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Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2021, 10:58 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
I do not think this is for Spanish use. I would...

I do not think this is for Spanish use. I would say German made for France or a minor German State. With the style of the ricasso, early XIX century. You do not give measurements but it could have...
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2021, 09:12 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Is there something written?

Is there something written?
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2021, 09:23 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
I have seen that sort of quillions often in...

I have seen that sort of quillions often in Swedish swords. The guard with two large rings is common in those. Sometimes associated to olive-like pommels. Lets see if I find some pictures.
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2021, 06:40 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Iron and tinder. And cord.

Iron and tinder. And cord.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2021, 03:14 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
I have tried to find the images I mentioned from...

I have tried to find the images I mentioned from Astorga (S. Pedro de Verona) and Alquezar (sta Quiteria), but they are not of the mudejar type. So I include three others, two from Zaragoza, A...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2021, 04:04 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Just an update. Today I submitted this sword...

Just an update.

Today I submitted this sword to electrolysis to eliminate the thick oxide crust. Under it I could find on one side

AÑO 181(4)

On the other side I believe I can read:

R Fa...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2021, 03:38 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
There are other examples of paintings of these...

There are other examples of paintings of these swords in the sometimes called Renaissance-moresque (mudejar) style (the term probably invented by somebody in XIXth century).

For example at Astorga...
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2021, 12:59 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
After some reports along two centuries, the main...

After some reports along two centuries, the main use infantry troops gave to these swords was to chop wood for preparing their meals as there were not central kitchens. For wood, it is probably best...
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2021, 11:35 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
This is the socalled Spanish 1796 cavalry model...

This is the socalled Spanish 1796 cavalry model which real existence is in doubt, and there is no documentary track. Many think they were mounted in the XIXth century with spare parts. Some people...
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By midelburgo
The PC decided that it needed a new software...

The PC decided that it needed a new software version and now it is not connecting to the camera...
:shrug:

I will use a different way...
xxxx

No improvements. Maybe after changing light...
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2020, 06:31 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
The sword arrived. On the spine it is...

The sword arrived.

On the spine it is written in cursive:
Real Fabrica de Toledo. Año de 1818

On the brass hilt J.VALVANERA. No other markings.


Thus the blade comes from a Spanish cavalry...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2020, 04:47 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Yes of course. I do not have it yet. The thing...

Yes of course. I do not have it yet. The thing was found in Spain.
There is a maker stamp on the brass hilt, that possibly says Ibarzabal, who also cast the hilts for troop swords until the 1830s,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2020, 11:33 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Masonic hilt with... a French Cuirassier blade?

Somehow I have a tendency to pick weird pieces...

This one seems to be a French Cuirassier blade mounted with a brass masonic hilt and bone grip.
It was rather cheap. It will be interesting to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By midelburgo
I think you have two inscriptions from two...

I think you have two inscriptions from two different times/places.

The one with Me fecit Solingen has "E"s that you often find in XVIIth German exports into Spain, imitating a sort of Spanish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 11:44 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
I think it could be Spanish, but this or the one...

I think it could be Spanish, but this or the one in the book are not naval, they are rather civilian weapons, possibly from Albacete. Smiths from Albacete could establish themselves in other places...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 10:03 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Thank you for the suggestions. I did not think of...

Thank you for the suggestions. I did not think of an oriental conection, but with navy and Dutch cannot be far.

The blade actually looks like a short version of British cavalry backswords for a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 10:39 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
What color would have been the cloth originally?...

What color would have been the cloth originally? Red?

I read from a XVIIth century military tract long ago (no idea which, possibly Crose or Basta), that carabin derived from calabrin, because the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,021
Posted By midelburgo
Unidentified hanger. Dutch?

Hello.

Recently I got this piece I cannot identify with certainty.

My current hypothesis is that it could be naval Dutch, blade resembles some VOC XVIIIth century ones and it has something like...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By midelburgo
No visible way of attachment. A possibility is...

No visible way of attachment. A possibility is that the rim was sawed off, for whatever reason, but there are no clear signals of that either.

About the colonial description, we have to think that...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,224
Posted By midelburgo
I would take Enrique Coel as a sort of Runkel,...

I would take Enrique Coel as a sort of Runkel, 80-100 years in advance, and along 80 years. However it is possible to group the graphics and caligraphies. For example, the blades in the 1728 model...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 12:27 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Cavalry cup hilt

I just got a nice cup hilt with a military blade. Similar blades with the inscriptions "xESPADEROxxENxxALMANIA" and "xMISINALxxESELxxNOMBRExDxIESU", can be found with cavalry officer swords of the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,224
Posted By midelburgo
For the identity of the German blade maker,...

For the identity of the German blade maker, possibly numbers 49 and 88 of this catalogue are relevant.

https://www.yumpu.com/es/document/read/14248165/catalogo-de-armas-recindd-junta-de-andalucia...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,224
Posted By midelburgo
Very nice sword Fernando. I believe these...

Very nice sword Fernando.

I believe these swords were the Spanish (Portugal) current infantry soldier swords between 1660-1710. Kept longer in the Americas. In a similar function to infantry...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,708
Posted By midelburgo
Actually there is a sword there (not falchion,...

Actually there is a sword there (not falchion, not a rapier) with the exact guard. Plate 76. Different pommel too.
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,708
Posted By midelburgo
I think I saw recently similar examples at Venice...

I think I saw recently similar examples at Venice Ducal Armoury. The book by Umberto Franzoi shall be coming to me.
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