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Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By cornelistromp
yes it is. Before this publication, medieval...

yes it is.
Before this publication, medieval swords were seen as heavy simple clumsy weapons, made without any substantiation.
Oakeshott made the connection between the degree of armor in a certain...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By cornelistromp
The hilt is that of an Italian storta, probably...

The hilt is that of an Italian storta, probably Venice from around 1580.
The wide blade reminds me of a beautiful short riding sword that I once had in my collection. still don't really know why I...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By cornelistromp
the halberd, originally used for the foot...

the halberd, originally used for the foot soldiers against the horsemen, came back degenerated in the seventeenth century as an ornamental weapon that served as a sign for the under officer. sergeant...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Marcus, please see crossbow post #4, you have...

Hi Marcus,

please see crossbow post #4, you have to push down the big mushroom headed pin , to arm the trigger mechanism again. At most crossbows this pin has been lost and there is only a hole to...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By cornelistromp
yes this is correct and makes more sense. if I...

yes this is correct and makes more sense.
if I look closer, I see that the e matches and the r does not.

best,
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Neil, extremely beautiful couple! Mardier...

Hi Neil,

extremely beautiful couple!

Mardier could also be the name of the owner, see for example page 10 of the attached publication of honored soldiers.the publication is from 1790, this...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By cornelistromp
neither this target crossbow is for practicing,...

neither

this target crossbow is for practicing, on a crossbow shooting range.
Those shooting ranges (Doelen) stems from the training grounds for the dutch militia. probably founded in the 14thc...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By cornelistromp
an authentic Target crossbow with so called...

an authentic Target crossbow with so called English windlass with spoked wheels , the Nethelands first half - Mid 18th Century.

are there any marks on the bow? bull's head or rooster with...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi, this type of pyrotechnic flintlock gun ,with...

Hi,

this type of pyrotechnic flintlock gun ,with the moulded rings soldered on the barrel were found in the netherlands in the middle of the 18th century, see example from the Visser collection.

fe...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,848
Posted By cornelistromp
this one is sold for GBP 240.000 at Thomas del...

this one is sold for GBP 240.000 at Thomas del mar in 2007, an absolute record.

the sword of post 1 stil is a bargain :)

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SCOTTISH HIGHLAND TWO HAND SWORD, CLAIDHEAMH MOR,...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By cornelistromp
I have a number of halberds with side spikes in...

I have a number of halberds with side spikes in my collection
this can be seen as an extension of the halberd weapon possibilities. The blunt form is much less common. probably later evaluated only...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,705
Posted By cornelistromp
italian storta last quarter of of 16thc.

italian storta last quarter of of 16thc.
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By cornelistromp
post 6 is from Europaische Hieb-und stichwaffen ,...

post 6 is from Europaische Hieb-und stichwaffen , Mueller koelling.

the early halberds of my post 4 are from Hafted weapons in medieval and renaissance Europe by John Waldman

best,
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Jean Luc, I presume this is a so called whale...

Hi Jean Luc,

I presume this is a so called whale blubber meat cutter with characteristic rounded point and eyes with a distance from the blade. 18 or 19thC

early halberds have a sharp spike and...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By cornelistromp
extremy beautiful landsknecht armour, thanks for...

extremy beautiful landsknecht armour, thanks for sharing.

best,
Jasper

cf attached: Giovanni Antonio De Sacchis Oril Pordenone - Frescoes - 1521 - (Cathedral (Cremona, Italy))
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,705
Posted By cornelistromp
I noticed this storta some time on a German...

I noticed this storta some time on a German website , I believe it was offered by Historica Arma and/or Fricker, did you acguire it recently ?

best,
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By cornelistromp
the decoration of a jewel with feathers on the...

the decoration of a jewel with feathers on the turban is a so-called šelenk, this was a sign or award for bravery in the ottoman empire.
because of this I came across an ottoman sultan.

attached...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By cornelistromp
During the Dutch revolt "Liever Turks dan...

During the Dutch revolt "Liever Turks dan Paaps" indicated that a cruel life under an Ottoman Sultan would have been preferred over a life under Catholic Spain. This was meant to be sarcastic, there...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By cornelistromp
hard to tell if there had been a tang button, see...

hard to tell if there had been a tang button, see fe examples on

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18464&highlight=lionhilt

there was a lively trade in arms in the 17th c.
parts were...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By cornelistromp
thank you Mark, yes it is indeed a beautiful and...

thank you Mark, yes it is indeed a beautiful and very interesting cutlass.
I think the image of the Sultan defeated by lions refers to the demise of the Turkish Empire in central Europe at the end of...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By cornelistromp
Dutch hanger for russian market?

I recently purchased this hanger at an auction. The cutlass is of a very large proportion, almost 90 cm long, with big brass cast shells of unequal dimensions, an ivory carved grip and a cast pommel...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,464
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Nick, grip and pommel are new, 20thC,...

Hi Nick,

grip and pommel are new, 20thC, blade(surely) and guard (possibly) end of 16thC.

best,
Jasper
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By cornelistromp
the blade resembles the blades mounted in british...

the blade resembles the blades mounted in british infantry hangers in the middle of the 18th century. the mark in the blade can be a running fox, the mark from Samuel Harvey from Birmingham. if so,...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By cornelistromp
Dutch Visions of Asia and Empire in the...

Dutch Visions of Asia and Empire in the Seventeenth century


http://www1.umassd.edu/euro/2015papers/neumann.pdf


very interesting pdf
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By cornelistromp
a mid 17thc hanger/smallsword with a chain...

a mid 17thc hanger/smallsword with a chain between the guillon and the pommel cap and a paternoster carved on the blade which are both typical characteristics of Dutch 17thC smallswords.

note the...
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