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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Not sure how relevant this is but on patriarchal...

Not sure how relevant this is but on patriarchal cross in Portugal from A Treatise On Ecclesiastical Heraldry by John Woodward: The title of patriarch was given to archbishops of metropolis, perhaps...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By Victrix
So what do the letters I A H I stand for? Where...

So what do the letters I A H I stand for?

Where would people date threaded pommel nuts generally?

What’s the meaning of the ”double” patriarchal cross? Seems this cross originated in Byzance and...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Victrix
The gate doesn’t have to be closed at all times,...

The gate doesn’t have to be closed at all times, but maybe there should be a hill and the moon and star. The towers are properly crenelated though.

Yes looks like a bandsman’s sword and looks...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Victrix
Zagreb (Agram), capital of Croatia.

Zagreb (Agram), capital of Croatia.
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By Victrix
Very impressive piece. Particularly appealing to...

Very impressive piece. Particularly appealing to a Portuguese of course, but with all that history... I guess one can’t rule out naval use, where shorter and broader blades may have been favoured....
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,625
Posted By Victrix
I see no harm in cleaning objects to restore some...

I see no harm in cleaning objects to restore some of their former glory. After all this is what they looked like when they were in use. The sabre in my profile pic was grimy with dirt but I cleaned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,553
Posted By Victrix
One solution could be to sell the item to a...

One solution could be to sell the item to a private foundation in PI which agrees to keep it on public display for the benefit of society. Many years ago when I was visiting Manila I remember Ayala...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,553
Posted By Victrix
I think if I was to donate something to a museum...

I think if I was to donate something to a museum I would insist on writing a contract which states that 1) the recipient is the museum, and 2) the item must be publicly displayed.

It’s quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,553
Posted By Victrix
“ I had planned to donate to a museum in the PI,...

“ I had planned to donate to a museum in the PI, but I was in contact with a putri in the government. But she suggested that if I did donate it to a museum, it would not wind up in a museum where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Victrix
Excellent job. It’s beautiful and historic as...

Excellent job. It’s beautiful and historic as well!
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Victrix
Here’s an interesting katzbalger from the armoury...

Here’s an interesting katzbalger from the armoury of Castel Sant’Angelo in the Vatican, Rome. Perhaps it was used by the famous Swiss Guard? This type of sword is bigger than I thought. The style...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Victrix
I think the main purpose of the fascine knife was...

I think the main purpose of the fascine knife was to cut branches and small trees with which to construct fascines which were then filled with soil to create cover for infantry. So I believe it was...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Victrix
It’s a Swedish Faskinkniv m/1848. It was produced...

It’s a Swedish Faskinkniv m/1848. It was produced under licence by Solingen based A&E Holler. I think the GvA is the stamp of the inspection officer but I don’t have the name although the “v” should...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,291
Posted By Victrix
Wonderful story! :D

Wonderful story! :D
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Victrix
It would be a particularly vicious practice to...

It would be a particularly vicious practice to gut enemies using a blunt scabbard! Perhaps the story about using the notches to pick up horse reins is true after all? Or maybe French soldiers used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By Victrix
That looks like a proper exhibition.

That looks like a proper exhibition.
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By Victrix
Hence the popularity of wearing mail armour in...

Hence the popularity of wearing mail armour in the Middle East and other hot places. Air could circulate and heat evaporate. :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Victrix
More likely linseed oil.

More likely linseed oil.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Victrix
I guess the question is quite academic as the...

I guess the question is quite academic as the Normans were descendants of vikings. They probably liked to get their swords from the same superior sources if they could, and that would be imported....
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By Victrix
interesting with what appears to be langlets.

interesting with what appears to be langlets.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,908
Posted By Victrix
Yes makes sense.

Yes makes sense.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
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...
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