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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Helleri
I think it might be a bit of a stretch to call...

I think it might be a bit of a stretch to call that cruciform. I mean if that's cruciform in it's outline then we could say the same of most Tulwar hilts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,795
Posted By Helleri
It's interesting that you say scepter. Scepters...

It's interesting that you say scepter. Scepters or something scepter like have long been used in cultures all over the world as symbols of power. A scepter is basically a very ornate club or mace...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Helleri
Understanding what we are talking about is...

Understanding what we are talking about is probably the most important thing. Which is why I like specifics like this. What I'm getting is that Jambiya is not cladistic or basal to the family of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Helleri
Bit of an aside. But I made a joke sometime back...

Bit of an aside. But I made a joke sometime back on the topic of why these are so often so large which I thought worth sharing. That being they have additional purposes of being a spade to bury the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Helleri
Do such daggers also fit broadly into the...

Do such daggers also fit broadly into the category of Jambiya?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Helleri
I didn't know the man but I always feel a sudden...

I didn't know the man but I always feel a sudden hollow in the gut when I hear of people who sound like they had a wealth of knowledge on things that far too few concern themselves with pass away....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Helleri
Scabbard cover material definitely looks right...

Scabbard cover material definitely looks right for young crocodile. Weirdly wrapped though. Hard to tell if it's a lower under belly and upper tail or half belly and side cut. Is it continuous (is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By Helleri
I would definitely agree that it appears to be...

I would definitely agree that it appears to be more like horn or antler than bone.
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Helleri
The nice thing about sectional armor (as apposed...

The nice thing about sectional armor (as apposed to mono-pieces) is that you can likely have replaced just a brim, lobe, a few rivets or a band relatively quickly (and I'd imagine inexpensively). I...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Helleri
I know these are also present on brush axes...

I know these are also present on brush axes (about the largest category of billhook?) Which is basically the more heavy duty version of a scythe. You get at the actual undergrowth with it that a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,248
Posted By Helleri
Great information thanks. It occurs to me that...

Great information thanks. It occurs to me that "hand cannon" is still colloquially used to occasionally refer to very large revolvers with a caliber that makes for a lot of stopping power. It's...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Helleri
I'm thinking this is an economy helmet or a rush...

I'm thinking this is an economy helmet or a rush job. Armor was made in all grades, for all price points just about. Articulated plates vs. A solid piece that looks right from a distance... The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Helleri
Yeah...Bar is skewed too. Downward blow at an...

Yeah...Bar is skewed too. Downward blow at an angle that caught the bar? It's got that through nick in the side as well. There is a longer shallower mark that looks like it just managed to split...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,248
Posted By Helleri
Wondering about the use of the term "hand...

Wondering about the use of the term "hand gun" in this context. Were they generally refereed to as such at the time these were made? Are these the direct ancestors of modern handguns? Is it just that...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Helleri
Did anyone notice the shoddily torn section of...

Did anyone notice the shoddily torn section of visor that the nose guard is shoved through?
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Helleri
An anecdotal aside. Someone once at a yard sale...

An anecdotal aside. Someone once at a yard sale tried to push a "medieval halberd" on me... It was a brush axe. Didn't feel like arguing much about it with him. But I still bought it because it was...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By Helleri
It is not cast iron. Cast iron has a carbon...

It is not cast iron. Cast iron has a carbon content by weight of approximately 2%-4%. As such it is very heavy and rather brittle. It can only be cast and ground. It cannot be holed or hammered (even...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By Helleri
You think maybe some sort of fraternal or parade...

You think maybe some sort of fraternal or parade swords?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By Helleri
Doesn't really look like that pommel is peened...

Doesn't really look like that pommel is peened on. Looks more capped to me. Like the actual tang of the blade is peened under it. That's some fairly decent wire work as well on the handle. Balded as...
Forum: European Armoury 1st March 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By Helleri
Looks like small swords. Hard to tell much of...

Looks like small swords. Hard to tell much of anything though to my eye. Better pics possible?
Forum: European Armoury 1st March 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Helleri
All I can say is that the shield shape looks like...

All I can say is that the shield shape looks like a Victorian wedge. And the arrow with the line looks like a simplified anchor.
Forum: European Armoury 1st March 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By Helleri
Is the pommel threaded on (looks peened but maybe...

Is the pommel threaded on (looks peened but maybe not); And if so can we get pics of the threading?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By Helleri
I think the question of whether it was used as a...

I think the question of whether it was used as a weapon or not can be reasoned out (independant of possible accounts or evidence). An oar that has a strong profile taper and point like that would not...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Helleri
Sounds like a bit more work for $20-$30 (which I...

Sounds like a bit more work for $20-$30 (which I don't even know if the guy would take) than I want to put in for the return given all the other projects I have going atm. And not something I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By Helleri
Do not oil or WD40 old leather. IF you WD40 the...

Do not oil or WD40 old leather. IF you WD40 the leather you will never get rid of the odor and any thing like mineral spirits or vegetable oil can crack old leather as it dries back out, as can WD40...
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