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Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2018, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Helleri
Sorry I actually just misread what you wrote...

Sorry I actually just misread what you wrote regarding hardening vs. tempering.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By Helleri
I think that bit at the bottom is meant to be a...

I think that bit at the bottom is meant to be a comically enlarged penis (disguised as part of the acanthus work). The character does seems to have a jovial or mischievous expression. I wonder if...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By Helleri
While embers from charcoal or wood can be charged...

While embers from charcoal or wood can be charged with air to radiate at temperatures that could easily melt that solder. They tend to smolder for hours at much lower temperatures. Additionally they...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Helleri
A few things here... ~ Heat treating...

A few things here...

~ Heat treating temperatures can vary a fair bit. It depends on the carbon content of the steel, What amount by weight and what type of impurities are present, The thickness of...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By Helleri
It's not the fact that it can still swivel if...

It's not the fact that it can still swivel if well balanced at virtually any size. It's that when you touch-off one that's too large, no bar is going to prevent that thing from kicking back on you...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By Helleri
As a point of clarification the difference...

As a point of clarification the difference between a swivel gun and a signal cannon is often just the mounting/fittings. Length can be from about 12in./30cm to 28in./71cm. for either. Though...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Helleri
I'm really not a fan of stacked leather...

I'm really not a fan of stacked leather handles.They come loose far too easily. The leather tends to shrink over time and even get brittle. If you get a used old one like this often it's necessary to...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Helleri
See the modified image attached. Note that the...

See the modified image attached. Note that the tip on the top knife is well above the center-line. Whereas with the bottom knife the tip is exactly in-line with the center-line. The more a tip is...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Helleri
I find it interesting that it has such curvature...

I find it interesting that it has such curvature as if for cutting while having a foiled blade. Usually trifoil or quatrefoil blade is so to stiffen the blade against flexing and reinforce the tip....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By Helleri
It's for kajal/kohl (an eyeshadow/eyeliner...

It's for kajal/kohl (an eyeshadow/eyeliner cosmetic). It's filled with the powder, then the long threads are unscrewed and used as an applicator (having an ideal amount of powder on it and used much...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th November 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Helleri
Well it was a good guess based on a past...

Well it was a good guess based on a past encounter with a very similar item.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th November 2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Helleri
Assembling and moving any army anywhere is't so...

Assembling and moving any army anywhere is't so much a matter of determining what supplies one needs to keep everyone and everything happy and healthy. Then supplying a little more than that.

It's...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th November 2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Helleri
Looks Ottoman to me. 18th c.? Don't Spanish...

Looks Ottoman to me. 18th c.?


Don't Spanish stirups tend to be closed ended and boot or shoe shaped to some degree?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By Helleri
Additions to the kitchen being 20th c. at the...

Additions to the kitchen being 20th c. at the latest does sound about right. On the wall we can see what appear to be fully copper platters. The newest looking implements are the pot atop the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Helleri
Looks like a fowler too me.

Looks like a fowler too me.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,304
Posted By Helleri
It's really interesting how a small change shows...

It's really interesting how a small change shows a fairly substantial difference in primary function. Also I'd suspect (from how you describe their use) that the top image is the English/American...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Helleri
The leather looks significantly darker in the...

The leather looks significantly darker in the restored images. I do hope you didn't use a stain without re-hydrating it first.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,118
Posted By Helleri
A minor point of correction through...

A minor point of correction through clarification. It would not be a "copper alloy" but a "high-copper alloy". I know it's barely relevant and doesn't seem all that important but there is a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,304
Posted By Helleri
Thought this would be an interesting addition to...

Thought this would be an interesting addition to this line of sub-topic. I found these yesterday in some stuff my boss has while helping him sort/organize his lean-to storage

(Pictures 1 & 2)

This...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,304
Posted By Helleri
Not to stir the pot. But the presence of langets...

Not to stir the pot. But the presence of langets doesn't necessarily indicate that the implement is weaponized. Though not the most common of features langets do appear on plenty of tool use only...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Helleri
The idea that prehistoric people used things like...

The idea that prehistoric people used things like reed boats and rafts to get to the Americas before the formation of Beringia has been speculatively fielded before. This may well be substantial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,393
Posted By Helleri
...When the hilt is just right.

...When the hilt is just right.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By Helleri
Interesting read. Hadn't come across this notion...

Interesting read. Hadn't come across this notion before. Though I don't really see how any of that makes it a hoax. There are a lot of treatises that are basically just like this. Containing a lot of...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Helleri
The rails appear to have been both soldered and...

The rails appear to have been both soldered and brazed. Is this common or does it indicate an attempt at repair at some point past initial construction?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,413
Posted By Helleri
Just as a matter of curiosity would it be...

Just as a matter of curiosity would it be possible to get a picture of the inside of the sleeve?
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