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Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 132
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Posted By Cathey
Origins of the Basket hilt

Hi Ibrahiim,

I suspect the Basket hilt in its simplest form did originate in England, although given that mercenary’s etc travelled all over Britain they may well have been in use by the Scott’s and...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Early British Baskets

Hi Guys,

With the mention of the Mary Rose sword I thought I would post the information I have on that sword and the Thames sword, which I don’t think gets as much attention. The earliest sword in...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
The last mark

Hi Jasper

Great to see you join the thread, I am always thrilled to see your early swords. Sorry to disappoint you on this one though, I wish it was a rapier blade; the photograph must be...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Scottish Blade with numerous armourors marks!

Scottish Blade with numerous armourers marks!

Hi Jim, did you miss the sword I just posted #106. I put this up deliberately for those that get excited about sword blades and armourers marks as this...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
English Basket Hilted Backsword (Irish Hilt)

Hi Guys,

When it comes to blade marks this sword has a huge variety of them.

Date Circa 1610-40
Overall Length 39 ¾” 111cm
Blade length 34 1/8” 86.7 cm
Blade widest point 1 1/8” 2.8 cm
Hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Ethnographic Weapons

Dear Jim

My understanding is the Ethnographic Weapons forum exists to deal in detail with weapons such as African broadswords, kaskara and takouba etc, unless I am mistaken this is the European...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
S-Bar Basket Hilts

Hi Stephen,

I think the engraving was purely patriotic, however I doubt we will ever know what the thinking was behind this one at the time. Anyway, I thought I would move on to another interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
The question of blades

Hi Guys

I went back to my file of correspondence with the Baron of Earlshall, and noted that this sword was one he requested additional pictures of for his book back in 2007. The Baron dated the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
English Dragoon Basket Hilt?

Hi Ulfberth,

I agree with Jim these are fabulous drawings, it would be great to access an English translation of what text may have accompanied them in the original book.

Now here is an Odd Basket...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
French Basket hilt

Hi Ulfberth,

I concur with Eljays thoughts on this sword and was wondering if you had any more pictures of this sword you could post. It would be great to see a close up of the hilt and pommel...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
The sword you traded

HI Eljay,

Very interesting sword, your right at first glance distinctly British. Did you keep pictures of the other sword you traded, if so I would love to see them.

Cheer Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Basket hilt – English or Scottish?

Date Circa 1640-1660
Nationality Scottish/English
Overall Length 99.2 cm (39.1 inches)
Blade length 86.7 cm (34.1 inches)
Blade widest point 3.8 cm (1.5 inches)
Hilt widest point 10.5 cm ...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
This has nothing to do with Africa

Hi Guys

I just want to put this to bed and get the thread back to its intended subject Basket Hilts not African blades.

Let me be clear, my sword has a German blade circa 1700, this has been...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Czerny lot 186

Hi Will

Actually I think lot 186 at Czerny’s recent sale is correct. Looking at the way they photograph things I think the strange colour is just the way they have cleaned up there photo’s on the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Hi Ibrahiim

With the very early baskets there is certainly been some research to suggest that origins between Scottish, Irish and English are very blurred. There is a particularly good article written on the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Its all about the Pommel

Hi Eljay and welcome Ibrahiim

Eljay you are correct, when it comes to hilt construction, actually there has been one posted on this site in the past. However, it is the pommel that sets the so...
Forum: European Armoury 30th March 2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Kaskara’s with earlier German blades

Hi Iain

You are quite correct about the similarly as many Kaskara’s often have earlier European blades including those featuring the double moons. A number of those you have featured are probably...
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,178
Posted By Cathey
Crescent Moon Marks on Basket Hilts

Beak Nose Basket Hilt Sword

Nationality Scottish
Date Circa 1600
Maker/Retailer Blade possible by Stamm Clemens Soligen?
Overall Length 38 3/8” 97.4 cm
Blade length 32 ¾” 83.3 cm
Blade widest...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Cathey
Christmas Card from Cathey & Rex

Happy Christmas and collecting, you can never have too many swords. Hope to see a few more swords under the tree in the morning.

Best wishes for 2014 Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Cathey
Pata Gauntlet Tigers head Sword

Nationality Indian
Overall Length 97.7 cm 38 ½“
Blade length 69.4 cm 27 3/8“
Blade widest point 3.5 cm 1 3/8”
Hilt widest point Gauntlet 28 cm 11” long 9.10 cm 4” wide

Marks, etc.: Etched...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Cathey
Early Dirk

Hi guys

Sorry I have been so slow to respond, however work interferes with my research time. I have attached the page from The Scottish Dirk by James D Foreman featuring a similar dirk in better...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Cathey
Early Dagger, origin possibly Scottish

This dagger appears to have significant age, with the wooden grip feeling very warn to the touch. The grip appears to have lost a cap of some description and some of the wood near the blade. The...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Cathey
Happy Christmas

Hi Guys

This year’s Christmas photo attached. Happy collecting in 2013, and let’s hope the world economy improves so we can all buy more swords and stuff

Cheers Rex and Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cathey
British Early 1821 Light Cavalry

Hi Jim

Sorry can’t agree on the latter dating or German maker. I have a number of 1796 and early 1821 patterns (including a William 4th) and a 1796 beaked hilt and agree with the British collectors...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cathey
Transitional pattern 1821 British

Hi Ibrahiim al Balooshi

I posted this sword on two other forums in the hope of getting as many thoughts as possible and the general consensus is that the sword is British manufactured for an East...
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