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Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Norman McCormick
JE SUIS NICE

Écosse jette des larmes pour l’un de ses plus anciens alliés.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, My one and only Indian axe. Rattan shaft...

Hi,
My one and only Indian axe. Rattan shaft with steel finial top and bottom. Blade still sharp with original red 'paint'.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Lee, This chart may be of some...

Hi Lee,
This chart may be of some use.
Regards,
Norman.

P.S. I believe this chart was designed and compiled by a Mr Spencer using some existing typology.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, It's very kind of you to ask...

Hi Rick,
It's very kind of you to ask :) Been really busy getting a wreck of a house up and running but the light is now at the end of the tunnel. I see from past posts you've been really...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,873
Posted By Norman McCormick
Anyone who wants to make politics their career...

Anyone who wants to make politics their career should automatically be barred from doing so!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Kubur, Nice rifle you've got...

Hi Kubur,
Nice rifle you've got there, do you think the upper part of the cock is a working replacement or not? I have attached a photograph of the lock on my Caucasian rifle, which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,873
Posted By Norman McCormick
Straightforward Common Sense and Political...

Straightforward Common Sense and Political Correctness appear to be as mutually exclusive in the U.S.A. as they are here in Europe.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Cathey, The cockerel would...

Hi Cathey,
The cockerel would suggest this is French rather than British.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Norman McCormick
Scotland Remembers

Scotland Remembers
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, At a guess I would...

Hi Fernando,
At a guess I would be inclined to suggest, as has already been said, a blacksmith made tool for local consumption. I did find a modern made matchet with a length of 66cm...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th April 2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Perhaps your piece...

Hi Fernando,
Perhaps your piece is similar in function to the top three in this illustration.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks to all for your continued...

Hi,
Many thanks to all for your continued interest. I have taken on board your advice and suggestions and will proceed accordingly. The items in question are Zulu type spears, 1x Iklwa and another...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks to all those who took the time...

Hi,
Many thanks to all those who took the time to answer. I take it from your replies that nobody would advocate leaving the varnish as is and that removal is the best option.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Norman McCormick
Varnished items from older collections.

Hi,
I think some of us if not most of us have come across items from older collections that have had the metal parts of an object varnished in order to protect the piece from rust. I would value...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, You may find this article of...

Hi,
You may find this article of interest.
Regards,
Norman.

http://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/199906/among.the.norse.tribes-the.remarkable.account.of.ibn.fadlan.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Norman McCormick
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Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Norman McCormick
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Norman McCormick
For family, friends and for all those that gave.

For family, friends and for all those that gave.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,936
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Print from 1820 showing quite clearly some...

Hi,
Print from 1820 showing quite clearly some weapons.
Regards,
Norman.


This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 13 of JB Fraser's 'Views in the Himala...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This is a standard Khyber knife that has...

Hi,
This is a standard Khyber knife that has been 'militarised' with the addition of a 'European' style guard presumably in the late 19th early 20thC. Unusually it is also mounted for a left...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,522
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, You could try these...

Hi Fernando,
You could try these people http://www.blackleyandson.com If they don't have a part to fit they will make it for you. Really nice gun you have there :) :cool: :)
My...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,378
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This old thread should be of interest....

Hi,
This old thread should be of interest. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10356&highlight=british+made+tulwars


Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This is the nearest I can find but still...

Hi,
This is the nearest I can find but still not right, described as a variation of the French grenadier sabre based on the 1790 model.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This is a Norwegian 1824 Infantry N.C.O....

Hi,
This is a Norwegian 1824 Infantry N.C.O. sabre, still not correct but nearer the mark re the hilt and fullered blade so I suspect either the Scandinavian countries or the Germanic countries...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,998
Posted By Norman McCormick
This is sad sad news indeed. Many will know that...

This is sad sad news indeed. Many will know that Michael was very unwell for some time and one did hope that with time he would return to us and once again give us the joy and benefit of his unique...
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