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Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Victrix
I would love to learn more about this subject,...

I would love to learn more about this subject, too. Have you seen this https://www.hema-minsk2019.org/base_blog/2019/5/8/focus-on-the-objects-of-the-exhibition-part-3?

In the bibliography it...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By Victrix
Yes a great piece. If not a local Indian blade I...

Yes a great piece. If not a local Indian blade I wonder if it could be a local Malay or Filipino Moro pattern welded blade? Or maybe Jim is right that this could be an experimental Frankish/viking...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,715
Posted By Victrix
Fantastic display! :)

Fantastic display! :)
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By Victrix
Could it be a Portuguese colonial cuphilt with...

Could it be a Portuguese colonial cuphilt with Indian pattern welded blade used in Goa?
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,794
Posted By Victrix
Hopefully disarmed...! :eek:

Hopefully disarmed...! :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Victrix
Nice pistol. The shield and the dragon decoration...

Nice pistol. The shield and the dragon decoration are interesting details.
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Victrix
I’m not an expert on heraldry by any means but...

I’m not an expert on heraldry by any means but the crown looks like that of a Marquis of the French Ancien Régime?
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Victrix
I think the Victorian collections bordered on the...

I think the Victorian collections bordered on the obsessive. No need to overdo it but it can generate display ideas. You will be surprised how much you accumulate and it already seems you have quite...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,715
Posted By Victrix
Nice Roncone! It looks in quite good condition so...

Nice Roncone! It looks in quite good condition so you don’t need to do anything with it. You could clean the metal with a little bit of white spirit and then apply mineral oil or alternatively...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,715
Posted By Victrix
Yes a word of warning on this. I paid several...

Yes a word of warning on this. I paid several hundred USD for transport of a halberd from Austria to Sweden. The transport cost almost as much as the item itself. If it hadn’t been for the pandemic I...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Victrix
Excellent wall display! Congratulations. Looks...

Excellent wall display! Congratulations. Looks really great. Here is a picture from Inverary Castle in Scotland for inspiration.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Victrix
As I understand it, the famous Polish Winged...

As I understand it, the famous Polish Winged Hussars were equipped with exceptionally long lances of 4-7m. This meant that their lances would reach a pikeman first if the lance was longer than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th November 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Victrix
Found interesting info on Kresevo in Wikipedia: ”...

Found interesting info on Kresevo in Wikipedia: ” The first written mention of Kreševan silver, copper and lead mines dates to 1381. When the Saxons arrived in Bosnia, the technology of extracting...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,225
Posted By Victrix
Messers (German for knife) in different forms of...

Messers (German for knife) in different forms of Bauernwehr (farmer’s arms) are covered in this excellent post from 2012: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15053. It’s believed that the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,225
Posted By Victrix
I note that the oriental is carrying a sword and...

I note that the oriental is carrying a sword and looks military. What would he be doing with the Landsknechts? He might be a Stradioti (light cavalry mercenary from Ottoman provinces in...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,225
Posted By Victrix
To my mind the man is wearing a form of Messer...

To my mind the man is wearing a form of Messer (Germanic type of single edge knife) as Norman mentioned, which would be a smaller and shorter version of Langes/Grosses or Kriegs Messer. This was a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,225
Posted By Victrix
Indeed. :shrug:

Indeed. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,225
Posted By Victrix
Thank you for alerting me to this. I looked into...

Thank you for alerting me to this. I looked into it and it may be more of a US specific issue.

Orient comes from Latin Oriens which is ”rising” and means East (where the sun rises). The point of...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,225
Posted By Victrix
Why ”offensive” to describe someone as...

Why ”offensive” to describe someone as oriental??

It’s interesting that he came in contact with people from the Orient at that time, when traveling was so ardous and fraught with danger. Presumably...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Victrix
CSinTX, Some pics from Eduard Wagner’s ”European...

CSinTX,

Some pics from Eduard Wagner’s ”European Weapons & Warfare 1618-1648” (1979).

You have a very nice helmet by the way!
Forum: European Armoury 29th October 2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Victrix
These illustrations may be of help. The first is...

These illustrations may be of help. The first is from ”Kriegskunst zu Pferd” (1634) by Johann Wallhausen. The second is from Osprey Men-at-Arms series ”Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War”...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Victrix
Jim might be correct in that it’s a Swedish...

Jim might be correct in that it’s a Swedish crown. It’s a royal crown (there’s a hierarchy of rank in crowns that can be used). Looking at Swedish kings in 19thC I came across the attached monogram...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
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...
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