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Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! Fernando, I had no idea you had so many! You...

Wow! Fernando, I had no idea you had so many! You are right to change your name from 'Nando the Rapier' to 'The blunderbuss Fury' or some such... :D :rolleyes:

Very nice examples of which I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th August 2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By M ELEY
Yes, a truly despicable pirate with a rum named...

Yes, a truly despicable pirate with a rum named after him. He died of cirrhosis, all bloated and jaundiced. It is interesting how fate works, however. For instance, bringing up that explosion you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry, I was at work and sleeping! Timo, I am a...

Sorry, I was at work and sleeping!

Timo, I am a horrible judge of weights. My daughter used to have a mini-scale for measuring portions, but it's long gone. Perhaps a more accurate weight would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By M ELEY
Hello all and thanks for...

Hello all and thanks for responding!

Shakethetrees, yes, that is an excellent effect and look! I will definitely consider it for my dau.

Timo Nieminen, the sword appears to be very sound, weighs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks, Shakethetrees. I'd like to see the effect...

Thanks, Shakethetrees. I'd like to see the effect it gives.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By M ELEY
Bump-

Bump-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By M ELEY
A Chinese dau

I saved this old sword from a terrible fate! :rolleyes: Some non-Phi Beta Kappa had steel welded it to a dumbbell weight, so that it stood up as an 'object de art'. With the help of a dremil tool,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,406
Posted By M ELEY
A Chinese dau

Resurrecting this old thread! Here's a Chinese dau, as a nod to the pirates of the South China Sea region-
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th August 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By M ELEY
It really is amazing when you start to research...

It really is amazing when you start to research some of the tools that we take for granted today. Awhile back, I picked up what I thought might be a rough colonial spontoon blade with corrosion and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th August 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By M ELEY
With extremely rare exceptions, I agree with you,...

With extremely rare exceptions, I agree with you, Alan, about piracy. I met a man my age (nearly 50) who was a Cambodian refuge in a camp with his mother and 4 siblings. He told me a horrific story...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th August 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By M ELEY
Spectacular 3 masted brig! You've got great taste...

Spectacular 3 masted brig! You've got great taste in maritime art, Rick!

Alan, haven't seen it yet, but I'm told it's great. Some controversy, though, about the real Phillips putting the crew in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th August 2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 526
Posted By M ELEY
Indeed, alive and well they still are, but they...

Indeed, alive and well they still are, but they are perceived more as bandits these days. During the Golden Age, it could be argued that at least some of them had morals and a code they followed...
Forum: Swap Forum 5th August 2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By M ELEY
Now on Kindle and free shipping if ordered...

Now on Kindle and free shipping if ordered through Amazon!
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry I missed your reply, Ken. Fascinating...

Sorry I missed your reply, Ken. Fascinating article! I am also intrigued by the pike shown. It resembles the common gaff hooks on naval vessels of the time. Thanks for posting it and good luck on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,968
Posted By M ELEY
Jim, you need to write a book about all of your...

Jim, you need to write a book about all of your experiences and such! I've said that before! I, fir one, would love to see your research on the wrecks published here, at least! I think with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,968
Posted By M ELEY
I know there is controversy with Mr. Clifford's...

I know there is controversy with Mr. Clifford's find, but as Jim points out, this man is an expert. I refuse to believe he can't tell construction materials from an old wreck. The naysayers might...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By M ELEY
I always liked the infantry briquettes of this...

I always liked the infantry briquettes of this type. As it corresponds to the French model, Jim, would it have the typical 'St Eteinne' marking on the blade. as many do? I was wondering if any of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,968
Posted By M ELEY
:D :rolleyes:

:D :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By M ELEY
A terrible loss to the antique arms community! He...

A terrible loss to the antique arms community! He will be missed and we are lucky to have much of his knowledge preserved here-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By M ELEY
A terrible loss to the antique arms community! He...

A terrible loss to the antique arms community! He will be missed and we are lucky to have much of his knowledge preserved here-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,968
Posted By M ELEY
Wow! I wasn't aware of that. Yes, controversial,...

Wow! I wasn't aware of that. Yes, controversial, but still a fascinating fellow. Kind of like a pirate, eh? ;)
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By M ELEY
I think this cutlass-type sword is Philippine,...

I think this cutlass-type sword is Philippine, based on the golak-style blade- :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,968
Posted By M ELEY
Well, that explains why Mr. Clifford didn't get...

Well, that explains why Mr. Clifford didn't get back to me! I contacted him via the Whydah Museum several months ago about a blurb for my book. He contacted me back and said he'd do it!! I was blown...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd July 2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By M ELEY
The big day is finally here! The book is now on...

The big day is finally here! The book is now on Amazon (with free shipping, I believe) and in the Barnes and Noble database! I also created a little book trailer on Youtube with the help of some...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By M ELEY
Just a repeat of my PM to you, Fernando! Wow! A...

Just a repeat of my PM to you, Fernando! Wow! A spectacular piece for your collection! I have no problem saying it could very well be (as others have already pointed out) be a naval piece. The lack...
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