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Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2021, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Hotspur
This Cuttoe Seems A Little Fishy To Me

Currently inbound to me. I should be saving for that one last acquisition but it never seems to last the year. This short little guy should still be a keeper. The blade is only 15"/39.37 cm long. ...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Hotspur
Vicker's White Metal/Britannia was coming in...

Vicker's White Metal/Britannia was coming in during this period but generally not cast in such detail. It was not hallmarked at first.

There was somewhat similarly a period in France 1789-1797...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Hotspur
https://smallswordproject.files.wordpress.com/2015...

https://smallswordproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/diderot_lencyclopedie_26_1780.pdf

A worthwhile free read/download, albeit in French.

The paperback folio book is an inexpensive find and...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,397
Posted By Hotspur
Heart Chalice Catholic ...

Heart

Chalice

Catholic


Hearts/Cups Royalty/Church
Spades/Swords Military
Diamonds/Pentacles/Coins Guilds/Merchants
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By Hotspur
French 1767 Hussar?

Posted elsewhere with only a family background before WWII.

Too few photos and not terrific detail. I could only come up with a general opinion, Petards paper and an auction (Christie's) listing....
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,397
Posted By Hotspur
For scale Jim. The sabre is a hussar type,...

For scale Jim. The sabre is a hussar type, picked up with smaller hilts in the 1780s.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,397
Posted By Hotspur
Jim. what are you doing with my sword? :D ...

Jim. what are you doing with my sword? :D

IDed by the curator/director of the Higgins Armoury as mid century 18th and the sword came from Dominic Grant during a Scandic adventure. A late Wundes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 04:07 AM
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Views: 1,198
Posted By Hotspur
Thanks a bunch guys I will pass that on. I...

Thanks a bunch guys I will pass that on.

I kind of thought it was upside down (and to be read right to left)

Cheers
GC
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 08:34 PM
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Views: 1,198
Posted By Hotspur
A Servicable Sword Or Decorative?

Apparently a throwaway, I would suggest it is a decorative sword. I don't know if there were ceremonial wedding swords or such but I'm getting that kind of vibe. I cannot translate the blade...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Hotspur
I would suggest that the scabbard is slipped...

I would suggest that the scabbard is slipped through the mouth of a frog, then stopped and secured on a frog stud. This is a system that has been used into the 20th century and I show a 1957 Sig...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Hotspur
Thanks. The thin leather grip is the same...

Thanks. The thin leather grip is the same consistency as a much later (1850s) Bavarian Landwehr sword that I have. The peen on this is exceptionally clean. If it is a composite, it was done very...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 03:04 AM
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Views: 779
Posted By Hotspur
A couple of in progress from yesterday. Reduced...

A couple of in progress from yesterday. Reduced somewhat for the uploader. A couple of quick snaps that reveal I still have more work to do. Alas no scabbard. The blade is only 1" wide at the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Hotspur
A German French Whatzit First Empire (?) Sabre

A recent adoption I'm working on. Sometimes the offer is for less than one would bid. The blade is about 33 1/2" long. The etching goes right up the length of the fuller to the end. The hilt is...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Hotspur
SH&G bought entire swords from Ames, as well as...

SH&G bought entire swords from Ames, as well as mounting fancy swords. They were literally around the corner from Tiffany.

The books mentioned are fairly inexpensive and available directly from...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Hotspur
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

Merry Christmas
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,580
Posted By Hotspur
A side note in nomenclature. British models were...

A side note in nomenclature. British models were prefixed with a p. p1796, etc. I'll let the gods debate the scope of flank officer swords but my understanding is that the term accommodates both...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,492
Posted By Hotspur
As noted in the ASAC article. there were other...

As noted in the ASAC article. there were other makers making similar swords. The Potter swords were made to a pattern satisfying British wants, so it stands to reason they mimic the English swords....
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Hotspur
Just that quick, a note from Mark Cloke of Old...

Just that quick, a note from Mark Cloke of Old Swords

"From Espados Espanolas by Vincente Toledo Momparler. A good book for Spanish ID's."

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,622
Posted By Hotspur
Posting a Whatzit?Danish or Spanish?

Posting a Whatzit? from a forum board. I know I have seen this somewhere before and iirc, the first half of the 19th century.

Danish cutlass or Spanish fascine, I just don't recall what the ID...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hotspur
Yes, I am aware. However even your last...

Yes, I am aware. However even your last reference lists them as Schnitzler&Kirschbaum (imo both of whom were agents, not makers/smiths), and not listed as K&S aside from that one source.

At any...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hotspur
Another contention in the names list there is the...

Another contention in the names list there is the K&S, which is labeled by most as Kirschbaum&Schimmelbush, not Kirschbaum&Schnitzler.

All tripe? I think not but how some read differences from...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hotspur
I understand it as F for fils. I don't know if a...

I understand it as F for fils. I don't know if a link to SFI would cause a problem but a discussion over the decades. A quote from Robert Wilkinson-Latham



Granted, this was from a Bonham...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,199
Posted By Hotspur
The scarf weld is fairly apparent. There were...

The scarf weld is fairly apparent. There were definitely lathe screw threads of size well before the Victorian age and certainly in the 18th century. If you have, or can borrow some thread gauges ...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hotspur
I have a small contention regarding SH and SHF as...

I have a small contention regarding SH and SHF as Samuel Hoppe. Samuel Hoppe is listed later in the 19th century and definitely as displaying a beehive mark.

Contrarily and confirmed in other...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,514
Posted By Hotspur
I would rather say I know as much as some,...

I would rather say I know as much as some, regarding some topics but learning all the time. One might say I have a bachelor of the arts in spathology, a masters degree in US sword evolution and...
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