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Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Oliver, Had a straightforward one...

Hi Oliver,
Had a straightforward one of these ages ago and have handled a couple more but I have never seen this particular configuration. A word of caution which you are probably aware...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I have a sword which appears to be...

Hi,
I have a sword which appears to be somewhat similar to yours and the blade is, as far as I can determine, locally made in India and not a repurposed European blade. Can you specify whether you...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, 1796 pattern L.C. officers sword...

Hi,
1796 pattern L.C. officers sword manufactured between 1796 and 1801, G stamp visible as one of the langets has been broken off. I also have an 1821 pattern L.C. troopers sword with hilt, blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of...

Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of latest addition to my e-mail.
Kind Regards,
Norman
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, A SHRINKING SPORRAN...

Hi Fernando,
A SHRINKING SPORRAN aaaaaaagh :eek: :eek: :eek: blasphemy sheer blasphemy!!!!!! :D

Just following an old tradition, have you never heard of Thomas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, David, thank you for the illustration and...

Hi,
David, thank you for the illustration and clarification :)
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ariel, Scottish backswords and...

Hi Ariel,
Scottish backswords and broadswords are well known for multi fullered blades. These blades are European in origin with lots from the Solingen manufactories. Some have fullering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bob, The cord, is as far as I'm...

Hi Bob,
The cord, is as far as I'm aware, contemporary with the rest of the armour.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks for the kind words and...

Hi,
Many thanks for the kind words and information. I have a few questions. Who was likely to wear this kind of armour? I have the impression that it was probably a retainer rather than anyone of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
More photographs. Regards, Norman.

More photographs.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Norman McCormick
Part Japanese Armour

Hi,
I have absolutely no experience with Japanese items apart from a sword which I sold some 40 odd years ago. I know the arm guards are Kote and the thigh guard is Haidate and that is it,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,269
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Many thanks for the...

Hi Fernando,
Many thanks for the further info.
Kind Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ken, It does look like there are...

Hi Ken,
It does look like there are remnants of a scabbard but it is difficult to be sure. Dyed ivory is indeed a well known form of embellishment but not common.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thank you Tatyana. A Forum Member translated the...

Thank you Tatyana. A Forum Member translated the script on my blade which if you look at yours and mine side by side look very similar. The transition was as follows: The long inscription panel...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By Norman McCormick
Exactly! Regards, Norman.

Exactly!
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Tatyana, Unusual and...

Hi Tatyana,
Unusual and interesting piece and yes if only these could talk and tell their stories. Here is my rather battered Persian trade blade of similar style for comparison.
My...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,269
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks to all for the continued...

Hi,
Many thanks to all for the continued interest, info and advice.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Norman McCormick
Most certainly highly probable.

Most certainly highly probable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Could possibly be an Indian Jarid, I think...

Hi,
Could possibly be an Indian Jarid, I think you might be better posting it on the Ethno Forum.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By Norman McCormick
[QUOTE=Roland_M]Sweet spot and center of...

[QUOTE=Roland_M]Sweet spot and center of percussion are terms from Baseball. I have serious doubts, that we can use such terms for describing swords. Because the specification is quite different.
At...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,269
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Barrel definitely made in...

Hi,
Barrel definitely made in U.K.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, You appear to have the 2nd...

Hi Wayne,
You appear to have the 2nd pattern from 1801, whether it is an original or not I have no idea. This site seems to have pictures of all the variants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Detlef, This is an Indian axe of...

Hi Detlef,
This is an Indian axe of mine that also has red pigment used to accentuate the designs. I never quite managed to I.D. with absolute certainty the when and the where although...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, I think this is an older...

Hi Wayne,
I think this is an older repro 60's 70's, a company called HHandCO.com have it listed as S7 in their catalogue.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, I thought I'd seen this...

Hi Wayne,
I thought I'd seen this type of sabre somewhere before and unfortunately I am the bearer of bad tidings ...
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