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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, I'm not sure the...

Hi Fernando,
I'm not sure the example you show conforms to a P1796. It looks, to me, more like a Georgian flank officer's sword. I have looked through Richard Dellar's book, The...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Could be, I had a...

Hi Fernando,
Could be, I had a flintlock pistol with all the parts scratched with a file
III if I remember correctly. I guess so that all parts so marked would stay together but...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Does the fullering...

Hi Fernando,
Does the fullering go all the way to the tip? I can't make it out from the photograph.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Thanks for the continued...

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the continued interest.

Hi Bryce,
I cannot find any other detail in the punch marks although it looks like the punch had a hollow centre as the centre of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Norman McCormick
Unmarked P1796 L.C. Troopers Sabre

Hi,
Got this a while ago and nearly finished a little restoration. The scabbard and hilt were rather neglected as you can see by the image of the scabbard half finished. The blade however was in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,736
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark and Jim, Thanks...

Hi Mark and Jim,
Thanks for your comments. This is a nice sword to handle and notwithstanding the scarcity of this pattern one of my favourites, a substantial blade and...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,736
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Just a wee update, I now have verification...

Hi,
Just a wee update, I now have verification from the Royal Armouries that this is indeed as I thought a 1796 Pattern N.C.O.'s sword.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Looks like 28 to...

Hi Fernando,
Looks like 28 to me.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, ...

Hi Jim,
https://collections.royalarmouries.org/tower-armouries.html Volume 2 page 295 no images but blade markings noted.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I don't think anybody is...

Hi Jim,
I don't think anybody is dismissing your thinking, more trying to root out the truth. The Paul Storr attribution to me is considerably less important than determining whether Briquet...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, The Briquet I have which has the...

Hi Jim,
The Briquet I have which has the Berne armoury marks was manufactured in Solingen by Gebruder Weyersberg and not sourced from France. I guess they were contracted by the Swiss from...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Here is another ANXI sabre of...

Hi Jim,
Here is another ANXI sabre of mine for comparison of a similar vintage to the first and has not been modified. The P.D.L. is a later stamp that signifies Propriete De L'Etat meaning...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I just noticed your Briquet has...

Hi Jim,
I just noticed your Briquet has had the quillion terminal removed. I have a French ANXI sabre with the same modification. Made in Klingenthal, poincons J.A. Kranz inspector 1812,...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I'm a bit stuck here, in more...

Hi Jim,
I'm a bit stuck here, in more than 50yrs of playing with sharp and pointy's I have never seen a Continental briquet type sword with British issue marks or British regimental marks. I...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I can't think of a British...

Hi Jim,
I can't think of a British sidearm that equates to the Continental briquet sabre. The only three I can think of that are remotely similar are the so called Spanish pattern sidearm the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,870
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, My contribution to your story. A...

Hi Jim,
My contribution to your story. A Briquet of mine made by Gebruder Weyersberg and stamped with arsenal marks for Berne, Switzerland. I contacted a museum in Berne and was told that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I suspect you are referring to the sword...

Hi,
I suspect you are referring to the sword that belongs to me. I would heartily agree with you but unfortunately in this case the hilt of the sword was covered in black and gold paint and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This one belongs to me. Regards, Norman.

Hi,
This one belongs to me.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Stamps are quite reminiscent of these....

Hi,
Stamps are quite reminiscent of these. This one belongs to Jens.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,678
Posted By Norman McCormick
...

https://search.savills.com/property-detail/gbedrseds150173


Might be an indicator or not.
Forum: European Armoury 14th August 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Your wish is my command...

Hi Jim,
Your wish is my command http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22240&highlight=masonic

A masonic hilt with a late 16thC blade.

My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, This previous discussion...

Hi Wayne,
This previous discussion goes into the G double G aspect.
Regards,
Norman.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23957&highlight=osborn
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,096
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This article may give more insight on the...

Hi,
This article may give more insight on the Garde Ecossaise or Scottish Guard.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garde_Écossaise and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,765
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, As has been said previously a...

Hi Rick,
As has been said previously a really lovely example. On the basis of the script I reckon Rasak may be the correct designation but with the fluidity in that region at that time who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,352
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The scabbard fittings might have a bearing...

Hi,
The scabbard fittings might have a bearing on the origin?
Regards,
Norman.
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