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Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Triarii
That's a good idea. I've often read that they're...

That's a good idea. I've often read that they're cabalistic numbers, but with no explanation as to why *those* particular numbers were chosen. I like that suggestion.
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2022, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Triarii
Looks for the all the world like a zischagge...

Looks for the all the world like a zischagge (European cavalry helmet) of the 16202-70s, minus its tail.
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2022, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Triarii
AVB Norman is a key purchase. I'm into mid...

AVB Norman is a key purchase.

I'm into mid C17th British swords (eg ECW era) so Stuart C Mowbrays 'British Military Swords Volume 1: 1600 - 1660'. It's mainly photos, but a great reference. ISBN...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By Triarii
Apologies for resurrecting this after such a long...

Apologies for resurrecting this after such a long gap, but is there any evidence that there were two side guards on this? I can't see a screw hole on the pommel or signs of the recurved bars sitting...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th January 2022, 04:36 PM
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Views: 3,833
Posted By Triarii
I suspect the name came later, though I don't...

I suspect the name came later, though I don't know what the wire knots on sword hilts were called in say the C17th.
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Triarii
Armourers mark

Hi,
I'm looking at an armourers or traders mark on a mid C17th sword. Its really difficult to photograph so I'll describe it. Blade may be continental.

Its a simple heart, with a circle touching...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By Triarii
Jim, Apologies for any confusion - I was...

Jim,

Apologies for any confusion - I was referring to the bandoliers being commonly used by Victorians but rarely in the mid C17th, the one example excepted.
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By Triarii
Thanks for the reply. I'm discussing this with...

Thanks for the reply. I'm discussing this with some C17th history enthusiasts - we all know the story as per my OP, but were all wondering at the first instance of its use.

Very much like when...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By Triarii
Mortuary Sword - first use of the term?

Hello,

I've searched about and not found any sort of answer.

It's widely accepted that the name 'Mortuary Sword' is a misnomer as the faces found on some hilts don't commemorate Charles I (or...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,936
Posted By Triarii
It's a lazy C17th English thing that the Celtic...

It's a lazy C17th English thing that the Celtic fringes were often lumped together as 'Irish', even though the hilt style may have evolved in England (though that perception may be because there is...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2021, 09:59 AM
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Views: 1,595
Posted By Triarii
A number of early basket hilts feature in...

A number of early basket hilts feature in paintings and drawings and there is for example the Mary Rose sword, which must pre-date 1545. Claude Blaire has a good article on their evolution ('The...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By Triarii
Excellent news. I'd certainly be interested in a...

Excellent news. I'd certainly be interested in a paper copy.
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,473
Posted By Triarii
I'm not sure which element you are referring too....

I'm not sure which element you are referring too. In English, C19th collectors named these 'mortuary ' swords because some of the typical faces, often with the mid C17th 'van dyke' moustache,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,958
Posted By Triarii
I have one of these with the usual conventional...

I have one of these with the usual conventional blade, but also owned one with a narrower and very much more curved blue & gilt blade (see pic) - so there were a number of variations.
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,161
Posted By Triarii
I had one not unlike this (attached). It was...

I had one not unlike this (attached). It was either non-regulation or possibly a militia officers sword. I have one with a chequered ivory grip and lions head, but the hilt has acanthus leaves on the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By Triarii
Hi all, Both sides appear to be the same...

Hi all,

Both sides appear to be the same punch. Here are two photos of one side, two of the other with differing lighting (the little line/flaw to the left is the discriminating mark).
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By Triarii
You're right, it is IOHANNIS, my typo. I've...

You're right, it is IOHANNIS, my typo.

I've had a Google and a search on here (find a 2016 discussion on Solingen makers going to Spain and the Fox / Wolf conundrum) but cannot find any more on...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By Triarii
Digging about I'm pretty sure the mark is a...

Digging about I'm pretty sure the mark is a Toledo one - matches very well the form of those on page 34 of Hawtrey, some of which also have single letters, and it appears to be a curvy E (a soak in...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,929
Posted By Triarii
The Military Museum down past the cruise ships...

The Military Museum down past the cruise ships berths had a reasonable number of swords. Went there in October this year. A few examples attached.
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,936
Posted By Triarii
Forgot to say, yes, the new grip on the basket...

Forgot to say, yes, the new grip on the basket hilt is awful and is on my 'to-do list. The mortuary sword has a latten Passau wolf on it.
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,936
Posted By Triarii
I have Stuart Mowbrays book and I managed to get...

I have Stuart Mowbrays book and I managed to get in contact with him about the riding sword featured there, which is in his own collection.
I don't have Mazansky, but I found the 100 page essay by...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,936
Posted By Triarii
Thanks. Mid C17th British military history,...

Thanks.

Mid C17th British military history, tactics and equipment are my 'thing' hence the collecting of swords from the period (a move from Georgian ones).

I've found that the basket hilts are...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,936
Posted By Triarii
Yes, it's a backsword blade.

Yes, it's a backsword blade.
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 73,686
Posted By Triarii
Does anyone know the purpose of the rim at the...

Does anyone know the purpose of the rim at the base of the patrons? Talking to C17th cavalry reenactors, including one who worked at the Royal Armouries, they hadn't determined if it was functional...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By Triarii
Pappenheimer - identifying maker

Me again.
I've just given this Pappenheimer a clean up - removed the active rust and the layer of crud inside the pierced baskets. Wooden grip is a bit worn inside so the blade moves relative to the...
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