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Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
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I found this website in English with bits and...

I found this website in English with bits and pieces on Hungarian history as well as arms & armour: https://www.hungarianottomanwars.com/. It has a local flavour with a lot of info not previously...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,740
Posted By Victrix
A similar sword was recently up for auction in...

A similar sword was recently up for auction in Italy. Interesting but outside my immediate area of interest.
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Victrix
Many thanks for that! Bashford Dean must have...

Many thanks for that! Bashford Dean must have been a remarkable man. :)
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Victrix
Jim, thank you for posting this most interesting...

Jim, thank you for posting this most interesting sword. The hilt looks like what Ewart Oakeshott describes as a Type 2 schiavona in “European Weapons and Armour” (1989). I therefore wonder if the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Victrix
And here is my 17thC Austrian felddegen, sin...

And here is my 17thC Austrian felddegen, sin barretas.
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Victrix
I agree with Philip and have had the same...

I agree with Philip and have had the same thoughts. If there had once been strips in the recesses there would have been empty spaces where they had been secured under the turk’s head knots. I have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,285
Posted By Victrix
That’s very interesting. I can imagine the...

That’s very interesting. I can imagine the frustration on horse/camelback when fiddling with a ramrod and dropping it to the ground. Can see why “tap loading” might be a preferred method.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Victrix
Congrats on your new musket! I find it...

Congrats on your new musket! I find it interesting with the added buttstock and brass studs which adds to its tribal character and uniqueness.

I always marvel at the curious Arab and Afghan rifle...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By Victrix
Excellent! Well worth watching.:)

Excellent! Well worth watching.:)
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,787
Posted By Victrix
I think some zischägges and other helmets and...

I think some zischägges and other helmets and armour were blackened whilst others were not. Probably some of the more munitions grade items used in the field/in action were blackened, but some more...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,233
Posted By Victrix
Some more on fluting in armour from Peter Krenn...

Some more on fluting in armour from Peter Krenn and Walter Karcheski’s “Imperial Austria, Treasures of Art, Arms & Armour from the State of Styria” (1998). The fluting/corrogation added strength to...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,233
Posted By Victrix
IÂ’m not a professional expert on these matters...

I’m not a professional expert on these matters but merely an amateur enthusiast with a curious mind. I have asked myself similar questions concerning these zischägge. Some general observations...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,233
Posted By Victrix
I saw some interesting and relevant pictures in...

I saw some interesting and relevant pictures in Peter Krenn and Walter Karcheski’s “Imperial Austria, Treasures of Art, Arms & Armour from the State of Styria” (1998).

The first picture shows...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,676
Posted By Victrix
Then the inscription must refer to Tsar Peter the...

Then the inscription must refer to Tsar Peter the Great. That sword must be desirable to Russian collectors. Swedish swords from the Great Nordic War command very high market prices.
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,787
Posted By Victrix
I think generally the less standardized looking...

I think generally the less standardized looking Austrian zischägges tend to be earlier, and that includes the ones with higher calottes. In Peter Krenn’s excellent “Imperial Austria, Treasures of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,787
Posted By Victrix
These marks are a bit of a minefield...

These marks are a bit of a minefield unfortunately and books on them can’t be relied on uncritically. I think the book tells you that the author identified items with that mark from that time period....
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,787
Posted By Victrix
According to Dudley Hawtrey Gyngell, Compilation...

According to Dudley Hawtrey Gyngell, Compilation of known Marks of Armourers, Swordsmiths and Gunsmiths the F is the armourer’s mark. The crowned mark must then be the Graz Armoury mark. Would dearly...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim! I’m also interested in literature in...

Hi Jim!

I’m also interested in literature in English on Hungarian swords and arms/armour. Unfortunately these are quite rare.

You may be able to buy Lugosi’s Kardok and Nadolski’s Polish Sabres...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,404
Posted By Victrix
Found this on the internet. Personally I never...

Found this on the internet. Personally I never heard of a Sovnya before...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,404
Posted By Victrix
Although it can’t be ruled out to be a tool...

Although it can’t be ruled out to be a tool (perhaps supported by the crossed ax symbol), the presence of langets, fullers and the sun, moon and star symbol suggest it’s a polearm. Although langets...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,527
Posted By Victrix
Hi Patrick, How was the recoil? I would...

Hi Patrick,

How was the recoil? I would imagine it a bit like the kick from a mule? Did you have the butt against your shoulder like a conventional rifle? I was always curious about the strange...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st March 2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Victrix
That is even more of an oddity! :confused:

That is even more of an oddity! :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Victrix
It looks like some half completed/disassembled...

It looks like some half completed/disassembled example? The number of holes back and front is striking. Why would anyone go through the trouble to create an unauthentic version of this helmet?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Victrix
Yes it’s the Danish coat of arms with the three...

Yes it’s the Danish coat of arms with the three crowned lions passant facing forward surrounded by water lilies leaves.

I saw a similar helmet for a general of the Danish cavalry of the King’s...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By Victrix
Or even M an IX?

Or even M an IX?
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