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Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Victrix
Could it be a communist era sabre? I note that...

Could it be a communist era sabre? I note that the eagle has lost its crown. Might the ”L” stand for Lietuva (Lithuania)? Just speculating... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,808
Posted By Victrix
Looks like an amazing place! Was this a private...

Looks like an amazing place! Was this a private collection or is it the Florence city armoury?
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Victrix
I was thinking these threads could become...

I was thinking these threads could become references of where to go when in a particular city. So this thread would come up when using the Search function for ”Paris.”

If someone knows of other...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Victrix
The museum is huge with collections spanning...

The museum is huge with collections spanning objects from medieval period to WWII. As I was short of time I only saw the medieval exhibition which was well worth the time. Lots of armour as well for...
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Victrix
Paris

Visted Paris on a short trip and managed to find time to visit Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides. The area is very decent (no sign of any rioters) and the museum has some interesting displays. I...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,013
Posted By Victrix
Fantastic sword, congratulations! Can you share...

Fantastic sword, congratulations! Can you share with us how you managed to get rid of all that rust/patina to reveal such beautiful detail?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,556
Posted By Victrix
And just when we had Comrade Lenin on-line... :D

And just when we had Comrade Lenin on-line... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,316
Posted By Victrix
Yes probably to soften the recoil as the rifle...

Yes probably to soften the recoil as the rifle butt is otherwise fairly narrow (but why convex and not concave?). In addition I notice that these rifles don’t have slings attached to them. So the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks again Luka for guiding me where to...

Many thanks again Luka for guiding me where to go, especially as I had limited time at my disposal. The swords were really rather big, especially those schiavonas, tesaks, and (as I believe they are...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Victrix
Not much is currently known about the sword....

Not much is currently known about the sword. Media attention was probably greater outside than inside the country.

The sword is currently with a conservator. It’s believed to be from just before the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks for this! Now I know where to go to...

Many thanks for this! Now I know where to go to see arms & armour in the US. :D
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Victrix
Some more eye candy :)

Some more eye candy :)
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Victrix
I managed to visit National History Museum in...

I managed to visit National History Museum in Ljubljana when I was there. The first pictures are from Maistrova ulica which showed some heavy swords (incl. Schiavonas) and a cloak supposedly captured...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,851
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks to Fernando for raising an important...

Many thanks to Fernando for raising an important point about polearms and their similarity with farm tools which is probably not coincidental. In medieval times there were many peasant rebellions and...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks for your kind advice, Luka. I plan to...

Many thanks for your kind advice, Luka. I plan to visit both buildings if I have time. I’m sure I will enjoy my visit as I only heard positive things about this country. I even think the elegant...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Victrix
Ljubljana (Laibach)

Hi all,

I will be making a brief visit to Ljubljana in Slovenia and wonder what the best places are to see arms and armour? I only have limited time and can’t travel around (would love to see the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Victrix
:eek: Quite possibly. But we will never know. The...

:eek: Quite possibly. But we will never know. The Mongols had yet to encounter the full might of FVROR TEVTONICVS ET AL :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Victrix
In A.D. 1242 the Mongols failed to capture King...

In A.D. 1242 the Mongols failed to capture King Bela IV of Hungary who fled Westwards into Croatia (in dual monarchy with Hungary in those days) and then the coast of Dalmatia. This meant crossing...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,036
Posted By Victrix
Just to inform those interested in the subject...

Just to inform those interested in the subject that there’s an Osprey Men-at-Arms publication by David Nicolle entitled The Portuguese in the Age of Discovery c.1340-1665. It’s available on the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By Victrix
Yes, these were the days before Bluetooth...

Yes, these were the days before Bluetooth technology :D
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By Victrix
Done! Cathey you have PMs.

Done! Cathey you have PMs.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By Victrix
These lobster tail helmets were used over a very...

These lobster tail helmets were used over a very wide geographical area at a time of intense armament and conflict. They were derived from the Ottoman cicek helmets which were adopted by the lighter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By Victrix
Yes I think you are right about the motif on the...

Yes I think you are right about the motif on the blade. It looks like the one on the scabbard which is a hand holding a hammer emanating from a crown. With some imagination I thought the hammer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By Victrix
Amazing sword. Congratulations! The Second...

Amazing sword. Congratulations! The Second Occupation of Cuba, also called the Cuban Pacification, occurred 1906-09.

I wonder if the engraving of the arm coming out of the sun grasping a key is an...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Victrix
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
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