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Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2021, 12:49 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Maybe if you use after removing rust and for a...

Maybe if you use after removing rust and for a short period a weak acid like a drop of vinegar, it will etch the metal from the pommel differently from the metal from the tang and you will...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By midelburgo
Could it be an artillerist dagger? To clean...

Could it be an artillerist dagger?

To clean the gun touchhole.
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By midelburgo
What I find funny is that initially, the point of...

What I find funny is that initially, the point of this style of decoration was that the owner was able to pay for the time of somebody cutting tiny parts of hard steel and put them together.
If it...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,666
Posted By midelburgo
Toledo steel was actually made from iron coming...

Toledo steel was actually made from iron coming all the way over land from Mondragon, in Basque country. In XVIIITh century there were worries that this strain was becoming depleted.
Bilbao (Bilbo)...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
It does not allow me to load anymore! I was...

It does not allow me to load anymore! I was surprised when it took those three.

Sorry. I will not be available for a couple of weeks.
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
They do not load anymore (?)

They do not load anymore (?)
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 05:01 PM
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Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
If the Orbea pistol was ordered then as a copy of...

If the Orbea pistol was ordered then as a copy of the Gabiola pistol, I guess yes. But their wood look like coming from the same piece and all the metals have the same tone and pateen. The Orbea...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 04:13 PM
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Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
There are orders by Phillip II in XVIth century...

There are orders by Phillip II in XVIth century to an Orbea for several thousands of arquebuses. It seems the family kept a low profile in XVII and XVIII centuries.
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
Wood seems in remarkably solid condition. Pins do...

Wood seems in remarkably solid condition. Pins do not have rusted aspect on the outside, but that does not cover inside the wood. I take for granted that half a century could have passed since the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By midelburgo
Probably lack of skilled workmen, what makes an...

Probably lack of skilled workmen, what makes an expensive production, confronted with an existing alternative, what prevents the formation of those skilled workmen.

If they had any chance,...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,567
Posted By midelburgo
Sorry for the mess. I wrote Chateaurenault...

Sorry for the mess. I wrote Chateaurenault instead of Chatellerault but that did not seem correct. Of course it should have been Klingenthal.

I have one of those two channeled blades mounted with...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
Thank you. I will try to follow the advice. It...

Thank you. I will try to follow the advice.
It all sounds like the bicycle tool to remove links from the chain. Just on a larger scale. Maybe it is worthy to build one, from a table clamp or a...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
Thank you. I was afraid I would have to deal...

Thank you.
I was afraid I would have to deal with those pins. I will attempt on them soon.
As for the marks, each pistol is marked thrice in barrel, lock and guard.
But each by a different maker....
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By midelburgo
An Eibar couple with patilla locks

I got my first two muzzle loaders, very interesting pieces, they were sleepers coming from a miniature village at the Leon mountains. Seller says they were always in the family.

I am completely...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,567
Posted By midelburgo
Blade seems to me like a Couleaux product from...

Blade seems to me like a Couleaux product from middle XIXth century. There is no point on having a long ricasso after the pas d'ane.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,955
Posted By midelburgo
Possibly Hermann Historica, but it could have...

Possibly Hermann Historica, but it could have been just ebay. Sorry.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,955
Posted By midelburgo
I believe I remember seeing this same sword at an...

I believe I remember seeing this same sword at an auction somewhere (?) and it had been found at a ditch of a fortified city in the Netherlands (Breda?, s'Hertogenbosch?) some 5 or 7 years ago.
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,736
Posted By midelburgo
There is an old thread about a Japanese sword...

There is an old thread about a Japanese sword with an old Dutch VOC blade.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18425&highlight=%28Dutch+East+Indies+Company%29

Regards.
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,613
Posted By midelburgo
I recommend these two. BILLACOIS, François....

I recommend these two.

BILLACOIS, François. Le duel dans la société française des XVIe-XVIIe siècles. Essai de psychosociologie historique. EHESS, Paris 1986. Wr. 540pp..

BRIOIST, Pascal,...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,119
Posted By midelburgo
I have one of those things. The blade looks like...

I have one of those things. The blade looks like coming from a 1600 ritterschwert. Patton was at Sweden in 1912 for the Summer Olympics, so the similitude to Swedish 1893 could be more than casual.
...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By midelburgo
The Stibbert collection catalogue has 4 or 5...

The Stibbert collection catalogue has 4 or 5 volumes. It is absolutely victorian in its conception and display (even nowadays). Any European period, plus sections on muslim and japanese blades. It is...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By midelburgo
The thing with Toledo replicas is that they made...

The thing with Toledo replicas is that they made very few a year but they lasted for something over 40 years. So it is to expect that some differences were introduced along. The shells can be more...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By midelburgo
Some older 1728s.

Some older 1728s.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By midelburgo
If you want to see a motley collection of swords...

If you want to see a motley collection of swords used at the Italian unification wars I recommend a visit to the Stibbert collection at Florence. Stibbert himself participated in those wars before...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By midelburgo
Just to show the point of shields at the cross. ...

Just to show the point of shields at the cross.

Officers swords (and Guardias de Corps) have often a shield with a lyra like form. Troopers and some officers swords have just semicircles.
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