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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 10:26 PM
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Posted By David R
Moro?

Moro?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By David R
The more I see of these the more I want one for...

The more I see of these the more I want one for my own collection. Really really nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By David R
A lot of older European blades are made out of...

A lot of older European blades are made out of "Shear Steel" a forged and folded steel that was not intended to be etched, but shows a watered pattern on those occasions when it is. It is possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By David R
A very nice win indeed.

A very nice win indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By David R
The hollowed form of the blade on many African...

The hollowed form of the blade on many African spearheads is apparently a by product of using stone/pebble anvils.
Ref.M.J.Swanton 1973
The Spearheads of the Anglo-Saxon Settlements
ISBN 0 903986 01...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,145
Posted By David R
The whole Kopis-machiera-yataghan question is one...

The whole Kopis-machiera-yataghan question is one that has had me thinking for some time. Below are some of my collected pics from a variety of sources, alas I neglected to nail the references to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,464
Posted By David R
Apparently the chest was the "Estate Arms...

Apparently the chest was the "Estate Arms Chest" for a wealthy magnate during the Chartist period in the UK.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By David R
I posted a link to this to a friend who is a...

I posted a link to this to a friend who is a working gunsmith and restorer, and he thinks it a 20thC piece....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By David R
Nice piece, could be a "rescue" of a...

Nice piece, could be a "rescue" of a broken blade, done back in the day of it's use. But no matter, a very nice find whatever the history.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By David R
The blade and guard look very like some 17thC...

The blade and guard look very like some 17thC plug bayonets, though the grip would be nonfunctional in that role. Possibly regripped at a later date when plug bayonets were obsolete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By David R
In the Mary Rose Museum, and in a collection in...

In the Mary Rose Museum, and in a collection in Edinburgh ( I think in the Castle) they have original hafts for Bills and Jedburgh Axes, and they are branch wood. Natural, cut branch of round...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By David R
Something that amazed many other nations was the...

Something that amazed many other nations was the extent to which the British Empire was able to trust its "native" troops....perhaps we got something right afterall.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By David R
The Royal Armouries Association

For some time now I have been promoting and recommending this site to my friend at the Royal Armouries Leeds, and now I am going the other direction and recommending the Royal Armouries Association...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By David R
We now have a facebook page.

I hope that the moderators are ok with this, if there are problems please delete this post. However I hope and believe this will be of interest to many here....
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By David R
The Royal Armouries Association

The Royal Armouries Association was started originaly to campaign for the locating of the new R.A. Museum in Leeds, under the name of the Royal Armouries Support Group. So in fact we pre date the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By David R
An interesting meeting last night. Mr B brought...

An interesting meeting last night. Mr B brought along one of his armours, and gave a very interesting talk on the 16thC German armour industry with reference to this particular armour. This was...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By David R
Chinese made perhaps!

Chinese made perhaps!
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By David R
Tomorrow is the 28th of March, last thursday of...

Tomorrow is the 28th of March, last thursday of the month and the next RAM Group meeting, 19.30 in the RAM Library Leeds. Ian Bottomly, curator will be bringing in a original 16thC junior officers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By David R
You get a similar problem with European Medieval...

You get a similar problem with European Medieval stuff. Very well made 19thC fakes, and the modern made for reenactment reproductions...not deliberately made to deceive, but after a little wear and...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By David R
Nice photo's and an interesting subject....the...

Nice photo's and an interesting subject....the problem is a lack of anything to add. My area is more English/Welsh Longbows, rather than Continental. I know that the French tried to raise a force of...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By David R
Looks like one of the large Basilard varients to...

Looks like one of the large Basilard varients to me. Some of the Swiss and German ones are sword size, and the metal shoes of this hilt look very like the 15thC ones.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By David R
Books are a great resource, without any doubt or...

Books are a great resource, without any doubt or dispute, but there is no substitute for looking at and getting your hands on the real thing. When young I spent hours looking at the pieces in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,184
Posted By David R
Sorry to see this sad news...condolences to his...

Sorry to see this sad news...condolences to his family.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By David R
I had one some years ago, but had to sell it on...

I had one some years ago, but had to sell it on due to pressing financial difficulty.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By David R
And from me a thank you for the link...that is a...

And from me a thank you for the link...that is a very interesting site. Hmmm I think I now want another Dha, I only have a Dha Hmyaung so far.
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