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Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By M ELEY
And a beautiful pre-1900 frame to boot! You've...

And a beautiful pre-1900 frame to boot! You've got a great painting there!
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By M ELEY
Indeed, thanks Redbelly for adding this great...

Indeed, thanks Redbelly for adding this great link!
You know, the running wolf and fox were indeed cool, but nothing is more ferocious that that frollicking Eickhorn squirrel stamp!:D:rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jim and what a great basket this is! I read...

Hello Jim and what a great basket this is! I read in Neumann's that both infantry and cavalry baskets had broadsword blades in the earlier periods (I'm assuming mid-18th?). This lengthy blade has to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By M ELEY
No expert here, but some thoughts. Based on the...

No expert here, but some thoughts. Based on the style of the basket and what little we can see of the pistol, the period represented would be perhaps 1700-1800. The all-steel pistol is local/Scottish...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th July 2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By M ELEY
I could believe Singhalese lion as well, as they...

I could believe Singhalese lion as well, as they were often stylized. here's my hanger presumably made in Ceylon ca.1660 for the Dutch market-
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Victrix, for that valuable...

Thank you, Victrix, for that valuable perspective. Again, it would support the Napoleonic Egyptian Campaign theory...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By M ELEY
Well, maybe I spoke too soon about a French...

Well, maybe I spoke too soon about a French connotation! Here is a British presentation sword heavily influenced by the Nile Campaign featuring a fine crocodile hilt, blued presentation fighting...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By M ELEY
Here's just one example of a fine French animal...

Here's just one example of a fine French animal hilted sword. Your sword has downward langets, popular on many of their sword patterns, plus the gadrooning pattern on the langet very 'French' to me....
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By M ELEY
Here's the British pattern band sword with brass...

Here's the British pattern band sword with brass lion hilt-
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By M ELEY
Well...no one else has come in on this one. This...

Well...no one else has come in on this one. This is a really beautiful piece! I'm clueless, but if I were to put my 2 cents in, I'd wager French based on the design as well as the solid brass hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,490
Posted By M ELEY
It's too bad so many folks look down upon the...

It's too bad so many folks look down upon the briquets just because they are prolific. They still tell a vital story in the progression of edged weapon history. Although plain, they were an excellent...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th June 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By M ELEY
Rick, thank you so much for posting this amazing...

Rick, thank you so much for posting this amazing shipwreck find! The 'Griffin Dog'! Apt name for such an impsoing ship! I particularly loved that wooden tankard they found! It is truly amazing what...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By M ELEY
Based loosely on the patina and verdigris inside...

Based loosely on the patina and verdigris inside the barrel, I could believe it's pre-1900 or so. Model cannons weren't really reproductions, but more like toy models of an item (or, to a higher...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By M ELEY
My thought as well on the espada reworking. I...

My thought as well on the espada reworking. I know there were both German and British retaiors selling their wares in the Americas at the turn of the 18th/19th century. This is a curious one, though....
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,068
Posted By M ELEY
I just bid on one of these in a London auction...

I just bid on one of these in a London auction several months ago. needless to say, I didn't even come close to winning! Just like this example from the old thread, t was missing it's flintlock...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By M ELEY
Great point, Ausjulius! When i first commented on...

Great point, Ausjulius! When i first commented on this piece, I had assumed a more utilitarian use for the blade, but you bring up the point that it could have been a specialized tool (medical...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By M ELEY
Forgot to thank you for this information, Adrian....

Forgot to thank you for this information, Adrian. That makes sense that they would be 'parts' numbers. I guess I'm always looking for 'rack numbers' being I collect maritime items and such markings...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By M ELEY
I'm sure they do, Norman, and I wouldn't want to...

I'm sure they do, Norman, and I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of either of them!
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By M ELEY
Talking :D:D:D

:D:D:D
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,416
Posted By M ELEY
Glad you liked it, Keith. Admittedly, I'm a wuss...

Glad you liked it, Keith. Admittedly, I'm a wuss and would rather have not been scarred up in this way!:eek:
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,416
Posted By M ELEY
Fascinating information from all involved. I...

Fascinating information from all involved. I personally loved that movie 'The Duelist'. Just wanted to add that as far as fencing goes, the German academic schools also were heavily involved and it...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By M ELEY
Yikes! Adrian is right. I wasn't paying attention...

Yikes! Adrian is right. I wasn't paying attention to the size you listed, so it is a model. Some of these could be quite old, though-:shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Rikkn. I am no expert on cannons, but i can...

Hello Rikkn. I am no expert on cannons, but i can tell you yours is a coehorn, or mortar and definitely more than just a signal gun. It would indeed have fired a small shell/grenade/carcass,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By M ELEY
Great information on those opposing dog head...

Great information on those opposing dog head finials, Jim! I always wondered if they had a name. 'Talbots'...very interesting! In themselves, they also IMHO lend to an earlier (pre-19th) dating. My...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By M ELEY
Again, I would agree with my fellow Forumites!:) ...

Again, I would agree with my fellow Forumites!:)

I'd place it mid to late 18th due to the 'cap' type guard that would fit over the scabbard throat to prevent rain water drainage into the sheath...
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