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Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By M ELEY
Hello, Dana. Per our PM, just wanted to say again...

Hello, Dana. Per our PM, just wanted to say again what a magnificent sword you have! Perusing some of the attached pics from the other dussack threads, you might note the style has more of an open...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th May 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By M ELEY
Nice pics, Iain! I've already got a wood cabinet...

Nice pics, Iain! I've already got a wood cabinet with plexiglass doors, but no lighting. Your LED lights really make a difference and I think I'll install some for my collection. Thanks for the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry for your loss, but your father had...

Sorry for your loss, but your father had spectacular taste! These are museum pieces, for sure! Thanks for posting them.
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By M ELEY
Another spectacular example! Too bad we don't...

Another spectacular example! Too bad we don't have one in our collections, eh?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Rick and thank you for your indepth...

Hello Rick and thank you for your indepth response. I'm actually glad we can clearly pin it down to Turkish, as it still fits the mold for my pirate collection. Looking forward to seeing your...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By M ELEY
Incredible piece, indeed! Amazing that breech...

Incredible piece, indeed! Amazing that breech loaders were around from such an early start...

If those Brits running the Am Rev War hadn't been so stubborn to give up their muzzle loaders for...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By M ELEY
There's also a chance that the halberd is...

There's also a chance that the halberd is colonial American, whose examples were 'newer' than the typical type and often very flimsy/crude. See Neumann's for some examples. Just a guess, of course-...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By M ELEY
Dana, thanks for the exceptional thread. I like...

Dana, thanks for the exceptional thread. I like your avatar!

Thank you, Jim and CC, for your comments. I think Dana's information is correct in the technical sense and I appreciated the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you< David and Kubur, for your comments...

Thank you< David and Kubur, for your comments on this pistol. I always suspected that the rather oversized screw was from a corsair-type pistol. Well, being that this gun was made for export to said...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th April 2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By M ELEY
Hello, Rick! Thanks! I forgot to attach...

Hello, Rick! Thanks! I forgot to attach it!

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Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for the proper terminology, Dana. I had...

Thanks for the proper terminology, Dana. I had always wondered about that screw barrel pistols continued use far longer than the so called Queen Anne types...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th April 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By M ELEY
New pirate historical fiction novel

Hello all,

As you might know, I'm a little addicted to pirates and piracy, per my weapons collecting and threads over the years. I just published my first novel, entitled Pirate Straits-Oath of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By M ELEY
Pirate pistol-Arrh!

Here is a so called Mediterrainian flintlock pistol, possibly French, but more likely Turkish? The decoration on it, while rudimentary, is still quite impressive. The brass furniture is likewise well...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th April 2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By M ELEY
More pirate...

Here are some clay smoking pipes from the late 17th-early 18th c. Their clay stems started out long, but were slowly broken off over time as the sailors reused them. Note the almost egg-shape of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th April 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By M ELEY
Sundry sailor pirate items!

OK, I'm taking liberties with the pirate connection, but these items certainly were found in many pubs and wharves over the centuries...

First up is a pewter flagon stamped 1749 by the noted Swiss...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th April 2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By M ELEY
An awesome chest, Fernando! I've been looking at...

An awesome chest, Fernando! I've been looking at similar sea chests to add to my collection, but funding is scarce as yet! There is a small chance this could be sailor's chest, as I've seen similar....
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By M ELEY
Pirates aplenty!

Here's a smallsword, as carried by Spanish naval officers among others. The large pas d'ane, double kidney-shaped guard and ovoid pommel leads me to believe its mid to late 18th? Despite their dainty...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By M ELEY
Beautiful piece! As Russel states, Scottish and...

Beautiful piece! As Russel states, Scottish and from a trousse. I particularly like the pewter scabbard throat and decoration. The hilt is European stag. I'd date it to mid-19th based on the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice piece! Although not technically a...

Very nice piece! Although not technically a hanger, still classified as a hirshfanger, I would imagine. Judging from the simplicity of the crossguard and style, I'd wager 1750-1800. There were...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By M ELEY
As Rick, Jasper, Robert, Marcus and others have...

As Rick, Jasper, Robert, Marcus and others have already said, you have a great sword there! It is an infantry hanger from roughly the 1750-80 period. It once had a shell guard, now broke off...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By M ELEY
More pics. Note the crude pas d'ane, rounded bars...

More pics. Note the crude pas d'ane, rounded bars brazed together in primitive loop pattern and crude wire wrap over wood core.
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jim and Happy Easter! Too bad you don't...

Hello Jim and Happy Easter!

Too bad you don't still have that sword you found with the motto. I'm one to talk, though, as I traded mine away as well! If you remember, mine was the German-made...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By M ELEY
Nice old piece, Kronchew, and I agree about the...

Nice old piece, Kronchew, and I agree about the Ethno page 'stealing' all the club threads! :D ;)

A very nice old piece with wonderful patina. I have an old belay pin with nearly exact same grip...
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Cap'n Jim! Great to hear from you! I should...

Hello Cap'n Jim! Great to hear from you! I should have known that this one would catch your attention! What do you think of the history? Amazing pirate piece!

JesseS is probably mad at me, as I said...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By M ELEY
Bill hook? Also, a stretch, but it could be a...

Bill hook? Also, a stretch, but it could be a combination boarding pike and gaff hook, which were not unheard of. Langets meant the shaft was probably fairly long, so I doubt it is just a tool, but a...
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