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Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By CutlassCollector
That sounds interesting and unusual. Something...

That sounds interesting and unusual. Something like this perhaps - it is possibly Spanish.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By CutlassCollector
I thought someone may have identified it as a...

I thought someone may have identified it as a cavalry lance but if, by any chance, it is a French boarding pike, it is hard to see how a French weapon could have British government marks because even...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By CutlassCollector
This looks remarkably like a French 1814 boarding...

This looks remarkably like a French 1814 boarding pike (Boarders Away page 57) which of course does not explain the broad arrow mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Jim, Ibrahiim, I guess like many...

Thanks Jim, Ibrahiim,

I guess like many collectors I heard the name early on but I did not know anything of the story behind it. Fascinating history, great post.
CC
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By CutlassCollector
I can't find a match in Petard for these poincons...

I can't find a match in Petard for these poincons for either Klingenthal or Chatellerault - there are a number of Bs including Bick as mentioned by Jim. The star above - if that is a star - usually...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi, I've emailed you the english translation. My...

Hi, I've emailed you the english translation.

My translator said she was fluent!..... but not so easy translating 18/19th century terminology for axes so some of the word choices are a bit strange...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CutlassCollector
CC, An English translation would be most helpful...

CC, An English translation would be most helpful and also appreciated.[/QUOTE]

Hi Kronckew,
It took me a while to find a copy of the original and I eventually got one from the British Library on...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CutlassCollector
Please don't think that Corrado - all information...

Please don't think that Corrado - all information and help is always appreciated. There are just not that many people interested in boarding axes!
Aries documents are not that easy to find and...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CutlassCollector
Jim, Thanks for the encouragement - I'm mostly...

Jim,
Thanks for the encouragement - I'm mostly in awe of the vast knowledge to be found here and it's good to be able to give a little bit back once in a while.

And

Kronckew - Good point about...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi carlos, Nice axe. I have seen several of...

Hi carlos,

Nice axe. I have seen several of these and I believe that it is a late 19th or early 20th century French fireman's hatchet but it is a direct descendant of the French boarding axe and...
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By CutlassCollector
I've had a look through those two books for any...

I've had a look through those two books for any useful information and cannot find an RM or PM.
There is however a crown over R stamped on the butt of a Spanish (or Neapolitan) swivel gun . There is...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By CutlassCollector
American Boarding Axes

As many of you know by now boarding axes are my main area of interest these days and my next project is to improve the information on American Boarding Axes. This will be extremely hard as very few...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By CutlassCollector
[QUOTE=fernando]Guys, we must have reading...

[QUOTE=fernando]Guys, we must have reading different books. In the numerous ones i came across, the major conclusion is that shot spread of blunderbusses is quoted as being a myth.

Just to be clear...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By CutlassCollector
Beautiful blunderbuss. I'm with the pirate...

Beautiful blunderbuss.

I'm with the pirate captain on the use of the blunderbuss but unfortunately both D.R Baxter (Blunderbusses) and James Foreman (The Blunderbuss 1500 - 1900) disagree. The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By CutlassCollector
I have no idea of the age of that particular one...

I have no idea of the age of that particular one but they do still make them and proof them for the miniature cannon shooting discipline in the UK.

https://www.mlagb.com/canon-section/

CC
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi David, Thanks for that. A quick search...

Hi David,

Thanks for that. A quick search brings up some examples so it keeps the 'local' option alive. It also flagged up bronze being used in Central America and Mexico areas but probably too far...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks mross and Battara, these were my thoughts...

Thanks mross and Battara, these were my thoughts also.
Presumably Native Americans jumped straight from stone and bone to iron and steel over a short time period.

Does anyone else see a connection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By CutlassCollector
Help to identify an axe with engraving.

This axe was found in a riverbank near Fort Myers in Florida. It has an engraving including the letter R and appears to be made of bronze. The owner thought it may have connections to Native American...
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By CutlassCollector
Thanks Mark. My next project is to update the US...

Thanks Mark.

My next project is to update the US axes as I have accumulated more useful information and photographs over the last year or so.
David.
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By CutlassCollector
Naval Boarding Axes

Hi all,

After my visit last year to the Royal Armouries and some valuable contributions from private collectors I have made a major revision to the British Boarding Axe page of my website...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th October 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,975
Posted By CutlassCollector
Reduced prices. I still have some cutlasses for...

Reduced prices.
I still have some cutlasses for sale - if interested pm me for more pictures.


From the top:
Rare 1811 French cutlass with the sculpted quillon. Marked ..Klingenthal Septembre...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,610
Posted By CutlassCollector
Hi, Does anyone else have any information on...

Hi,
Does anyone else have any information on makers of the tomahawk type British Boarding Axe - not the Gilpin type - please pm me. Any photographs of any of these makers' marks gratefully...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th September 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,975
Posted By CutlassCollector
Anyone interested in these lovely cutlasses - pm...

Anyone interested in these lovely cutlasses - pm me.


From the top:
Rare 1811 French cutlass with the sculpted quillon. Marked ..Klingenthal Septembre 181?
REDUCED to 600

1833 French Cutlass....
Forum: Swap Forum 18th September 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,975
Posted By CutlassCollector
More cutlasses and a Japanese sword for sale.

I'm still slimming down my collection so this is the second batch for sale.
If you're interested in any particular piece pm me and I will send more pictures and a more detailed description.

From...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By CutlassCollector
It is a bit off topic, but: Big storms are not...

It is a bit off topic, but:
Big storms are not uncommon so every ocean going seafarer will have had their share of hurricanes and typhoons and normally ships avoid or stay as far away as possible and...
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