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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Will M
I mostly collect Victorian era but have some...

I mostly collect Victorian era but have some 17th/18th century swords.
By looking at its construction and corrosion etc. my gut feeling is that this sword was made in the Victorian era.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Will M
I found several families using this...

I found several families using this "hand", but this one stood out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Lamont
Forum: Swap Forum 12th February 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By Will M
FS 1770's Revolutionary Slotted Hilt Cavalry Sword by Wyatt

Selling a 1770's Revolutionary cavalry sword marked WYATT. Has 35 1/2" curved clip point blade. $6250 Can incl. shipping.
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Will M
This won't sneak by Canada Customs and they'll...

This won't sneak by Canada Customs and they'll slap 13% tax on top of the total.
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Will M
That is a magnificent pistol, can you forward to...

That is a magnificent pistol, can you forward to my address? I have a post lady who delivers to my door and I'm in the country!
:D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,185
Posted By Will M
The problem I see with it is when the...

The problem I see with it is when the "stones" are not real gem stones then the "gold" will not be solid but a gilt. You do not use pure gold with glass stones, just does not make sense. Hopefully we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,062
Posted By Will M
Birchwood casey Gunstock finish works very well...

Birchwood casey Gunstock finish works very well for wood and dries fairly quickly. You can have it as a dull to gloss finish depending on coats applied and whether you rub it in to a gloss. Very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,062
Posted By Will M
I don't use oil on any of my collection, messy...

I don't use oil on any of my collection, messy and gets where you don't want it and gravity pulls it down. Boiled Linseed oil has chemicals in it so it hardens and dries, raw never dries. WD40 is a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Will M
I can only compare your sword to a hanger I have...

I can only compare your sword to a hanger I have that is British circ 1790
The pommel has that extended tip or point facing downwards which is not typical of other swords.
I would say it's British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By Will M
When it comes to militaria shows I find less than...

When it comes to militaria shows I find less than 1% of a large city attend, in fact 0.0001%. I base this on Toronto of 3 million and 300 people attend the Etobicoke show.
I think many collectors...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Will M
The inspection marking Crown/E/23, "E"...

The inspection marking Crown/E/23, "E" being Enfield. Most likely a Household Cavalry cuirasse. Very nice find, wish I had one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,648
Posted By Will M
I would think originally it had a flintlock...

I would think originally it had a flintlock mechanism. The wood appears to be later without a way to mount a mechanism.
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By Will M
The lettering could have been done somewhat...

The lettering could have been done somewhat hastily in the field when many regiments were together and needed ownership markings on their arms.
Anyone with minimum skills could be drafted to help...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By Will M
In the link posted is this: "Another cast...

In the link posted is this:
"Another cast lion hilt in Neumann's to consider is attached below here. I have it handy as an example of brass work from another discussion. What is listed there as...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Will M
Any context to where it was found and when? i...

Any context to where it was found and when?
i would say not more than a century old.
The ball on the end could be a pivot point. It's not a weapon or part of one.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By Will M
The sword is a British pattern and is a patent...

The sword is a British pattern and is a patent hilt design with the full tang visible through the grip.
Interesting the link shows the reference book as it's a French naval sword but actually a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,085
Posted By Will M
Silver solder creates a very strong bond. I've...

Silver solder creates a very strong bond. I've used silver solder many times and it can flow into areas and fill them. Heat is more than lead solder but I believe less than brazing. Difficult to find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By Will M
I too have learned that lesson, never buy if the...

I too have learned that lesson, never buy if the seller uses GSP. Between Ebay fees and fees on the shipping costs it takes a 20% bite out of the sellers profits.
Ebay dreams up blanket restrictions...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Will M
Spanish Sidearm, Artillery or???

A recent find and so far and now know it is Spanish 1843p but I do not know what the markings signify on the crossguard. From what I've read it could be artillery, pioneers or infantry, possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By Will M
In regards to British pattern swords, scabbards...

In regards to British pattern swords, scabbards can be as valuable as the sword itself. Swords are always priced lower when missing their scabbard.
I tend to pass on scabbard less swords and wait for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,565
Posted By Will M
What use is a 16th century signature on a modern...

What use is a 16th century signature on a modern made sword? Reproduced proof markings also are fake as the weapon was never officially proofed. Whether old repros/fakes or modern these items are...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Will M
Wonderful find of a substantial breast plate....

Wonderful find of a substantial breast plate. Since this is not my area of collecting do you have any illustrations of what the soldier would look like wearing this plate? What type of swords would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Will M
Great results with the metal end. Try googling...

Great results with the metal end.
Try googling building a forge, should not be difficult for you. I would think more difficult to source the coal.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,550
Posted By Will M
Very nice find, the date 1776 is attractive to US...

Very nice find, the date 1776 is attractive to US collectors.
The join in the brass hilt is interesting, any idea why it is there? Possibly a repaired casting flaw? The wear from polishing on the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Will M
The sword appears authentic, the grip ray skin...

The sword appears authentic, the grip ray skin covering replaced at some point and the back strap/pommel a replacement, a poor casting most likely from a copy of this pattern of sword. The guard at...
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