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Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Victrix
The Hungarians have a mythical bird called Turul...

The Hungarians have a mythical bird called Turul which is a falcon/hawk. https://szerveto.com/szer-veto/symbols/the-mythical-turul
The pommel could represent its head and its body could be...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Victrix
I think you know what I mean. Sure eagles have...

I think you know what I mean. Sure eagles have hearing organs which are not clearly visible on the outside.

If the creature was a griffin it would have an eagle’s beak but it looks more like a...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Victrix
Agree. Eagles don’t have ears. Looks more like a...

Agree. Eagles don’t have ears. Looks more like a camel or llama? Something with fur. A small chain was attached from its mouth to the guard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Victrix
Agree. Eagles don’t have ears. Looks more like a...

Agree. Eagles don’t have ears. Looks more like a camel or llama? Something with fur. A small chain was attached from its mouth to the guard.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,386
Posted By Victrix
Can’t advise you on this as no conservation...

Can’t advise you on this as no conservation expert. Personally I would just leave the grip where it is. If you really wanted to remove the grip and look at the tang I would start with a little bit of...
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,386
Posted By Victrix
Talking As I mentioned I put the Ballistol on the steel...

As I mentioned I put the Ballistol on the steel and the walnut oil on the stock on guns with moving parts. I then wrap them up in waxed paper.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,386
Posted By Victrix
I use Ballistol only on guns (with moving parts)....

I use Ballistol only on guns (with moving parts). I use mineral oil for swords, and when dry I apply Renaissance wax on top. I use walnut oil for wood (butt stocks on guns, wood hilts on swords,...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By Victrix
”The Museum dates the Lance to the eighth...

”The Museum dates the Lance to the eighth century.[10] Robert Feather, an English metallurgist and technical engineering writer, tested the lance for a documentary in January 2003.[11][14][15] He was...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By Victrix
There was a documentary on History Channel (or...

There was a documentary on History Channel (or similar) about this spear head. If I remember correctly the item is very old but some parts are newer with some potential roman era parts included...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By Victrix
Looks amazing after the cleaning!

Looks amazing after the cleaning!
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By Victrix
Interesting pictures 9 and 10 which presumably...

Interesting pictures 9 and 10 which presumably show Abraham about to sacrifice his child and stopped by an angel. The angel is represented not with wings but in a cloud. It brings to mind the symbol...
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Victrix
That’s the Royal Arms of England: ”Dieu et mon...

That’s the Royal Arms of England: ”Dieu et mon droit” (God and my Right).
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By Victrix
It looks like a typical Venetian storta grip,...

It looks like a typical Venetian storta grip, 16-17thC. The blade is slightly unusual shape but obviously for cutting rather than thrusting. I have seen a German felddegen/haudegen with a completely...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Victrix
I think it more likely the mark of Pankraz Taller...

I think it more likely the mark of Pankraz Taller in Bad Hall, Upper Austria. The halberd was purchased in Austria.
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Victrix
After some gentle cleaning. I like to uncover...

After some gentle cleaning. I like to uncover some glint of steel again.
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Victrix
Yes I missed the Description bit: ”Swords with...

Yes I missed the Description bit: ”Swords with hilts of this kind are often described as Viennese. Compare the mark of a pot of flowers on a Solingen sword in the Musée de l' Armée, Paris...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Victrix
Yes I remember this stunning sword. You cleaned...

Yes I remember this stunning sword. You cleaned it so well.

The nearest mark I can find in Kinman’s book has a reference to the Wallace collection which looks about right, although it doesn’t show...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Victrix
I’m currently out on an island in the archipelago...

I’m currently out on an island in the archipelago without access to the book. Will check in few days time.

In the meantime might we see more of your interesting sword?
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By Victrix
I meant the guard. It’s thick and crude compared...

I meant the guard. It’s thick and crude compared to Ulberth’s example. But maybe yours is more meant for business! Hard to tell. As stated earlier I’m not an expert. Great to see the more detailed...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Victrix
I can’t read the writing unfortunately; it’s too...

I can’t read the writing unfortunately; it’s too faint. Seems this crucifix appears with a Moor’s head? I think the year is fairly definite with the earlier version of Reiterdegen in the book having...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By Victrix
Must say Ulfberth’s zweihänder sword looks more...

Must say Ulfberth’s zweihänder sword looks more slender (less thick) with obvious signs of wear and lack of sharp edges.

There’s a place called Golden Lane in Prague Castle which showcases modern...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By Victrix
I’m no expert on zweihänders but they were...

I’m no expert on zweihänders but they were novelties even during their time, some more than others. Arms in Eastern Europe sometimes also appear outsized compared to Western Europe. Difficult to...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,961
Posted By Victrix
Jim, many thanks for your comments. They make...

Jim, many thanks for your comments. They make perfect sense. The reason I asked about the possible use of schiavonas in Scotland is that I have a schiavona purchased in the UK with the motto NE QVID...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Victrix
Staffan Kinman’s ”European Makers of Edged...

Staffan Kinman’s ”European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks” (2015) shows the following with crucifix marks:

Hannes Cleles, Solingen c. 1580-1640
Pedro Hernandez, Toledo @ 1610-1630
Johannes...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,961
Posted By Victrix
Hi Lee, Following on from Jim’s observation that...

Hi Lee,

Following on from Jim’s observation that two of the swords in Drummond’s illustration are in fact schiavonas, I wonder if schiavonas were popularly used by Scottish soldiers at the time, or...
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