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Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:03 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
On the one pictured it is 30mm wide at the...

On the one pictured it is 30mm wide at the ricasso and 9mm across the spine at this point .
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2018, 07:36 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
The blade is reminiscent of a Baker Rifle bayonet...

The blade is reminiscent of a Baker Rifle bayonet ... same length too
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 11:53 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
I couldnt really say ...

I couldnt really say ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 09:12 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Here is one of my Indian swords with a similar...

Here is one of my Indian swords with a similar multi fullered straight blade .
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2018, 07:14 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Without having the item in my hand, I am loath to...

Without having the item in my hand, I am loath to pass judgement ,however in the 1970 / 80s an English friend of mine ( a very skilled precision engineer ) used to make miniature wheellocks such as...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2018, 07:45 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Here is one of my Indian swords with a similar...

Here is one of my Indian swords with a similar multi fullered straight blade .
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2018, 12:33 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Can you expand on the naval vs non naval officer...

Can you expand on the naval vs non naval officer aspect of these swords re the drilled hole. Have not heard this before and it sounds rather interesting .
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2018, 12:29 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Yes , to me the crown does not look like a...

Yes , to me the crown does not look like a typical British crown of the Georgian period , it looks like a European one ...and the TOWER & GR appear to have been added later and stamped much deeper
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2018, 05:12 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
moved to another location .

moved to another location .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:14 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Absolutely Chris , obsolete bayonets are...

Absolutely Chris , obsolete bayonets are continually refashioned into sidearms or knives, both in near contemporary times and much later ... often by those who have a need for these objects but also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2018, 09:32 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you for your help

Thank you for your help
Forum: Swap Forum 5th March 2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
THE VISSER COLLECTION OF RARE & IMPORTANT ARMS Vols I & II

THE VISSER COLLECTION OF RARE & IMPORTANT ARMS Vols I & II SOTHEBY CATALOGUES . Hardback , very good used condition. . Price 50 for the pair . Postage 8 UK , 14 Europe, 25 rest of world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2018, 10:31 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you so much both of you .

Thank you so much both of you .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2018, 10:54 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2018, 03:04 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
I expect it was just fashion

I expect it was just fashion
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2018, 01:50 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Looks like an exaggerated stylised pear stalked...

Looks like an exaggerated stylised pear stalked cabasset to me .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 11:58 AM
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Views: 378
Posted By thinreadline
Excellent , thank you Detlef.

Excellent , thank you Detlef.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 08:43 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you Tim ... I thought the blade could be...

Thank you Tim ... I thought the blade could be Central African but it was the grip that foxed me , with it being so similar to Sudanese types .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By thinreadline
African dagger ..a cobbled together hybrid ?

A photo sent by a fellow collector for me to ID . Appears to be a spear blade to which a dagger handle has been added ... would welcome any opinions please.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By thinreadline
If these are British silver hallmarks they dont...

If these are British silver hallmarks they dont really make much sense ... either that , of they are too worn for my eyes to make sense of them !
There has to be the following : a Standard mark ( to...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By thinreadline
Any chance of a close up of the hallmarks Ken ?

Any chance of a close up of the hallmarks Ken ?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By thinreadline
Here is an original scabbard ... repros generally...

Here is an original scabbard ... repros generally have the stitching along one edge rather than up the centre of the back ..
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By thinreadline
this almost certainly is an Indian made Baker ......

this almost certainly is an Indian made Baker ... some authorities describe them as 'Indian State Forces' Bakers. In the 1980s World Wide Arms imported a lot of them from India , there is some debate...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By thinreadline
good suggestion Ken .

good suggestion Ken .
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 01:35 AM
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Views: 606
Posted By thinreadline
Kurust can stain your blade so I wouldnt use...

Kurust can stain your blade so I wouldnt use it.
Stubborn rust can be gently removed with a soft brass brush or using the edge of an old copper coin ..... these will not scratch the iron but will...
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