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Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Victrix
Hence the popularity of wearing mail armour in...

Hence the popularity of wearing mail armour in the Middle East and other hot places. Air could circulate and heat evaporate. :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Victrix
More likely linseed oil.

More likely linseed oil.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Victrix
Not familiar with this style. Could it have been...

Not familiar with this style. Could it have been part of decoration (e.g. statue)?
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Victrix
I guess the question is quite academic as the...

I guess the question is quite academic as the Normans were descendants of vikings. They probably liked to get their swords from the same superior sources if they could, and that would be imported....
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Victrix
interesting with what appears to be langlets.

interesting with what appears to be langlets.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,095
Posted By Victrix
Yes makes sense.

Yes makes sense.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Victrix
Either that or a W, depending on the point of...

Either that or a W, depending on the point of view. Thinking about it, I have seen these letters mostly on the simpler munitions grade Zischäggen. Some of the higher quality decorated ones have...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 24,054
Posted By Victrix
Can’t remember exactly. Wagner’s Cut and Thrust...

Can’t remember exactly. Wagner’s Cut and Thrust Weapons? Or Oakeshott?
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Victrix
I always thought those letters stamped on the...

I always thought those letters stamped on the nasal guard were arsenal marks, but I could be wrong.

Here’s a link for a publication on European helmets published by the Met: ...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 24,054
Posted By Victrix
Supposedly when the blade smiths of Solingen put...

Supposedly when the blade smiths of Solingen put the wolf of Passau on the blades, they put them upside down compared to any text. So the wolf mark on your blade shows it’s made in Solingen. It’s...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By Victrix
An amazing find! Congratulations.

An amazing find! Congratulations.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By Victrix
A wellknown German auction house had this...

A wellknown German auction house had this interesting sword up for sale last year. It is marked AVODNES which is not familiar to me. Backwards it’s SENDOVA which might make more sense but no more...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By Victrix
Zeughaus Solothurn in Switzerland?

Zeughaus Solothurn in Switzerland?
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By Victrix
Obviously :D

Obviously :D
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Victrix
Familiar with Carl Koppeschaar’s website?

Just found this website by chance. It’s amazing! :D

https://carlkop.home.xs4all.nl/armsandarmour/
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By Victrix
According to Staffan Kinman’s excellent European...

According to Staffan Kinman’s excellent European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks (2015) the mark Z B is for Zeughaus Bern from around 1540.

If you consult Schneider’s Waffen im Schweizerischen...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,109
Posted By Victrix
Hi Vittorio! Welcome to the Forum and thanks for...

Hi Vittorio!

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for posting. Your article is excellent and really beautiful sword!

I would love to learn more about Italian swords and local manufacturing centres. It...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Victrix
God Jul!

God Jul!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Victrix
OK. As I understand it the blades could typically...

OK. As I understand it the blades could typically have a family motto or some Latin quote on it. I guess it could have been abbreviated. I have a schiavona with a not too dissimilar blade which has...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Victrix
Beautiful sword Corrado. Santa must have arrived...

Beautiful sword Corrado. Santa must have arrived early in your parts of the world.

Typically it’s a Latin motto or quote which is continued on the other side of the blade. I’m unable to guess which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By Victrix
Were there Ethiopian Franks??? I think the Arabs...

Were there Ethiopian Franks??? I think the Arabs have another word for Christian. I may be wrong but I thought Faranji would be Europeans. The meaning may have expanded to include all foreigners?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By Victrix
I’m not very knowledgeable on the subject but the...

I’m not very knowledgeable on the subject but the reference to Ali might be Shiite which could be ”blasphemous” in the eyes of a Saudi (Sunni)? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By Victrix
Yes, this is interesting. I thought these house...

Yes, this is interesting. I thought these house marks had Germanic origins but perhaps their use was fairly universal. Could this have Visigothic origins in Portugal? I guess the common denominator...
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