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Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By E.B. Erickson
When I saw Ulfberth's sword, it set off bells in...

When I saw Ulfberth's sword, it set off bells in my head - but where had I seen that before? Figured it out. Wood's book has one, and so does Mazansky.
Mazansky p.188 has a hilt just like the one in...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Mistaken identity! Sorry about that!

Mistaken identity! Sorry about that!
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Hi Ibrahim, Thanks for the thoughts on SOLIDEO...

Hi Ibrahim,
Thanks for the thoughts on SOLIDEO GLORIA.

It also means SOLI = only DEO = God GLORIA = glory; so "to God alone belongs the glory", or "Glory only to God" or something similar. A...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Jim, Thanks for the comments on the Harvey clan -...

Jim,
Thanks for the comments on the Harvey clan - very helpful.

Cathey/Ibrahim,
Regarding thumbrings on Mortuary swords, I was unaware of their existence until about 7 years ago, when one showed up...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
English, early 1700s. 30" se straight blade...

English, early 1700s.

30" se straight blade with a single back fuller, stamped on both sides with a running fox and SH.

This is apparently a grenadier's baskethilt of the 23rd Regiment: the Royal...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
The first of my Mortuary swords. This one may not...

The first of my Mortuary swords. This one may not even qualify as a basket or half basket (not enough protective bars making up the hilt), but since Mazansky covers Morts in his book, this sword is...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Another one. English? Scottish? Probably dates...

Another one.

English? Scottish? Probably dates 1680 - 1720 or so.

31 1/2" de blade with two narrow fullers extending about 8" down the blade. No stamps or inscriptions are present.

Hilt of fairly...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Here's my next basket. English, ca. 1620 32...

Here's my next basket.

English, ca. 1620

32 1/2" de blade, with short central fuller.

Excavated condition, but retains part of the grip and both brass wire Turk's head knots. The knucklebows are...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
On the blade of Cathey's latest baskethilt post:...

On the blade of Cathey's latest baskethilt post: take a look at the blade of her S hilt brass basket on page 1 of this thread. Same blade. I have personally seen multiple examples of this blade type...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Ibrahim, Yes, that old Julia auction is where I...

Ibrahim,
Yes, that old Julia auction is where I found the sword. The other two items weren't surprising to find in an American colonial context, but that Germanic/Dutch basket was! I guess it...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Ibrahim, That's not a statement of mine that you...

Ibrahim,
That's not a statement of mine that you mentioned a few posts up the page, but I don't remember right now who said it! I guess I'll have to head over to MyArmoury and track it down. And...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Cathey, On your 1798 basket, can you make out the...

Cathey,
On your 1798 basket, can you make out the letters that have been punched over?
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Corneliustromp, Thanks for the discussion and...

Corneliustromp,
Thanks for the discussion and additional photos of the Dutch basket. Would I be correct in assuming that these are a fairly rare sword?

--ElJay
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
First, glad to see photos of the blade on Mark's...

First, glad to see photos of the blade on Mark's sword, even though it negated my prediction that it would have a narrow and wide fuller!

Second, please see the attached photos.This went through...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
I remembered another example of those German...

I remembered another example of those German baskets with a non-conical pommel.

For a discussion of this sword, and related German baskets (which the owner of the site wants to call Schiavona!),...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Some of the stats of the Wallace collection sword...

Some of the stats of the Wallace collection sword may be found here along with a discussion of this type of sword:
http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=142023

And here are some stats from...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Wait a minute! That cast brass thing is a wall...

Wait a minute! That cast brass thing is a wall mount for suspending a sword. No wonder I couldn't figure out how it attached to the hilt!! The white background threw me - I didn't realize that it was...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Hello Fernando, Regarding the brass basket posted...

Hello Fernando,
Regarding the brass basket posted above, I think that it's OK. Somewhere I've seen something similar (but I can't remember where!), but I don't think that it's a product of the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
This is a follow up post to the German basket...

This is a follow up post to the German basket from the last half of the 1500s that I submitted earlier. Most of these basket types that I've seen have a conical pommel, but here's one with a round...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Hi Jim, If Darling said that, then I'd have to...

Hi Jim,
If Darling said that, then I'd have to disagree with someone considered an authority. Take a look at most of the swords produced by Walter Allan: backswords are in the majority. And how about...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Hi Cathey, That is an odd one. If it weren't for...

Hi Cathey,
That is an odd one. If it weren't for the etching one would just ID it as an English cav/dragoon sword. What I really find unusual is the reference to Wallace.

Haydn Vesty's hypothesis...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Hello Ulfberth, I'll do some speculating about...

Hello Ulfberth,
I'll do some speculating about that sword that you posted with the French blade: the hilt is a Scottish "Glasgow" type hilt, and I would bet that the sword was brought over to France...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Hi Cathey, Unfortunately, the other French basket...

Hi Cathey,
Unfortunately, the other French basket was traded long before I began taking photographs of my swords.
However, it was literally a twin to this one, so just imagine a large etched panel...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
OK, here's my last basket for awhile. I do have...

OK, here's my last basket for awhile. I do have other basket and half baskets to post, but they haven't been photographed yet. I will hopefully have time in July to take pictures of them, and will...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 60,411
Posted By E.B. Erickson
Cathey - OK, I now understand what you meant: the...

Cathey - OK, I now understand what you meant: the hilt construction plus the pommel type is only seen with the broad triple fullered blade. I am in agreement with that. The only exception could be...
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