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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,487
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi From the Emerald Isle (Ireland) I do not know...

Hi From the Emerald Isle (Ireland)
I do not know if there are any others here from Ireland
I would think there has to be as I have been bid against at auctions so there are some other ethnic weapon...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th September 2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Kmaddock
Scabbard located, many thanks to those that...

Scabbard located, many thanks to those that replied. And exactly worked out as hoped
Thanks
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you both for the info . As the binding is...

Thank you both for the info .
As the binding is in iron I taught this might indicate origin
has anyone any other examples of spears with iron binding?
Thanks
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Kmaddock
Spear with iron binding to retain head

Hi All

Finally got this spear, I put as new tread as I wanted to change title to reflect the spear.

Attached overall length 1.2 M spear with digging end and spear head.

What is unusual to me is...
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Kmaddock
distressed scabbard wanted

Hi All
would anyone have a distressed scabbard for sale
I am looking for something old and brittle just a shade over 1 inch width of blade and approx 1 foot long
no need for chape or finial and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Robert see this discussion below. Carving is...

Hi Robert

see this discussion below.

Carving is totally different but I see a lot of similarities in style
due to the hardness the carving is generally quiet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi. The handle material looks very like Bog oak...

Hi.
The handle material looks very like Bog oak to me.
This would suggest Scottish/Irish Origin.
I have done some wood carving with this material and it is very distinctive in texture especially when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kmaddock
I assume, so commission with them is 15% plus VAT!

I assume, so commission with them is 15% plus VAT!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kmaddock
On a medal forum i frequent I read the following...

On a medal forum i frequent I read the following


DNW plans to hike buyers premium to 24% from 20%, starting in September. This will mean that successful bidders will now need to add 28.8% to the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kmaddock
Ok I did use the word gamble in my post. But is...

Ok I did use the word gamble in my post.

But is it really gambling when you are putting your knowledge up against others
If you know more than the house and the other bidders it is more perhaps...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Interesting topic. My personal mantra for...

Hi
Interesting topic.
My personal mantra for purchasing, off topic but I taught I would include

do not spend more than 300 euro on an item unless I am certain
If more than more than 300 try and...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Kmaddock
Yep it is a v v senstive hair trigger I will...

Yep it is a v v senstive hair trigger
I will check what the screw does when i get a chance (I am not sure if it is siezed or not though) I will not be forcing it !
Thanks
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Fernando, I was v surprised at what i...

Thanks Fernando,

I was v surprised at what i bought it for as there were a lot of swords and guns in the auction, It just said "bring me home" and when the gavel fell on my maiden bid i was...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Kmaddock
Bullet/Stone cross bow

Hi
I purchased the attached on a whim as it was going cheap at an auction and I had no real clue as to what it is except that it was a cross bow

so i now know it is a stone bow, approx 11 mm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Kronckew Hopefully it turns out as...

Thanks Kronckew
Hopefully it turns out as something interesting we will see on Saturday cost only a few euro so worth a punt.

Yep You have Hurling summarised perfectly with that picture.
It is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Kmaddock
Info please Spear I just purchased

Hi
Just purchased the attached item (one poor picture at the moment)

it seems to to have tang type attachment of the spear head and a smaller head at the bottom end.

both heads look to have hide...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By Kmaddock
Just read an article on the gun The provenance on...

Just read an article on the gun
The provenance on this is terrible and totally made up story. You might as well buy a rusty nail in Jerusalem and say it is from the cross of our lord. Crazy
Thanks...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi A wild guess with nothing to substantiate it...

Hi
A wild guess with nothing to substantiate it would be a sword for bull fighting?
Interesting item and the brass handle does look to have some good age to it
regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Ian I too keep a similar excel sheet but I do...

Hi Ian

I too keep a similar excel sheet but I do not include the name of the buyer

I also keep a records of trades and swaps of items along with restoration costs of items.

As it is also a means...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Richard but no cant be screwed together...

Thanks Richard
but no cant be screwed together with the decoration on the outside

I was thinking along the following

the inside is v rough with all the little spikes so if i was sewing a knitted...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st June 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Kmaddock
Ivory item for identification please

Hi All
I picked up the attached ivory item in a car boot sale
Exquisite carving and screws together very tight
However I have no clue as to what it is or where it comes from
Any and all ideas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Kmaddock
You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment Hope...

You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment
Hope you like my pun!
Nice musket all the same, a Brown Bess I am guessing from the sling position and overall furniture
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By Kmaddock
Cannon ball fragments

Hi All
Fernando you mentioned you have no fragment in your collection (if I read you correctly in the previous post)

As a follow on from a recent thread on cannon balls here are some images of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks for your opinions. I can blow...

Hi All
Thanks for your opinions.
I can blow through the barrel and out the touch hole, so it could be used
Looking at it under a strong magnifying glass there is none of the circular markings going...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kmaddock
As a bomb disposal friend of mine from Holland...

As a bomb disposal friend of mine from Holland told me most accidents in his profession occur with small simple ordinance.

I was given similar cannon balls as a gift, i kept them for a week...
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