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Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Victrix
Presumably iron heads were used against armoured...

Presumably iron heads were used against armoured opponents for the penetrating capabilities. For hunting purposes and against unarmoured opponents other cheaper material iron heads may have been...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Victrix
Iím no expert on heraldry but the attached seems...

Iím no expert on heraldry but the attached seems to suggest that the coat of arms is that of a count (crown with pearls at the peaks). The shield itself, or rather its embellishments, looks somewhat...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Victrix
Link to previous post on Marca a Mosca mark:...

Link to previous post on Marca a Mosca mark: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12081&highlight=mosca

To me the mark on the sword in post #1 looks different, but it could simply be a...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Victrix
It seems to me that the marks are slightly...

It seems to me that the marks are slightly different; one is symmetric, the other is not. The catalogue from Sammlung Kuppermayr states that the mark is from the Northern Italian city of Turin.

Is...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Victrix
Could the creature be a kangaroo baby (Australia)...

Could the creature be a kangaroo baby (Australia) in its motherís pocket or a llama with a craning neck (Peru)?
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Victrix
Camoga, Iím not a professional restorer, just a...

Camoga,

Iím not a professional restorer, just a history enthusiast and amateur collector. I agree with Jimís statement that part of antique objectsí charm often lies in their ruggedness. I would...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Victrix
You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the...

You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the wood and mineral oil on the metal parts.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Victrix
Maybe itís not even a sword blade? Whatís the...

Maybe itís not even a sword blade? Whatís the length and width of this thing? Maybe itís a spear point?
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Victrix
ĒSecrets of the Shining KnightĒ

Just watched ĒSecrets of the Shining KnightĒ by Peter Yost on Netflix. Itís a documentary about a smith who uses historical techniques to reproduce parts of medieval body armour and tests it against...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Victrix
As usual with these things you find more mention...

As usual with these things you find more mention about the news in the English speaking than the local press. Maybe locally there is so much stuff in the ground that itís not that newsworthy? I even...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Victrix
Makersí marks make collecting much more...

Makersí marks make collecting much more interesting, but has frustrations on itís own. I recognize the mark but canít recall the name now... The marks on polearms seem less known than swords. This...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Victrix
For when you move into that house.

For when you move into that house.
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Victrix
It looks like a rather efficient polearm. A...

It looks like a rather efficient polearm. A volgue is basically a meat cleaver on a pole. I think the hinge contraption aids the cut by sliding the edge slightly. Then like the multi-purpose Swiss...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Victrix
Congrats on the expanded collection! I...

Congrats on the expanded collection! I particularly like the sturdy Swiss halberd. I have a similar one but with a longer spike and a hook. Donít despair of the item with the shortened haft as these...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Victrix
I think yours is a version with an axe blade at...

I think yours is a version with an axe blade at one side and the hammer on the other? I think the Poles call them czekan and the Hungarians fokos. There are so many different versions. Generally it...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Victrix
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Victrix
BV, by salience are you referring to the swelling...

BV, by salience are you referring to the swelling just before the hammer head (not sure what you mean by bottom up)? The tip has certainly struck something hard a few times (!). I acquired this item...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Victrix
Fernando, the photo you posted is of a Polish war...

Fernando, the photo you posted is of a Polish war hammer I believe, some of which had a protrusion at the top and hence the langet (some could even be used as walking sticks!). I have not seen those...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Victrix
Always healthy with some skepticism, Fernando! I...

Always healthy with some skepticism, Fernando! I like to collect with eyes wide open. But I like the history behind the objects and welcome signs of wear and resigned to the inevitability of some...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Victrix
17thC Horsemanís hammer

Hi,
This object was described as a 17thC Eastern European horsemanís hammer (Reiterhammer) in an auction. I think itís most likely Hungarian. The wooden haft is obviously a modern replacement. The...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Victrix
Lovely sword. Likely Passau or Munich.

Lovely sword. Likely Passau or Munich.
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Victrix
Jasper, The size of the blade, choice of grip,...

Jasper,

The size of the blade, choice of grip, and presence of a sea dog (some say dolphin?) on the upper guard supports the idea of maritime use. The figure looks like a saracen, not sure if there...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Victrix
Yes Sweden initially imported a lot of arms from...

Yes Sweden initially imported a lot of arms from the Netherlands. When king Gustavus Adolphus ordered the creation of local swords manufacturing in Vira bruk under the management of Clas Fleming, the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Victrix
Thatís a lovely sword, Jasper. Congratulations. I...

Thatís a lovely sword, Jasper. Congratulations. I like the honest signs of wear and the historic decorations which you commented on.

Do you think the sword originally had a tang nut which was...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Victrix
You could also be right. I reacted to the second...

You could also be right. I reacted to the second photo which shows quite a lot of what appears to be active rust. Then thereís the metal glint around the holes which suggests that the holes were...
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