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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By vilhelmsson
Just when I thought I had found a permanent...

Just when I thought I had found a permanent babysitter, you tell me this is just a scam!?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By vilhelmsson
Your plan should work. I live in California, so...

Your plan should work. I live in California, so even if it is a newish antique it still has to be less than 5% ivory. Please remove most of the ivory. Can you replace it with a whiteish plastic?

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th June 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By vilhelmsson
I'll forego an inspection if you'll take $10 plus...

I'll forego an inspection if you'll take $10 plus shipping.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd June 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By vilhelmsson
Missing Lewis Chessman Found

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lost-lewis-chessman-scli-intl/index.html

Sotheby's is putting a million dollar estimate on it. Do we have enough time to start saving?!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By vilhelmsson
Can I give a shout out to Czerny's? I asked...

Can I give a shout out to Czerny's?

I asked about shipping and handling on a single sword to the United States and they said it would be about €220 pre-VAT. I ended up with 3 items, including a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By vilhelmsson
Not to be unsympathetic, but I'd recommend...

Not to be unsympathetic, but I'd recommend checking in with the auction house before you bid for a shipping estimate in writing. Then you can, in good conscience, hold them to it or walk.

I think...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By vilhelmsson
Bob, Pretty blade! Gruesome history.

Bob, Pretty blade! Gruesome history.
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By vilhelmsson
It didn't work for me either, but I just dropped...

It didn't work for me either, but I just dropped the url right in and it worked (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2214&highlight=sica).

Fascinating thread. If my example was a 2nd...
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Fernando. It is quite beautiful. But it...

Thank you Fernando. It is quite beautiful. But it has a more sinister beauty than I was expecting when I purchased it. Perhaps it is the dark patina, and not its history, that contributes to its...
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By vilhelmsson
Early Sica for Comment and Questions

Dear All,

I recently acquired the below knife. I believe it is a Sica. It was sold as a 1st-2nd CE century Celtic-Roman border knife. The bronze inlays closest to the tang is described as and looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By vilhelmsson
My apologies if I'm being pedantic. But I ordered...

My apologies if I'm being pedantic. But I ordered several antiques from England and they were shipped FedEx. FedEx never notified me, but the objects were just stuck in customs. I called FedEx after...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By vilhelmsson
16th Century Iron-Hooded Katar

I acquired this iron-hooded katar at auction recently. It is billed as belonging to the second half of the 16th century, and from Vijayanagara. I know very little about katars, specifically, or...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,019
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Fernando. I do not hold a firm opinion...

Thank you Fernando.

I do not hold a firm opinion regarding either item. But I would avoid buying any allegedly historical weapon that has been treated with rust converter, unless it was really...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,019
Posted By vilhelmsson
I found this post while researching a Petersen...

I found this post while researching a Petersen type M axehead I received as a gift for Christmas this past year. It was purchased from the same place that your axehead was purchased.

Your axehead is...
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