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Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Lee
Wink So, once upon a time long ago, someone may have...

So, once upon a time long ago, someone may have had an old halberd and wanted a boar spear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Lee
Thank you Ian. The overall length is 81.125...

Thank you Ian.

The overall length is 81.125 inches. There is no finial or treatment of the end of the shaft, nor evidence of one previously.

Here are some additional images:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Lee
Wink Thank you, gentlemen. The methuk is separate and...

Thank you, gentlemen. The methuk is separate and also solid - this is fairly obvious looking up from the tang in the area usually hidden by the pole. It has been very carefully fitted to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Lee
Thank you ... and ...understood. :)

Thank you ... and ...understood. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Lee
Question Indonesian? Spear

I had promised in another thread (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25336) to post a picture of a spear whose thin white metal sleeve with rolled edges located over the shaft below the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Lee
Alan, Looking at your picture of the item labeled...

Alan,
Looking at your picture of the item labeled "keris cuntrik" in the Den Pasar Museum, is this item from Lew's collection essentially of the same type?

Additional images and description...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Ivory and other forbidden fruits

Ivory rules are very complex these days and often do not follow common sense. It is very important to know the rules for where you live and the rules that apply should an item have to cross a border...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st January 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By Lee
Book Wanted: IX-XIII a. baltų kalavijai

I am trying to find a copy of IX-XIII a. baltų kalavijai by Vytautas Kazakevičius.
If you have one for sale, please contact me by PM or at ljones@vikingsword.com with asking price and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Sticky: Posting Photos
Views: 40,643
Posted By Lee
Wink Updated size limit and how to use built in Windows 10 features to prepare your images

The size limit for images of most types that may be used for attachments has been doubled to 2 Mb. The maximum pixel limit in either dimension remains 1280.

In Windows 10 you may use two of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,825
Posted By Lee
I have set the image file size restriction up to...

I have set the image file size restriction up to 2 Mb; the pixel width/height is set to 1280 - this is mostly for formatting so the text does not require using the slider-bar to read.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Lee
I imagine some sort of hard to get license would...

I imagine some sort of hard to get license would be required to legally send such a thing out of China, but there are a lot of great items that have been in Europe for decades, if not centuries and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Lee
I would think, if the item is coming from the UK,...

I would think, if the item is coming from the UK, then the China trade sanctions would not be applicable and the EU sanctions should not involve this type of item. Was the item imported as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Lee
Quick non-destructive elemental analysis of...

Quick non-destructive elemental analysis of metallic components may be made by X-ray fluorescence (XRF). A local scrapyard or precious metals dealer may have a such unit for scrap sorting and offer a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By Lee
Red face Weirdly enough, at a holiday "winter...

Weirdly enough, at a holiday "winter solstice" party just this past Saturday, a friend showed me a leather whip of penile origin and indicated that it was from a bull. Until then I was in blissful...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Lee
Here are the steps for attaching images:

Here are the steps for attaching images:
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By Lee
I think the features are just too close for this...

I think the features are just too close for this not to be the frame of a scabbard for a Celtic / Roman knife of the style shown above. Sometimes we do see Celtic iron artifacts with provenance of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,315
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Nice, very nice!

Two very, very nice spearheads.

The early winged one appears to definitely have one band of pattern-welding. If the meandering side to side is the 'mirror image' on the back side, then this likely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By Lee
Often, when I was listing, the eBay system 'saw'...

Often, when I was listing, the eBay system 'saw' a keyword of 'concern' and did not offer GSP. Good for them. But, PB and eBay need to get together and harmonize their systems so that GSP is never...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Beautiful!

That is one beautiful sword regardless of where the blade was made! My initial impression is for a European origin for the blade and we know from Oakeshott’s writings that inscriptions on many old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By Lee
Angry If you go to the official eBay community forums...

If you go to the official eBay community forums you will find endless GSP horror stories and complaints along these lines of inappropriate but reimbursed seizure, about shoddy repacking leading to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By Lee
Question Bandolier for Identification

Received in my e-mail with a request for identification of origin and age
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lee
This kris is in the Museo del Ejército (Army...

This kris is in the Museo del Ejército (Army Museum) in Toledo, Spain. My thoughts on its age were similar to those expressed above, despite the fact that I have long carried a strong suspicion that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By Lee
Here is an old thread showing several more...

Here is an old thread showing several more examples (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22851)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lee
Question Kris behind glass

Here are a few images of a kris on display in an important museum. For now, I'll not prejudice the discussion with details from the museum's descriptive tag.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up exactly how I like them

Really nice and exactly how I like them! Whatever the reason for the unassuming hilt - and Ian's thoughts about it being mounted for serious use as a weapon make sense to me - I much prefer a great...
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