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Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Cathey
Hi Guys Sorry but I concur with Neil's view....

Hi Guys

Sorry but I concur with Neil's view. Even if this was perhaps a bearing sword not meant for combat, I would have throught something similar would have surfaced in a museum by now.
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Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By Cathey
British Sea Service Cutlass Project Update

Dear Cutlass collectors

The Mission
To create a data base that captures and illustrates as many examples of British Sea Service Cutlasses, Bayonets, Pioneer Swords, Machetes, Lead Cutters or...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,820
Posted By Cathey
Invitation to join Cutlass Research Project

Hi Guys

The Heritage Arms Society is conducting an English Sea Service Cutlass project which will also focus on anomalies and potential fakes currently in the market.

The Mission
To create a...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By Cathey
Global British Sea Service Cutlass Project

Hi Guys

The Heritage Arms Society is the Society for people who are interested in Military history and collecting antique arms and related items. The Society focuses on military and civilian arms...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By Cathey
French Mounted Constabulary Officers Sabre?

Thanks guys, taking a second look at the blade apart from being crazy wide it is also flat with no fuller. I have attached the picture plate 366 from PETARD Michel Des Sabres Et Des Epees Vol 3 Tome...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By Cathey
French Mounted Constabulary Officers Sabre?

Hi Guys

Rex and I picked this sword up with a number of British cutlasses. The owner was of the view that it was a French Naval Officer’s cutlass. However, the only French sword I could find in...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,421
Posted By Cathey
Armi Bianche Italiane by Lionello G Boccia, Eduardo T Coelho and Bramante Edirice

Hi Guys

First thanks Fernando for sending me the photogrpahed pages much appreciated. I didn't know there where two versions, does the one with the marks in it have more pages than the other?
...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,682
Posted By Cathey
Mining Officers Sword

Thanks for that information, are you able to make out the retailer name on the back of the blade?

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,682
Posted By Cathey
European Officers Mining Officers Sword?

Hi Guys

I am in the process of researching an early English Artificers sword, when I came across a similar sword all be it a little latter that belongs to a friend of mine.

I am hoping someone...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,421
Posted By Cathey
Armi Bianche Italiane

Hi Guys

I was wondering if anyone who has a copy of Armi Bianche Italiane by Lionello G Boccia, Eduardo T Coelho and Bramante Edirice would be prepared to scan and send me the pages that feature...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Cathey
Hi Guys The picture of the Cartouche has...

Hi Guys

The picture of the Cartouche has been enlarged so much it looks like the blade has been overly cleaned however this is not the case. I think the camera picks up scratches that are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Cathey
Tulwar with Cartouche/Singnature? on Blade

Hi Guys

Back in 2005 I purchased two Tulwars with Hilts decorated in Gold koftigari and plain curved blades, one has a cartouche on the blade and the other an inscription inside the knuckle bow....
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Cathey
1858 Cutlass?

Hi Guys

From what I can find thus far these cutlasses were contracted at the same time as the 1859 Sword Cutlass bayonet. There are records of the cutlass bayonet being issued but none on the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Cathey
British Naval C1858 Cutlass with german blade

Hi Guys

I am having difficulty identifying this blade maker, probably german but I cant find this particular design in any of my books. Can anyone help identify it thanks.

References to this...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,616
Posted By Cathey
Saw Backed Hanger - pictures and futher details

Saw Back Short Sword (Hanger, Machete ?)
Nationality: British India maybe?
Date: Circa 1880 ?
Maker/Retailer: n/a
Overall Length: In Scabbard 28 3/16” 71.5 cm, Sword Only 27 ˝” 69.9 cm
Blade...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,616
Posted By Cathey
Strange Saw Back

Hi Fernando and Jim

Your correct this is not something I would usually pick up but it was part of a deal to get a rather nice Walloon and unusual colichemarde small sword. I think Jim might be on...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,616
Posted By Cathey
Strange Saw Backed Hanger

Hi Guys

I recently aquired this off sawback hanger. The grip is made of Ebony and it came with a well fitting nicely made scabbard. I thought it was a Pioneer sword but at this point I havn't been...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,731
Posted By Cathey
16th Century Style Broad Sword

Hi Guys

Sorry for not responding sooner, I don't have the sword at home so can only work from the photographs I took when I last visited the owner. The hilt is Iron not bronze, just look brown in...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,731
Posted By Cathey
16th Century Style Broad Sword

Hi Guys

I am in the process of cataloguing a friend’s collection, and among his swords is this one which was sold to him many years ago as medieval. I personally have no idea with this one, the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,199
Posted By Cathey
Fish Skin Grips on British Swords?

Hi Guys

I was recently offered a c1640 British sword, but Rex was put off by the good condition fish skin grip and buff liner. I am sure the sword is correct and agree with Rex that the addition...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,252
Posted By Cathey
English Civil War Officer's Carbine Belt

Hi Guys

It is with great relief that I can now confirm that this item is authentic. I must thank Keith Dowen is Assistant Curator of Armour at the Royal Armouries in Leeds for authenticating this...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,252
Posted By Cathey
Carbine Shoulder Belt c1630

Hi Fernado,

My pictures make the clip newer than it does in the flesh. I have had a friend who works with metal examine the clip and he is certain it is of the period. Attached is a picture of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,252
Posted By Cathey
English Civil War Officer’s Carbine Cross Belt c1630

Hi Guys

We recently purchased a collection of English Civil War Armour and also on offer was a 17th century English Officer's Carbine Cross belt. I have never come across anything like this...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,070
Posted By Cathey
Help with French Sword

Hi Guys

I picked up this sword recently and it was described to me as a 1780 pattern French General Officers sword. I can’t find it in the books I have on French swords and believe it to be later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,190
Posted By Cathey
Western European Mameluke Officer's Sword

Hi Guys

I originally posted this sword on the Ethnographic Weapons page of Vikingsword Forum, as the previous owner had it marked down as a Turkish Generals Sword. Thanks to assistance from this...
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