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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By midelburgo
The opening sword remembers me of the Spanish...

The opening sword remembers me of the Spanish anti-rioting blunt sword. Possibly was some kind of common influence.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th February 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By midelburgo
I do not like the bubble aspect of the cross cut...

I do not like the bubble aspect of the cross cut of the horn near the brass tube. It remembers me of two-component resin...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By midelburgo
From the examples above (the 1610 Solingen one...

From the examples above (the 1610 Solingen one excepted), I understand that there was no diminution of the blade broadness before reaching the cross.

I am wondering if that arrangement was not...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By midelburgo
I think it is a Toledo souvenir version from...

I think it is a Toledo souvenir version from 1960s of the so-called model 1796 Spanish cavalry trooper sword, which actual existence is in doubt for many....
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By midelburgo
What I find weird is not the present piece...

What I find weird is not the present piece design, which seems logical in the evolution of sword guards, but the lack of similar examples.
1)The first possibility is that it is a real early XVIth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,652
Posted By midelburgo
Recently I made a post including a...

Recently I made a post including a Spanish-Philippine hilt with a blade marked 1736 and the symbol from the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24137

I also...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By midelburgo
Robert-Jean Charles in ÉTUDE SUR LES ÉPÉES DU...

Robert-Jean Charles in ÉTUDE SUR LES ÉPÉES DU MOYEN ÂGE AU 17° SIÈCLE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By midelburgo
One of the swords from the posts above, which I...

One of the swords from the posts above, which I numbered as 11 and it is described in Vicente Toledo article "Espada de cazoleta de placa" appeared in 2018 in an antiquities market web (not available...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By midelburgo
They are on reach...I will make pictures (I have...

They are on reach...I will make pictures (I have none now).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By midelburgo
I have also a couple of those. What I found...

I have also a couple of those. What I found interesting is that looking closely they are made from old files, and I also read somewhere that old European discarded tools were exported to Africa...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,643
Posted By midelburgo
Spanish Artillery researcher Jorge Vigon...

Spanish Artillery researcher Jorge Vigon attributes gun paper cartridges directly to Henri II of France. But IIRC, catholics complained of protestants Landsknechts using latin bibles for cartridges...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By midelburgo
You are wellcome. Looking again your last...

You are wellcome.

Looking again your last picture, I think the pommel is not so much champagne cork as those of troopers, so probably came with the shells.
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By midelburgo
Up to now, I have seen 14 swords of the 1728...

Up to now, I have seen 14 swords of the 1728 model with that crowned T mark or related marks. Sometimes they look like a torch. Usually, they have another of 4 different marks of what seems names,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,439
Posted By midelburgo
It is unusual to find examples of that machete in...

It is unusual to find examples of that machete in Spanish museums, I have not seen them in the Museum of America or the Ethnological Museum. But you can find a plethora of Moroccan weapons in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,215
Posted By midelburgo
I understand that Julian del Rey was a Granada...

I understand that Julian del Rey was a Granada Muslim up to 1478, making swords there, then became a Christian, changed name, and made blades in Toledo and Zaragoza afterward. Two of the jinetas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,215
Posted By midelburgo
Blades from Nasrid kingdom seem to be mostly...

Blades from Nasrid kingdom seem to be mostly imported from the Christian side. Specially Toledo, but also Germany. The little dog mark is by Julian del Rey, not Passau, a converted Muslim swordsmith...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,215
Posted By midelburgo
On the other hand you have the so called...

On the other hand you have the so called war-Jinetas, like the bottom one at Sevilla. There is a similar one at Vitoria.
There is one has a flat disc pommel, that can be found also in Mamluk swords....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,215
Posted By midelburgo
I believe the jineta subject is quite more...

I believe the jineta subject is quite more complex than initially thought so the best is to pile up all the relating info.

This is an interesting start even when in...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By midelburgo
There are many examples of three chanelled...

There are many examples of three chanelled solingen (PDL, Knecht) staright blades with the "No me saques" motto. Both with solingen three bars hilts or other ad hoc constructions.
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By midelburgo
Of course, it will be very difficult to pinpoint...

Of course, it will be very difficult to pinpoint when the modifications were made, by whom and where. Brazing has been used for a long time.
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By midelburgo
I think not even Mexicans have put together all...

I think not even Mexicans have put together all the info on these swords yet. Chinacos were a guerrilla. I found some antiquarians have used that term to call the swords they carried. But I am not...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By midelburgo
I believe these swords are rather from the 1850s....

I believe these swords are rather from the 1850s. They have usually Solingen export blades from that time, made expressly for the South American market, and therefore marked as Toledo and spurious...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By midelburgo
This is a poorly mauled 1728 model Spanish...

This is a poorly mauled 1728 model Spanish cavalry sword for officers. Its blade has the typical Solingen shape, usually by Enrique Coel or Gio Knegt (but the one below is from Mertens). 2 screws on...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By midelburgo
This model was made in Toledo by a private...

This model was made in Toledo by a private entrepreneur called Ballesteros for the Portuguese army.

It was discussed...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,153
Posted By midelburgo
The third sword in the opening post is known in...

The third sword in the opening post is known in Mexico as a "Chinaco" sword. Chinacos were the revolutionary guerrillas against the Maximilian empire in the 1860s. Later they evolved with refined...
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