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Old 4th April 2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Some pictures I've taken during various visits to the Army Museum in Stockholm. Just as with the Royal Armoury thread, I've resized the pictures down as necessary to stay within 800 pixels width and 1000 pixels height, if anyone wants some of the pictures in full resolution just ask.

As for the first few pictures here, does anyone know of the ballocks dagger here would be a real old one, or a Victorian creation?
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And the last few.
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Another great post, Kisak - thank you very much indeed for sharing!

I think the ballock dagger looks genuine, apart from the unsusual shape of the pommel.

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Thanks again Kisak!

OTOH, I may have damaged my computer's keyboard with my drool...

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Kisak,

I should like to comment on a few pieces.

1. The Katzbalger:

This is a composite piece; the pommel and quillons are orginal, in the Italian fashion, 1530's; the bone grip and the blade are later replacements.

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Re: The Katzbalger: almost all original Katzbalger blades have a few short fullers at the forte and at least one long central fuller running until shortly above the tip.

The hand and a half sword, which is actually an estoc, can be dated to ca. 1525-30; its grip and pommel show the characteristic roped design and much original bluing, the two iron bands on the grip do not belong originally.

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The rapier at the left belongs to a well known group of swords made for the Munich Town Guard, the Metropolitan police, by Wolfgang Stantller, ca. 1600-10.

The one next to it with the gilt hilt is a variant of a Pappenheimer sword, ca. 1630.

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And a close up of the Pappenheimer.
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Swedish matchlock muskets, ca. 1620, the one on top in the first and second images shortened according to King Gustav Adolph's degree of 1624.

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A late model of a Swedish matchlock musket, ca. 1670, and an early Swedish flintlock musket with blued lock plate and polished edges, ca. 1670-80.

Bottom: another Swedish matchlock musket, ca. 1670-80, with blued lock plate and polished edges.

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Military wheel-lock cavalry pistols, from top:

- pair, ca. 1615-20

- ca. 1630-40

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Wheel-lock cavalry pistols, 1680's to M 1704, and contemporary flintlock pistols.

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A plug bayonet with spring loaded grip for better fit in the barrel of a late matchlock or early flintlock musket, ca. 1680.

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Naval breech loading pieces for interchangeable breeches, mid to late 15th century, and cannon accessories, 16th-18th centuries.

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A very rare Nuremberg snap tinderlock haquebut wall piece, ca. 1540, the pan cover and lock missing, as far as I know not on display (reserve collection).

Note the punched trefoil decoration on the barrel. The stock is probably of limewood.

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Originally Posted by Matchlock
The rapier at the left belongs to a well known group of swords made for the Munich Town Guard, the Metropolitan police, by Wolfgang Stantller, ca. 1600-10.

The one next to it with the gilt hilt is a variant of a Pappenheimer sword, ca. 1630.


Adding in what the museum has to say about some of these. First, the sword on the left of the pappenheimer is, oddly enough (in my eyes at least), described as being of "the type used by Pappenheim's cavalry". The pappenheimer itself as stated as having the hilt made in the 1620'ies, remounted with a blade dated to 1652.

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A late model of a Swedish matchlock musket, ca. 1670, and an early Swedish flintlock musket with blued lock plate and polished edges, ca. 1670-80.

These would be m/1680 and m/1688 respectively.

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Wheel-lock cavalry pistols, 1680's to M 1704, and contemporary flintlock pistols.

Top to bottom in the photo with yellow background: m/1683, m/1685, m/1690, probably trial model m/1687 and m/1688 (photo).

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A plug bayonet with spring loaded grip for better fit in the barrel of a late matchlock or early flintlock musket, ca. 1680.

Ring bayonet m/1692.

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Naval breech loading pieces for interchangeable breeches

Top to bottom:

Early 16h century, found in the Old Town in Stockholm (near the German Church) in 1884

Ca 1500, found in the moat at Kristianstad's fortress in the late 18th century. Repaired in 1945.

Found in the same moat as the previous one, also in the late 18th century.

Ca 1400, found in Stralsund's harbor in the late 18th century.



If there's any other pieces of interest then I can see what info I have available on them.
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Thank you so much for the information.

I think I did quite well dating the pieces, given that I am not an expert in Swedish arms.

I have to differ from the museum's dating of the breech loading pieces though, especially of the one at the bottom. "1400" is about half a century too early in my opinion.

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