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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,798
Posted By Jeff Pringle
cool, thanks; I took a vacation from the fora and...

cool, thanks; I took a vacation from the fora and forgot all the proper posting manners, as soon as I re-read the instructions and take another photo or two I'll try to be a good contributor ;-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,798
Posted By Jeff Pringle
where the heck is this from?

I can't really pin it down, anyone seen similar? Hopefully me link ain't lame...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqWC98phUzp/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Forum: Swap Forum 6th April 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,077
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Sold, thanks for looking!

Sold, thanks for looking!
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 24th March 2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,791
Posted By Jeff Pringle
sold, pending closure ;-) Thanks, all!

sold, pending closure ;-)
Thanks, all!
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 21st March 2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,791
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Keris tajong

nice old blade, no obvious pamor, a chip on one side of the nose and a bit of bright red wax on one side of the handle…$400 + shipping
Forum: Swap Forum 19th March 2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,077
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Balkan knife

Time to get rid of the stuff I have not looked at in two years, first up is this knife with original fish skin (?) covered scabbard; it's big and beautiful, 27 cm blade, 39.5cm over all. I think I...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 19th March 2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,662
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Tammen De Kris - all three, HC

I love these books, but they are just too nice for me!
First edition hardcover (maybe vol. 1 is second? not sure, but it's a matched set), impossible to find…keris in photo for scale, and to keep...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,517
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Hi Ann! I found one of these last year, nice...

Hi Ann!
I found one of these last year, nice silver handle too. I have not revealed the pattern yet, though. 23" OAL... :)
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,994
Posted By Jeff Pringle
ut-oh, the photos went away! ;) I was going to...

ut-oh, the photos went away! ;)
I was going to say "Das Werkzeug des Zimmermans" by Schadwinkel has some great descriptions & photos of german axes from the 15th - 20th century, I can scan in...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,300
Posted By Jeff Pringle
It is true we have only a tiny percentage of the...

It is true we have only a tiny percentage of the era’s product to admire! The artisans of the Viking age were subject to the same limitations of technology, whims of fashion and economic restrictions...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,300
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Yes, the Viking age artisans did decorate their...

Yes, the Viking age artisans did decorate their equipment with tendrils and beasts, however on iron hilts (I think we can conclude the hilt is iron from the photo) decoration of this style was done...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,300
Posted By Jeff Pringle
I think this sword did not sell for a good...

I think this sword did not sell for a good reason, and that it would not make an ideal logo because it is not a Viking sword. The patterns on the blade are all wrong, and the decoration of the pommel...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,947
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Just ran across this article while googling for...

Just ran across this article while googling for something else, could it be a version of this pommel type?

hrcak.srce.hr/file/42051
Z. DEMO: Srednjovjekovni mačevi, VAMZ, 3. s., XVI-XVII...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,179
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Thanks ;) Paulsen separates out axes decorated...

Thanks ;)
Paulsen separates out axes decorated with stamps, punches and lines in the aforementioned book, this one not only has the stamps and punch marks but also has the remnants of some incised...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,179
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Viking Age axe from the Baltic

Here’s a wonderful example of this stylish axe type that was in use in Sweden and the Baltic region during the Viking period….

The stamped decoration is of the same type used on some of the axes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,179
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Indeed, a beautiful sword :) It does look like...

Indeed, a beautiful sword :)
It does look like the smith was doing a kirk +1, reminds me of the disposable razor wars of the last millenium :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,301
Posted By Jeff Pringle
The interesting thing about sword 8 to me is that...

The interesting thing about sword 8 to me is that it looks like sham wootz, the banding seems similar in certain significant respects – my theory is that sham is a (comparatively) low carbon pattern,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,301
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Yes, we have a difference of opinion on these ;) ...

Yes, we have a difference of opinion on these ;) :)
Regarding the facts:
1) They also come from America, so origin is immaterial
2) The shape is not consistent with ancient ingots, so symmetry or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,301
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Since the last time this topic cropped up I found...

Since the last time this topic cropped up I found another photo of an original ingot, and a good illustration or two of the crucibles used to make them (which, of course, define the shape of the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,236
Posted By Jeff Pringle
Excellent, Sidney - take the bull by the horns...

Excellent, Sidney - take the bull by the horns and run with it! ;)
I wonder if the variation in copper alloy colors could be due in part to dezincification, where oxidiation preferentially removes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,901
Posted By Jeff Pringle
It is still resting comfortably on the back...

It is still resting comfortably on the back burner ;)
I got the blade straight and cleaned it up enough to count the hagire (5) and polished the tip enough to see some nice dark koto-loking steel,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,540
Posted By Jeff Pringle
I think your theory is correct from a modern...

I think your theory is correct from a modern perspective, the seams on the back are a point of interest and source of much speculation, and I know from personal experience how hard they are to avoid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,540
Posted By Jeff Pringle
The seams sometimes seen on the spine of wootz...

The seams sometimes seen on the spine of wootz blades arrive there in three ways; they can be caused by porosity on the top of the ingot that gets stretched into fissures or cracks as the ingot is...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,236
Posted By Jeff Pringle
The Historiska Museet has done an awesome job...

The Historiska Museet has done an awesome job digitizing details about some of the items in their collection. It is cool when a museum puts good photos of their collection on line, but the SHM takes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By Jeff Pringle
The impression I got was that ‘súng...

The impression I got was that ‘súng trương’ is the correct term, that being mounted on a fortification or carriage was an important part of ‘súng thấn công.’
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