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Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By M ELEY
Wow, Ibrahiim, this is really great stuff! I have...

Wow, Ibrahiim, this is really great stuff! I have seen the smallswords, but never realized Washington had a few hangers as well! The hunting sword with the serrated edge is particularly interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By M ELEY
An interesting refurbished piece indeed! I can't...

An interesting refurbished piece indeed! I can't add anything to what the others have already mentioned. There is one thing, though. Are we sure this brass hilt pattern is from a French example? The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th October 2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By M ELEY
Found it!

After much persistence, I finally found an obscure article which proves rebar was around and definitely used prior to the Revolutionary War both in structures and statues. It was mentioned that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th October 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent and thorough dissertation, Jim! I had...

Excellent and thorough dissertation, Jim! I had forgotten to bring in the connection with the death face of King Charles I. You were extremely exacting on this one and also came full circle to this...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
They are relatively uncommon. Just do a search...

They are relatively uncommon. Just do a search online and you rarely see them up for sale. It is interesting to see the different styles, some with open hilt, like yours (cuttoe-style)m some with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By M ELEY
Still wondering if not for hamstringing, perhaps...

Still wondering if not for hamstringing, perhaps for cutting the saddle strap to unhorse your opponent? Or snagging his clothes/knocking him from the saddle. Hey, it would allow the Spanish to try...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice sword, Wayne! At first, I was hoping I...

Very nice sword, Wayne! At first, I was hoping I could get an 'RN' sword for my occupation (registered nurse)...sorry, bad pun! ;) :D

It is great that you can have a piece in your collection that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By M ELEY
Ahhh! What a tease! No pics! :eek: :cool:

Ahhh! What a tease! No pics! :eek: :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Ibrahiim, for that magnificently large...

Thank you, Ibrahiim, for that magnificently large pic of Washington's sword. I've seen B&W pics of it, but never a pic so detailed! The former prez had, I think, two dress small swords as well.
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
"If a Sikh used it...it's...

"If a Sikh used it...it's Sikh!"

Exactly, Jim! Unlike all the other military branches in Europe and the colonies, specific naval models were rare, with most weapons being those convenient enough to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th October 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! It looks like Detlef wins the trophy! Nice...

Wow! It looks like Detlef wins the trophy! Nice work! Now...the question is new or old?
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
Almost forgot something important Jim pointed...

Almost forgot something important Jim pointed out. This item does appear to have the classic Montmorency blade pattern, another tip of the hat that it might be naval (I know some Forumites are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By M ELEY
I believe the first item is a Chinese copy of a...

I believe the first item is a Chinese copy of a tanto. That doesn't mean it is a fake. During the early 20th century, the Chinese military closely copied Japanese swords, daggers, dirks, etc. You can...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
An absolutely beautiful sword, Jon. Jim pretty...

An absolutely beautiful sword, Jon. Jim pretty much summed it up. I would only add that these lion pommel swords were very popular with English/American officers in both army and naval settings....
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By M ELEY
:D ;)

:D ;)
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By M ELEY
Definitely 21st century Chinese! Jus' kiddin'....

Definitely 21st century Chinese!

Jus' kiddin'. You are spot-on with your summation, ca. 1790-1800. Could be French, British, etc. Very nice piece!
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By M ELEY
Why would it be naval?! Because you want it to...

Why would it be naval?! Because you want it to be? -Dmitry

But of course, my friend, of course! ;)

Still could be infantry. I was guessing naval because hilt is a known marine pattern and straight...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By M ELEY
So far, can't find a straight bladed Dutch saber...

So far, can't find a straight bladed Dutch saber or hanger of this type with the pattern 1780-90 hilt. Evidence seems to point to my original thought.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Jim! Don't say that too often or I'll...

Thank you, Jim! Don't say that too often or I'll get a big head! :D :eek:

But before I accept my award, I want to make sure that this isn't just another type of Dutch model before I go guessing...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th October 2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By M ELEY
Now sold! Thanks, Rob. :)

Now sold! Thanks, Rob. :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By M ELEY
Dmitry is right. The hilt is definitely Dutch,...

Dmitry is right. The hilt is definitely Dutch, m1790 marinesabal pattern, but with a straight blade??? The Dutch marine swords usually have a curved blade, but the classic bird head grip, fish skin,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th October 2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By M ELEY
Hmm...the squat face, nose shape and expression...

Hmm...the squat face, nose shape and expression strike me as Meso-American. Aztec? Incan? Just a guess, mind you. Perhaps a search for mythology involving a God/Goddess carrying the 'world' on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By M ELEY
I agree with the others in the aesthetics of this...

I agree with the others in the aesthetics of this piece. Shall we call it 'tribal folk art?" Like it either way!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th October 2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By M ELEY
Oh wow, Richard! What a great idea about the...

Oh wow, Richard! What a great idea about the spade!! :D :eek: :rolleyes:

Good points on regimental skull/bones for certain units, but I feel these markings aren't regimental for the same reason...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th October 2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By M ELEY
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