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Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By M ELEY
Interesting piece. How long is the blade? Of...

Interesting piece. How long is the blade? Of course, refitted, but the wood has a nice patina and the grip has an interesting ribbed pattern.
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By M ELEY
May the new year bring blessings to us and our...

May the new year bring blessings to us and our families. And perhaps a nice bladed beauty or two (or three or four or...) :D

Happy New Year from Blackbeard Country/North Carolina.
Cap'n Mark
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th December 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By M ELEY
Hi, 'Nando. Sorry, have been away from the Forum....

Hi, 'Nando. Sorry, have been away from the Forum. Mine looks exactly like the smaller example you posted (on the left). This turned into quite an interesting and informative post!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By M ELEY
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may Santa not...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may Santa not get stuck in your chimney trying to bring you a Zweihander! :D ;)
Mark
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By M ELEY
This one very similar to yours. WOW! Look what it...

This one very similar to yours. WOW! Look what it went for!!!

http://www.icollector.com/San-Antonio-Texas-Gambler-Mat-Woodlief-s-Dagger_i18962631

So, ah, is yours for sale? :D :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By M ELEY
Glad to be of help! Let's see if there are...

Glad to be of help! Let's see if there are opinions from others.


http://www.icollector.com/RARE-OLD-WEST-MIKE-PRICE-SAN-FRANCISCO-GAMBLERS-PUSH-DAGGER-W-SCABBARD_i11028908

Note the similar grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st December 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By M ELEY
Great shipwreck stuff, BV! That must have been...

Great shipwreck stuff, BV! That must have been exciting to find!


-Jim McDougall-
"It would seem the Portuguese interest in procuring natives was in a sense to preclude their use in such sacrificial...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By M ELEY
Nice piece with a bit of age to it. Is the hilt...

Nice piece with a bit of age to it. Is the hilt made out of bone? Ivory? Plastic/Bakelite/celluloid? Could help to narrow down the age. Just a guess for me would be a gambler's dirk/boot knife. These...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,568
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks, Cap'n Jim! Mine pales in comparison to...

Thanks, Cap'n Jim! Mine pales in comparison to the original starter of this thread, but it is interesting to note that the hilt on my more primitive piece is made from tropical carved orangy-colored...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,568
Posted By M ELEY
I had forgotten about this great thread on the...

I had forgotten about this great thread on the Dutch 'lion hilt' swords. Here is an example from my collection, graciously identified by Jasper back in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th November 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks again, Rick, for posting this. The 'man to...

Thanks again, Rick, for posting this. The 'man to the right' is Barry Clifford himself, discoverer of the Whydah, archaeologist, treasure hunter, author, museum founder and scalawag! He is a...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By M ELEY
A very nice sword from my favorite period....

A very nice sword from my favorite period. Nothing to add from what others have said. The drilled hole and ring near the urn pommel was popular around 1795-ish, but as this decoration (the ring held...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Helleri, It depends on your general...

Hello Helleri,

It depends on your general consensus. Some would classify this as a m1728 cavalry sword that has been beat to Hades. Others believe this is always as it appeared, assembled and...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By M ELEY
Stone Age find of significance

Here are some REAL antique weapons! Fascinating find and one that points to the possibility of an oceanic crossing versus the Aleutian...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
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, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By M ELEY
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
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, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
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, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
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, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By M ELEY
As given to her by the Lady of the Lake... ;)

As given to her by the Lady of the Lake... ;)
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