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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Victrix
It’s good to see you back here in the Forum, Jim!...

It’s good to see you back here in the Forum, Jim! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th June 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Victrix
I would imagine it’s an object to contain...

I would imagine it’s an object to contain something of religious significance in a temple. The cow is a holy symbol in India. Not sure why anyone would put that on a gunpowder horn. It might have...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,857
Posted By Victrix
These are from the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army)...

These are from the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army) Museum in Vienna. One is a thrusting sword for pikemen (17thC) and the others are cutting cavalry swords (16thC).
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Victrix
See PM

See PM
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Victrix
The beak of the creature looks too long for a...

The beak of the creature looks too long for a Reichsadler. It looks like a dragon (not that I ever saw one in real life) or a heron/pelican over a crown? The shape of the knob is oddly ”organic” and...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Victrix
Yes these talismatic symbols meanings have been...

Yes these talismatic symbols meanings have been lost in time it seems. Perhaps it’s pointless to seek to rationalize them too much as they are based on superstitions. I think palindromes and repeated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Victrix
Never seen this type of knives before. They don’t...

Never seen this type of knives before. They don’t look very martial so would guess they are eating utensils? Something for when you invite your friends out for a barbeque in nature? Both scabbards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Victrix
Found this is the English language on the...

Found this is the English language on the Belgrade City Museum web page:

”Toma Vučić Perišić (1788–1859) was a participant of the First and Second Serbian Uprisings and a prominent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Victrix
What about the Arabic writing and the mark? Is it...

What about the Arabic writing and the mark? Is it a captured Ottoman blade? The decorations on the cross guard and scabbard look European (good quality as well).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Victrix
Nice sword! Interesting to see the wrist cord as...

Nice sword! Interesting to see the wrist cord as well. I note the little loops on the front quillon and the pommel where probably a little chain was secured. Is the grip made from horn?
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Victrix
In 1765 the Austrian sabre issued to grenadiers...

In 1765 the Austrian sabre issued to grenadiers and NCOs had a 58cm blade with brass hilt and knuckle guard. In 1777 the blade length was increased to 67cm. Prima Plana ranks had a lionhead pommel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Victrix
Nice piece Fernando! Methinks you will soon need...

Nice piece Fernando! Methinks you will soon need a bigger home... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Victrix
Does anyone know whether many of the lectures...

Does anyone know whether many of the lectures will be held in the English language? Many thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Victrix
Imperial War Museum is good although perhaps more...

Imperial War Museum is good although perhaps more contemporary.
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Victrix
Salsan, Congratulations on your beautiful sword!...

Salsan,

Congratulations on your beautiful sword! It looks very Germanic. But the symbol on the pommel is originally Celtic (triquetra -triangular knot). I think Tordenskiold was suggesting that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Victrix
What about the little chains linking the quillon...

What about the little chains linking the quillon with the pommel? Is that merely for decoration? Surely their purpose is not to act as a knuckle guard as they are too flimsy for that. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Victrix
In Europe similar weapons were used in medieaval...

In Europe similar weapons were used in medieaval times. It’s a form of war hammer with an armour piercing pick. In German the ”fist” ones are called Dolchstreitkolben or daggermace literally...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Victrix
Hungarian-Polish sabre from Polish Arms by A....

Hungarian-Polish sabre from Polish Arms by A. Nadolski showing chain.
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Victrix
I just thought the handle showed remarkable...

I just thought the handle showed remarkable similarities with the American Revolutionary sword pictured above. As is often the case with old swords, it can be tricky to assign a nationality to them!...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Victrix
The thin lines going round the grip look manmade...

The thin lines going round the grip look manmade to me so I would guess it’s made from bone. See how those thin lines have been extended to the short side where the pommel would have been attached....
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Victrix
It looks to me like an Austrian grenadier’s sabre...

It looks to me like an Austrian grenadier’s sabre from the second half of the 1760s? The entire sword should be 71.5cm long and the blade @4cm broad.
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Victrix
That’s interesting. Possibly a Flemish cousin to...

That’s interesting. Possibly a Flemish cousin to the Haudegen above? Yours has only one downward turned quillon and what appears in the photo to be a thumbring? Also, your sword looks like a lighter...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Victrix
Hi David, when I visited the...

Hi David, when I visited the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army) Museum in Vienna last Christmas I encountered a number of such swords which were described as ”Haudegen, 16 J.h.” (see photo). This means...
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,154
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks for posting those blacksmiths’ marks?...

Many thanks for posting those blacksmiths’ marks? Does anyone have a list of sword/bladesmiths’ marks from Styria?
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By Victrix
The contemporary picture is very interesting. It...

The contemporary picture is very interesting. It seems to indicate that officers were armed with epees, mounted Jäger (wearing riding boots) were armed with hussar sabres, and infantry sharpshooters...
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