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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 498
Posted By Cathey
Do we judge too quickly

Hi Guys

I have been watching this thread with interest and also support the view that the sword is original.

I think that given the quality and quantity of questionable rapiers on the market as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Cathey
Different Butt

Thanks Estcrh,

most helpful, I will purchase some cord and take a photo of it set up. The other point I am curious about is, when I compare mine to other examples the butt is very different lacking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Cathey
Extra Pics as requested

Hi estcrh

We have taken a few extra pictures form different angles hope this helps.

Cheers

Cathey and Rex
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Cathey
Specific Questions

Hi estcrh

Thankyou for the information you have provided to date and especially the book references which I actually have in my library. The explanation for the use of the two hanging holders for...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,823
Posted By Cathey
European Basket Hilts

Hi Guys

Whilst responding to this thread by Fernando [URL=http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=195638&posted=1#post195638]
I came across some additional examples of European Basket...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By Cathey
Found one Similar

Hi Fernando,

found this one in my data base, very similar with a plain blade. Michael long had it listed as a European Cavalry sword.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By Cathey
Brass basket Hilt for comment

HI Fernando

Great Basket, you must be very excited to acquire it. Unfortunately with basket hilts the blade don't help us much as they where rarely of local manufacture and everyone wanted some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Cathey
Malaysian matchlock muskat

Hi Estcrh

Thank you for your informative response this is exactly the type of details I am looking for. The audience is the Antique and Historical Arms Collectors club and the majority of members...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Cathey
can someone help

Please can someone respond to this thread, I am desperate for information, cheers Cathey
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Cathey
Malaysian matchlock musket (satinggar espingarda)

Hi Guys

I am far from a gun expert and I need to give a brief and hopefully interesting talk on this Malaysian matchlock. I am hoping someone out there might be able to help me. I believe this gun...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Cathey
Comparisum of Marks

Hi Guys

I managed to flip the image of the mark Jim provided and place it in a table next to mine. Now they are both facing the same way they certainly appear to have much in common.

Cheers...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Cathey
Moors head not Queens head

Hi Guys

Thank you for the information posted, I think we are beginning to solve the puzzle. Thanks to Jim for finding the Arms of the See of Freising, I have done some further research into the use...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Cathey
Crowned blackamoor heads?

Hi Guys

I think Jim might be on the right track suggesting the marks on the blade are blackamoor heads; I had only discounted this due to the crowns. If anyone has an example of a crowned...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Cathey
Rapier or Riding Sword?

Hi Guys

I was looking at an early riding sword in my collection the other day, which caused me to re-examine this sword. Most of my early swords are displayed rather high up on the wall so I tend...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,823
Posted By Cathey
Scottish Private Purchase Basket Hilt

Hi Guys

I am now running into my more contemporary basket hilts, although this is one of two private purchase examples I have that are pre-date the 1828 Pattern.

Nationality: British importer,...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Cathey
a little late but Merry Christmas

Hi Guys

Every year we construct an Arms and Armour Christmas card for our collecting friends, so here is 2015, cheers
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Cathey
Italian Short Sword, maker marks??

This Italian Short sword belonged to a friend of ours for many years, before coming up for sale at auction as part of his estate. Rex has always lusted after it and now he has been able to bring it...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,823
Posted By Cathey
Brass hilted Pattern 1798 Offices Basket Hilt

Brass hilted Pattern 1798 Offices Basket Hilt
Date: c1798
Nationality: Scottish
Overall Length: 38 97.1cm
Blade length: 32 83.2 cm
Blade widest point: 1.1/2 3.7 cm
Hilt widest point: ...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,823
Posted By Cathey
Black Watch Basket hilt - Jeffries

Hi Guys, this is the last of my Black watch pattern swords

Date: Circa 1750-70 (18th Century)
Nationality: Scottish Black Watch 42nd Highland Regiment
Overall Length: 96.8 cm (38.1 inches)
Blade...
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Cathey
Ant thought as to country of origin

Hi Senefelder

Thanks for your response to my post, and you have confirmed my earlier thoughts. However, do you have a view as to country of Origin, I am leaning towards Italian simply from other...
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,823
Posted By Cathey
Mazansky p.188

Hi Guys

Rex took a photo of page 188 (see attached) and certainly looks extremely similar. I agree with the view that his one is probably of French manufacture perhaps for a Scottish exile hence...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,823
Posted By Cathey
Unusual base to Basket hilt

hi Guys

I have gone through all of my baskets and have nothing with a base like this one. If someone out there has one similar, please post for comparison. Very nice sword though and extremely...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Cathey
Early Breast plate query is this an armourers mark

Hi Guys

Armour is far from my area of expertise, however we picked up this early breast plate at auction recently and I am trying to decide if it has an armorers mark or not.

The Breast Plate has...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Cathey
German Small Sword

Hi Ulfberth

I agree I think it is composite, but then most swords of this period often are. I keep trying to imaging what the hilt would look like if it still had its wire binding.

Thank you for...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Cathey
Tesche Small Sword or Rapier

Hi Guys

This sword belonged to a late friend of mine for many years and I picked it up at auction last weekend. It is not a particularly attractive thing but feels great in the hand. The guard is...
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