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Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Cathey
I believe the dirk is Naval

Hi Guys

As I mentioned previously the royal Naval lodge was founded in 1739. Having discussed this dirk at length with a Naval collector he reassured me that it is Naval but would have belonged to...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Cathey
Masonic Naval Dirk

Hi guys

thankyou for confirming my first thought that this dirk had a masonic connection. Speaking to a friend who happens to be a retired naval officer he advised that such Dirks are not unusual...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Cathey
British Naval Officer's Blue & Gilt Dirk

Hi Guys

Here’s an odd one. This Naval dirk has the most usual etched design I have come across, appears almost free mason. It’s larger than most of my dirks and I haven’t come across another...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Cathey
Apologies for my tardiness

Good morning

Firstly my apologies for not responding to my own post sooner, however I have been extremely time poor of late.

Jim, I have attached close ups of Anchor mark for you, and the more I...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Cathey
Revised details

Hi Guys, just revised the details on this sword, still seeking assistance with blade markings.

Transitional Rapier with marked blade

I recently picked up this brass hilted transitional Rapier/Small...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Cathey
AYLWARD, J.D. THE SMALL SWORD IN ENGLAND

Hi

I was checking out AYLWARD, J.D. THE SMALL SWORD IN ENGLAND its History, its Forms, its Makers, and is Masters pp 64, 74-75. In this book he makes mention that brass cast hilted small swords...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Cathey
Seeking Help with Blade Marks

Hi Guys

I recently picked up this brass hilted small sword circa 1680-1720 I think. The blade does have letters in the fuller and the typical anchor mark but I need assistance to identify them and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Cathey
Spanish Miquelet belt Pistol with hook

Hi Guys

I am looking for some assistance to identify the maker of this pistol. Guns are not our specialty and whilst we think this may be attributed to the Deop family, we are unsure of the letters...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cathey
Leeds Armoury

Hi Guys

Found a link to a sword forum site that mentions an example in the Leeds armoury.

http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?99087-Unusual-Rapier-with-extending-Hilt

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cathey
Kombinationswaffen des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts

Hi Dmitry

Thankyou for the referral to Kombinationswaffen des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts, I have managed to track down a copy and order it on line.

Fernando
I believe I have seen the mechanism you have...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cathey
Extendable Rapiers

hi Fernando,

I found this one today, which made me interested in find more examples and some history if possible. I think there was a post once with a museum that had several examples but I can't...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cathey
Extendable Rapiers

Extendable Rapiers

Hi Guys

I am looking for information on Extendable Rapiers (with a stretchable sword blade) and hopefully pictures of actual examples. I have heard that there are examples of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Cathey
LONG SEA SERVICE PISTOL

Hi Guys

I agree that the pistol featured in this post is not a sea service. We have three of the long Sea Service pistols in our collection and they are very distinctive in design. The one I have...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Cathey
Sebastian Hernandez ?

Hi Fernando and Ulfberth

I think Fernando could be on to something with Sebastian Hernandez the Elder. I have tried to gently clean the mark and with the naked eye I am confident in the crown and...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Cathey
Swept Hilt maker ID

Hi Ulferth and Fernando

Thank you for your responses, every time I look at these letters I come up with something else. I was hoping that the combination of the mark and the letters might be...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Cathey
Swept Hilt Rapier–help with inscription

Hi Guys

I believe this swept hilt to be Italian? However, I am unable to identify the letters on the blade and the marking on the ricasso is also difficult to place. Based on the Pommel and hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Malaysian matchlock muskat

Hi Fernando

Thanks to you and Phillip it went very well, I actually had to reduce the information. Again, thanks so much, I now know a lot about something I knew nothing about.

Cheer Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Vital statistics

Hi Guys

I have finally thought to measure parts of the gun to give you an idea of its size as well as weight. It is slightly shorter than Phillips example.

Weight 4.7 kg
Overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Age of this example

Hi Philip,

I was wondering if you had any thoughts about the age of this particular gun, I thought perhaps 18th to early 19th Century?

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Weight of the gun

Hi Philip and Fernando

Thanks for your continuing assistance. We have just weighed the gun and it has come in at 4.7kg. Heavier than I thought it would be.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Hi Fernando and Phillip My talk is scheduled for...

Hi Fernando and Phillip

My talk is scheduled for Friday the 4th of March, I still have plenty of time to ass to it thank goodness.

Thank you Phillip for the background information you have...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By Cathey
Do we judge too quickly

Hi Guys

I have been watching this thread with interest and also support the view that the sword is original.

I think that given the quality and quantity of questionable rapiers on the market as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Different Butt

Thanks Estcrh,

most helpful, I will purchase some cord and take a photo of it set up. The other point I am curious about is, when I compare mine to other examples the butt is very different lacking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Extra Pics as requested

Hi estcrh

We have taken a few extra pictures form different angles hope this helps.

Cheers

Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cathey
Specific Questions

Hi estcrh

Thankyou for the information you have provided to date and especially the book references which I actually have in my library. The explanation for the use of the two hanging holders for...
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