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Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Will M
Spanish Sidearm, Artillery or???

A recent find and so far and now know it is Spanish 1843p but I do not know what the markings signify on the crossguard. From what I've read it could be artillery, pioneers or infantry, possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Will M
In regards to British pattern swords, scabbards...

In regards to British pattern swords, scabbards can be as valuable as the sword itself. Swords are always priced lower when missing their scabbard.
I tend to pass on scabbard less swords and wait for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,396
Posted By Will M
What use is a 16th century signature on a modern...

What use is a 16th century signature on a modern made sword? Reproduced proof markings also are fake as the weapon was never officially proofed. Whether old repros/fakes or modern these items are...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Will M
Wonderful find of a substantial breast plate....

Wonderful find of a substantial breast plate. Since this is not my area of collecting do you have any illustrations of what the soldier would look like wearing this plate? What type of swords would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Will M
Great results with the metal end. Try googling...

Great results with the metal end.
Try googling building a forge, should not be difficult for you. I would think more difficult to source the coal.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,939
Posted By Will M
Very nice find, the date 1776 is attractive to US...

Very nice find, the date 1776 is attractive to US collectors.
The join in the brass hilt is interesting, any idea why it is there? Possibly a repaired casting flaw? The wear from polishing on the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Will M
The sword appears authentic, the grip ray skin...

The sword appears authentic, the grip ray skin covering replaced at some point and the back strap/pommel a replacement, a poor casting most likely from a copy of this pattern of sword. The guard at...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Will M
I agree the proved disc cannot be used to...

I agree the proved disc cannot be used to identify maker. It is possible this is a copy, the etching at the ricasso is indicative of these.
I would like to see photos of the blade etching and where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Will M
How was it decided a Tulwar blade without any...

How was it decided a Tulwar blade without any hilt? Looks like a French line cavalry blade (may have been altered) but no pic of the whole blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Will M
I find interesting items and put in low bids...

I find interesting items and put in low bids without looking until the auction is over. I recently won two items this way and both are worth 6x and more of what I paid in total. If you do not have a...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By Will M
Unfortunately I did miss the museum in Rastatt....

Unfortunately I did miss the museum in Rastatt. Yes the base is long gone from when I was there in 1988/89 just before the wall came down.
I did enjoy driving the autobahn in my Mercedes, 220 kmh I...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By Will M
Beautiful pistol from a beautiful city Baden...

Beautiful pistol from a beautiful city Baden Baden. I was there for a year on the Canadian base and regret not seeing more historical sites and searching out antique militaria. The art in their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,019
Posted By Will M
It can seem as a scam when you know the actual...

It can seem as a scam when you know the actual price of shipping, a box and bubble wrap is inexpensive. You pay for the labour but they would be picking up many items in an auction making one or two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,019
Posted By Will M
My last sword cost 134£ to pack and ship from the...

My last sword cost 134£ to pack and ship from the UK to Canada.
Once I bought a small lot of 3 kukri and they wanted 150£. I told them I have shipped boxes 3x the size for 100£ and they then dropped...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Will M
I would clean up the blade but preserve the...

I would clean up the blade but preserve the contrast in the etched areas so the designs are more easily seen. For the grip you can display the one side that looks fine or do the repair since it shows...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Will M
I believe it is a British 1846p lance...

I believe it is a British 1846p lance head.https://www.ashokaarts.com/shop/scarce-1840-pattern-british-military-lance-with-ordnance-marking
Forum: Swap Forum 11th July 2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By Will M
Auction of interest

This auction I found quite interesting and some may know this collection.http://www.vickersandhoad.com/catalogues.php?aucid=270&day=1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 37,348
Posted By Will M
Rick it may well be for sale by now , the buyer...

Rick it may well be for sale by now , the buyer always purchases many firearms and is most likely a dealer. Downside it the price will be more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 37,348
Posted By Will M
This Snider precedes MH but it has an interesting...

This Snider precedes MH but it has an interesting butt modification
https://www.icollector.com/SNIDER-ENFIELD-MODEL-III-BAND-CALIBER-577-SNIDER_i33570078
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By Will M
I've seen something quite similar before and it...

I've seen something quite similar before and it was a fireplace poker. It could well be part of a Victorian fireplace set. Surplus sword blades and hilts were repurposed for quite a few things from...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By Will M
Once something like this sells for $180,000 and...

Once something like this sells for $180,000 and has been in a museum claiming such provenance the story will stick as truth. Really not much to go on since WW1 and WW2 left plenty of firearms in the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,374
Posted By Will M
These are great pieces of history. No reason to...

These are great pieces of history. No reason to doubt authenticity as tons of it is still in the ground. Seems they are digging up stuff for decades and more.
I have 93rd Highlander buttons from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Will M
Something about the very good blade quality and...

Something about the very good blade quality and fullering that says French to me.
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By Will M
Smaller worn items tend to survive because larger...

Smaller worn items tend to survive because larger people cannot use the item. Armour, cloth uniforms, belts etc. all the small ones tend to survive because they cannot be reused as larger pieces can...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Will M
Jim are you aware of other American swords that...

Jim are you aware of other American swords that have been marked with a troop and rack number? I can't find any references to them being marked but could well be a carry over of British standards for...
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