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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By M ELEY
Well, I spent half the day searching my old...

Well, I spent half the day searching my old threads here of the years to no avail. In any case, this subject won't ever be closed because this piece is indeed an ersatz sword. I still think it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By M ELEY
If you mention 'pirate', you get my attention- ;)...

If you mention 'pirate', you get my attention- ;)

I agree that the components of the guard and knucklebow appear European, but something about the grip strikes me as differing from pieces I have...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent points, CC. I also forgot to ask the...

Excellent points, CC. I also forgot to ask the dimensions of the piece. Although it seems strange, some of these trade pieces could even reach the "presentation" quality range, with brass inlays,...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By M ELEY
No problem! And if you decide you don't like it...

No problem! And if you decide you don't like it any more, I'll be happy to take it off your hands! :D ;)
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By M ELEY
Nice!

Hello Rick! Good to see you on this half of the Forum for a change! I would agree first of all that this is indeed a trade spike hatchet, or tomahawk. Just like boarding axes, there might be...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd January 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
More interesting info just learned from this very...

More interesting info just learned from this very Forum and other sources-

The arrow marking at the ricasso is the mark of the Barcelona dagger smith's guild used since the 17th c. and seen on many...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By M ELEY
Both of these are amazing pieces! Don't remember...

Both of these are amazing pieces! Don't remember seeing Ed's thread from earlier. His appears to be a mounted 'wall gun', the precursor to the later swivel guns used both on ship's rails and fortress...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By M ELEY
I'm in total agreement with David and Fernando....

I'm in total agreement with David and Fernando. What a great piece! The 'munitions grade' pieces saw combat, rugged conditions, weathering and really lived the history of the moment! I feel the same...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By M ELEY
An exceptional pistol indeed, made for an...

An exceptional pistol indeed, made for an officer, no doubt. Many of the steel Scottish pistols made for infantry troops of poorer quality, especially after 1770's, but the higher rank officers had...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th January 2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
I've just learned my Forum mailbox was full and...

I've just learned my Forum mailbox was full and have cleared it if anyone has any questions. Also would still consider an offer if interested...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,156
Posted By M ELEY
Remember his post on the Man in Black! He was a...

Remember his post on the Man in Black! He was a HUGE Johnny Cash fan, but, I mean, who isn't?! He was always supportive of our questions and gracious with his massive knowledge. Very much missed...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By M ELEY
We can only hope, Spotted Bull! David has done...

We can only hope, Spotted Bull! David has done thorough research on this elusive subject (boarding axes of all nations, for that matter) and has a great web page to match. Hope others might have some...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th January 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
Last offer I'm afraid then perhaps off to eBay (...

Last offer I'm afraid then perhaps off to eBay ( :( )-

$1500

(what I paid for it nearly twenty years ago) and I'll also throw in shipping if in the U.S.
Forum: Swap Forum 5th January 2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
I've been told by a friend much more...

I've been told by a friend much more knowledgeable than I that these were more prevalent in the Caribbean and coastal areas of the Spanish Main than they ever were in the American SW. A true piece of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By M ELEY
Happy New Year, everyone!

Hope your New Year will bring you lots of joy, good health and a sharp pointy present or two! :D

Mark
Forum: Swap Forum 30th December 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
I would hate to sell this on eBay!!! :( $1600...

I would hate to sell this on eBay!!! :(

$1600 and I'll pay shipping. Also open to offers???
Forum: Swap Forum 29th December 2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
Check out Cathey's thread for 'Spanish bilbo...

Check out Cathey's thread for 'Spanish bilbo 1700' for info on these...

Now $1650 + shipping- :)
Forum: Swap Forum 28th December 2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
The arrow stamp has not been researched and may...

The arrow stamp has not been researched and may hopefully bring up some interesting information about the blade maker. Consider how much the sword merchants and catalogs are asking for this type...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By M ELEY
My vote is Scottish. The English pommels were...

My vote is Scottish. The English pommels were still more 'bun-shaped'. Also, from the style of the basket, this appears post-Rebellion, so many of the Scottish swords of the next period (1770's on)...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th December 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
More pics- Spanish bilbo

This is the sword that made its way to the New World. Spanish soldiers on the Spanish Main stood guard over forts in St. Augustine and Puerto Rico with these swords. Of course, they found their way...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th December 2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By M ELEY
SPANISH BILBO BROADSWORD 18th c.

Here we have a nice 18th c. Spanish bilbo broadsword with six-sided German-made blade with rounded tip. The bilobate hilt secured with 4 rivets and possesses curved quillons versus the straight seen...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By M ELEY
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and may the...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and may the season bring all of you something wonderful!
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jim and thanks for your help on this...

Hello Jim and thanks for your help on this intriguing piece! Still not in hand, but I'm expecting it today or perhaps tomorrow (Christmas delays and all). I still feel the chronological time period...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By M ELEY
It turns out Ulfberth posted a half-basket sword...

It turns out Ulfberth posted a half-basket sword with the exact king's head marking - here's the pics


And here's the...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice find, Wayne! I personally would clean...

Very nice find, Wayne! I personally would clean the blade and refinish the discs to their traditional japanned black. Lots of questions to consider once you have the sword in hand. Is it for sure the...
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