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Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Will M
Interesting that this blade has the same...

Interesting that this blade has the same semicircular weld join as seen on circ. 1800 British swords joining the iron tang to the steel blade.
Also interesting the blade flexes, the steels used in...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Will M
Does the blade pattern continue on the ricasso...

Does the blade pattern continue on the ricasso behind the shell guard?
Usually these kind of blades are not springy though I'm curious if it has some flex to it, it appears to be a light and fast...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Will M
I can see pitting following the "0"....

I can see pitting following the "0". This blade has had some significant corrosion and subsequent cleanings has actually smoothed and dished the edges of the pitting. I am seeing a combination of the...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Will M
I don't believe there is an inscription on the...

I don't believe there is an inscription on the blade. Our brains are made to find shapes and we do see things that are not there. I believe the "O" is just part of the Damascus pattern.
Very...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Will M
Cross hatching on the engraving has been used to...

Cross hatching on the engraving has been used to give gilt something more to adhere to.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th October 2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Will M
I would think a tourist piece for adults. Many...

I would think a tourist piece for adults. Many dolls now have good detail to them, this one appears hand made and shows simple materials in its construction..
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Will M
This thread has pushed me over the edge! I've...

This thread has pushed me over the edge! I've always thought of possibly adding one of these swords to my collection, though I've procrastinated in an effort to keep my collecting focused.
Just what...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,175
Posted By Will M
The crossguard to me appears as a hexagon nut...

The crossguard to me appears as a hexagon nut with two finials added.
I would be tempted to disassemble the dagger to confirm this and see if the tang matches German WW2 daggers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By Will M
Hello David I'm sure that has happened since the...

Hello David I'm sure that has happened since the invention of the Bic lighter.
When you want to make a spark using steel on steel it never happens:(
I know of someone who was burned by looking at a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By Will M
Black powder firearms are not considered loaded...

Black powder firearms are not considered loaded until a percussion cap is on the nipple, otherwise safe. Of course no one wants powder, ball or wads stuck down a bore. You can put oil down the nipple...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Will M
Interesting sword, have you compared it directly...

Interesting sword, have you compared it directly to a Wooley blade?
"I also read that for example tulwar blades were considered superior to European blades," Not sure where you read this Colin,...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By Will M
Jim those are two very good swords having style...

Jim those are two very good swords having style and function.
Two similar swords of mine pictured.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Will M
I believe you'll find these leather conditioners...

I believe you'll find these leather conditioners do not suggest using on antique leather but on old leather items that will be used for their intended purpose. Proper storage is the best thing you...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By Will M
Jim that's a wonderful sword, can you post more...

Jim that's a wonderful sword, can you post more photos?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Will M
I always am leery of adding anything to leather...

I always am leery of adding anything to leather that softens it.
Old leather that is brittle tends to become soft and bits flake off with handling. Adding oils darkens the leather considerably but...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Will M
Jim I didn't notice the blocks on the blade but...

Jim I didn't notice the blocks on the blade but they are positioned to fill in where the top and central scabbard bands are located.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Will M
Looks like an Arab sword with British influence...

Looks like an Arab sword with British influence in the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Will M
The curved powder horn looks to be Moroccan and...

The curved powder horn looks to be Moroccan and the other Afghan.
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By Will M
Hello Bryce I take it you are saying "pommel...

Hello Bryce I take it you are saying "pommel and guard attachment" can date these swords and post 1760 would have the guard with a ring just forward of the pommel?
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By Will M
Jim if you haven't seen this sword MDL has it...

Jim if you haven't seen this sword MDL has it currently listed but it's not a slotted hilt but is a 15 LD sword
https://www.michaeldlong.com/product/15th-light-dragoons-troopers-sword-c-1763/
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,414
Posted By Will M
Hello Cathey it's been two years since this post...

Hello Cathey it's been two years since this post and i've not heard anything regarding the printing of the other volumes. Do you know if there is anything in the works??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,142
Posted By Will M
Anyone wanting to give an item to a friend upon...

Anyone wanting to give an item to a friend upon death would best do this before their death, why wait? This way you are secure in knowing that person received the item. Items can grow legs and walk...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By Will M
I would think the handle is as much as 70 years...

I would think the handle is as much as 70 years old. There is a modern vise mark on the blade ricasso someone used to assemble the grip to the blade.
The blade is very interesting and am waiting for...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By Will M
Bryce I can see this sword having a family blade....

Bryce I can see this sword having a family blade. If only it could speak as to the family name it belongs to. This is one pattern I'd like to add to my collection.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,284
Posted By Will M
I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many...

I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many basket hilts that now are in the white once looked like this one.
The blade appears long have you measured it?
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