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Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,269
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ibrahiim, Many thanks for your...

Hi Ibrahiim,
Many thanks for your interest as always. I had already pinched your excellent link to the Armsregister article (see my post no 35) :) but thanks for keeping the thread...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,269
Posted By Norman McCormick
...

http://www.armsregister.com/articles/articles_documents/nzar_a77_british_naval_cutlasses.pdf



Hi,
The above article garnered from another thread mentions the Fleur de Lys stamp being the mark of...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Norman McCormick
Always.

Always.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bojan, Could be, so that would...

Hi Bojan,
Could be, so that would make it 1796 A.D.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bojan, I can see a date but the...

Hi Bojan,
I can see a date but the last numeral is difficult to read. I think it translates as 1213 A.H. which would convert to 1798/99 A.D.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, The Greek Uprising also known as...

Hi Jim,
The Greek Uprising also known as the Greek War of Independence 1821/29
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Eftihis, Blade profile looks to...

Hi Eftihis,
Blade profile looks to me like the French 1822 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre for Troopers/Officers. I see the date as 1823. There probably should be more script before the date...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Evgeny, Thanks for posting this...

Hi Evgeny,
Thanks for posting this example.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Spiridonov, Thanks for...

Hi Spiridonov,
Thanks for replying to my request. As my understanding of Cyrillic is negligible I assume you mean Izhevsk.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Corrado, I thought it might be...

Hi Corrado,
I thought it might be the mark of Izhevsk but was not able to find a 19thC example to compare. Thanks for your reply.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Norman McCormick
Russian ? Arsenal Stamp.

Hi,
Can anyone I.D. this arsenal stamp please.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,243
Posted By Norman McCormick
Sad times, another Forumite gone :( My thoughts...

Sad times, another Forumite gone :( My thoughts are with his wife who was ever helpful and gracious with translations.
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Many Happy Returns from the Old...

Hi Jim,
Many Happy Returns from the Old Country and I wish you many more.
My Best Wishes,
Norman.


B.T.W. I see you've been "posing again". :D :D :D
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, No definitive answer as far as I'm aware,...

Hi,
No definitive answer as far as I'm aware, probably just a decorative touch. here's mine for comparison.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks for the info :) My...

Hi,
Many thanks for the info :)
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here's the 1856 Pioneer model for comparison....

Hi,
Here's the 1856 Pioneer model for comparison. I believe this particular one was issued in Jan 1900 and reissued in Nov 1902, if anyone can I.D. the stamps I'd be grateful. The chape appears to...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, This thread may interest...

Hi Wayne,
This thread may interest you particularly post no2 and the marks on the blade http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?104563-Sergeants-Swords-95th-Rifles-Regiment It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thanks guys questions answered :) I will look...

Thanks guys questions answered :) I will look into the pattern welded/wootz thing and let you know. Thanks to all who contributed to the discussion.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some more images that might help the...

Hi,
Some more images that might help the deliberations.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thanks guys for your insight and...

Thanks guys for your insight and comments.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, There have been leather...

Hi Mark,
There have been leather costrels recovered from the Mary Rose so definitely this type of container used at sea.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Norman McCormick
Small Ottoman? Persian? Kard.

Hi,
This Kard seems particularly small 7 5/8ths inches overall with a 4 inch blade and 9 inches with sheath and knife together. White metal sheath and hilt, might be some type of silver alloy....
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, These leather bottles, costrels,...

Hi Jim,
These leather bottles, costrels, were an essential piece of kit for carrying water, beer etc in the days before mass produced pressed tin etc. Early colonial, American, frontiersmen...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark and Jim, The chest...

Hi Mark and Jim,
The chest is a decent size 4 ft 4 inches wide 2 ft 1 inch deep and 2ft 5 inches high. These were used for everything from linens to silver and of course...
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark and Fernando, ...

Hi Mark and Fernando,
Although the contents mostly date to the 18thC the coffer itself by the style of construction, locks and hinges etc sits very comfortably in the...
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