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Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By ulfberth
Casey is right , the blade is indeed good no...

Casey is right , the blade is indeed good no doubt , it was good to send better pictures, it dit had recent surface rust that's all.
The pommel I can't say for sure but it could be good , the same...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By ulfberth
here are some better close up detail pics, have a...

here are some better close up detail pics, have a look at the leather , reproductions never have leather like this.
Please post some similar pictures including the grips, it seems they are plain wood.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By ulfberth
Well I don't want to rule out any possibilities,...

Well I don't want to rule out any possibilities, but I can say with one hundred percent certainty: if these two are original you have hit the jackpot ! Stantler swords are very valuable and the one...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By ulfberth
Thank you for the extra pictures, however the...

Thank you for the extra pictures, however the pictures of the surface of the metal are not clear enough. I will post some pictures of an original Stantler sword so you can see what I mean with...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By ulfberth
I can see no traces on the blade that points to...

I can see no traces on the blade that points to the 17th century, however the blade surface is that visible in the pictures.
If you think the blade could be 17th C please post pictures of the blade...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By ulfberth
its not 17th century but 19th or later and the...

its not 17th century but 19th or later and the other sword probably to.
This type with the knot at the end of the crossguard is a known reproduction, could you post some pictures of the other sword...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By ulfberth
The etching quality is amazing , it does look...

The etching quality is amazing , it does look a_lot like the high quality etching on some Toledo Daggers and swords of the 1850's period, these were mostly signed " Fabrica de Toledo" . The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By ulfberth
about the obvious diagonal weld line at the end...

about the obvious diagonal weld line at the end of the tang, im not sure this could also be a line from forging its hard to tell for sure.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By ulfberth
Hi Lee, at first glance I was somehow surprised...

Hi Lee, at first glance I was somehow surprised because the thread tap is more modern, however looking closer I saw the old thread the first few lines are still visible . This is of course a...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By ulfberth
The blade yes , the Guard is older.

The blade yes , the Guard is older.
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By ulfberth
Hi Cathey, the model was in use during the...

Hi Cathey,
the model was in use during the French first Empire period but still in use during the restoration period.
So its a French Officers dress sword between 1800 and 1820, because there are...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,229
Posted By ulfberth
Congratulations Fernando ! it is not just...

Congratulations Fernando !
it is not just another cup hilt of this genre , it is exceptionally huge and there are the fine engravings , yes I would have bought it to if I had the chance.
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ulfberth
Thank you Corrado, that is a very plausible if...

Thank you Corrado, that is a very plausible if not spot on.
What boggles me about that is that the halbard style and workmanship does seem 17th c .
That being said , it is also not uncommon to use...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ulfberth
Italian, French or Spanish halberd

This halberd from first part of the 17th century is probably Italian and could be of the Guards of the city of Florence hence the abundance of lily florentina or fleur de lis. However it could also...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By ulfberth
I alway's wondered were the expression "...

I alway's wondered were the expression " armed to the teeth" came from ….
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By ulfberth
Hello again , this type of guard is also known...

Hello again ,
this type of guard is also known by the French as garde perlé ( guard with pearls ) the form and style of the guard is French or French inspired and is found during the Directoire...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,033
Posted By ulfberth
thanks for the reminder and the clear close up...

thanks for the reminder and the clear close up picture.
It is hard to say if this textile is a replacement during working life.
Some gripwire's had textile underneath but these are of very fine woven...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By ulfberth
and thanks to the spot on find of Tordenskiold of...

and thanks to the spot on find of Tordenskiold of the exact same sword !
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By ulfberth
The infantry and pioneers at the battle of...

The infantry and pioneers at the battle of Steenkerque ( now Belgium and at the time the Southern Netherlands ) were under command of the Duke of Wurrtemberg which is shown here not with a rapier but...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By ulfberth
Spanish second half of the 17 th C ( or could it...

Spanish second half of the 17 th C ( or could it be Portugese ? )
Its a left hand dagger to go with what the Spanish call " espada de conchas " as shown in the picture below.
Altough the crossguard...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By ulfberth
Hi Oliver, most officers sabre's like this were...

Hi Oliver, most officers sabre's like this were private purchased , but this type of flat lion head on the pommel leans more to the German or Dutch style. ( Belgium and Holland the Dutch were one...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By ulfberth
for this particular example it would have been...

for this particular example it would have been bolted on in the shoulder area and in the lower area it would have fitted in a slit made just above the hinges to attach the leg armor.
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By ulfberth
What a nice and elegant example ! to me the...

What a nice and elegant example ! to me the design looks Italian 16th century , but its difficult to determine the nationality of these things with 100 % certainty.
kind regards
Ulfberth
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ulfberth
another example of a reinforcement breastplate,...

another example of a reinforcement breastplate, to be bolted on and worn on top of the regular breastplate and make it bulletproof, weight 6,662 kg, era circa 1630 origin Italian , Metropolitan...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ulfberth
take in account the padded liner in helmets and...

take in account the padded liner in helmets and gambason worn under the armor
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