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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By CutlassCollector
When I first went to sea many of the ships I...

When I first went to sea many of the ships I sailed on were old, built in the 1950s just after WW2. They were all fitted with sound powered emergency phones as a back up system - they work with no...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Daniel, Well I'm sure the experts are correct...

Hi Daniel,

Well I'm sure the experts are correct but all the same it's a damn fine mounting and who's to say that the odd 'thundermug' did not get pressed into service as a mortar when the need...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Mark, Good to see a cutlass post. Congrats...

Hi Mark,

Good to see a cutlass post.
Congrats on a very nice piece - I see you have not lost your knack for seeking out the rare examples!

Regards
CC
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By CutlassCollector
Agreed!! But not as bad as the Nock Volley gun...

Agreed!!
But not as bad as the Nock Volley gun that fired all seven barrels at the same time.
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By CutlassCollector
I guess the gun was charged with powder into the...

I guess the gun was charged with powder into the first section smaller diameter of the barrel and then the stem of the grenade/missile is designed to match the larger diameter of the barrel and is...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By CutlassCollector
Yes, I wondered about that as well. Hand thrown...

Yes, I wondered about that as well.
Hand thrown grenades just had a fuse to light. But I did find this in Gilkerson - the missile extends beyond barrel to be ignited or have a fuse lit. I guess there...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Rick Your axe has many similar features to...

Hi Rick
Your axe has many similar features to boarding axes and even without langets I thought it a possibility so I'm glad Mark has identified it. I have been looking into US boarding axes recently...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Spottedbull, I hope to have a paper published...

Hi Spottedbull,

I hope to have a paper published in the Arms and Armour journal later in the year. I had one published last year on British Boarding axes.
Once it's written I will update the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By CutlassCollector
American Boarding Axes

Hi all,

I am researching US boarding axes (1797-1860) with the aim of improving the current knowledge and identifying the variants.

So far I have had a great response from collectors in the US and...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By CutlassCollector
I agree with Philip in that fire axes generally...

I agree with Philip in that fire axes generally have a spike. Could this one have been cut down to the poll? Fire fighters in the UK and much of Europe carried personal spiked hatchets in the late...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi Wayne, I agree with Mark - leave the blade...

Hi Wayne,

I agree with Mark - leave the blade clean. Be careful clearing the paint off, obviously on the ricasso, but also on the spine of the blade near the hilt as this is often where the makers...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi all, I still have a handful of links to this...

Hi all,

I still have a handful of links to this article on British Boarding axes which allows a free download - anyone interested pm me.

I am also looking for collectors of naval weapons with US...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Mark, And thanks for the tip on...

Thanks Mark,

And thanks for the tip on Hartzler's book.

Regards,
CC
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,827
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Udo. Just adding thanks for the effort...

Thanks Udo.

Just adding thanks for the effort involved.
This will be a great resource.

Regards,
CC
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By CutlassCollector
Nice axe - is that a Sapper or maybe a...

Nice axe - is that a Sapper or maybe a Farrier's axe?

Sorry I can't help with the crown but it is very complex - must be an engraving rather than a simple stamp. So I think not likely to be a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By CutlassCollector
Naval Boarding Axes

My article on The British Naval Boarding Axe is finished and has now been published in the Arms and Armour journal of the Royal Armouries Museum.

I'd like to thank all those collectors who...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By CutlassCollector
That sounds interesting and unusual. Something...

That sounds interesting and unusual. Something like this perhaps - it is possibly Spanish.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By CutlassCollector
I thought someone may have identified it as a...

I thought someone may have identified it as a cavalry lance but if, by any chance, it is a French boarding pike, it is hard to see how a French weapon could have British government marks because even...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By CutlassCollector
This looks remarkably like a French 1814 boarding...

This looks remarkably like a French 1814 boarding pike (Boarders Away page 57) which of course does not explain the broad arrow mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Jim, Ibrahiim, I guess like many...

Thanks Jim, Ibrahiim,

I guess like many collectors I heard the name early on but I did not know anything of the story behind it. Fascinating history, great post.
CC
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,538
Posted By CutlassCollector
I can't find a match in Petard for these poincons...

I can't find a match in Petard for these poincons for either Klingenthal or Chatellerault - there are a number of Bs including Bick as mentioned by Jim. The star above - if that is a star - usually...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,702
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi, I've emailed you the english translation. My...

Hi, I've emailed you the english translation.

My translator said she was fluent!..... but not so easy translating 18/19th century terminology for axes so some of the word choices are a bit strange...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,702
Posted By CutlassCollector
CC, An English translation would be most helpful...

CC, An English translation would be most helpful and also appreciated.[/QUOTE]

Hi Kronckew,
It took me a while to find a copy of the original and I eventually got one from the British Library on...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,702
Posted By CutlassCollector
Please don't think that Corrado - all information...

Please don't think that Corrado - all information and help is always appreciated. There are just not that many people interested in boarding axes!
Aries documents are not that easy to find and...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,702
Posted By CutlassCollector
Jim, Thanks for the encouragement - I'm mostly...

Jim,
Thanks for the encouragement - I'm mostly in awe of the vast knowledge to be found here and it's good to be able to give a little bit back once in a while.

And

Kronckew - Good point about...
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