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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Radboud
Daggpil, Can you share a photo of the figure...

Daggpil,
Can you share a photo of the figure above the warranted line? I think I see an anchor behind his feet which could signify this sword was for a navy officer.
Cheers
Bas
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,432
Posted By Radboud
Interesting hanger Cel, does it have a Royal...

Interesting hanger Cel, does it have a Royal Cypher on the blade?
The markings look late 18th Century, very early 19th Century to me.

Personally I donít think the blade has been shortened as...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,432
Posted By Radboud
If it helps, I have a 1796 LC marked Gillís...

If it helps, I have a 1796 LC marked Gillís Warranted that dates to no earlier than 1817.
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Radboud
A. V. B. Norman dates the boatshell type of hilt...

A. V. B. Norman dates the boatshell type of hilt to the 1720s and onwards. He referred to it as the Type 113 in his book, "The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460 - 1820"
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Radboud
What a beautiful smallsword, congratulations!

What a beautiful smallsword, congratulations!
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Radboud
What a beautiful rapier, congratulations.

What a beautiful rapier, congratulations.
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By Radboud
French m1767 Epee d'Officier d'Infanterie

Another sword new to me, this time a French model 1767 infantry officers' smallsword with hefty 835mm hollow-ground, triangular colichemarde blade.

This is one of the earlier styles with the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
So the sword finally arrived yesterday and I was...

So the sword finally arrived yesterday and I was able to take some photos of it and get more of an impression of it in the hand.

The stats are:
Length Over All: 975 mm
Blade Length: 823 mm ...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Hi Jim, Coming back to the iron scabbard,...

Hi Jim,

Coming back to the iron scabbard, I've had a look through my reference photos and this style is fairly typical for 'field service' scabbards on 1796 Pattern officer swords with the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Hi Jim, Please don't misunderstand me, your...

Hi Jim,

Please don't misunderstand me, your comments, including the 'devils advocate' ones are appreciated and taken in the spirit of learning.

I try to remain pragmatic about these things,...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Quick question for Jim and Bryce, does 'heirloom...

Quick question for Jim and Bryce, does 'heirloom blade' have a specific meaning for you that I may have missed?

I was thinking in terms of 'this is the sword my father passed on to me from his...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,644
Posted By Radboud
Lovely smallsword Udo, this is a style that I...

Lovely smallsword Udo, this is a style that I greatly enjoy.
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,595
Posted By Radboud
French troops of the Napoleonic era were...

French troops of the Napoleonic era were consistently under-equipped and had to make do with the equipment at hand.

Which included officers instructing their troops to use the sharpened forte of...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Thanks for the feedback Bryce, that 1788 of yours...

Thanks for the feedback Bryce, that 1788 of yours is an amazing sword as well!
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Hi Jim, Thank you for your comments. I...

Hi Jim,

Thank you for your comments. I still think this is more of a backsword blade of the profile of the basket hilt swords from the time, especially with the double fullers. Most 1796 HC...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,605
Posted By Radboud
1796 Pattern Officers Sword with boatshell guard

Here is my 1796 Pattern Officersí sword. Often referred to as the Heavy Cavalry dress sword, or sword for dismounted service because of the boatshell guard and double edged blade. Other times this...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Apologies, I meant to add this one as well:

Apologies, I meant to add this one as well:
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Here are the photos the vendor sent me of the...

Here are the photos the vendor sent me of the markings plus a couple of the sword
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Here is a photo of the markings from one of the...

Here is a photo of the markings from one of the swords I mentioned earlier:
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
Hello Jim, Thank you for the comments, when...

Hello Jim,

Thank you for the comments, when the sword arrives I’ll measure it and add the results to this post with photos. However, according to the vendor it does not balance that well with the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Radboud
A peculiar 1796 Pattern 'Spadroon'

I have an interesting sword coming my way, it is a 1796 Heavy Cavalry dismounted service sword. But instead of the regular double-edged spadroon blade, this sword has been mounted with a backsword...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,595
Posted By Radboud
Steve Langham is compiling a database of British...

Steve Langham is compiling a database of British Makers and Retailers that is available online: British Sword Markers and Retailers...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,595
Posted By Radboud
For my two cents, I don't think the lion head is...

For my two cents, I don't think the lion head is typically British at all. Instead, it is more like this cavalry sabre from Solingen.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,850
Posted By Radboud
I don't think the hilt is made from pewter, but...

I don't think the hilt is made from pewter, but it could well be another tin derivative.

Thank you all for the ideas and feedback.
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By Radboud
Second sword

My second sword for consideration. As usual, all comments and insights are welcome.

Steel hilted smallsword with pierced and chased decoration. Fairly stereotypical pas d'ane guard is symmetrical...
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