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Forum: European Armoury Today, 08:01 AM
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Posted By David R
Do you mean real two handed swords...

Do you mean real two handed swords "Zweihänder", because for the most part they never had scabbards being carried and used more like a pole arm than a sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By David R
Any further and you risk removing the patina and...

Any further and you risk removing the patina and the pattern. You have a very nice piece there .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By David R
Thank you for posting this excellent thread. I...

Thank you for posting this excellent thread. I think I will be returning to this one again and again.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By David R
Kris from Java, 1811 (c).

This turned up on my News feed, and I thought it might interest some of you, a nice old Keris with provenance.
http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1963-10-309-1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By David R
Look up "Rainbow" knives, they are...

Look up "Rainbow" knives, they are still making them......
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15335&highlight=rainbow
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By David R
I think they just varnished the whole thing,...

I think they just varnished the whole thing, that's why the wire inlay and the but-cap are yellow.
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By David R
It looks like the classic "Blucher...

It looks like the classic "Blucher Sable" to me. The Prussians were making enough of them, or even War Surplus from Britain.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By David R
Bursting is often caused by a blockage rather...

Bursting is often caused by a blockage rather than overloading. I would suspect multiple loads, as in the shooter didn't realise the previous one had not gone off............ I loaned a musket out to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By David R
Well it arrived this afternoon, not the best...

Well it arrived this afternoon, not the best example of the type but it was cheap as these go. Brass mounts, roughly forged and finished steel blade ( not plated ) with no distal taper but a good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By David R
Well I am happy with what people have said here,...

Well I am happy with what people have said here, my real worry was that it was going to be one of souvenir pieces, a 20th C villager is all I could wish for.
My other Kukri is this one, bought for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By David R
Recently acquired Kukri.

Greetings all, although I already have an old Kukri I have been on the look out for another. Seeing this one for sale on-line at what looked to be a bargain price (Boy have they gone up in price) I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By David R
Very much looking forward to further developments...

Very much looking forward to further developments here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,282
Posted By David R
H. Russell Robinson was a big advocate of the...

H. Russell Robinson was a big advocate of the "fore finger" grip, but he also believed there was a difference between War and Hunting Tulwar and the way they were used.
Generally those blades that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By David R
Philippine? It looks very like some of the stuff...

Philippine? It looks very like some of the stuff from there posted here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By David R
What about antler, with the rough outer taken...

What about antler, with the rough outer taken down to the white layer. A friend of mine uses it as a substitute when replacing ivory sword grips.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By David R
Latest piece, a Gunong.

Arrived today, having made a trouble free journey from the USA to my door. Many thanks to Spunger for selling me this truly excellent example. I could not be happier, and the photo's do not really do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By David R
Re. breech plugs in toradors, this subject has...

Re. breech plugs in toradors, this subject has come up a couple of times at meetings of the Royal Armouries Association. According to one of the curators a slightly oversized plug is made, the breech...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By David R
Nice item, I had something similar a few years...

Nice item, I had something similar a few years ago but swapped it on for some other stuff. Not at all sure now that I did the smart thing.
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By David R
Hiya, the Facebook page is open to all who are...

Hiya, the Facebook page is open to all who are interested, as are the meetings. My apologies for this very late update... sometimes I miss stuff, or just lose track.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By David R
Better photo's, without the glare.

Better photo's, without the glare.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By David R
This one!

This one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,129
Posted By David R
The black alloy is more likely Bidriware a zinc...

The black alloy is more likely Bidriware a zinc and copper alloy much used in India.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidriware
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By David R
I think you will find it was made as a display...

I think you will find it was made as a display piece. I have seen something like this before.... Also you would need to forge each operation/piece to completion before starting the next. In its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,157
Posted By David R
Once upon a time, there was no internet, no...

Once upon a time, there was no internet, no collectors forums, no Google and no Wikipedia. Now there are!
I have been collecting for 49 years, starting with some absolute rubbish and working my way...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By David R
Here we are after the first lot of cleaning. Next...

Here we are after the first lot of cleaning. Next up a widow polish and an etch to see if it worth taking it much further.
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