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Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 664
Posted By Will M
A very impressive looking blade. We could assume...

A very impressive looking blade. We could assume some minor loss in length from sharpenings etc. though naval use is possible. If only it could speak!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Will M
Even if one pays more than current value these...

Even if one pays more than current value these items will reach that value and surpass it in time. I'm not in that league spending 10's of $1000's.
The rivet through the blade is not professionally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Will M
You could use a copper washer of correct diameter...

You could use a copper washer of correct diameter and cut a slot in it so it slides over the tang. It may fill the gap and be friction tight. Slide the wire over it and use glue as mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Will M
The one coin looks like an East India Company...

The one coin looks like an East India Company penny.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By Will M
A definite fantasy sword most likely Chinese...

A definite fantasy sword most likely Chinese made. So many details and main parts inaccurately portrayed. I don't know where to start, the lettering is amateurish, the quality very low and nothing...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Will M
Is it possible to highlight the details? This...

Is it possible to highlight the details?
This one is very good partisan eye candy.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Will M
What amazes me is the lack of foot protection,...

What amazes me is the lack of foot protection, only sandals.
One good cut to the feet and he's down.
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,626
Posted By Will M
Brass looks best cleaned up as it would have been...

Brass looks best cleaned up as it would have been while in use. I never worry about removing "patina" oxidation as it will always come back in time and no one will know it had been cleaned. I've used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,562
Posted By Will M
The majority of historical items are in private...

The majority of historical items are in private hands. No guarantee this dagger would be displayed as many museums have up to 90% of their stock in long term preservation. What may seem valuable and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Will M
Only a skilled eye can see what's beneath the...

Only a skilled eye can see what's beneath the crud. This is a very nice blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,674
Posted By Will M
I agree never completely retire or you will...

I agree never completely retire or you will shortly expire. When I was about 14 I bought my first bayonet, a German butcher bladed type while vacationing in Bermuda. It is marked Solingen Foche and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,674
Posted By Will M
I am 59, ouch! Seems it was just a few years ago...

I am 59, ouch! Seems it was just a few years ago I began collecting but it's been decades ago. Mostly British pattern cavalry swords with infantry sneaking in there because swords with provenance are...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Will M
This was recently at auction, I was thinking...

This was recently at auction, I was thinking Belgian but could be something else, the lion head pommel is about the only clue and the odd scabbard drag.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Will M
Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one...

Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one of this type it definitely suffice.
Try searching here: https://www.rct.uk/
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Will M
1845 Staff Officers Sword Northamptonshire Regt.

Just received this hidden gem an 1845 Staff Officer sword that was quite oxidized and grubby.
Etched with Capt T. E. Compton D.A.A.G. Hobson & Sons 1-3 & 5 Lexington Street London W. The brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Will M
The closest lance head yours resembles is the...

The closest lance head yours resembles is the British 1846 with the long langets removed and a tang added. Ref: The Cavalry Lance, Alan Larsen & Henry Yallop
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By Will M
Something like that is best strapped to a piece...

Something like that is best strapped to a piece of 2x4. Newspaper doesn't work as well as bubble wrap but should have been sufficient. Of course size of box increases price of shipping but more...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd March 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By Will M
Retracted. No longer offered.

Retracted. No longer offered.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Will M
Wilkinson sword used steel very similar to 1095....

Wilkinson sword used steel very similar to 1095. Main sword manufacturers thought this was the best steel to use for swords. If modern makers use some other steels they probably use it due to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Will M
I mostly collect Victorian era but have some...

I mostly collect Victorian era but have some 17th/18th century swords.
By looking at its construction and corrosion etc. my gut feeling is that this sword was made in the Victorian era.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Will M
I found several families using this...

I found several families using this "hand", but this one stood out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Lamont
Forum: Swap Forum 12th February 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By Will M
FS 1770's Revolutionary Slotted Hilt Cavalry Sword by Wyatt

Selling a 1770's Revolutionary cavalry sword marked WYATT. Has 35 1/2" curved clip point blade. $6250 Can incl. shipping.
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By Will M
This won't sneak by Canada Customs and they'll...

This won't sneak by Canada Customs and they'll slap 13% tax on top of the total.
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By Will M
That is a magnificent pistol, can you forward to...

That is a magnificent pistol, can you forward to my address? I have a post lady who delivers to my door and I'm in the country!
:D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,705
Posted By Will M
The problem I see with it is when the...

The problem I see with it is when the "stones" are not real gem stones then the "gold" will not be solid but a gilt. You do not use pure gold with glass stones, just does not make sense. Hopefully we...
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