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Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By midelburgo
The PC decided that it needed a new software...

The PC decided that it needed a new software version and now it is not connecting to the camera...
:shrug:

I will use a different way...
xxxx

No improvements. Maybe after changing light source and...
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2020, 05:31 PM
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Views: 1,305
Posted By midelburgo
The sword arrived. On the spine it is written in...

The sword arrived.

On the spine it is written in cursive:
Real Fabrica de Toledo. Año de 1818

On the brass hilt J.VALVANERA. No other markings.


Thus the blade comes from a Spanish cavalry trooper...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By midelburgo
Yes of course. I do not have it yet. The thing...

Yes of course. I do not have it yet. The thing was found in Spain.
There is a maker stamp on the brass hilt, that possibly says Ibarzabal, who also cast the hilts for troop swords until the 1830s,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2020, 10:33 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Masonic hilt with... a French Cuirassier blade?

Somehow I have a tendency to pick weird pieces...

This one seems to be a French Cuirassier blade mounted with a brass masonic hilt and bone grip.
It was rather cheap. It will be interesting to see...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,059
Posted By midelburgo
I think you have two inscriptions from two...

I think you have two inscriptions from two different times/places.

The one with Me fecit Solingen has "E"s that you often find in XVIIth German exports into Spain, imitating a sort of Spanish XVIth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,770
Posted By midelburgo
I think it could be Spanish, but this or the one...

I think it could be Spanish, but this or the one in the book are not naval, they are rather civilian weapons, possibly from Albacete. Smiths from Albacete could establish themselves in other places...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By midelburgo
Thank you for the suggestions. I did not think of...

Thank you for the suggestions. I did not think of an oriental conection, but with navy and Dutch cannot be far.

The blade actually looks like a short version of British cavalry backswords for a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By midelburgo
What color would have been the cloth originally?...

What color would have been the cloth originally? Red?

I read from a XVIIth century military tract long ago (no idea which, possibly Crose or Basta), that carabin derived from calabrin, because the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By midelburgo
Unidentified hanger. Dutch?

Hello.

Recently I got this piece I cannot identify with certainty.

My current hypothesis is that it could be naval Dutch, blade resembles some VOC XVIIIth century ones and it has something like...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,621
Posted By midelburgo
No visible way of attachment. A possibility is...

No visible way of attachment. A possibility is that the rim was sawed off, for whatever reason, but there are no clear signals of that either.

About the colonial description, we have to think that...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,382
Posted By midelburgo
I would take Enrique Coel as a sort of Runkel,...

I would take Enrique Coel as a sort of Runkel, 80-100 years in advance, and along 80 years. However it is possible to group the graphics and caligraphies. For example, the blades in the 1728 model...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,621
Posted By midelburgo
Cavalry cup hilt

I just got a nice cup hilt with a military blade. Similar blades with the inscriptions "xESPADEROxxENxxALMANIA" and "xMISINALxxESELxxNOMBRExDxIESU", can be found with cavalry officer swords of the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,382
Posted By midelburgo
For the identity of the German blade maker,...

For the identity of the German blade maker, possibly numbers 49 and 88 of this catalogue are...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,382
Posted By midelburgo
Very nice sword Fernando. I believe these swords...

Very nice sword Fernando.

I believe these swords were the Spanish (Portugal) current infantry soldier swords between 1660-1710. Kept longer in the Americas. In a similar function to infantry Waloon...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,455
Posted By midelburgo
Actually there is a sword there (not falchion,...

Actually there is a sword there (not falchion, not a rapier) with the exact guard. Plate 76. Different pommel too.
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,455
Posted By midelburgo
I think I saw recently similar examples at Venice...

I think I saw recently similar examples at Venice Ducal Armoury. The book by Umberto Franzoi shall be coming to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,373
Posted By midelburgo
I use arms grease. Antios or Armistol. It is...

I use arms grease. Antios or Armistol. It is there a year later.
Armistol has a nice kit with a dressing for wood.

I want to try lithium grease with some irrelevant blades.
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,582
Posted By midelburgo
Sorry for resurrecting this thread but I did not...

Sorry for resurrecting this thread but I did not notice it before. I want to make some clarifications on the markings, as requested.

The hilt is the standard 1728 model Spanish Cavalry trooper. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,994
Posted By midelburgo
A new example (number 13th) of these swords...

A new example (number 13th) of these swords surfaced six months ago in Spain.

This has the inscriptions:

“POR MI LEY Y POR MI REY”.

And the name of owner, province, village and rack number:
“Dn....
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By midelburgo
I have some opinions on the Boca de...

I have some opinions on the Boca de caballo/shells hilts. The first curious thing is that you do not find them in Spanish swords prior to 1650s.

Searching for phylogenetic relations, the most...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By midelburgo
To me it seems to unelaborate to be a civilian...

To me it seems to unelaborate to be a civilian weapon at the end of XVII or beginning XVIII th centuries.

I have in my pictures collection a similar hilt piece, specially at the reinforcing pas d...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By midelburgo
Dissimilar shells rapier... Portuguese?

I just got this piece. I bought it thinking it could be an officer version of the Spanish 1728 model cavalry sword, but I am not sure that is correct.

Probably the sword is earlier than what I first...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,945
Posted By midelburgo
I remember I read some 12 years ago: GOGAN, Art....

I remember I read some 12 years ago:

GOGAN, Art. Fighting Iron. A metals Handbook for Arms Collectors. Lincoln 1999, Andrew Mowbray. ISBN 0 917218 86 8.

SMITH, Cyril Stanley. A History of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,412
Posted By midelburgo
It remembers me of those stocks given away by the...

It remembers me of those stocks given away by the popes to those "defenders of the faith", like the one for Don Juan de Austria and that of the count of Tendilla.

There is a list of receivers...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,029
Posted By midelburgo
Stephanus D.G. Rex Pol. D. Prus, says Poland or...

Stephanus D.G. Rex Pol. D. Prus, says Poland or Transylvania.
Frangia reports to Hungary.
The hilt resembles to me the Austro-hungarian navy officer sword of 1857.

Captured sword later rehilted?
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