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Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2021, 12:40 PM
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Posted By NeilUK
I think you are right about it being Turkish, or...

I think you are right about it being Turkish, or possibly Balkan. The whole lack of sophistication, style of the lock and engraving plus the butt and sideplate seem very similar to other Turkish...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By NeilUK
Many thanks, Corrado, for this display. Fabulous...

Many thanks, Corrado, for this display. Fabulous photos of superb objects.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks to Fernando K and to Corrado. I have now...

Thanks to Fernando K and to Corrado. I have now seen a lot of ROBT HARUEY signatures, enough to convince me that that was how he spelled his name
I have since thought that my HARVEY pistols are...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By NeilUK
I can just imagine what's going to happen to your...

I can just imagine what's going to happen to your shot of Drambuie as you're charging at the enemy!
Back to the subject - I have a basket hilt horseman's broadsword (with a good broad German blade)...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By NeilUK
I'm no expert either, but reckon the portrait was...

I'm no expert either, but reckon the portrait was painted mid-19th century with the customer dressed up in the fashion promoted by George IV's visit to Scotland and fomented by Sir Walter Scott's...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By NeilUK
No more ideas or suggestions? I am disappointed,...

No more ideas or suggestions? I am disappointed, not even anything from Corrado? I have now found a dozen examples of the ROBT HARUEY signature, still no more of the HARVEY signature, no pistol...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By NeilUK
Mysterious pair of pistols

Hi everybody, I recently bought a fine pair of flintlock pistols which, judging by the engraved crest on the escutcheons, originally belonged to an Earl of Lauderdale. The silver hallmark date 1721...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,201
Posted By NeilUK
With ref. to post 16, the painting is a portrait...

With ref. to post 16, the painting is a portrait of a knight of the Rehlinger family, done in 1540 by Master LS and now residing in Berlin. Following that how about this portrait of the Marquess of...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By NeilUK
Just by the way, "no" is an abbreviation of...

Just by the way, "no" is an abbreviation of "numero" (from Latin 'numerus') and is used in many, probably most, European languages not only Dutch to indicate 'number'. Apologies if that is a bit...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,694
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks for your comment, Raf. But no to photos -...

Thanks for your comment, Raf. But no to photos - I have never dared to take the lock off in case I could not fix it back again. I do take off the locks of my wood-stocked pistols but not the all...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,694
Posted By NeilUK
Seeing these splendid photos of Lansquenet's...

Seeing these splendid photos of Lansquenet's superb German all-steel pistol prompts me to offer photos of my variation on the all-steel theme, an early belt snaphaunce from the east coast of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By NeilUK
Because the crab-claw hilt is definitely an...

Because the crab-claw hilt is definitely an Italian design I would suppose that the CAINO blade on my sword is a genuine Italian blade rather than a Solingen import. But nothing is ever 100% certain...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By NeilUK
Not much help with information, I'm afraid, but...

Not much help with information, I'm afraid, but here is my small contribution, another example - a 17th century crab-claw broadsword stamped CAINO in the fuller on both sides of the blade, marked...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By NeilUK
I can't say anything about the blade, but I am...

I can't say anything about the blade, but I am afraid the hilt is definitely replica, or to be more blunt, fake. The pommel is a brazil-nut shape, used in the 12th century in Germany and N. Europe...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By NeilUK
Looks like a standard holster pistol of the early...

Looks like a standard holster pistol of the early 18th century. Could the initials stand for a Guard unit with an initial G, and the 42 as a rack number? We need someone who knows about military...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,179
Posted By NeilUK
About 18 months ago various people were...

About 18 months ago various people were considering who, if anyone, might be encouraged to take on the task of bringing the Baron's magnum opus to completion. But I have heard nothing since so I...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,659
Posted By NeilUK
I have seen swords, from two-handers to slim...

I have seen swords, from two-handers to slim rapiers, with flamboyant blades all the way but never a sword that was half flamboyant and half straight. I would say very rare, and Portuguese at that! ...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,534
Posted By NeilUK
Definitely an interesting sword. I would say...

Definitely an interesting sword. I would say Scots or English basket hilt broadsword from mid 18th century. Could easily have changed hands several times in the wars!
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,782
Posted By NeilUK
I agree with Casey and Ulfberth. The blade looks...

I agree with Casey and Ulfberth. The blade looks right and the mark is correct for Christoph Stantler - being well-struck is not cause for suspicion. The guard is of the correct style for a Munich...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,422
Posted By NeilUK
I need to minimise the photo B. Hold on. Neil

I need to minimise the photo B. Hold on.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,422
Posted By NeilUK
Hi Luka, here are some 2-handers with fully...

Hi Luka,
here are some 2-handers with fully recurved, figure 8, quillons, A&B from Hermann Historica auctions, C in the Deutsche Geschichte Museum. Best, Neil
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,490
Posted By NeilUK
That is almost unbelievable! I assume that for...

That is almost unbelievable! I assume that for the 9 months it was soaking in some solution which dissolved the rust without affecting the original surface. Is the blade still intact? Can it be...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,859
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks again to Corrado and to Jasper. Now that...

Thanks again to Corrado and to Jasper. Now that I know that there was a gunmaker named Mazelier (which I did not know before) I can see that name in the engraved signature. Even so Jasper's list...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,859
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks to Corrado and Will. The Lamont hand...

Thanks to Corrado and Will. The Lamont hand certainly looks persuasive though it lacks the crown and the 'eagle' supporters at the side. So....
Here are 2 photos of the signature; these are the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,859
Posted By NeilUK
and a better one of the crest

and a better one of the crest
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