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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ken Maddock
Here are some hopefully better pictures Hard to...

Here are some hopefully better pictures
Hard to get images with I pad and no light
Pouring rain here st moment
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ken Maddock
Toledo Firangi with broken blade

Hi all
I purchased the following sword on Monday, picked it up today
It s a well bet up Firangi which has been welded back together after a breakage of the blade.
The break occurs right where the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,640
Posted By Ken Maddock
Five min search on google images found this range...

Five min search on google images found this range of spikes
Nothing very similar but maybe?
Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,640
Posted By Ken Maddock
How about a decorative piece on gates or a...

How about a decorative piece on gates or a railing on a large house or civic building?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By Ken Maddock
Smile Hi I was underbider on this knife at the Bray...

Hi
I was underbider on this knife at the Bray auction
Are you another Irish collector?
Nice knife, I had to bow out on the bidding as I was more interested in the percussion pistol that followed ,...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ken Maddock
Hi It is called a Prichard bayonet called after...

Hi
It is called a Prichard bayonet called after its inventor/designer
V rare as broadaxe says
Lots of reproductions so be very aware if spending money on such an item
Very much off topic but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By Ken Maddock
Japanese Yari and naginata

Hi
I stumbled across these two items in a second hand/ rummage shop
I know nothing about Japanese pole arms but recognised them as what they were
Price is reasonable can anyone give a thumbs up or...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th March 2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Ken Maddock
Forged in fire documentary

Hi all
New series on making weapons in a forge is starting on uk/ ireland history channel at 10 pm
Never seen an episode but trailer looks ok
Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,091
Posted By Ken Maddock
Opens fine for me on an I pad with no app's...

Opens fine for me on an I pad with no app's required
Thanks for posting article
Interesting read
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
Posted By Ken Maddock
Hi Jens No reason, I am a beginner in this sort...

Hi Jens
No reason, I am a beginner in this sort of study and do not really know what to talk about
I just took the hilt as a tulwar handle, with some silvering
Is there anything else to be discerned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
Posted By Ken Maddock
I will have to have a good think about my next...

I will have to have a good think about my next step as I do not want to remove the platina
Will pineapple juice strip back to clean metal or leave the brown in situ?
I have looked up a few treads on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
Posted By Ken Maddock
Hi all For the sake of completion of the...

Hi all
For the sake of completion of the information I have added two more pictures
One of the tip which looks to be less than profesionally shaped
I assume this gives credence for the spatula tip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
Posted By Ken Maddock
Thanks Gentlemen for your information Some...

Thanks
Gentlemen for your information
Some answers
There is no rivet holding the handle to the blade, it seems to be entirely held in by resin
There are no bright spots of metal on the blade, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
Posted By Ken Maddock
Hi Thanks for the replies Yes There is a hole in...

Hi
Thanks for the replies
Yes
There is a hole in the fretting with a rivet which seems to be holding the fretting to the blade
Yes there is a ridge on the blade
It seems to me to be a working blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
Posted By Ken Maddock
Khanda sword

Hi all
Purchased the attached sword
Looking for some advice
I normally do not clean up my swords but this one needs a lot if TLC
Before I attempt I want to make a few enquiries before I go along a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,142
Posted By Ken Maddock
Nice work, well done A few questions if I...

Nice work, well done
A few questions if I may.
Can you tell me what it is like to work with buffalo horn
Is it reasonably hard to work with? Do you use rasps or chisels
Nice splicing of parts, what...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,300
Posted By Ken Maddock
Happy Christmas to all Thanks for all the advice...

Happy Christmas to all
Thanks for all the advice and knowledge over the last year.
I hope 2016 is a good year for you all
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th December 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,104
Posted By Ken Maddock
Hi Fernando A lovely display method using the...

Hi Fernando
A lovely display method using the acrylic and one I might use in the future
Also you are very fortunate to have an understanding wife ;-)

A more interesting thread might be family...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th December 2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,104
Posted By Ken Maddock
Hi Stu I just cut slots very precisely and a...

Hi Stu
I just cut slots very precisely and a friction fit holds them in
The khanda is not in too tight, but the tulwar is "on top" so that holds the khanda in
As the tulwar is slightly wider as you...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th December 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,104
Posted By Ken Maddock
I would love if this was true The swords are up...

I would love if this was true
The swords are up on display but I reckon it will be short lived
I love Bandooks display
Some lovely items, I can only wish
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th December 2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,104
Posted By Ken Maddock
Method of displaying swords

Hi all
I recently picked up a few swords, I like how they look and decided they would look well on the wall,Neither however had a scabbard so I decided to fashion a means of displaying
Swords in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ken Maddock
Thanks for the information I did search on forum...

Thanks for the information
I did search on forum before I posted and just found so many tulwars I was over awed with the range of variations
Now I have something to go on I will search forum with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ken Maddock
Last tulwar Most basic of the three Silver disc...

Last tulwar
Most basic of the three
Silver disc on both side of grip
Knuckle guard broken off
I also have attached image of markings in blade of first tulwar
Any information gratefully...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ken Maddock
Second tulwar Lot beefier blade and a lot heavier...

Second tulwar
Lot beefier blade and a lot heavier more substantial overall
Blade a lot more curved with 2 fullers again
Some markings on blade and split in knuckle guard
Overall feels like a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ken Maddock
Three tulwars for comment

Hi
I just picked up three tulwars, or I think that is what they are, as two are a little different from what I commonly see
Picture one is over view of the three
Remainder of pictures is of one of...
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