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Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,513
Posted By William V.
Hello (again), sorry for the long silence, I've...

Hello (again),

sorry for the long silence, I've just stumbled over this thread again and wanted to answer your question Hotspur:

I don't know if Samuel Hoppe used the SH marking. It may be...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,513
Posted By William V.
Hello Chris, in fact the father never used the...

Hello Chris,

in fact the father never used the beehive as his marking. The son Ferdinand Hoppe (who took over the business) got it in 1847 by marriage to a Julia Köller, I suppose as part of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,513
Posted By William V.
Hello, thanks for the good pictures, they are...

Hello,

thanks for the good pictures, they are absolutely ok for me.
I can't tell you why the weapon has no unit markings (or acceptance marks) but I have a guess...
Some weapons were private...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,513
Posted By William V.
Hello everybody, even though the thread is a...

Hello everybody,

even though the thread is a little bit older I have a question regarding the weapon...:
@ christek:
Is it possible for you to take a more detailed picture of the marking please? I...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,506
Posted By William V.
Hello there, normally I'm not into this kind of...

Hello there,

normally I'm not into this kind of thing but the thread was too interesting for just rummaging through it :)

The trident-thesis is quite fascinating, but I'm not sure if these marks...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,141
Posted By William V.
Sorry for the long silence, but I had other...

Sorry for the long silence, but I had other business to attend to, we do have a job after all don't we :rolleyes:

Thanks Jim for your fine words.... "esoteric", tsk ;)
But you are right, there...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,141
Posted By William V.
It's nice to see that there are still some...

It's nice to see that there are still some enthusiasts out there ;)

@Atlantia:
The figure-of-eight guard was used well into the 20. century (AFAIK they were tournament legal in the US until 1956,...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,141
Posted By William V.
Fencing foil 19th century forge identification needed

Hello everybody.

Does anyone know which forge marked it's blades

"L * Fres" ?

As far as I found out "Fres" is an abbreviation for "Freres" (french for: Brothers). But the other part of the marking...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,455
Posted By William V.
I can only repeat what is said before (but can...

I can only repeat what is said before (but can never be said often enough):

A merry christmas to everyone out there, wherever you are, whoever you may be.
And a happy new year, wherever it may...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
So we've met another dead end on this one... :(...

So we've met another dead end on this one... :(
perhaps we'll find another one :o

Does anyone know the book: Le "Qui est qui" de l'arme en France de 1350 a 1970
by Buigne?
Seems to cover "our"...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
There is still a firm working under the name...

There is still a firm working under the name "BPR" and they are working with metal (producing bending machines), but it seems that they are not identical with this firm...

Regarding the question...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Hi there, nice to see you back :) Thanks for...

Hi there, nice to see you back :)
Thanks for the detailed pictures, the first one is a mystery and gives no clues (at least for me) to solve it. The second marking can be found from time to time...
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Honour to those who deserve it :rolleyes:...

Honour to those who deserve it :rolleyes:

Unfortunately I'm painfully aware that, especially with the introduction of the threaded tang, the weapons are possibly not "original" to one time, but...
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Thanks broadaxe for your post... nice weapons ...

Thanks broadaxe for your post... nice weapons :)
Especially the BPR duelling epee :eek:

:D

I think your "timeline" is correct. The only point in which I'm not fully d'accord is the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Hello @ all. Unfortunately Mr Anthony Carter...

Hello @ all.

Unfortunately Mr Anthony Carter died in 2003... so we won't be able to contact him in regard of the marking.
You won't believe how many "clearly marked" weapons are hard to identify.......
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Thanks for the pictures, you are right, the tip...

Thanks for the pictures,
you are right, the tip looks quite original...

I may have another lead on the marking :D

Compare the crown on the following marking with your foil.
The blade belongs to...
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Bad news... I got in touch with a fellow blade...

Bad news...

I got in touch with a fellow blade collector who said, that the information on the "crown above c.g" needs to be updated...
The crown is not in style of the era for the UK, additionally...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
A pleasure :cool: but could you please post a...

A pleasure :cool:
but could you please post a picture of the tip?
I'm interested how it was shaped...

William
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
HEUREKA! Finally at least a small path to follow...

HEUREKA! Finally at least a small path to follow to the light of knowledge ;)

@katana:
The blade of your foil was most probably forged by a company named Cooper-Goodman. They produced the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Your wish is my command :rolleyes: I must...

Your wish is my command :rolleyes:

I must admit that the picture is not taken from my weapon but from an auction on ebay. But the guard is identical to mine.
The knights helmet and the glove are...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
@broadaxe Thanks for the information. It seems...

@broadaxe

Thanks for the information. It seems quite logical to assume that electric epee fencing was reserved for competitions only (same goes for cable-less fencing today ).
I wouldn't say that...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
Always a pleasure ;) As stated before: Someone...

Always a pleasure ;)

As stated before: Someone tried to convert it into a "real" fencing weapon and seemed to have used some kind of cutter to sharpen the tip and part of the ricasso (nearly...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
@ Chris: I'm getting goosebumps thinking of some...

@ Chris:
I'm getting goosebumps thinking of some "professional" sharpening an old weapon... :mad: ... kind of raping....
Having two older beauties which were ground down to get a sharp point, my...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
:D everything to keep me occupied from working is...

:D everything to keep me occupied from working is welcomed :p

The pommel looks like the blade is not threaded. This would indicate that the weapon is authentic. So we must get back to Broadaxe'...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,135
Posted By William V.
:eek: good idea using the magnifying glass :)...

:eek: good idea using the magnifying glass :)
I've checked the information I have gathered so far and must admit that I've never came across that kind of marking.
Quite interesting is the fact...
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