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Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2021, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Dmitry
Just in time for the neighbors to call the...

Just in time for the neighbors to call the conquistadors.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th June 2021, 11:02 AM
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Views: 1,505
Posted By Dmitry
Now $1800 post paid in the USA. Postage is extra...

Now $1800 post paid in the USA. Postage is extra to foreign lands.
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 04:12 PM
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Views: 2,247
Posted By Dmitry
Model or not...I would load and fire it. Looks...

Model or not...I would load and fire it. Looks like it can take a punch.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 11:50 PM
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Views: 3,940
Posted By Dmitry
The language here is either Czech or Slovak. I...

The language here is either Czech or Slovak. I can understand the composition of the sentences , and which words are verbs, nouns, genders etc, but just barely the meaning. I remember when this book...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dmitry
A VERY interesting and rare sword. I'm away from...

A VERY interesting and rare sword. I'm away from my library till later, but I will guess that it dates from the early 1500s, possibly earlier. Perhaps Italian. A type of a storta.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th June 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,505
Posted By Dmitry
Now $1850 post paid in the USA. Postage is extra...

Now $1850 post paid in the USA. Postage is extra to foreign lands.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Dmitry
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Dmitry
Off Topic: Does the "send email" function work?

Apologies for the o-t post.
To contact other members, does the Email function via the forum work, or should we rely on the PMs?
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By Dmitry
In addition to what Jim wrote: I think this...

In addition to what Jim wrote:
I think this hilt is more of a Continental form than British. For instance, the English 1796 Pattern infantry officers examples tend to have more hilt decorations,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,831
Posted By Dmitry
The author and others are exploring the...

The author and others are exploring the possibility that Dutch V.O.C. blades were hilted in the Philippines.
I find it fascinating.
A few years ago I identified a sword for a gentleman in India,...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,681
Posted By Dmitry
I'm with you re: the first quarter of the 18th...

I'm with you re: the first quarter of the 18th c.. The photo of the barrel has strong London proof and view marks. I will reserve my opinion regarding the Harvey marking on the lock plate. To see ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,831
Posted By Dmitry
Do you consider the hilts to be fabricated in...

Do you consider the hilts to be fabricated in Philippines?
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,935
Posted By Dmitry
A two-bladed pike?! I wouldn't want to be in the...

A two-bladed pike?! I wouldn't want to be in the second row...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dmitry
Solingen maker Anton Wingen Jr. had started a...

Solingen maker Anton Wingen Jr. had started a cutlery line called OTHELLO in the 1880s, with a logotype consisting of the moor's head, but it's current mark doesn't look like this one. I haven't...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dmitry
I doubt a naval board would've contracted a...

I doubt a naval board would've contracted a little-known German maker to make cutlasses for the Royal Navy. My guess is what this is, a product of a smaller company, hence the esoteric logo. Could've...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By Dmitry
I see what you are saying. The junction/quillon...

I see what you are saying.
The junction/quillon block where the pas de ane and quillons emanate is too perfectly round in the area I circled. It was probably cast, while some of the other examples...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By Dmitry
Other than the new-ish grip wrap, what is the...

Other than the new-ish grip wrap, what is the giveaway here? Looks like a nice period sword to me.
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By Dmitry
Thank you for discovering the portrait of Wallis....

Thank you for discovering the portrait of Wallis. Think of this, flintlock mechanism was already more than 150 years old when the portrait was painted! That wig looks like he put a dead cat on his...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By Dmitry
It's a two-edged sword [no pun intended]. ...

It's a two-edged sword [no pun intended].
Let's consider a reverse scenario - had a rare and valuable sword been described incorrectly as a replica, and you happened to spot that prior to auction...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By Dmitry
The crowned P and V marks are the private...

The crowned P and V marks are the private Birmingham proof marks. It's a nice pistol, but I don't see it as "highly popular with naval officers" without proof (no pun intended). The example Jim...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th May 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,505
Posted By Dmitry
FS: Venetian Schiavona ca.1690

This Venetian schiavona is 86 cm long overall, with a 72 cm blade, which is stamped with the "eyelashes" mark, attributing it to a Brescian bladesmith. The basket hilt is loose, which is a...
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By Dmitry
I don't think these are rare. A regional arms and...

I don't think these are rare. A regional arms and militaria show will probably have at least one vendor who has an example for sale.
This saber, ironically, is straight...
I like it, as swords go....
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,935
Posted By Dmitry
How much does it weigh? What wood was the shaft...

How much does it weigh? What wood was the shaft made of, any guesses?

I suppose without the martial markings it could be from a merchantman, not a ship of war. I would go over the haft and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,385
Posted By Dmitry
An interesting tidbit on the BBC ANTIQUES...

An interesting tidbit on the BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FAQ page:

Can I bring ivory to Antiques Roadshow?
At the end of 2018, the UK government’s Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent to become law.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Dmitry
This forum is geared towards bayonet collectors -...

This forum is geared towards bayonet collectors - https://www.gunboards.com/forums/militaria-swords-bayonets-edged-weapons-forum.23/
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