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Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By A Senefelder
The mans knowledge of early firearms was nothing...

The mans knowledge of early firearms was nothing short of epic. We will not have a resource like him again and the field of study is a fair bit cloudier for his passing. RIP.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By A Senefelder
I cannot tell from the pictures. Is the point of...

I cannot tell from the pictures. Is the point of the fluke ( the back spike of opposite the axe blade ) thickened at it's tip?
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By A Senefelder
This was made by one of several companies in...

This was made by one of several companies in Spain that have produced this sort of " den decorator " armour for 50 or 60 years. They're non functional decorator pieces. I've seen exactly this suit...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By A Senefelder
Ken, at this period armour of munitions quality...

Ken, at this period armour of munitions quality like this were being produced in large quantities so the stamp at the neck line is as likely to be an armoury control mark as any sort of makers mark....
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By A Senefelder
Ken my apologies I missed this part or your OP....

Ken my apologies I missed this part or your OP. Please ignore my first post.

The small residual peascod, somewhat ragged outer edges seen where the neck and arm openings are rolled ( i'm guessing...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By A Senefelder
While it is clearly hand forged I don't see any...

While it is clearly hand forged I don't see any open holes that would have held the pins ( most likely for 17th century ) or buckles to engage the straps that would be used to wear it. Are there...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,588
Posted By A Senefelder
This is my understanding as well. My great uncle...

This is my understanding as well. My great uncle Max was president of the clan Maclean here in America when I was young and this is what he explained to me which sincs up with all that I've read...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By A Senefelder
Nando, actually Jean contacted me about both...

Nando, actually Jean contacted me about both before buying and they both seem to be nice examples of interesting/hard to find types. The armet with its articulating neck in the manner of a casquetell...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,522
Posted By A Senefelder
Fernando, Which is exactly why smithing takes...

Fernando,



Which is exactly why smithing takes practice ( and a willingness to suffer a burn or two ). This is however exactly how tongs are used. One utilizes them to 1) place an item into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,522
Posted By A Senefelder
These look to be pick up tongs for square bar...

These look to be pick up tongs for square bar stock used for forging. I have several pairs in different sizes, some made in the last 10-15 years and a few antique sets all of which have been put to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,817
Posted By A Senefelder
From the pics this looks like a wonderfull...

From the pics this looks like a wonderfull example of the classic moro style helmet emulating European burgeonets. The inside pic is a touch fuzzy but from what I can see constructionally it is...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By A Senefelder
Well that would tend to point to later 19th or 20...

Well that would tend to point to later 19th or 20 century in terms of dating. Perhaps it was intended to be some sort of fire helmet after all. It still has an " unfinished " feel to me as if it was...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By A Senefelder
Are the welds applied only to the damaged areas...

Are the welds applied only to the damaged areas or along the entire inside length of the medial ridge?
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By A Senefelder
This certainly can't be ruled out as especially...

This certainly can't be ruled out as especially in 19th century European examples there were some with deep backs and the variety of large, usually attached crests/ridges in the center often went...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By A Senefelder
Some pictures of the inside would be helpful in...

Some pictures of the inside would be helpful in figuring this helmet out. Based on the little that can be gathered from the pics i'd say that this is unfinished whatever it is. It has the lines...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th July 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By A Senefelder
It reminds me of some of the Naga stuff I was...

It reminds me of some of the Naga stuff I was seeing on ebay back in the earlier 2000's http://bowersmuseum.blogspot.com/2006/11/objects-of-week-naga-head-takers.html
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By A Senefelder
This is because it was not altogether uncommon in...

This is because it was not altogether uncommon in the 19th century during the medieval/gothic revival to rehaft older period pole arm heads ( I've onwed a few of these over the years ) and copy the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By A Senefelder
For what its worth, the quillions appear to be...

For what its worth, the quillions appear to be iron. I'm seeing the tennonish " woodlike " grain in the places where the material has perished that I see in the old wrought iron I get. Wrought iron...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By A Senefelder
Sure does. I get my wrought iron from a length of...

Sure does. I get my wrought iron from a length of river that once had 20 19th century mills along 1/8 of mile that were destroyed in a dam burst 100 years ago. Every piece I've ever fished out of the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By A Senefelder
The " armour " ( two great helmets and...

The " armour " ( two great helmets and a shield ) shown in the article picture appears to be recently made from one of several Spanish manufactures for display purposes only. Unless there's something...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By A Senefelder
Being an armourer I worked closely with them and...

Being an armourer I worked closely with them and have done work for a number of todays pro jousters. They're a very different animal. I don't know if they're reflective of what the mindset of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By A Senefelder
I've actually seen this happen. Back in the 90's...

I've actually seen this happen. Back in the 90's I had a booth at a local renaissance festival. The jousting troupe that did the shows there was a full contact group. One of the participants had a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By A Senefelder
One of my favorites by Durer. It gives a window...

One of my favorites by Durer. It gives a window into that era where gothic and maximillian style armour co-exist and intermingle in the first years of the 16th century. Notable in the woodcut is lack...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By A Senefelder
This is one of the most often shown examples of...

This is one of the most often shown examples of the type. This particular type of sallet, munitions to be honest, made large and simply, left rough from the hammer are also a good source of examples...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,797
Posted By A Senefelder
A very similar helmet wandered around ebay for a...

A very similar helmet wandered around ebay for a while a few years back likewise labled as a replacement funnery achievement. I have read/heard tell of replacements being made up for funnery pieces...
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