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Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2022, 02:56 AM
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17th century Swiss Sabre

Hi guys

I started saving the sword lots from Hermann’s from Catalogue number 60. Sadly, I have been unable to find a copy of Catalogue Hermann Historica, Munich, 56. auction European Court swords...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Cathey
Swiss Sabre

Hi Jasper

Can you tell me where you found the texts on "Reiterschwerter"? I am trying to increase my library on European swords pre 1700 and thanks to Google translate I can now almost decipher...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Cathey
Latin insrciption

Thankyou for this, I am really struggling with the flowery cursive writing. Yes I agree Switzerland is most likely. I am still not sure what to call it though, a swiss sabre, horsemans sword or...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Cathey
17th century Swiss Sabre

Hi Guys

I recently acquired this Swiss Horseman’s sabre with an Iron hilt, and another described as a German Campaign sword with a brass pommel and guard. I have been trying to find a more...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Cathey
Bears make sense

thanks for that, I thought they were pretty ordinary looking lions, if they are meant to be bears that makes more sense.

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Cathey
Swis-Campaign Sword-c1660

Hi Guys

I am particularly looking for research information on a specific form of early Military sabre that features a dog or lion head pommel. I think they are usually described as Swiss or German...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2022, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Cathey
Books on early European swords

Hi Guys

I have A.V.B.Norman, The Rapier and Small Sword 1460-1820, and have just ordered H.Koelling/H. Mueller, Europäische Hieb- und Stichwaffen and Blankwaffen I & 2 - Heribert Seitz (Klinkhardt...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Cathey
Looking for References for 16th to 17th century European swords

Hi Guys

I am looking for advice on the best reference books to buy that deal with 16th to 17th European swords. I realise these might not be published in English but with google translate that is...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 939
Posted By Cathey
Has anyone heard of Andrew Garcia?

Hi Guys

A friend is looking to buy from this dealer Antique Armor Andrew Garcia and I was wondering if any one knew anything about him that they would be prepared to share. My personal email is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,804
Posted By Cathey
East meets West or Vice a versa

Hi Guys

Just to confuse things a little more, this Hunting Sword is Spanish but heavily influenced by the Moors. It was the late Claude Blair that confirmed this connection and identified SAN RoqE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,804
Posted By Cathey
Shikargah

Hi Norman

Thankyou for raising the issue of European Hunting swords of which I have a growing collection. I think the point you raise is more than valid and one I will pursue in my research. If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,804
Posted By Cathey
Hunting Tulwar (Tulwar Shikargah)

Hi Guys

Jens has suggested I look at these references but sadly I only have Volume 1, if anyone has Volume 2 of Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition and can scan the following references I would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,804
Posted By Cathey
Shikargah Tulwar

Hi Guys

Actually, it was Runjeet Singh (a fellow member of the Heritage Arms Society) that recently corrected me in relation to this sword and advised that it is a hunting sword (Shikargah) and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,804
Posted By Cathey
Hunting Tulwars etc

Thankyou Norman

Would you mind if I include your shield in my article? From what I have been able to find there are certainly early references to these heavily engraved items as early as the 18th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2022, 03:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,804
Posted By Cathey
Hunting Tulwar (Tulwar Shikargah)

Hi Guys

Jens Nordlunde mentioned that the Indian Arms and Armour collectors have been very quiet for some time on this site so I thought I might try and kick it off again.

Whilst we are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,530
Posted By Cathey
Songye-Eki-Nsapo / Congo 1900-1920?

Hi Guys

I did post this seperately but thought I might post it here as well. This short sword is almost identifcal to the one at the beginning of this post.

It is 18 ¼” (46.4 cm) long over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cathey
Songye-Eki-Nsapo / Congo 1900-1920?

I have looked at a number of similar items, diregarding the hilt and just concentrating on the unusual blade shape. First I found a similar Kuba short sword posted previously on Ethnographical:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cathey
African dagger or short sword

Hi Guys

I picked this up at a local auction but no idea what it is. Any thoughts?

It is 18 ¼” (46.4 cm) long over all with a 13 ½” (34.4 cm) blade which is 2 ¾” (7 cm) wide at the swollen end....
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,372
Posted By Cathey
Hi Guys Sorry but I concur with Neil's view....

Hi Guys

Sorry but I concur with Neil's view. Even if this was perhaps a bearing sword not meant for combat, I would have throught something similar would have surfaced in a museum by now.
...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,300
Posted By Cathey
British Sea Service Cutlass Project Update

Dear Cutlass collectors

The Mission
To create a data base that captures and illustrates as many examples of British Sea Service Cutlasses, Bayonets, Pioneer Swords, Machetes, Lead Cutters or...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,208
Posted By Cathey
Invitation to join Cutlass Research Project

Hi Guys

The Heritage Arms Society is conducting an English Sea Service Cutlass project which will also focus on anomalies and potential fakes currently in the market.

The Mission
To create a...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,300
Posted By Cathey
Global British Sea Service Cutlass Project

Hi Guys

The Heritage Arms Society is the Society for people who are interested in Military history and collecting antique arms and related items. The Society focuses on military and civilian arms...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By Cathey
French Mounted Constabulary Officers Sabre?

Thanks guys, taking a second look at the blade apart from being crazy wide it is also flat with no fuller. I have attached the picture plate 366 from PETARD Michel Des Sabres Et Des Epees Vol 3 Tome...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By Cathey
French Mounted Constabulary Officers Sabre?

Hi Guys

Rex and I picked this sword up with a number of British cutlasses. The owner was of the view that it was a French Naval Officer’s cutlass. However, the only French sword I could find in...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,231
Posted By Cathey
Armi Bianche Italiane by Lionello G Boccia, Eduardo T Coelho and Bramante Edirice

Hi Guys

First thanks Fernando for sending me the photogrpahed pages much appreciated. I didn't know there where two versions, does the one with the marks in it have more pages than the other?
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