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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Will M
Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying...

Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying foreign firearms and their customers being illiterate? They just knew these guns should have markings and didn't understand their meaning.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Will M
I've never seen one of these, interesting way of...

I've never seen one of these, interesting way of holding it and not the usual shoulder hold. About 31 calibre sufficient for deer at close range, I've killed deer with buckshot of smaller diameter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
Your blade tip photo makes me wonder if an acid...

Your blade tip photo makes me wonder if an acid etch would bring out a pattern in the steel? If not it does not take much to reverse the look.
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Will M
Sabre des officiers de la Cavalerie de ligne dite...

Sabre des officiers de la Cavalerie de ligne dite "fort epee" 1816

(Saber of the officers of the line Cavalry known as "strong sword")

as titled in Des Sabres Et Des Epees by Michel Petard. Page...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Will M
Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V...

Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V shaped? Scabbard tip looks like the British 1860p bayonet in design. The old leather strap does not convince me this piece is old.
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Will M
I have a Wilkinson sword circ 1846-47 with an...

I have a Wilkinson sword circ 1846-47 with an "HW" disc. David Fitzgerald Longworth led the 31st Regt. of Foot at the Battle of Sobraon.
All field officers were either dead or wounded so the duty...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By Will M
Pipe backed swords can cut a good inch or so...

Pipe backed swords can cut a good inch or so before contacting the pipe back. Choice targets would be the neck, head, under the arm, inner thigh etc.
I would believe that an inch deep slash in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
You described the blade with having...

You described the blade with having "marks,cracks" When new these blades would not show defects in their manufacture but with repeat corrosion and cleanings these marks begin to appear which proves...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Will M
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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Will M
I got lucky this...

I got lucky this time:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-19th-century-ammunition-case-1922827075

Seems to be US manufacture most likely for a fratenal organization?

another:...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Will M
You might get a glimpse of this pouch in period...

You might get a glimpse of this pouch in period photos if lucky. Try googling ammmunition pouch etc. under images may be the quickest way if there is another on the web.
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Will M
Straight grooves holds some of the previous...

Straight grooves holds some of the previous powder fouling allowing easier reloading of a ball, the smooth barrel as suggested for shot and would not require grooves. This reminds me to be more...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Will M
Can you post photos of General Pavel Liprandi's...

Can you post photos of General Pavel Liprandi's sword?
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Will M
Jim I've seen the Mole name on hangers circ 1800.

Jim I've seen the Mole name on hangers circ 1800.
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Will M
Jim your straight bladed Mole 1921p if for...

Jim your straight bladed Mole 1921p if for training would most likely have a rounded point as seen on other training swords.
I would suggest Mole made some prototypes or an officer had this one made...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Will M
Some of the earliest 1853p swords were also Liege...

Some of the earliest 1853p swords were also Liege marked. There were soon reports of the new 1853p blades bending at the hilt due to thinner tangs as these two 1853's have. The guards themselves...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Will M
I would assume a warranted sword would rarely be...

I would assume a warranted sword would rarely be warranted.
If the blade broke during battle slim chance of you surviving.
A good looking sword!
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Will M
I believe this sword is not British but possibly...

I believe this sword is not British but possibly a foreign country purchase.
The scabbard marking on the drag is not seen on any British swords.
There is no grip wire on British 1821P swords.
No...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Will M
Tulwar with Koftgari

Not the type of sword I collect but I liked it and the price was right.
Blade is 31 inches, thin and flexible, could it be a European blade? No markings anywhere. Very flexible and thin past the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By Will M
I have a similar one with only eyelash markings...

I have a similar one with only eyelash markings and a T shaped spine.
I believe these are known as Tegha type for cutting through cloth armour.
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By Will M
I did see Matts video on these after posting...

I did see Matts video on these after posting here. I could not find any cutting videos with this blade type.
The Royal Armouries have some good swords but I find many listed have no photos,...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By Will M
I've read that pipe backed blades that cuts were...

I've read that pipe backed blades that cuts were hampered by the pipe back but I have not seen any real testing to confirm this. The pipe back possibly 1/4" wide and rounded may not slow the cut as...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,178
Posted By Will M
Interesting that this blade has the same...

Interesting that this blade has the same semicircular weld join as seen on circ. 1800 British swords joining the iron tang to the steel blade.
Also interesting the blade flexes, the steels used in...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,178
Posted By Will M
Does the blade pattern continue on the ricasso...

Does the blade pattern continue on the ricasso behind the shell guard?
Usually these kind of blades are not springy though I'm curious if it has some flex to it, it appears to be a light and fast...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,178
Posted By Will M
I can see pitting following the "0"....

I can see pitting following the "0". This blade has had some significant corrosion and subsequent cleanings has actually smoothed and dished the edges of the pitting. I am seeing a combination of the...
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