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Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry to hear of your wild goose chase, Fernando,...

Sorry to hear of your wild goose chase, Fernando, but the lack of information actually speaks volumes. As CC pointed out, recognizable patterns in some navies are non-existant, but I think by using...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By M ELEY
Nice pics, Brian. Yes, always of interest and a...

Nice pics, Brian. Yes, always of interest and a great find for future seekers of such. Interesting that many of the men pictured carry both the shashqa and qama on their persons! Double protection...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By M ELEY
My guess is that yours is a Victorian copy of an...

My guess is that yours is a Victorian copy of an original. As you may know, during the 19th c., it was quite the fad to have old weapons to line one's library with. The demand became so high that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By M ELEY
Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well...

Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well know, these were highly favored by British naval officers to 'discourage mutinies' and for boarding. The spring-loaded bayonet device and central lock...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By M ELEY
Do my eyes play tricks on me, or is there a...

Do my eyes play tricks on me, or is there a 'broad arrow' marking on your blade, 'Nando? I see the escution mark you mention, but I'm referring to the light tracing on the flat of the blade itself....
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By M ELEY
OMG!!!!! Fernando, you lucky dog! You've called...

OMG!!!!! Fernando, you lucky dog! You've called it right on. A boarding ax it is!! Beared blade, wege-type spike end, haft with half balled butt and hole for lanyard ring. Side by side langets,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By M ELEY
I made an error earlier with the 'Klingenthal'...

I made an error earlier with the 'Klingenthal' comment. Very tired these days- :o What I meant to say was a French marking for the arsenal at St. Etaine, but you say there's no marking at all on the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,246
Posted By M ELEY
Excellent work, CC! Glad you were able to remove...

Excellent work, CC! Glad you were able to remove that shot. Also, thank you, Fernando, for all of the information on the Liege makers (as well as the confusing markings behind their creation). CC,...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,246
Posted By M ELEY
Aarrrh! Got me again, 'Nando! Yes, I'm not the...

Aarrrh! Got me again, 'Nando! Yes, I'm not the gun collector, obviously! Actually, I appreciate the info on Liege. It makes sense to me now, especially when comparing it to the Birmingham merchants...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,246
Posted By M ELEY
Yikes!! You are right, Fernando! I meant Liege,...

Yikes!! You are right, Fernando! I meant Liege, the famous maker in Belgium. I guess my sleep-addled brain was making the ELG logo into another weapons maker! Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,246
Posted By M ELEY
Hello, CC. I have one of those as well. I'd be...

Hello, CC. I have one of those as well. I'd be interested to know the markings on yours. I'm told they were exported to the Nordic countries, Britain and possibly Africa?? Mine has the standard ELG...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By M ELEY
Spectacular! But Michael does need to get some of...

Spectacular! But Michael does need to get some of those red velvet ropes put up like other museums!
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,246
Posted By M ELEY
CC, you are going to post a pic of this sea...

CC, you are going to post a pic of this sea service pistol, I hope! :cool: ;)
Always like to see the naval stuff...and do be careful, as all have said. I've got an iron grenado with congealed black...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
Posted By M ELEY
I was guessing. Glad to have more knowledgible...

I was guessing. Glad to have more knowledgible folks support the possibility. Now, what is the connection with a German-made, Spanish style blade ending up on an East Indain sword? Trade routes??
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
Posted By M ELEY
Awhile back, I had a Spanish broadsword 18th c....

Awhile back, I had a Spanish broadsword 18th c. with the classic 6-sided Spanish blade with double fullers marked, in Spanish, with the traditional logo 'Do not draw me without reason, do not sheath...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! It is amazing to see where the tomahawk got...

Wow! It is amazing to see where the tomahawk got its start! The tomahawk site I listed actually has a picture of one to show the advancement of the throwing axe (That site refers to it as a German...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By M ELEY
The more I look at it, I'm convinced its an early...

The more I look at it, I'm convinced its an early trade tomahawk. The halberd types were early, mimicing the European weapons of the same name. The native Americans were captivated by the shapes of...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By M ELEY
Very interesting piece! I personally believe its...

Very interesting piece! I personally believe its either one of two things, based on it's primitivity and thinness of the iron (I'm not being snooty here with my 'primitive' comment. I think its a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By M ELEY
Not my area of expertise, but a few words....

Not my area of expertise, but a few words. Yataghan style bayonets were French from the 1870's and would have the tracing of 'Klingenthal' (the arsenal where they were produced) on the flat of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By M ELEY
Mine looked like yours on top, but it had an...

Mine looked like yours on top, but it had an interesting half-circle shape to the end of the haft. I think you are right concerning which of the two examples are older. The Malaitans, BTW, were quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice clubs with rich patina. Not my area of...

Very nice clubs with rich patina. Not my area of expertise, but I used to own one exactly like these and according to Edge-Partington's Ethnographic guide, they are from Malaita in the Solomans. Mine...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By M ELEY
It seems inconceivable how events sometimes fall...

It seems inconceivable how events sometimes fall into place. It is shocking and incredibly sad that the death of one man, even a great one, could spark a conflict that would kill the equivelant...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, Fernado, perhaps you should send it my way...

Yes, Fernado, perhaps you should send it my way so I can carefully see if it fits in with my naval collection...for classification purposes only, I swear! :D ;) :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd July 2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By M ELEY
I've never seen...ahem, restraints like this...

I've never seen...ahem, restraints like this before, but I agree that they do appear very old. 19th c? Like nothing we used over here in the States. I've seen slave shackles, Old West handcuffs and...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By M ELEY
Wow, Jim! Incredible work! You are by far the...

Wow, Jim! Incredible work! You are by far the most frequent enlightener when it comes to mystery things! I've often seen pole head types with the open seam and questioned how they could have...
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