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Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By Will M
Never pay for provenance that cannot be proven...

Never pay for provenance that cannot be proven and this is a great example.
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By Will M
Thanks Corrado the pommel and peen match my sword...

Thanks Corrado the pommel and peen match my sword exactly. Great to know that it's a Prussian sword, I don't like the "Continental" label that says not known. Looks impressive with its brass scabbard.
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,789
Posted By Will M
Interesting projectiles and ferocious looking....

Interesting projectiles and ferocious looking. Here is a 24 lb solid ball and marked so you know who sent it to you. Fired in 1760 at an island fort near Montreal.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By Will M
French or Continental light cavalry sword, Solingen made

A nice brass hilted light cavalry sword with the Solingen swirl on the blade spine. A light weight sword with a double fullered 32 3/4" curved blade. The grip is wooden core, cord bound and leather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By Will M
I agree with Lee. It's always difficult to be...

I agree with Lee. It's always difficult to be 100% without having it in hand. The blade fullering resembles a British blade but is not. Very nice sword!
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By Will M
The pommel nut could have been added at a much...

The pommel nut could have been added at a much later date due to disassembly for cleaning etc. The pommel, guard and blade appear to be professionally made and in my opinion has good age to them....
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,609
Posted By Will M
They appear to me as somewhat crudely made...

They appear to me as somewhat crudely made reproductions. They would function well for re enactors props.
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By Will M
I believe Raf is onto something. In the past I've...

I believe Raf is onto something. In the past I've cleaned brass and it resulted in this effect. Using acids can also transfer the colour onto steel components. The sword is far too early to have a...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By Will M
Old style stamped numbers on the scabbard. I...

Old style stamped numbers on the scabbard. I would say the numbers and paint both applied within the swords working life.
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,864
Posted By Will M
Great Celtic hilt. I know someone who recently...

Great Celtic hilt. I know someone who recently found one but won't part with it.
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,864
Posted By Will M
This mameluke has a fighting blade, not a dress...

This mameluke has a fighting blade, not a dress blade for politicians. Generals and high political position 1831p swords usually have slender blades for dress. One must consider the aspects era of...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,210
Posted By Will M
You can replace a leather washer that slides...

You can replace a leather washer that slides under the blade shoulders.
Just cut the blade hole to a shorter length, the leather will stretch over the blade and then slip under the blade shoulders....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,302
Posted By Will M
The main concern is moisture and it getting under...

The main concern is moisture and it getting under the corrosion and accelerating it. Never use water as it begins the corrosion process and will flake off more material. The aim is to dry the object...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,337
Posted By Will M
Has strong French influence, the blade may have...

Has strong French influence, the blade may have been longer.
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,856
Posted By Will M
The pointed stud protruding from the lock looks...

The pointed stud protruding from the lock looks like it winds up and the cock holds a flint that would run against the internal steel rotating wheel to create spark.
However it does look like the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,922
Posted By Will M
This British sword book has virtually all British...

This British sword book has virtually all British swords, on sale and well worth the investment
...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,108
Posted By Will M
The tip is a slashing type just not quite a...

The tip is a slashing type just not quite a hatchet point. If it was a thrusting tip the back of the blade would be ground down somewhat like what the British did to their 1796 HC swords. These...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,108
Posted By Will M
I see nothing to indicate that the blade has been...

I see nothing to indicate that the blade has been shortened. The corrosion on the tip matches the rest of the blade. The point is done correctly and has corresponding fasle edge. It appears to have...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,372
Posted By Will M
I see a cut down 1907 bayonet blade with a...

I see a cut down 1907 bayonet blade with a ameteur made guard or modified guard. The exposed nut on the tang is not how edged weapons are finished in the pommel.
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,368
Posted By Will M
Just sign on the dotted line and they'll get you...

Just sign on the dotted line and they'll get you kitted out in full attire.

Wonderful find and a nice original piece. I agree with doing as little as necessary to conserve it. Once things are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,501
Posted By Will M
The grip looks nothing like the before photos...

The grip looks nothing like the before photos other than being three parts, well done!
The grinding marks on the blade can be removed with stoning using a soft coarse stone that disintegrates...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,054
Posted By Will M
Great to find this pattern sword in such good...

Great to find this pattern sword in such good condition with scabbard.
I have a later 1822/45p infantry sword with an interesting addition quite similar to what you could put through the holes on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,650
Posted By Will M
Looks like a nice authentic ivory piece. Old...

Looks like a nice authentic ivory piece. Old ivory can appear new depending on how it was stored and protected, it's very stable for a natural object.
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,043
Posted By Will M
The scabbard frog stud is German style. The...

The scabbard frog stud is German style. The scabbard is incorrect for the sword and does not fit well being far too wide and too long.
Continental is a term used for "who knows, somewhere in...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,773
Posted By Will M
would be nice to see this pistol in its original...

would be nice to see this pistol in its original flintlock configuration.
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