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Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By Norman McCormick
AHEM!!! :)

AHEM!!!
:)
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,828
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Got a reply from the Belgian Military...

Hi,
Got a reply from the Belgian Military Museum. Not a Belgian service weapon, possibly a trade pistol and may have been used in the mercantile marine. Didn't get any info re the numerous stamps...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Further to my previous post here is the...

Hi,
Further to my previous post here is the information supplied by the Dutch military museum.

Normally the name of the manufacturer can be deducted from the butt stamp, but unfortunately, the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Unfortunately this Snider...

Hi Rick,
Unfortunately this Snider conversion musket is not mine I wish it was. On another note I am at the moment corresponding with the curator at the Dutch military museum in the hope of...
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Not only were these muskets converted from...

Hi,
Not only were these muskets converted from flintlock to percussion here is one converted to the Snider type system. This one was originally manufactured in 1818. A particularly long life and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The blades on these seem to conform to a...

Hi,
The blades on these seem to conform to a generic shape albeit they can differ quite substantially in size, same with the scabbards. The hilts can differ a little, one I have has a pale horn...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Chris, I have to agree with Philip...

Hi Chris,
I have to agree with Philip as to the question marks re these swords. The fittings do not sit well with me and the 'antiqued' brass work reminds me of the fittings on so called...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Norman McCormick
Yes Sir

Yes Sir
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Norman McCormick
French 1845/55 Infantry Officers Sword

Hi,
Another item I picked up in a lot sometime ago. A bit on the modern side but I think a nice item. This one I believe is a junior officers sword and is dated 1915. I particularly like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, I see where you're coming...

Hi Colin,
I see where you're coming from now. I notice the shield illustrated by the Rev Wood has an elliptical shape as against the more general circular shape. I wonder if there is any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The photograph posted by Kubur does give...

Hi,
The photograph posted by Kubur does give some credence to the spear rest theory and I can understand the formation shield wall theory, seems plausible. The improvement of vision I'm not so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Thanks guys. Yes I believe elephant hide is...

Hi,
Thanks guys. Yes I believe elephant hide is the preferred material for these. As far as the meaning or use re the cutouts I think the jury is still out on that. Spear rests seem to be the most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Norman McCormick
Beja Shield

Hi,
A hide shield of the Beja. Most of the items from this part of the world were bring backs from the mahdist period and I have no reason to suspect this is otherwise. A diameter of 23 inches...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Norman McCormick
Afternoon Tea ;) :)

Afternoon Tea ;) :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, The sword with the silk...

Hi Wayne,
The sword with the silk has a cut and thrust blade but a smallsword type hilt without a working Pas-de Ane. The 1796 N.C.O. sword is a plain version of the officers 1796...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I think these three photographs clearly...

Hi,
I think these three photographs clearly show the hilt evolution of the smallsword type throughout the 18thC from a useful Pas-de-Ane to a vestige to none at all. The blade types have changed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ken, I think this is a match....

Hi Ken,
I think this is a match. http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/photos.php?id=3638

My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, Thanks for the information....

Hi Colin,
Thanks for the information. I remember, I think, reading somewhere that the bigger wider blades tend to be older whether this is true or not I don't know.
My...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,828
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, With regard to the fragility or otherwise...

Hi,
With regard to the fragility or otherwise of these pistols. The Liege one I have has obviously had the hammer repaired and also many years ago I dry fired one of these with flint in situ of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, I like smallswords and they...

Hi Guys,
I like smallswords and they are deadly little items. It's alright slashing and bashing away with a cutter but one little poke in the right place with one of these and it's all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ken, Thanks, had I been quicker off...

Hi Ken,
Thanks, had I been quicker off the mark I would have suggested that this was a question for Colin but I see he was faster.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, Thanks for your interest....

Hi Colin,
Thanks for your interest. Would you think no's 1,2 and maybe 3 are the older ones ?
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I would think so but Colin is the guy to...

Hi,
I would think so but Colin is the guy to ask. Thanks for your comments.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, Yeah I wish I could remember...

Hi Mark,
Yeah I wish I could remember where I read the military connection re these type of smallswords. Be nice to think that they had some military history. The one with the colichmarde...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here are a couple of smallswords I picked...

Hi,
Here are a couple of smallswords I picked up in a lot with other bits. Some nice person thought it would be a good idea to plate them blades and all. I've managed to get the plating off the...
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