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Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 11:51 PM
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Curved blades on basket hilts go back at least to...

Curved blades on basket hilts go back at least to the German Dussak (spelling?) which is outside my area of interest so I can't put a date to that without doing some research. Basically there is no...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 09:30 PM
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Posted By toaster5sqn
Jim, I'm referring to how the side bars meet...

Jim,
I'm referring to how the side bars meet the pommel so as not to conflict with the wrist as seen in the attached photo. Traditionally they came in horizontally as per the left hand sketch but...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2021, 08:09 PM
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Posted By toaster5sqn
Jim, that's an interesting hilt. I notice that...

Jim, that's an interesting hilt. I notice that the side bars have been lowered to the underside of the pommel to allow better wrist extension in the thrust.

Does anyone know just how early this...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By toaster5sqn
While the folded pommel is odd I feel it could...

While the folded pommel is odd I feel it could argue in the direction of authenticity. When iron and steel where rare and valuable smiths would do what ever they could to reuse waste pieces, whereas...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By toaster5sqn
Just remembered that the officers model of the...

Just remembered that the officers model of the 1821 Light Cavalry pattern had a pipe back blade (troopers model had a fuller) and a 3 bar hilt, this hilt doesn't really fit the pattern but officers...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By toaster5sqn
I can't identify it but here are som observations...

I can't identify it but here are som observations that might help.

Pipe back blades were also used by other European countries, eg. the Prussians in the 1879 redesign of the M1852 Cavalry sabre....
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By toaster5sqn
M Eley, regarding your interest in knowing more...

M Eley, regarding your interest in knowing more about the Scottish fencing style the main 2 references would be:

Thomas Page's "The Use of the Broad Sword" published in 1746 and availiable online...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By toaster5sqn
@Bas, Very easy to organise, I spoke to one of...

@Bas,
Very easy to organise, I spoke to one of the volunteer curators or gave me an email contact and a couple of emails later I had a selection of dates to choose from. We have been twice and will...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By toaster5sqn
Yeah I know, but we have 2 hours to fully admire,...

Yeah I know, but we have 2 hours to fully admire, measure and weigh 10 swords so everyone just snaps as many pictures as we can and hopes for the best.

Robert
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By toaster5sqn
It's a mix, I have a good digital camera myself...

It's a mix, I have a good digital camera myself but some of the photos come from cellphones carried by other members of Auckland Sword and Shield. And the first pic showing the entire sword comes...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By toaster5sqn
Auckland Museum Walloon sword

Here is another discovery from the Auckland museum which had it labeled as a rapier!
It has a Kings Head stamped on both sides of the blade, I initially thought it was a Wundes until I realised it...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,459
Posted By toaster5sqn
The engraving on the blade seems to say officers...

The engraving on the blade seems to say officers sword more than police hanger. Also the shot of it in comparison with the other two hangers shows that if it has been shortened then its original...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,459
Posted By toaster5sqn
The 1803 flank officers sabre had a slotted hilt...

The 1803 flank officers sabre had a slotted hilt guard rather than a simple stirrup so this is definitely not an 1803.

However sabres became popular with British infantry officers in 1796 when the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By toaster5sqn
Brilliant, thank you

Brilliant, thank you
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2021, 09:10 PM
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Views: 1,728
Posted By toaster5sqn
Sorry for the lack of detail in my first post, I...

Sorry for the lack of detail in my first post, I was interrupted.
Overall Length: 123cm Blade Length: 106cm Weight: 965.2g Balance Point: 15cm
Profile Taper: Shoulder Width: 23mm Point Width: 12mm...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2021, 09:11 AM
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Posted By toaster5sqn
Another rapier from the Auckland Museum

The museum describes this as an English rapier, circa 1650; hand wrought iron cup hilt Italian style; iron pommel. It has an inscribed fuller on both sides.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,249
Posted By toaster5sqn
More photos as requested. As far as my own...

More photos as requested.
As far as my own impressions go I think the photos capture everything I observed. The museum got out 10 swords for us to measure weigh and photograph but they prefer to do...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,916
Posted By toaster5sqn
The reversal of direction of some photos is to...

The reversal of direction of some photos is to differentiate the left side from the right, all photos of the same side face the same way.

Robert
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By toaster5sqn
Mystery Hanger

AS I mentioned in my post on the markings thread the Auckland Sword & Shield Society has been studying the swords stored at the local museum.
On the first visit after spending a couple of hours...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,916
Posted By toaster5sqn
Thank you all for your kind remarks and the...

Thank you all for your kind remarks and the additional information.
Here as requested are additional photos of the inscriptions on the right and left of the blade, we're still trying to improve the...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,916
Posted By toaster5sqn
Hullo all, I've just joined this forum. Although...

Hullo all, I've just joined this forum. Although my own collection is extremely limited (1) as New Zealand is not a great place to find antique swords I am an active member of the local HEMA club. As...
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