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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By Helleri
Looks like a fowler too me.

Looks like a fowler too me.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,291
Posted By Helleri
It's really interesting how a small change shows...

It's really interesting how a small change shows a fairly substantial difference in primary function. Also I'd suspect (from how you describe their use) that the top image is the English/American...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Helleri
The leather looks significantly darker in the...

The leather looks significantly darker in the restored images. I do hope you didn't use a stain without re-hydrating it first.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By Helleri
A minor point of correction through...

A minor point of correction through clarification. It would not be a "copper alloy" but a "high-copper alloy". I know it's barely relevant and doesn't seem all that important but there is a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,291
Posted By Helleri
Thought this would be an interesting addition to...

Thought this would be an interesting addition to this line of sub-topic. I found these yesterday in some stuff my boss has while helping him sort/organize his lean-to storage.

...

This pair of...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,291
Posted By Helleri
Not to stir the pot. But the presence of langets...

Not to stir the pot. But the presence of langets doesn't necessarily indicate that the implement is weaponized. Though not the most common of features langets do appear on plenty of tool use only...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Helleri
The idea that prehistoric people used things like...

The idea that prehistoric people used things like reed boats and rafts to get to the Americas before the formation of Beringia has been speculatively fielded before. This may well be substantial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Helleri
...When the hilt is just right.

...When the hilt is just right.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Helleri
Interesting read. Hadn't come across this notion...

Interesting read. Hadn't come across this notion before. Though I don't really see how any of that makes it a hoax. There are a lot of treatises that are basically just like this. Containing a lot of...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By Helleri
The rails appear to have been both soldered and...

The rails appear to have been both soldered and brazed. Is this common or does it indicate an attempt at repair at some point past initial construction?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,702
Posted By Helleri
Just as a matter of curiosity would it be...

Just as a matter of curiosity would it be possible to get a picture of the inside of the sleeve?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Helleri
Time/place of creation I can't help with. Usage I...

Time/place of creation I can't help with. Usage I can help with. You want a book called Manual Of The Baratero: The Art of Handling the Navaja, the Knife, and the Scissors of the Gypsies. It's the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th October 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Helleri
Sorry for the late reply... So firstly, the...

Sorry for the late reply...


So firstly, the whole magnet to test for cast iron thing is a myth. Magnets will readily attract to cast iron as they would any room temperature ferrous metal. All a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By Helleri
I think it might be a bit of a stretch to call...

I think it might be a bit of a stretch to call that cruciform. I mean if that's cruciform in it's outline then we could say the same of most Tulwar hilts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,033
Posted By Helleri
It's interesting that you say scepter. Scepters...

It's interesting that you say scepter. Scepters or something scepter like have long been used in cultures all over the world as symbols of power. A scepter is basically a very ornate club or mace...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Helleri
Understanding what we are talking about is...

Understanding what we are talking about is probably the most important thing. Which is why I like specifics like this. What I'm getting is that Jambiya is not cladistic or basal to the family of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Helleri
Bit of an aside. But I made a joke sometime back...

Bit of an aside. But I made a joke sometime back on the topic of why these are so often so large which I thought worth sharing. That being they have additional purposes of being a spade to bury the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Helleri
Do such daggers also fit broadly into the...

Do such daggers also fit broadly into the category of Jambiya?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Helleri
I didn't know the man but I always feel a sudden...

I didn't know the man but I always feel a sudden hollow in the gut when I hear of people who sound like they had a wealth of knowledge on things that far too few concern themselves with pass away....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Helleri
Scabbard cover material definitely looks right...

Scabbard cover material definitely looks right for young crocodile. Weirdly wrapped though. Hard to tell if it's a lower under belly and upper tail or half belly and side cut. Is it continuous (is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Helleri
I would definitely agree that it appears to be...

I would definitely agree that it appears to be more like horn or antler than bone.
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Helleri
The nice thing about sectional armor (as apposed...

The nice thing about sectional armor (as apposed to mono-pieces) is that you can likely have replaced just a brim, lobe, a few rivets or a band relatively quickly (and I'd imagine inexpensively). I...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By Helleri
I know these are also present on brush axes...

I know these are also present on brush axes (about the largest category of billhook?) Which is basically the more heavy duty version of a scythe. You get at the actual undergrowth with it that a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,727
Posted By Helleri
Great information thanks. It occurs to me that...

Great information thanks. It occurs to me that "hand cannon" is still colloquially used to occasionally refer to very large revolvers with a caliber that makes for a lot of stopping power. It's...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Helleri
I'm thinking this is an economy helmet or a rush...

I'm thinking this is an economy helmet or a rush job. Armor was made in all grades, for all price points just about. Articulated plates vs. A solid piece that looks right from a distance... The...
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