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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 29,703
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This sword of mine has an earlier Ottoman...

Hi,
This sword of mine has an earlier Ottoman blade mounted with a later 1850 pattern Austrian hilt. I contacted the Army Museum in Vienna and they told me that this was a popular configuration...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Norman McCormick
A REAL BEEZER!!! :D :cool: :D My...

A REAL BEEZER!!! :D :cool: :D


My Regards,
Norman
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, My wife's...

Hi Fernando,
My wife's grandfather was a captain in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1916-18 and survived the war so I have done some reading about WW1 and remembered about a...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Norman McCormick
The Scots have good reason to remember a certain...

The Scots have good reason to remember a certain Anibal Milhais a Portuguese soldier and his heroism during the fighting at the Lys offensive.



They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here's another with a similar finial from...

Hi,
Here's another with a similar finial from another members collection (royston).
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This is my Chota Nagpur/Bullova axe, the...

Hi,
This is my Chota Nagpur/Bullova axe, the finial looks somewhat similar.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Fashion invariably...

Hi Fernando,
Fashion invariably influences all things, swords included. No reason to ignore the possibility that the grip was changed to bring the sword more up to date i.e. into the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, A great addition to...

Hi Fernando,
A great addition to your collection. Where do you put the ball and powder :D :D :D . ??? It is just as well that Jasper has nailed it as I cannot find a similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,127
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, For Apple use the export function in...

Hi,
For Apple use the export function in iPhoto.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, You'll never guess, I've found another book...

Hi,
You'll never guess, I've found another book that definitely identifies this object as an old style mass produced French coffee grinder and believe it or not I've just got a new kitchen and the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Norman McCormick
Oh s--t !!! :eek: :eek: :eek: P.S. Great...

Oh s--t !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:



P.S. Great gun :cool: I wonder where in the house it was found.
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Dirk, I have more than a passing...

Hi Dirk,
I have more than a passing interest in German sporting firearms of the 19thC, I hope these images will be of interest. A percussion sporting gun mid 19thC.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Norman McCormick
Fernando, I think there is a "secret...

Fernando, I think there is a "secret buccaneer" lurking behind that cool exterior of yours??? :eek: ;) :cool: :D . and you must be getting close to fitting out several gun-decks all on your own....
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I would like to thank all who participated...

Hi,
I would like to thank all who participated in this thread and thread No2. It need not stop here therefore if you have any further input large or small please don't be shy. :)
Regards to...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Glen, Many thanks for taking the...

Hi Glen,
Many thanks for taking the time and effort in composing your post, much appreciated.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ibrahiim, No apology necessary,...

Hi Ibrahiim,
No apology necessary, as my name suggests I'm a 'Man of the North' and any more than 25 Deg C and I'm 'oot the game' 50 Deg C and my mind wouldn't be capable of any...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Does anybody have any thoughts as to a...

Hi,
Does anybody have any thoughts as to a stand of arms on a hunting sword rather than the usual hunt and forest scenes? I did find one other example of a hunting sword with a stand of arms and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ibrahiim, I didn't post a link...

Hi Ibrahiim,
I didn't post a link to the specific commercial site as I believe it is against Forum Policy but many thanks for your interest in this discussion. :) I'm at a bit of a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Another sword French C1740, the sword...

Hi,
Another sword French C1740, the sword belongs to a member over on S.F.I. and I do hope he doesn't mind me using his photos.
Regards,
Norman.

P.S. Sorry Jim another spanner in the works etc...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,210
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, My wonderful Grey-girl sadly no longer...

Hi,
My wonderful Grey-girl sadly no longer with me having succumbed to cancer. As far as I know the oldest hunting breed, known to have been used in one form or another for about ten thousand...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Double post.

Double post.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Once again many thanks for your...

Hi Jim,
Once again many thanks for your research efforts re this sword, it certainly makes for very interesting reading.

Hi Dmitry,
Thanks, I know you have had numerous swords...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Many thanks as usual for your...

Hi Jim,
Many thanks as usual for your keen interest and interesting comments. This fleur de lys mark appears to be evident on quite a few differing styles of weapons and on that note do you,...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Have found an assertion on the net that...

Hi,
Have found an assertion on the net that the mark is that of the London Cutlers Company but I cannot find any corroborating evidence for this, anybody got more info on this...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Found another possible example of this...

Hi,
Found another possible example of this mark.
Regards,
Norman.


Photos, AAAWT
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