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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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Posted By vilhelmsson
Well, you guys know what they say about a fool...

Well, you guys know what they say about a fool and his money :D

The challenge for me, of course, is that it's a lot easier to learn about good stuff in books than the cheap looking stuff that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Marius. And I have your etching guide...

Thank you Marius. And I have your etching guide bookmarked.

I must shamefully admit that the poor hilt is what caught my touristy eye :o Do you have any thoughts on whether it was intended for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By vilhelmsson
Ariel and Ibrahiim, You both have a good eye, or...

Ariel and Ibrahiim,

You both have a good eye, or at least good intuition. I received a few things after this that I was a bit more excited about, and I forgot about my initial thoughts on looking at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By vilhelmsson
18th Century Zoomporhic Shamshir

Hello,

I picked up this sword recently. It was offered as an 18th century Indian shamshir.

I wanted to solicit the thoughts of the forum about what it's purpose is, and if anyone was familiar with...
Forum: Swap Forum 15th October 2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By vilhelmsson
The Rapier and the Small-Sword 1460-1820

As a heads up to everyone, AVB Norman's "The Rapier and the Small-Sword 1460-1820" was just reissued by Ken Trotman Books. This is a very important, and scarce, work on these swords. The cheapest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By vilhelmsson
Jens, The actual guidelines are very...

Jens,

The actual guidelines are very non-specific, but that pdf will point you in the right direction. They need a "qualified appraisal." Each country can interpret that differently. There is no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By vilhelmsson
Here's a guide for museums on the care and...

Here's a guide for museums on the care and documentation, including proper shipping practices, of ivory antiquities:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By vilhelmsson
Hey guys, Not to gloat (too much), but I just had...

Hey guys, Not to gloat (too much), but I just had a box of swords arrive in California from Italy. It shipped FedEx International Economy on Wednesday, 10/9, and was delivered in California on...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By vilhelmsson
In the interest of science and the arts, I...

In the interest of science and the arts, I combined and ordered the scanned images into a single pdf which is attached hereto.
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you. This is amazing :D

Thank you. This is amazing :D
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Corrado and Fernando. I am not...

Thank you Corrado and Fernando.

I am not concerned about the duplicates. I mentioned it in passing as a possible cause for the missing pages as someone who has had professionally to scan a lot of...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By vilhelmsson
Wow! Thank you to you both for your hard work on...

Wow! Thank you to you both for your hard work on this. This is very helpful.

There were a lot of pages to scan and I noticed some duplicates and some missing pages. Do you happen to have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By vilhelmsson
Hi Jim, As a new member, I must say that I've...

Hi Jim,

As a new member, I must say that I've seen some of what you refer to. However, I must say that I think the members of this forum are much more polite than, for example, another major forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By vilhelmsson
I've had a conversation with a US Customs...

I've had a conversation with a US Customs Specialist about this recently, and he was very helpful. He's based in Alaska with the Walrus Ivory Taskforce. If you're shipping to the US, he's a good...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By vilhelmsson
FWIW, I reviewed my copy of Blades and Barrels,...

FWIW, I reviewed my copy of Blades and Barrels, and there is only one pepperbox sword in the book. It was made by Robert Lawton under US Patent number 481, and it does not resemble your sword.

There...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th August 2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By vilhelmsson
Nice painting! We should probably forget many...

Nice painting!

We should probably forget many Americans' first intro to the sport, the tragically anachronistic, Rambo 3. https://youtu.be/VkZq52nqb_Q
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you all. I think the observations that the...

Thank you all. I think the observations that the sword originally had a guard are correct. The photo below makes it look as if something was originally attached to the top of the hill. And the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By vilhelmsson
Fernando, I wasn't sure if the curl of a 'J' was...

Fernando, I wasn't sure if the curl of a 'J' was obscured by corrosion, but on second and third and fourth glance at the photo, it looks like you're right and this bladesmith was really Latining it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thoughts on this Nimcha(?)

Hello,

I recently picked up a Nimcha, I believe, at auction. It caught my eye because the blade has some interesting marks.

The auctioneer billed it as a 19th century horn hilt with silver. And...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By vilhelmsson
I purchased at Czerny's March auction. The...

I purchased at Czerny's March auction. The shipping price wasn't too bad. 210 euros for 2 swords and a chainmail shirt to the US.

But there were fish and wildlife holds in Italy and the US, as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By vilhelmsson
Just when I thought I had found a permanent...

Just when I thought I had found a permanent babysitter, you tell me this is just a scam!?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By vilhelmsson
Your plan should work. I live in California, so...

Your plan should work. I live in California, so even if it is a newish antique it still has to be less than 5% ivory. Please remove most of the ivory. Can you replace it with a whiteish plastic?

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th June 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By vilhelmsson
I'll forego an inspection if you'll take $10 plus...

I'll forego an inspection if you'll take $10 plus shipping.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd June 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By vilhelmsson
Missing Lewis Chessman Found

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lost-lewis-chessman-scli-intl/index.html

Sotheby's is putting a million dollar estimate on it. Do we have enough time to start saving?!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,059
Posted By vilhelmsson
Can I give a shout out to Czerny's? I asked...

Can I give a shout out to Czerny's?

I asked about shipping and handling on a single sword to the United States and they said it would be about €220 pre-VAT. I ended up with 3 items, including a...
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