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Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2018, 12:18 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Excellent points made by both of you gents...

Excellent points made by both of you gents concerning the hexagonal blades and the refurbishing of these and other weapons in colonial America and further points south. Jim, you bring up the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you so much, Jim, for the information on...

Thank you so much, Jim, for the information on this strange beast! Indeed, the blade isn't hexagonal, as I know many of the Solingen imports were. I still have the photo-copies of Brinckerhoff's...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you for your fast reply, Midelburgo. I...

Thank you for your fast reply, Midelburgo. I wasn't 100% sure on the origin of this sword, but I figured I'd throw it out there for identification. In lieu of the fact that it isn't from the period...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Midelburgo, for your comments. You...

Thank you, Midelburgo, for your comments. You have narrowed down the time line for me. Still, I wasn't sure if you are indicating that you don't think this is Span colonial? I assumed from the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By M ELEY
More pics...

The interesting dot pattern decoration and small design on the cup ( a pic of a bird? Snake?) is commonly seen on these colonial pieces. The riveted branches of the guard always reminded me of later...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By M ELEY
Spanish colonial

Here we have a Spanish broadsword or cutlass from the first quarter of the 19th century. This distinctive hilt form is discussed in 'Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America:1700-1821'...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By M ELEY
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for commenting, Jim. Your previous article...

Thanks for commenting, Jim. Your previous article (attached) from 2009 filled in the blanks. I also suspected 18th, towards the 'tail-end' of the stiletto's popularity. I was still very pleased with...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By M ELEY
Why do only European museums have such...

Why do only European museums have such awe-inspiring groups of weapons! I can only think of a few exceptions here in the U.S; The Cleveland Museum of Art, the weapons museum in Louisville, KY, the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
Another valid point I hadn't thought of , Rick....

Another valid point I hadn't thought of , Rick. The blade indeed doesn't taper at all until the very end. Looking through the Forum did pull up a lot of great info on these interesting pieces. Check...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
As given to her by the Lady of the Lake... ;)

As given to her by the Lady of the Lake... ;)
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
Now I really think we're got it. Here is a post...

Now I really think we're got it. Here is a post from the Forum with excellent notes from Jim McD and Michael.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=84218

I also found a group of stilettos...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
And another!

Rick, I think you hit it on the head! Here's another listed as 17th c. with an eerily similar hilt to mine!
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
Here's a French or Italian one from c.1550.

It is interesting that the hilt on this one is shaped similar to mine and made of horn. Also the similarity in the blade. This one shorter than mine at 16".
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
I like the way you think, Rick- ;) Having...

I like the way you think, Rick- ;)

Having looked over some of the past posts on Misericordes, along with close cousins like the so-called 'Gunner's daggers', I would say it is a distinct...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
A similar naval dirk pattern-

Here is a French pattern naval dirk ca. 1795-1810 with the 'propeller' quillons.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
Poiniard? Stilleto? Naval dirk?

I bought this dagger a while back. It was billed as a naval dirk and it very well may be. First off, description:

The piece measures 18" total length, of which 14 1/2" is blade (hilt is only 3...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By M ELEY
Here's another...

This is from Moore's 'Weapons of the Revolution and Accoutrements', but I suspect this sword actually dates to the War of 1812. Sheet steel guards and maple grips (this one very closely matching...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By M ELEY
Talking Possible proof of contemporary hilt

I am willing to accept the possibility that the grip on this cutlass might be a replacement, but I am still of the opinion that it is contemporary with it and a replacement in its working life, not a...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent video and fighting techniques! Thank...

Excellent video and fighting techniques! Thank you so much for posting this here!
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By M ELEY
More pics

There are tracings on the blade which unfortunately are illegible, perhaps 'Gorge'? 'Gerge'? You will also see a small cross on the blade near the hilt.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By M ELEY
Spanish colonial bilbo

Here we have an interesting provincial piece made in the New World ca. mid- to late 18th using available parts and blacksmith ingenuity. The bilobate cup originally from a finer piece with etched...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By M ELEY
Regarding the Dutch maker, he has a sword in the...

Regarding the Dutch maker, he has a sword in the Victoria and Albert Museum, I believe.

So no one has a theory on the ring guard on the French hanger? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By M ELEY
Wow, Rick! That is an amazing boar hunting sword!...

Wow, Rick! That is an amazing boar hunting sword! The square hole was fitted with a crossbar to keep the animal from rearing up the blade after impaled to attack the welder. Great find! Where did you...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By M ELEY
The Dutch hanger script

I picked up the Dutch hanger outside of Colonial Williamsburg. The seller listed it as a 'Civil War sword' ( :D :rolleyes: ). It no longer has it's shell guard (a shame) and the hilt wrap is gone. I...
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