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Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Hotspur
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

Merry Christmas
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,854
Posted By Hotspur
A side note in nomenclature. British models were...

A side note in nomenclature. British models were prefixed with a p. p1796, etc. I'll let the gods debate the scope of flank officer swords but my understanding is that the term accommodates both...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,655
Posted By Hotspur
As noted in the ASAC article. there were other...

As noted in the ASAC article. there were other makers making similar swords. The Potter swords were made to a pattern satisfying British wants, so it stands to reason they mimic the English...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,021
Posted By Hotspur
Just that quick, a note from Mark Cloke of Old...

Just that quick, a note from Mark Cloke of Old Swords

"From Espados Espanolas by Vincente Toledo Momparler. A good book for Spanish ID's."

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,021
Posted By Hotspur
Posting a Whatzit?Danish or Spanish?

Posting a Whatzit? from a forum board. I know I have seen this somewhere before and iirc, the first half of the 19th century.

Danish cutlass or Spanish fascine, I just don't recall what the ID was....
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By Hotspur
Yes, I am aware. However even your last...

Yes, I am aware. However even your last reference lists them as Schnitzler&Kirschbaum (imo both of whom were agents, not makers/smiths), and not listed as K&S aside from that one source.

At any...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By Hotspur
Another contention in the names list there is the...

Another contention in the names list there is the K&S, which is labeled by most as Kirschbaum&Schimmelbush, not Kirschbaum&Schnitzler.

All tripe? I think not but how some read differences from text...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By Hotspur
I understand it as F for fils. I don't know if a...

I understand it as F for fils. I don't know if a link to SFI would cause a problem but a discussion over the decades. A quote from Robert Wilkinson-Latham



Granted, this was from a Bonham auction...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,304
Posted By Hotspur
The scarf weld is fairly apparent. There were...

The scarf weld is fairly apparent. There were definitely lathe screw threads of size well before the Victorian age and certainly in the 18th century. If you have, or can borrow some thread gauges ...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By Hotspur
I have a small contention regarding SH and SHF as...

I have a small contention regarding SH and SHF as Samuel Hoppe. Samuel Hoppe is listed later in the 19th century and definitely as displaying a beehive mark.

Contrarily and confirmed in other...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,203
Posted By Hotspur
I would rather say I know as much as some,...

I would rather say I know as much as some, regarding some topics but learning all the time. One might say I have a bachelor of the arts in spathology, a masters degree in US sword evolution and...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,203
Posted By Hotspur
The 181 most likely a rack number. As to how I...

The 181 most likely a rack number. As to how I spotted it, that goes back to about 2006 and a somewhat different and much older sword. Once IDed, it has stuck in my mind ever since.

The US swords...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,203
Posted By Hotspur
Welcome aboard This appears to be a late 19th...

Welcome aboard

This appears to be a late 19th century Massachusetts Ancient&Honorable Artillery sword. Some were marked to Allien&Co. of New York. Others by Ames. No doubt, there were likely...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,230
Posted By Hotspur
I wouldn't necessarily claim the blade from the...

I wouldn't necessarily claim the blade from the 1796 era (possibly earlier) but the assembly (imo) was more likely to be English or European in unification.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,230
Posted By Hotspur
Yes, the 1796 HC dress swords. In turn copied by...

Yes, the 1796 HC dress swords. In turn copied by the US almost entirely as our 1832-1833 general officer sword with left overs in turn adopted by centurion pommel militia officer swords with a short...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,849
Posted By Hotspur
More likely, the blade itself may have come from...

More likely, the blade itself may have come from Osborn. In post #10 of this thread, I attached a series of images with a blade with a G and the eagle type known to be Bolton's. There are also some...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,616
Posted By Hotspur
Origin may be determined by the base metal and...

Origin may be determined by the base metal and whether it is silver or Britannia metal. As it shows no (apparent to me) motif for the republic, Louis XV era and a French officer's smallsword fits...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,153
Posted By Hotspur
Customs seems to be on vacation this past week.

Customs seems to be on vacation this past week.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,370
Posted By Hotspur
https://i.imgur.com/7zIimsL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7zIimsL.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,609
Posted By Hotspur
While looking for something entirely different, I...

While looking for something entirely different, I came across this old thread here that displays a lot of casting work.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18464

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,609
Posted By Hotspur
The color, texture and refinement of tooling seem...

The color, texture and refinement of tooling seem different to me. As outlined earlier, the ferrules are separate but of the same finish as the grip itself.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,609
Posted By Hotspur
Here is one but not what I was looking...

Here is one but not what I was looking for

"The casting of iron artefacts also became common
during the 16th century, but in the initial period after the
introduction of the blast furnace in the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,609
Posted By Hotspur
In receiving the piece and my following replies,...

In receiving the piece and my following replies, I did see that some parts were certainly not cast. However if you look at the first set of photos regarding the plates, the face of it and openings...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,609
Posted By Hotspur
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,609
Posted By Hotspur
That's it for now. Have a great day.

That's it for now. Have a great day.
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