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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By trenchwarfare
You hadn't posted pictures when I replied. Must...

You hadn't posted pictures when I replied. Must have been while I was typing. OOOO steel wool, and oil is all you need for the blades, It won't hurt the etching. The pommels look loose to me. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 517
Posted By trenchwarfare
If the spacers, and ferules are out of alignment,...

If the spacers, and ferules are out of alignment, the handle is probably loose from stag shrinkage. First, see if the pommel will unscrew with just hand pressure. If not, try wrapping in leather, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks for the info K-B, and welcome aboard. You...

Thanks for the info K-B, and welcome aboard. You are the second to make that statement. Other comments seem to indicate it is an assemblage of unrelated parts, and not very old. Well, the fit and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By trenchwarfare
I totally agree, Oliver. Even here in the US,...

I totally agree, Oliver. Even here in the US, "Poor Boy" percussion mountain rifles were still in use, well into the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks Oliver. Now, I have a starting point. I...

Thanks Oliver. Now, I have a starting point. I figured it was late 19th, possibly even very early 20th century. The age of the blunderbuss was pretty much over, when percussion ignition came into...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By trenchwarfare
Up until around 1900, Spanish guns are seldom...

Up until around 1900, Spanish guns are seldom proof marked. I think it is navy, and the markings were done aboard ship. That would account for the crudeness. As to condition, I don't think it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
Well, here they are again, all cleaned up. Any...

Well, here they are again, all cleaned up. Any ideas as to what they are?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By trenchwarfare
Blunderbuss ID Needed

Picked up this blunderbuss last weekend. My gut tells me it's European, probably Spanish, but... Youse guys are pretty savvy on these things so thought I'd try here. Condition is unbelievably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By trenchwarfare
Apparently nobody likes tourista swords?

Apparently nobody likes tourista swords?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice work. Finally, a gun with it's gold inlays...

Nice work. Finally, a gun with it's gold inlays still in place on the barrel. They are ALWAYS missing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By trenchwarfare
Vietnam Souvanir Dha Collection

I've been kinda-sorta collecting these things for years. The first two I got from my wife's grandfather, who brought them back from his time in Southeast Asia. Picked up the pair of smaller ones this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
I checked the threads, not standard SAE. I was...

I checked the threads, not standard SAE. I was wondering, if these could be the creation of Bannerman's and Sons, or some other old dealer in weapons? They made all sorts of "trophies", and wall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
I don't know where, or when they are from. They...

I don't know where, or when they are from. They both exhibit very deep pitting. Old or new, I don't know. The red rust, only translates to recent neglect.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
Hadn't thought about the currency aspect. Many...

Hadn't thought about the currency aspect. Many regions of the world have, or have had weapon designed money.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By trenchwarfare
Urine is an excellent "patinating"...

Urine is an excellent "patinating" agent. An item buried in the ground after being tinkled on, will look 80 years old in two days. I understand the Chinese use chicken poop, neutralized with diesel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
Gun show. No story, seller thought they were...

Gun show. No story, seller thought they were African. The guy has been in the gun, antique, and military surplus business for 50 years. No telling when, or where he got them. They are certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By trenchwarfare
Agreed. The Chinese are currently combining all...

Agreed. The Chinese are currently combining all sorts of regions, and time-frames in their "antique" weapons. Some are extremely cool, and imaginative. Unfortunately, they are too expensive for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks drak. Guess nobody else has any ideas, or...

Thanks drak. Guess nobody else has any ideas, or opinions?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By trenchwarfare
Spear Heads: Whatizthey?

Picked these up at the show today. Whatever they are? The single blades are 13" long, the doubles, 12". Didn't measure the width. The owner thought they were African. To me the doubles look Indian,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By trenchwarfare
Don't know anything about them, but that shield...

Don't know anything about them, but that shield is fantastic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks Ibrahiim, I remember that thread. Would it...

Thanks Ibrahiim, I remember that thread. Would it be possible to get a translation of the script, on the back of the receiver? I can't seem to rotate it properly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice spear heads. Yeah, that's what happens when...

Nice spear heads. Yeah, that's what happens when you bring a knife, to a gun fight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By trenchwarfare
I have a Vietnam era Dha, with a twist wire grip....

I have a Vietnam era Dha, with a twist wire grip. If you post on a Japanese sword website, some of the "experts" can determine age, and possibly smith, by blade configuration alone. Then, it can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By trenchwarfare
I'll try, and determine the caliber. The picture...

I'll try, and determine the caliber. The picture is bad, but it is writing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By trenchwarfare
Indeed. My wife's grandfather drove the planes,...

Indeed. My wife's grandfather drove the planes, that took them to those places, they never were. Had he been killed in action, it would have been in a training exercise, in Kansas.
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