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Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By Victrix
”The Museum dates the Lance to the eighth...

”The Museum dates the Lance to the eighth century.[10] Robert Feather, an English metallurgist and technical engineering writer, tested the lance for a documentary in January 2003.[11][14][15] He was...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By Victrix
There was a documentary on History Channel (or...

There was a documentary on History Channel (or similar) about this spear head. If I remember correctly the item is very old but some parts are newer with some potential roman era parts included...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Victrix
Looks amazing after the cleaning!

Looks amazing after the cleaning!
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By Victrix
Interesting pictures 9 and 10 which presumably...

Interesting pictures 9 and 10 which presumably show Abraham about to sacrifice his child and stopped by an angel. The angel is represented not with wings but in a cloud. It brings to mind the symbol...
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Victrix
That’s the Royal Arms of England: ”Dieu et mon...

That’s the Royal Arms of England: ”Dieu et mon droit” (God and my Right).
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Victrix
It looks like a typical Venetian storta grip,...

It looks like a typical Venetian storta grip, 16-17thC. The blade is slightly unusual shape but obviously for cutting rather than thrusting. I have seen a German felddegen/haudegen with a completely...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Victrix
I think it more likely the mark of Pankraz Taller...

I think it more likely the mark of Pankraz Taller in Bad Hall, Upper Austria. The halberd was purchased in Austria.
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Victrix
After some gentle cleaning. I like to uncover...

After some gentle cleaning. I like to uncover some glint of steel again.
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Victrix
Yes I missed the Description bit: ”Swords with...

Yes I missed the Description bit: ”Swords with hilts of this kind are often described as Viennese. Compare the mark of a pot of flowers on a Solingen sword in the Musée de l' Armée, Paris...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Victrix
Yes I remember this stunning sword. You cleaned...

Yes I remember this stunning sword. You cleaned it so well.

The nearest mark I can find in Kinman’s book has a reference to the Wallace collection which looks about right, although it doesn’t show...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Victrix
I’m currently out on an island in the archipelago...

I’m currently out on an island in the archipelago without access to the book. Will check in few days time.

In the meantime might we see more of your interesting sword?
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By Victrix
I meant the guard. It’s thick and crude compared...

I meant the guard. It’s thick and crude compared to Ulberth’s example. But maybe yours is more meant for business! Hard to tell. As stated earlier I’m not an expert. Great to see the more detailed...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Victrix
I can’t read the writing unfortunately; it’s too...

I can’t read the writing unfortunately; it’s too faint. Seems this crucifix appears with a Moor’s head? I think the year is fairly definite with the earlier version of Reiterdegen in the book having...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By Victrix
Must say Ulfberth’s zweihänder sword looks more...

Must say Ulfberth’s zweihänder sword looks more slender (less thick) with obvious signs of wear and lack of sharp edges.

There’s a place called Golden Lane in Prague Castle which showcases modern...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By Victrix
I’m no expert on zweihänders but they were...

I’m no expert on zweihänders but they were novelties even during their time, some more than others. Arms in Eastern Europe sometimes also appear outsized compared to Western Europe. Difficult to...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By Victrix
Jim, many thanks for your comments. They make...

Jim, many thanks for your comments. They make perfect sense. The reason I asked about the possible use of schiavonas in Scotland is that I have a schiavona purchased in the UK with the motto NE QVID...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Victrix
Staffan Kinman’s ”European Makers of Edged...

Staffan Kinman’s ”European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks” (2015) shows the following with crucifix marks:

Hannes Cleles, Solingen c. 1580-1640
Pedro Hernandez, Toledo @ 1610-1630
Johannes...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By Victrix
Hi Lee, Following on from Jim’s observation that...

Hi Lee,

Following on from Jim’s observation that two of the swords in Drummond’s illustration are in fact schiavonas, I wonder if schiavonas were popularly used by Scottish soldiers at the time, or...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Victrix
I found these two halberds similarly adorned with...

I found these two halberds similarly adorned with the cross of St Andrew.

They are described as:

German halberd ca 1580, and

Styrian halberd ca 1580
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Victrix
This general info about halberds appear in George...

This general info about halberds appear in George Snook’s excellent ”The Halberd and other European Polearms” (1998). The shape generally puts my halberd more in the 16thC which fits with Pankraz...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Victrix
According to research I did for another item...

According to research I did for another item halberds were produced in Upper Austria (Bad Hall, Waldneukirchen, and Steyr), Carinthia (Himmelberg), and Lower Austria in Wiener Neustadt. Pankraz...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Victrix
Austrian halberd

Has anyone seen this type of Austrian halberd before? It was described as from end of 15thC and is rather sturdy. Overall length is 275cm of which the sharp spike alone is 67cm long. The concave...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,988
Posted By Victrix
Not sure how relevant this is but on patriarchal...

Not sure how relevant this is but on patriarchal cross in Portugal from A Treatise On Ecclesiastical Heraldry by John Woodward: The title of patriarch was given to archbishops of metropolis, perhaps...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,988
Posted By Victrix
So what do the letters I A H I stand for? Where...

So what do the letters I A H I stand for?

Where would people date threaded pommel nuts generally?

What’s the meaning of the ”double” patriarchal cross? Seems this cross originated in Byzance and...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By Victrix
The gate doesn’t have to be closed at all times,...

The gate doesn’t have to be closed at all times, but maybe there should be a hill and the moon and star. The towers are properly crenelated though.

Yes looks like a bandsman’s sword and looks...
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