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Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Victrix
interesting with what appears to be langlets.

interesting with what appears to be langlets.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By Victrix
Yes makes sense.

Yes makes sense.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Victrix
Either that or a W, depending on the point of...

Either that or a W, depending on the point of view. Thinking about it, I have seen these letters mostly on the simpler munitions grade Zischäggen. Some of the higher quality decorated ones have...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 23,189
Posted By Victrix
Can’t remember exactly. Wagner’s Cut and Thrust...

Can’t remember exactly. Wagner’s Cut and Thrust Weapons? Or Oakeshott?
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Victrix
I always thought those letters stamped on the...

I always thought those letters stamped on the nasal guard were arsenal marks, but I could be wrong.

Here’s a link for a publication on European helmets published by the Met: ...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 23,189
Posted By Victrix
Supposedly when the blade smiths of Solingen put...

Supposedly when the blade smiths of Solingen put the wolf of Passau on the blades, they put them upside down compared to any text. So the wolf mark on your blade shows it’s made in Solingen. It’s...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Victrix
An amazing find! Congratulations.

An amazing find! Congratulations.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,608
Posted By Victrix
A wellknown German auction house had this...

A wellknown German auction house had this interesting sword up for sale last year. It is marked AVODNES which is not familiar to me. Backwards it’s SENDOVA which might make more sense but no more...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,608
Posted By Victrix
Zeughaus Solothurn in Switzerland?

Zeughaus Solothurn in Switzerland?
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,608
Posted By Victrix
Obviously :D

Obviously :D
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Victrix
Familiar with Carl Koppeschaar’s website?

Just found this website by chance. It’s amazing! :D

https://carlkop.home.xs4all.nl/armsandarmour/
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,608
Posted By Victrix
According to Staffan Kinman’s excellent European...

According to Staffan Kinman’s excellent European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks (2015) the mark Z B is for Zeughaus Bern from around 1540.

If you consult Schneider’s Waffen im Schweizerischen...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,116
Posted By Victrix
Hi Vittorio! Welcome to the Forum and thanks for...

Hi Vittorio!

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for posting. Your article is excellent and really beautiful sword!

I would love to learn more about Italian swords and local manufacturing centres. It...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Victrix
God Jul!

God Jul!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Victrix
OK. As I understand it the blades could typically...

OK. As I understand it the blades could typically have a family motto or some Latin quote on it. I guess it could have been abbreviated. I have a schiavona with a not too dissimilar blade which has...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Victrix
Beautiful sword Corrado. Santa must have arrived...

Beautiful sword Corrado. Santa must have arrived early in your parts of the world.

Typically it’s a Latin motto or quote which is continued on the other side of the blade. I’m unable to guess which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Victrix
Were there Ethiopian Franks??? I think the Arabs...

Were there Ethiopian Franks??? I think the Arabs have another word for Christian. I may be wrong but I thought Faranji would be Europeans. The meaning may have expanded to include all foreigners?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Victrix
I’m not very knowledgeable on the subject but the...

I’m not very knowledgeable on the subject but the reference to Ali might be Shiite which could be ”blasphemous” in the eyes of a Saudi (Sunni)? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Victrix
Yes, this is interesting. I thought these house...

Yes, this is interesting. I thought these house marks had Germanic origins but perhaps their use was fairly universal. Could this have Visigothic origins in Portugal? I guess the common denominator...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Victrix
Interesting subject. See...

Interesting subject. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_mark and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant%27s_mark.
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Victrix
Although I could not find an identical mark in...

Although I could not find an identical mark in Staffan Kinman’s excellent European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks (2015) I found examples of the sunken cartouche punzone marks as Jim calls it....
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Victrix
Yes interesting sword. The National Museum of...

Yes interesting sword. The National Museum of Hungary has a large number of swords with similar pommels. I understand that these swords were mostly ordered and imported to Hungarian lands (much...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Victrix
According to this...

According to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Department_(United_Kingdom), the War Department was officially named this 1855-57. Before that it was officially named something else (and stamped...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By Victrix
Thank you for that, Jasper. I think Waldman and...

Thank you for that, Jasper. I think Waldman and Snook are the classics when it comes to halberds. I had forgotten how good the former is -had to look it up again! :D
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By Victrix
From the caption I think the bardiche on the left...

From the caption I think the bardiche on the left is described as Russian. The war axe on the right is described as Croatian.
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