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Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Matchlock
Attached find my email and letter to Rob Stevens...

Attached find my email and letter to Rob Stevens of the RA Leeds on 20 July 2014; as my email is still kind of broken I had it sent through a friend of mine.
I wonder if the RA reply - and if they...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,139
Posted By Matchlock
On top: Two good close-ups of the notably swamped...

On top:
Two good close-ups of the notably swamped muzzle section of the round wrought iron barrel;

Following:
Three contemporary sources of illustration;

- ca. 1450;

-...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,139
Posted By Matchlock
The attachments depict the forerunner types of...

The attachments depict the forerunner types of the 'long' arms discussed above, not yet fitted with reinforcing rings.
They are termed Bohemian pipe guns (German: Böhmische oder Hussiten-Pfeifen)...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Matchlock
The attachments depict Bohemian pipe guns...

The attachments depict Bohemian pipe guns (German: Böhmische oder Hussiten-Pfeifen) from the 1430's, preserved at the Museum of Tabor, Czechia.
They all retain their rear original sockets,...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,139
Posted By Matchlock
All the barrels shown below came from Montjuic...

All the barrels shown below came from Montjuic Castle, Spain.
Ed was offered them as a lot by a dealer in 2009.
Thanks a lot, Ed, my old friend, for the photos!;)

...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Matchlock
Now there is something really funny: ...

Now there is something really funny:

Please enter
'Landsknechts mace 1540'
on google,

next click on
photos,

and you will be pointed at
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Guillaume, ...

Hi Guillaume,


...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Li, The iron head seems to be an early...

Hi Li,


The iron head seems to be an early 16th century Italian (German: Friauler Spieß).

On the basis of just viewing some images, I doubt though whether it is an original, genuine and...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Matchlock
Please also cf. Andi's post: ...

Please also cf. Andi's post:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=170621#post170621

and great contemporary illustrations on Wikipedia:
...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 50,306
Posted By Matchlock
Andi posted this historically important Ottoman...

Andi posted this historically important Ottoman incendiary arrow:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=170621#post170621

This rare item has been identified as an...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,400
Posted By Matchlock
Well done, Andi;):cool:! Thanks so...

Well done, Andi;):cool:!


Thanks so much for detecting, and sharing, that great 2nd half 17th c. Ottoman incendiary arrow.

I have linked your post to my thread:
...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Matchlock
Thank you so much, Mark, ;) It's been way...

Thank you so much, Mark, ;)


It's been way too long since I last noticed you commenting - guess it was on those incendiary things, and your glass grenade.
Do remind me if you don't see me...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Matchlock
Well done, Marcus, Your German is a...

Well done, Marcus,

Your German is a zillion times better than my Nederlands (I even had to look that word up ...):shrug:
May I suggest replacing 'stangenbüsche' by Stangenbüchse?;)
...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Ulfberth, ...

Hi Ulfberth,


Concerning your user name, please hang on.:)

Dmitry is right.
...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Marcus, ...

Hi Marcus,


...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Marcus, I fully agreee. The outcome of...

Hi Marcus,


I fully agreee.

The outcome of that Kube auction was even more sad for the singular
singular and highly important haquebut from the Fritz Kerbl...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Matchlock
Absolutely, Rick! Best, Michael

Absolutely, Rick!

Best,
Michael
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Matchlock
That's it for today, folks. m

That's it for today, folks.

m
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Matchlock
More still. m

More still.

m
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Matchlock
More information on the 'cursed' Swedish...

More information on the 'cursed' Swedish battleship MARS on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_warship_Mars
...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Matchlock
Sunk in 1564: the Swedish Battleship Mars Rediscovered!

Hi there,


My dear and brilliant friend Armin König;) has just sent me this link:

...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Marcus, ...

Hi Marcus,


It is my turn to thank you for asking these substantial questions! ;)
And do believe an Old School teacher (who is...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Matchlock
Here is another photograph depicting the spacious...

Here is another photograph depicting the spacious exhibition rooms of the armory (German: Gräfliche Rüstkammer) of the Counts Schenk von Stauffenberg at Schloss Greifenstein, Markt Heiligenstadt,...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Matchlock
Here are two photos portraying Michael (slightly...

Here are two photos portraying Michael (slightly overweighed by then :p:cool::eek:- before I literally halved at hospital in 2013 :shrug:;):D:rolleyes:) proudly presenting my MONTECUCCOLI musket in...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Matchlock
On it goes - Old School knowlegde against the...

On it goes - Old School knowlegde against the bare facts ...

I think the differences between Dolleczek's drawings and the details of the actually existing MONTECUCCOLI...
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