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Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By PClemente
Sorry for the confusion. I circled the point that...

Sorry for the confusion.
I circled the point that I was referring to.
What do you think of this area!

THanks Gents!
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By PClemente
Hey Lads, Here are more detailed photos of the...

Hey Lads,
Here are more detailed photos of the exact area I was thinking where the guard intersects the quillion.
What do you think of this spot?

Thanks Again!
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By PClemente
Yep - trying to get right size Here they...

Yep - trying to get right size
Here they are😃👍
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By PClemente
16th Century German Sword

Hey Gents,
I just acquired a German side sword circa 1580 and wanted some opinions.
The blade is approximately 30” long bearing “IHS” on one side and “MARIA” on the other side. The hilt is pretty...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,410
Posted By PClemente
Thirty Years War carbine

Hi Friends,
I just wanted to share my newest acquisition. It is a truly fantastic Dutch made rifled carbine made in the first decade of the Thirty Years War circa 1620's.
The carbine is about 30.5"...
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By PClemente
Hi Jim, Thanks! I agree with your insights....

Hi Jim,
Thanks!
I agree with your insights.
Gorgets always intrigued me, particularly the earlier examples dating from the French & Indian War & Revolution. Unfortunately they are coming very hard...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By PClemente
Early Georgian Gorget

Hi All,
Just wanted to share a piece I recently was lucky enough to acquire.
It is a British gorget circa 1750 - 1780, probably French & Indian War period.
I have been after an early pattern gorget...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By PClemente
Hi Michael, I know that it might be outside your...

Hi Michael,
I know that it might be outside your expertise, but I have been trying to find out information about a particular leather gorget in my possession. I have received a couple of very...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By PClemente
Thanks Michael, I acquired the spanner a little...

Thanks Michael,
I acquired the spanner a little while ago - I guess there are still some finds to be made!
I must also thank you in regards to one of your earlier posts regarding the dating of Thirty...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By PClemente
Hi Michael, I included some additional pictures...

Hi Michael,
I included some additional pictures of the spanner.
As always thank you for your input!
Regards,
Paul
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By PClemente
Here is another wheellock spanner I came across....

Here is another wheellock spanner I came across. Of different form than the other piece, it features a hinged spike I believe was used as a touch-hole pick, screwdriver and wheellock key. While the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By PClemente
Thank you Michael! It is great to hear from you...

Thank you Michael!
It is great to hear from you and I am happy that your health has improved!
I am a relatively new member of our forum and I have to say that it is because of the informed and...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By PClemente
Wheellock Spanner

Hi All,
I acquired this wheellock spanner online and was wondering about the approximate dating of the piece. I have a wheellock pistol dating to the Thirty Years War with which the spanner pairs up...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,980
Posted By PClemente
Hi Jim, Thanks for your continued input and...

Hi Jim,
Thanks for your continued input and interest in the gorget. These last months I have sent a description of the gorget and pictures out to many sources including fellow collectors, museums,...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By PClemente
Powder horn

Hi All,
I have a quandary in regards to a engraved powder horn that once was in my possession. The powder horn itself probably dated to 18th or 19th century, but featured later engraving on the horn...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By PClemente
Hi Jim, Thanks - I am constantly seeking to...

Hi Jim,

Thanks - I am constantly seeking to educate myself in regards to militaria and military history, and the gorget is certainly intriguing.
Your observation regarding the lack of material on...
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By PClemente
Hi David, I will certainly take your advice...

Hi David,
I will certainly take your advice regarding the National Army Museum. I am posting some photos of the gorget in question.
A number of years ago I was able to trade with a dealer in the UK...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By PClemente
Hi David, I envy you chaps! This site is a great...

Hi David,

I envy you chaps! This site is a great source for communication and research among collectors, but it would be great to be able to get together with fellow enthusiasts on a regular basis!...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th February 2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By PClemente
Have we ruled out a wheelock spanner? I have seen...

Have we ruled out a wheelock spanner? I have seen some very detailed spanners, but also some more primitive examples similar in style to the piece shown.
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,977
Posted By PClemente
Hi, Your pistol appears to be a East India...

Hi,
Your pistol appears to be a East India Company pattern modeled after the British New Land Pattern calvary pistol that was in widespread production by 1802. The flat butt plate and lanyard ring...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By PClemente
Hi, Interesting piece you have there. Initially...

Hi,
Interesting piece you have there. Initially thinking an early 19th century trade gun and some research leads me to believe it belonged to the "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa". The company...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,662
Posted By PClemente
Hi, Looks like you might have a nice find here. I...

Hi,
Looks like you might have a nice find here. I agree with the assessment it is pre-1800. In fact it looks to me like a mid-18th century infantry sword, very similar to the model 1742 English...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By PClemente
Talking Kudos Friends!

It's great how a tale of buyer beware can take a positive turn! Keep 'em coming!
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By PClemente
Talking Perhaps we should start a thread on the best piece we ever landed despite the tall ta

Like the idea! Sure there are plenty of negative tales of unscrupulous dealers, but also plenty of stories of great buys by learned collectors! :D

Years ago I was wandering through an antique...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By PClemente
The Higher Standard

Hi All,

There is a predicament that I have been aware of the past couple of years and I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention as well as open up a possible discussion. Lately I have been...
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