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Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2021, 05:31 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
I believe that is a cutler's mark for Carl...

I believe that is a cutler's mark for Carl Wilhelm Clauberg, 1847-1866. Appropriate timing for an ACW piece.
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2021, 03:07 PM
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Views: 1,538
Posted By MacCathain
Fair point, Victrix. I can now confirm that...

Fair point, Victrix.

I can now confirm that whatever the image may be -- numerals or a graphic -- it was not made by a stamp. Close inspection with a high-power loupe shows the edges are slightly...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 12:45 AM
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Posted By MacCathain
I thought the same when I first examined it, but...

I thought the same when I first examined it, but the "F" is so well-defined that I doubt the following stamp, sloppy as it is, is alphanumeric or it would have been equally clear as the "F". Surely,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 09:09 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
Not a great shot, but you get the idea. ...

Not a great shot, but you get the idea.

Overall length is 90 cm/35.5 inches and the blade itself is 77 cm/30.25 inches.
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 08:48 PM
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Views: 1,538
Posted By MacCathain
The numbers are tough to capture in the lens, but...

The numbers are tough to capture in the lens, but I added text below them to guide the eye. The thumb ring is there, but wasn't visible in the pictures I initially posted.

I didn't take an overall...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 04:12 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
Felddegen with pewter grip

I've seen quite a few felddegen over the years, but when I had an opportunity to acquire this example with a spiral pewter grip, I jumped at it. I gather that felddegen with metal grips were more...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 06:32 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
The double top suspension rings on the scabbard...

The double top suspension rings on the scabbard is an indicator that it's an '85. The scabbard on the earlier lookalike had a single top ring.
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2020, 04:24 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
British cavalry trooper's sword, pattern 1885.

British cavalry trooper's sword, pattern 1885.
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 09:47 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
The Swedish fascine knife m1848 was originally...

The Swedish fascine knife m1848 was originally intended for the infantry, or at least parts of it. It seems to have become a standard infantry sidearm on the whole, and some examples are thought to...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By MacCathain
I believe the shorter militia swords with leather...

I believe the shorter militia swords with leather scabbards are generally for NCOs. Hotspur knows these very well, so perhaps he can address them.

The officer's sword I posted has a 31 inch blade...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 08:09 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
The blade is a dead ringer for a circa 1840s U.S....

The blade is a dead ringer for a circa 1840s U.S. militia officer's sword in my collection. The Ames-made blade is convex, the single central fuller appears to be the same length and breadth, and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,654
Posted By MacCathain
The holes don't go all the way through . . . both...

The holes don't go all the way through . . . both are about 7 mm deep. There's no evidence of wear on the inside of either one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,654
Posted By MacCathain
I'm pleased my inquiry led to the sharing of the...

I'm pleased my inquiry led to the sharing of the great information in this thread. Thanks to all of you who replied.

Any additional thoughts as to the holes in the dog's cheek? It doesn't seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,654
Posted By MacCathain
... and the spine.

... and the spine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 04:26 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
Thank you, all, for your thoughts on this...

Thank you, all, for your thoughts on this binakla.

Detlef, here's a better view of the blade profile. A shot of the spine will follow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,654
Posted By MacCathain
Minasbad, Tenegre?

Here's a piece I've had for some time. The overall length is 22 inches/55.8 cm, and the spine of the blade is about .5 inch/13 mm at the brass bolster. The hilt is carved horn, and I assume the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,037
Posted By MacCathain
Kotoka translates to "porcupine," but just what...

Kotoka translates to "porcupine," but just what language I can't be certain. Seems to fit with what the stamp illustrates.
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,988
Posted By MacCathain
Thank you, Udo. A wealth of information. ...

Thank you, Udo. A wealth of information.

Fernando: Will this become a sticky?

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,812
Posted By MacCathain
Your photos are great. When I said "the deposits...

Your photos are great. When I said "the deposits are not as easy to see in the image as I had hoped they would be," I was talking about the photo that I had posted. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,812
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Battara. The silver bits in the design...

Thanks, Battara. The silver bits in the design that contrast with the darkened steel areas constitute what I think could be classed as niello decoration, and they are, indeed, silver.

The residue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,812
Posted By MacCathain
Here I have its cousin from the tin chirra branch...

Here I have its cousin from the tin chirra branch of the family. The laminations are certainly visible in the right light, but I haven't brought it out through etching.

There are a few spots on...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,310
Posted By MacCathain
The color difference between the brass guard and...

The color difference between the brass guard and the brass backstrap, and the bell-shaped mouth of the scabbard, make me wonder if this is a reproduction. The etching of the Star of Damascus (around...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,494
Posted By MacCathain
I tried engaging the pre-set point that Mel...

I tried engaging the pre-set point that Mel describes, but there's no forward movement in the trigger that I can detect.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,805
Posted By MacCathain
Thank you all for your very interesting input....

Thank you all for your very interesting input. It's much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,805
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Detlef. It seems destined to be a bit of...

Thanks, Detlef. It seems destined to be a bit of a mystery.
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