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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By M ELEY
Nice sword, CC! I would agree with Shakethetrees...

Nice sword, CC! I would agree with Shakethetrees on your sword in that the guard might be original to the hilt. We've seen the 'loose blade' phenomenon enough in the Colonies to know it was common...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By M ELEY
How did I miss this little beaut! You've got a...

How did I miss this little beaut! You've got a great cutlass there, Sword Collector. It is not an officer's sword, but a fighting cutlass as used by deckhands during boarding raids. I can't tell from...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By M ELEY
Absolutely beautiful sword! The pommel and...

Absolutely beautiful sword! The pommel and general hilt shape are French in nature, but I suspect the pattern was generic for any high officer's type swords, much as was customary in the previous...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By M ELEY
Auction closed...off to eBay- :(

Auction closed...off to eBay- :(
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By M ELEY
Well, I'm in desperation mode here and no money...

Well, I'm in desperation mode here and no money for the kids at Christmas (yes, I'm going for the guilt trip, but its true! :D :o ). My lowest, lowest offer at a quarter less than I paid for...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th December 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By M ELEY
Reduced...

Now $825 with free shipping. Anybody?
Forum: Swap Forum 5th December 2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By M ELEY
Forgot to mention some of the history behind this...

Forgot to mention some of the history behind this sword-type. See Gilkerson's 'Boarders Away' for a similar example.

See Annis 'Swords for Sea Service' for a near exact example. This sword is found...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th December 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By M ELEY
French Officer's naval fighting sword, 1795-1800

I just got hit with a massive bill and must secure funds to pay it! I've decided to put this beauty up for sale- :(

This is a French pre-Napoleonic naval and marine officer's fighting sword. The...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry to hear of your wild goose chase, Fernando,...

Sorry to hear of your wild goose chase, Fernando, but the lack of information actually speaks volumes. As CC pointed out, recognizable patterns in some navies are non-existant, but I think by using...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By M ELEY
Nice pics, Brian. Yes, always of interest and a...

Nice pics, Brian. Yes, always of interest and a great find for future seekers of such. Interesting that many of the men pictured carry both the shashqa and qama on their persons! Double protection...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By M ELEY
My guess is that yours is a Victorian copy of an...

My guess is that yours is a Victorian copy of an original. As you may know, during the 19th c., it was quite the fad to have old weapons to line one's library with. The demand became so high that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By M ELEY
Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well...

Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well know, these were highly favored by British naval officers to 'discourage mutinies' and for boarding. The spring-loaded bayonet device and central lock...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By M ELEY
Do my eyes play tricks on me, or is there a...

Do my eyes play tricks on me, or is there a 'broad arrow' marking on your blade, 'Nando? I see the escution mark you mention, but I'm referring to the light tracing on the flat of the blade itself....
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By M ELEY
OMG!!!!! Fernando, you lucky dog! You've called...

OMG!!!!! Fernando, you lucky dog! You've called it right on. A boarding ax it is!! Beared blade, wege-type spike end, haft with half balled butt and hole for lanyard ring. Side by side langets,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By M ELEY
I made an error earlier with the 'Klingenthal'...

I made an error earlier with the 'Klingenthal' comment. Very tired these days- :o What I meant to say was a French marking for the arsenal at St. Etaine, but you say there's no marking at all on the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent work, CC! Glad you were able to remove...

Excellent work, CC! Glad you were able to remove that shot. Also, thank you, Fernando, for all of the information on the Liege makers (as well as the confusing markings behind their creation). CC,...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By M ELEY
Aarrrh! Got me again, 'Nando! Yes, I'm not the...

Aarrrh! Got me again, 'Nando! Yes, I'm not the gun collector, obviously! Actually, I appreciate the info on Liege. It makes sense to me now, especially when comparing it to the Birmingham merchants...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By M ELEY
Yikes!! You are right, Fernando! I meant Liege,...

Yikes!! You are right, Fernando! I meant Liege, the famous maker in Belgium. I guess my sleep-addled brain was making the ELG logo into another weapons maker! Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By M ELEY
Hello, CC. I have one of those as well. I'd be...

Hello, CC. I have one of those as well. I'd be interested to know the markings on yours. I'm told they were exported to the Nordic countries, Britain and possibly Africa?? Mine has the standard ELG...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By M ELEY
Spectacular! But Michael does need to get some of...

Spectacular! But Michael does need to get some of those red velvet ropes put up like other museums!
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By M ELEY
CC, you are going to post a pic of this sea...

CC, you are going to post a pic of this sea service pistol, I hope! :cool: ;)
Always like to see the naval stuff...and do be careful, as all have said. I've got an iron grenado with congealed black...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By M ELEY
I was guessing. Glad to have more knowledgible...

I was guessing. Glad to have more knowledgible folks support the possibility. Now, what is the connection with a German-made, Spanish style blade ending up on an East Indain sword? Trade routes??
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By M ELEY
Awhile back, I had a Spanish broadsword 18th c....

Awhile back, I had a Spanish broadsword 18th c. with the classic 6-sided Spanish blade with double fullers marked, in Spanish, with the traditional logo 'Do not draw me without reason, do not sheath...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! It is amazing to see where the tomahawk got...

Wow! It is amazing to see where the tomahawk got its start! The tomahawk site I listed actually has a picture of one to show the advancement of the throwing axe (That site refers to it as a German...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By M ELEY
The more I look at it, I'm convinced its an early...

The more I look at it, I'm convinced its an early trade tomahawk. The halberd types were early, mimicing the European weapons of the same name. The native Americans were captivated by the shapes of...
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