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Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,954
Posted By Cathey
Magnificent sword Bryce

Hi Bryce

Love this sword, how do you keep finding the most interesting variations?

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Cathey
Hugarian Sabre

Hi Guys

Thanks for the information and in particular the links to previous posts. I will print these out for Alex so he can read them and make his own conclusion with regard to this sword. Thanks...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Cathey
Early Hungarian Sabre

Hi Guys

I am trying to find out more about this sword for a friend who collects Austro-Hungarian Edged weapons, but at 82 refuses to go on the internet. The dealer who sold him the sword in 1983...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Folding Guard

Hi Fernando

I agree, no idea what prompted some one to come up with this system of folding guard. When folded out and locked into place it is quite robust, but the only advantage I can see is it...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Cathey
Email from Jan Piet Puype

Hi Cerjak andCC

Thanks for the additional picture Cerjak. After visiting J P Puype’s website kindly provided by CC I decided to send him an email to find out if he could shed any more light on...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Cathey
Inspecion mark makes sense

Hi Fernando

And thank you for all of the information you keep finding, its extremely interesting. Looks like the H may be an inspection mark as you suggest. I hope others will post further...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Cathey
Yes it's a backsword

Hi Guys

the picture does not show it well but the blade is a back sword for 2/3 rd's and spear for the remaining length.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Cathey
Boca de Caballo Sword

Hi Fernando

I am also passionate about marks but find them very frustrating. The only H I could find that vaguely resembled the mark on this sword was listed as Maria Hortuna 17th Century Esoana...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Cathey
Spanish Bilbo Circa 1700

Hi Guys

When we began collecting one gentleman had an enormous influence on us, the late Irishman Eric Magill of Adelaide. This sword was probably the first quality sword we ever purchased and came...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Problems with translations

Hi Madnumforce

I agree, when I translated 303 even Google did not produce a reference to Coullier as the originator of the attack hilt. In Sims English notes on the French Swords, which he also...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Reference to Origin of the Attack hilt

Hi Guys

Sim Comfort has kindly responded to my Query and his reference for the origin of the Attack hilt is Des Sabres et Des Epees, Vol Ill, by Michel Petard, pub Canonnier, Nantes, 2005 indicating...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Tournantes Guard sword

Hi Madnumforce

Thank you for your input and at this point I think I share your scepticism. However, I am hoping that Sim has had access to some reference material that will shed light of his view...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Cathey
Dutch Cutlass

HI CC

thankyou for the link, I have now purchased one of his books and downloaded another. Still not a lot in print about these cutlasses that I can find as yet.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Origin of the Folding Guard

Hi Guys

The exact extract from Sim Comfort's book is "So where does this attack hilt come from? It appears that the original attack hilt design originated from a Parisian sword maker named Coullier...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Cathey
Dutch Cutlass?

Hi Jasper

I think my example is also one that has clearly employed a Solingen blade, hence my initial thoughts in agreement with that of the previous owner is a date being late circa 1500s or early...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Folding Hilt

Hi Fernando

I think I know where my posts have been going. I set up an account for a friend who struggles with computers and it looks like I have accidentally replied under his name, that will...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Cathey
Dutch Cutlas?

Hi Jasper

I also looked at the Dutch Hanger in Sim Comfort’s book but the shell and pommel configuration of this particular sword appear earlier to me. It actually compares more closely to the one...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Folding Guard Swords

Hi Guys

My apologies for not getting back to this post. Yes the information is definitely helpful and much appreciated. I have been experiencing difficulties posting replies, so today I am trying...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Cathey
Circa 1575 Shell Guard Cutlass or Riding Sword

Hi Guys

This sword had been in a close friend’s collection for many years until I purchased it from estate at Auction where it had been described as an early Riding Sword. The look and feel of the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cathey
Folding Guard or Attack Hilt Sword

Hi Guys

I am attempting to put together an article on this unusual pattern for our local collecting newsletter and I am having difficulty finding out much to work with.

The majority of the examples...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Cathey
Cathey & Rex' Collectors Christmas Card 2017

Hi Guys

Wishing everyone a great collecting year for 2018, here is this year’s Christmas card from Cathey and Rex's lounge.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Cathey
Watch this space

Hi Guys

I have today created an email account for my friend Les who owns this strange firearm so he can get involved in this post as soon as his registration comes through.

He is not very IT savvy...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Cathey
Books By John F Stockel on marks

Hi Ibrahiim al Balooshi.

To make things worse the text is in Danish, German and Afrikaans. I have translated the forward in both volumes and sadly have now come to the conclusion that these books...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Cathey
Actually its complete

Hi

To add to the confusion apparently this item is complete, nothing actually missing.

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Cathey
Books by John F Stockel

Hi

I have both Volumes of STOCKEL Johan F HAANDSKYDEVAABENS BEDOMMELSE. I know that one deals with firearm marks and the other deals with edged weapons, problem is I can't remember which is which....
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