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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Timo Nieminen
"Victory" suggests end of WW2, but such...

"Victory" suggests end of WW2, but such can have been put on an older blade.

Is that an "E" in front of "MILANI"? Given that the "Victory" has a "|" at the end, perhaps this is just "MILAN" or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Probably Chinese. These were also used in...

Probably Chinese. These were also used in Indonesia, Okinawa, and elsewhere. Indonesian ones have pommels similar to Chinese ones, so far as I have seen.

They were used as police truncheons (like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I have a knife very much like this (maybe a...

I have a knife very much like this (maybe a little smaller, but close to the size of this #3). English made, just before 1900 if the number on the blade is a date of manufacture, came from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I looked at the photos and my first thought was...

I looked at the photos and my first thought was "Scandinavian". Then I read the text - bought in Sweden. Is there any reason to think it isn't Swedish in origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Timo Nieminen
What does the other side of the head look like?...

What does the other side of the head look like? Are both sides ridged?
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Open sockets can work for weapons, and for tools...

Open sockets can work for weapons, and for tools for heavy-duty cutting and chopping. However, an open socket isn't as strong, and the socket walls will need to be thicker, compared with a socket...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Timo Nieminen
As a weapon, it has three advantages: 1. Longer....

As a weapon, it has three advantages:

1. Longer. Enough extra length compared to other common weapons so that the user can expect a significant advantage in reach. Some other Moro sabres are quite a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Timo Nieminen
The socket is too large for this haft, so the...

The socket is too large for this haft, so the head comes from a different haft. The haft is the right size for the butt, so the head and butt don't match.

Looks like a lance butt.
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Timo Nieminen
My first thought was "fireman's...

My first thought was "fireman's helmet". The crest and deep neckguard are common features on them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fire_helmets_HallFlame.JPG

Modern infantry helmets don't have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Here is a different version, same uploader, which...

Here is a different version, same uploader, which might be more easily viewable for some: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDNw2slOK3Y
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Regarding the strapping: one might think that it...

Regarding the strapping: one might think that it would be good if the strapping ran the whole length of the spear, since it would give a better grip. But it will stop the spear haft from sliding in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Why are brass ones lighter? Are they smaller,...

Why are brass ones lighter? Are they smaller, thinner, or hollow on the bottom surface? (Brass being denser than steel, there must be a smaller volume of metal compared to steel ones.) Are the brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Linseed oil is the standard modern bow oil, but...

Linseed oil is the standard modern bow oil, but not available traditionally in New Guinea and the Solomons. It is an option, from a performance point of view, but I'm interested in trying the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Would their bows normally be oiled with the same?...

Would their bows normally be oiled with the same? I'm thinking that, if so, it might be wise to do the same if I'm going to try shooting one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Timo Nieminen
What oils would they have used?

What oils would they have used?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Works for me; many thanks! (Now I need to have...

Works for me; many thanks! (Now I need to have time while in front of a computer with working sound, or fix the sound on mine.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Chakram upper surface profile

... or chakra, or quoit.

Payne-Gallwey, in his talk at the Royal Institution of Britain meeting, 1908 (reprinted in A. G. Credland, "Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey Bt. and the Study of Medieval and Ancient...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Timo Nieminen
African. That's very general, but more than that,...

African. That's very general, but more than that, I can't say.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Looks like a Chinese truncheon. Why "not a...

Looks like a Chinese truncheon. Why "not a club"?
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Here are some photos of the hilt, from various...

Here are some photos of the hilt, from various angles (raining outside, so was stuck with indoor light). No buttress in the angle. Looks like it was fitting with a leather washer; perhaps gone and...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Timo Nieminen
It's a mystery to me for now. As it's not a...

It's a mystery to me for now. As it's not a regulation army pattern, I lack references (don't have anything about American swords; perhaps there is an American equivalent to Robson, but I don't have...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Timo Nieminen
1796LC-like sword

Here is a 1796LC-like sword (next to a modern 1796 replica troopers sword (Weapon Edge)). Unmarked. Yeomanry? American? I assume the grip is a replacement.

Anyway, whatever its origin, it embodies...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Timo Nieminen
If by tip shape, you also mean the width relative...

If by tip shape, you also mean the width relative to the width of the rest of the blade, I think so. With the reservation that the sword should also be Indian or Indian-style. People appear happy to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I'd call it a khanda. Classic khanda blade, with...

I'd call it a khanda. Classic khanda blade, with a common style of hilt. Khandas with a little bit of droop don't seem to be too uncommon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Timo Nieminen
If it's a re-enactor helmet, it might be inspired...

If it's a re-enactor helmet, it might be inspired by the Valsgärde 5 helmet (http://www.thorkil.pl/Valsgarde_5_eng.htm).
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