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Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By M ELEY
A most excellent example, Udo! Agree with Will...

A most excellent example, Udo! Agree with Will that this would be an excellent example of the type as a whole.
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 734
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! Shayde, I'm no expert, but everything looks...

Wow! Shayde, I'm no expert, but everything looks legit to me! If it is Historismus, they did a bang-up job at softening the edges and placing the darker patina exactly where you would expect it. In...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By M ELEY
Wayne nailed it. It is an Eastern European...

Wayne nailed it. It is an Eastern European hunting hanger/pandour, late 18th I'd say. Nice piece!
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice piece! Although the word 'composite'...

Very nice piece! Although the word 'composite' sends many collectors running, one has to keep in mind the reference to this piece. As a naval weapon, perhaps it was decommissioned and made as a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on...

Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on the Ethnographics side. I truly feel this one is East Indian. That does not conflict with it being very old and a truly great piece!
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on...

Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on the Ethnographics side. I truly feel this one is East Indian. That does not conflict with it being very old and a truly great piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on...

Perhaps the Moderators might double-post this on the Ethnographics side. I truly feel this one is East Indian. That does not conflict with it being very old and a truly great piece!
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps old East Indian 'parade' halberd? Many of...

Perhaps old East Indian 'parade' halberd? Many of their real weapons and armor had an accompanying dress-style' equivalents. The primitive decoration reminds me exactly like those found on parade...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps old East Indian 'parade' halberd? Many of...

Perhaps old East Indian 'parade' halberd? Many of their real weapons and armor had an accompanying dress-style' equivalents. The primitive decoration reminds me exactly like those found on parade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By M ELEY
Perhaps old East Indian 'parade' halberd? Many of...

Perhaps old East Indian 'parade' halberd? Many of their real weapons and armor had an accompanying dress-style' equivalents. The primitive decoration reminds me exactly like those found on parade...
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By M ELEY
A nice easily concealable blade. Wayne's post...

A nice easily concealable blade. Wayne's post also offers more of the colorful uses of these type dirks by the 'painted ladies'. Pretty nice find and an interesting history to bat!
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By M ELEY
I rather like it. The Gothic style brass hilts...

I rather like it. The Gothic style brass hilts were coming into their own at this period if I'm not mistaken. It's when many of those so-called Satanist French occult daggers started to pop up as...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry, don't recognize the maker. This is a...

Sorry, don't recognize the maker. This is a so-called 'gambler's dirk', made popular in the 1850's-early 1900's period in N America. Many were made here, but also many manufactured in the UK for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By M ELEY
Well, I spent half the day searching my old...

Well, I spent half the day searching my old threads here of the years to no avail. In any case, this subject won't ever be closed because this piece is indeed an ersatz sword. I still think it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By M ELEY
If you mention 'pirate', you get my attention- ;)...

If you mention 'pirate', you get my attention- ;)

I agree that the components of the guard and knucklebow appear European, but something about the grip strikes me as differing from pieces I have...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent points, CC. I also forgot to ask the...

Excellent points, CC. I also forgot to ask the dimensions of the piece. Although it seems strange, some of these trade pieces could even reach the "presentation" quality range, with brass inlays,...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By M ELEY
No problem! And if you decide you don't like it...

No problem! And if you decide you don't like it any more, I'll be happy to take it off your hands! :D ;)
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By M ELEY
Nice!

Hello Rick! Good to see you on this half of the Forum for a change! I would agree first of all that this is indeed a trade spike hatchet, or tomahawk. Just like boarding axes, there might be...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd January 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By M ELEY
More interesting info just learned from this very...

More interesting info just learned from this very Forum and other sources-

The arrow marking at the ricasso is the mark of the Barcelona dagger smith's guild used since the 17th c. and seen on many...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By M ELEY
Both of these are amazing pieces! Don't remember...

Both of these are amazing pieces! Don't remember seeing Ed's thread from earlier. His appears to be a mounted 'wall gun', the precursor to the later swivel guns used both on ship's rails and fortress...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By M ELEY
I'm in total agreement with David and Fernando....

I'm in total agreement with David and Fernando. What a great piece! The 'munitions grade' pieces saw combat, rugged conditions, weathering and really lived the history of the moment! I feel the same...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By M ELEY
An exceptional pistol indeed, made for an...

An exceptional pistol indeed, made for an officer, no doubt. Many of the steel Scottish pistols made for infantry troops of poorer quality, especially after 1770's, but the higher rank officers had...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th January 2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By M ELEY
I've just learned my Forum mailbox was full and...

I've just learned my Forum mailbox was full and have cleared it if anyone has any questions. Also would still consider an offer if interested...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,449
Posted By M ELEY
Remember his post on the Man in Black! He was a...

Remember his post on the Man in Black! He was a HUGE Johnny Cash fan, but, I mean, who isn't?! He was always supportive of our questions and gracious with his massive knowledge. Very much missed...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
We can only hope, Spotted Bull! David has done...

We can only hope, Spotted Bull! David has done thorough research on this elusive subject (boarding axes of all nations, for that matter) and has a great web page to match. Hope others might have some...
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