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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By G. McCormack
even if the welds were weak, the only thing I can...

even if the welds were weak, the only thing I can think of to cause that sort of failure would be a severe bend and subsequent straightening with bending and hammering. Pretty interesting.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By G. McCormack
It will strip down to bare metal, and in my...

It will strip down to bare metal, and in my experience, yes it does etch further.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,643
Posted By G. McCormack
one thing to consider is she appears to be using...

one thing to consider is she appears to be using extremely light arrows and I can't imagine the draw of that bow is more than 35 pounds at that length of pull. I'd be tempted to equate it to modern,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By G. McCormack
I always recommend the Museo Stibbert to folks...

I always recommend the Museo Stibbert to folks headed to Florence. Hope you have fun. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By G. McCormack
Christek- Your tulwar hilts are designed with...

Christek-

Your tulwar hilts are designed with the same intent as many viking hilts. The goal is to lock the hand in place. The wrist is disabled. It's less about hand size, but more about no little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By G. McCormack
Great looking throwers. Do you have a favorite?...

Great looking throwers. Do you have a favorite? Have you done any atlatl practice?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By G. McCormack
my impression is that silica type impurities took...

my impression is that silica type impurities took that golden hue from the etch, revealing a normal folded and welded structure. Was your etchant brand new and clean, or had it been used before?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By G. McCormack
Looks like an old nimcha guard with a new Indian...

Looks like an old nimcha guard with a new Indian blade and grip.
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By G. McCormack
I'm sure others can be more helpful, but you...

I'm sure others can be more helpful, but you might take a look at the Charleville 1777 bayonets.

Cheers
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By G. McCormack
Nice genuine piece David, good find

Nice genuine piece David, good find
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By G. McCormack
Josh, stone tools and weapons perform very...

Josh, stone tools and weapons perform very differently than metal ones. They are designed and work differently. I suggest you head over to the paleoplanet forums at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By G. McCormack
Beautiful piece! Anyone consider the koftgari...

Beautiful piece! Anyone consider the koftgari could be a recent addition?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By G. McCormack
Cool looking blade. Sadly it looks like it's lost...

Cool looking blade. Sadly it looks like it's lost half of it's heat treat, if it was ever hardened.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By G. McCormack
Hmm, no conifers in Yorkshire Dales or Peak...

Hmm, no conifers in Yorkshire Dales or Peak District National Parks?

Well, there is always fish glue or any other hide glue!
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By G. McCormack
Hah, that would be interesting. There are...

Hah, that would be interesting. There are certainly plenty of guns and knives made today that are rather impractical but are made for fun and experimentation. :)
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,180
Posted By G. McCormack
of course, now seeing the electrical welding...

of course, now seeing the electrical welding post, that's totally another matter, and moves beyond any definition of 'conservation'

Regards,


Garrett
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,180
Posted By G. McCormack
Guys, Don't freak out too much on Evgeny here....

Guys, Don't freak out too much on Evgeny here.

Iron/Steel objects are very challenging. In a conservation lab setting, washing to remove the different chlorides and mechanical cleaning are very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By G. McCormack
David where are you located? Maybe we can...

David where are you located? Maybe we can brainstorm some local materials for you to try. :)
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By G. McCormack
This is awesome! But how would you use it in...

This is awesome! But how would you use it in battle? Long fuse and just keep pointing at the enemy until it went?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By G. McCormack
Get ye some pine sap! Then cook it to drive the...

Get ye some pine sap! Then cook it to drive the volatiles off, and it changes, now you got the raw material you need for your recipe. Have fun! Do it outside, try in old (steel) tin cans. Careful,...
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By G. McCormack
Look at all the other bronze alloy pommels....

Look at all the other bronze alloy pommels. Completely different lines and workmanship- and not because of country of origin. In my opinion, the pommel is lost wax cast bronze, rather crude, poor...
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By G. McCormack
Looks like a nicely made 19th or earlier 20th...

Looks like a nicely made 19th or earlier 20th century piece to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By G. McCormack
email sent Ric

email sent Ric
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By G. McCormack
Lovely sword! But the pommel is almost certainly...

Lovely sword! But the pommel is almost certainly a modern replacement. What do you all think?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By G. McCormack
really cool blade! Thats got some interesting...

really cool blade! Thats got some interesting high contrast material in it, perhaps something with a lot of nickel...
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