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Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Hotspur
Sorry but to me the grip looks like a more modern...

Sorry but to me the grip looks like a more modern tool handle. The grip color from sizing to the ferrule seems to attest to that and consider a linoleum or other work knife handle and there you...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Hotspur
Nice composite. I would put the reeded bone grip...

Nice composite.

I would put the reeded bone grip a decade or so later though. Some 1790-1800 grips on these stirrup urn hilts.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Hotspur
It has the appearance of a Celtic form but I...

It has the appearance of a Celtic form but I would add only that if authentic, it has been abused in its attempt at cleaning or conservation.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 25th August 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Hotspur
A Napoleonic (or just a tad earlier), probably...

A Napoleonic (or just a tad earlier), probably naval dirk. The dark grip generally regarded for a junior officer. The pommel likely what is regarded a "pillow" pommel. Possibly German manufacture...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Hotspur
...

https://www.westyorkssteel.com/blog/steels-renaissance-man-benjamin-huntsman/
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Hotspur
The early 30s is when French and English patents...

The early 30s is when French and English patents were filed and soon the American Ethan Allen patents. The Allens began with round stock, with fluted barrels coming along later.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Hotspur
A simplified article on British cast steel re...

A simplified article on British cast steel re Huntsman et al
http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?118197-What-Scabbard-is-This
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Hotspur
All that is cast/crucible, is not necessarily...

All that is cast/crucible, is not necessarily classified as wootz. I wouldn't bother with etching it. It does look like crucible steel, as you can see the dentritic structure if enlarging the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hotspur
I keep going back to totems and bears Cheers GC

I keep going back to totems and bears

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hotspur
I really only mention the Green Man re...

I really only mention the Green Man re disgorging, rather than showing two tongues. The beast in question could simply be snorting. Nanook would be a bit of a stretch as well but I did get to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hotspur
Perhaps disgorging, rather than a split tongue. ...

Perhaps disgorging, rather than a split tongue. Grendel, I would think, a good choice to describe the beast (too much mead?). A giant, all curled up, waiting to spring into action (or...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Hotspur
Here we go but so slow. This one showing quite...

Here we go but so slow.

This one showing quite Hanoverian character

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Hotspur
Having problems shrinking some of these colossal...

Having problems shrinking some of these colossal files hrmmm I'll need to send a zip to a different machine. Maybe over the weekend for that one. Resized twice and still too big.

Here are a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Hotspur
More of that sword from a different owner. The...

More of that sword from a different owner. The sword is now with yet another, I have almost bought it a few times since first seeing it.
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Hotspur
Nice sword. I think the ring does not so much...

Nice sword.

I think the ring does not so much mean naval but popular and a trend of the age. As we shall see in one example I attach, it is tough to say a ring must mean naval. I am not sure...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
Shiloh has/had a sabre not marked to Osborn but...

Shiloh has/had a sabre not marked to Osborn but with an American motif etch and stamped G.

I've no other comment aside from including it here.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
The above from your explorations elsewhere. ...

The above from your explorations elsewhere. Could it be that Osborn stopped marking a G or GG to avoid confusion with others using it?


Fwiw, my frosty cast steel looking eagle pommel sword with a...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
A clearly/fine cast in the style of the book...

A clearly/fine cast in the style of the book example that is hilt marked to Osborn. I think you will find no other example that is.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
My Osborn eagle pommel sword has a 12 stamp ;) ...

My Osborn eagle pommel sword has a 12 stamp ;) Most Osborn eagle pommel swords (decorated or not) do not seem to display a G stamp and as many but a few) Bolton eagle pommels do seem to surface with...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
Thanks for the attachment. It might hold more...

Thanks for the attachment. It might hold more water as to Osborn being responsible for the G stamp if it was mentioned in the attached article.

I am reminded of a 14th century edict regarding...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
That is a fine sword and is more of interest to...

That is a fine sword and is more of interest to me as having a a deep bright etch than it having a G stamp. I will counter with with a Bolton eagle type with a bright etch and similar...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
I won't go out of my way to disagree, or correct...

I won't go out of my way to disagree, or correct your research but will point again to
American Eagle Pommel Sword: The Early Years 1794-1830
by Andrew Mowbray
SBN-10: 0917218361
ISBN-13:...
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
As posted, several Bolton swords have the mark...

As posted, several Bolton swords have the mark and the G-GG have been verified as used in Germany.
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hotspur
There was this discussion elsewhere. The German...

There was this discussion elsewhere. The German explanation perhaps the best rationale. It is most likely not for Gill or Gunby. It came up again in anther thread there but is misplaced in my mind...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Hotspur
Imo, the diameter of the socket and coarseness of...

Imo, the diameter of the socket and coarseness of casting pretty much rule out anything weapon related.

Cheers

GC
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