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Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2022, 07:33 PM
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Posted By JT88
Thanks, Jim! Your help was instrumental!

Thanks, Jim! Your help was instrumental!
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2022, 07:49 PM
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Posted By JT88
Well guys I appreciate all the responses! The...

Well guys I appreciate all the responses! The detective work is always fun, if not the best part about collecting antique weapons, though I want to consider myself a historian and not an antiquarian...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2022, 11:36 PM
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Posted By JT88
I did, and I see no 11th Hussar mamelukes that...

I did, and I see no 11th Hussar mamelukes that have the same fittings??
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2022, 09:59 AM
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Posted By JT88
Where do you see the 11th Hussar example?

Where do you see the 11th Hussar example?
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2022, 07:41 PM
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Posted By JT88
Well I got an expert opinion and they said: “It...

Well I got an expert opinion and they said: “It is of the earlier form of c. 1805 period, but likely 1810-20. Without the regimental devices in motif it is hard to say, but the motif in your fittings...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2022, 12:12 PM
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Posted By JT88
Yup, in detail in Swordsmen of the British Empire...

Yup, in detail in Swordsmen of the British Empire great book. I have a Rijksmuseum Gill 1796 on the way currently. Along with a Dawes officers, an 1811, and an Austrian hussar, I think I'm spent on...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2022, 04:26 AM
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Posted By JT88
Fair points. At this point I think we can only...

Fair points. At this point I think we can only break it down into knowns, possibilities and unknowns:

Known: ivory handle, ottoman blade 16-17th century by characteristics

Possibility: made...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2022, 01:24 PM
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Posted By JT88
Two good examples Bryce, is the first one marked...

Two good examples Bryce, is the first one marked to anyone? It does appear maybe to be a shamshir but Osman would know for sure.

Did either of these have dates? The few examples of leather worked...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2022, 07:03 PM
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Posted By JT88
Understood, I think Osman was saying those Indian...

Understood, I think Osman was saying those Indian mounted blades are in fact Ottoman blades on Indian handles, but he can speak more to that.

I'm sure you've read Rivkin A Study of the Eastern...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2022, 01:52 PM
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Posted By JT88
Jim the blade does have traces of gold writing on...

Jim the blade does have traces of gold writing on it, pictured below. The second picture was surely a maker's signature, only a faint piece remains sadly.

Osman is 100% sure it is Ottoman, I...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 10:31 PM
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Posted By JT88
Thanks for all the responses! I’ve been...

Thanks for all the responses! I’ve been indisposed with the worst food poison episode I’ve ever had all day today. So, besides Dellar’s book are there any other sources to draw upon here.

As was...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 11:07 PM
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Posted By JT88
The bottom is what we could call a “Pala” have...

The bottom is what we could call a “Pala” have one of those as well :)

As for the Indian manufacture of Turkic style, Osman seems pretty sure it is not.
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 09:08 PM
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Posted By JT88
From my friend Osman who wants to post but his...

From my friend Osman who wants to post but his account is not validated: “That his statement about fuller and mahmuz ( hammer ) is totally mistaken, he cant categorize ottoman swords like that your...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 07:38 PM
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Posted By JT88
As Calien said that is a general, I’d like to see...

As Calien said that is a general, I’d like to see some purely civilian swords, not retired military.

I misspoke about fullers, yes they’re on eastern swords but I see no connection between age...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 07:14 PM
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Posted By JT88
There are fullers but they’re rare and only in...

There are fullers but they’re rare and only in very high end work, but more importantly I can’t see because you deleted it regarding fullers to age I’ve seen no indication of age = fullers.

I...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 07:05 PM
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Posted By JT88
Show me some with double fullers

Show me some with double fullers
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 06:38 PM
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Posted By JT88
Thanks for the responses! Every example I...

Thanks for the responses!

Every example I can find with these type of fittings is attributed to a lancer regiment. Civilian use possibility I don’t think is very high unless the owner straight...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 02:00 AM
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Posted By JT88
The fittings are described as generic lancer...

The fittings are described as generic lancer fittings from what I’ve seen. But anyone with the money especially to mount such a special blade could essentially do what they want. These swords...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2022, 08:47 PM
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Posted By JT88
Thank you for the replies Jim and Kronk! ...

Thank you for the replies Jim and Kronk!

I'll have to ask my Turkish expert friend again, he was able to translate the writing on the edge. He called the blade-style "Classical Ottoman" from the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2022, 01:50 PM
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Posted By JT88
1822 British Lancer Mameluke

Good morning everyone! Trying to do some research on my latest acquisition and find some recommendations of sources to check.


This is an unusual piece as the blade is a "classical" Ottoman...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 01:47 PM
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Posted By JT88
Thanks Jim, I find the 1728 a highly interesting...

Thanks Jim, I find the 1728 a highly interesting model as it was the last gasp of the Spanish Empire into the pre-modern world. It's an incredible sword, probably the one I'd pick for an actual fight...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2022, 08:01 PM
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Posted By JT88
Very nice, I did a write-up about my 1728 here: ...

Very nice, I did a write-up about my 1728 here:
https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/65173/spanish-bilbo-cavalry-sword-review
You'd probably find it interesting.
Forum: European Armoury 29th October 2021, 01:45 PM
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Posted By JT88
Found some information on Pottenstein for y'all! ...

Found some information on Pottenstein for y'all!

Source: https://www.blankwaffenforum.de/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=4120

"Pottenstein in the Triestingtal in Lower Austria

so a...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 07:17 PM
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Posted By JT88
I'm aware of LeMarchant's background and his...

I'm aware of LeMarchant's background and his Austrian inspiration for the 1796's working with various British smiths.

I'm trying to find more information on Pottenstein, the resources are nil....
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 03:56 PM
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Posted By JT88
Possible as his source says that it began with...

Possible as his source says that it began with his uncle or father. What’s the earliest sample anyone has seen of a Pottenstein blade?

Are you able to tell me any more about my sample? Or where...
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