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Forum: European Armoury Today, 08:50 PM
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Hi Jim, Thank you so much for posting photos of...

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for posting photos of your interesting pandour sword! In fact it’s the first time I see what it really looks like, as I had only seen Wagner’s drawing of it before. It’s...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Maybe it’s the Bavarian Pottenstein :D Note...

Maybe it’s the Bavarian Pottenstein :D

Note that there is a senior and a junior Melchior Steiner (see the text). The factory was started by the uncle and continued with the nephew (knighted)...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Victrix
There would be no Pottenstein blades marked as...

There would be no Pottenstein blades marked as such prior to 1765 as the previous factory was based in Sollenau (see text).

The gilding would be reserved for Army officers, not private estate...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Victrix
In the 18thC Austria manufactured sword blades...

In the 18thC Austria manufactured sword blades mainly in Pottenstein and Weiz. Melchior Steiner started production of sword blades in Pottenstein (lower Austria) in 1765. He successfully competed...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Victrix
This is Pottenstein in lower Austria. See:...

This is Pottenstein in lower Austria. See: https://www.biographien.ac.at/oebl/oebl_S/Steiner_Melchior_1762_1837.xml
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2021, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Victrix
My sword is only good for pricking with in its...

My sword is only good for pricking with in its current condition. In the early 20thC Swedish Dragoons were trained in cut and thrust sabre (more correctly termed pallash) fencing. First they received...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim, I first learned about this Bosnian...

Hi Jim, I first learned about this Bosnian alphabet in this forum, see post #51: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14049&page=2. I understand it was used primarily in the territory of...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,583
Posted By Victrix
Here are some pictures of my unsharpened...

Here are some pictures of my unsharpened pallasch. In Sweden its defined as Cavalry Sabre m/1893 for Officers. The blade is in good quality steel with two fullers. Although the tip is sharp the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Victrix
An observers comment on an inscription on a...

An observers comment on an inscription on a schiavona once alerted me to the now extinct Bosnian Cyrillic language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_Cyrillic. After the Ottoman conquest,...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim, This is a curious sword. The blade...

Hi Jim,

This is a curious sword. The blade has a kind of concave shape like a sickle and I wonder how it would be handled. Perhaps almost like scythe?
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2021, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Im not an expert on this but typically I believe...

Im not an expert on this but typically I believe these 17thC swords have pommels with a button, on top of which the tang is peened. You should then see a round flattened sphere at the top of the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Victrix
I have a pallasch from an ancestor who was an...

I have a pallasch from an ancestor who was an officer in the Kungliga Norrlands Dragoner in early 20thC which is unsharpened. I believe the reason for this is that the swords were only sharpened for...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
Kronckew, that looks extremely smart! :eek: Now I...

Kronckew, that looks extremely smart! :eek: Now I need to figure out where to get hold of a k.k portepee to complete the look, following your example. I will make another washer for the sword as...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
Jim, I share your sentiment completely, and like...

Jim, I share your sentiment completely, and like the wider and more businesslike blades. But in this particular case I fell for the eagle decoration on the guard. I believe Austro-Hungarian cavalry...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
The slits are for the wrist cord/portapee. Looks...

The slits are for the wrist cord/portapee. Looks rather smart in my opinion. Its not easy to see properly, but it seems most of the soldiers in the photos wear the cord in the prescribed manner.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim, Many thanks for your comments. This...

Hi Jim,

Many thanks for your comments. This is the officers’ version of the M1869 and a private purchase. The cavalry trooper’s sabre has a 3.6cm wide blade and a simpler guard perforated with...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Victrix
Austro-Hungarian cavalry sword M1869

I recently acquired an Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal (k.k.) cavalry sabre M1869 for officers. Its a nickelplated version with scabbard. Theres a fuller down one side of the 83.5cm long blade...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,000
Posted By Victrix
I so wish I had met Ewart Oakeshott!:eek: I have...

I so wish I had met Ewart Oakeshott!:eek: I have read many of his outstanding books and am a big fan. It’s a great sword. It must have seen a lot. Pity it’s so hard to see the letters. The sequence...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By Victrix
For sure I would love a copy as well. ;)

For sure I would love a copy as well. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,927
Posted By Victrix
At the Wallace Collection: ” “War Hammer...

At the Wallace Collection:

” “War Hammer (Czkany), with a square, stepped, hammer-head with a square face and moulded neck, balanced by a long, slightly drooping, fluted beak. Short, socket...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,885
Posted By Victrix
If I recall correctly I have seen a snake makers...

If I recall correctly I have seen a snake makers mark attributed to Milan.
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By Victrix
Armour used by machine gunners apparently....

Armour used by machine gunners apparently. Perhaps it accounts for the enlarged arm opening on the right hand side? Otherwise I speculate it could be to swing and throw stick grenades.
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,866
Posted By Victrix
Quoted from Britannica: Sekhmet, also spelled...

Quoted from Britannica: Sekhmet, also spelled Sakhmet, in Egyptian religion, a goddess of war and the destroyer of the enemies of the sun god Re... Like other fierce goddesses in the Egyptian...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,866
Posted By Victrix
What about the foliage depicted on the scabbard?...

What about the foliage depicted on the scabbard? Looks like trefoil clover and some other flower. The big flower is not lotus (which has several layers of partially overlapping petals). Also, could...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,720
Posted By Victrix
For what’s it’s worth, Milan is also a Catholic...

For what’s it’s worth, Milan is also a Catholic Archdiocese headed by an Archbishop whose symbol is a double cross. ”The Archdiocese of Milan is the metropolitan see of the ecclesiastical province...
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