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Forum: European Armoury Today, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,610
Posted By M ELEY
Astounding!!! I really never expected to see...

Astounding!!! I really never expected to see another cuphilt so exacting as Fernando's, and here it is! Unfortunately, I have nothing to add to Jim and 'Nando's exceptional information and theories....
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry, I'm not savvy enough to attach threads, so...

Sorry, I'm not savvy enough to attach threads, so I brought it up again. It's the "old Dutch hanger' thread presently presented. The Dutch name for these swords, with their entire hilt being a...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By M ELEY
Bumping this thread...

Bumping this thread...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,288
Posted By M ELEY
I like the pics, Barry. Very natural and...

I like the pics, Barry. Very natural and relaxing...in a way! Interesting to see how ethnographic people incorporated natural resources into their weaponry, such a water caltrops, shark's teeth...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By M ELEY
I don't recognize the marks and don't wish to...

I don't recognize the marks and don't wish to complicate the matter, but just to let you know that the lion hilt pic posted on top is not German, but Dutch, ca. 1680-1700, when the entire hilts were...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps my lack of sleep is blurring my memory,...

Perhaps my lack of sleep is blurring my memory, Fernando. I was trying to remember those daggers discussed on the Ethno side that closely resemble and are often mistake for plug bayonets. They were...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By M ELEY
Beautiful French infantry officer's sword!...

Beautiful French infantry officer's sword! Montmorency blades common on hangers/naval swords of the period. No expert. just wanted to remark on this terrific sword. I'm thinking it's...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By M ELEY
As with your other daggers, I see a...

As with your other daggers, I see a European-style dirk, but I suspect it is either an African or Middle-Eastern interpretation of such. The ribbed ivory/bone hilt and up/down facing quillons...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By M ELEY
The blades and very distinctive guards are those...

The blades and very distinctive guards are those found on dress dirks of the late 18th-early 19 c., but the hilts are throwing me. The pommel style is late 18th, the grip reminds me of those daggers...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, that's the one! Hey, yours really is bigger...

Yes, that's the one! Hey, yours really is bigger than mine! :D That fuse is incredible! Hmm, I wonder of which acquaintance you speak? :rolleyes:

I love the markings on the outside of yours. Are...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
Ahhh, a snuff container used by Blackbeard, no...

Ahhh, a snuff container used by Blackbeard, no doubt! I think I'll just hang on to this one for a while! ;)

BTW, Fernando, do you still have your excellent clay example you made the fuse for? She...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
Yes you are, Nando! Yes, you are! :eek: ...

Yes you are, Nando! Yes, you are! :eek: :rolleyes:

I'm very psyched to get a bit of good news for a change (I had a particularly bad day otherwise!). In Michael's newest thread in incendiary...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,333
Posted By M ELEY
Spectacular pics, Michael!!! The Italian ones do...

Spectacular pics, Michael!!! The Italian ones do very closely resemble the one I inquired about on the other thread! Do you have a prospective date on the last pieces posted? 17th-18th c.? or...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By M ELEY
The snow leopard was probably faked as well....

The snow leopard was probably faked as well. Perhaps a plush pink panther toy!- :D :cool: ;)
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Marcus, I imagine that is very possible. In...

Hello Marcus,
I imagine that is very possible. In naval warefare, there was Greek fire that was contained in vessels. In maritime/pirate tradition, there were stink pots, which contained...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, gentlemen, for remarking on this...

Thank you, gentlemen, for remarking on this piece. Yes, Michael, you really did come through for me and I truly value your knowledge on these. I read your other thread from end to end, but didn't...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
More...

Pics resized-hopefully!
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By M ELEY
Incendiary device? Grenade? Or what?

I picked up this odd item a number of years ago (note in the second and third pic that the 'wick' and wooden cap are for show only) at an antiques mall with no provenance or explanation as to what it...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By M ELEY
Spectacular work, gentlemen, in narrowing this...

Spectacular work, gentlemen, in narrowing this piece down and perhaps concluding its origins! I was hoping that Jasper would come through and he did! A worn bore is, as you pointed out Fernando,...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jasper! Hope your trip to London went...

Hello Jasper! Hope your trip to London went well!
Sorry if my second reply had come off as rude! I actually just reposted to keep the thread 'above water', if you know what I mean! Thank you so very...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By M ELEY
Cornelistromp/Jasper? Are you out there? :) ...

Cornelistromp/Jasper? Are you out there? :) :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jasper-help with translation

Hello Jasper. I saw on a recent thread that you were able to identify a swordsmith from a translation. Hoping you might recognize this gentleman. The sword is a small hanger, ealy 18th century. The...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By M ELEY
Is the word 'Admiral' spelled the same in Dutch?...

Is the word 'Admiral' spelled the same in Dutch? Very interesting possibility! My last comment I can even think to ask is, what is the bore of the gun and if it tells us anything? I know certain eras...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, I just had to comment on it, as I am the...

Yes, I just had to comment on it, as I am the Captain! Your points are all solid and much better than my meager guesswork.
Every time I look at those letters, especially on the end, I think I see...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By M ELEY
To my untrained eye, it looks like the ending is...

To my untrained eye, it looks like the ending is an 'EU' vs 'EI". The last identified letter seems to curve that way. Perhaps ending in '-eus', like 'Perseus' or "Maritaneus'. The construction of the...
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