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Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Victrix
Or even M an IX?

Or even M an IX?
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Victrix
These dot marks seem to appear on a variety of...

These dot marks seem to appear on a variety of iron and steel items and presumably used to identify production batches (i.e. some sort of batch mark?). I have seen similar dots on cast iron pans in...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Victrix
“ In heraldry, a torse or wreath is a twisted...

“ In heraldry, a torse or wreath is a twisted roll of fabric laid about the top of the helmet and the base of the crest. It has the dual purpose of masking the join between helm and crest, and of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Victrix
Pike heads, 1500s. Armour...

Pike heads, 1500s. Armour piercing.

Congratulations. They are beautiful!
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Victrix
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Victrix
Given the modest length and probable stiffness of...

Given the modest length and probable stiffness of the blade it is likely an infantryman’s sword. It would be used for close quarter fighting and need thrust and well as cut capabilities. It looks...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By Victrix
As a Swede I don’t particularly recognize the...

As a Swede I don’t particularly recognize the decorations as traditional viking style. Look more Celtic to me. Could it be an Irish iron age sword? Also looks like some kind of strange baton depicted...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Victrix
Great to see this sword in all its beauty. At...

Great to see this sword in all its beauty. At first glance it looks like a “35” clumsily inscribed on the guard. The rounded bits of these digits are obviously challenging for a non-professional...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Victrix
Yes, there’s the thumb ring. Certainly looks like...

Yes, there’s the thumb ring. Certainly looks like a Solingen blade. Lovely inscriptions. The crosses look more like x and have been stamped into the sword so look less ecclestial than I expected. The...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Victrix
Congratulations on your felddegen! I especially...

Congratulations on your felddegen! I especially like the ones with the running wolf and auspicious numbers on the blade. I haven’t seen many with a pewter grip like that and wonder if it was a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Victrix
Statue of Charles Martel at château de Versailles...

Statue of Charles Martel at château de Versailles in France, 19thC.

Read an article about Charles Martel, saw the illustration, spotted the axe.
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Victrix
The Franks used battle axes as well. Charlemagne...

The Franks used battle axes as well. Charlemagne expanded Christianity in the Pannonian region. Hence the Germanic/Gothic influence in that part of the world. Byzance through Constantinople exerted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By Victrix
Could it be a chemical reaction to something...

Could it be a chemical reaction to something inside the scabbard?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,304
Posted By Victrix
Records show hundreds of dussägge produced in...

Records show hundreds of dussägge produced in Styria, Austria during the Ottoman wars. Some were stored in the armoury in Graz and some were probably distributed to the local farmers to defend...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Victrix
Red face Yes those ebay items look more dubious. I don’t...

Yes those ebay items look more dubious. I don’t think I would consider buying something “excavated” on ebay, especially not from Bulgaria and E.Europe. The item under discussion looks more...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Victrix
I’m not too familiar with Byzantine arms and...

I’m not too familiar with Byzantine arms and armour. Archaelogical finds suggest that vikings serving Constantinople often used their personal arms (swords and axes), but I can’t rule out that they...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Victrix
The National History Museum of Slovenia sword in...

The National History Museum of Slovenia sword in Ljubljana is 15thC Gothic. I also found a picture of halberds with perforated crosses in the Armoury in Graz, Austria. I would argue that the axe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By Victrix
Splendid! :) :shrug:

Splendid! :) :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Victrix
That axe head looks fearsome! :eek: Merry...

That axe head looks fearsome! :eek:

Merry Christmas to you, and hope this is something Santa gave you.

I saw a sword with a perforated cross on the crossguard and polearms with trefoil...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,304
Posted By Victrix
King Christian IV purchased a large number of...

King Christian IV purchased a large number of German dussägge to arm Norwegian farmers. It’s not impossible that some might have found their way to India. The blades sometimes look very similar, even...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Victrix
Merry Christmas to all. Stay safe and enjoy the...

Merry Christmas to all. Stay safe and enjoy the season wherever you are.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,304
Posted By Victrix
Blades show an interesting similarity with 16thC...

Blades show an interesting similarity with 16thC Styrian dusägge sabres. The Indian ones seem slightly more curved. Also some of the fullers are similar to dussägge in some cases.
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,891
Posted By Victrix
Thank you for posting that publication! We have...

Thank you for posting that publication!

We have tried to fit the sword into a possible colonial context given its basic and slightly unusual appearance. The idea is that swords were modified or...
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,891
Posted By Victrix
Are you arguing that this is a conventional...

Are you arguing that this is a conventional European 18thC blade where lamination patterns were revealed due to thorough cleaning and chemical treatment? Can you show us any more examples? :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By Victrix
I would love to learn more about this subject,...

I would love to learn more about this subject, too. Have you seen this https://www.hema-minsk2019.org/base_blog/2019/5/8/focus-on-the-objects-of-the-exhibition-part-3?

In the bibliography it...
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