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Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Hotspur
Customs seems to be on vacation this past week.

Customs seems to be on vacation this past week.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Hotspur
https://i.imgur.com/7zIimsL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7zIimsL.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
While looking for something entirely different, I...

While looking for something entirely different, I came across this old thread here that displays a lot of casting work.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18464

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
The color, texture and refinement of tooling seem...

The color, texture and refinement of tooling seem different to me. As outlined earlier, the ferrules are separate but of the same finish as the grip itself.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Here is one but not what I was looking...

Here is one but not what I was looking for

"The casting of iron artefacts also became common
during the 16th century, but in the initial period after the
introduction of the blast furnace in the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
In receiving the piece and my following replies,...

In receiving the piece and my following replies, I did see that some parts were certainly not cast. However if you look at the first set of photos regarding the plates, the face of it and openings...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
That's it for now. Have a great day.

That's it for now. Have a great day.
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Point taken guys but Ed's comment could have been...

Point taken guys but Ed's comment could have been conveyed privately as well. I was simply curious as to whom he refers. It is a pretty small world. I'm not here for the politics.

That opinion...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Respectfully who is the dealer? Cheers GC

Respectfully who is the dealer?

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
So, some first impressions with the sword in...

So, some first impressions with the sword in hand. No way I would suspect it to be a Victorian or later attempt. The hilt is comprised (as I suspected) as several individual pieces, joined and...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Thanks Fernando As it lacks any indication of...

Thanks Fernando

As it lacks any indication of jewels, should we should be looking at a loyalist crown/coronet?

The building could certainly be linked to a location. My trail to Bavaria is probably...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Pick one...

Pick one :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_(heraldry)

https://www.idtg.org/archive/784-crest-coronets-in-heraldry/

If someone has a better list, please share.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
In passing, Juan Perez writes "nice...

In passing, Juan Perez writes "nice sword" and of seeing nothing particularly Spanish about it, and suggests the ducal crowns might point to Germany or Austria.

All of a sudden I'm going in six...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Finally for now, an image I forgot to save that...

Finally for now, an image I forgot to save that might absolutely label it a decorator. The way the marks read would be hilt up vs what we generally read with the design and marks to read blade up. ...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
I guess I see other things as well that give me...

I guess I see other things as well that give me pause. The quillion block itself is shaped for use, rather than just display. The perforations of the plates appear cast but were they cast with the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
The marks on this blade present other questions...

The marks on this blade present other questions if a modern take on a period blade reconstruction. Disregarding the castle for a moment, if a modern mark meant to emulate a famous maker, wouldn't...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Thanks guys. Yes, even a very modern replica is...

Thanks guys.

Yes, even a very modern replica is certainly a possibility. As to an acid mark, I would say that is not too uncommon at the earlier timeline. The size/scale of the hilt could perhaps...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
I don't believe the ferrules are cast to the...

I don't believe the ferrules are cast to the grip, nor the plates and annelets part of the grip casting, with the pommel and peen blocks separate as well.

At any rate, such castings coming in by the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Thank you. I am pretty sure the other mark...

Thank you. I am pretty sure the other mark references the Kingdom of Castile. I am having a hard time putting the hilt in the 16th century though. The acute point to the blade makes for it being a...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By Hotspur
Transitional, Victorian, Other?

Curiosity got the better of me with this one. I can't quite make out some facets of how this hilt was put together but I am somehow thinking it is of around 1700, or perhaps a little earlier. Then...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By Hotspur
There is, of course, his profile...

There is, of course, his profile here.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/member.php?u=14805

Someone dedicated to his work here might compile a list of threads with photos and annotations. This would...
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Hotspur
A swagger stick, no? From a Africa to the...

A swagger stick, no? From a Africa to the Chosin, popular with officers.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Hotspur
They are also still commonly used to harvest...

They are also still commonly used to harvest grapes and other crops.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By Hotspur
Peter Tuite US Naval Officers: Their Swords and...

Peter Tuite
US Naval Officers: Their Swords and Dirks
ISBN-10: 1931464162
ISBN-13: 978-1931464161

In this later treatise, Tuite lists both brass and unmarked silver examples as synonymous and likely...
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