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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th February 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By Royston
It does indeed, but I don't believe it.

It does indeed, but I don't believe it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Royston
Go Slow

Has anyone been having problems getting into the site?
Takes me ages now.

I am not having troubles when any other sites so I don't think it's my computer.

regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st April 2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By Royston
Wooden container for I.D

A recent purchase.
Any ideas as to what it is for and where it comes from ?

Appears totally impractical for liquids as it would pour very badly and need to be tipped upside-down to completely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By Royston
Am I correct in thinking that these are very very...

Am I correct in thinking that these are very very rare ?
I have been collecting for over 40 years and never seen one let alone owned one.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,460
Posted By Royston
Very nice and the photos are impressive as well.

Very nice and the photos are impressive as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By Royston
It looks to me as though someone has used the...

It looks to me as though someone has used the centre section of a Naga spear with the hair, re-attached the bottom spike and added the top piece. For use as a rest or crutch ?

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,427
Posted By Royston
Is it a Whitworth rifle that has been...

Is it a Whitworth rifle that has been "localised"?

Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By Royston
An old friend of mine worked on a tea plantation...

An old friend of mine worked on a tea plantation in the 50's for a couple of years. He told me that there was quite a problem with tools going missing for "recycling".

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th January 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Royston
Thanks Colin That is what I was thinking...

Thanks Colin

That is what I was thinking of.

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Royston
Detlef What about the Solor Stick sword ? You...

Detlef

What about the Solor Stick sword ?

You have a post on this dated 13th March 2016

Cheers
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Royston
I see what you mean Ken, but these are much...

I see what you mean Ken, but these are much heavier and thicker than any stirrup cups that I have handled. Also the flaked off horn inside indicates that they have been attached to horns at some...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th January 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Royston
Horn decorations?

A pair of tips / covers / protectors or just decorations.

When I bought them I was hoping that they may have been for elephant tusk but looking inside there appears to be traces of horn so I guess...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By Royston
Thanks everyone. I will clean in the new year and...

Thanks everyone.
I will clean in the new year and post some more photos.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By Royston
Marius It is sharp. The base is 9mm thick 5cm...

Marius

It is sharp.

The base is 9mm thick
5cm from the top it is 2mm

Timo - see photo, it is the same symbol each side.

cheers
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By Royston
Chinese Glaive

A recent addition to the collection

I am calling it a Chinese Glaive until those with more knowledge correct me.
Just over 6 ft long with a 22 inch head.
The mounts are iron.
The pole could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By Royston
OK I have answered my own question about the...

OK

I have answered my own question about the holes. I have just found a picture showing how the iron is attached.

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By Royston
Thanks Gents I think it could have had two iron...

Thanks Gents

I think it could have had two iron guards as the holes go all the way through the wooden cross guards - or is this normal ?
I do have two more, much plainer examples. One of them has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By Royston
Kampilan

We do not see many of these in the UK, so I was pleased to get this yesterday.
Excuse the photos, my abilities with cameras appear to get worse.

Anyway, comments please.

Total length 37" with a 28"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By Royston
I had not considered a cartridge head but it...

I had not considered a cartridge head but it certainly looks like one.
I agree about the crown and arrow, so perhaps it was just a local trying to "fit in"

Thanks
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By Royston
Afghan Choora / Karud with stamps for I.D

I'm guessing it is an Afghan sharp pointy thing.

Well made with close fitting bone grips.

Quite small at only 30 cms long

What is unusual are the markings.

Any one know what they are ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,324
Posted By Royston
A few years ago I was allowed into the basement...

A few years ago I was allowed into the basement of a museum with the curator. I could not believe the amount of items that were stored there. Items which any collector would be dribbling over. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,561
Posted By Royston
Glad that is sorted out then :D

Glad that is sorted out then
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,561
Posted By Royston
Thanks Gents, you are probably right. In it's...

Thanks Gents, you are probably right.

In it's defence though, I would say two things.

The tip is not flimsy, I think it would penetrate mail.

As to functionality, a quick look at the archives here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,561
Posted By Royston
Unusual Indian dagger / short sword

I have been following the thread on the "Karud" with much interest.
It has prompted me to dig this out and ask for name suggestions.

Mail-piercing, double pointed, curved, single-edged short sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By Royston
VERY useful. Thanks a lot. Regards Roy

VERY useful.
Thanks a lot.

Regards
Roy
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