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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 08:17 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thanks Jim , much appreciated .

Thanks Jim , much appreciated .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 12:10 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
well said Ariel !

well said Ariel !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 12:00 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thanks Jim , much appreciated as always . I...

Thanks Jim , much appreciated as always . I suspected as much as the script is very similar to other known Sudanese weapons of this period in my collection , but the beaded scabbard put me off ,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 06:55 PM
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Views: 239
Posted By thinreadline
Arabic script on blade

Can anyone give me an idea of what this blade decoration says , please ? Or is it simply decorative ?
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd February 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By thinreadline
THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST...

THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST .
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd February 2019, 09:49 PM
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Views: 591
Posted By thinreadline
THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD ... THANK YOU FOR YOUR...

THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD ... THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By thinreadline
yes , take your point .... though as has been...

yes , take your point .... though as has been already remarked , it is surprising that 'Mary' is not wearing a crown ... as this 'joint monarchy' was a very important condition of the deal in...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By thinreadline
Is there any hard evidence that the figures...

Is there any hard evidence that the figures depicted are actually William and Mary ?
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By thinreadline
You surely mean James (II) fled the country not...

You surely mean James (II) fled the country not Charles . Charles(II ) had died in 1685 !
Forum: Swap Forum 27th January 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By thinreadline
2 QUIVERS

1. Quiver , presume African . Wood with leather covering and tasselled base . Length 610 mm and 60 mm diameter at the base. 35 inc postage to a UK address , postage outside the UK on request .

2....
Forum: Swap Forum 27th January 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By thinreadline
Massive POWDER HORN

A truly massive POWDER HORN ... made from what I think is a water buffalo horn with brass fittings . It measures 560 mm across the top of the curve and is 140 mm at the widest end. I think , but am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By thinreadline
thanks for that ... very useful info.

thanks for that ... very useful info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2019, 09:24 PM
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Views: 786
Posted By thinreadline
Thanks Colin ... much appreciated. I was veering...

Thanks Colin ... much appreciated. I was veering towards that location , but you have a better idea of that part of the world than me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 04:08 PM
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Views: 786
Posted By thinreadline
Here you go ....

Here you go ....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 02:24 PM
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Views: 786
Posted By thinreadline
Mystery spear ?

Any thoughts on this spear . To me it looks a bit touristy but would welcome opinions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By thinreadline
I fully agree with Corrado on this, in the 1980s...

I fully agree with Corrado on this, in the 1980s and 90s World Wide Arms imported thousands of these and similar guns from India in various states of repair , I bought many at the time.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By thinreadline
Fabulous ! Thanks for the info ! However the...

Fabulous ! Thanks for the info ! However the dagger isnt mine , it belongs to a colleague and he asked me if I knew anything about it , which I didnt . So much appreciation , thanks.
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By thinreadline
thanks , that seems spot on , its a bone handle ....

thanks , that seems spot on , its a bone handle . Much appreciate your help.
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By thinreadline
mystery dagger for ID

Would welcome opinions on this small dagger , thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By thinreadline
yes this is sensible advice , for one thing it...

yes this is sensible advice , for one thing it will be cheaper than in India and if you buy it from a member of this group it will be authentic.
Forum: Swap Forum 10th August 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By thinreadline
SOLD ... thanks for your interest .

SOLD ... thanks for your interest .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,847
Posted By thinreadline
Thanks Colin , that is always what I have...

Thanks Colin , that is always what I have believed . Very envious of your shield, have been after one for over 40 years ! General Earle was from Liverpool and was killed some time after the battle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By thinreadline
I would say the croc scabbard indicates Sudan...

I would say the croc scabbard indicates Sudan rather than India
Forum: Swap Forum 7th August 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By thinreadline
SOLD !

SOLD !
Forum: Swap Forum 7th August 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By thinreadline
Good quality Koummiya

Good quality small Koummiya , 24 cm across the curve in the scabbard, blade length 12 cm. 20 plus postage as follows :
UK 5
Europe 8
Rest of World 9.50
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