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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 10:47 am    Post subject: Peter Finer's finest at Artnet         Reply with quote

Here are but a few of the arms & armour goodies you can find at Artnet

Of course I'll post my fav's ;-) Mac


Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword, circa 1675
Price $6,500.00


Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword, circa 1740
Price $6,800.00


Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword, circa 1740
Price $4,200.00


Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword, circa 1750
Price $7,800.00


English Officer's Spadroon, circa 1780
Price $3,000.00


Scottish All-Steel Flintlock Belt Pistol, by John Murdoch, Doune, circa 1790
Price $6,200.00


A Pair of Scottish All-Steel Flintlock Belt Pistols, by John Campbell, Doune, circa 1775
Price $16,000.00


Scottish Cowhorn Powder-Flask, circa 1680
Price $3,800.00

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Whew!

I thought the price tag on my new PJ was steep! These are definetly out of reach for a state employee like me.

Nice stuff just the same.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That reminds me....Fagan Arms ( http://www.faganarms.com ) offers a seven catalog annual subscription for only $10. I'm finding this a very inexpensive way to add to my A&A research library. Their full-color catalogs are viewable on their site as PDF files.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 4:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Whew!

I thought the price tag on my new PJ was steep! These are definetly out of reach for a state employee like me.

Nice stuff just the same.


Moral: Buy at auction and not from a dealer! Avoid the steep markup!

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 7:51 pm    Post subject: Hardcopy Catalog         Reply with quote

You should see his new hardcopy catalog some unbelievable Viking swords and other choice tidbits.

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Hardcopy Catalog         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
You should see his new hardcopy catalog some unbelievable Viking swords and other choice tidbits.

Craig


Which his?
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been meaning to pick up a good blunderbuss.



And I guess I'll be needing a powder horn for it. That squished Scottish one might do.
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct, 2003 10:47 am    Post subject: Howdy Scott         Reply with quote

Yea. He just sent out his sixth edition I think it is. Some very high end stuff. In fact there are no prices listed. If you are concerned about the price there is probably no need to enquire.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct, 2003 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Hardcopy Catalog         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
You should see his new hardcopy catalog some unbelievable Viking swords and other choice tidbits.

Craig


Where can a guy get a copy of that catalog, Craig?
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct, 2003 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Patrick

One way .....

Go to this link: http://www.peterfiner.com/About_Us/Catalogue/Catalogue.htm

I have Peter Finer's '95 catalogue and it is amazing !

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar, 2006 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Peter Finer's finest at Artnet         Reply with quote

Thomas McDonald wrote:
Here are but a few of the arms & armour goodies you can find at Artnet

Of course I'll post my fav's ;-) Mac



English Officer's Spadroon, circa 1780
Price $3,000.00


Thomas, do you have any stats on this piece.

I'm still rather confused over what constitutes a "spadroon". I had always assumed it was a light cut-and-thrust sword that looked like a "smallsword on steroids", but the example above has a rather elaborate basket-hilt, and some period writers (Archibald MacGregor) recommended a spadroon equipped with such a hilt.

Can anyone break the spadroon down for me? Give me the "real deal" on this supposed "master of swords"?

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar, 2006 7:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great post, Mac. I have a few Peter Finer catalogs, myself. They are beautiful and are a worthwhile investment as a resource on antique arms and armor. A lot of work goes into each catalog and it truly shows.

As far as a definition of a spadroon, I would say that in a way, you have nailed it. The spadroon, also called a short saber (Neumann), had a wide variety of hilt designs. In my mind, the spadroon that gained widespread acceptance in Britian is that which became the 1786 Pattern and that which became the 1796 Pattern. I recommend finding a copy of Neumann's Swords and Blades of the American Revolution for lots of examples of just how varied the designs of spadroons could be.
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