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Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:15 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
:D :rolleyes:

:D :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2018, 07:57 PM
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Views: 282
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry to hear that, my friend! It was a nice...

Sorry to hear that, my friend! It was a nice example, but as you pointed out, a old soldier. These swords still fetch outrageous prices on the market. Still, thanks for posting the old beast!
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By M ELEY
I am green with envy for your new acquisition,...

I am green with envy for your new acquisition, Fernando! This is an amazing baskethilt from the time period I love most (Jacobite Rebellion). It is my sincere hope to own one like it some day ( or...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By M ELEY
That is a possibility as well. Infantry units and...

That is a possibility as well. Infantry units and naval carried similar weapons. The straight blades were found on both. The Dutch obviously were exporting the pattern and as you said, the German...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By M ELEY
Fascinating! It could be a pirate- ;) Again, be...

Fascinating! It could be a pirate- ;)

Again, be it that the hilt was for a marine sword, there is that possibility. Unfortunately, without more existing examples or some solid evidence, just...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By M ELEY
Hi GrozaB, I think yours is the earlier pattern...

Hi GrozaB,

I think yours is the earlier pattern hilt, which did in fact have shark or fishskin (?) while my pattern (m1790) was a slightly smaller hilt with leather.

I had a question. Is the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By M ELEY
Thread showing m1790 Dutch

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11432
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By M ELEY
Hmmm. That one is a curiosity. You say you've...

Hmmm. That one is a curiosity. You say you've seen others with a straight 'spined' blade? The hilt is as you pointed out, Dutch, with there being two patterns of similarity from this time period...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks, Glenn, for coming in on this one. Love...

Thanks, Glenn, for coming in on this one. Love the excellent specimens you posted as well. Any input on when the actual hole/ring became popular. I used to have an old source book (God knows where I...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By M ELEY
Wayne, what is the length of the sword you...

Wayne, what is the length of the sword you posted? It looks like a shorter blade; a perfect connection to onboard sea use! Also, how about a pic of that eagle head American sword? Unless you posted...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By M ELEY
Welcome to the Forum, DaleH. Appreciate your...

Welcome to the Forum, DaleH. Appreciate your input and theories on this intriguing piece!
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By M ELEY
I understand and will cry quietly- :D ;) Very...

I understand and will cry quietly- :D ;)
Very nice acquisition either way. Hoping to add a naval spadroon to my collection some day. You are lucky and fortunate to have someone that values your...
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent post, Wayne! I very much like your...

Excellent post, Wayne! I very much like your spadroon. The fact that it still has a capstan indicates it's pretty early, pre-1800. A sword knot makes sense now that you have enlightened me. The other...
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry about the 'naval' mention and I didn't mean...

Sorry about the 'naval' mention and I didn't mean for it to set us off track. That particular aspect of a naval sword I've owned led to that discovery, but in fact any of these sabers that have the...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent acquisition, Ken! One I would be proud...

Excellent acquisition, Ken! One I would be proud to have in my own collection (remember me in your will- :D ). The script 'GR' places it in the period you mention, but the defining point is that...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By M ELEY
I still stick with an English hanger, bone handle...

I still stick with an English hanger, bone handle with green dye.

Here's a past thread of my lion hilt hanger, just to show the similarities in the blade and...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By M ELEY
I noticed the squarish quillon cap, jutting...

I noticed the squarish quillon cap, jutting straight out from the guard and was reminded of how similar to French grenadier infantry swords. The sword is badly worn, but the general pattern, rear...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By M ELEY
Just repeating and confirming what others have...

Just repeating and confirming what others have already said...18th century hanger, possibly English, French or American, dyed green ivory was in vogue mid/late 18th c., your piece appears to be...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By M ELEY
Siamese? Tibetan? Bhutan? :shrug:

Siamese? Tibetan? Bhutan? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By M ELEY
Yeah. Fernando, I see your point. I'm giving up...

Yeah. Fernando, I see your point. I'm giving up on the markings for now and hope to at least get a definitive as to whether this little booger is a jaeger hanger or not. More research...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,840
Posted By M ELEY
Wundes? If the sword (once we see it!) is of the...

Wundes? If the sword (once we see it!) is of the late 17th/early 18th, could this be a variation of the Wundes Brothers stamp, as found on German and English hangers of the above mentioned...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By M ELEY
...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Knoe10_02.jpg

Another possibly from a contemporary source-
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By M ELEY
Fernando, forgot to thank you for posting those...

Fernando, forgot to thank you for posting those pics of the regiment/rac marks. I am also of the opinion that the R or RX for that matter, stands for regiment once we ruled out (in the original...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent points, Victrix. I will try and start...

Excellent points, Victrix. I will try and start researching contemporary paintings for more information. You also bring up a good point concerning the usage of the word hirschfanger. At that time, it...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By M ELEY
Here's the site for the Jaeger Korps re-in...

Here's the site for the Jaeger Korps re-in actors. Again, I understand the mention of hirschfanger brings up a generic image of the many types of hunting implements, as shown on the site. I still...
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