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Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By M ELEY
Great source of info!

Hello Glenn,

Spectacular amount of information here on eagle heads! Thanks for posting these! My favorite are the Prahl types and the early 4-slot hilt patterns. I had a question for you. You have a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, I'm very glad David created such an...

Yes, I'm very glad David created such an informative site as well! Especially the section on private purchase weapons, which (to my knowledge) have very little research and almost no information to...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice piece with great patina. My guess is...

Very nice piece with great patina. My guess is that it is an 18th century spontoon head, although which European nation is anyone's guess. I see why you thought Indo-Persian with the general shape,...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By M ELEY
Spectacular site with some great artifacts...

Spectacular site with some great artifacts supporting your data. Information like this is very important to fellow collectors. Thanks for posting it here, David! You have PM.
Mark

P.S. Is that...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By M ELEY
And that date perfectly matches what Jasper, Jim...

And that date perfectly matches what Jasper, Jim McD. and others were saying was the period of the sword based on the design. Excellent catch, Dirk! Andi, you are a lucky gent to own this hanger!!!
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By M ELEY
Opps! Sorry about the misread. Yes, a sword cane...

Opps! Sorry about the misread. Yes, a sword cane it is, then. Popular with gentlemen of status for defending themselves against potential thieves. A very nice item!
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Marcus, The short length on this piece...

Hello Marcus,
The short length on this piece makes it a swagger stick. These were very popular among officers, especially naval, throughout the 19th century. As you mentioned, English would be my...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By M ELEY
Nice sword, CC! I would agree with Shakethetrees...

Nice sword, CC! I would agree with Shakethetrees on your sword in that the guard might be original to the hilt. We've seen the 'loose blade' phenomenon enough in the Colonies to know it was common...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By M ELEY
How did I miss this little beaut! You've got a...

How did I miss this little beaut! You've got a great cutlass there, Sword Collector. It is not an officer's sword, but a fighting cutlass as used by deckhands during boarding raids. I can't tell from...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By M ELEY
Absolutely beautiful sword! The pommel and...

Absolutely beautiful sword! The pommel and general hilt shape are French in nature, but I suspect the pattern was generic for any high officer's type swords, much as was customary in the previous...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By M ELEY
Auction closed...off to eBay- :(

Auction closed...off to eBay- :(
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By M ELEY
Well, I'm in desperation mode here and no money...

Well, I'm in desperation mode here and no money for the kids at Christmas (yes, I'm going for the guilt trip, but its true! :D :o ). My lowest, lowest offer at a quarter less than I paid for...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th December 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By M ELEY
Reduced...

Now $825 with free shipping. Anybody?
Forum: Swap Forum 5th December 2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By M ELEY
Forgot to mention some of the history behind this...

Forgot to mention some of the history behind this sword-type. See Gilkerson's 'Boarders Away' for a similar example.

See Annis 'Swords for Sea Service' for a near exact example. This sword is found...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th December 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By M ELEY
French Officer's naval fighting sword, 1795-1800

I just got hit with a massive bill and must secure funds to pay it! I've decided to put this beauty up for sale- :(

This is a French pre-Napoleonic naval and marine officer's fighting sword. The...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry to hear of your wild goose chase, Fernando,...

Sorry to hear of your wild goose chase, Fernando, but the lack of information actually speaks volumes. As CC pointed out, recognizable patterns in some navies are non-existant, but I think by using...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By M ELEY
Nice pics, Brian. Yes, always of interest and a...

Nice pics, Brian. Yes, always of interest and a great find for future seekers of such. Interesting that many of the men pictured carry both the shashqa and qama on their persons! Double protection...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By M ELEY
My guess is that yours is a Victorian copy of an...

My guess is that yours is a Victorian copy of an original. As you may know, during the 19th c., it was quite the fad to have old weapons to line one's library with. The demand became so high that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By M ELEY
Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well...

Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well know, these were highly favored by British naval officers to 'discourage mutinies' and for boarding. The spring-loaded bayonet device and central lock...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By M ELEY
Do my eyes play tricks on me, or is there a...

Do my eyes play tricks on me, or is there a 'broad arrow' marking on your blade, 'Nando? I see the escution mark you mention, but I'm referring to the light tracing on the flat of the blade itself....
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By M ELEY
OMG!!!!! Fernando, you lucky dog! You've called...

OMG!!!!! Fernando, you lucky dog! You've called it right on. A boarding ax it is!! Beared blade, wege-type spike end, haft with half balled butt and hole for lanyard ring. Side by side langets,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By M ELEY
I made an error earlier with the 'Klingenthal'...

I made an error earlier with the 'Klingenthal' comment. Very tired these days- :o What I meant to say was a French marking for the arsenal at St. Etaine, but you say there's no marking at all on the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,409
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent work, CC! Glad you were able to remove...

Excellent work, CC! Glad you were able to remove that shot. Also, thank you, Fernando, for all of the information on the Liege makers (as well as the confusing markings behind their creation). CC,...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,409
Posted By M ELEY
Aarrrh! Got me again, 'Nando! Yes, I'm not the...

Aarrrh! Got me again, 'Nando! Yes, I'm not the gun collector, obviously! Actually, I appreciate the info on Liege. It makes sense to me now, especially when comparing it to the Birmingham merchants...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,409
Posted By M ELEY
Yikes!! You are right, Fernando! I meant Liege,...

Yikes!! You are right, Fernando! I meant Liege, the famous maker in Belgium. I guess my sleep-addled brain was making the ELG logo into another weapons maker! Thanks for the heads-up!
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