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Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By M ELEY
"In these often unusually contrived weapons,...

"In these often unusually contrived weapons, it is surprising to see such things as crossguard quillons mounted UNDER a cup guard ( entirely vestigial and redundant)."

Not to take away from 'Nando's...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Lee. I'd love to see pictures of this...

Thank you, Lee. I'd love to see pictures of this early example of a threaded tang for reference. Didn't know for sure how long the practice of threading was going on for-
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent arguments, gentlemen. All very...

Excellent arguments, gentlemen. All very important points either way. It really doesn't matter, though, as this piece is hardly a put-together or blacksmith rendition. The 'could be' might never be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice club! You could technically try the old...

Very nice club! You could technically try the old 'hot needle' test on one of the beads to see if its plastic. This trick has been used for years to differentiate plastic from fake...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By M ELEY
I think the only reason that the...

I think the only reason that the "colonial" thought is still being tossed around is #1-the fancier types owned by private citizens, gentlemen, aristocrats, etc and #2-the confusion with the so-named...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By M ELEY
After years of research, I was able to...

After years of research, I was able to conclusively show that bilbos did indeed "go to sea". This seems like a foregone conclusion based on movies, auction sites appealing to the naval collector,...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! Fernando, you've outdone yourself! That is a...

Wow! Fernando, you've outdone yourself! That is a beast of a sword!! (And I say that in a marvelous way!). I admit that I also thought as Jim did that it could have been perhaps colonial only in that...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st May 2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By M ELEY
I have seen gaffing hooks with a sharp...

I have seen gaffing hooks with a sharp "marlin' spike to them, but never a blade! Pretty cool! The pattern resembles a lochober axe! I like it very much!
Forum: Swap Forum 15th May 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,634
Posted By M ELEY
Sold elsewhere! :)

Sold elsewhere! :)
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By M ELEY
It's hell for him at airports, though... ;)

It's hell for him at airports, though... ;)
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By M ELEY
Gambler's dirk or prostitute dirk as carried in...

Gambler's dirk or prostitute dirk as carried in their garter. I'd say third quarter of the 19th century. I've handled an number of naval dress dirks, but this one strikes me more as a Western-type...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By M ELEY
Good point, Wayne. Indeed, the blade could...

Good point, Wayne. Indeed, the blade could definitely be older. I had jumped into the thread without realizing we were specifically discussing the origins of the blade. Sorry! In any case, it is...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By M ELEY
The knuckle bow is 'reverse P' pattern, so post...

The knuckle bow is 'reverse P' pattern, so post 1800. Judging from the pattern comparison to others of the type, perhaps 1830's-50's?? Very nice piece!
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for commenting, David. Yes, I do love...

Thanks for commenting, David. Yes, I do love these types. Of course, I'd love to have a nice Type I American boarding ax to go with it! ;)
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, my friend! :cool:

Thank you, my friend! :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By M ELEY
Revolutionary War hanger

An American Revolutionary War hanger, ca. 1760-70. I've owned a few hangers of this time period over the years, but it's nice to finally have one that is 100% American in design. Primitive blacksmith...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for that clarification, 'Nando. I've...

Thanks for that clarification, 'Nando. I've always wanted to own one of these maine gauche I believe they're called.
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice piece!

Excellent acquisition! I was curious about the 'spoon-shaped' depression near the ricasso. Is it purely for decoration or did it possibly serve another function? (my overly imaginative mind thinks of...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By M ELEY
A most excellent example, Udo! Agree with Will...

A most excellent example, Udo! Agree with Will that this would be an excellent example of the type as a whole.
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,605
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! Shayde, I'm no expert, but everything looks...

Wow! Shayde, I'm no expert, but everything looks legit to me! If it is Historismus, they did a bang-up job at softening the edges and placing the darker patina exactly where you would expect it. In...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By M ELEY
Wayne nailed it. It is an Eastern European...

Wayne nailed it. It is an Eastern European hunting hanger/pandour, late 18th I'd say. Nice piece!
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice piece! Although the word 'composite'...

Very nice piece! Although the word 'composite' sends many collectors running, one has to keep in mind the reference to this piece. As a naval weapon, perhaps it was decommissioned and made as a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on...

Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on the Ethnographics side. I truly feel this one is East Indian. That does not conflict with it being very old and a truly great piece!
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on...

Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on the Ethnographics side. I truly feel this one is East Indian. That does not conflict with it being very old and a truly great piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on...

Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on the Ethnographics side. I truly feel this one is East Indian. That does not conflict with it being very old and a truly great piece!
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