather conditioners...

I believe you'll find these leather conditioners do not suggest using on antique leather but on old leather items that will be used for their intended purpose. Proper storage is the best thing you...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Will M
Jim that's a wonderful sword, can you post more...

Jim that's a wonderful sword, can you post more photos?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Will M
I always am leery of adding anything to leather...

I always am leery of adding anything to leather that softens it.
Old leather that is brittle tends to become soft and bits flake off with handling. Adding oils darkens the leather considerably but...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Will M
Jim I didn't notice the blocks on the blade but...

Jim I didn't notice the blocks on the blade but they are positioned to fill in where the top and central scabbard bands are located.
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Will M
Looks like an Arab sword with British influence...

Looks like an Arab sword with British influence in the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Will M
The curved powder horn looks to be Moroccan and...

The curved powder horn looks to be Moroccan and the other Afghan.
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Will M
Hello Bryce I take it you are saying "pommel...

Hello Bryce I take it you are saying "pommel and guard attachment" can date these swords and post 1760 would have the guard with a ring just forward of the pommel?
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Will M
Jim if you haven't seen this sword MDL has it...

Jim if you haven't seen this sword MDL has it currently listed but it's not a slotted hilt but is a 15 LD sword
https://www.michaeldlong.com/product/15th-light-dragoons-troopers-sword-c-1763/
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,730
Posted By Will M
Hello Cathey it's been two years since this post...

Hello Cathey it's been two years since this post and i've not heard anything regarding the printing of the other volumes. Do you know if there is anything in the works??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By Will M
Anyone wanting to give an item to a friend upon...

Anyone wanting to give an item to a friend upon death would best do this before their death, why wait? This way you are secure in knowing that person received the item. Items can grow legs and walk...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By Will M
I would think the handle is as much as 70 years...

I would think the handle is as much as 70 years old. There is a modern vise mark on the blade ricasso someone used to assemble the grip to the blade.
The blade is very interesting and am waiting for...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Will M
Bryce I can see this sword having a family blade....

Bryce I can see this sword having a family blade. If only it could speak as to the family name it belongs to. This is one pattern I'd like to add to my collection.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By Will M
I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many...

I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many basket hilts that now are in the white once looked like this one.
The blade appears long have you measured it?
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Will M
Many of these boxed pistols have had replacements...

Many of these boxed pistols have had replacements over their lifetime.
The labels of makers can be found online and reproduced and aged.
I'm not sure why the Royal Arms is on the lid. Hopefully the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Will M
Lee that is a wonderful basket hilted sword. I do...

Lee that is a wonderful basket hilted sword. I do appreciate swords that have been used for more than dress purposes. Possibly someday one will come my way?
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,286
Posted By Will M
A very impressive looking blade. We could assume...

A very impressive looking blade. We could assume some minor loss in length from sharpenings etc. though naval use is possible. If only it could speak!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Will M
Even if one pays more than current value these...

Even if one pays more than current value these items will reach that value and surpass it in time. I'm not in that league spending 10's of $1000's.
The rivet through the blade is not professionally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,136
Posted By Will M
You could use a copper washer of correct diameter...

You could use a copper washer of correct diameter and cut a slot in it so it slides over the tang. It may fill the gap and be friction tight. Slide the wire over it and use glue as mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,172
Posted By Will M
The one coin looks like an East India Company...

The one coin looks like an East India Company penny.
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