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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By chevalier
i meant that it was more of a cavalry weapon and...

i meant that it was more of a cavalry weapon and not a naval one.

and since alot of north african cavalry was of the camel variety, there you go.

sorry for the unintentional obtuseness.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,092
Posted By chevalier
"camelback" nimcha?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/nimcha.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/nimcha2.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/nimcha3.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,515
Posted By chevalier
the swedes had contact with the ottomans during...

the swedes had contact with the ottomans during the 17th-18th centuries as evidenced by this article


http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/198701/the.swedish.connection.htm
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,171
Posted By chevalier
on another point, i find it extremely...

on another point, i find it extremely interesting that the comanches where able during the period between 1800 - 1860 to raid as far south as guatemala and honduras and made almost regular forays as...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,171
Posted By chevalier
ive reread the passage in "the comanchero...

ive reread the passage in "the comanchero frontier" dealing with the lances and it refers to the new mexican lances and tomahawks being "lighter and more graceful" than the british or american trade...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,171
Posted By chevalier
spanish colonial lances

lances where used in new mexico as a mans primary weapon in new mexico right up through the early-mid 1800s as the settlers had relatively few firearms until the mid 1800s. i was wondering if anyone...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By chevalier
i love the point on that blade. could this be...

i love the point on that blade.


could this be dutch (maybe even VOC, just without the company mark?)
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By chevalier
im going to take a stab in the dark and say its...

im going to take a stab in the dark and say its french (or perhaps american)
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By chevalier
where most english blades in the middle ages indigenously made?

..or where they too imported from frankish swordmakers?



this is a continuation of my "viking - frankish sword connection" thread.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By chevalier
i also seem to remember one or mulitple popes...

i also seem to remember one or mulitple popes issueing edicts during that time that european swordsmiths where, on pain of death, not to "ply their wares among the muslims" or something to that...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By chevalier
i was about to say the same thing celtan just...

i was about to say the same thing celtan just said. the arabs where known to have highly desired frankish swords above their own weapons (the only reason i can guess for this was that the frankish...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By chevalier
true or false: most viking blades where frankish

id always thought viking swords had been locally forged until recently when i read somewhere that most norse/danish/swedish viking blades where actually frankish in origin.


is this true?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By chevalier
mystery weapons

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/beltsword.jpg


indian belt sword?



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/scimitar.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,549
Posted By chevalier
ive been thinking of obtaining a del tin...

ive been thinking of obtaining a del tin schiavona since the originals run in the 10's of thousands and are for all intents and purposes out of my reach at this point.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By chevalier
dont see these everyday.........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=290259351025



love these "tegha" style of heavy blades, not sure theyd be good in hand to hand combat though? one good...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th September 2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By chevalier
im interested in the moro swords book, however it...

im interested in the moro swords book, however it might be a while before i can afford it.
Forum: Swap Forum 18th September 2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,936
Posted By chevalier
is it for the most part in dutch?

is it for the most part in dutch?
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By chevalier
here it...

here it is:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/leonardo.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By chevalier
ahh, i had thought falchions where used as late...

ahh, i had thought falchions where used as late as the 1500s, at least in the italian city states (florence/pavia/milan, ect) ive seen them used in many paintings by leonardo davinci ect.
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By chevalier
falchions used in colonial americas?

did the spanish settlers/conquistadors ever use falchions in the new world? did the english??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By chevalier
thats what im saying! the same falcata could be...

thats what im saying! the same falcata could be had for $175 at museum replicas. hell, ive seen it for less tham $100 from multiple places.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By chevalier
this is hilarious

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=200252189926



will these people throw money at anything?????????????????
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By chevalier
i was thinking of the spanish period: 419-711 AD.

i was thinking of the spanish period: 419-711 AD.
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By chevalier
surviving visgothic swords?

has anyone seen any?
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By chevalier
they could be, im trying to find more info on...

they could be, im trying to find more info on A.W. Spies, apprently he was also a firearms manufacturer/dealer....
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