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Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Victrix
Very nice! :) Is that a belt clip on the side?

Very nice! :) Is that a belt clip on the side?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
Ariel, great to learn about the mec-kilic. I...

Ariel, great to learn about the mec-kilic. I think these chainmail piercing swords have been around almost as long as chainmail itself. In Europe estocs were used in medieaval times but in islamic...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By Victrix
Yes, thatís an interesting point. Also in 18thC...

Yes, thatís an interesting point. Also in 18thC uniforms and weapons had not yet been standardized. Itís possible that less formal units were allowed to use their own personalized sidearms, or that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
There are estocs in different shapes, and the...

There are estocs in different shapes, and the hilts in particular tended to be adapted to suit local customs as Jim mentioned above. The function to penetrate chainmail remained the same. But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
Jens, I know very little about Indian swords...

Jens, I know very little about Indian swords unfortunately (but willing to learn). As I mentioned the length of the tulwar makes it look like an estoc but the tip should be sharper and the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
I wish it was me but unfortunately itís from this...

I wish it was me but unfortunately itís from this website: http://www.harmankaya.net/KasimBeyPanzerstecher.html
It must be some fortunate museum curator fellow handling the beautiful sword :(

But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
As pointed out earlier, Panzerstecher is just...

As pointed out earlier, Panzerstecher is just German for armour piercing sword. In French itís estoc and in Hungarian itís hegyestor, etc.

If the sword in Istanbul looked like this, itís likely a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
It may have been the knightsí horses which were...

It may have been the knightsí horses which were more vulnerable to arrows. When Richard Lionheart marched along the coast in the Holy Land the knights would make sure they had the Mediterranean Sea...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Victrix
Iím not sure estocs were designed to penetrate...

Iím not sure estocs were designed to penetrate plate armour but they look like they could be used to stab any vulnerable gaps in the armour. Estocs were more likely designed specifically to penetrate...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By Victrix
Well the interesting thing about your sword in my...

Well the interesting thing about your sword in my mind is that itís straight single edge (?) with a false edge at the point, and has a knuckle bow. The contemporary Feld Jšger picture you pasted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Victrix
Itís good to see you back here in the Forum, Jim!...

Itís good to see you back here in the Forum, Jim! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th June 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Victrix
I would imagine itís an object to contain...

I would imagine itís an object to contain something of religious significance in a temple. The cow is a holy symbol in India. Not sure why anyone would put that on a gunpowder horn. It might have...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,070
Posted By Victrix
These are from the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army)...

These are from the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army) Museum in Vienna. One is a thrusting sword for pikemen (17thC) and the others are cutting cavalry swords (16thC).
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Victrix
See PM

See PM
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Victrix
The beak of the creature looks too long for a...

The beak of the creature looks too long for a Reichsadler. It looks like a dragon (not that I ever saw one in real life) or a heron/pelican over a crown? The shape of the knob is oddly ĒorganicĒ and...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Victrix
Yes these talismatic symbols meanings have been...

Yes these talismatic symbols meanings have been lost in time it seems. Perhaps itís pointless to seek to rationalize them too much as they are based on superstitions. I think palindromes and repeated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Victrix
Never seen this type of knives before. They donít...

Never seen this type of knives before. They donít look very martial so would guess they are eating utensils? Something for when you invite your friends out for a barbeque in nature? Both scabbards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By Victrix
Found this is the English language on the...

Found this is the English language on the Belgrade City Museum web page:

ĒToma Vučić Periöić (1788Ė1859) was a participant of the First and Second Serbian Uprisings and a prominent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By Victrix
What about the Arabic writing and the mark? Is it...

What about the Arabic writing and the mark? Is it a captured Ottoman blade? The decorations on the cross guard and scabbard look European (good quality as well).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By Victrix
Nice sword! Interesting to see the wrist cord as...

Nice sword! Interesting to see the wrist cord as well. I note the little loops on the front quillon and the pommel where probably a little chain was secured. Is the grip made from horn?
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Victrix
In 1765 the Austrian sabre issued to grenadiers...

In 1765 the Austrian sabre issued to grenadiers and NCOs had a 58cm blade with brass hilt and knuckle guard. In 1777 the blade length was increased to 67cm. Prima Plana ranks had a lionhead pommel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By Victrix
Nice piece Fernando! Methinks you will soon need...

Nice piece Fernando! Methinks you will soon need a bigger home... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Victrix
Does anyone know whether many of the lectures...

Does anyone know whether many of the lectures will be held in the English language? Many thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Victrix
Imperial War Museum is good although perhaps more...

Imperial War Museum is good although perhaps more contemporary.
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