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Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2020, 02:01 AM
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Posted By shayde78
The more I think about it, the Tizona might be my...

The more I think about it, the Tizona might be my favorite piece, in a way. I know it gave me pause that the whole lot were reproductions. I suspect that is why the only other bidder bowed out when...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Great pictures. The one from your collection is a...

Great pictures. The one from your collection is a beauty!

The blade is 0.75inches (1.9 cm) wide at the shoulder with a steady taper down to the missing tip.
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
I still don't see any markings on the unmounted...

I still don't see any markings on the unmounted blade. There may be some faint etchings under the oxidation, but I don't think so.

I've attached some side-by-side pics of the blade next to other...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Well done, Dirk! That is very similar other than...

Well done, Dirk! That is very similar other than a few cosmetic embellishments.
As for the bare bade, it seems more rapier length, albeit with a missing tip. At least, it is longer that the 18th...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
AGREED! So, that got me thinking. With this gem...

AGREED!

So, that got me thinking. With this gem being part of a larger lot, I wonder if the other items at all match the item we've been discussing.

Below is a picture of the whole lot (acquired...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Well done! Thank you so much. this is exciting...

Well done! Thank you so much. this is exciting to have a piece by a known maker. :D
Thank you for providing resources to keep digging through. Like I said, this is proving to be fun
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for all the good information! I was...

Thanks for all the good information!

I was finally able to get some photos of the markings on the reverse side of the ricasso. Still hard to make out, but I'm uploading several pictures in the hope...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
So, upon taking a closer look, the grip appears...

So, upon taking a closer look, the grip appears to be wrapped, not in cord, but in a woven textile material that has been dipped in something like pitch(?). I'm attaching close-ups where you can...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Indeed. When made by and for those who knew how...

Indeed. When made by and for those who knew how to wield them, even large sword could be quite agile.
I know Pappenheim rapiers are said to have originated in 1630, a strangely specific date. I'm...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
If it is missing 6-9 inches, how badly would that...

If it is missing 6-9 inches, how badly would that effect the point of balance? I ask because it currently balance just in front of the guard. Is that where it should be? As a former competitive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,029
Posted By shayde78
Was curious if the above translation of the...

Was curious if the above translation of the inscription is at all accurate, and if the dialect can lend clues to region of origin.
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Thanks ulfberth! The total length is...

Thanks ulfberth!
The total length is 41.75"
The blade, from point to guard (excluding ricasso) is 34".
I'm also trying to make out the word on the other side of the ricasso. I think I see K E Y, or...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for the feedback so far, chaps. I agree...

Thanks for the feedback so far, chaps.
I agree that seeing a maker's stamp that didn't correspond to a known stamp gave me pause. There may be another mark on the opposite side of the ricaaso, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By shayde78
Ed, although belated, I wish to say thank you...

Ed, although belated, I wish to say thank you this extensive amount of information on the one piece. Very, very interesting.
Cheers!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, kronckew. Interesting fellows. I've...

Thank you, kronckew. Interesting fellows. I've seen a few more since I first spotted this guy.
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Mac! Don't let my delayed response...

Thank you, Mac! Don't let my delayed response diminish the fact that I'm impressed by your spot-on identification. Well done. :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shayde78
I know my Pappenheims...

...actually, I don't. Despite knowing one by sight, I realized my standard references had very little information on these. Even this esteemed forum only produced two threads when I searched for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By shayde78
A Lot of African Weapons

Happened to win these three items. They all seem to have some age, and seem to be legitimate examples (although I know that there a lot of modern Sudanese arm daggers out there, so I have the most...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By shayde78
Americal Colonial-era folding knife?

I rescued this one off of the scrap heap. It triggered in my mind that it could be an American Civil War era knife. Upon researching, I determined I was wrong by about 100 years. This looks most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By shayde78
African sickle swords as effective weapons

Digging thru the archives (one such example here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23392&highlight=sickle)) , I've noted that there seems to be a perpetuation of the belief that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd May 2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By shayde78
This is intended to hold something...but what?

Hi all,

I recently saw this item in the window of an antique shop here in town. The figure's right hand is positioned to grasp something. I would love it to be a keris holder, but the space in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By shayde78
I stumbled across this picture in a book in the...

I stumbled across this picture in a book in the clearance bin of B&N. It reminded me of this thread, so I snapped a picture to share. The primary feature is the combination of the finger choil AND...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By shayde78
I'm surprised no one has responded, so I will...

I'm surprised no one has responded, so I will give it a go.
To me, yes, this is an African spear. The socket and overall shape seem consistent with an East African origin (Sudanese??), but I yield to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,426
Posted By shayde78
Thank you both Xasterix and Detlef! This is very...

Thank you both Xasterix and Detlef! This is very helpful information, and I appreciate you both sharing your knowledge.
Best,
-Rob
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,426
Posted By shayde78
Beautiful items, everyone! Here is my recently...

Beautiful items, everyone!
Here is my recently acquired example. A few questions:
- The pommels on these seem to share a similar convention. What/who
are they intended to represent?
...
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