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Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 11:57 AM
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Posted By ulfberth
Of course I respect everyones opinion. Opinions...

Of course I respect everyones opinion.
Opinions are formed by background, experience, as we can read here in the reactions.
I have been collecting for more than 45 years now, had about 15 of these...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 09:50 PM
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Posted By ulfberth
You are right ! its a French cavalry troopers...

You are right ! its a French cavalry troopers sabre, the model is year 1790 the blade would have been around 91 cm.
kind regards
Ulfberth
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 02:07 PM
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Posted By ulfberth
the one on the left is a ring rapier also 135 cm...

the one on the left is a ring rapier also 135 cm 4foot5,14 total lenght , after the ricasso the blade is af hexagonal section and in the middle it changes to diamond section. It does not feel top...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 01:58 PM
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Posted By ulfberth
This type of guard is rare yes, there is a...

This type of guard is rare yes, there is a similar rapier in the Hermitage museum in ST Petersburg Russia.
Here is an example of what i mean by a hollow ground blade.
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 01:44 PM
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Posted By ulfberth
The one one the left a dish hilt with diamond...

The one one the left a dish hilt with diamond section blade and a spatula tip to cut with is 145 cm total length that's 4 foot 9,9 .
the one next to it is 130 cm still longer than most rapiers.
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 01:16 PM
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Posted By ulfberth
Here is such a rapier, I oput it next to a...

Here is such a rapier, I oput it next to a halberd so you can put things in perspective
The total length is 135 cm the blade without the angel 120 cm or 4 feet. The blade section is hollow ground,...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2021, 10:13 AM
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Views: 2,089
Posted By ulfberth
Hi Casey, its done with a combination of etching,...

Hi Casey, its done with a combination of etching, the center with a punch and fine engraving in the shield and crown.
in the Rijksmuseum depot in Amsterdam there is a blade of a two handed sword,...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 02:50 PM
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Views: 2,089
Posted By ulfberth
Hi Cornelistromp , about the Sword of the...

Hi Cornelistromp , about the Sword of the bodyguard of Duke Julius of Brunswick, that is correct the quillions are chiseled.
However in my opinion after the chiseling work the deeper surface was...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By ulfberth
here are two other examples of the period,...

here are two other examples of the period, interesting is the on the first you can see two different results , both of etching on one sword.
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 08:12 PM
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Posted By ulfberth
The technique" etching" was used in swords ,...

The technique" etching" was used in swords , halberds and armour in the 16th and 17th c , here are some examples .
Its of course good we have books , but not everything they made can be found in...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 09:09 PM
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Views: 2,656
Posted By ulfberth
Thank you for posting this! Rapier lengths can...

Thank you for posting this!
Rapier lengths can vary from 110 cm to 150 cm.
I had a rapier of 145 cm that is complete length and you could handle it like a small sword, the blade section was...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By ulfberth
I'm sorry to be the one to disappoint you...

I'm sorry to be the one to disappoint you Lansquenet, it is 19th c for sure. The type of blade is also found on French military dress swords of the 19th c and often used on neo Renaissance rapiers as...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2021, 06:08 PM
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Views: 2,601
Posted By ulfberth
Yes it is , almost like the Englisch version of a...

Yes it is , almost like the Englisch version of a Pappenheimer rapier.
The design of the pommel and guard sweep are also typical English from the first half of the 17th century, how long is it ?
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By ulfberth
In my opinion quality reproductions need to be...

In my opinion quality reproductions need to be studied just as intensely as originals. To think one would be able to recognise them without studying them is a bit naive.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,173
Posted By ulfberth
hi Casey , the one in the first picture is in The...

hi Casey , the one in the first picture is in The Cleveland Museum of Art and described as Germany or Russia, 16th century.
The others in various museums, most of them seem the have the same manner...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By ulfberth
As Jim said, it's an antique on its own and these...

As Jim said, it's an antique on its own and these do have value depending on their quality.
It's more than just a steel helmet, and a nice model to in close resemblance to the original one. As for...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By ulfberth
You learned from it, so see it as a good...

You learned from it, so see it as a good investement !
We all have payed the price for learning, and those who did not, haven't learned a.... its just not possible to learn the hardware from books...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By ulfberth
that is pressed metal, not hammered, I'm afraid...

that is pressed metal, not hammered, I'm afraid its 19th century.
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By ulfberth
Thanks to Philip for the detailed description of...

Thanks to Philip for the detailed description of the blade marks and thank you Jim for explaining the historical background and tying the dots together!
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By ulfberth
A German rapier dating from c.1560—70. It has a...

A German rapier dating from c.1560—70. It has a large spherical pommel that counterbalances the weight of the blade.
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By ulfberth
and another one, this one with a back blade ,...

and another one, this one with a back blade , sold at Christies in 2008 for 10.000 £
A GERMAN MILITARY RAPIER
CIRCA 1570-80
With flat blade double-edged over the upper third of its length, both...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By ulfberth
Its German as Jim explained , its a military...

Its German as Jim explained , its a military rapier and a bit earlier ca 1580
here are some variations

Military Rapier Dated: circa 1570-80 Culture: German Measurements: length 127cm/50 inches...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,794
Posted By ulfberth
the maker Givergne Md Fourbisseur Rue Vieille...

the maker Givergne Md Fourbisseur Rue Vieille Boucherie à l'Épée Royale à Paris worked for the French Royal court between 1774-77
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,140
Posted By ulfberth
[QUOTE=Jim McDougall]The 'conquistadors' have...

[QUOTE=Jim McDougall]The 'conquistadors' have been a topic that have intrigued me forever it seems, and some of my favorite art has been with these figures in subject.

Years ago of course my...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,140
Posted By ulfberth
I agree with Fernando and Casey , its an original...

I agree with Fernando and Casey , its an original no doubth !
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