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Forum: European Armoury 29th October 2018, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Jon MB
No, can't help. But how very nice it looks!

No, can't help. But how very nice it looks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jon MB
Hi Jens, yes, I follow. Here is a link to start...

Hi Jens, yes, I follow.

Here is a link to start further reading, good for bibliography.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurgan_stelae

These Turkic stones are well documented.
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Jon MB
Nice. And mysterious. A 'chinoiserie' piece...

Nice. And mysterious. A 'chinoiserie' piece -(European in imagined Asian style)? Vietnamese?

Is the hilt on straight?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jon MB
Zavkhan province, Mongolia 2002. Turkic speaking...

Zavkhan province, Mongolia 2002.

Turkic speaking tribal memorial stone, circa 7th C.

The belts typically featured on these stones are similar to those still worn ceremonially by Kazakh men today....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jon MB
Oh! And I was just about to comment on the beauty...

Oh! And I was just about to comment on the beauty that is no. 125...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th October 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Jon MB
...

https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/Collectible-Decorated-Old-Bronze-Carved-Chinese-Ancient-animal-Sheep-Sculpture-Big-sheep-Statue/32793508594.html?isOrigTitle=true

As Josh pointed out, modern copies...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th October 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Jon MB
My guess would be Qing dynasty 18th/ 19th C. in...

My guess would be Qing dynasty 18th/ 19th C. in earlier style. Copper repousse with fire guilding. If genuine.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th October 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Jon MB
Similar to castings of 15th C. south German door...

Similar to castings of 15th C. south German door knockers. Not my field though.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th October 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Jon MB
Antique dealers may have a paranoia about...

Antique dealers may have a paranoia about anything to do with ivory at this point, antique or not.

Wouldn't write off a German connection entirely. Also wondered if could be a Japanese Meiji period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jon MB
Thank you Stu.

Thank you Stu.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th October 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Jon MB
Agree, looks like figures from the...

Agree, looks like figures from the Netherlands.

The felt covering to the base suggests a later date than the appearance and dress of the figures might first indicate.

Notice the realistic effect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jon MB
Stu, in response to your points, (I see you have...

Stu, in response to your points, (I see you have no doubt handled such pieces)
Point 1. The sizes of these additions vary. Either way the centre of balance would be shifted, which may or may not have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jon MB
Hello All. I always assumed the extensions to the...

Hello All.
I always assumed the extensions to the butt of these guns was related to either:

1) Balance when carried (possible counterwight to barrel),
2) Reloading with the butt placed on...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
Thanks Ken. Been reading up on wootz and crucible...

Thanks Ken. Been reading up on wootz and crucible steel. All very interesting. And finally grasped difference between Wootz and pattern weld. Well, more or less...

Will investigate further and take...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Jon MB
First: Proof Mark Second: Stamp of Thomas Hadley...

First: Proof Mark
Second: Stamp of Thomas Hadley of Birmingham
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
Thank you Ian. British India maybe? Local...

Thank you Ian. British India maybe? Local production, European retailer...Just some thoughts.

The breakthrough will be if anyone recognises the stamp. I have yet to clean the blade a little, but, I...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
Thanks Kubur, logical conclusion for me too....

Thanks Kubur, logical conclusion for me too.

Cartouche/ stamp anyone?
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
As this may be a post-Egypt campaign European...

As this may be a post-Egypt campaign European mamluke, maybe this thread should go to the European weapons section?
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
Thanks Corrado. Noted on the screws. It might...

Thanks Corrado. Noted on the screws. It might have been unusual to produce a heavy fighting blade in this mamluke style at that late date.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
Some more pics. Notice interesting rivets holding...

Some more pics. Notice interesting rivets holding (horn?) grips, and very sturdy cross guard.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Jon MB
Cartouche, Gold : Sabre: Shamshir

Hello All,

I would be very grateful for any comments for indentification purposes....

Blade length is 78 cm, overall 92 cm.

Many thanks in advance,

Jon B
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By Jon MB
I was told in a Swiss Post office that no bladed...

I was told in a Swiss Post office that no bladed weapons can be sent through Swiss Post overseas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,479
Posted By Jon MB
Great references on a very interesting item, many...

Great references on a very interesting item, many thanks guys!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st April 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Jon MB
Campaign/Ship's tea caddy?

Campaign/Ship's tea caddy?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jon MB
Ah yes, like the pic at the end of the series..

Ah yes, like the pic at the end of the series..
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