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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Re. the Trisula in lower right...

Re. the Trisula in lower right hand;

"Trisula , from Trident,
Symbol of Siva.
None of the other weapons, -sword, axe, arrow, have a similar ritual significance.
Survivals found from Iron Age...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Steve, David means it is steel or iron, (Both...

Steve,

David means it is steel or iron, (Both magnetic), Not toothpaste tubes.
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando, I was being unrealistic maybe,...

Dear Fernando,

I was being unrealistic maybe, when I believed that the majority of the collection would be staying together in the hands of Michael's friend.

If it is to be weeded regularly, my...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Pukka Bundook
James, It's very sad to hear that more of...

James,

It's very sad to hear that more of Michael's collection is being dispersed.

While this forum doesn't accommodate newly made pieces, I would be very interested to see your progress...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Pukka Bundook
It Is a tulwar hilt, Jens. That is for sure.

It Is a tulwar hilt, Jens. That is for sure.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Good morning Jens, and Happy Easter! The loop on...

Good morning Jens, and Happy Easter!

The loop on the leather-covered scabbard may have lasted as long as the average scabbard.
By this I mean that if (In an organised day and age) scabbards became...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jens, Is there any accounting for the 'fish...

Jens,

Is there any accounting for the 'fish tail' and the loop being always found together? It is interesting that loops do not appear to have been used on scabbards with no fish tail. I wonder...
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Fernando, To quote you; "Just think of...

Fernando,

To quote you;
"Just think of it as being genuine Spanish barrels for exports, receiving a French inspection countermark at arrival ".

This may be Very close to the truth!

Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Indeed Fernando! We come full circle and...

Indeed Fernando!

We come full circle and wonder why French marks.

In "An Essay On Shooting" (1797) we read that fake marks were common and very hard to tell from the real thing, so it appears...
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Please pardon the double post, but Fernando, In...

Please pardon the double post, but Fernando,

In this thread (see below)

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=227443

You showed L Santos marks in Lavin, (with miniscule S) and also L...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Again, a Very helpful reply Fernando! I believe...

Again, a Very helpful reply Fernando!

I believe you are right; That Laborde did not make the barrels. Most gunsmiths bought in their barrels and I see this as most likely in this case.
If...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Fernando my friend, You are a very useful...

Fernando my friend, You are a very useful chap!
Thank you for this reply.
On these stampings, the L for Luis is followed by a miniscule Dot, so apparently Not the real deal. This has been driving me...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Gents, there is much to ponder over on this...

Gents, there is much to ponder over on this one.

Thanks for all the thoughts.
DaleH. Welcome, glad to see you can now post!

The marks on the barrel are those of Luis Santos, and whether they are...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando, Of course you are right. Laborde...

Dear Fernando,

Of course you are right. Laborde it is. Getting things wrong is the only way I get them at the moment!

Thank you for the old French Surname. This is a good start.

Much to puzzle...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Barrel markings interpretation ?

Good morning gentlemen,
I have a mystery on my hands; It is an early double -barreled flintlock sporting gun, barrels marked Luis Santos, Locks by Labarde, Paris, and apparently re-stocked in...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Pukka Bundook
In the early 19th Century, Great Britain was...

In the early 19th Century, Great Britain was short of muskets to counter the "Invasion threat" from France, so did purchase so many thousand muskets from Belgium, made to the India Pattern I...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando K, Thank you for the link! I find...

Dear Fernando K,

Thank you for the link!

I find it very interesting that in this punzon, (See I remembered Fernado!)
The lion is holding in his paw what appears to be a bunch of flowers, the same...
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Thank you Gentlemen. There appears quite a...

Thank you Gentlemen.

There appears quite a variety of stamps used. I had expected one to have been used rather than numerous closely related specimens.

Thank again for clarifying the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Thank you for your replies and the information...

Thank you for your replies and the information Gentlemen.

Fernando my friend,
I will be sure to remember Punzon in future. :)

Fernando K,

It is very kind of you to add further information.
I am...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Poincon Identification?

Dear friends,
attached is a photo of a poincon found on a pair of 18th C Madrid gun barrels.

I have no information on Luis Santos, other than he was father to Juan Santos. Any further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Pukka Bundook
That is a gem, Bob! I agree, it is everything...

That is a gem, Bob!

I agree, it is everything you could want in one of these.
Fantastic piece and condition.

Congrats!!

Richard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Roland, You know more about this than I do, and...

Roland,

You know more about this than I do, and cannot think I could add anything to what you describe above.
I did not know if all Indian barrels were etched, as I have a couple that are very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Roland, I can not answer for Steve, but would...

Roland,

I can not answer for Steve, but would like to say that etching and browning are separate proceedures.
I know you know this already, but sometimes it can get confused.
A browned barrel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Archer, Please do not hold your breath on the...

Archer,

Please do not hold your breath on the clay balls! You will go a funny colour.

The ground is very frozen and must thaw first, and before that, the foot or two of snow must melt. It has...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By Pukka Bundook
The type of hay -knife I used as a lad, looked...

The type of hay -knife I used as a lad, looked closest to N0 1883. (Heart shaped, ) These would be about 16 " wide at the top of the 'heart'. (40 CM)

One point if I may;
Some working tools will...
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