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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Victrix
He made that suit of armour himself. It’s...

He made that suit of armour himself. It’s displayed at the Swedish Royal Armoury in Stockholm, with the tools and information how it was produced using traditional methods.

He wears specially made...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Victrix
Modern Swedish armourer

We have a new professional Master Armourer in Sweden called Albert Collins (the last one was called Borg and died in 1781). For those interested in armour it’s worth following his work for insights...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Victrix
The patina looks quite attractive as it is....

The patina looks quite attractive as it is. Perhaps something appealing about having a look of something salvaged from the salt sea water.

You could try looking at the blade from different angles...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Victrix
Yes, Jim’s comments all make sense. It would be...

Yes, Jim’s comments all make sense. It would be helpful to see the gilt decorations on the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Victrix
I’m sure that made their hobby even more popular...

I’m sure that made their hobby even more popular with the wife! :D
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
When looking through ”Armourers’ Marks” (1959) by...

When looking through ”Armourers’ Marks” (1959) by Dudley S Hawtrey Gyngell I noticed how armourers in Innsbruck, Austria in 16thC used their initials (one or two letters) as maker’s marks.

My helmet...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Victrix
Nice sword! It looks like it could have been at...

Nice sword! It looks like it could have been at sea. The blade looks a bit like the ”NO ME SAQUES RAZON / NE ME EMBAINES SIN HONOR,” (DO NOT DRAW ME WITHOUT REASON, DO NOT SHEATH ME WITHOUT HONOR)...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
This is great. I feel I learned so much about a...

This is great. I feel I learned so much about a hitherto neglected part of an object from my perspective. Now I know more what to look for when I next handle armour, especially Zischägge.
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Yes I think the missing rivets must have been...

Yes I think the missing rivets must have been used to hold leather straps for articulating lames and the lining. I just wonder why so many rivets are missing. There are marks around the holes from...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Point taken. Those modern copies you posted look...

Point taken. Those modern copies you posted look extremely well made. I’m a bona fide history enthusiast with a curious mind who is slowly amassing a small armoury of military antiques. I was not...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
I wish I could get my hands on a few of these...

I wish I could get my hands on a few of these Zischägge now to investigate :) . I can’t remember properly, but seem to recall that the lobstertail neck guard lames just rattle a bit when you handle...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Thank you for clarifying this Raf. Can you...

Thank you for clarifying this Raf. Can you confirm if the overlapping lames are riveted together at the far left and right sides or are they just hanging free on the leather straps? The attached...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Yes, I think the Zischägge with solid plate neck...

Yes, I think the Zischägge with solid plate neck guards (ridged to imitate lames) are munitions grade. The heavier ones are probably siege helmets.

Then you have the Zischägge with laminated neck...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Yes marks can add to the authenticity of the...

Yes marks can add to the authenticity of the piece, and increases the connection with the humans behind it.
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
When I examined the helmet again today I found...

When I examined the helmet again today I found the number 1 stamped on the back of the top of the nasal bar, and the number 3 stamped on each of the top three lames of the neck guard. The numbering...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
This may well be the case. The helmet does look a...

This may well be the case. The helmet does look a little small on me and if it contained padded lining it would have been worn by someone smaller. If the forehead then was 1.5cm or so from the front...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
I take vendor comments with a pinch of salt, but...

I take vendor comments with a pinch of salt, but like to be openminded and keen to enlighten myself.

As far as I’m aware all Zischägge I have seen with laminated neck guards had their plates riveted...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Victrix
Jim, Scotland is fantastic! Culloden is a very...

Jim, Scotland is fantastic! Culloden is a very beautiful place but also a little sad.

Coincidentally my maternal grandfather’s grandmother was called Ouchterlony (Scottish descent). Her...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Thank you, Fernando. The tail consists of lames...

Thank you, Fernando.

The tail consists of lames which are riveted one plate to another. This allows for only a little movement between plates. The plates don’t compress (collapse into each other). I...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
I’m a tall person and the helmet is probably a...

I’m a tall person and the helmet is probably a little small. When I tilted it back a little I could lower the bar to cover the bridge of my nose at least. I have been unable to locate any...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Victrix
Yes that’s an amazing sword, Jim. Lots of history...

Yes that’s an amazing sword, Jim. Lots of history in that one. Love the patina. I visited the battlefield of Culloden once when I was in Scotland. Some of the Scotsmen managed to escape to safety in...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
When I tried the helmet on I discovered that the...

When I tried the helmet on I discovered that the ”nasal bar” cannot be lowered vertically as the nose is in the way. The helmet is probably a bit small for me (190cm tall) but still I struggle to see...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
The bottom lame in the neck guard is stamped with...

The bottom lame in the neck guard is stamped with a letter S and a number 6 or 9. Each cheek piece is also stamped with a number 6 or 9. I think these are batch marks which would be hidden under the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By Victrix
Austrian Zischegge/lobstertail pot helmet

Started preparing for Christmas already. Obtained this mid-1600s Austrian zischegge or lobstertail pot helmet. It has a one-piece fluted skull with 12 ribs which finish in a small flower shaped crown...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By Victrix
The Hungarians have a mythical bird called Turul...

The Hungarians have a mythical bird called Turul which is a falcon/hawk. https://szerveto.com/szer-veto/symbols/the-mythical-turul
The pommel could represent its head and its body could be...
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