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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By David R
The ring on the side of the pommel cap reminds me...

The ring on the side of the pommel cap reminds me of something. I think if you search the forum you will find it diagnostic of it's origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By David R
As always hard to judge from photos, but what you...

As always hard to judge from photos, but what you have looks like a beat up but fairly standard shamshir. Riveting a stub tang to a flat plate with the profile of the hilt is the normal construction...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By David R
The screw fitting looks very 20th century, so I...

The screw fitting looks very 20th century, so I am going with it being a WW1 Trench Dagger or similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By David R
Further research now inclines me to the opinion...

Further research now inclines me to the opinion that the hilt may in fact be "Gutta-percha" a naturally occurring mould-able material in industrial use from the mid 19th century. It was used for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By David R
Bakelite hilted Kukri.

I am posting this one across more than one forum because I would realy like to know if anyone else has come across a Bakelite or other synthetic grip material used on what is evidently not a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By David R
Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting.

Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By David R
I have seen silver inlay on a Bidriware tulwar...

I have seen silver inlay on a Bidriware tulwar hilt, so I suspect it is quite a hard alloy.... And there is no reason for the inlay not to be gold.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By David R
TCole, have you had a magnet on the item to make...

TCole, have you had a magnet on the item to make sure it is not blackened/blued steel?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By David R
Hmm, Ibrahiim al Balooshi you have me wondering...

Hmm, Ibrahiim al Balooshi you have me wondering about this one i have on my wall?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By David R
Upon further inspection it turns out that the...

Upon further inspection it turns out that the belt loop isn't! It is the cover for the "tinder pouch" but sewn down permanently rather than tied or buttoned. A bit of an oddity, has anyone else seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By David R
My new Kukri.

Went to a local Arms and Militaria Fair yesterday and bought another Kukri for the collection. One of the nicest I have had in hand. Hollow ground or forged blade, an even distal taper and the hilt...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd May 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By David R
Wanted, a junk scabbard for Kukri.

Does anyone have a totally junked traditional scabbard for a Kukri? I want one to disassemble as a pattern for making new ones. The ones I have with my Kukri are shabby, and I would like to make new...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By David R
Traditionally these do tend to have short pierced...

Traditionally these do tend to have short pierced tangs held in place by a pin or nail..... so all is as should be there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By David R
Finally found a photo of mine so you can compare....

Finally found a photo of mine so you can compare. I have to say that yours is a handsome example of the type.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By David R
Speaking from personal experience ( one month...

Speaking from personal experience ( one month data inputting the Littlecote collection for the RA) there is something of dislocation between the knowledgeable and the administration at the museum....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By David R
Re. the "one piece scabbard" if the...

Re. the "one piece scabbard" if the wood is split rather than cut/sawn lengthways before working the cavity, then the join would be virtually invisible! Could this be the case here?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By David R
What you have there is a sword often referred to...

What you have there is a sword often referred to as a "Satsuma Rebellion" sword, the hilt style is distinctive of these.
The curator emeritus of the Japanese collection at the Royal Armouries Leeds...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,393
Posted By David R
The problem with any thick opaque finish is what...

The problem with any thick opaque finish is what it may hide underneath. If corrosion has started, or starts later on, the damage can be irreparable before it is noticed.
I would guess that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,687
Posted By David R
It appears on Sassanid hilts, as illustrated...

It appears on Sassanid hilts, as illustrated below, and crops up on early Shamshirs. The Armouries Leeds has a nice one on display.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,687
Posted By David R
From my files.

From my files.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,687
Posted By David R
My bet is Central Asia, Bukhara or thereabouts!

My bet is Central Asia, Bukhara or thereabouts!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By David R
The reasons, the slightly awkward proportions...

The reasons, the slightly awkward proportions married to competent manufacture, the Arabic style blade stamp, and what looks somewhat like the Afghan arsenal stamp.
I will take a second guess...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By David R
I am going to make a flying leap of deduction...

I am going to make a flying leap of deduction here, and vote for it being Afghan Army, late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By David R
A nice looking piece. Detailed pictures of the...

A nice looking piece. Detailed pictures of the barrel would help answer your question.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By David R
To me it looks very like the Byzantine battle...

To me it looks very like the Byzantine battle axe. Indications of size and provenance (where found) would clinch it.
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