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Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By A Senefelder
A couple of things that concern me here. First,...

A couple of things that concern me here. First, the upper and lower visor should have a method of securing one to the other, either a sneck hook like hold the lower visor to the chin of the helmet or...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By A Senefelder
That's what I thought I saw. The hammer marking...

That's what I thought I saw. The hammer marking from working the tail plates lengthwise is visible as well as those inside the bowl from planishing. The somewhat raggedy edges of the inside rolled...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By A Senefelder
Based on what I can tell from the pics this seems...

Based on what I can tell from the pics this seems to be a period example of one of the more ubiquitous types ( stylistically ) of zischagge. I've owned one of this style minus the control...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By A Senefelder
I owned an example of this type of zischagge back...

I owned an example of this type of zischagge back in the earlier 2000's. The are one of the more if not the most common types and seem to have been made in large quantities is Germany and the Low...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By A Senefelder
This is helmet is of spangen construction wherin...

This is helmet is of spangen construction wherin the bowl of the helmet is made up of from 2 to 6 plates riveted to a strapwork frame. Helmets have been made in this fashion from the iron age to the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, without any arsenal or control marks to...

Jean, without any arsenal or control marks to work with assigning a regional attributation is of course a guess at best but with the flared front edge of the cheek plates and the bit deeper bowl of...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By A Senefelder
I didn't notice the flared edge around the front...

I didn't notice the flared edge around the front edges of the cheek plates to accommodate peripheral vision. This is a tad more of an eastern feature although seen on western examples as well. It...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By A Senefelder
Cerjak, the bowl on this one is a bit deeper ...

Cerjak, the bowl on this one is a bit deeper than some examples I've seen having it be a touch more akin to its Turk roots than more western European examples so I would say the Styria attribution...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,700
Posted By A Senefelder
Elfina, as a recently retired reproduction...

Elfina, as a recently retired reproduction armourer of about 20 years experience the opposite is true. A burgonet is a pretty complex bit of shaping and few but the upper end of expirience will try...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st November 2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By A Senefelder
I have no idea what this is but thought it odd...

I have no idea what this is but thought it odd that the two holes were punched from opposite sides, one punched front to back, one punched back to front ( as shown by the remnants of the cone created...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By A Senefelder
I believe this is a reproduction. The mark rings...

I believe this is a reproduction. The mark rings a bell in my head, I've seen it before. For some reason Arms & Armor in Minneapolis is what's coming to mind for that mark but i'm not certain.
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By A Senefelder
Nothing that would definitely nail it down. The...

Nothing that would definitely nail it down. The Italians did somtimes do roping ( the small chisel cut angled lines on the rolled and counter sunk borders ) in a tighter set like this but the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By A Senefelder
Cathy, your attributation of late 16th century is...

Cathy, your attributation of late 16th century is probably correct as roping as a decorative motif for rolled and counter sunk borders tappers off pretty quickly in the 17th century and this example...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By A Senefelder
Funnery achievements were earlier on components...

Funnery achievements were earlier on components of the actual armour of the deceased. These later examples are interesting in their own right for a sometimes different reason in that they are often...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By A Senefelder
Becadelli effigy attached showing the great helm...

Becadelli effigy attached showing the great helm hanging behind on suspension chains.



The material thickness seems proper, I can't make out any signs of modern welding inside, based on the pics,...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By A Senefelder
Several more examples attached from Churburg and...

Several more examples attached from Churburg and Leeds. The example in the OP is of a lower peaked without visor ( at least I so nothing for affixing one nor evidence that it ever had it ) that...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By A Senefelder
They are in fact not,but the holes through which...

They are in fact not,but the holes through which the padded lining would have been stiched. The mail was suspended via the vervelles as described above. For reference see the pic of the rather famous...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By A Senefelder
The weight seems right for 14th c. Can you...

The weight seems right for 14th c. Can you possibly get a close up pic of the inside where one of the vervelles ( the little tubes that suspend the cord/wire that keeps the leather band to which the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By A Senefelder
I spoke with my buddy who will take pics of the...

I spoke with my buddy who will take pics of the whole blade. He has contacted the person from whom he got it and it was a WWII bring back from Czechoslovakia.
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By A Senefelder
My buddy is out of town until Monday. I have...

My buddy is out of town until Monday. I have messaged him that pics of the full blade and snake on it would be of assistance upon his return. Here's a few more of the pics he took.
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By A Senefelder
Hunting Sword, Thoughts?

A friend and co-worked of mine who is predominantly collects ACW and War of 1812 recently shared a curious European hunting sword with me. I ask his permission to share it here to see what folks...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,965
Posted By A Senefelder
The mans knowledge of early firearms was nothing...

The mans knowledge of early firearms was nothing short of epic. We will not have a resource like him again and the field of study is a fair bit cloudier for his passing. RIP.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By A Senefelder
I cannot tell from the pictures. Is the point of...

I cannot tell from the pictures. Is the point of the fluke ( the back spike of opposite the axe blade ) thickened at it's tip?
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By A Senefelder
This was made by one of several companies in...

This was made by one of several companies in Spain that have produced this sort of " den decorator " armour for 50 or 60 years. They're non functional decorator pieces. I've seen exactly this suit...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By A Senefelder
Ken, at this period armour of munitions quality...

Ken, at this period armour of munitions quality like this were being produced in large quantities so the stamp at the neck line is as likely to be an armoury control mark as any sort of makers mark....
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