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Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2019, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Hotspur
))))))))))))

))))))))))))
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 07:14 PM
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Views: 477
Posted By Hotspur
Huzzah!

Huzzah!
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2018, 02:22 PM
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Views: 652
Posted By Hotspur
Huzzah!

Huzzah!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Hotspur
Etched, not engraved.

Etched, not engraved.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Hotspur
...................and sorry, I would not agree...

...................and sorry, I would not agree it is a native Afghani made sword. That opinion based on the elements I have outlined.

Cheers
GC
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Hotspur
Foot in mouth? Enjoy :) GC The Emirate of...

Foot in mouth?

Enjoy :)
GC

The Emirate of Afghanistan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Hotspur
backwards ;) How about this "British"...

backwards ;)

How about this "British" blade
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Hotspur
It is a decorative reproduction. No proof plug...

It is a decorative reproduction. No proof plug and note that the triangles do not actually interlock, as a proper display of it would. These are two things that jump out but the deep blade etch...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hotspur
The eagle pommel shown was an Ames type, if not...

The eagle pommel shown was an Ames type, if not truly an Ames, with the flared collar to the pommel. An 18th century Spanish cavalry blade. The Ames screaming eagle was first seen on their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Hotspur
I've attached a pdf regarding some of the...

I've attached a pdf regarding some of the mythology and particularly the butterflies pertain to to the symbology. The sheet metal is indeed plated brass and the scabbard six sections of sheet joined...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Hotspur
Burmese Festival Dha or Tourista?

Feeling froggy the other day and found one of these at a fair wallhanging price. Having done some reading here and hitting the regular...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By Hotspur
As well while searching something else, more of...

As well while searching something else, more of the Burma connection
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3562

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By Hotspur
Sorry but to me the grip looks like a more modern...

Sorry but to me the grip looks like a more modern tool handle. The grip color from sizing to the ferrule seems to attest to that and consider a linoleum or other work knife handle and there you...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By Hotspur
Nice composite. I would put the reeded bone grip...

Nice composite.

I would put the reeded bone grip a decade or so later though. Some 1790-1800 grips on these stirrup urn hilts.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By Hotspur
It has the appearance of a Celtic form but I...

It has the appearance of a Celtic form but I would add only that if authentic, it has been abused in its attempt at cleaning or conservation.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 25th August 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By Hotspur
A Napoleonic (or just a tad earlier), probably...

A Napoleonic (or just a tad earlier), probably naval dirk. The dark grip generally regarded for a junior officer. The pommel likely what is regarded a "pillow" pommel. Possibly German manufacture...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By Hotspur
...

https://www.westyorkssteel.com/blog/steels-renaissance-man-benjamin-huntsman/
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By Hotspur
The early 30s is when French and English patents...

The early 30s is when French and English patents were filed and soon the American Ethan Allen patents. The Allens began with round stock, with fluted barrels coming along later.

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By Hotspur
A simplified article on British cast steel re...

A simplified article on British cast steel re Huntsman et al
http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?118197-What-Scabbard-is-This
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By Hotspur
All that is cast/crucible, is not necessarily...

All that is cast/crucible, is not necessarily classified as wootz. I wouldn't bother with etching it. It does look like crucible steel, as you can see the dentritic structure if enlarging the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By Hotspur
I keep going back to totems and bears Cheers GC

I keep going back to totems and bears

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By Hotspur
I really only mention the Green Man re...

I really only mention the Green Man re disgorging, rather than showing two tongues. The beast in question could simply be snorting. Nanook would be a bit of a stretch as well but I did get to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By Hotspur
Perhaps disgorging, rather than a split tongue. ...

Perhaps disgorging, rather than a split tongue. Grendel, I would think, a good choice to describe the beast (too much mead?). A giant, all curled up, waiting to spring into action (or...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hotspur
Here we go but so slow. This one showing quite...

Here we go but so slow.

This one showing quite Hanoverian character

Cheers
GC
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hotspur
Having problems shrinking some of these colossal...

Having problems shrinking some of these colossal files hrmmm I'll need to send a zip to a different machine. Maybe over the weekend for that one. Resized twice and still too big.

Here are a...
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