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Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By M ELEY
I see your point, Will. What I meant was to be...

I see your point, Will. What I meant was to be careful if deciding to cut into the casing itself. This is a popular action that both museums and some collectors do, to actually show the interior of...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By M ELEY
Hi Ken, As Fernando said, it could be a toy due...

Hi Ken,

As Fernando said, it could be a toy due to its tiny size. That being said,I think it could still be a miniature signal gun. Some were indeed diminutive and were used to signal the hour on...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By M ELEY
I have this grenado that is still filled with...

I have this grenado that is still filled with dried powder/shot. I keep it in a very dry place with a coat of wax over the hole.
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By M ELEY
I would use 'excessive' caution if you decide to...

I would use 'excessive' caution if you decide to dis-assemble or cut one of these in half, as some collectors have. Old black powder has a surprisingly long half life and some people have been...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By M ELEY
An amazing sword! This beast would really cleave...

An amazing sword! This beast would really cleave a man in two! Last of the 'thumb ring' models...a classic!
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you so much, kind sir, for posting this...

Thank you so much, kind sir, for posting this link! Absolutely amazing articles and a plethora of info to absorb here! Sorry it takes up much of your time, but I must say that it is a benefit to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By M ELEY
Hmm. Those are interesting. My initial thought...

Hmm. Those are interesting. My initial thought was that they might be one of the many cannonball look-alikes (shot puts, counter weights, etc), but then I wasn't so sure. Could these be coehorn...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Oh yes! Always in debt over my collecting as...

Oh yes! Always in debt over my collecting as well. I'm really starting to love these type swords. Saw one at an antique mall in Gettysburg many years ago, but just couldn't swing the price.

I guess...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice sword, Glenn! I've never heard the term...

Very nice sword, Glenn! I've never heard the term 'haudegen' before. I also wasn't sure about the screw to the pommel being a decider of dating, as I saw mid-17th c. examples with knuckle bows...
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to...

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on this piece. I understand that there are slight differences in the portraits of the monarchs, but I would always have described the marking...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
LOL, Wayne! :D I didn't want to point that out...

LOL, Wayne! :D I didn't want to point that out but, yep, he has the lip. Surprised they didn't downplay this in his caricature.
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Proof?

Here's coins with Emperor Leopold I. Note his large hawkish nose and similar mustache. I think we have our proof!
Forum: European Armoury 30th March 2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! That is a match in my book! Even the way his...

Wow! That is a match in my book! Even the way his mustache is wedge-shaped seems to match the profile on the blade. Based on Jim's succinct time frame and country of origin, it nicely works out!...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jim,old friend,and thanks for responding. I...

Hello Jim,old friend,and thanks for responding. I also suspected that my dating to the earlier period might be incorrect, but it is hard to tell with this pattern, as the changes over time were...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Details of profile head

A close-up...

Wait a minute! I know who it is!! A famous pirate! :D :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
More pics...

Blade measures 28.5"

Any opinions as to origin? Dutch? Germanic? East European? Does the Roman head design give anyone a clue? Thanks in advance-
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
Pics to follow

The hilt on this cutlass is open with no shells or attached plates (think Walloon types) with a bow for the knuckles and counter bow for the back of the hand. A thumb ring helps balance the swing of...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By M ELEY
A 17th century cutlass

Here we have a 17th century (c.1660-90) hanger/cutlass, possibly Dutch, dating to around the time of the Buccaneers. See this great article posted by Jasper and note the cutlass listed from Neumann's...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By M ELEY
No expert either, but I tend to agree, having...

No expert either, but I tend to agree, having acquired one of the later stiletto types myself-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24346
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By M ELEY
No expert either, but I tend to agree, having...

No expert either, but I tend to agree, having acquired one of the later stiletto types myself-
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By M ELEY
I absolutely agree with you there, Jim,concerning...

I absolutely agree with you there, Jim,concerning the murky waters of whether a particular sword saw sea usage or not. Most writers on the subject accept that there were definitely specific types...
Forum: European Armoury 13th March 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By M ELEY
WOW!

Jasper, you just found one of the most concise articles I've ever read on buccaneer weapons! Printing and saving this to my files!! As Jim and I suspected, silver hilts did make it to sea. Your sword...
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent added material for us naval collectors...

Excellent added material for us naval collectors and historians alike! Fascinating to see the development of the British axes from the early 19th versus the later period, with the widening of the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By M ELEY
Great examples!

Excellent examples, Norman! I'm sure Jim will be thrilled (as was I!) to see that baskethilt with provenance used in naval context. Let us not forget Captain Phillip Broke of the HMS Shannon, who...
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By M ELEY
That's another beauty, Jasper. The cherub faces...

That's another beauty, Jasper. The cherub faces always remind me of those found on the Queen Ann cannon barrel pistols also of this era.
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