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Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2012, 07:30 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
correct. Particularly among the german states,...

correct. Particularly among the german states, the style of short curved messer/falchion became associated with that action and took the name.

sort of like a Bowie knife is named after the person it...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
Having just clicked the link and seen the photos,...

Having just clicked the link and seen the photos, I just developed a strange medical condition, and turned a thorough shade of green...

you lucky, lucky bastard.

(I mean that in the best possible...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2012, 09:11 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
likewise, I'd be interested in data on messer for...

likewise, I'd be interested in data on messer for my work on the subject, I've got my hands on only two examples so far (And have yet to even start thinking about collecting data on where in the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2012, 04:56 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
Guilty as charged. I've been a bit lax in my...

Guilty as charged.


I've been a bit lax in my research the last few months; been sidelined by historical consultancy work for a videogame company. It pays the bills...

that said, I've generally...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
Does anyone happen to have a copy of...

Does anyone happen to have a copy of "European Arms and Armor of the XV-XIX Century from the William Randolph Hearst Collection"?

It might be a good starting point to start trying to ascertain when...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2012, 09:35 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
Agreed. I'd have used a phrase significantly more...

Agreed.
I'd have used a phrase significantly more offensive than "nonsense" myself. But then I am scottish.

But that's what the Reichsstadtmuseum Rothenburg one now has attributed to it on the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2012, 04:56 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
I remain unconvinced on the pair, I'm afraid....

I remain unconvinced on the pair, I'm afraid.

the fact they came from the same source, so similar is what puzzles me. This falchion type is from the 1240s through to about 1320, the lipped-point...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2012, 01:51 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
I'm absolutely in agreement, that the actual...

I'm absolutely in agreement, that the actual dimensions do need to be catalogued carefully, its part of what I've been doing with the existing examples that I've been studying.

The thing that they...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2012, 09:17 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
Edit: Since I'm still on probation in case I'm...

Edit: Since I'm still on probation in case I'm secretly a med-ads-spamming bot, I cant edit the post I had made yet, so I'll have to add to it...

I'd just like to emphasise that I'm certainly not...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
ahh. I'm not certain what the status of the...

ahh. I'm not certain what the status of the Hermann-Historica example was, I was told by Carl Koppeschaar that it failed to sell after the previous auction, but I'm uncertain of any developments...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2012, 03:42 AM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
An additional note before I head off for the...

An additional note before I head off for the night:

your figure 9b, the excavated falchion which was on auction with Hermann-Historica, but did not sell.

I have documentation of this one, and its...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2012, 02:53 AM
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Posted By J.G.Elmslie
Well, what to say... Swordfish, I'm absolutely...

Well, what to say...

Swordfish, I'm absolutely fascinated by the documentation and study you've produced here - namely as I've been workingon exactly the same subject matter in myself for the last 6...
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