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Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2018, 11:24 PM
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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: 674
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: 464
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: 461
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: 464
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: 464
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: 464
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: 464
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: 464
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: 464
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: 615
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: 615
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: 335
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: 1
Views: 208
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: 1
Views: 208
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: 289
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: 292
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: 289
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...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By M ELEY
The French hanger

This nice brass hilted piece (brass also being a favorite among naval officers, as it didn't rust with salty air) has a 'nautical' motiff of sea shells, waves/water, sea weed, etc. Per Annis in...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By M ELEY
Two hangers/short swords

Here's a couple of oldies from my collection that I've never posted. The first is a French brass hanger, ca. 1740-50 based on hilt grip style. The seond is a Dutch hanger, ca. 1730-50 with old style...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Colin, Yes, it does look strange without...

Hello Colin,

Yes, it does look strange without the guard and in general profile. I even saw a Chinese influence at first, but in reviewing the components and what the actual sword is (a cuttoe), it...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Glenn, Possibly true. I had considered...

Hello Glenn,

Possibly true. I had considered that when I first saw the crack...a tool handle split and fitted over the old tang. The only thing is the pics are deceptive. The grip actually fits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By M ELEY
Filmdom has been doing this for years. In 'Star...

Filmdom has been doing this for years. In 'Star Trek:The Next Generation', you have the Firangi, obviouly a play on the Indopersian sword, the Jem Hadar, from the word representing an Indian feudal...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By M ELEY
A Revolutionary War cuttoe

Here's an old one from my collection that I never posted. It is a Revolutionary War era American saber in the style of a cuttoe/hunting sword. She is an austere example, but also elegant in her...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
Wow, David! That sounds both exciting and...

Wow, David! That sounds both exciting and extremely terrifying! I didn't realize you were an 'old salt'! So without trying to stray away from this interesting ax, where where you at (what ocean or...
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