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Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2019, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Hi, Iím not an expert and itís hard to tell if...

Hi,

Iím not an expert and itís hard to tell if something is likely original antique or not from photos alone, especially since copies can be very good and photos can be a little unclear in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Victrix
Hi Steve, You certainly seem to have married the...

Hi Steve,

You certainly seem to have married the right gal! Great sword. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By Victrix
Well, then it could be just about anything......

Well, then it could be just about anything... Regarding Ottoman Trophy of Arms, I found this in Wiki ĒEvery sultan of the Ottoman Empire had his own monogram, called the tughra, which served as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By Victrix
Ahem, do we have any Arabic reader here who can...

Ahem, do we have any Arabic reader here who can oblige the original post and translate the writing on the blade? It might not even be real Arabic. It could be imaginary pseudo-Arabic as seen on some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,511
Posted By Victrix
The auction houses clearly make far too much...

The auction houses clearly make far too much money. What other business takes 50% of an objectís value (say 25% from the seller and 25% from the buyer) as commission as a mere intermediary (never...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Victrix
I use picresize.com to resize pictures. Itís free...

I use picresize.com to resize pictures. Itís free and easy to use.

Nice swords. I think palas are quite different blades compared to your Kilic Acemi. Persian shamsirs typically have slender and...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By Victrix
I read somewhere that sabres with silvered hilts...

I read somewhere that sabres with silvered hilts would be carried by hussars working as guards for private estates and castles in Hungary in the 18thC. Brass/gilded hilts were reserved for use by the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Victrix
Sorry, but could not resist posting this... :D

Sorry, but could not resist posting this... :D
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By Victrix
Iím not sure the decorations on the swords posted...

Iím not sure the decorations on the swords posted by Glen are intended to be the same variety as on Austro-Hungarian sabres from the 18thC. The balls (are they said to be ĒpearlsĒ in this context?)...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,652
Posted By Victrix
Brings back memories. Yes itís highly...

Brings back memories. Yes itís highly recommended. That painted sallet from Ulm and the helmet for hawks are incredible...

The Heeresgeschichtliches (Army) museum in Vienna are also highly...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By Victrix
Jim, You show another interesting example above...

Jim,

You show another interesting example above from Konopisky and Moudry. This is the typical Hungarian ĒMadonnaĒ sabre which tended to be decorated with a string of pearls (ĒPerlenreiheĒ) along...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By Victrix
Jim, I wanted to post another picture of a...

Jim,

I wanted to post another picture of a somewhat later Hungarian hussar sabre from around 1780 on which blade itís engraved ĒVivat Fķrst EszerhŠzy.Ē Although breathtakingly beautiful, this sabre...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By Victrix
Jim, I believe itís not entirely clear that...

Jim,

I believe itís not entirely clear that sabres with pearl string decorations on the knuckle guard are officersí versions from the Esterhazy Hungarian hussars. The illustration in Wagner was done...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Victrix
Hi Willem, Iím sorry we can not be of more help....

Hi Willem,

Iím sorry we can not be of more help. It would be useful to be able to view the engraving.

There could be a general Dutch colonial connection with the blade. Then there could be an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,344
Posted By Victrix
Are you saying we are getting a bit ĒdottyĒ...

Are you saying we are getting a bit ĒdottyĒ here?? :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,344
Posted By Victrix
We discussed four dots marks on swords in an...

We discussed four dots marks on swords in an earlier thread. See http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23282&page=10&pp=30&highlight=dots . The question whether they could be forge or...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Victrix
I think Jim is right in suggesting this is likely...

I think Jim is right in suggesting this is likely a trade blade in the style of Eastern Europe or Austro-Hungary, commonly used in Arabia or the Caucasus

I had a look in Eduard Wagnerís Cut & Thrust...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Victrix
Iím currently reading Sword in Hand (2000) by...

Iím currently reading Sword in Hand (2000) by Ewart Oakeshott (highly recommended!). It has a reference to Dr Jorma Leppaaho of the University of Helsinki who researched findings of viking and early...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Victrix
Boa noite, The drawing is still with us. Luckily...

Boa noite,

The drawing is still with us. Luckily I scribbled something unrelated important on the other side so I kept it with me when I came home from my ski trip. I think the width of the tang...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Victrix
Itís a very exciting find indeed! I love this...

Itís a very exciting find indeed! I love this transitional time period when nation states (if you can call them that) or kingdoms start to take their shapes and forms. :)
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Victrix
The so-called viking era is arguably harder to...

The so-called viking era is arguably harder to define in Scandinavia and the Nordics as the periods before and after are not that different (culture was embedded). Conversion to Christianity was a...
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 99,038
Posted By Victrix
I have a sword (presumably 18thC Solingen made...

I have a sword (presumably 18thC Solingen made blade) with a motto stamped in the single fuller on each side of the blade. Between each letter in the motto is an ĒoĒ separating them. So I think the o...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Victrix
I think itís time to re-read post #1 of the...

I think itís time to re-read post #1 of the thread again, and re-open that bottle of Armagnac! :D

Itís a beautiful sword which I would not mind having in my collection. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,038
Posted By Victrix
I speculate that this crossbow may be used for...

I speculate that this crossbow may be used for hunting of small animals for fur. In the days before central heating humans sought to dress warmer with animal furs. Crossbows such as these may have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By Victrix
Ideally I guess you would want to restore the...

Ideally I guess you would want to restore the item using historically correct methods if possible? I think I have read posts here about using traditional resins to re-attach grips etc.

You may want...
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