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Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By Victrix
Found this on the internet. Personally I never...

Found this on the internet. Personally I never heard of a Sovnya before...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By Victrix
Although it canít be ruled out to be a tool...

Although it canít be ruled out to be a tool (perhaps supported by the crossed ax symbol), the presence of langets, fullers and the sun, moon and star symbol suggest itís a polearm. Although langets...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By Victrix
Hi Patrick, How was the recoil? I would imagine...

Hi Patrick,

How was the recoil? I would imagine it a bit like the kick from a mule? Did you have the butt against your shoulder like a conventional rifle? I was always curious about the strange...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st March 2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Victrix
That is even more of an oddity! :confused:

That is even more of an oddity! :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Victrix
It looks like some half completed/disassembled...

It looks like some half completed/disassembled example? The number of holes back and front is striking. Why would anyone go through the trouble to create an unauthentic version of this helmet?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Victrix
Yes itís the Danish coat of arms with the three...

Yes itís the Danish coat of arms with the three crowned lions passant facing forward surrounded by water lilies leaves.

I saw a similar helmet for a general of the Danish cavalry of the Kingís staff...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Victrix
Or even M an IX?

Or even M an IX?
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Victrix
ď In heraldry, a torse or wreath is a twisted...

ď 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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Victrix
Pike heads, 1500s. Armour...

Pike heads, 1500s. Armour piercing.

Congratulations. They are beautiful!
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By Victrix
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
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 infantrymanís 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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By Victrix
As a Swede I donít particularly recognize the...

As a Swede I donít 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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
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 ď35Ē clumsily inscribed on the guard. The rounded bits of these digits are obviously challenging for a non-professional...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Victrix
Yes, thereís the thumb ring. Certainly looks like...

Yes, thereís 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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
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 havenít seen many with a pewter grip like that and wonder if it was a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Victrix
Statue of Charles Martel at ch‚teau de Versailles...

Statue of Charles Martel at ch‚teau de Versailles in France, 19thC.

Read an article about Charles Martel, saw the illustration, spotted the axe.
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,692
Posted By Victrix
Records show hundreds of dussšgge produced in...

Records show hundreds of dussšgge 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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Victrix
Red face Yes those ebay items look more dubious. I donít...

Yes those ebay items look more dubious. I donít think I would consider buying something ďexcavatedĒ on ebay, especially not from Bulgaria and E.Europe. The item under discussion looks more...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Victrix
Iím not too familiar with Byzantine arms and...

Iím 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 canít rule out that they...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Victrix
Splendid! :) :shrug:

Splendid! :) :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
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...
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