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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By David R
Thank you, I feel happier for seeing your...

Thank you, I feel happier for seeing your opinions. It's not an area I am knowledgeable about, and usually avoid buying, but I could not walk past a blade like this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Sorry about the photo's, they were done on my...

Sorry about the photo's, they were done on my rather old phone, in poor light.
My comments were about the blade, which looks over etched compared to most pamor I have seen, and the surface is slick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Here some detail pictures of the blade...

Here some detail pictures of the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Parang, Pedang or what?

Down at Birmingham (UK) Militaria Fair yesterday and came back with a new piece. Evidently from South East Asia, Indonesia way, but from exactly where, and what it should be called, I don't know, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By David R
And it looks republic period Chinese to me... and...

And it looks republic period Chinese to me... and I could be so wrong. Looking forward to more on this one.
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By David R
Personally I have a real liking, and even...

Personally I have a real liking, and even affection for the simpler munitions style arms and armour.... The pieces that went into battle on warriors, as opposed to being worn on the privileged...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By David R
Very nice and interesting swords, an Italian take...

Very nice and interesting swords, an Italian take on basket hilt shearing swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By David R
Exactly the name I was trying to remember.

Exactly the name I was trying to remember.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By David R
It looks like a classic Chinese long sword. I...

It looks like a classic Chinese long sword. I cannot bring the correct name to mind at the moment, but I think it was called something like a "Horse Sword", midway between a pole-arm and a sword and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By David R
Very interesting, and watching for more on this...

Very interesting, and watching for more on this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By David R
Others will weigh in here, but I think you have a...

Others will weigh in here, but I think you have a late period example, rather than a "fake." They were a high status item and survived as "processional" pieces long after they were "battle field"...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By David R
Results of a quick google... In the UK...

Results of a quick google... In the UK firefighters have a different origin to the rest of Europe, being originally Insurance Company employees rather than military.
The last pic is of a "female...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By David R
Nice one!

Nice one!
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By David R
Looks like a fireman's axe or hatchet to me.......

Looks like a fireman's axe or hatchet to me.... Modern ones are all metal, so this looks like a progression from a plain wooden helve to the all metal construction we see now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By David R
As I understand it, Katar daggers were more of a...

As I understand it, Katar daggers were more of a civil weapon than a battlefield weapon, as in fact most daggers are. When swords and spears are on the field a dagger is a last resort used in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By David R
The museum in (Kingstown upon) Hull in the UK has...

The museum in (Kingstown upon) Hull in the UK has a nice display of Whale disassembly tools and this does not look like any I saw there. So I would say Bardiche or Lochaber axe.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By David R
Historical reenactments have been ongoing for the...

Historical reenactments have been ongoing for the last 40 years or more, some of our kit is now well aged enough to be passed off as original. Just a thought.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By David R
It looks like the iron binding on a later Roman...

It looks like the iron binding on a later Roman Pugio scabbard. As for what it actually is........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By David R
As I understand it, Moro spears have a square...

As I understand it, Moro spears have a square tang, and Indonesian a round one....
And still a damn fine piece to have.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By David R
It looks like suassa to me as well.

It looks like suassa to me as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By David R
Funnily enough, mine had a brass guard as well....

Funnily enough, mine had a brass guard as well. Alas, it was sold during a period of poverty.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By David R
I had a similar blade years ago, but a functional...

I had a similar blade years ago, but a functional one. It was a Solingen trade blade (stamped tang) that was covered in acid etched script.

One of my language teachers at the time had a look and...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By David R
The screw on breech-nipple is also typical of...

The screw on breech-nipple is also typical of conversions from flint, and in my experience British Enfield barrels were one piece, it being the replicas that had the added breech-nipple section. I...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By David R
Here is my flint to percussion conversion, on a...

Here is my flint to percussion conversion, on a gun posted here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By David R
PETA (Indonesian: Pembela Tanah Air Defenders...

PETA (Indonesian: Pembela Tanah Air Defenders of the Homeland) or Kyōdo Bōei Giyūgun (郷土防衛義勇軍) was an Indonesian volunteer army...
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