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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:29 PM
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Through coincidence I came across this which may...

Through coincidence I came across this which may be of interest.

To boost the morale of the soldiers, General Douglas MacArthur shared this breathtaking battlefield story of Igorot heroism....
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2022, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Victrix
See post #2 above. Kinman’s book is highly...

See post #2 above. Kinman’s book is highly recommended.
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Victrix
True. These type of swords have many names like...

True. These type of swords have many names like Felddegen, Reiterdegen, Walloon sword, etc.
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Congratulations on your acquisition. Staffan...

Congratulations on your acquisition. Staffan Kinman’s European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks (2015) lists two Solingen smiths with marks consisting of Moorish heads: i) Johan (Johannis) Beugel...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2022, 09:36 AM
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Posted By Victrix
Not sure how ”Swedish” this piece could be. The...

Not sure how ”Swedish” this piece could be. The lion as an animal was frequently used to represent the Kingdom of Sweden. Swords were mostly imported by Sweden from Netherlands and Germany until...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2022, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Victrix
Thx for your replies. It was listed as 19thC...

Thx for your replies. It was listed as 19thC Omani kattara but failed auction several times and was returned to seller. Now we know why. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2022, 07:27 PM
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Views: 756
Posted By Victrix
Your thoughts on this kattara

Hi all, I’d like your thoughts on this kattara. Does it look like a genuine Omani antique? It looks in remarkably good condition and I was thrown back by the double headed eagle which looks more a...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By Victrix
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By Victrix
Hi Cathey, I just received my copy of this book...

Hi Cathey, I just received my copy of this book yesterday. I ordered it from ZVAB in Germany and it cost me EUR24 (of which EUR6 transport to Sweden). Might be worth trying at least although...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
Some eyecandy for you :D .

Some eyecandy for you :D .
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2022, 05:12 PM
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Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
Here are a couple of items that I bid for in...

Here are a couple of items that I bid for in auctions in the past, but got away from me. Sometimes (rarely) I still think of them, but more interested in finding future interesting objects to bid...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
Philip, Thank you for alerting me to I...

Philip,

Thank you for alerting me to I Grandi Spadai Feltrini e Bellunesi by Michele Vello and Fabrizio Tonin which I will try to acquire. I have tried to source something on Northern Italian arms...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
Philip I think you are right. The square pommel,...

Philip I think you are right. The square pommel, sometimes with a central boss, is typical Hungarian and you find a lot of examples there. I think most Hungarian swords were produced in Northern...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
Yes good point. The winged lion was the symbol of...

Yes good point. The winged lion was the symbol of St.Mark and also the symbol of Venice who had him as a patron saint. Incidentally the coat of arms of Dalmatia also has three crowned lions.
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
As schiavona means Slav then presumably these...

As schiavona means Slav then presumably these swords were predominantly from the Slavs living around the Adriatic in Venice, Dalmatia, and Montenegro. There were some Slav stradioti but I understand...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Victrix
This was new to me. Great to learn something new!...

This was new to me. Great to learn something new! Thanks for posting. Beautiful scabbard. Do you think schiavonas were used at sea or was the sailor knot just symbolic?

Does anyone know the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By Victrix
Googling ”filippino dagger” I found:...

Googling ”filippino dagger” I found: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23770 and pic below. They seem generally to have straight crossguards though.
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By Victrix
Nice dagger! The crossguard and pommel are highly...

Nice dagger! The crossguard and pommel are highly distinctive but unfortunately I don’t recognize them. The diamond cross section of the blade makes it more for thrust than cut, so I would describe...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Victrix
This could be some ”local” version of a...

This could be some ”local” version of a Zischägge? There are some highly unusual details: 1) typically the screw for the nosebar is poisitioned just above the visor and not halfway up the front, 2)...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By Victrix
I’m sure you already have this wonderful book.

I’m sure you already have this wonderful book.
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By Victrix
If you know the contemporary livres to reales...

If you know the contemporary livres to reales exchange rate, you might get a good indication from...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,063
Posted By Victrix
This may be of help.

This may be of help.
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By Victrix
Fantasy category :shrug:

Fantasy category :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,094
Posted By Victrix
Here’s a gunner’s linstock I spotted in the...

Here’s a gunner’s linstock I spotted in the Stockholm Army Museum today, including the wick.
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,731
Posted By Victrix
Now complete with new homemade washer made from...

Now complete with new homemade washer made from red felt material. The sword already has a washer made from brown leather. Not sure if the leather washer is original/very old.
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