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Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,526
Posted By Victrix
I see no harm in cleaning objects to restore some...

I see no harm in cleaning objects to restore some of their former glory. After all this is what they looked like when they were in use. The sabre in my profile pic was grimy with dirt but I cleaned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,421
Posted By Victrix
One solution could be to sell the item to a...

One solution could be to sell the item to a private foundation in PI which agrees to keep it on public display for the benefit of society. Many years ago when I was visiting Manila I remember Ayala...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,421
Posted By Victrix
I think if I was to donate something to a museum...

I think if I was to donate something to a museum I would insist on writing a contract which states that 1) the recipient is the museum, and 2) the item must be publicly displayed.

Itís quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,421
Posted By Victrix
ď I had planned to donate to a museum in the PI,...

ď I had planned to donate to a museum in the PI, but I was in contact with a putri in the government. But she suggested that if I did donate it to a museum, it would not wind up in a museum where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Victrix
Excellent job. Itís beautiful and historic as...

Excellent job. Itís beautiful and historic as well!
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Victrix
Hereís an interesting katzbalger from the armoury...

Hereís an interesting katzbalger from the armoury of Castel SantíAngelo in the Vatican, Rome. Perhaps it was used by the famous Swiss Guard? This type of sword is bigger than I thought. The style...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By Victrix
I think the main purpose of the fascine knife was...

I think the main purpose of the fascine knife was to cut branches and small trees with which to construct fascines which were then filled with soil to create cover for infantry. So I believe it was...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By Victrix
Itís a Swedish Faskinkniv m/1848. It was produced...

Itís a Swedish Faskinkniv m/1848. It was produced under licence by Solingen based A&E Holler. I think the GvA is the stamp of the inspection officer but I donít have the name although the ďvĒ should...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,156
Posted By Victrix
Wonderful story! :D

Wonderful story! :D
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Victrix
It would be a particularly vicious practice to...

It would be a particularly vicious practice to gut enemies using a blunt scabbard! Perhaps the story about using the notches to pick up horse reins is true after all? Or maybe French soldiers used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By Victrix
That looks like a proper exhibition.

That looks like a proper exhibition.
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Victrix
Hence the popularity of wearing mail armour in...

Hence the popularity of wearing mail armour in the Middle East and other hot places. Air could circulate and heat evaporate. :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By Victrix
More likely linseed oil.

More likely linseed oil.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Victrix
I guess the question is quite academic as the...

I guess the question is quite academic as the Normans were descendants of vikings. They probably liked to get their swords from the same superior sources if they could, and that would be imported....
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By Victrix
interesting with what appears to be langlets.

interesting with what appears to be langlets.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,749
Posted By Victrix
Yes makes sense.

Yes makes sense.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Victrix
Either that or a W, depending on the point of...

Either that or a W, depending on the point of view. Thinking about it, I have seen these letters mostly on the simpler munitions grade Zischšggen. Some of the higher quality decorated ones have...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,587
Posted By Victrix
Canít remember exactly. Wagnerís Cut and Thrust...

Canít remember exactly. Wagnerís Cut and Thrust Weapons? Or Oakeshott?
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Victrix
I always thought those letters stamped on the...

I always thought those letters stamped on the nasal guard were arsenal marks, but I could be wrong.

Hereís a link for a publication on European helmets published by the Met: ...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,587
Posted By Victrix
Supposedly when the blade smiths of Solingen put...

Supposedly when the blade smiths of Solingen put the wolf of Passau on the blades, they put them upside down compared to any text. So the wolf mark on your blade shows itís made in Solingen. Itís...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By Victrix
An amazing find! Congratulations.

An amazing find! Congratulations.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By Victrix
A wellknown German auction house had this...

A wellknown German auction house had this interesting sword up for sale last year. It is marked AVODNES which is not familiar to me. Backwards itís SENDOVA which might make more sense but no more...
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