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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 11:11 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
I think that the 'spike' is simply the tang end...

I think that the 'spike' is simply the tang end of this vegetable chopper blade which has been repurposed as an axe head after the wooden handle was removed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By thinreadline
thanks for that

thanks for that
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By thinreadline
It is certainly a cut down Lee Enfield P1907...

It is certainly a cut down Lee Enfield P1907 bayonet , it has all the appropriate marks . The scabbard is correct and is a post WW1 item ,BUT the top mount has been put on back to front .
Forum: Swap Forum 12th June 2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By thinreadline
SOLD !

SOLD !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By thinreadline
thank you once again Detlef

thank you once again Detlef
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By thinreadline
thank you Detlef

thank you Detlef
Forum: Swap Forum 12th June 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By thinreadline
ON HOLD !

ON HOLD !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By thinreadline
very amusing ... my mistake !

very amusing ... my mistake !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By thinreadline
another African dagger for discusssion

This has been in my collection for many years but although similar ones are illustrated by Spring as being Sierra Leone or Senegal in origin, his examples are straight bladed . The overall length of...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By thinreadline
CANARY ISLANDS KNIFE

Good old example of a CANARY ISLANDS KNIFE Overall 230 mm , price inc postage to a UK address 15 , other destinations quoted on request.
Forum: Swap Forum 12th June 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By thinreadline
MANDING DAGGER

MANDING DAGGER 310 mm overall . 20 inc postage to a UK address... other destinations on request .
Forum: Swap Forum 12th June 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By thinreadline
SUDANESE ARM DAGGER

SUDANESE ARM DAGGER overall 200 mm . Some old damage to pommel . Price inc postage to a UK address is 20. pm for postage to other destinations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By thinreadline
help with ID of this African dagger

From the leatherwork of the scabbard I would have gone for Manding , but the curious iron loop on the pommel has thrown me. Your opinions would be valued . .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By thinreadline
help with ID of this African dagger

From the leatherwork of the scabbard I would have gone for Manding , but the curious iron loop on the pommel has thrown me. Your opinions would be valued . .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By thinreadline
the axe head itself does not look typically Zulu...

the axe head itself does not look typically Zulu to me although the wirework of course does. The blade of the axe looks as if it has come from a European 18th / 19th century half moon food / herb...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By thinreadline
not Sudanese ... more likely western sahel ,...

not Sudanese ... more likely western sahel , perhaps Manding .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By thinreadline
I have a 'solid' silver hilted tulwar but sadly...

I have a 'solid' silver hilted tulwar but sadly the hilt is incomplete
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By thinreadline
Yes that is a good looking and unusual sword .

Yes that is a good looking and unusual sword .
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By thinreadline
Yes I believe you are right re 1788 swords . I...

Yes I believe you are right re 1788 swords . I think 1796 is often quoted as that year a number of pieces of military equipment were introduced and it is seen as the first year of large scale...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By thinreadline
Yes people do , he was always in the shadow of...

Yes people do , he was always in the shadow of his older , badly behaved brother ! But on the matter of British monarch's name titles , it is very common for them to take one of their other forenames...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By thinreadline
Typically the grip was made of wood covered in...

Typically the grip was made of wood covered in shagreen . I expect this grip had lost its shagreen covering , exposing the wood that has dried out to this horn like colour . It is very unlikely to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By thinreadline
Smile I had a chain fire with one of my cap and ball...

I had a chain fire with one of my cap and ball revolvers a few years back. Although I had greased the chambers , it was a very hot day and much of the grease had meted away . Although it was a...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By thinreadline
Yes I think you may be right there .

Yes I think you may be right there .
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By thinreadline
On the one pictured it is 30mm wide at the...

On the one pictured it is 30mm wide at the ricasso and 9mm across the spine at this point .
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By thinreadline
The blade is reminiscent of a Baker Rifle bayonet...

The blade is reminiscent of a Baker Rifle bayonet ... same length too
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