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Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Victrix
The upper quillon seems to be twisted sideways...

The upper quillon seems to be twisted sideways which must be a clue to its origins? The legs donít seem to meet at the top bar in the majescule A.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Victrix
There wasít all that much even in the first two...

There wasít all that much even in the first two rooms. Makes you wonder where they keep the rest of their ďimpressiveĒ collection?? The museum description states that the katzbalger is 17thC but it...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Victrix
Jim, Rome is amazing with all its buildings. I...

Jim, Rome is amazing with all its buildings. I had hoped to view more arms and armour. Your sword seems intriguing. Itís a pity I only found this thread on my return as the first two small rooms on...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Victrix
Yes, I was surprised the landsknecht sword was...

Yes, I was surprised the landsknecht sword was that big. I wonder where they keep the rest of their collection? Thereís also a Medieval Museum which I sadly had no time to visit as itís a bit out of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Victrix
Some more pics. pic 1: statue of St Michael the...

Some more pics.

pic 1: statue of St Michael the Archangel on top of the castle roof. You can read about him here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Michael_in_the_Catholic_Church

pic 2: ceiling...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Victrix
I recently spent a few days in Rome, the Eternal...

I recently spent a few days in Rome, the Eternal city. One day I went to Castel SantíAngelo which had a tumultuous but fascinating history which you can read about here:...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 488
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks Corrado. We salute you!

Many thanks Corrado. We salute you!
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Victrix
Wow, looks great! Added to my wish list of places...

Wow, looks great! Added to my wish list of places to visit. Many thanks for posting pics. :)
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Victrix
Yes as part of the Divide et Impera policy where...

Yes as part of the Divide et Impera policy where the Habsburgs ruled over ethnically diverse lands through a personal mandate, I think it made sense to discourage the access of arms which could be...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Victrix
Yes itís sad that some of these venerable Italian...

Yes itís sad that some of these venerable Italian sword smiths disappeared despite the high quality of their work. As was previously suggested, the fragmentation of the states on the Italian...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Victrix
See attached

See attached
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
The link mentions Polish sources suggesting...

The link mentions Polish sources suggesting Russian exports of captured Polish swords produced in Italy and Styria to the Caucasus and Central Asia. Possibly another source of these Firengi (i.e....
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
Jim, I apologize for letting the thread off a...

Jim, I apologize for letting the thread off a tangent here but I think Fringia and its variations is the same thing as Firangi which comes from Franji. I understand Arabic is a phonetic language, it...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
For those who are interested in the history of...

For those who are interested in the history of the time from different view points I can highly recommend Amin Maaloufís The Crusades through Arab Eyes [2004] which uses contemporary Arab chronicles...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
Absolutely. It all depends on the context.

Absolutely. It all depends on the context.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
Iím pretty sure ďfirangiĒ means Frank or...

Iím pretty sure ďfirangiĒ means Frank or Frankish, Jim. This term is used for Western Europeans since crusader days when muslims did not distinguish much between European nationalities. When I went...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
Jens, Itís absolutely fascinating that sword or...

Jens,

Itís absolutely fascinating that sword or at least blade making in old days tend to be concentrated to locations with iron, wood and water. Also, in the area of the alps sword making is an...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
Great thread! As far as Iím aware the Venice...

Great thread! As far as Iím aware the Venice arsenal marks would be either a C.X. for Consiglio dei Dieci or the Lion of St. Mark. So it seems to me that the twig mark must be an identifier of origin...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By Victrix
Yes interesting with two-handed hilt. May we have...

Yes interesting with two-handed hilt. May we have measurements, please?
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Victrix
Just some additional interesting pics I found on...

Just some additional interesting pics I found on the subject.

Seems most pikemenís breast plates were not shot proof marked. Presumably they were mainly for protection from enemy pikes and therefore...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Victrix
Is this breastplate an excavated find? It seems...

Is this breastplate an excavated find? It seems to have quite deep pitting all over on the front and the shape is a bit unclear. Interesting to see the strap fastenings as this gives an idea how the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Victrix
For me personally the blade of the sword is the...

For me personally the blade of the sword is the most important thing without doubt, but then I collect pre-19thC swords. I love if they have fullers, makersí marks, inscriptions, etc. The grip and...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Victrix
Thumbs up By hook or Snook. I think you have been poleaxed,...

By hook or Snook. I think you have been poleaxed, Sir! :D

Just kidding. Couldnít help wabbiting a bit... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Victrix
There are lots of Filipinos in Philippines of...

There are lots of Filipinos in Philippines of pre-WWII Japanese descent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,190
Posted By Victrix
Thank you, Jim. Fascinating how there has always...

Thank you, Jim. Fascinating how there has always been trade, transfer of knowledge for local manufacturing, and loan words, etc. Nothing new under the sun...
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