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Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2022, 12:47 PM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Congrats with this rare and beautiful rapier...

Congrats with this rare and beautiful rapier Dirk.

you're right, I don't actually collect rapiers but for this rare one I could make an exception.

after seeing your pictures, I regret not...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Corrado, it is that I know these Texts on...

Hi Corrado, it is that I know these Texts on "Reiterschwerter" because it is always not easy to decipher best, jasper
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 09:20 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
Text on the blade is: VINCERE AUT MORI= ...

Text on the blade is:

VINCERE AUT MORI= either to conquer or to die.

SOLI DEO GLORIA = Glory to God alone

multiple examples of above can be found in the Bern historical museum.

best,...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2022, 09:11 AM
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Posted By cornelistromp
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=154...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15455

post 16
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By cornelistromp
Looks good with the brass plate between the wood...

Looks good with the brass plate between the wood and the iron plate.

The condition of the blade is sublime, almost too good to be true, but I am not yet 100% convinced that it is a newer replaced...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By cornelistromp
@werecow Il museo Stibbert -Boccia book 3 ** ...

@werecow
Il museo Stibbert -Boccia book 3 **

@ merenti
the rapier and small-sword 1460-1820-Norman and Barne
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By cornelistromp
What a coincidence, Iam from Leiden and I was...

What a coincidence, Iam from Leiden and I was bidding on this rapier yesterday afternoon, bought a hunting sword so we can combine shipping :-)
I stopped at a certain point because I was not sure...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2022, 10:16 AM
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Views: 1,608
Posted By cornelistromp
in German language but absolutely worth buying,...

in German language but absolutely worth buying, very good reference work.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,122
Posted By cornelistromp
In these last photos the rapier looks much much...

In these last photos the rapier looks much much better in any case, as far as the 1 1/2 hander is concerned, it is interesting to know whether the crosses are engraved or debossed/punched.

best,
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,122
Posted By cornelistromp
I noticed that the 11/2 sword was auctioned this...

I noticed that the 11/2 sword was auctioned this February 18 in Heidelberg as a ( probably) 18/19th century Victorian piece. The other sword in this auction a rapier, 19th century in the style of 50...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By cornelistromp
It has become a strange reality, often the dealer...

It has become a strange reality, often the dealer does not know exactly whether the piece is right or not, but a reliable dealer will always have to find a solution instead of caveat emptor.
Some...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By cornelistromp
Lee you are 99,9% right on the other hand, a...

Lee you are 99,9% right
on the other hand, a university study costs money.
The mistakes that every collector and researcher makes in his career also cost money. I have a separate exhibition bucket...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By cornelistromp
as in my previous post, I still leave open the...

as in my previous post, I still leave open the possibility that it is a fantasy sword, however from the 16th century.

Of course if you only base on the style, I don't know anything from the 16th...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By cornelistromp
the outerline of the engraving the pommel and the...

the outerline of the engraving the pommel and the guard were done with a hammer and chisel, this was not unusual. see example.
everything looks very good just because the design of the hilt, guard...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Ulfberth, re the Sword of the bodyguard of...

Hi Ulfberth, re the Sword of the bodyguard of Duke Julius of Brunswick.
These are different techniques, the quillon is chiseled and the blade is etched.

For the rest i agree with you, like the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By cornelistromp
hartman(n)sdorfer means someone from the village...

hartman(n)sdorfer means someone from the village of hartmannsdorf a place in germany , saxony near Chemnitz.

Gemeinte ( gemeinde) means commune/community.

best,
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,934
Posted By cornelistromp
Hi Fernando, herewith some examples :) Clemes...

Hi Fernando, herewith some examples :)
Clemes Brach used the Toledo (quality) mark , Clemens Tesche used a similar stamp as Alonso de Sahagun and Peter Tesche the one of Pedro del Velmonte.
...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,423
Posted By cornelistromp
I sent you a pm

I sent you a pm
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,423
Posted By cornelistromp
I don't think there's anything wrong with the...

I don't think there's anything wrong with the inscription, not with the C that looks like an O, not even with the A without a small v.
compare the inscription of a sword in the Visser collection...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,934
Posted By cornelistromp
the name IOHANNI, which is almost certainly a...

the name IOHANNI, which is almost certainly a Solingen bladesmith's signature and found on a number of swords from the first half of the the 17thC. cf JP Puype the visser colection part3, p234
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By cornelistromp
Hello fernando, thanks for the pm. you have...

Hello fernando, thanks for the pm.

you have a very beautiful smallsword rococo example from around 1770.
The paternoster on the blade is a Dutch sword blade characteristic from the 18th...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,423
Posted By cornelistromp
I would only treat it with crystalline wax, if...

I would only treat it with crystalline wax, if you remove the patina it doesn't get any better. I would recommend to remove the wooden grip, this is a recent addition of the wrong model, it looks...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,409
Posted By cornelistromp
see the examples of Baranov sword type Galovo. ...

see the examples of Baranov sword type Galovo.

in following link

http://truehistoryshop.com/byzantine-militarist-swords/


The sleeve of the sword of post 1 indeed seems reversed because...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,409
Posted By cornelistromp
with the typical s-shape blade, ......I go for a...

with the typical s-shape blade, ......I go for a hungarian sabre variation, 15thC ?

sorry optical illusion because the blade is bent it looks s-shaped. is the last 15cm or so (point) double edged?
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,542
Posted By cornelistromp
here is another example of a Spanish 18th century...

here is another example of a Spanish 18th century cavalry bilbo, with a lion motif on the hemispherical cup. I think the rapier of post 1 has been modified a bit during its working life, guillons...
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