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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By vilhelmsson
Hi Jim, As a new member, I must say that I've...

Hi Jim,

As a new member, I must say that I've seen some of what you refer to. However, I must say that I think the members of this forum are much more polite than, for example, another major forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By vilhelmsson
I've had a conversation with a US Customs...

I've had a conversation with a US Customs Specialist about this recently, and he was very helpful. He's based in Alaska with the Walrus Ivory Taskforce. If you're shipping to the US, he's a good...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By vilhelmsson
FWIW, I reviewed my copy of Blades and Barrels,...

FWIW, I reviewed my copy of Blades and Barrels, and there is only one pepperbox sword in the book. It was made by Robert Lawton under US Patent number 481, and it does not resemble your sword.

There...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th August 2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By vilhelmsson
Nice painting! We should probably forget many...

Nice painting!

We should probably forget many Americans' first intro to the sport, the tragically anachronistic, Rambo 3. https://youtu.be/VkZq52nqb_Q
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you all. I think the observations that the...

Thank you all. I think the observations that the sword originally had a guard are correct. The photo below makes it look as if something was originally attached to the top of the hill. And the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By vilhelmsson
Fernando, I wasn't sure if the curl of a 'J' was...

Fernando, I wasn't sure if the curl of a 'J' was obscured by corrosion, but on second and third and fourth glance at the photo, it looks like you're right and this bladesmith was really Latining it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thoughts on this Nimcha(?)

Hello,

I recently picked up a Nimcha, I believe, at auction. It caught my eye because the blade has some interesting marks.

The auctioneer billed it as a 19th century horn hilt with silver. And...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,171
Posted By vilhelmsson
I purchased at Czerny's March auction. The...

I purchased at Czerny's March auction. The shipping price wasn't too bad. 210 euros for 2 swords and a chainmail shirt to the US.

But there were fish and wildlife holds in Italy and the US, as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
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: 703
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: 703
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: 703
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: 2,872
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: 2,872
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: 829
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: 829
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: 829
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: 829
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: 1,567
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: 757
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: 3,396
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: 3,396
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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