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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By FenrisWolf
What I have looked at with these is not the blade...

What I have looked at with these is not the blade or even the inlay on the hilt, but the manner in which the blade and hilt are joined.Tang fitted into notch cut 2/3 way thru hilt. secured with steel...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By FenrisWolf
Great little pistol! I especially love the baby,...

Great little pistol! I especially love the baby, spring-mounted bayonet. I agree with the diagnosis as a lady's concealed carry weapon....
Forum: Swap Forum 11th September 2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,182
Posted By FenrisWolf
The two dagger-fitted tombaks and the trisula...

The two dagger-fitted tombaks and the trisula have sold.
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,473
Posted By FenrisWolf
I'm reminded of a bit of dialog from a movie...

I'm reminded of a bit of dialog from a movie called 'Barcelona', where a Spanish woman comments to an American about how violent American culture is, to which he replied, "Amercia isn't any more...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th September 2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,182
Posted By FenrisWolf
Assorted tombaks for sale

Acquired these over time from a number of different sources. PM me to ask for additional information and photos and to make offers. ...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,810
Posted By FenrisWolf
Heck, I have an old 'hunting sword' that is the...

Heck, I have an old 'hunting sword' that is the result of a chopped off broadsword blade whose profile could date to the 1300s, riveted to a piece of staghorn, with a decorated brass disk for a guard...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,563
Posted By FenrisWolf
If you've a fondness for the romanticized...

If you've a fondness for the romanticized American West, you might take a look at the Single Action Shooting Society (http://www.blackjackmcginnis.com/sassgallery/2008/index.htm), founded about...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By FenrisWolf
Not as such, more overall; blade is 3/16"...

Not as such, more overall; blade is 3/16" thick at the cut work and only tapers slightly over the length of the blade, still 1/8" thick at less than 1/2" from the point. Overall dimensions: 4" hilt,...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By FenrisWolf
Help on small dagger

Picked this up a while ago. I suspect it's Italian, possible Venetian, late 17th early 18th century, but that's strictly guesswork, any help with identifying age and/or place of manufacture would be...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,703
Posted By FenrisWolf
Dang! I hope you get answers on this piece, as I...

Dang! I hope you get answers on this piece, as I have a similar barrel and fragmentary furniture (stock is cracked and missing the lock and all fittings except buttplate) that I want to restore with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,291
Posted By FenrisWolf
Might I suggest that you replace the newspaper...

Might I suggest that you replace the newspaper with some archival acid-free paper, available at any art supply store? Newspaper is by its nature high in acid content and will over time damage that...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th August 2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,218
Posted By FenrisWolf
Put an Afghan Lohar up for...

Put an Afghan Lohar up for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,575
Posted By FenrisWolf
Two comments on the functionality of these as...

Two comments on the functionality of these as weapons as opposed to work implements. One, some of the mountain tribes used hide or metal shields in combat; the lohar would be an effective way of...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th August 2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,218
Posted By FenrisWolf
Need to raise some money

Over the next few months I will be thinning down my collection, most of which are ethnographic pieces focused primarily on the middle east, far east (India, Afghanistan) and Malaysia. My first...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th August 2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,262
Posted By FenrisWolf
The mace-like object, third from left, what can...

The mace-like object, third from left, what can you tell me about it? And is the riding crop a concealed blade? Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2007, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By FenrisWolf
Rather an amusing evolution, though. The...

Rather an amusing evolution, though. The decorative finials recall a time when sharpened spear heads were mounted on the top of much higher walls to help discourage the revolting peasants from,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,285
Posted By FenrisWolf
Not sure, and hopefully someone more familiar...

Not sure, and hopefully someone more familiar with the genre will fill in the blanks, but this looks like one I saw described as a souvenir 'Victory' naval dirk, one that was mass produced ans sold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,138
Posted By FenrisWolf
All it takes is one or two new collectors with...

All it takes is one or two new collectors with deep pockets and not much knowledge to skew the sales on a specific item, especially if you have buyers who want to start collecting edged weapons but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 51,676
Posted By FenrisWolf
Oddly enough, given all its numerous other flaws,...

Oddly enough, given all its numerous other flaws, in this area it's relatively accurate, although a loincloth and mantle counts as overdressed. Friezes, mosaics and pottery from the time depict...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 51,676
Posted By FenrisWolf
Not to detract from all things Middle Eastern and...

Not to detract from all things Middle Eastern and SE Asian, but what are some of the better films as far as the European Dark Ages? I was just watching "The 13th Warrior" again, which is one of...
Forum: Swap Forum 1st April 2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,045
Posted By FenrisWolf
The flyssa is still pictured. What's its current...

The flyssa is still pictured. What's its current status?
Forum: Swap Forum 25th March 2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,045
Posted By FenrisWolf
emailed you pics of the katar, wanted to make...

emailed you pics of the katar, wanted to make sure you received them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By FenrisWolf
Sounds like a candidate for an unofficial...

Sounds like a candidate for an unofficial 'P.T.Barnum' award, given to merchants who espouse the great man's trueism: "There's a sucker born every minute!" :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,091
Posted By FenrisWolf
Just to clarify the bucket o' worms UK weapons...

Just to clarify the bucket o' worms UK weapons collectors are facing:

From Wikipedia:

Parliamentary sovereignty, parliamentary supremacy, or legislative supremacy is a concept in constitutional law...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,091
Posted By FenrisWolf
Trust me, the way the climate is in the UK, once...

Trust me, the way the climate is in the UK, once a law like this makes it onto the Parliament floor, getting it passed is little more than a formality. Don't compare the way politics works in the US...
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