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Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2012, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Swordfish
If you have posted the last and others, why do...

If you have posted the last and others, why do you then write such clearly wrong statements (to avoid the word nonsence) as Quote:
'extremely rare instances in period artwork where a spanning belt...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2012, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Swordfish
Another earlier one. Easy to find. Romance...

Another earlier one. Easy to find.
Romance Alexander, c.1340

Do you need still more? I have saved dozens on my Hard Disk.
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 302
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Posted By Swordfish
Quite the contrary, spanning hooks are often...

Quite the contrary, spanning hooks are often depicted in medieval artwork, I needed only a minute to find an earlier one. St. Stephan South-Tyrol c.1400-1410.
Pleas note the kink in the trigger...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 302
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Posted By Swordfish
Hi David , surveying the drawing once again, I...

Hi David ,

surveying the drawing once again, I noticed that the tiller and the bow are very slender and not very large. The depicted scene therefore may be a target shooting at short range at a...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,548
Posted By Swordfish
Katzbalgers are not my special interest, but I...

Katzbalgers are not my special interest, but I know how old blades should look. I was present at the pre auction viewing of this sale and have examined this Katzbalger. This blade was never heavily...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2012, 08:06 AM
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Views: 1,293
Posted By Swordfish
A nice Landsknecht Arquebus

This rare Arquebus, dated 1535, but the stock a later working time replacement, was sold some time ago at auction.

Three nearly identical examples, two of them with identical barrels and locks, and...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Swordfish
Good No answer sometimes says more than an...

Good

No answer sometimes says more than an answer.

I sum up:

These hackbut barrels are surely not genuine, but ridiculous fakes, easily recognizable at first sight, very probably forged within the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Hi David, This is an other drawing than I...

Hi David,

This is an other drawing than I remembered, but it looks clearly like a Zapfenschloss. Unfortunately I'm no expert for medieval fashion, therefore I can say nothing to the dating. But as I...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Swordfish
Matchlock is so quiet. If I'm totally wrong,...

Matchlock is so quiet.

If I'm totally wrong, there will never come a better opportunity to call me crazy!
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Hi David, I remember having seen this drawing...

Hi David,

I remember having seen this drawing somewhere, but can't remember what type of lock it had. If the drawing is from 1475, it is unlikely that it has this type of lock (or an outmoded type...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Swordfish
Sorry to say, but if these barrels are no fakes,...

Sorry to say, but if these barrels are no fakes, then I'm going crazy. The surface shows not the slightest patination as 500 years old iron should have.
No socket or loops for a tiller, the hook of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Unfortunately this 'remarkable' item is no...

Unfortunately this 'remarkable' item is no medieval crossbow! This is a tiller of a whale-bow which were used in Norway until about c. 1900! See Josef Alm: European Crossbows.
Depending on the length...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Hi Micke, If I have left the impression to...

Hi Micke,

If I have left the impression to criticise you personally, I apologize for that. Every contribution that is well foundet is wellcome, irrespective thereof if it comes from an expert or an...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Dear Fernando, It is not my intention to...

Dear Fernando,

It is not my intention to exchange personal disputes here, but if I am criticised hard to depict fakes here, it must be allowed to give a hard answer.
I don't believe that this forum...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Typical Central European crossbow, all details,...

Typical Central European crossbow, all details, except the tiller are identical to the crossbow in question.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Iron side plates, trigger-lever forged as a...

Iron side plates, trigger-lever forged as a profile, composite bow with similar cracks.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Crossbows with the stirrup bound in with cord....

Crossbows with the stirrup bound in with cord. All pictures from this thread.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
Looking through this old post, it was was...

Looking through this old post, it was was criticized by two experts. This I can't let stand without contradiction. But before I'm going to disprove all arguments, the reader must have the opportunity...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,347
Posted By Swordfish
Thanks Cornelistromp, You took the words right...

Thanks Cornelistromp,
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Best
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,347
Posted By Swordfish
The tip of the halberd 7 is a bit reshaped, the...

The tip of the halberd 7 is a bit reshaped, the mark is not only at the same position, it is the same mark (only visible on the original scan of the panoply with a magnifying glass). The lower cog...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By Swordfish
And the sword in Munich. Best

And the sword in Munich.

Best
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By Swordfish
The sword in the Musee Cluny. best

The sword in the Musee Cluny.

best
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,347
Posted By Swordfish
Fig. 6 This photograph, taken in 1889 by...

Fig. 6

This photograph, taken in 1889 by Abdullah Freres, shows another panoply of captured arms. The two swords dating c. 1400 are of European origin, captured by the Ottomans during their conquest...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
The bow of this crossbow is surely a later...

The bow of this crossbow is surely a later replacement and of a later date as the tiller. An etched and gilded bow does not match to the undecorated long tiller of a (war-)crossbow. Also the price of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,835
Posted By Swordfish
This Nuremberg workshop arrow mark is also found...

This Nuremberg workshop arrow mark is also found on the barrels of matchlock Landsknecht arquebuses preserved in the Bayerisches Armeemuseum Ingolstadt, together with the same date 1537; this group...
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