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Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ed
Jesus Christ Jim. Please give me a little...

Jesus Christ Jim. Please give me a little credit. With the photos the person has as much information as anyone here. If he had an opinion he would have provided a rationale which I would have...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ed
Sent some pictures off to a dealer pal of...

Sent some pictures off to a dealer pal of mine.

Looks like a decorator to me. Blade and application of the markings seem odd.
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By Ed
16th c. German Dopplehacken

I bought this via ebay some years ago (10 maybe?).



Length ~44"
Weight
Bore ~ 1.25"

When I got it I found that it was loaded with a charge of BP. I flushed it and captured some of the powder...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Ed
It is out of the Viscounts family now. If you go...

It is out of the Viscounts family now. If you go there some pics might be fun.

I think of all fantasy existences, being an English aristocrat in the 1890's has to be up there.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Ed
I have it, my mind is a sieve is all. I had a...

I have it, my mind is a sieve is all.

I had a email relationship with Held for a while. His politics were inconsistent with mine so the relationship ended. Sorta funny actually. I'll tell you...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Ed
Funny thing ... I knew a woman, Brit, whose...

Funny thing ... I knew a woman, Brit, whose family lived in Shropshire, the current home of the current Viscount Boyne. Her Dad knew the Dowager and to make a long story short I got an intro and my...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Ed
Helmschmied Half Armor

I bought this armor some time ago. It was (as far as the provenience goes) the property of Viscount Boyne and was in his collection at Brancepeth Castle in Durham.

I cataloged it back in the day,...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ed
Yes. It's the Boyne Half Armor. I'll start a...

Yes. It's the Boyne Half Armor. I'll start a thread.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Ed
I am in no rush at all. Getting an original lock...

I am in no rush at all.

Getting an original lock would be nice but I could age a new one. I am wondering what the pan should look like.
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Ed
I will give thought to my next steps but I need...

I will give thought to my next steps but I need to say ...

Well used kitty litter, my friend, well used. :D Art forgery is not for the faint of heart.

I also used Tannic Acid ...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ed
I am resurrecting this thread to add a bit more...

I am resurrecting this thread to add a bit more information.

Laird Landsmann did, indeed, purchase the sword from me. I didn't mention that detail because I was not sure how the Met was going to...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Ed
Thanks for your reply. If I proceed with the...

Thanks for your reply.



If I proceed with the project it will be to imagine it as it was, sorta. So epoxy will be my friend. I have "aged" things here and there. One technique that I used as...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Ed
Stocking a Dopplehaken

I bought this some time ago, actually I got Matchlock to scurry up to Nuremberg to bid for me, and it seems to me that it might benefit from being stocked in an era appropriate style.

Nothing fancy,...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ed
These engravings show a classic 16th century...

These engravings show a classic 16th century battle scene with a medallion of Marcus Curtius descending into hell.

For completeness I am also showing the medallion from the other side. This shows...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ed
Schloss Erbach contains a well known armory from...

Schloss Erbach contains a well known armory from which piecs were sold at a number of well known sales early in the past century.

The post card that is reproduced shows the sword on display. At...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ed
The Erbach Sword

I was fortunate to own the sword that I am going to share with you. I obtained it from George Douglass, actually his estate after he died back in 1995. I sold it two years ago to the Met where it...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By Ed
Sort of. What it means is that something that is...

Sort of. What it means is that something that is depicted must, necessarily, have been around for a while. Might be a year, might be a decade. Appearance in art can only tell you that the thing...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By Ed
If in early post medieval Europe, a certain thing...

If in early post medieval Europe, a certain thing or object was common enough to become "popularized" in manuscripts, for how many years had these objects in question been circulating?

The point is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th July 2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By Ed
Huh? I have no idea what you are talking about. ...

Huh? I have no idea what you are talking about. Are you referring to the sword I posted?

What I wrote on this thread is about an issue that I have been thinking about for ages. That of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th July 2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By Ed
I think that you are reading too much into what I...

I think that you are reading too much into what I am saying.

To strip the argument to it's bare bones, when we say that a piece is "good", ie authentic, based on hard evidence, we are probably...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,912
Posted By Ed
A Forum Project

Just thought of this one.

I bought an almost precise replica of the Loshult Gun some years ago. The guy who made it did work for the US National Park Service (a really estimable organization) and...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By Ed
Some measurements Weight: 2lbs 7oz Length o/a:...

Some measurements

Weight: 2lbs 7oz
Length o/a: 3ft 4in
Width of cross: 8in

I hadn't looked closely at this sword in some time. It is remarkable how well it sits in the hand. Sort of how a Luger...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By Ed
This one. About which YOU said :D You...

This one.

About which YOU said



:D

You know, I have read that Burton, in claiming that captured Crusader sword blades were still being used in the mid-east, mistook the sort of blade on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th July 2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By Ed
What do we know? I mean really.

This thought has been with me for some time and I think that I actually posted something along these lines ages ago but I thought that it would be worthwhile to revisit the idea.

I will speak for...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By Ed
It was not unusual for blades to be hilted or...

It was not unusual for blades to be hilted or rehilted in countries far from their manufacture. I sold a two handed court sword whose blade was German and whose hilt was Italian but whose wrapping...
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