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Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Colin, Yes, it does look strange without...

Hello Colin,

Yes, it does look strange without the guard and in general profile. I even saw a Chinese influence at first, but in reviewing the components and what the actual sword is (a cuttoe), it...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Glenn, Possibly true. I had considered...

Hello Glenn,

Possibly true. I had considered that when I first saw the crack...a tool handle split and fitted over the old tang. The only thing is the pics are deceptive. The grip actually fits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By M ELEY
Filmdom has been doing this for years. In 'Star...

Filmdom has been doing this for years. In 'Star Trek:The Next Generation', you have the Firangi, obviouly a play on the Indopersian sword, the Jem Hadar, from the word representing an Indian feudal...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By M ELEY
A Revolutionary War cuttoe

Here's an old one from my collection that I never posted. It is a Revolutionary War era American saber in the style of a cuttoe/hunting sword. She is an austere example, but also elegant in her...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By M ELEY
Wow, David! That sounds both exciting and...

Wow, David! That sounds both exciting and extremely terrifying! I didn't realize you were an 'old salt'! So without trying to stray away from this interesting ax, where where you at (what ocean or...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By M ELEY
Good points. Bob and BV. True that there are...

Good points. Bob and BV.

True that there are all manner of odd fire axes and tools out there. Here's a weird fire crowbar from Japan, one exactly like a 'weapon' I helped identify on this forum...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By M ELEY
Good points. Bob and BV. True that there are...

Good points. Bob and BV.

True that there are all manner of odd fire axes and tools out there. Here's a weird fire crowbar from Japan, one exactly like a 'weapon' I helped identify on this forum...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Jim, and very good to hear from you...

Thank you, Jim, and very good to hear from you (I'll PM soon!). Yes, you would think a 1000' tidal wave was on the way (we are 4 hours inland, after all.) Buying batteries, emergency supplies for...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By M ELEY
Very interesting, David. Never seen one like that...

Very interesting, David. Never seen one like that before! It doesn't look particularly 'naval' to me. The pointed end reminds me of some climbing axes I've seen, like those fokos (spelling?) you have...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, David! I'm told the seller was a...

Thank you, David! I'm told the seller was a notorious Scottish pirate! :D


Thanks for agreeing to sell it to me. I'm glad to have it for my collection. I am still under the opinion that you blokes...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Colin and thanks for your comments. Yes, I...

Hello Colin and thanks for your comments. Yes, I also like the primitive look and simplicity of private purchase examples.

I felt guilty enough fixing the cracked hilt (pic of the original here),...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By M ELEY
Suportive pics of swords

Here are other swords of the ca. 1800-15 era for comparison of tooled wood hilts, reverse R knucklebow and guard construction. Note the tooled wood grip on the Baltimore cutlass 2nd down. Also, the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By M ELEY
More pics-

A few more views. Note the broadening tip, falchian-like...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By M ELEY
An American War of 1812 era cutlass

A recent purchase from CutlassCollector/David. This is an American private puchase naval cutlass dating to c.1800-15 period. Having done some research on the piece and also having seen similar...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By M ELEY
:D

:D
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By M ELEY
Well, "Nando, judging from that mighty...

Well, "Nando, judging from that mighty warrior pic of yourself from earlier, you could always swim to the bottom and bring them up yourself- :D :rolleyes:

Thanks for continued postings on this...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for posting this, Rick! It's always good...

Thanks for posting this, Rick! It's always good to see what's coming out of the continuing excavations of the Whydah and QAR. Interestingly, those bronze rings are associated with the slave trade...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By M ELEY
Perfect! As the article mentions, these could...

Perfect! As the article mentions, these could fire a small ball (Rev War pieces even a 2 pound ball!) and small clusters of shot (partridge shot). It was not unheard of to load with nails, bits of...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By M ELEY
BV is right that it could be as 'new' as early...

BV is right that it could be as 'new' as early 19th century, possibly British. I would place it between mid-18th to first decade of 19th. As far as cleaning it, everyone has different opinions on...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By M ELEY
Richard nailed it completely. It is a swivel/rail...

Richard nailed it completely. It is a swivel/rail gun.

It still has the remnants of the swivel bar near the cascobel. Hard to tell from the pics, but the trunnions appear to be slightly lower than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, do be careful firing it, Rick, lest you join...

Yes, do be careful firing it, Rick, lest you join the 'Lord Horatio Nelson club!' (one eye, one arm!)- ;)

Mark
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By M ELEY
A beautiful sword and awesome that you have the...

A beautiful sword and awesome that you have the owner's background and info. Thanks for sharing this piece!
Forum: Swap Forum 1st September 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By M ELEY
Wthdrawn-

Wthdrawn-
Forum: Swap Forum 26th August 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By M ELEY
$50...

$50...
Forum: European Armoury 26th August 2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By M ELEY
Glenn indeed nailed it correctly. British naval...

Glenn indeed nailed it correctly.

British naval dirks (and American, come to think of it) fell into two different categories: dress dirks and fighting examples. All of them determined rank, but I...
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