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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,809
Posted By David R
I have seen Western percussion muskets with a two...

I have seen Western percussion muskets with a two piece stock as well, though they had a very well fitted mortise and tenon join rather than a V splice. Anything beyond the forward hand grip point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By David R
3d printing, using a nice original as the master?

3d printing, using a nice original as the master?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By David R
I would ask which online market he bought from?...

I would ask which online market he bought from? They tend to protect the buyer, even at the expense of the vendor.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By David R
No great mystery here.... Bronze was always...

No great mystery here....
Bronze was always recycled, and the demand for bronze cannon siphoned up huge amounts of scrap, to the point where very little old copper alloy of any kind survives.
Good...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By David R
You would be surprised how old that blade form...

You would be surprised how old that blade form is, a flat shearing blade with multiple fullers. I was in a Danish museum some years ago and saw the remains of one excavated from a late Roman context....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By David R
Back slung swords turn up all the time, and...

Back slung swords turn up all the time, and having the hilt down is quite common. Japanese prints show this a lot... but it demands a well fitted scabbard or a locking method.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By David R
Could it be African trade gun? These were made up...

Could it be African trade gun? These were made up into the early 20th century, usually in Belgium, and often with spurious stamps and markings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By David R
Wow, and thanks for the photo's.

Wow, and thanks for the photo's.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By David R
I am not going to fiddle with the grip. I will...

I am not going to fiddle with the grip. I will just clean the blade up and perhaps do a test etch, before making any decisions. These things have a history that runs all the way up to when they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By David R
Thank you. Exactly what I was hoping for, a more...

Thank you. Exactly what I was hoping for, a more informed opinion as to origin. Moro was a bit of a default description as I am not very knowledgeable about this area of the World. But I am impressed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By David R
Yes, leather thong. Not my doing, there when I...

Yes, leather thong. Not my doing, there when I bought it. I suspect it's a replacement for the original wrap.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By David R
My latest piece, a Moro? Kris.

After a few years of chasing after one of these, I finally got one. Ideas and suggestions as to actual origin, and age are welcome, as are any comments and insights. They are rather fearsome pieces...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By David R
What is Mamas? An alloy or a local term for a...

What is Mamas? An alloy or a local term for a pure metal?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By David R
That is a fantastic piece! Very nice indeed.

That is a fantastic piece! Very nice indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By David R
A neat summing up methinks of the origin of these...

A neat summing up methinks of the origin of these interesting variations on the original theme.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By David R
"Trench Club"?

"Trench Club"?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By David R
Quite likely a hunting sword assembled in Europe...

Quite likely a hunting sword assembled in Europe in the 18th-19th c. Not that rare, though not that common either. Try using "Pandour" as a search term, also "Naval Yataghan".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,656
Posted By David R
Web sourced, Mongolian Kurgan stelae.

Web sourced, Mongolian Kurgan stelae.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,826
Posted By David R
Regarding the rattan binding, personally I think...

Regarding the rattan binding, personally I think that it is often used after more conventional capucines have been removed. If the originals were silver, either as simple capucines, or as "saddles"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,517
Posted By David R
Thank you for these posts. Very interesting and...

Thank you for these posts. Very interesting and informative.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,686
Posted By David R
My contribution to the thread. A Telek I bought a...

My contribution to the thread. A Telek I bought a couple of years ago... sorry for the quality of the photo's, done on my 'phone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By David R
We could do with a "like" button. Very...

We could do with a "like" button. Very nice pieces, but I have nothing relevant to add to the conversation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By David R
This could be enamel, or even paint. Another...

This could be enamel, or even paint. Another possibility would be a mixture of ground semi precious stone (coral) and glue, something used a lot for jewellery in that part of the world.
And yes, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By David R
Total length including tang is 28 inches, 71...

Total length including tang is 28 inches, 71 centimetres.... Next job, clean and etch to see what it is made of. Then to hilt it, I am in fact considering the karabela/kilij type hilt, as I rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By David R
My latest piece, a Yataghan blade.

Just bought in today at a local antique arms fair. A stripped yataghan blade with a catalogue number from a museum or large collection. I bought it mainly because it had a nice poincon or stamp. Alas...
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