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Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,662
Posted By Dmitry
Just a stab in the dark - Giuseppe Garibaldi?

Just a stab in the dark - Giuseppe Garibaldi?
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,761
Posted By Dmitry
I know this thread is not recent, but I would...

I know this thread is not recent, but I would advise no to un-peen the tang. The knife looks pretty good the way it is/was.
Also, why do you think your knife isn't as old as the one shown by...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd April 2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Dmitry
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd April 2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Dmitry
SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD SADDLE STIRRUP

Spanish Colonial artisan-made stirrup, from what is now Southwestern USA or from Mexico. The hand-hammered ironwork, sheet brass cover, and cast brass braces have a nice, even patina. Wood has split...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,227
Posted By Dmitry
Iím giving you the benefit of the doubt; which...

Iím giving you the benefit of the doubt; which contemporary eyewitness sources are you relying upon?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,064
Posted By Dmitry
Agreed. This is a composite, a period head and a...

Agreed. This is a composite, a period head and a fantasy decorated haft and hardware..
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,227
Posted By Dmitry
If this were the case, then the artillerymen...

If this were the case, then the artillerymen would probably be drawn and quartered, when captured. I think you are repeating a myth.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,227
Posted By Dmitry
I don't buy that. Going at 20mph, and...

I don't buy that. Going at 20mph, and encountering someone's rib cage is a stop enough. If pennons were of any use as an additional stop, the working life of a lancer would be quite brief, with...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,227
Posted By Dmitry
My guess is that they were deployed against...

My guess is that they were deployed against poorly-armed and poorly-trained opponents for a reason. Why waste expensive ammunition and wear and tear of the firearms, when a lancer can pick as many...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,229
Posted By Dmitry
Why would it be naval?! Because you want it to...

Why would it be naval?! Because you want it to be? ;)
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dmitry
Blade is a bit short for a dragoon. It would be...

Blade is a bit short for a dragoon. It would be safer to just label it an army officer's shashka.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,229
Posted By Dmitry
Probably Dutch.

Probably Dutch.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,814
Posted By Dmitry
To be completely accurate, it was spelled...

To be completely accurate, it was spelled Ижевскъ then.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,344
Posted By Dmitry
What a stroke of good fortune! I hope you've...

What a stroke of good fortune! I hope you've alerted the police. Good luck with recovering your sword!
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,013
Posted By Dmitry
This book is indispensable for all types of...

This book is indispensable for all types of unusual weapons.

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Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,726
Posted By Dmitry
A sad passing, no doubt. Just stumbled upon this...

A sad passing, no doubt. Just stumbled upon this thread. Michl was the most knowledgeable and generous cat. I wish he had transferred his vast knowledge of early firearms to paper. Recent passing of...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,727
Posted By Dmitry
I have not seen a single one. Do you have...

I have not seen a single one.
Do you have literature references for any French cutlass purchases by either of the Confederacy or the Union?
Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,371
Posted By Dmitry
Well, I'm surprised that we haven't found the...

Well, I'm surprised that we haven't found the consensus on this piece yet. Proves that some of the weapons are still not an open book for us.
I knew it had an East Asian feel to it, and was leaning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,371
Posted By Dmitry
ID this sword, please.

A friend recently picked up this sword on eBay, he thought it was North African. I tend to think it's from the East Indies.
What are your...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,890
Posted By Dmitry
Nice job stabilizing the wire on the grip, and...

Nice job stabilizing the wire on the grip, and way too aggressive with the blade. I would have left the patina as is.
Just my $.02
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,890
Posted By Dmitry
This type of hilt dates to the mid-17th c., I...

This type of hilt dates to the mid-17th c., I would say ca.1650-1670. I don't think it's Spanish at all, or Italian, for that matter. North European, in my opinion.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,302
Posted By Dmitry
Yes, the blade is English-made, mid-1700s, so is...

Yes, the blade is English-made, mid-1700s, so is the sword. Why wouldn't it be?
Fleur-de-lis stamp of this style was used on British martial blades in that time frame, infantry hangers and sergeants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dmitry
Yes, I thought Burma as well, when I saw the...

Yes, I thought Burma as well, when I saw the hilts, however I don't recall the Burmese blades of this shape (to me they almost look like some type of Indian temple sword blades), which imho may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dmitry
ID on silver-mounted swords with serrated blades.

These are out of my comfort zone.
The mounts are sterling silver. What is the exact attribution?
Thanks!
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,509
Posted By Dmitry
James, the broken top jaw can be restored to its...

James, the broken top jaw can be restored to its original configuration. Any qualified gunsmith, who restores old guns can do it. It may have broken from dry-firing the gun without the flint, when...
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