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Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2022, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Cathey
Beheading Axe

Hi Guys

I have almost completed photographing and cataloguing a friends extensive collection of curios, when I came across this item which he has listed as a Beheading Axe. I have no idea how to...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By Cathey
Kinga Head Mark

With regard to the kings head mark on blades which caused me to revisit my references. The variations are astounding, even when they can be attributed to a single maker. Attached is what I have found...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By Cathey
Kings Head Marks

Hi Hotspur

Thankyou for posting this sword, a very nice example of this particular group. Yet another variation of a Kings head mark, it looks like the face on yours is slightly turned towards the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By Cathey
I actually call them Campaign swords

Hi Vitrix,

As you can see from my previous posts I now refer to these as Campaign swords. I used the term Schwedendegen (Swiss Sword) or Schwedensabel (Swiss Sabre) in the header of this post as...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By Cathey
Schwedendegen (Swiss Sword) or Schwedensabel (Swiss Sabre)

Hi Guys

I am endeavouring to write an Article about (what I am now calling) European Campaign swords for the Heritage Arms Society Magazine Barrels and Blades. The swords I am referring to are the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By Cathey
Cavalry Sabre

Hi Jim

Very flattering as always. Yes, I might do a book one day, the articles that I publish in Barrels and Blades will ultimately become a book. This particular sword is unusual as it has a very...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By Cathey
Walloon, not really?

Continuing on from my attempt to finally settle on general file descriptions for swords in my collection. Here is the next group I am querying.

This group, I have always described as Walloon’s...
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By Cathey
Sword Classification Options

Hi Cornelistromp & Jim

Can you tell me the exact Volume of the Visser Collection: Arms of the Netherlands you are referring to. I have looked at buying these before but am only interested in the...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2022, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By Cathey
Sinclair Sabre Type 2

Hi Guys

I am trying to settle on general file descriptions for swords in my collection and a couple could probably be improved. So I thought I would post the ones I am currently reviewing. As I...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2022, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,747
Posted By Cathey
17th century Swiss Sabre

Hi guys

I started saving the sword lots from Hermann’s from Catalogue number 60. Sadly, I have been unable to find a copy of Catalogue Hermann Historica, Munich, 56. auction European Court swords...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,747
Posted By Cathey
Swiss Sabre

Hi Jasper

Can you tell me where you found the texts on "Reiterschwerter"? I am trying to increase my library on European swords pre 1700 and thanks to Google translate I can now almost decipher...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,747
Posted By Cathey
Latin insrciption

Thankyou for this, I am really struggling with the flowery cursive writing. Yes I agree Switzerland is most likely. I am still not sure what to call it though, a swiss sabre, horsemans sword or...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,747
Posted By Cathey
17th century Swiss Sabre

Hi Guys

I recently acquired this Swiss Horseman’s sabre with an Iron hilt, and another described as a German Campaign sword with a brass pommel and guard. I have been trying to find a more...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cathey
Bears make sense

thanks for that, I thought they were pretty ordinary looking lions, if they are meant to be bears that makes more sense.

Cheers Cathey
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cathey
Swis-Campaign Sword-c1660

Hi Guys

I am particularly looking for research information on a specific form of early Military sabre that features a dog or lion head pommel. I think they are usually described as Swiss or German...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cathey
Books on early European swords

Hi Guys

I have A.V.B.Norman, The Rapier and Small Sword 1460-1820, and have just ordered H.Koelling/H. Mueller, Europäische Hieb- und Stichwaffen and Blankwaffen I & 2 - Heribert Seitz (Klinkhardt...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cathey
Looking for References for 16th to 17th century European swords

Hi Guys

I am looking for advice on the best reference books to buy that deal with 16th to 17th European swords. I realise these might not be published in English but with google translate that is...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2022, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cathey
Has anyone heard of Andrew Garcia?

Hi Guys

A friend is looking to buy from this dealer Antique Armor Andrew Garcia and I was wondering if any one knew anything about him that they would be prepared to share. My personal email is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 03:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,822
Posted By Cathey
East meets West or Vice a versa

Hi Guys

Just to confuse things a little more, this Hunting Sword is Spanish but heavily influenced by the Moors. It was the late Claude Blair that confirmed this connection and identified SAN RoqE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,822
Posted By Cathey
Shikargah

Hi Norman

Thankyou for raising the issue of European Hunting swords of which I have a growing collection. I think the point you raise is more than valid and one I will pursue in my research. If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,822
Posted By Cathey
Hunting Tulwar (Tulwar Shikargah)

Hi Guys

Jens has suggested I look at these references but sadly I only have Volume 1, if anyone has Volume 2 of Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition and can scan the following references I would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,822
Posted By Cathey
Shikargah Tulwar

Hi Guys

Actually, it was Runjeet Singh (a fellow member of the Heritage Arms Society) that recently corrected me in relation to this sword and advised that it is a hunting sword (Shikargah) and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,822
Posted By Cathey
Hunting Tulwars etc

Thankyou Norman

Would you mind if I include your shield in my article? From what I have been able to find there are certainly early references to these heavily engraved items as early as the 18th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,822
Posted By Cathey
Hunting Tulwar (Tulwar Shikargah)

Hi Guys

Jens Nordlunde mentioned that the Indian Arms and Armour collectors have been very quiet for some time on this site so I thought I might try and kick it off again.

Whilst we are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,201
Posted By Cathey
Songye-Eki-Nsapo / Congo 1900-1920?

Hi Guys

I did post this seperately but thought I might post it here as well. This short sword is almost identifcal to the one at the beginning of this post.

It is 18 ¼” (46.4 cm) long over...
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