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Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Will M
Hello Bryce I take it you are saying "pommel...

Hello Bryce I take it you are saying "pommel and guard attachment" can date these swords and post 1760 would have the guard with a ring just forward of the pommel?
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Will M
Jim if you haven't seen this sword MDL has it...

Jim if you haven't seen this sword MDL has it currently listed but it's not a slotted hilt but is a 15 LD sword
https://www.michaeldlong.com/product/15th-light-dragoons-troopers-sword-c-1763/
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,296
Posted By Will M
Hello Cathey it's been two years since this post...

Hello Cathey it's been two years since this post and i've not heard anything regarding the printing of the other volumes. Do you know if there is anything in the works??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,955
Posted By Will M
Anyone wanting to give an item to a friend upon...

Anyone wanting to give an item to a friend upon death would best do this before their death, why wait? This way you are secure in knowing that person received the item. Items can grow legs and walk...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By Will M
I would think the handle is as much as 70 years...

I would think the handle is as much as 70 years old. There is a modern vise mark on the blade ricasso someone used to assemble the grip to the blade.
The blade is very interesting and am waiting for...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By Will M
Bryce I can see this sword having a family blade....

Bryce I can see this sword having a family blade. If only it could speak as to the family name it belongs to. This is one pattern I'd like to add to my collection.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By Will M
I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many...

I agree with Neil for age of the sword. Many basket hilts that now are in the white once looked like this one.
The blade appears long have you measured it?
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Will M
Many of these boxed pistols have had replacements...

Many of these boxed pistols have had replacements over their lifetime.
The labels of makers can be found online and reproduced and aged.
I'm not sure why the Royal Arms is on the lid. Hopefully the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By Will M
Lee that is a wonderful basket hilted sword. I do...

Lee that is a wonderful basket hilted sword. I do appreciate swords that have been used for more than dress purposes. Possibly someday one will come my way?
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,239
Posted By Will M
A very impressive looking blade. We could assume...

A very impressive looking blade. We could assume some minor loss in length from sharpenings etc. though naval use is possible. If only it could speak!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,579
Posted By Will M
Even if one pays more than current value these...

Even if one pays more than current value these items will reach that value and surpass it in time. I'm not in that league spending 10's of $1000's.
The rivet through the blade is not professionally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By Will M
You could use a copper washer of correct diameter...

You could use a copper washer of correct diameter and cut a slot in it so it slides over the tang. It may fill the gap and be friction tight. Slide the wire over it and use glue as mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By Will M
The one coin looks like an East India Company...

The one coin looks like an East India Company penny.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,804
Posted By Will M
A definite fantasy sword most likely Chinese...

A definite fantasy sword most likely Chinese made. So many details and main parts inaccurately portrayed. I don't know where to start, the lettering is amateurish, the quality very low and nothing...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By Will M
Is it possible to highlight the details? This...

Is it possible to highlight the details?
This one is very good partisan eye candy.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By Will M
What amazes me is the lack of foot protection,...

What amazes me is the lack of foot protection, only sandals.
One good cut to the feet and he's down.
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,618
Posted By Will M
Brass looks best cleaned up as it would have been...

Brass looks best cleaned up as it would have been while in use. I never worry about removing "patina" oxidation as it will always come back in time and no one will know it had been cleaned. I've used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,734
Posted By Will M
The majority of historical items are in private...

The majority of historical items are in private hands. No guarantee this dagger would be displayed as many museums have up to 90% of their stock in long term preservation. What may seem valuable and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By Will M
Only a skilled eye can see what's beneath the...

Only a skilled eye can see what's beneath the crud. This is a very nice blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,366
Posted By Will M
I agree never completely retire or you will...

I agree never completely retire or you will shortly expire. When I was about 14 I bought my first bayonet, a German butcher bladed type while vacationing in Bermuda. It is marked Solingen Foche and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,366
Posted By Will M
I am 59, ouch! Seems it was just a few years ago...

I am 59, ouch! Seems it was just a few years ago I began collecting but it's been decades ago. Mostly British pattern cavalry swords with infantry sneaking in there because swords with provenance are...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By Will M
This was recently at auction, I was thinking...

This was recently at auction, I was thinking Belgian but could be something else, the lion head pommel is about the only clue and the odd scabbard drag.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By Will M
Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one...

Very exquisite sword, if you could only have one of this type it definitely suffice.
Try searching here: https://www.rct.uk/
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By Will M
1845 Staff Officers Sword Northamptonshire Regt.

Just received this hidden gem an 1845 Staff Officer sword that was quite oxidized and grubby.
Etched with Capt T. E. Compton D.A.A.G. Hobson & Sons 1-3 & 5 Lexington Street London W. The brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By Will M
The closest lance head yours resembles is the...

The closest lance head yours resembles is the British 1846 with the long langets removed and a tang added. Ref: The Cavalry Lance, Alan Larsen & Henry Yallop
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