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Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Victrix
If you know the contemporary livres to reales...

If you know the contemporary livres to reales exchange rate, you might get a good indication from...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2022, 11:20 AM
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Views: 1,341
Posted By Victrix
This may be of help.

This may be of help.
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 02:50 PM
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Views: 750
Posted By Victrix
Fantasy category :shrug:

Fantasy category :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 02:01 PM
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Views: 1,322
Posted By Victrix
Here’s a gunner’s linstock I spotted in the...

Here’s a gunner’s linstock I spotted in the Stockholm Army Museum today, including the wick.
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,646
Posted By Victrix
Now complete with new homemade washer made from...

Now complete with new homemade washer made from red felt material. The sword already has a washer made from brown leather. Not sure if the leather washer is original/very old.
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,646
Posted By Victrix
Advance Merry Christmas to you all! :) P.S....

Advance Merry Christmas to you all! :)

P.S. The strap fits through the slits perfectly so there is no doubt about the function of those.
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By Victrix
It looks great! Not sure I saw one of those...

It looks great! Not sure I saw one of those before. ”Wicked” (no pun intended)! :D
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By Victrix
With regards to the green residue on the helmet,...

With regards to the green residue on the helmet, unless I am mistaken, it’s brass oxidation and best removed for preservation of the item. In the past I have used white spirit on topz to remove the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By Victrix
Splendid! You may want to use some of this for...

Splendid! You may want to use some of this for added effect.
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,171
Posted By Victrix
I have a boca caballo sword with what looks like...

I have a boca caballo sword with what looks like a typical Solingen blade adorned with a typical Toledo stamp on the ricasso. From what I can observe it looks like the Solingen ”counterfeit” punzones...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By Victrix
Are there any connections between kabbala/zodiac...

Are there any connections between kabbala/zodiac and freemasonry at the time?
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,601
Posted By Victrix
Jim, I think you hit the nail on the head...

Jim, I think you hit the nail on the head regarding the Pandours and the curious notch on the sword. Franziskus Freiherr von der Trenck must have been a remarkable man. I read what purports to be his...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By Victrix
Everyone’s dream :cool::D

Everyone’s dream :cool::D
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,601
Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim, Thank you so much for posting photos of...

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for posting photos of your interesting pandour sword! In fact itÂ’s the first time I see what it really looks like, as I had only seen WagnerÂ’s drawing of it before. ItÂ’s...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,601
Posted By Victrix
Maybe it’s the Bavarian Pottenstein :D Note...

Maybe it’s the Bavarian Pottenstein :D

Note that there is a senior and a junior Melchior Steiner (see the text). The factory was started by the uncle and continued with the nephew (knighted)...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,601
Posted By Victrix
There would be no Pottenstein blades marked as...

There would be no Pottenstein blades marked as such prior to 1765 as the previous factory was based in Sollenau (see text).

The gilding would be reserved for Army officers, not private estate...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,601
Posted By Victrix
In the 18thC Austria manufactured sword blades...

In the 18thC Austria manufactured sword blades mainly in Pottenstein and Weiz. Melchior Steiner started production of sword blades in Pottenstein (lower Austria) in 1765. He successfully competed...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,601
Posted By Victrix
This is Pottenstein in lower Austria. See:...

This is Pottenstein in lower Austria. See: https://www.biographien.ac.at/oebl/oebl_S/Steiner_Melchior_1762_1837.xml
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,458
Posted By Victrix
My sword is only good for pricking with in its...

My sword is only good for pricking with in its current condition. In the early 20thC Swedish Dragoons were trained in cut and thrust sabre (more correctly termed pallash) fencing. First they received...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,532
Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim, I first learned about this Bosnian...

Hi Jim, I first learned about this Bosnian alphabet in this forum, see post #51: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14049&page=2. I understand it was used primarily in the territory of...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,458
Posted By Victrix
Here are some pictures of my unsharpened...

Here are some pictures of my unsharpened pallasch. In Sweden it’s defined as Cavalry Sabre m/1893 for Officers. The blade is in good quality steel with two fullers. Although the tip is sharp the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,532
Posted By Victrix
An observer’s comment on an inscription on a...

An observer’s comment on an inscription on a schiavona once alerted me to the now extinct Bosnian Cyrillic language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_Cyrillic. ”After the Ottoman conquest,...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,532
Posted By Victrix
Hi Jim, This is a curious sword. The blade...

Hi Jim,

This is a curious sword. The blade has a kind of concave shape like a sickle and I wonder how it would be handled. Perhaps almost like scythe?
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,275
Posted By Victrix
I’m not an expert on this but typically I believe...

I’m not an expert on this but typically I believe these 17thC swords have pommels with a button, on top of which the tang is peened. You should then see a round flattened sphere at the top of the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,458
Posted By Victrix
I have a pallasch from an ancestor who was an...

I have a pallasch from an ancestor who was an officer in the Kungliga Norrlands Dragoner in early 20thC which is unsharpened. I believe the reason for this is that the swords were only sharpened for...
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