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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Belgian1
Baton tribal

Hello Kubur,
Thank you for this "lesson" of wise philosophy. I appreciate :-) Yes indeed, the gun needs to cool after firing if we missed the target. But if the target is hit or gone, there is no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Belgian1
South Africa staff for identification

Hi Kal, Hi Rik,
I thank you for your comments
Best regards
Fab.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Belgian1
How to remove this post and photos?

Hello everyone,
As nobody seems to know enough this type of stick to be able to give more information about it, I would like to erase this post and the photos which are illustrated there.
I think it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Belgian1
South Africa wooden staff for identification

Good morning or good evening to all,
I would like to know your opinion about this "wise or dignitary" wooden staff that I thought primarly was Tsonga. Now I doubt. Do you have any ideas or answers?...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Belgian1
1st Empire Mameluk sword

Hi Fernando,
I did not say it was a "fake", but probably a "reproduction" because it has some characteristics observed on swords called "oriental" of the Officers superior 1st Empire, without having...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By Belgian1
Cutlass from where

On one of the 2, I can read Holler Solingen. Which means that the place of manufacture is Germany at "Solingen". The one with the shell guard seems to be cutlass of the Imperial Prussian Navy. Try to...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Belgian1
Happy New Year 2019

Thank you Stu, and for you too.
Happy New Year from Belgium :)
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Belgian1
Good evening Fernando, I am sorry for your sword...

Good evening Fernando,
I am sorry for your sword which indeed seems to be a reproduction. It seems that I had more luck with my Christmas present because it is an authentic Mameluke officer saber of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Belgian1
My Christmas sword, Mameluk of the Imperial Guard

Hello everyone and all my best wishes for the year 2019 which arrives minute by minute....

This is the last present which I received from Santa Claus on the afternoon of 24 December, I thank Maxime...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Belgian1
A strongly curved Flank Officer's sword

And if it was a second weapon for close combat with 2 different weapons in the both hands of the fighter ??? Not impossible but hypothesis without any conviction but .... ;-) For specific combat...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Belgian1
A strongly curved Flank Officer's sword

Yes indeed, this type of sword is a very interesting subject and that begins, I think, to raise "attentions". But I would like to add that I also think that it is true sabers of combat, but perhaps...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Belgian1
The depth of the curve in the middle of the blade...

The depth of the curve in the middle of the blade (between the two ends) is 11 cm. It's the most curved of my "intriguing" British swords.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Belgian1
A strongly curved Flank Officer's sword

Many thanks RobertGuy for your pertinent comment. Yes indeed I had already hear about this explanation over a possible "fashion influence". But yet, this type of sword has been worn in battle and I...
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Belgian1
A strongly curved Flank Officer's sword

Hello from Belgium to all,
I am very passionate about English swords of the 18th and 19th centuries and for a long time I have been hoping to find a Flank Officer Sword with an strongly curved blade....
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Belgian1
Wilkinson "precursor" hanger blade ????

Hi Jim, and good morning to all members.
Thank you for your point of view. I decided to join your discussion forum because it is known on the internet that the vast majority of members are first and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Belgian1
Wilkinson "precursor" hanger blade ????

Hello Norman, hello everyone,
Thank you very much for these photos and internet links. I know well this Wilkinson mark that you present to me in photos. It is indeed a marking for the blades of great...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Belgian1
Hello everyone, I'm not quite convinced yet but...

Hello everyone,
I'm not quite convinced yet but I'm a fact that you teach me interesting things ;) .
This blade guides me to the early nineteenth but, because there is a but, I will try to find if...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Belgian1
Wilkinson "precursor" hanger blade ????

Hello Mccathain, Hello Jim, Hello to everyone and thank you for your interventions,

I knew the excellent links to which you refer me and thank you.

You will think that I am "stubborn" but I still...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Belgian1
Help to identifying a Wilkinson London blade

Hello to all members,
I am amazed by this saber "hanger" which looks like a common sword used, among other things, by the English Police, the customs, etc. around 1850. This is not the model that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Belgian1
Mbete spear for hunting Hippo

Thank you for this very interesting and rewarding document.
It seems that the harpoons for hippopotamus fishing have been used all over Africa and it seems, have the common point of having all been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Belgian1
News about the spears for hunting Hippo

I'm coming back to you because I'm busy reading about the harpoons used for hippo hunting among West African Bozo (Niger, Mali) who say the harpoons have been heavily poisoned with the mix ' tantye....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Belgian1
Help in identifying for this spear

Hello Ian, hello to all members,
To see the patina and forging work of the iron tip, I will most probably say the last third of the 19th.
Can we imagine that this type of harpoon disappeared with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Belgian1
Help in identifying for this spear

Hello to all members,
Following the reflection of Colin, whom I thank, and after some research I identified this strange spear / harpoon.

This is a Mbete spearhead from the Republic of Congo in the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
Posted By Belgian1
Misterious "British" to identifying

Good evening Jim,
It is with pleasure that I will share other best photos, as soon as I have it in hand. Indeed, I have long been attracted by British swords very and sometimes too curved without...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Belgian1
Help in identifying for this spear

Thank you Colin,
I will continue my research in this way. I was too focused by the seas of the Pacific. Thank you for this restart of my research
Kind regards
Fabrice
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