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Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Cathey
Hounslow Hanger information request?

Hi Guys

Does anyone have ''The London Cutler 'Benjamin Stone' and the Hounslow Sword and Blade Manufactories" Journal of the Arms & Armour Society Vol 6 No 1 2009- Pp 12-61, also I am trying to...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Cathey
It's definitley British

Sorry Guys, but its a brittish pattern sword.

The hilt has the crossed Sword and Batton for the 1831 pattern British Mamaluke and the retailer has been identifed at German 1830-1860. In the 1860's...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Cathey
Non Regulation British Pattern 1831 Mameluke

Hi Guys, looking for some help with this sword.

Nationality: British
Date: Probably Post 1898
Overall Length: Overall Length 40 1/2” 120.9 cm Sword Only 38” 96.4 cm
Blade length: 33” 83.9...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 113,273
Posted By Cathey
Slitted Guard basket hilted

Hi Guys

The Baron has come to our aid after all. It appears this basket hilt dates between 1575-1600 and is referred to by the Baron of Earlshall in his book "The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 113,273
Posted By Cathey
Still a Mystery

Hi Guys

Nothing in my data base so this one has me a bit puzzled. It appears to combine elements from at least three early swords featured in Mazansky. No20A Certainly a very similar basket, VII...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 113,273
Posted By Cathey
Scottish Sword?

Hi Bakerbarang

I can honestly say I have not seen one of these before. You are correct in that it does closely resemble the one featured on Page 62 of MAZANSKY Cyril British Basket-hilted Swords. ...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,573
Posted By Cathey
2nd example

Here are the pictures of the second example Vitrix supplied, cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,573
Posted By Cathey
Non Articulated Lobster Tail Helmet

Hi guys
I think the helmet was originally black japanned which having worn does make the helmet appear to be in worse condition than it actually is, however it has certainly seen its share of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,573
Posted By Cathey
The straps inside!

Hi Guys

The straps inside are leather which I thought odd given the tail is not articulated. However the pictures Vitrex sent me have the same straps inside as this one and the overall helmets...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,262
Posted By Cathey
17th Century Scottish Iron Bill

Hi Guys

Another item I am photographing for a friend that I have not seen in the flesh before and know nothing about. It has been described as a 17th Century Scottish Iron Bill, with a makers mark....
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,573
Posted By Cathey
Lobster Tail Helmet

Hi Guys

A friend of mine recently purchased a lobster tail helmet that is quite different from the three I already have in my collection. I have assumed it is munitions quality as the lobster tail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By Cathey
African Spear Heads

Thanks guys for your help here,

The great variation in African spear heads is certainly interesting. None of the books in my library really deal with them in sufficient detail.

Regards Cathey and...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,250
Posted By Cathey
The Baron of Earlshall

Hi guys

Sadly I can confirm that the Baron of Earlshall (Lord David Baxter) has passed away, his death announced on Sword Forum on the 30th April this year. At this stage we have no idea what that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By Cathey
African Spear Heads

Hi Guys

Many years ago I purchased a display shield featuring 7 various African spear heads and have never made any attempt to identify them. I was wondering if any one on the Forum can...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,025
Posted By Cathey
Beak Ned Swords (Ribbon Hilts)

Hi Bob, good to hear from you.

With regard to your ribbon hilt, of course I don’t have the luxury of having actually held your sword; however you may have been a little hasty believing it to be a...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,304
Posted By Cathey
Magnificent sword Bryce

Hi Bryce

Love this sword, how do you keep finding the most interesting variations?

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,056
Posted By Cathey
Hugarian Sabre

Hi Guys

Thanks for the information and in particular the links to previous posts. I will print these out for Alex so he can read them and make his own conclusion with regard to this sword. Thanks...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,056
Posted By Cathey
Early Hungarian Sabre

Hi Guys

I am trying to find out more about this sword for a friend who collects Austro-Hungarian Edged weapons, but at 82 refuses to go on the internet. The dealer who sold him the sword in 1983...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,224
Posted By Cathey
Folding Guard

Hi Fernando

I agree, no idea what prompted some one to come up with this system of folding guard. When folded out and locked into place it is quite robust, but the only advantage I can see is it...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,174
Posted By Cathey
Email from Jan Piet Puype

Hi Cerjak andCC

Thanks for the additional picture Cerjak. After visiting J P Puype’s website kindly provided by CC I decided to send him an email to find out if he could shed any more light on...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cathey
Inspecion mark makes sense

Hi Fernando

And thank you for all of the information you keep finding, its extremely interesting. Looks like the H may be an inspection mark as you suggest. I hope others will post further...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cathey
Yes it's a backsword

Hi Guys

the picture does not show it well but the blade is a back sword for 2/3 rd's and spear for the remaining length.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cathey
Boca de Caballo Sword

Hi Fernando

I am also passionate about marks but find them very frustrating. The only H I could find that vaguely resembled the mark on this sword was listed as Maria Hortuna 17th Century Esoana...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cathey
Spanish Bilbo Circa 1700

Hi Guys

When we began collecting one gentleman had an enormous influence on us, the late Irishman Eric Magill of Adelaide. This sword was probably the first quality sword we ever purchased and came...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,224
Posted By Cathey
Problems with translations

Hi Madnumforce

I agree, when I translated 303 even Google did not produce a reference to Coullier as the originator of the attack hilt. In Sims English notes on the French Swords, which he also...
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