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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,445
Posted By rand
Renaissance liquid cleaner for mail?

I have heard that the Met uses kerosene and sawdust in a slow turning barrel to clean mail.

Am very glad you posted these before and after photo's. Am interested in the renaissance liquid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By rand
Ditto on that!

Ditto on seeing you at the show and will show you the mamluk armor. My goal is to have a great time with friends and come back with something I have not had before.

If your tulwar is pattern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By rand
Most period indian manufactured wootz blades...

Most period indian manufactured wootz blades would have a lap weld and a ricasso. Yours blade certainly has a ricasso and the bade edge shows wear from sharpening over a period of time. May even...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th March 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By rand
Am blocked to reply on Timonium thread

Am blocked to reply on Timonium thread in swap section, maybe this is not best venue for this.

Have posted some great pieces 15th-17th C. that are mostly available for trade, the goal is to come...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By rand
Holes in helmet

If you look at the holes in the helmet under a high quality low power microscope(would recommend 10x) and determine if holds are made by punching or drilling. Punching indicates older, drilling...
Forum: Swap Forum 5th March 2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By rand
The Barbar Temples

The Barbar Temples
by Hellmuth and Hojlund
Published 2003
Volume I 330 pages
Volume II Appendices 99pages

Published by : Jutland Archeological Society

very good condition, Ex Mariners Museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By rand
Indian Dhal

Hi,

Your shield certainly is an Indian dhal. The four brass boss'es held on with a brass rivet passing through a brass washer, one of the washers has a flower shape. The shield bosses have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By rand
Early Chain Mail Cleaning and Restoration

Looking for someone experienced to clean early chain mail and replace any missing riveted links.

Thanks for your help in advance,

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,346
Posted By rand
Met Islamic Arms and Armor book

Opening the book for the first time immediately saw quality photo's of identified early chain mail armor with close-up images of links showing construction. This alone made the book worth getting as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By rand
Tabling

When you have straps out to the edge of a shield it helps the holder prevent what is called tabling. Tabling is when something strikes the edge of the shield, pivoting the shield on the axis where...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th September 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By rand
Shipping

If Buyer is overseas price would be based on $200 plus shipping.

If local pickup price would be $200

48 state included shipping would be First Class USPS

rand
Forum: Swap Forum 24th September 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By rand
Gold & Silver Edition Stones Glossary

Both a first gold edition (1934) of, "Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor" and the silver edition (1961), both in very good condition.

Both books for $225 total...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By rand
The work at the forte of he blade seems similar...

The work at the forte of he blade seems similar to that on Ayhuda kati from Coorg.

http://akaalarms.com/sold-coorg-ayda-katti-chopper-from-south-india-ref-10196/

Link is from Akaal arms.....
Forum: Swap Forum 15th March 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By rand
Book is sold, thank you for looking....

Book is sold, thank you for looking....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,170
Posted By rand
Timonium

Am planning on attending the Baltimore show and looking forward to seeing fellow collectors again.
Forum: Swap Forum 15th March 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By rand
Stones Glossary 1st Ed 1934

Very good 1st edition copy of Stones Glossary
Published in Portland, Maine 1934
$135

This is the best edition of Stones monumental work on everything arms and armor related with better pictures...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By rand
Tugra example

Great tugra example on a yataghan Eftihis. We can safely assume the Eftihis' yataghan had a period of use starting sometime between 1769-1849, the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By rand
Yataghan time period

Hello Eftihis,

Am hoping your are finding many treasure there.

The over strike triangular punch style inlay is mostly associated with Ottoman inlay work. The koftgari style of overlay is an older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By rand
Date conversion

To convert an Islamic date one subtracts three percent first, thens adds six hundred and twenty two.

1110 X .03 = 33

1110 - 33 = 1077

1077 + 622 = 1699

This yataghan looks to be 19th century,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,784
Posted By rand
Decoration on yataghan.

On the royal yataghans not only is the gold inlay raised above the surface of the blade. The decoration on the bolsa is three dimensional, the figures curve in on the back side. And all the gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By rand
Jerry, Looking forward to this show and chatting...

Jerry,

Looking forward to this show and chatting with other collectors. Hoping to get a table but not holding my breath....... Have a few Islamic arms to bring along....

rand
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,307
Posted By rand
Round link chain mail

Hello,

From the photo's it is a little hard to make a determination, the shape of the link, type of rivet head are important factors.

One thing I can definately say it is certainly not and early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By rand
hartford antique arms show

Will anyone from this forum be attending the Hartford Antique Arms Show October 10,11...... Supposed to be a very good show....

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By rand
If someone can offer a translation of whom the...

If someone can offer a translation of whom the maker is that may would assist in a more accurate dating.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By rand
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