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Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Victrix
Just some additional interesting pics I found on...

Just some additional interesting pics I found on the subject.

Seems most pikemen’s breast plates were not shot proof marked. Presumably they were mainly for protection from enemy pikes and therefore...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Victrix
Is this breastplate an excavated find? It seems...

Is this breastplate an excavated find? It seems to have quite deep pitting all over on the front and the shape is a bit unclear. Interesting to see the strap fastenings as this gives an idea how the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Victrix
For me personally the blade of the sword is the...

For me personally the blade of the sword is the most important thing without doubt, but then I collect pre-19thC swords. I love if they have fullers, makers’ marks, inscriptions, etc. The grip and...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Victrix
Thumbs up By hook or Snook. I think you have been poleaxed,...

By hook or Snook. I think you have been poleaxed, Sir! :D

Just kidding. Couldn’t help wabbiting a bit... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Victrix
There are lots of Filipinos in Philippines of...

There are lots of Filipinos in Philippines of pre-WWII Japanese descent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By Victrix
Thank you, Jim. Fascinating how there has always...

Thank you, Jim. Fascinating how there has always been trade, transfer of knowledge for local manufacturing, and loan words, etc. Nothing new under the sun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By Victrix
What about the barrels? Where did they come from?...

What about the barrels? Where did they come from? I understand they were mainly Ottoman (Turkey?) produced? Arguably the barrels are the most important because they have to be very strong and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By Victrix
Glad you liked the article Jim. The last rifle I...

Glad you liked the article Jim. The last rifle I thought looked rather similar to yours. The EIC flintlocks have a charm of their own I must admit.

Here is another photo of some Afghan tribesmen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By Victrix
Interesting rifle Jim! These Jezails are quite...

Interesting rifle Jim! These Jezails are quite exotic and were produced all over I think. And many parts were likely replaced during their lifetime.

I found this article useful when researching my...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,443
Posted By Victrix
Kalmar Castle has origins from the 12thC and is...

Kalmar Castle has origins from the 12thC and is situated on Sweden’s Baltic coast. There were a lot of Germans living there and I think it was a Hanseatic city at some time? The castle was expanded...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,443
Posted By Victrix
I recently visted Kalmar Castle on the East coast...

I recently visted Kalmar Castle on the East coast of Sweden and spotted this decoration in the ceiling, depicting a medieval wild boar hunt with the use of boar spears.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,151
Posted By Victrix
Yes it may work by car. I understand the Italian...

Yes it may work by car. I understand the Italian authorities require permits to export antiques outside of Italy, whether it’s within the EU or not. Apparently it takes a long time acquiring these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,151
Posted By Victrix
I think it will be tricky to try and take it out...

I think it will be tricky to try and take it out through Italian customs yourself? It took months to get my rapier sent to me and I understand it was due to Italian customs, or possibly the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Victrix
Presumably iron heads were used against armoured...

Presumably iron heads were used against armoured opponents for the penetrating capabilities. For hunting purposes and against unarmoured opponents other cheaper material iron heads may have been...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Victrix
I’m no expert on heraldry but the attached seems...

I’m no expert on heraldry but the attached seems to suggest that the coat of arms is that of a count (crown with pearls at the peaks). The shield itself, or rather its embellishments, looks somewhat...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Victrix
Link to previous post on Marca a Mosca mark:...

Link to previous post on Marca a Mosca mark: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12081&highlight=mosca

To me the mark on the sword in post #1 looks different, but it could simply be a...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Victrix
It seems to me that the marks are slightly...

It seems to me that the marks are slightly different; one is symmetric, the other is not. The catalogue from Sammlung Kuppermayr states that the mark is from the Northern Italian city of Turin.

Is...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Victrix
Could the creature be a kangaroo baby (Australia)...

Could the creature be a kangaroo baby (Australia) in its mother’s pocket or a llama with a craning neck (Peru)?
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Victrix
Camoga, I’m not a professional restorer, just a...

Camoga,

I’m not a professional restorer, just a history enthusiast and amateur collector. I agree with Jim’s statement that part of antique objects’ charm often lies in their ruggedness. I would...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Victrix
You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the...

You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the wood and mineral oil on the metal parts.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Victrix
Maybe it’s not even a sword blade? What’s the...

Maybe it’s not even a sword blade? What’s the length and width of this thing? Maybe it’s a spear point?
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Victrix
”Secrets of the Shining Knight”

Just watched ”Secrets of the Shining Knight” by Peter Yost on Netflix. It’s a documentary about a smith who uses historical techniques to reproduce parts of medieval body armour and tests it against...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Victrix
As usual with these things you find more mention...

As usual with these things you find more mention about the news in the English speaking than the local press. Maybe locally there is so much stuff in the ground that it’s not that newsworthy? I even...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By Victrix
Makers’ marks make collecting much more...

Makers’ marks make collecting much more interesting, but has frustrations on it’s own. I recognize the mark but can’t recall the name now... The marks on polearms seem less known than swords. This...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By Victrix
For when you move into that house.

For when you move into that house.
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