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Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 12:35 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
I also think the florid acid etching on the blade...

I also think the florid acid etching on the blade is Victorian or maybe earlier. The claim to be Wallace's sword seems ridiculous to us but would not have seemed so in the past. Quite a few swords...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,570
Posted By stephen wood
I think the sword with the Irish hilt almost...

I think the sword with the Irish hilt almost certainly has a late 19th/early 20th German blade: I recognize the particular stamps. The invisible giveaway with these remounted kaskara blades is that...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2014, 01:21 AM
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Views: 60,654
Posted By stephen wood
Do you think this is one of the military pattern...

Do you think this is one of the military pattern swords? It is marked "No. 16" on the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,778
Posted By stephen wood
Smile I think the price is per dozen...

I think the price is per dozen...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2014, 09:44 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By stephen wood
Doloire

...interesting Doloire - "Wagoner's Axe" not much changed since medieval times. Like many tools still in use, a formal lineage back to antiquity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By stephen wood
...it's here...

...it's here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18565) Robert :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By stephen wood
...actually, I've only ever seen one crocskara...

...actually, I've only ever seen one crocskara that showed evidence of local use - (probably quranic) talismen attached. The crossguard normally to be found on them is cast brass of a particular form...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By stephen wood
Help with Arabic translation please

...there is a partially worn inscription on this Sudanese sword (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18565) - could anyone suggest at least a partial translation.

With my thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By stephen wood
...I agree. The shaft has been cut down - some...

...I agree. The shaft has been cut down - some are very long.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17792&highlight=sudanese+spear
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By stephen wood
...now it has arrived I think it's a native blade...

...now it has arrived I think it's a native blade - a great deal of the shaping of the blade and guard has been done with files. Still, it's actually quite a good one and older than the grip and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By stephen wood
...glad you found it, Ed. I get the impression it...

...glad you found it, Ed. I get the impression it is contemporary.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By stephen wood
Ed many thanks for your insights. I actually...

Ed

many thanks for your insights. I actually came across an article about swords in Suakin/Sawakin on sudan.info just the other day but sadly the whole site has just disappeared :mad: There was an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By stephen wood
Kaskara for Comment...

Based on the images I can't really decide whether the 36" blade is trade or native - certainly older than the hilt arrangement and scabbard. I seems to have a "lumpy" quality which I associate with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By stephen wood
...many thanks for your help - are there any...

...many thanks for your help - are there any illustrations of this type being worn? Any suggestions as to a likely period?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By stephen wood
...Isn't it a bit long for that? Just over 2'...

...Isn't it a bit long for that? Just over 2' (620mm)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By stephen wood
Yataghan for Comment

...I know very little about the Yataghan - could any members help me with this one's possible origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By stephen wood
..I think it must be one of the earliest. The...

..I think it must be one of the earliest. The picture, from 1821, shows a King of Sennar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,734
Posted By stephen wood
...some early nimcha or similar swords.

...some early nimcha or similar swords.
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By stephen wood
...many thanks for your interest. as far as I...

...many thanks for your interest.

as far as I know, Artillery Officers carried and continue to carry the variation on 1821 light Cavalry Swords. Other Ranks in the King's Troop carry the 1908.

At...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 53,979
Posted By stephen wood
...wasn't Malchus the servant of the High Priest...

...wasn't Malchus the servant of the High Priest whose ear was cut off by St Peter and restored by Christ?
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By stephen wood
Great War Royal Artillery Officer's Sword with "Initials"

...I noticed two tiny marks on this sword - on the other side of the number. They look quite like initials - would they have been put on at Wilkinson's or by the owner? They look like ER of EB.

It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,188
Posted By stephen wood
...the straight-bladed kaskara-like swords were...

...the straight-bladed kaskara-like swords were associated with the Coptic priesthood which was administered from Alexandria until 1959.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By stephen wood
Unusual markings on a kaskara

I was recently sent these images by a fellow member of the Arms and Armour Society and cannot recall having seen the markings before.

Does anyone recognise them?

Many thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By stephen wood
Sorry Jim :o Here's the...

Sorry Jim :o

Here's the provenance:

"...joining the Sudan Political Service in 1907. In 1912 he married Lilian Constance Bagot daughter of The Rev. G.P. Dew and in 1917 became a barrister at Gray...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By stephen wood
...how much did it go for Iain? (am I allowed to...

...how much did it go for Iain? (am I allowed to ask? :o )
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