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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Kmaddock
Kukuri with tulwar handle and Koftgari blade

Hi

Just picked this up tonight and I think it is special.

blade 500mm long and handle another 120 mm.

Lovely Koftgari with what looks to me as Arabic writing on the blade (according to lady in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Kmaddock
You have posted 2 lovely Pata, this the last...

You have posted 2 lovely Pata, this the last Indian sword type on my wish list
well done on such acquisitions.

I look forward to learning more as you have prompted me to be more proactive in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Nice item alright but mine is bigger...

Hi

Nice item alright but mine is bigger ;-)

see this thread

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26169


They would be a good pairing. There are no markings on mine at all. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Tim for the pointer I have had a good...

Thanks Tim for the pointer
I have had a good search around but cant find anything similar
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Kmaddock
Unusual club for identification, south African maybe?

HI All and happy Christmas to you everyone.

I got this club as part of a deal and have no idea on it?

It is timber shafted 59 cm long with a 20 mm diameter shaft

head is 11 cm long and approx. 60...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Kmaddock
Happy Christmas all, Thanks for all the advice...

Happy Christmas all,

Thanks for all the advice information and chat over the year.

This year I gathered a surprising amount of items against the Covid odds hopefully next year brings us all more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Kmaddock
Zulu Knobber/Knobkerrie info

Hi.

I have had my eye out for one of these for a while and found one for sale in mixed auction lot.

Would anyone who is reasonably knowledgeable on these items be prepared to take a PM off me with...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,486
Posted By Kmaddock
Great looking item It looks like a real multi...

Great looking item

It looks like a real multi tool of a weapon with spikes and blades in all directions, like the African throwing knives in a way.

Personally I take a similar approach to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By Kmaddock
Totally can relate to this I have had 3 fully...

Totally can relate to this
I have had 3 fully loaded weapons in my collection
2 were easy enough to get ball and charge out of

The brown bess was a lot more troublesome
I had to weld a wood screw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Interesting item I was wondering what age...

Hi
Interesting item
I was wondering what age would you put on this club
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Kubur for your kind words I did not think...

Thanks Kubur for your kind words

I did not think it was anything special other than a Dahl, I actually prefer the Sudanese shield I posted earlier.

I did think it was particularly large though...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Kmaddock
My new Dahl Shield

Hi All,

I got this Indian Dahl shield with the Sudanese shield I put up last week.(seeing as we seem to have lot of shield discussion going on at the moment I taught I would put it up)

Large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Kmaddock
we see a red skin under surface ( not...

we see a red skin under surface ( not transluscent, don't think rhino back )
maybe it will stay like that or becomes already lighter...


is translucence in Dahl leather an indication of Rhino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Kmaddock
To be honest there are elements I do not like I...

To be honest there are elements I do not like

I do not like how the Cho/Notch is not finished
The different fonts on the 1917 is worrying
and the scabbard does not look 103 years old to me

also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Stu, I have never had much luck in...

Thanks Stu,

I have never had much luck in finding out origins of Bows that I come across but I needed to purchase something, saw this in one of my haunts and decided to bring it home.
I have found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By Kmaddock
Bamboo Bow and arrow set

Hi All
I know bow and arrows are v difficult to identify but here goes

The metal work on the arrow tip attracted me to the set, some old varnish on The arrows always gets me thinking of old.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,226
Posted By Kmaddock
I just looked up Neatsfoot oil and Pecards and...

I just looked up Neatsfoot oil and Pecards and got the following.

Neatsfoot oil is used as a conditioning, softening and preservative agent for leather.

Then for Pecard they again mention in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,226
Posted By Kmaddock
Yes a pity i dd not take pictures before, I ...

Yes a pity i dd not take pictures before,
I taught it was going to be a right off of a job so I could see no point in reminding myself of what went wrong

I will mock up what I did and take...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,226
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Colin, I am glad you posted after I got my...

Hi Colin,

I am glad you posted after I got my shield as I would have been set up for disappointment.

I took no beforehand pics unfortunately.

I soaked shield totally immersed for 3 hours in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By Kmaddock
When looking for a quick quide on what I might...

When looking for a quick quide on what I might have


I use Lew's collection as my first point of reference

http://vikingsword.com/lew/archive.html


I never communicated with this man but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,226
Posted By Kmaddock
Warped leather shield how to rectify?

Hi All
No pictures as yet
I have just purchased 2 shields and a Tulwar
Dahl and a Sudanese Beja shield
The sudanese one is quiet warped and folded (saw them in an antique shop a while back and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for the link I think the item might be...

Thanks for the link
I think the item might be african currency as there seems to be similar looking items on the web site you sent on
Much appreciated
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi What web site is African Arms I am unaware...

Hi
What web site is African Arms I am unaware such a web site
Thanks
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,024
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Gonzoadler, The ferrule in your blade look...

Hi Gonzoadler,

The ferrule in your blade look like they were milled out which strikes me as being a bit unusual , handle nearly identical to how mine was.

Regards

Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By Kmaddock
African whats it?

Hi All,

Got this item in a job lot.

Looking at pictures before i saw item in hand I taught it was a congolese short sword but the blade is wafer thin 2 mm or so and quiet flexible and...
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