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Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2018, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Ljubljana (Laibach)

Hi all,

I will be making a brief visit to Ljubljana in Slovenia and wonder what the best places are to see arms and armour? I only have limited time and canít travel around (would love to see the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Victrix
:eek: Quite possibly. But we will never know. The...

:eek: Quite possibly. But we will never know. The Mongols had yet to encounter the full might of FVROR TEVTONICVS ET AL :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Victrix
In A.D. 1242 the Mongols failed to capture King...

In A.D. 1242 the Mongols failed to capture King Bela IV of Hungary who fled Westwards into Croatia (in dual monarchy with Hungary in those days) and then the coast of Dalmatia. This meant crossing...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,445
Posted By Victrix
Just to inform those interested in the subject...

Just to inform those interested in the subject that thereís an Osprey Men-at-Arms publication by David Nicolle entitled The Portuguese in the Age of Discovery c.1340-1665. Itís available on the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Victrix
Yes, these were the days before Bluetooth...

Yes, these were the days before Bluetooth technology :D
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Victrix
Done! Cathey you have PMs.

Done! Cathey you have PMs.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Victrix
These lobster tail helmets were used over a very...

These lobster tail helmets were used over a very wide geographical area at a time of intense armament and conflict. They were derived from the Ottoman cicek helmets which were adopted by the lighter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By Victrix
Yes I think you are right about the motif on the...

Yes I think you are right about the motif on the blade. It looks like the one on the scabbard which is a hand holding a hammer emanating from a crown. With some imagination I thought the hammer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By Victrix
Amazing sword. Congratulations! The Second...

Amazing sword. Congratulations! The Second Occupation of Cuba, also called the Cuban Pacification, occurred 1906-09.

I wonder if the engraving of the arm coming out of the sun grasping a key is an...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Victrix
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Victrix
Very nice! :) Is that a belt clip on the side?

Very nice! :) Is that a belt clip on the side?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
Ariel, great to learn about the mec-kilic. I...

Ariel, great to learn about the mec-kilic. I think these chainmail piercing swords have been around almost as long as chainmail itself. In Europe estocs were used in medieaval times but in islamic...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,229
Posted By Victrix
Yes, thatís an interesting point. Also in 18thC...

Yes, thatís an interesting point. Also in 18thC uniforms and weapons had not yet been standardized. Itís possible that less formal units were allowed to use their own personalized sidearms, or that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
There are estocs in different shapes, and the...

There are estocs in different shapes, and the hilts in particular tended to be adapted to suit local customs as Jim mentioned above. The function to penetrate chainmail remained the same. But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
Jens, I know very little about Indian swords...

Jens, I know very little about Indian swords unfortunately (but willing to learn). As I mentioned the length of the tulwar makes it look like an estoc but the tip should be sharper and the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
I wish it was me but unfortunately itís from this...

I wish it was me but unfortunately itís from this website: http://www.harmankaya.net/KasimBeyPanzerstecher.html
It must be some fortunate museum curator fellow handling the beautiful sword :(

But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
As pointed out earlier, Panzerstecher is just...

As pointed out earlier, Panzerstecher is just German for armour piercing sword. In French itís estoc and in Hungarian itís hegyestor, etc.

If the sword in Istanbul looked like this, itís likely a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
It may have been the knightsí horses which were...

It may have been the knightsí horses which were more vulnerable to arrows. When Richard Lionheart marched along the coast in the Holy Land the knights would make sure they had the Mediterranean Sea...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Victrix
Iím not sure estocs were designed to penetrate...

Iím not sure estocs were designed to penetrate plate armour but they look like they could be used to stab any vulnerable gaps in the armour. Estocs were more likely designed specifically to penetrate...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,229
Posted By Victrix
Well the interesting thing about your sword in my...

Well the interesting thing about your sword in my mind is that itís straight single edge (?) with a false edge at the point, and has a knuckle bow. The contemporary Feld Jšger picture you pasted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Victrix
Itís good to see you back here in the Forum, Jim!...

Itís good to see you back here in the Forum, Jim! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th June 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Victrix
I would imagine itís an object to contain...

I would imagine itís an object to contain something of religious significance in a temple. The cow is a holy symbol in India. Not sure why anyone would put that on a gunpowder horn. It might have...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,422
Posted By Victrix
These are from the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army)...

These are from the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army) Museum in Vienna. One is a thrusting sword for pikemen (17thC) and the others are cutting cavalry swords (16thC).
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Victrix
See PM

See PM
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Victrix
The beak of the creature looks too long for a...

The beak of the creature looks too long for a Reichsadler. It looks like a dragon (not that I ever saw one in real life) or a heron/pelican over a crown? The shape of the knob is oddly ĒorganicĒ and...
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