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Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Cathey
#191 the mortuary sword

Hi Eljay,

Great collection of baskets and I particularly like #191 the mortuary sword. Like you I have never seen one with a thumb ring before

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2015, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Scottish or English

Hi

Sadly their is not absolute way to be certain about the origin of many basket hilts by pommel alone. However, this is a good start. Generally the typical bun pommel will indicate an English...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
BASKET-HILT c1745 British Dragoons

HI Guys, another British basket

BASKET-HILT c1745 British Dragoons
Overall Length: 117 cm, (46.1 inches)
Blade length: 101.5 cm, (40 inches) Back blade from hilt for 58cm
Blade widest point: ...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 03:57 AM
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Posted By Cathey
British Basket Hilt Cavalry Backsword c1740-55

British Basket Hilt Cavalry Backsword c1740-55

Date: Circa 1740-1755 (18th Century)
Overall Length: 101.5 cm (40 inches)
Blade length: 85.6 cm (33.7 inches)
Blade widest point: 3.296 cm (1.3...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2015, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Cathey
BASKET HILT Broad Sword c1740, earlier blade

Hi Guys

This is actually one of the first Basket hilts I purchased back in 1996 in Adelaide.

BASKET HILT Broad Sword
Date: Hilt Circa 1740 (18th Century), Blade earlier
Nationality: ...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Marks on Ricasso

Hi Jasper and Ulfberth

Thanks for the example of what does appear to be the same mark on the ricasso, pity we cannot establish who the mark belonged to. I am still trying to decide what the marks...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2015, 01:24 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Scottish Basket hilted Broad Sword

Type of Weapon: Scottish Basket hilted Broad Sword
Date: Circa 1730 (18th Century)
Overall Length: 101.6 cm (40 inches)
Blade length: 87 cm (34.3 inches)
Blade widest point: 3.3 cm (1.3...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
Reference books

H Jim,

I purchased both books from Ken Trotman, they are referenced as follows
M099.WEYERSBERG (A.) SOLINGER SCHWERTSCHMIEDE : 1 : 20.00
M009.KINMAN (S.) EUROPEAN MAKERS OF EDGED WEA : 1 :...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
Clemens Dinger

Upon cornelistromp advice I purchased copies of Solinger Schwertschmiede Des 16. Und 17. Jahrhundersts Und Ihre Erxeugenisse by ALber Weyersberg and Stephan Kinsman’s European Makers or Edges...
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2015, 04:27 AM
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Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
Basket Hilted Back Sword (Irish Hilt)

Hi Guys

Just looking back at what I have and haven’t posted on this thread already and realised I missed the third of my Spiracle Pommel Swords, so here it is.

Basket Hilted Back Sword (Irish...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Scottish Basket Hilt by Thomas Gemmill

Hi Guys

Just working through what I have and haven’t posted and realised I had not put my favourite up yet, so here goes.

Scottish Basket Hilt by Thomas Gemmill
Date: Circa 1690-1720 (17-18th...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
Harveys

Hi Jim

Actually there are quite a few Harveys, according to my data base as follows:
Harvey, George: 1777 – 1780 21 Park St
Harvey, John: 1630 - 1645
Harvey, John: 1849 – 1854 40 High St,...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Glasgow Scottish Basket Hilted Backsword

Hi Guys

As I mentioned, Rex and I went to Melbourne for an Arms and Armour Auction last weekend. Apart from a number of nice Georgian swords I had targeted an early Basket hilt which I was...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
Scottish Basket Hilt C1680-1700

Here is another basket a bit of a hybrid between the early patterns and the emergence of pieced hearts’.

Scottish Basket Hilt
Nationality Scottish
Date C1680-1700
Overall Length 38 5/8” 98.1...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Punched out markings

Hi Eljay

We am sitting in a apartment in Melbourne having just come back from an auction much poorer than when we arrived. Picked up a nice basket hilt which I will post latter.

Now I can't make...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
Dutch Baskets

Hi Eljay and Cornelistromp

These Dutch baskets are so intricate in design, I had no idea such variety existed and can honestly say I have never had the pleasure of seeing one in the flesh. Any idea...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
Brass hilted Basket Hilt Backsword

Thank you Mark for re-posting your sword, the variety of markings is most interesting. I have never seen punch marks like this before. I do have a sword where previous engraving has been obscured...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
Origins of the Basket hilt

Hi Ibrahiim,

I suspect the Basket hilt in its simplest form did originate in England, although given that mercenary’s etc travelled all over Britain they may well have been in use by the Scott’s and...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
Early British Baskets

Hi Guys,

With the mention of the Mary Rose sword I thought I would post the information I have on that sword and the Thames sword, which I don’t think gets as much attention. The earliest sword in...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
The last mark

Hi Jasper

Great to see you join the thread, I am always thrilled to see your early swords. Sorry to disappoint you on this one though, I wish it was a rapier blade; the photograph must be...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Cathey
Scottish Blade with numerous armourors marks!

Scottish Blade with numerous armourers marks!

Hi Jim, did you miss the sword I just posted #106. I put this up deliberately for those that get excited about sword blades and armourers marks as this...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
English Basket Hilted Backsword (Irish Hilt)

Hi Guys,

When it comes to blade marks this sword has a huge variety of them.

Date Circa 1610-40
Overall Length 39 ¾” 111cm
Blade length 34 1/8” 86.7 cm
Blade widest point 1 1/8” 2.8 cm
Hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
Ethnographic Weapons

Dear Jim

My understanding is the Ethnographic Weapons forum exists to deal in detail with weapons such as African broadswords, kaskara and takouba etc, unless I am mistaken this is the European...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
S-Bar Basket Hilts

Hi Stephen,

I think the engraving was purely patriotic, however I doubt we will ever know what the thinking was behind this one at the time. Anyway, I thought I would move on to another interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,767
Posted By Cathey
The question of blades

Hi Guys

I went back to my file of correspondence with the Baron of Earlshall, and noted that this sword was one he requested additional pictures of for his book back in 2007. The Baron dated the...
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