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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,597
Posted By Atlantia
Hearing this sad and shocking news I just wanted...

Hearing this sad and shocking news I just wanted to add my voice to the growing tributes for Lew in the hope that our condolences will be passed to his family and that they will know that beyond the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By Atlantia
Hearing this sad and shocking news I just wanted...

Hearing this sad and shocking news I just wanted to add my voice to the growing tributes for Lew in the hope that our condolences will be passed to his family and that they will know that beyond the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Atlantia
Did you not see where I say that it is...

Did you not see where I say that it is "slightly OT" Nando? :rolleyes:

I find that an occasional light hearted thread can be a pleasant diversion from too much 'seriousness'.
And no, I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Atlantia
Thanks for the compliments Jim and Michael, Not...

Thanks for the compliments Jim and Michael,
Not sure if I'm onto anything, just some thoughts.

Best
Gene
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Atlantia
Hmmm, this type of horn and the shape of the...

Hmmm, this type of horn and the shape of the handle (and is that a large horn 'washer' between the hilt and guard?) reminds me of the huge Golok I've got below, which took me to Java and then to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Atlantia
Can't see superman T-shirt? Must be region...

Can't see superman T-shirt? Must be region specific results?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Atlantia
Clearly the technical problems with this weapon...

Clearly the technical problems with this weapon do not include a lack of functionality.
Although the builder's own safety seems in doubt!
In fact the pro's of his design are rather interesting.
As a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Atlantia
Safety first! Check this out: TASER SWORD

This is a fearsome knife! Slightly OT, but you have to see it!

youtube taser sword (http://youtu.be/0F-VVjqarZE)

Seriously don't try this at home kids.
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Atlantia
I'm not going to comment, then see it on ebay am...

I'm not going to comment, then see it on ebay am I? ;)

Aside from the things that have already been mentioned, is anyone else worried by the copper rivets?
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Atlantia
Oh frack! Just noticed the identical woodworm...

Oh frack!
Just noticed the identical woodworm holes and traces of black paint.
I've had it on watch for a week thinking "I must show that to Cutlass collector when it finishes" and it's the same...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Atlantia
Intresting as it is identical to yours in all...

Intresting as it is identical to yours in all ways so we are clearly seeing a 'type' or pattern. The handle seems original as well. Also a very similar level of preservation and general...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Atlantia
Sorry Eftihis, Recent replicas from the last 30...

Sorry Eftihis,
Recent replicas from the last 30 years IMHO.
The guards look like pot metal alloy. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,079
Posted By Atlantia
Reading back through makes you wonder what...

Reading back through makes you wonder what happened to some old regulars...

We had a part 2 here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6640
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,079
Posted By Atlantia
I've taken to changing mine every few weeks. They...

I've taken to changing mine every few weeks.
They usually reflect my great love of metalwork or I occasionally use the hanger pod from the Battlestar Atlantia.
This one is a koftgari box to the 22nd...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Atlantia
Hi Karlo, Nice sword. Steel hilt? Nice silver...

Hi Karlo,

Nice sword.
Steel hilt? Nice silver wire binding.
Could you possibly post a picture of the hilt next to a ruler/measure so I can compare the dimensions with a childs smallsword of mine?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Atlantia
A variation of the Brazillian Faca De...

A variation of the Brazillian Faca De Ponta.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13568
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 25,026
Posted By Atlantia
Hi Ibrahiim, The difficulty of changing...

Hi Ibrahiim,

The difficulty of changing ingrained tradition cannot be easy, especially when they are linked to perceptions of status. But given the alternative, attitudes do have to change. Not only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Atlantia
Do you mean Tuareg?

Do you mean Tuareg?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 25,026
Posted By Atlantia
Namaste Ibrahiim, Excellent work on these hilt...

Namaste Ibrahiim,

Excellent work on these hilt materials.
I absolutely applaud such a stance.
They not only look fantastic, they also preserve the traditional skills of the craftsmen who decorate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By Atlantia
Hi Colin, Thanks very much, I'm really suprised...

Hi Colin,

Thanks very much, I'm really suprised nobody else has brought their koftgari into this thread!

Best
Gene
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Atlantia
Interesting Axe auctioned

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160975082595?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Looks decidedly Indian to me but an interesting shape none the less.
I had intended to bid because of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,445
Posted By Atlantia
You're a gentleman Jim Thank you. It's those...

You're a gentleman Jim

Thank you.

It's those who gently disagree with our theories who keep us all grounded... So I count myself blessed indeed that people so often disagree with mine! ;)

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Atlantia
Excellent display, thanks for sharing. I wish I...

Excellent display, thanks for sharing.
I wish I could find more quality Greek weapons to add to my collection!
Interesting to see some stock Ottoman Turkish holster pistols in the display.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Atlantia
Ah Jim! Crossed posts :) You humble me again...

Ah Jim!

Crossed posts :)
You humble me again with your encyclopedic knowledge.
I agree the blade could be 17thc!
What about these rococo brass hilts?
...Didn't we talk about the one I've...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Atlantia
Hi Valjhun It's a very nice sword. There is...

Hi Valjhun

It's a very nice sword.
There is something so pure and perfect about the smallsword!

I think the blade might be earlier than the hilt.

I like these rococo completely brass hilts, I've...
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