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PostPosted: Sun 30 May, 2004 5:56 am    Post subject: English broadsword/Scots ribbon         Reply with quote

Here's a couple that have recently shown up on eBay: 2246735180, an English broadsword ca. 1650; and 2247160471, a Scottish ribbon hilt broadsword.

The pommel on the ribbon has a very long elongation in place of a capstan.

The English sword is pretty nice.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 May, 2004 6:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's the ribbon hilt.


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PostPosted: Sun 30 May, 2004 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Eljay

Vince had mentioned to me last night that this ribbon hilt was up on e-bay ...... It is indeed very nice !
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2247160471

You gotta wonder how all of a sudden there are so many fine pieces coming down the pike ......
Perhaps it's just the changing of the guards, as generations pass on ?

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PostPosted: Mon 31 May, 2004 6:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The auction on the beaknose ribbon hilt ended with no one meeting his asking price , GBP 3,000.00 (Approximately US $5,505.75 ) .......
The seller has now relisted this item, with a reserve instead, so the bidding has begun ! ( with me of course;-)
* be careful though as the bids are in GBP
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...otohosting

Chances are the reserve is as high as his original asking price ?

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PostPosted: Mon 31 May, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas McDonald wrote:
The auction on the beaknose ribbon hilt ended with no one meeting his asking price , GBP 3,000.00 (Approximately US $5,505.75 ) .......
The seller has now relisted this item, with a reserve instead, so the bidding has begun ! ( with me of course;-)
* be careful though as the bids are in GBP
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...otohosting

Chances are the reserve is as high as his original asking price ?

Mac


Yep, I'll bet it's pretty close.... too rich for my blood, anyway....

It'd be cool if you could get it, though!

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jun, 2004 4:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good luck on the bidding Mac!
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jun, 2004 10:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, when I was the high bidder *g* ....
I asked the seller for a pic of the grip / inside of the basket, and he was nice enough to send me these shots, and this description of it !

He stated the grip is "ray skin" but he must have meant 'sharkskin', as that is what his auction description says (definiately not ray ) , and it has turks heads! Mac

* The reserve was met , and the current high bid is GBP 1600.00 ( just under 3k )

"Hello Thomas, Thank you for your email.
The grip is ray skin with single twist wire. I have enclosed a couple of jpegs - looks original and in very good condition.
Kind regards, Neil"





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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jun, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Koaisshin (Neil) has another fine sword up for sale ...... this one is a 'Hounslow' hanger dated 1644 .

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...2248556954

If you have an extra 12k in your back pocket you can "Buy It Now" *g*

Too many cool items, not nearly enough money *sigh* Mac



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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jun, 2004 5:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, that's a pretty nice Hounslow, but I've gotta say that if I was to pay 12K I'd want one in better condition AND with silver inlay on the hilt!

Thomas, you're right: there has been a lot of decent items on eBay lately. Your idea about old collections/collectors is probably correct, too. I think when it's time to figure out what to do with my stuff the kids will get first choice, and then the remainder will be sold off to friends (I've got a pretty good idea of who wants what).

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun, 2004 11:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Neil's listed a new one ....... this one's a Walloon, c. 1660

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...2248918461



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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun, 2004 5:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Walloon is very familiar to me. It used to be in my collection a while back. A nice sword with the same arsenal marks as the one depicted in Wilkinson's book Swords and Daggers. An older grip but I dont know how old, working life may be a stretch.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a good Walloon, but what I want to take a look at is what looks like an English rapier with silver inlay: only the quillon is visible in the photo!

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun, 2004 3:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yorky19 has listed this S-hilt ..... "Buy it Now" for US $3,705.00

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun, 2004 4:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oooooo, very nice.... I like....

Here's an interesting auction, for a Regimental (looking) Backsword... it's in so-so condition.... can't tell if it's authentic or not, though.... and it's pretty cheap, so far....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...8&rd=1

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