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Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2022, 11:27 PM
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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
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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
Views: 1,057
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
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Views: 359
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: 1,057
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: 5,397
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: 5,397
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: 30
Views: 2,313
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: 4,556
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: 4,052
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: 2,155
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: 1,329
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: 4,052
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: 1,814
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.
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,814
Posted By midelburgo
Related to Austrian Grenadier 1765 saber model

I got this thing recently thinking it could be Spanish from the Napoleonic wars.

After searching a bit I found out that the hilt and grip probably comes from an Austrian grenadier 1765/1777 saber....
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By midelburgo
I have somewhere a comparison of the cost of...

I have somewhere a comparison of the cost of Toledo and Solingen blades in the xviith century. The first were 4 times dearer. In reales.

Now. Where was this? Leguina?

Victrix just put it, Marc...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By midelburgo
Actually one of the last written books for...

Actually one of the last written books for Destreza.

Principios universales y reglas generales de la verdadera destreza del espadín : segun la doctrina mixta de... (1805) - by Manuel Antonio de...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By midelburgo
You have Leguina bibliography of Spanish fencing...

You have Leguina bibliography of Spanish fencing from 1904 and the much extended one by Manuel Valle from some 10 years ago. In the America's you had the so called destreza Indiana, especially...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,438
Posted By midelburgo
I would like to take advantage of this already...

I would like to take advantage of this already going thread.

I just won this, from Spain. I will say it is a Chasseur sabre from about 1805, but I am not sure of the country. It does not look...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,438
Posted By midelburgo
I will put a light cavalry and a light infantry...

I will put a light cavalry and a light infantry examples from Cadiz 1811.


Then a couple of Toledo 1814 Line cavalry.

I could not find Toledo/Cadiz 1813, Although I found a couple of Cadiz...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,438
Posted By midelburgo
Calien sword is very interesting. I have seen...

Calien sword is very interesting. I have seen blades marked in 1812 as made in Cadiz. And Toledo in 1813. And I have a Toledo 1814 blade. The obscured word before Fbca shall be Rl (Real).

I think...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,720
Posted By midelburgo
From Ada Bruhm-Hoffmeyer Arms and Armour in...

From Ada Bruhm-Hoffmeyer Arms and Armour in Spain, vol I.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,720
Posted By midelburgo
They remember me of the swords from Xth century...

They remember me of the swords from Xth century Spanish "Beatos" comentaries to the Apocalipsis.

Ada Bruhm de Hoffmeyer made a recopilation of these swords images in his first volume of The Sword...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By midelburgo
The third book by Petard, dedicated to French...

The third book by Petard, dedicated to French Infantry weapons is still available. I picked one two months ago. Soon it will not be, and its price will rocket as it happened with the first and second...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,344
Posted By midelburgo
Yo por municion entiendo tropa, lo mismo que hay...

Yo por municion entiendo tropa, lo mismo que hay espadas de municion y petos de municion.

No se cual es la diferencia exacta con pistolas de oficiales. Posiblemente el escudo de laton?
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