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Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 03:06 PM
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Armi Bianche Italiane by Lionello G Boccia, Eduardo T Coelho and Bramante Edirice

Hi Guys

First thanks Fernando for sending me the photogrpahed pages much appreciated. I didn't know there where two versions, does the one with the marks in it have more pages than the other?
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Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,011
Posted By Cathey
Mining Officers Sword

Thanks for that information, are you able to make out the retailer name on the back of the blade?

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,011
Posted By Cathey
European Officers Mining Officers Sword?

Hi Guys

I am in the process of researching an early English Artificers sword, when I came across a similar sword all be it a little latter that belongs to a friend of mine.

I am hoping someone...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By Cathey
Armi Bianche Italiane

Hi Guys

I was wondering if anyone who has a copy of Armi Bianche Italiane by Lionello G Boccia, Eduardo T Coelho and Bramante Edirice would be prepared to scan and send me the pages that feature...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By Cathey
Hi Guys The picture of the Cartouche has...

Hi Guys

The picture of the Cartouche has been enlarged so much it looks like the blade has been overly cleaned however this is not the case. I think the camera picks up scratches that are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By Cathey
Tulwar with Cartouche/Singnature? on Blade

Hi Guys

Back in 2005 I purchased two Tulwars with Hilts decorated in Gold koftigari and plain curved blades, one has a cartouche on the blade and the other an inscription inside the knuckle bow....
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cathey
1858 Cutlass?

Hi Guys

From what I can find thus far these cutlasses were contracted at the same time as the 1859 Sword Cutlass bayonet. There are records of the cutlass bayonet being issued but none on the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cathey
British Naval C1858 Cutlass with german blade

Hi Guys

I am having difficulty identifying this blade maker, probably german but I cant find this particular design in any of my books. Can anyone help identify it thanks.

References to this...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,067
Posted By Cathey
Saw Backed Hanger - pictures and futher details

Saw Back Short Sword (Hanger, Machete ?)
Nationality: British India maybe?
Date: Circa 1880 ?
Maker/Retailer: n/a
Overall Length: In Scabbard 28 3/16” 71.5 cm, Sword Only 27 ˝” 69.9 cm
Blade...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,067
Posted By Cathey
Strange Saw Back

Hi Fernando and Jim

Your correct this is not something I would usually pick up but it was part of a deal to get a rather nice Walloon and unusual colichemarde small sword. I think Jim might be on...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,067
Posted By Cathey
Strange Saw Backed Hanger

Hi Guys

I recently aquired this off sawback hanger. The grip is made of Ebony and it came with a well fitting nicely made scabbard. I thought it was a Pioneer sword but at this point I havn't been...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,565
Posted By Cathey
16th Century Style Broad Sword

Hi Guys

Sorry for not responding sooner, I don't have the sword at home so can only work from the photographs I took when I last visited the owner. The hilt is Iron not bronze, just look brown in...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,565
Posted By Cathey
16th Century Style Broad Sword

Hi Guys

I am in the process of cataloguing a friend’s collection, and among his swords is this one which was sold to him many years ago as medieval. I personally have no idea with this one, the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,948
Posted By Cathey
Fish Skin Grips on British Swords?

Hi Guys

I was recently offered a c1640 British sword, but Rex was put off by the good condition fish skin grip and buff liner. I am sure the sword is correct and agree with Rex that the addition...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,088
Posted By Cathey
English Civil War Officer's Carbine Belt

Hi Guys

It is with great relief that I can now confirm that this item is authentic. I must thank Keith Dowen is Assistant Curator of Armour at the Royal Armouries in Leeds for authenticating this...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,088
Posted By Cathey
Carbine Shoulder Belt c1630

Hi Fernado,

My pictures make the clip newer than it does in the flesh. I have had a friend who works with metal examine the clip and he is certain it is of the period. Attached is a picture of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,088
Posted By Cathey
English Civil War Officer’s Carbine Cross Belt c1630

Hi Guys

We recently purchased a collection of English Civil War Armour and also on offer was a 17th century English Officer's Carbine Cross belt. I have never come across anything like this...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,830
Posted By Cathey
Help with French Sword

Hi Guys

I picked up this sword recently and it was described to me as a 1780 pattern French General Officers sword. I can’t find it in the books I have on French swords and believe it to be later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 24,320
Posted By Cathey
Western European Mameluke Officer's Sword

Hi Guys

I originally posted this sword on the Ethnographic Weapons page of Vikingsword Forum, as the previous owner had it marked down as a Turkish Generals Sword. Thanks to assistance from this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,675
Posted By Cathey
Turkish Officer's Sword

Hi Guys,

Don't think it is a band sword due to the size and the inclusion of decoration (albeit small) on the blade. I have examples of grips carved in both bone and ivory in this style that are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,675
Posted By Cathey
Turkish Officer's Sword

Hi Guys

This sword belonged to a friend of mine who sadly passed away last year. I am assuming it is a Turkish Officers Sword buy it is completely out of my field so I am hoping someone may be...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,287
Posted By Cathey
Hounslow Hanger information request?

Hi Guys

Does anyone have ''The London Cutler 'Benjamin Stone' and the Hounslow Sword and Blade Manufactories" Journal of the Arms & Armour Society Vol 6 No 1 2009- Pp 12-61, also I am trying to...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,596
Posted By Cathey
It's definitley British

Sorry Guys, but its a brittish pattern sword.

The hilt has the crossed Sword and Batton for the 1831 pattern British Mamaluke and the retailer has been identifed at German 1830-1860. In the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,596
Posted By Cathey
Non Regulation British Pattern 1831 Mameluke

Hi Guys, looking for some help with this sword.

Nationality: British
Date: Probably Post 1898
Overall Length: Overall Length 40 1/2” 120.9 cm Sword Only 38” 96.4 cm
Blade length: 33” 83.9...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 194,059
Posted By Cathey
Slitted Guard basket hilted

Hi Guys

The Baron has come to our aid after all. It appears this basket hilt dates between 1575-1600 and is referred to by the Baron of Earlshall in his book "The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword...
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