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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:15 AM
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baffled

I only visit this planet occasionally, so I have to confess that the behaviour of the male species is sometimes even more perplexing than the female:confused:
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:16 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
incomprehension

Marius and I were having a joke between us.
It was the original price paid - when new - I was interested in.
Marius understood that; you obviously didn't.
My inclusion of the mid.18th century...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:43 AM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Scars

That is a truly fascinating article on scars - thank-you - which I would never have encountered if not for your post.
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 04:44 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Explanation

Thank-you Chris.
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 04:32 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Warranty

Didn't keep the receipt? How can you return it if it gets bent?
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 10:45 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Rolled grooves in smallswords

Apart from all colichemardes having a rolled groove in their lower face, a lot of regular blade smallswords also featured this groove rather than a reducing radius hollow.

Here are three more...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 04:09 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
1796

Quote Jim: "Regarding the M1796 swords, there was a cavalry officers version with hilt like small sword and heavy straight blade, but these were dress swords. Apparently some officers took them to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 03:46 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Georgian Bling

A beautiful piece of work.
Where did the information come from regarding the retailer?
Do you, by chance, happen to know the price?

I have seen one missive from the mid. 1700s where a chap...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Film

Considering the swords they use in those two clips - both with knuckle-bows - it still seems likely mine is a duelling piece due to the blade. I've been a fan of this film since its first release. ...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 07:07 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Dutch sword uses

Yes, that is something I had not considered, but in this instance it is only a 28inch blade; the slim profile makes it look much longer than it is: the widest part is only half an inch.

I have...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 01:35 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Eduardo Nobre Colichemarde

This is a magnificent sword Fernando: truly superb. Is it part of your collection?
It is not possible to see in detail, is the blade a hollow trefoil blade?
It looks like a style of colichemarde...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 11:21 AM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Konigsmark/Colichemarde

Firstly, I must apologise for my statement about the number of colichemardes in Greenwich being the greatest number: Royal Armouries at Leeds have over a dozen.

In regard to the source of the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 09:24 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Smallsword Duelling

Jim mentioned duelling with smallswords, so here are two pieces I came across durinmg my research. They may be well known to some but others will find them intriguing to say the least: I certainly...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 11:40 AM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Colichemarde lore

Colichemardes account for as little as 03% of all smallswords extant.
Curiously, Greenwich Maritime Museum has the greatest proportion with 6 out of 120 smallswords having colichemarde blades.
As...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 08:44 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
suspicion

Hello Fernando.
A fascinating piece, not least because I suspect (I am open to contradiction of course) that it is a younger hilt: probably to preserve a much treasured blade.
Matthew Boulton was...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 07:23 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Bilbo

Thank-you yet again Ferdinand.
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 11:45 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
barretas

I was convinced I had seen a sword with barretas secured under the Turk's Head knot but I must be mistaken because I certainly can't find it now.
The majority I saw secured under ferrules seem to be...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 11:21 AM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
no holds barred

Thank-you Fernando; barretas was the word I was looking for.
I have seen bars secured under Turk's Head Knots, but in the case of my sword, I agree, it was simply grooved to improve grip.
I do like...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanspaceman
Cap Gun

Well, well, well, what a surprise: just what I was talking about, up for sale.
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 07:33 PM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Swept hilt rapier

I have a swept hilt rapier that has four vertical grooves in the grip that once contained metal strips.
Can anybody tell me what the metal strips are called? In any language.
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanspaceman
ps

I haven't bought this pistol yet as I am waiting on the auction of a Sciavona which is seriously missing from my collection. If it proves to rich for my wallet then I suspect I will buy the pistol....
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanspaceman
Cap Gun

I actually think that was an altogether better system that the perc' caps which you couldn't load with gloved hands and which were also prone to falling off..
Shame they never adapted that system...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanspaceman
No, don't worry, it was not a problem, just a...

No, don't worry, it was not a problem, just a mystery.
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanspaceman
Firstly: sorry to hear of your medical troubles...

Firstly: sorry to hear of your medical troubles Fernando; best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Secondly: I think two pages got turned over regarding your post because I am definitely missing...
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanspaceman
cavalry

Hey Jim... et al:
I'm afraid I know virtually nothing about battle tactics of any description, nor war in general; but don't let that stop you, I enjoy all your tales of battle over there
I did...
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