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Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,421
Posted By A Senefelder
Elfina, as a recently retired reproduction...

Elfina, as a recently retired reproduction armourer of about 20 years experience the opposite is true. A burgonet is a pretty complex bit of shaping and few but the upper end of expirience will try...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st November 2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By A Senefelder
I have no idea what this is but thought it odd...

I have no idea what this is but thought it odd that the two holes were punched from opposite sides, one punched front to back, one punched back to front ( as shown by the remnants of the cone created...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By A Senefelder
I believe this is a reproduction. The mark rings...

I believe this is a reproduction. The mark rings a bell in my head, I've seen it before. For some reason Arms & Armor in Minneapolis is what's coming to mind for that mark but i'm not certain.
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By A Senefelder
Nothing that would definitely nail it down. The...

Nothing that would definitely nail it down. The Italians did somtimes do roping ( the small chisel cut angled lines on the rolled and counter sunk borders ) in a tighter set like this but the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By A Senefelder
Cathy, your attributation of late 16th century is...

Cathy, your attributation of late 16th century is probably correct as roping as a decorative motif for rolled and counter sunk borders tappers off pretty quickly in the 17th century and this example...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By A Senefelder
Funnery achievements were earlier on components...

Funnery achievements were earlier on components of the actual armour of the deceased. These later examples are interesting in their own right for a sometimes different reason in that they are often...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By A Senefelder
Becadelli effigy attached showing the great helm...

Becadelli effigy attached showing the great helm hanging behind on suspension chains.



The material thickness seems proper, I can't make out any signs of modern welding inside, based on the pics,...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By A Senefelder
Several more examples attached from Churburg and...

Several more examples attached from Churburg and Leeds. The example in the OP is of a lower peaked without visor ( at least I so nothing for affixing one nor evidence that it ever had it ) that...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By A Senefelder
They are in fact not,but the holes through which...

They are in fact not,but the holes through which the padded lining would have been stiched. The mail was suspended via the vervelles as described above. For reference see the pic of the rather famous...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By A Senefelder
The weight seems right for 14th c. Can you...

The weight seems right for 14th c. Can you possibly get a close up pic of the inside where one of the vervelles ( the little tubes that suspend the cord/wire that keeps the leather band to which the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By A Senefelder
I spoke with my buddy who will take pics of the...

I spoke with my buddy who will take pics of the whole blade. He has contacted the person from whom he got it and it was a WWII bring back from Czechoslovakia.
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By A Senefelder
My buddy is out of town until Monday. I have...

My buddy is out of town until Monday. I have messaged him that pics of the full blade and snake on it would be of assistance upon his return. Here's a few more of the pics he took.
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By A Senefelder
Hunting Sword, Thoughts?

A friend and co-worked of mine who is predominantly collects ACW and War of 1812 recently shared a curious European hunting sword with me. I ask his permission to share it here to see what folks...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,076
Posted By A Senefelder
The mans knowledge of early firearms was nothing...

The mans knowledge of early firearms was nothing short of epic. We will not have a resource like him again and the field of study is a fair bit cloudier for his passing. RIP.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By A Senefelder
I cannot tell from the pictures. Is the point of...

I cannot tell from the pictures. Is the point of the fluke ( the back spike of opposite the axe blade ) thickened at it's tip?
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By A Senefelder
This was made by one of several companies in...

This was made by one of several companies in Spain that have produced this sort of " den decorator " armour for 50 or 60 years. They're non functional decorator pieces. I've seen exactly this suit...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By A Senefelder
Ken, at this period armour of munitions quality...

Ken, at this period armour of munitions quality like this were being produced in large quantities so the stamp at the neck line is as likely to be an armoury control mark as any sort of makers mark....
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By A Senefelder
Ken my apologies I missed this part or your OP....

Ken my apologies I missed this part or your OP. Please ignore my first post.

The small residual peascod, somewhat ragged outer edges seen where the neck and arm openings are rolled ( i'm guessing...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By A Senefelder
While it is clearly hand forged I don't see any...

While it is clearly hand forged I don't see any open holes that would have held the pins ( most likely for 17th century ) or buckles to engage the straps that would be used to wear it. Are there...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 23,256
Posted By A Senefelder
This is my understanding as well. My great uncle...

This is my understanding as well. My great uncle Max was president of the clan Maclean here in America when I was young and this is what he explained to me which sincs up with all that I've read...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By A Senefelder
Nando, actually Jean contacted me about both...

Nando, actually Jean contacted me about both before buying and they both seem to be nice examples of interesting/hard to find types. The armet with its articulating neck in the manner of a casquetell...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,154
Posted By A Senefelder
Fernando, Which is exactly why smithing takes...

Fernando,



Which is exactly why smithing takes practice ( and a willingness to suffer a burn or two ). This is however exactly how tongs are used. One utilizes them to 1) place an item into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,154
Posted By A Senefelder
These look to be pick up tongs for square bar...

These look to be pick up tongs for square bar stock used for forging. I have several pairs in different sizes, some made in the last 10-15 years and a few antique sets all of which have been put to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,106
Posted By A Senefelder
From the pics this looks like a wonderfull...

From the pics this looks like a wonderfull example of the classic moro style helmet emulating European burgeonets. The inside pic is a touch fuzzy but from what I can see constructionally it is...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By A Senefelder
Well that would tend to point to later 19th or 20...

Well that would tend to point to later 19th or 20 century in terms of dating. Perhaps it was intended to be some sort of fire helmet after all. It still has an " unfinished " feel to me as if it was...
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