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Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Matus
Sotheby Saxon Royal Collections

Hello friends,

I would like to ask you if anyone has the price list (and the results) for the Sotheby's Saxon Royal Collections auction from 1970?

I just recently acquired the catalog and would be...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Matus
Dear Michael, that is unbelievable and horrible...

Dear Michael,

that is unbelievable and horrible at the same time!

I hope you will manage to contain the damages. If we can help you by any means, just let us know.

Best Regards,
Matus
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By Matus
Central European Battle Axe

Dear friends,

let me introduce to you a gift I received today from a friend - a Central European battle axe found couple of years ago close to my hometown.

Blade length is 9 cm.

My guess would be...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By Matus
Hello Michael, all, what has been stated here it...

Hello Michael, all,

what has been stated here it sadly very true. There are both objective and subjective causes for such behavior. Speaking about auction houses, they want to make profit (which...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Matus
The blade feels really thin and also the "F...

The blade feels really thin and also the "F S" stamp with the grape (?) doesn't look like 17th century.
The overall feel of the sword is also a bit "shaky".
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Matus
more pictures

more pictures
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Matus
A composite sword

Hello,

a friend of mine recently acquired this sword, knowing it's most probably a composite piece.
We think the hilt might be possibly 17th century, the blade most probably 19th century. What...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 75,361
Posted By Matus
Hello, a similar hilted sword like in Michael's...

Hello,

a similar hilted sword like in Michael's post (single edged Swiss hand and half sword) was sold in the last Fischer auction (417, lot no. 25).

Regards,
Matus
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Matus
Dear all, also from my side - all the best for...

Dear all,

also from my side - all the best for 2014! Especially good health and a great portion of collector's luck!

Regards,
Matus
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Matus
Hi Miqueleter, all, many thanks for the...

Hi Miqueleter, all,

many thanks for the scan!

And here is the promised scan/photo from the Czech book "Sbirka pistoli a revolveru" (Collection of pistols and revolvers).
The author dates it to the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Matus
Hi, @Miqueleter - could you please post a...

Hi,

@Miqueleter - could you please post a scan/photo of that page?

I found another similar example in a Czech book, but I have to make a better scan first.

@Richard - holding the pistol in hands I...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Matus
I think no one disputes it's not a masterpiece...

I think no one disputes it's not a masterpiece :-) Anyhow, the brass furniture is quite interesting. I read somewhere (don't remember where exactly) that the Roman lock was widely used in central...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Matus
Hi, honestly, I haven't noticed it... The lock...

Hi,

honestly, I haven't noticed it... The lock caught always my full attention. I agree then to the period fraud. How would you date it?

Regards,
Matus
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Matus
more pictures

more pictures
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Matus
Italian flintlock pistol

Hello,

I would like to introduce here an Italian flintlock pistol. Overall length is 45 cm. Lock type "alla Romana". Rootwood stock with brass furniture, with rich decorations. Wooden ramrod with...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By Matus
Hi Michael, thanks for the comment. I fully...

Hi Michael,

thanks for the comment. I fully agree with you, but I have to say, that the book also contains a lot of useful information - for example about the yearly production of Andreas Jacob -...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,561
Posted By Matus
Hello Michael, welcome back! I hope you will...

Hello Michael,

welcome back! I hope you will recover soon to full strength!

Alles Gute und hauptsachlich viel Gesundheit!!!

Liebe Grusse aus der Slowakei,

Matus
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By Matus
Hi, there is an excellent book on the...

Hi,

there is an excellent book on the Kuchenreuter dynasty (although in German):

Die Kuchenreuter und ihre Zunftgenossen by Dirk Götschmann

There is also the Kuchenreuter family chronicle...
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Matus
Hi Fernando, here are the promised...

Hi Fernando,

here are the promised pages.

Cheers,
Matus
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Matus
Hi Fernando, similar daggers are listed in the...

Hi Fernando,

similar daggers are listed in the Baumann Collection catalog (Katalog zur Waffensammlung der Stiftung Baumann) on p.651/652 - labeled as Italian, 18th century.

If you don't have this...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,411
Posted By Matus
Only the best wishes and good health to Michael...

Only the best wishes and good health to Michael and all the forum members in 2013!

Matus
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Matus
A very interesting polish article on estoc and...

A very interesting polish article on estoc and broadsword usage by polish hussars in the 17th century:

http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/Koncerz.htm

Looks like for horse combat, the estoc or the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By Matus
Sorry for the off-topic note - have you checked...

Sorry for the off-topic note - have you checked the realized prices from the G. Seifert Landshuter auction? Incredibly low prices for hussar sabres (there was even a FRINGIA sabre), an estoc for 2800...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Matus
Thank you Martin, thank you Miqueleter. In the...

Thank you Martin, thank you Miqueleter.

In the meantime I found some interesting info also here: http://mek.niif.hu/00900/00941/html/doc/c200788.htm

and here:...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Matus
Hussars in the 16th and 17th century

Hello,

I'm desperately looking for images depicting hussars in the 16th and 17th century wearing armour (like the laminated hussar cuirasess in the Graz armoury) and/or with a palash (either in...
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