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Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2019, 12:09 PM
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Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2019, 08:57 AM
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Hello Mr Maddison and greetings I believe your...

Hello Mr Maddison and greetings I believe your ancestor was the famous gentleman who was unfortunately caught having ridden his horse as far as about Edmundbyers but was caught by troopers in...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2017, 04:40 PM
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That is quite an amazing development Keith. ...

That is quite an amazing development Keith.

I agree to much of your reasons why Shotley was not supplying the Jacobites although it is a protracted group who also seeded much of the border riever...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2017, 02:48 PM
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That is a great bit of research Keith......

That is a great bit of research Keith... especially on the glass vessel. I think you are close to cracking the enigma on the ceiling artwork in the Cutlers Hall.. I reckon it was borrowed/ taken by...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2017, 08:35 AM
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Salaams Keith~ Therein lies a tale :) ~ The...

Salaams Keith~ Therein lies a tale :) ~ The Shotley wording uses Flying Fox in describing the Solingen animal... It wasn't the bushy tail version... it was the stick-like wolf. The Wolf of Passau....
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2017, 11:32 AM
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PLEASE See post 13 It refers to the competition...

PLEASE See post 13 It refers to the competition and it was when after winning the crown they changed the name of the Sword Inn to the Crown and Crossed Swords. I recall a spurious note about the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2017, 10:11 PM
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Yes and No to all of that~ The story has lies and...

Yes and No to all of that~ The story has lies and myth intermixed with half truths and all sorts of counter claims... The sword makers would not want to be implicated in the Jacobite supply of arms...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 04:07 PM
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Salaams Hotspur, Great post thanks ~ As a...

Salaams Hotspur, Great post thanks ~ As a university teacher I can assure you of the value of a broad cross section of referencing as you will deduce by looking at any of my threads... It is...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 02:05 PM
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We are dealing with hollow ground swords which by...

We are dealing with hollow ground swords which by cross section are triangular. For a general description please see Matt Easton on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMd3G5x6CIc

Whilst this is...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 10:03 AM
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An interesting vignette exists although on knife...

An interesting vignette exists although on knife making at Solingen at http://www.worldknives.com/info/knife-history-documentary-the-solingen-project-world-knives-68.html
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 08:14 AM
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In a further note at...

In a further note at http://www.metalworkingworldmagazine.com/a-short-sheet-metal-history/

Quote"The first industrial plant of which we have certain news was used in 1615, to obtain lead and tin...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 07:49 AM
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The point is that the Solingen swordmakers had a...

The point is that the Solingen swordmakers had a device for turning out what some recognise as Biscayayne or Colichemarde blades for which there was an enormous demand in the rest of Europe. They...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 11:08 PM
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The Percy family is a most interesting group... I...

The Percy family is a most interesting group... I noted the excellent history of each member on https://www.alnwickcastle.com/explore/the-history/the-percy-family :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 07:33 PM
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I wonder what blade marks they have ... Assuming...

I wonder what blade marks they have ... Assuming they were on route to Shotley Bridge? I would guess passau wolf marks. Good luck with the search.
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 12:34 AM
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Great stuff Keith.The point is we dont know..as...

Great stuff Keith.The point is we dont know..as no machine ever appeared but it may well have been a hammer and grinding wheel combination. They used big water powered and later steam powered...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2017, 08:15 PM
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Salaams Jim and exactly the kind of backup needed...

Salaams Jim and exactly the kind of backup needed just now as the thread enters murky waters... not that we have crystal clarity and as experienced by Kieth on the ground quite a lot of myth and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 03:26 AM
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Another take on what they meant by Hollows; They...

Another take on what they meant by Hollows; They use the word in two ways I suspect... First to describe a sword e.g. Hangers with two hollows by which I think they mean fullers. However when they...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 08:45 PM
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Its a good point and since they were all...

Its a good point and since they were all smuggling the basic Colichemardes into England at the time I personally don't believe there was a machine in the entire country doing this work. They were all...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 08:42 PM
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Although Burton was wrong at page 135 in his epic...

Although Burton was wrong at page 135 in his epic Book of Swords where he indicated Colichemarde going suddenly out of fashion at the time of Louis 14th he does show interesting perspective on the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 08:20 PM
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Certainly the Solingen people had a machine with...

Certainly the Solingen people had a machine with little wheels...presumeably small grinders..and hollows were the heavily grooved out blades as seen on Colichemarde blades. Below is how the normal...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2017, 08:43 PM
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Salaams Keith ~ What an interesting article that...

Salaams Keith ~ What an interesting article that is...I still couldn't see any reference in it to the type of mark; wolf or fox, if any, at Hounslow though several of the bladesmiths used the Me...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2017, 04:52 PM
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SEE your #35 on Benjamin Stone...who appears to...

SEE your #35 on Benjamin Stone...who appears to have been a major importer of European blades into London viz; think the presence of the wolf/fox on Hounslow swords may be due to Benjamin Stone, a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2017, 08:48 PM
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Salaams Kieth~Regarding the above and #207. Yes...

Salaams Kieth~Regarding the above and #207. Yes it seems a huge raveled up mix of incredible puzzles, lies and deceit...I think a lot of it was done to throw the opposition...Misinformation etc

On...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2017, 02:21 PM
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Not quite since Me Fecit or made in...was used in...

Not quite since Me Fecit or made in...was used in Solingen as well... and in Hounslow..See


https://stmargarets.london/archives/2014/03/hounslow_swords.html

However, you will see the same...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 01:04 PM
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Salaams Kieth ~ It will be interesting to see...

Salaams Kieth ~ It will be interesting to see this group of blades you speak of... The only fox I saw said to be Hounslow ...and with an H in it... is above at #206 last photo, though it is a picture...
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