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Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cathey
16th Century Style Broad Sword

Hi Guys

Sorry for not responding sooner, I don't have the sword at home so can only work from the photographs I took when I last visited the owner. The hilt is Iron not bronze, just look brown in...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cathey
16th Century Style Broad Sword

Hi Guys

I am in the process of cataloguing a friend’s collection, and among his swords is this one which was sold to him many years ago as medieval. I personally have no idea with this one, the orb...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cathey
Fish Skin Grips on British Swords?

Hi Guys

I was recently offered a c1640 British sword, but Rex was put off by the good condition fish skin grip and buff liner. I am sure the sword is correct and agree with Rex that the addition of...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By Cathey
English Civil War Officer's Carbine Belt

Hi Guys

It is with great relief that I can now confirm that this item is authentic. I must thank Keith Dowen is Assistant Curator of Armour at the Royal Armouries in Leeds for authenticating this...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By Cathey
Carbine Shoulder Belt c1630

Hi Fernado,

My pictures make the clip newer than it does in the flesh. I have had a friend who works with metal examine the clip and he is certain it is of the period. Attached is a picture of the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By Cathey
English Civil War Officer’s Carbine Cross Belt c1630

Hi Guys

We recently purchased a collection of English Civil War Armour and also on offer was a 17th century English Officer's Carbine Cross belt. I have never come across anything like this before,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Cathey
Help with French Sword

Hi Guys

I picked up this sword recently and it was described to me as a 1780 pattern French General Officers sword. I can’t find it in the books I have on French swords and believe it to be later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,285
Posted By Cathey
Western European Mameluke Officer's Sword

Hi Guys

I originally posted this sword on the Ethnographic Weapons page of Vikingsword Forum, as the previous owner had it marked down as a Turkish Generals Sword. Thanks to assistance from this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cathey
Turkish Officer's Sword

Hi Guys,

Don't think it is a band sword due to the size and the inclusion of decoration (albeit small) on the blade. I have examples of grips carved in both bone and ivory in this style that are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cathey
Turkish Officer's Sword

Hi Guys

This sword belonged to a friend of mine who sadly passed away last year. I am assuming it is a Turkish Officers Sword buy it is completely out of my field so I am hoping someone may be...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,046
Posted By Cathey
Hounslow Hanger information request?

Hi Guys

Does anyone have ''The London Cutler 'Benjamin Stone' and the Hounslow Sword and Blade Manufactories" Journal of the Arms & Armour Society Vol 6 No 1 2009- Pp 12-61, also I am trying to...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cathey
It's definitley British

Sorry Guys, but its a brittish pattern sword.

The hilt has the crossed Sword and Batton for the 1831 pattern British Mamaluke and the retailer has been identifed at German 1830-1860. In the 1860's...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cathey
Non Regulation British Pattern 1831 Mameluke

Hi Guys, looking for some help with this sword.

Nationality: British
Date: Probably Post 1898
Overall Length: Overall Length 40 1/2” 120.9 cm Sword Only 38” 96.4 cm
Blade length: 33” 83.9...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 133,217
Posted By Cathey
Slitted Guard basket hilted

Hi Guys

The Baron has come to our aid after all. It appears this basket hilt dates between 1575-1600 and is referred to by the Baron of Earlshall in his book "The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 133,217
Posted By Cathey
Still a Mystery

Hi Guys

Nothing in my data base so this one has me a bit puzzled. It appears to combine elements from at least three early swords featured in Mazansky. No20A Certainly a very similar basket, VII...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 133,217
Posted By Cathey
Scottish Sword?

Hi Bakerbarang

I can honestly say I have not seen one of these before. You are correct in that it does closely resemble the one featured on Page 62 of MAZANSKY Cyril British Basket-hilted Swords. ...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By Cathey
2nd example

Here are the pictures of the second example Vitrix supplied, cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By Cathey
Non Articulated Lobster Tail Helmet

Hi guys
I think the helmet was originally black japanned which having worn does make the helmet appear to be in worse condition than it actually is, however it has certainly seen its share of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By Cathey
The straps inside!

Hi Guys

The straps inside are leather which I thought odd given the tail is not articulated. However the pictures Vitrex sent me have the same straps inside as this one and the overall helmets...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,309
Posted By Cathey
17th Century Scottish Iron Bill

Hi Guys

Another item I am photographing for a friend that I have not seen in the flesh before and know nothing about. It has been described as a 17th Century Scottish Iron Bill, with a makers mark....
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By Cathey
Lobster Tail Helmet

Hi Guys

A friend of mine recently purchased a lobster tail helmet that is quite different from the three I already have in my collection. I have assumed it is munitions quality as the lobster tail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,576
Posted By Cathey
African Spear Heads

Thanks guys for your help here,

The great variation in African spear heads is certainly interesting. None of the books in my library really deal with them in sufficient detail.

Regards Cathey and...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,725
Posted By Cathey
The Baron of Earlshall

Hi guys

Sadly I can confirm that the Baron of Earlshall (Lord David Baxter) has passed away, his death announced on Sword Forum on the 30th April this year. At this stage we have no idea what that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,576
Posted By Cathey
African Spear Heads

Hi Guys

Many years ago I purchased a display shield featuring 7 various African spear heads and have never made any attempt to identify them. I was wondering if any one on the Forum can...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,409
Posted By Cathey
Beak Ned Swords (Ribbon Hilts)

Hi Bob, good to hear from you.

With regard to your ribbon hilt, of course I don’t have the luxury of having actually held your sword; however you may have been a little hasty believing it to be a...
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