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Forum: European Armoury Today, 10:04 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
In XVIIth century Spanish language, the half...

In XVIIth century Spanish language, the half rings of the pas d'ane are called "orejas" (ears).
So I like to classify cup hilts as full ears, half ears and no ears. I believe than rather than to...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By midelburgo
Now lets give a look to the two caps grips. ...

Now lets give a look to the two caps grips.
These are common both in swords as in knifes. They are not limited to colonial, they were everywhere in the Spanish world up to XXth century.
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2022, 03:22 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
So. What is this? A)Colonial period using...

So.

What is this?
A)Colonial period using remounted Spanish cavalry blade.

B)Republican period using Solingen exported 1830-1850 blades imitating the above.

C) Older hilt with a Solingen...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2022, 03:04 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
These 2 are real XVIIIth century three fullered...

These 2 are real XVIIIth century three fullered blades from Spanish 1728 models. Three fullered blades although they exist, are a minority of 1728 blades. Most are non fullered or single fullered.
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2022, 02:56 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Lets give a look to the subject of three fullered...

Lets give a look to the subject of three fullered blades.

I believe this 3 are from Solingen around 1840, made for Mexican market. All marked with the "No me saques" motto, but only the first one...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2022, 10:08 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
I believe there are many things mixed in this...

I believe there are many things mixed in this subject.

First we have the origin of the blades. Until c1808, there was no lack of regular crown blades for the army, made in Barcelona or in Toledo....
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2022, 06:56 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Yes I think it is military. Civilian weapons...

Yes I think it is military. Civilian weapons would be more French epee de ville like.

There is a stablished model for the Royal Guards quite alike, but with the Royal coat of arms.
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2022, 08:26 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
I think you are right on all your points. I do...

I think you are right on all your points. I do not consider the anchor a Toledo mark, but a tradition, carried on in many swordmaking centers.

Your sword has strong influences of the barquilla...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2022, 04:12 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
I have also one of those walloon swords made for...

I have also one of those walloon swords made for the French, with the Solingen wolf and 1414.

What I have never seen before is a pommel like the one this has.
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,753
Posted By midelburgo
I can try to track down who wrote about the...

I can try to track down who wrote about the encounter. I have some 20 volumes from the Linschoten Vereiniging (I read Dutch), but it has to be the Pacific...

Naval ammunition illustration is a...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2022, 03:47 PM
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Views: 2,753
Posted By midelburgo
Going with this topic, I remember at the...

Going with this topic, I remember at the Copenhague Tojhuset they have a machine to make red hot shot. It has a couple of rails in spiral around an oven.
I think this was for a fort, not to use on...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By midelburgo
Sword is being auctioned from tomorrow at noon.

Sword is being auctioned from tomorrow at noon.
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By midelburgo
My first impression is that it is a recommisioned...

My first impression is that it is a recommisioned XVIIth c. main gauche.
Blade could have been erased in the process. Grip not original, pommel no idea.

But as second thought oxidation seems...
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By midelburgo
No. Romeo and Juliet play is by several sources...

No. Romeo and Juliet play is by several sources suposed to take place in late XIVth or early XVth centuries, high gothic. And because of the carvings themes this could be the weapon of a lady....
Forum: Swap Forum 5th May 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By midelburgo
For sale: The Knight and the Blast Furnace.

Through an unlikely track of events I have finished owning two copies of this book.

The Knight and the Blast Furnace
A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By midelburgo
I agree the blade does not match. The grip looks...

I agree the blade does not match. The grip looks like something Juliet could have used for her suicide.
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,078
Posted By midelburgo
It is very nice you got it with a scabbard. the...

It is very nice you got it with a scabbard. the hilt and grip are probably from 1790s. The rings at the grip could be silver or silver plated. I think I recognize the mark at the ricasso as one from...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,078
Posted By midelburgo
Hello. I do not think that is a repro but a...

Hello.
I do not think that is a repro but a very nice officer version. The octogonal pommel and the striated guardapolvo at the bottom of the cup are typical. You can find them as well in royal...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,542
Posted By midelburgo
If you have not done it already, go to Venice, to...

If you have not done it already, go to Venice, to the armoury at the Signoria Palace. You will have enough schiavonas there for a lifetime.
Alternatively you can get this:

Armoury of the Doges...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,900
Posted By midelburgo
After what I consider the most hazardous shipment...

After what I consider the most hazardous shipment of a sword I have suffered, the sword from the opening post arrived. I paid for it at the end of September. The seller, from Tenerife, had to run to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,519
Posted By midelburgo
I had a photo session yesterday. The sword...

I had a photo session yesterday.

The sword is 1.03 m total length. The blade comes from a Rapier. There are known dated works from this swordsmith, Pedro del Monte, in 1610 and 1630.

I have...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,636
Posted By midelburgo
I am a fan of electrolysis for removing rust. It...

I am a fan of electrolysis for removing rust. It brings to the surface engravings and etchings that can pass unseen in rust and be destroyed in its removal.

An important point is leather. As I...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By midelburgo
Funny. It seems not only the same mark, but...

Funny.

It seems not only the same mark, but also the same die.

Danish captured by Prussian, Austrian captured by Prussian?

Were these in service in 1864 and 1866?

The German states of...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,519
Posted By midelburgo
The colichemarde in question arrived, and it had...

The colichemarde in question arrived, and it had a couple of nice surprises (the original description was very poor). Indeed Spanish with two inscriptions:

M O N T E E N TOLEDO
D E P E D R O V...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By midelburgo
Taper is properly done. The distance in straight...

Taper is properly done. The distance in straight line from ricasso to tip is 68cm.
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