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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:19 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
It has become a strange reality, often the dealer...

It has become a strange reality, often the dealer does not know exactly whether the piece is right or not, but a reliable dealer will always have to find a solution instead of caveat emptor.
Some...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 04:31 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Lee you are 99,9% right on the other hand, a...

Lee you are 99,9% right
on the other hand, a university study costs money.
The mistakes that every collector and researcher makes in his career also cost money. I have a separate exhibition bucket...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 10:51 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
as in my previous post, I still leave open the...

as in my previous post, I still leave open the possibility that it is a fantasy sword, however from the 16th century.

Of course if you only base on the style, I don't know anything from the 16th...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2021, 01:06 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
the outerline of the engraving the pommel and the...

the outerline of the engraving the pommel and the guard were done with a hammer and chisel, this was not unusual. see example.
everything looks very good just because the design of the hilt, guard...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 02:38 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Ulfberth, re the Sword of the bodyguard of...

Hi Ulfberth, re the Sword of the bodyguard of Duke Julius of Brunswick.
These are different techniques, the quillon is chiseled and the blade is etched.

For the rest i agree with you, like the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 12:06 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
hartman(n)sdorfer means someone from the village...

hartman(n)sdorfer means someone from the village of hartmannsdorf a place in germany , saxony near Chemnitz.

Gemeinte ( gemeinde) means commune/community.

best,
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2021, 08:36 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Fernando, herewith some examples :) Clemes...

Hi Fernando, herewith some examples :)
Clemes Brach used the Toledo (quality) mark , Clemens Tesche used a similar stamp as Alonso de Sahagun and Peter Tesche the one of Pedro del Velmonte.
...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2021, 10:25 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
I sent you a pm

I sent you a pm
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2021, 06:35 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
I don't think there's anything wrong with the...

I don't think there's anything wrong with the inscription, not with the C that looks like an O, not even with the A without a small v.
compare the inscription of a sword in the Visser collection...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2021, 06:19 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
the name IOHANNI, which is almost certainly a...

the name IOHANNI, which is almost certainly a Solingen bladesmith's signature and found on a number of swords from the first half of the the 17thC. cf JP Puype the visser colection part3, p234
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2021, 10:10 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Hello fernando, thanks for the pm. you have...

Hello fernando, thanks for the pm.

you have a very beautiful smallsword rococo example from around 1770.
The paternoster on the blade is a Dutch sword blade characteristic from the 18th...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2021, 09:49 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
I would only treat it with crystalline wax, if...

I would only treat it with crystalline wax, if you remove the patina it doesn't get any better. I would recommend to remove the wooden grip, this is a recent addition of the wrong model, it looks...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 10:02 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
see the examples of Baranov sword type Galovo. ...

see the examples of Baranov sword type Galovo.

in following link

http://truehistoryshop.com/byzantine-militarist-swords/


The sleeve of the sword of post 1 indeed seems reversed because...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 09:53 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
with the typical s-shape blade, ......I go for a...

with the typical s-shape blade, ......I go for a hungarian sabre variation, 15thC ?

sorry optical illusion because the blade is bent it looks s-shaped. is the last 15cm or so (point) double edged?
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2021, 10:16 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
here is another example of a Spanish 18th century...

here is another example of a Spanish 18th century cavalry bilbo, with a lion motif on the hemispherical cup. I think the rapier of post 1 has been modified a bit during its working life, guillons...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2021, 06:13 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
I believe it is second half of the 18thc spanish...

I believe it is second half of the 18thc spanish bilbo sword for the cavalry.

best,
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 10:41 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Sorry for my late response, I'm just now seeing...

Sorry for my late response, I'm just now seeing the post.

RCDNISRTNEDA is a big contender and is certainly plausible.
Thanks for your help :)

The cross has more similarities with the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2021, 08:34 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
for me (personal opinion) the sword is less...

for me (personal opinion) the sword is less convincing, certainly patina means nothing in it is easy to forge. in the current market 99% of the medieval swords on offer are recent reproductions. more...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 01:13 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
is the sword offered as an original or a recent...

is the sword offered as an original or a recent reproduction?
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2021, 08:52 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
hi Bas, yes I think the copper wire of the...

hi Bas,

yes I think the copper wire of the grip is not (partly or completely) the original 1770 wire, you would expect a silver-bound grip here.

The wood under it (probably is) and the silver?...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2021, 07:02 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
It is difficult to say anything meaningful about...

It is difficult to say anything meaningful about the origin, this type in terms of style was worn, among other countries, in England, Germany, France, and the Netherlands
The pommel is type 89 in...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2021, 10:49 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
thanks everyone for the very good comments,...

thanks everyone for the very good comments, especially Mark/Reventlov for filling in the T ,N and A , sounds plausible to me and have indeed seen that T in this form before in a publication of a...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 04:07 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
ANYONE ANY IDEAS? -MEDIEVAL SWORD INSCRIPTION/INVOCATION

some time ago I bought a sword fragment from a Dutch notary house, it was a nice early type, type similar to roms XII.18, and luckily got it at a bargain.
When I picked it up, I was positively...
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2021, 12:33 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Jim, it's mentioned in the post, from the...

Hi Jim, it's mentioned in the post, from the visser collection catalogue: HV-693 page 150 visser cat part-3, author JP puype.
Visser had 8-9 ( I don't recall) walloon swords, they are all described...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 10:45 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
These walloon swords were produced under contract...

These walloon swords were produced under contract from amsterdam arms dealers in solingen. In solingen an amsterdam mark was already smashed into the blade, this is the vague mark; a shield with...
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