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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Will M
I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many...

I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many basket hilts that now are in the white once looked like this one.
The blade appears long have you measured it?
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Will M
Many of these boxed pistols have had replacements...

Many of these boxed pistols have had replacements over their lifetime.
The labels of makers can be found online and reproduced and aged.
I'm not sure why the Royal Arms is on the lid. Hopefully the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By Will M
Lee that is a wonderful basket hilted sword. I do...

Lee that is a wonderful basket hilted sword. I do appreciate swords that have been used for more than dress purposes. Possibly someday one will come my way?
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,251
Posted By Will M
A very impressive looking blade. We could assume...

A very impressive looking blade. We could assume some minor loss in length from sharpenings etc. though naval use is possible. If only it could speak!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,407
Posted By Will M
Even if one pays more than current value these...

Even if one pays more than current value these items will reach that value and surpass it in time. I'm not in that league spending 10's of $1000's.
The rivet through the blade is not professionally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Will M
You could use a copper washer of correct diameter...

You could use a copper washer of correct diameter and cut a slot in it so it slides over the tang. It may fill the gap and be friction tight. Slide the wire over it and use glue as mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Will M
The one coin looks like an East India Company...

The one coin looks like an East India Company penny.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By Will M
A definite fantasy sword most likely Chinese...

A definite fantasy sword most likely Chinese made. So many details and main parts inaccurately portrayed. I don't know where to start, the lettering is amateurish, the quality very low and nothing...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Will M
Is it possible to highlight the details? This...

Is it possible to highlight the details?
This one is very good partisan eye candy.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Will M
What amazes me is the lack of foot protection,...

What amazes me is the lack of foot protection, only sandals.
One good cut to the feet and he's down.
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By Will M
Brass looks best cleaned up as it would have been...

Brass looks best cleaned up as it would have been while in use. I never worry about removing "patina" oxidation as it will always come back in time and no one will know it had been cleaned. I've used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,860
Posted By Will M
The majority of historical items are in private...

The majority of historical items are in private hands. No guarantee this dagger would be displayed as many museums have up to 90% of their stock in long term preservation. What may seem valuable and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By Will M
Only a skilled eye can see what's beneath the...

Only a skilled eye can see what's beneath the crud. This is a very nice blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,363
Posted By Will M
I agree never completely retire or you will...

I agree never completely retire or you will shortly expire. When I was about 14 I bought my first bayonet, a German butcher bladed type while vacationing in Bermuda. It is marked Solingen Foche and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,363
Posted By Will M
I am 59, ouch! Seems it was just a few years ago...

I am 59, ouch! Seems it was just a few years ago I began collecting but it's been decades ago. Mostly British pattern cavalry swords with infantry sneaking in there because swords with provenance are...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Will M
This was recently at auction, I was thinking...

This was recently at auction, I was thinking Belgian but could be something else, the lion head pommel is about the only clue and the odd scabbard drag.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By Will M
Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one...

Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one of this type it definitely suffice.
Try searching here: https://www.rct.uk/
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Will M
1845 Staff Officers Sword Northamptonshire Regt.

Just received this hidden gem an 1845 Staff Officer sword that was quite oxidized and grubby.
Etched with Capt T. E. Compton D.A.A.G. Hobson & Sons 1-3 & 5 Lexington Street London W. The brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Will M
The closest lance head yours resembles is the...

The closest lance head yours resembles is the British 1846 with the long langets removed and a tang added. Ref: The Cavalry Lance, Alan Larsen & Henry Yallop
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Will M
Something like that is best strapped to a piece...

Something like that is best strapped to a piece of 2x4. Newspaper doesn't work as well as bubble wrap but should have been sufficient. Of course size of box increases price of shipping but more...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd March 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Will M
Retracted. No longer offered.

Retracted. No longer offered.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By Will M
Wilkinson sword used steel very similar to 1095....

Wilkinson sword used steel very similar to 1095. Main sword manufacturers thought this was the best steel to use for swords. If modern makers use some other steels they probably use it due to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Will M
I mostly collect Victorian era but have some...

I mostly collect Victorian era but have some 17th/18th century swords.
By looking at its construction and corrosion etc. my gut feeling is that this sword was made in the Victorian era.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Will M
I found several families using this...

I found several families using this "hand", but this one stood out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Lamont
Forum: Swap Forum 12th February 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Will M
FS 1770's Revolutionary Slotted Hilt Cavalry Sword by Wyatt

Selling a 1770's Revolutionary cavalry sword marked WYATT. Has 35 1/2" curved clip point blade. $6250 Can incl. shipping.
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