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Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By M ELEY
Welcome to the Forum, James! Sorry I missed your...

Welcome to the Forum, James! Sorry I missed your post earlier. It was a simple fact that it would have been impossible back in the day to train sailors in the fine art of fencing. Despite the glamour...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, we have all had high hopes and received a...

Yes, we have all had high hopes and received a few of these over the years. I'n glad, Wayne, that you didn't spend a small fortune. I like to use these types in real practice, slashing at tree limbs...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Remains of sword hilt

Stumbled on this by complete accident. A relic from the Queen Anne's Revenge! Unfortunately, the pommel with the possible faces of William and Mary aren't displayed, just the guard. We do have the...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th January 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By M ELEY
Sold. Thanks everyone!

Sold. Thanks everyone!
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By M ELEY
That's it! That's the sword I saw and remembered...

That's it! That's the sword I saw and remembered had a similar guard! I kept thinking for some bizarre reason that it was on a Chinese sword!
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
I had also questioned that point, but the cameos...

I had also questioned that point, but the cameos depict a royal couple with crown, no question about that. These type hangers were really only used by the gentry in England and are very time specific...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
My bad! Yes, I meant James II. Charles came to...

My bad! Yes, I meant James II. Charles came to mind (unconsciously and incorrectly) because his visage was also portrayed on swords around this period in the form of 'mortuary' hilts.

Richard, you...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Richard, I, too, noticed the lack of a...

Hello Richard,

I, too, noticed the lack of a crown over the feminine (?) opposing faced head. I thought it odd and disrespectful, but then again, the German craftsmen might have been a little...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Norm, you are a life saver! This was the thread...

Norm, you are a life saver! This was the thread that I was speaking of, with comments by Jim McD. and Dmitry. As I stated also, I've seen identified English swords (usually early, pre-1750's) with...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,329
Posted By M ELEY
Omitted in error.

Omitted in error.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you so much, Jim and David, for your input....

Thank you so much, Jim and David, for your input.

Jim, your dissertation, for that truly is what it is, presents a thorough support for the hanger and I'm glad you like it! I remember discussing...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th January 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By M ELEY
Due to finances, I will entertain any offers if...

Due to finances, I will entertain any offers if anyone is interested. PM me if so...
Mark
Forum: Swap Forum 24th January 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By M ELEY
More pics...

Spanish South West sword used by Zorro ( ;) ) :D
Forum: Swap Forum 24th January 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By M ELEY
Spanish colonial espada/broadsword/cutlass

I have decide to part ways with a few of my swords to pay for bills. Here we have a very nice and uncommon Spanish colonial broadsword/cutlass from the first quarter of the 19th c. See similar...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Oh, I agree wholeheartedly, Richard. He was kind...

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly, Richard. He was kind of an #@!!*. He is depicted pretty accurately in an interesting movie 'Admiral' (2016). I wasn't throwing rays of sunshine his way by any means....
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
For comparison-

For comparison, here is a link to my other hanger from this era. Note the hanger from the other thread has similar designs, cherubs, face casting. Most were plain or had mythological figures. This...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
More pics...

A close-up of the cameos- Note the pommel cap has very interesting cherubs and odd symbols. These are classic for this period and I'm told were used by the German smiths for mystical purposes (have...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
A beautiful 17th century hanger

Yep! I went and did it again! Can't get enough hangers, I guess.

This amazing piece comes from the Lanes Armoury. It's a late 17th century hunting hanger with brass fittings, stag hilt, pierced...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By M ELEY
Interesting piece. How long is the blade? Of...

Interesting piece. How long is the blade? Of course, refitted, but the wood has a nice patina and the grip has an interesting ribbed pattern.
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By M ELEY
May the new year bring blessings to us and our...

May the new year bring blessings to us and our families. And perhaps a nice bladed beauty or two (or three or four or...) :D

Happy New Year from Blackbeard Country/North Carolina.
Cap'n Mark
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th December 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,069
Posted By M ELEY
Hi, 'Nando. Sorry, have been away from the Forum....

Hi, 'Nando. Sorry, have been away from the Forum. Mine looks exactly like the smaller example you posted (on the left). This turned into quite an interesting and informative post!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By M ELEY
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may Santa not...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may Santa not get stuck in your chimney trying to bring you a Zweihander! :D ;)
Mark
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By M ELEY
This one very similar to yours. WOW! Look what it...

This one very similar to yours. WOW! Look what it went for!!!

http://www.icollector.com/San-Antonio-Texas-Gambler-Mat-Woodlief-s-Dagger_i18962631

So, ah, is yours for sale? :D :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By M ELEY
Glad to be of help! Let's see if there are...

Glad to be of help! Let's see if there are opinions from others.


http://www.icollector.com/RARE-OLD-WEST-MIKE-PRICE-SAN-FRANCISCO-GAMBLERS-PUSH-DAGGER-W-SCABBARD_i11028908

Note the similar grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st December 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,069
Posted By M ELEY
Great shipwreck stuff, BV! That must have been...

Great shipwreck stuff, BV! That must have been exciting to find!


-Jim McDougall-
"It would seem the Portuguese interest in procuring natives was in a sense to preclude their use in such sacrificial...
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