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Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Will M
Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one...

Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one of this type it definitely suffice.
Try searching here: https://www.rct.uk/
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Will M
1845 Staff Officers Sword Northamptonshire Regt.

Just received this hidden gem an 1845 Staff Officer sword that was quite oxidized and grubby.
Etched with Capt T. E. Compton D.A.A.G. Hobson & Sons 1-3 & 5 Lexington Street London W. The brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Will M
The closest lance head yours resembles is the...

The closest lance head yours resembles is the British 1846 with the long langets removed and a tang added. Ref: The Cavalry Lance, Alan Larsen & Henry Yallop
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Will M
Something like that is best strapped to a piece...

Something like that is best strapped to a piece of 2x4. Newspaper doesn't work as well as bubble wrap but should have been sufficient. Of course size of box increases price of shipping but more...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd March 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Will M
Retracted. No longer offered.

Retracted. No longer offered.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By Will M
Wilkinson sword used steel very similar to 1095....

Wilkinson sword used steel very similar to 1095. Main sword manufacturers thought this was the best steel to use for swords. If modern makers use some other steels they probably use it due to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Will M
I mostly collect Victorian era but have some...

I mostly collect Victorian era but have some 17th/18th century swords.
By looking at its construction and corrosion etc. my gut feeling is that this sword was made in the Victorian era.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
I found several families using this...

I found several families using this "hand", but this one stood out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Lamont
Forum: Swap Forum 12th February 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Will M
FS 1770's Revolutionary Slotted Hilt Cavalry Sword by Wyatt

Selling a 1770's Revolutionary cavalry sword marked WYATT. Has 35 1/2" curved clip point blade. $6250 Can incl. shipping.
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By Will M
This won't sneak by Canada Customs and they'll...

This won't sneak by Canada Customs and they'll slap 13% tax on top of the total.
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Will M
That is a magnificent pistol, can you forward to...

That is a magnificent pistol, can you forward to my address? I have a post lady who delivers to my door and I'm in the country!
:D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,373
Posted By Will M
The problem I see with it is when the...

The problem I see with it is when the "stones" are not real gem stones then the "gold" will not be solid but a gilt. You do not use pure gold with glass stones, just does not make sense. Hopefully we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,368
Posted By Will M
Birchwood casey Gunstock finish works very well...

Birchwood casey Gunstock finish works very well for wood and dries fairly quickly. You can have it as a dull to gloss finish depending on coats applied and whether you rub it in to a gloss. Very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,368
Posted By Will M
I don't use oil on any of my collection, messy...

I don't use oil on any of my collection, messy and gets where you don't want it and gravity pulls it down. Boiled Linseed oil has chemicals in it so it hardens and dries, raw never dries. WD40 is a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Will M
I can only compare your sword to a hanger I have...

I can only compare your sword to a hanger I have that is British circ 1790
The pommel has that extended tip or point facing downwards which is not typical of other swords.
I would say it's British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By Will M
When it comes to militaria shows I find less than...

When it comes to militaria shows I find less than 1% of a large city attend, in fact 0.0001%. I base this on Toronto of 3 million and 300 people attend the Etobicoke show.
I think many collectors...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Will M
The inspection marking Crown/E/23, "E"...

The inspection marking Crown/E/23, "E" being Enfield. Most likely a Household Cavalry cuirasse. Very nice find, wish I had one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,808
Posted By Will M
I would think originally it had a flintlock...

I would think originally it had a flintlock mechanism. The wood appears to be later without a way to mount a mechanism.
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Will M
The lettering could have been done somewhat...

The lettering could have been done somewhat hastily in the field when many regiments were together and needed ownership markings on their arms.
Anyone with minimum skills could be drafted to help...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Will M
In the link posted is this: "Another cast...

In the link posted is this:
"Another cast lion hilt in Neumann's to consider is attached below here. I have it handy as an example of brass work from another discussion. What is listed there as...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By Will M
Any context to where it was found and when? i...

Any context to where it was found and when?
i would say not more than a century old.
The ball on the end could be a pivot point. It's not a weapon or part of one.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Will M
The sword is a British pattern and is a patent...

The sword is a British pattern and is a patent hilt design with the full tang visible through the grip.
Interesting the link shows the reference book as it's a French naval sword but actually a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,406
Posted By Will M
Silver solder creates a very strong bond. I've...

Silver solder creates a very strong bond. I've used silver solder many times and it can flow into areas and fill them. Heat is more than lead solder but I believe less than brazing. Difficult to find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Will M
I too have learned that lesson, never buy if the...

I too have learned that lesson, never buy if the seller uses GSP. Between Ebay fees and fees on the shipping costs it takes a 20% bite out of the sellers profits.
Ebay dreams up blanket restrictions...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By Will M
Spanish Sidearm, Artillery or???

A recent find and so far and now know it is Spanish 1843p but I do not know what the markings signify on the crossguard. From what I've read it could be artillery, pioneers or infantry, possibly...
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