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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By spiral
Pakistan flag symbol was said a little tongue in...

Pakistan flag symbol was said a little tongue in cheek Ward, ;)

But seemed a lot more likely than the original Turkish attribution?

As for sharp edges on the brass I agree. I think you could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By spiral
Translates to { I presume. If I may be so...

Translates to { I presume. If I may be so presumptuous ;) } , it normal in some parts of the modern commercial market for these to be old barrels & locks to be installed in brand new woodwork &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By spiral
Translates to { I presume. If I may be so...

Translates to { I presume. If I may be so presumptuous ;) } , it normal in some parts of the modern commercial market for these to be old barrels & locks to be installed in brand new woodwork &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By spiral
No... It is what it says... An early 1960 Amman...

No... It is what it says... An early 1960 Amman made Shibrya..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By spiral
Looks good at a distance! But clearly all of...

Looks good at a distance!

But clearly all of the brass work & wood work is brand new....

Look at all those fresh cut sharp fresh cut brass & timber edges, unlike the worn old barrel & lock......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,377
Posted By spiral
Well I vote your know the world expert or...

Well I vote your know the world expert or interested student on these...., so I think its you who need too tell us where & when there from... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By spiral
Id guess many older dealers all over the world...

Id guess many older dealers all over the world will say that,,,,

But The worlds moving on & the dealers either need to learn the new requirements as well or they will find there out of date,,,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By spiral
I stand to be corrected, but I think UK export is...

I stand to be corrected, but I think UK export is no problem as long as Defra... Cities documents are in place?

That's legal on the UK end... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By spiral
I think You need to get the UK dealer to submit...

I think You need to get the UK dealer to submit it for dating by an expert recommended by Defra to obtain legal "cities" recognised international documents.

Runjeet on this forum from Akaal arms in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By spiral
Its a modern tourist souvenir, made to be sold to...

Its a modern tourist souvenir, made to be sold to tourists. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By spiral
I bow to my more learned colleges experience.. :)...

I bow to my more learned colleges experience.. :)

In the initial photo It looks like a hilt a friend of mine had had made in India a few years back. It appears I was wrong... :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By spiral
Yes it is a tulwar or talwar , {same word just...

Yes it is a tulwar or talwar , {same word just different imagining of how to spell it in English.}

To my eye Id say the blade is old & the is hilt brand new.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By spiral
I just found the same on the same searches! ...

I just found the same on the same searches! :D

Google will spot the market for such websites maybe?

Does no one else collect old nails? :o

Some of them are amazing! :)

Id be ok if I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By spiral
mmmmmm That nearly happens I must admit.. :D...

mmmmmm




That nearly happens I must admit.. :D

Well the copper & bronze goes in a scrap bag , but the iron ones looked very old, & will be hammered straight & added to the box of other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By spiral
A very true quote Alan. Psychologically I have...

A very true quote Alan.

Psychologically I have to agree that's probably all true.... as even collecting of unnecessary items is probably also a perversion of our innate hunting instinct, First we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,291
Posted By spiral
Some fascinating pieces lads! Thanks for...

Some fascinating pieces lads!

Thanks for sharing, its a nice thread to peruse..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By spiral
That's a Shame Alan... on all counts...:shrug:...

That's a Shame Alan... on all counts...:shrug:

I am totally sure its the reality though..

With kukris they say each finds it rightful owner too.. ;)

I guess magic combined with self...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By spiral
Wink Stubs of nails... fascinating Kronckew, Clearly...

Stubs of nails... fascinating Kronckew, Clearly second use of the timber then.

This morning, while walking the dog I picked up some larch driftwood on the beach with copper roves in it, & some oak...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By spiral
I don't disagree with what you say, but I do...

I don't disagree with what you say, but I do think those 3 pillars of the of the gun & antique trade show community that were just caught, are not immigrants, nor learnt their skills & education at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By spiral
I just was thinking of Battaras terrible loss.......

I just was thinking of Battaras terrible loss.... & the couple of large UK sword collections stolen in the last few years, the fact that these rare & exotic swords in large quantities disappear to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By spiral
Exactly indeed Jim.. I try to learn everyday.. ...

Exactly indeed Jim..

I try to learn everyday.. I am a student...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By spiral
signed for delivery I trust? ;)

signed for delivery I trust? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By spiral
They earliest known & properly dated piece is...

They earliest known & properly dated piece is not always the earliest that existed....

\for the earliest mk.1 kukri Ive ever seen was dated 1903, most prolific collectors have never seen one dated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By spiral
Excellent! As with many fields of criminality,...

Excellent!

As with many fields of criminality, Its the ones who are most charming & "legitimate" who are the most dangerous..

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By spiral
Thank you Jim, that's fascinating! spiral

Thank you Jim, that's fascinating!

spiral
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