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Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Victrix
An amazing find! Congratulations.

An amazing find! Congratulations.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Victrix
A wellknown German auction house had this...

A wellknown German auction house had this interesting sword up for sale last year. It is marked AVODNES which is not familiar to me. Backwards itís SENDOVA which might make more sense but no more...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Zeughaus Solothurn in Switzerland?

Zeughaus Solothurn in Switzerland?
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Obviously :D

Obviously :D
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 05:56 PM
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Views: 250
Posted By Victrix
Familiar with Carl Koppeschaarís website?

Just found this website by chance. Itís amazing! :D

https://carlkop.home.xs4all.nl/armsandarmour/
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,118
Posted By Victrix
According to Staffan Kinmanís excellent European...

According to Staffan Kinmanís excellent European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks (2015) the mark Z B is for Zeughaus Bern from around 1540.

If you consult Schneiderís Waffen im Schweizerischen...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,729
Posted By Victrix
Hi Vittorio! Welcome to the Forum and thanks for...

Hi Vittorio!

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for posting. Your article is excellent and really beautiful sword!

I would love to learn more about Italian swords and local manufacturing centres. It...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Victrix
God Jul!

God Jul!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Victrix
OK. As I understand it the blades could typically...

OK. As I understand it the blades could typically have a family motto or some Latin quote on it. I guess it could have been abbreviated. I have a schiavona with a not too dissimilar blade which has...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Victrix
Beautiful sword Corrado. Santa must have arrived...

Beautiful sword Corrado. Santa must have arrived early in your parts of the world.

Typically itís a Latin motto or quote which is continued on the other side of the blade. Iím unable to guess which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
Were there Ethiopian Franks??? I think the Arabs...

Were there Ethiopian Franks??? I think the Arabs have another word for Christian. I may be wrong but I thought Faranji would be Europeans. The meaning may have expanded to include all foreigners?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
Iím not very knowledgeable on the subject but the...

Iím not very knowledgeable on the subject but the reference to Ali might be Shiite which could be ĒblasphemousĒ in the eyes of a Saudi (Sunni)? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Victrix
Yes, this is interesting. I thought these house...

Yes, this is interesting. I thought these house marks had Germanic origins but perhaps their use was fairly universal. Could this have Visigothic origins in Portugal? I guess the common denominator...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Victrix
Interesting subject. See...

Interesting subject. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_mark and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant%27s_mark.
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Victrix
Although I could not find an identical mark in...

Although I could not find an identical mark in Staffan Kinmanís excellent European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks (2015) I found examples of the sunken cartouche punzone marks as Jim calls it....
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Victrix
Yes interesting sword. The National Museum of...

Yes interesting sword. The National Museum of Hungary has a large number of swords with similar pommels. I understand that these swords were mostly ordered and imported to Hungarian lands (much...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Victrix
According to this...

According to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Department_(United_Kingdom), the War Department was officially named this 1855-57. Before that it was officially named something else (and stamped...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Victrix
Thank you for that, Jasper. I think Waldman and...

Thank you for that, Jasper. I think Waldman and Snook are the classics when it comes to halberds. I had forgotten how good the former is -had to look it up again! :D
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Victrix
From the caption I think the bardiche on the left...

From the caption I think the bardiche on the left is described as Russian. The war axe on the right is described as Croatian.
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Victrix
Which publication is this taken from? It looks...

Which publication is this taken from? It looks good.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Victrix
Yes here is the link to Rudingís book:...

Yes here is the link to Rudingís book:...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Victrix
I searched the word Ingelrii. The Annals of the...

I searched the word Ingelrii. The Annals of the Coinage of Britain and its Dependencies by Rogers Ruding mentions an Ingelri in a list of moneyers to Aethelred, Rex Anglorum.

In ancient Norse, Ing...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Victrix
In Wikipedia on Passau history I found this: Ē...

In Wikipedia on Passau history I found this: Ē During the second half of the 5th century, St. Severinus established a monastery here. The site was subject to repeated raids by the Alemanni. In 739,...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Victrix
Jim, itís interesting to note that even today in...

Jim, itís interesting to note that even today in Sweden you find people whose first names are Ulf and Bert, which have Germanic origins and mean wolf and noble/shining respectively. So Ulfberht could...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,474
Posted By Victrix
The upper quillon seems to be twisted sideways...

The upper quillon seems to be twisted sideways which must be a clue to its origins? The legs donít seem to meet at the top bar in the majescule A.
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