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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Richard G
I think it is quite possible that these are...

I think it is quite possible that these are signal cannon. They would not be solely for saluting or ceremony but more or less in everyday use when some kind of warning, synchronisation or attention...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Richard G
This is probably another statement of the...

This is probably another statement of the bl**ding obvious, but they have a naval\maritime look about them.
Regards
Richard
PS. and not very well cast.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By Richard G
Jim, This one, I believe, has a rhino horn...

Jim,
This one, I believe, has a rhino horn hilt, (and a blade with etched thuluth script!)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=349
I wonder if yours has a rhino horn hilt beneath the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st December 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By Richard G
Elkington and Co made a number of silver plated...

Elkington and Co made a number of silver plated chargers or trays similar to this in the late 19th Cent. Usually designed by a fellow called Morel-Ladeuil.
Are there any traces of plate on yours?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By Richard G
Could it be something made/put together in...

Could it be something made/put together in Afghanistan?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By Richard G
This is purely speculation, but could it simply...

This is purely speculation, but could it simply be an Ottoman (Egyptian or Hejaz) shamshir that has found its way south and has been 'sudanised' to local taste.
I would really like to know what is...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,113
Posted By Richard G
I'm going to expound on a couple of points made...

I'm going to expound on a couple of points made earlier in this thread.

I'm not sure an engraved blade denotes officer status as such. In the UK most officer's swords were privately purchased and...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,833
Posted By Richard G
It is quite possible they may be remounted or...

It is quite possible they may be remounted or restocked old bows and components. I wouldn't write them off in their entirety.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,702
Posted By Richard G
It would be interesting to know if the tang was...

It would be interesting to know if the tang was included. I believe the British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Sword was 42 inches overall.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Richard G
Scorpion?

Scorpion?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By Richard G
According to the auctioneer the dots are a 'gold...

According to the auctioneer the dots are a 'gold alloy'.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By Richard G
Ali Dinar(?) Kaskara

This recently sold at auction in the UK for 8,200.00. With premium that's nearly 10,500.00.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By Richard G
I think o can get as far as 'amal Mohammed' ...

I think o can get as far as 'amal Mohammed'
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By Richard G
Adrian and Corrado are correct. The barrel bears...

Adrian and Corrado are correct. The barrel bears the proof marks of the London Gunmakers Company and two inspector's marks, which is correct for EIC pistols. Not sure what the fifth one is.
Harding...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By Richard G
Considering the shape of the blade, do you think...

Considering the shape of the blade, do you think there is any possibility it might be a repurposed spear head?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,571
Posted By Richard G
A possible explanation for lack of hallmarks...

A possible explanation for lack of hallmarks would be if the hilt were made from pewter or Britannia metal. It would also explain the slightly greyish tone that I thought was probably a photographic...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,571
Posted By Richard G
I don't know, but logic seems to indicate it had...

I don't know, but logic seems to indicate it had to be visible. You wouldn't want to dismantle a sword to find out if it was hall marked or not.
Hall marking of silver in the UK has been ongoing for...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,571
Posted By Richard G
If it's English and silver it should be...

If it's English and silver it should be hallmarked. It was (and still is) a legal requirement. Even the 2" blade of a fruit knife would be marked. It is almost impossible for something like this to...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,113
Posted By Richard G
I think this is a British 'non-military' sword of...

I think this is a British 'non-military' sword of the type supplied to and used by watchmen, constables, bank guards, prison officers etc. Possibly also customs officers and the merchant navy, altho'...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,725
Posted By Richard G
Could 'np' be 'nb', as in 'nota bene'? Regards ...

Could 'np' be 'nb', as in 'nota bene'?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By Richard G
I think it is a locally made blade (albeit in a...

I think it is a locally made blade (albeit in a european style). I think the work around the ricasso and what looks like inconsistency in the width of the fuller are too loose to be european,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st June 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Richard G
Oh,good. I was a little concerned they wouldn't...

Oh,good. I was a little concerned they wouldn't work as stamps.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Richard G
Have you reversed the photo's? Regards Richard

Have you reversed the photo's?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,525
Posted By Richard G
It could be a worn depiction of Pegasus, which...

It could be a worn depiction of Pegasus, which was the trademark of Henry Rogers and Sons Ltd, Wolverhampton and Sheffield.
Apparently it was also a mark used by Unwin and Rodgers who made the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,024
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Colin, also Khanjar, Francantolin and...

Thank you Colin, also Khanjar, Francantolin and Will,
I have no other photo's, these were taken from an auctionner's web site.
It is surprising how much value knowing what something is, adds to the...
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