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Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By broadaxe
CAVEAT EMPTOR. To me it looks like a mid-20th c....

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

To me it looks like a mid-20th c. put-together, lot of highly machined parts.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By broadaxe
Sorry to say it looks like a good replica.

Sorry to say it looks like a good replica.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By broadaxe
Please post some close-up photos.

Please post some close-up photos.
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By broadaxe
To my eye it looks like an old Scandinavian...

To my eye it looks like an old Scandinavian hewing axe (not a 'goosewing' which is different form) - something with the shadows in the photo tells me it is single-beveled , mounted on a later haft....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By broadaxe
I collect these, and to my knowledge this form is...

I collect these, and to my knowledge this form is the southern type, indeed from the Sinai, Negev an up to Jerusalem latitude, more or less. The northern type is fitted with a similar blade (or,...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By broadaxe
Also, the construction seems thin and too...

Also, the construction seems thin and too delicate, I think it will not survive any real blow with the axe blades.
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,775
Posted By broadaxe
That small dagger/knife is a generic...

That small dagger/knife is a generic west-Mediterranean dirk, carried by both sailors and land people along the shores of Spain, France, Italy and the islands nearby.
The two objects in the 1st photo...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By broadaxe
Cerjak, it seems we both agree the good blade was...

Cerjak, it seems we both agree the good blade was re-fitted. After a second look I also agree the pommel matches the guard (I'm aware of that type, just cannot put my finger on period and place)....
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By broadaxe
I believe this rapier was assembled from various...

I believe this rapier was assembled from various parts. The blade is obviously of high quality (regardless the signs of time and use), the guard was damaged intentionally with the two main branches...
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By broadaxe
Please try to weigh your axe. Heavy as full-sized...

Please try to weigh your axe. Heavy as full-sized fire axes are, 12-14 pounds sounds excessive. The long haft and heavy head were crucial for smashing into doors, or directly into wooden walls, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,958
Posted By broadaxe
"Fantasy" is not necessarily a bad...

"Fantasy" is not necessarily a bad word. There is a huge market for modern well-made custom swords, outside the circles of ethnographic weapons. This one appears to be such a sword, it was probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By broadaxe
Most surely European, probably French, as these...

Most surely European, probably French, as these were quite popular by the late 19th century. I've handled a certain amount of them, better ones have internal compression lock, Japanese-style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By broadaxe
It looks more Zanzibari to me. Check the pommel,...

It looks more Zanzibari to me. Check the pommel, and the side ring.

Edit: after checking my records, you could be right.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By broadaxe
Proper, legit fokos etc. should have much smaller...

Proper, legit fokos etc. should have much smaller head than a fire axe, because of weight in daily use, speed and momentum when being swung for fighting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,049
Posted By broadaxe
I believe this was made entirely in...

I believe this was made entirely in England:
http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=2823
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By broadaxe
It's a khanjar (=dagger, Arabic). Jambiya is a...

It's a khanjar (=dagger, Arabic). Jambiya is a term strictly used in the Arabia peninsula.
Majdal Shams = originally from Aramaic, Magdal Shamsha 'Tower of the Sun'. It is a remote, rural village...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By broadaxe
Not a Coup-Marc but a hewing axe for squaring...

Not a Coup-Marc but a hewing axe for squaring logs into beams. The blade is one sided and canted, and the short handle is correct, it was meant to be used single-handed.
There is a very similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,043
Posted By broadaxe
I think so, too. This kind is likely to be a...

I think so, too. This kind is likely to be a corsair sword (according to length and blade shape), minding that most of that region economy at that era was based upon piracy.
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By broadaxe
Well, could be. Because of the condition there is...

Well, could be. Because of the condition there is no option to see any marking or decoration to tell between. Because it was found near Moscow it can be Russian. As you probably know, Russian arms &...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By broadaxe
Appears to be Ottoman, 16th century. This could...

Appears to be Ottoman, 16th century. This could be, however, Russian, under Ottoman influence. The hammer side is typical, some are more pronounced, the lower lip sometimes joins the haft...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By broadaxe
Yep, rare British weapon of WWI, intended...

Yep, rare British weapon of WWI, intended specifically for trench warfare. Webley Mk. I, .455 caliber, fitted with its specially-designed bayonet and shoulder stock.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By broadaxe
It is a modern axe from India, the 'star' one and...

It is a modern axe from India, the 'star' one and the 'sickle' one were advertised in pairs (sometimes described as 'Mongolian battle axes'), usually at the end pages of various magazines of the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By broadaxe
Yes, noise maker for starting yacht races, early...

Yes, noise maker for starting yacht races, early 20th century.
The carriage is an homage to mid 19th c. salute cannons, of full size.
...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By broadaxe
Either a line-throwing or a signal (signal means...

Either a line-throwing or a signal (signal means for most fireworks) cannon, the trunnion arrangement is late, post-industrial revolution era, I guess late 19th century or early 20th.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By broadaxe
Re-using broken blade from modern era fencing...

Re-using broken blade from modern era fencing weapons has been very common ever since. Once the flexible blade is broken, the remaining parts are usually pretty stiff, and of high quality steel that...
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