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Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2018, 01:27 PM
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Views: 2,513
Posted By Foxbat
That sounds good! For starters here is the pair...

That sounds good! For starters here is the pair of the more traditional Saxon estocs.
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By Foxbat
We tend to romanticize the things we like, and...

We tend to romanticize the things we like, and estoc is no exception. The fact it had limited utility does not detract from that fascination. I have several of them in my collection, and have done...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By Foxbat
That is correct, but searching for openings is...

That is correct, but searching for openings is very different from the common perception of piercing the armor - which is plain impossible.

On subject of mail - there have been many, many attempts...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By Foxbat
For clarity, estocs were not meant for piercing...

For clarity, estocs were not meant for piercing plate armor, or even good quality riveted mail for the simple reason that they were not capable of doing that. They were capable of defeating leather...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By Foxbat
Even though I agree with Roland that the typical...

Even though I agree with Roland that the typical estoc blade was triangular or square/diamond shape, I have seen estocs with fullers. Less common, yes.

Considering the rather long dimension, I...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Foxbat
Hello, I can't see that in the pictures - to my...

Hello,

I can't see that in the pictures - to my eyes it looks like both edges are the same - no?
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Foxbat
Yes, definitely give it some light cleaning, just...

Yes, definitely give it some light cleaning, just nothing major.

The wire can be repaired, not such a big deal, I just would not replace it, as much as possible.

Nice piece!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Thank you for the pictures, they do provide some...

Thank you for the pictures, they do provide some additional insight!
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Foxbat
Lovely piece!

Lovely piece!
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Here is the seller's picture, I don't have it...

Here is the seller's picture, I don't have it yet, it is on its way.
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
I feel your pain! :) When we were looking for a...

I feel your pain! :) When we were looking for a house, my requirement was full size basement. We were lucky to find it. But I am a hoarder, so there is stuff everywhere.
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
My wife would arrange the swap in a second, she...

My wife would arrange the swap in a second, she keeps giving me hard time over the order in my shop. :)

I am not going to show her your picture. :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Same here. I have a lathe, plus other machine...

Same here. I have a lathe, plus other machine tools, in my basement - use them as great relaxation tool! :) I have cut internal threads, but only in fairly large diameter holes - 1/2" at least,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Yes, I know what the tap is, I have tons of them...

Yes, I know what the tap is, I have tons of them in my workshop. :) I guess my question is - if it is generally understood that a nut-and-bolt pair was not uncommon in the early 16th century, then...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Thread-cutting machine tools - yes, later, and...

Thread-cutting machine tools - yes, later, and yes, the screw thread can be cut by hand, but the internal, female one requires a tap of some kind.

I presume these developments have been studied...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Thank you so much! The idea of tapping the parts...

Thank you so much! The idea of tapping the parts was one of the first, that crossed my mind, but I put it on hold due to the fact, that I wasn't sure how common the screw threads were back in early...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Came home and found that book on my shelf... but...

Came home and found that book on my shelf... but it doesn't show much, unfortunately. A couple of pictures of cross bard, not clear how exactly made.
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Boar swords were quite common in the 16th and...

Boar swords were quite common in the 16th and early 17th centuries in Europe. Unlike the boar spears they sported sword hilts, usually in the typical for that period styles, like this one.

The...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
The link, unfortunately, is not working for me.

The link, unfortunately, is not working for me.
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
16th century.

16th century.
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By Foxbat
Boar sword cross bar

I would like to replicate the cross bar for a boar hunting sword. I have seen pictures of such swords with the bar installed, but would like to know the exact construction details. One can...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Foxbat
Regarding the oval detail - the arches with...

Regarding the oval detail - the arches with "teeth" were very typical of Italian marks from the 15th all the way to the 18th centuries, but I was not able to find this particular...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Foxbat
Thank you! I did processing similar to what you...

Thank you! I did processing similar to what you did, it made the detail somewhat more visible, thanks for the hint! :)

There appear to be some characters along the way, perhaps things like I, L...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Foxbat
I used to have a pretty good photo setup, but now...

I used to have a pretty good photo setup, but now have to rely more on the phone. I will try later, but the blade has very strong dark patina, so don't know how much better I can do it.
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