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Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Kmaddock
Historic armour stolen from Louvre recovered

Hi All,
Nice set of Italian armour recovered after been stolen 40 years ago from The Louvre reported in todays...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Kmaddock
I have made handles from horn and it worked out...

I have made handles from horn and it worked out great

In our local pet food there are all sort if things for Dog chews and one is Bufallo horn !
I never taught I would be purchasing items for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Shayde, In the job lot of items you got a...

Hi Shayde,

In the job lot of items you got a fantastic, in my mind Sossun Pattah, you have up on another post.

So if the other items are corroded beyond normal collector value (like this Item) so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely example Elephant hide I believe Here is...

Lovely example

Elephant hide I believe

Here is a link to my a lot worse to wear one

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26260

Regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks all for considered comments A few...

Hi All

Thanks all for considered comments

A few more pictures to hopefully help, looks like an authentic old piece alright

Shaft cut down though with overall length of 1.5 M

wood is around 35mm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Colin, Here is a free on line book on...

Hi Colin,

Here is a free on line book on Traditional Archery from around the world

http://archery.lv/wp-content/uploads/dokumenti/materiali/Traditional_Archery.pdf

see pg 96 pic 78 looks v...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Norman 3 minutes what took you so long? :)...

Hi Norman

3 minutes what took you so long?
:)
I wonder does it have much age to it being Chinese it is such a throw of the dice.
Regards

Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Kmaddock
Interesting spear head

Hi,

I was just what's app'ed this picture from a mate
any idea as to what it is?
I am requesting more info size etc.

Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Colin Live auction so no photos as per...

Thanks Colin

Live auction so no photos as per forum rules
If it is going cheap I will go for it.
Cheers
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Kmaddock
A very nice collection indeed I am looking at...

A very nice collection indeed

I am looking at some Spears which at first glance I took to be Zulu but the
tang for the spear head is square rather than round, is this unusual or incorrect?

Due to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Joe. No the handle is not going to be...

Hi Joe.

No the handle is not going to be Wootz
The handle is made of 2 parts sheet steel generally brazed together, I would think the pieces are formed first before brazing.

Be careful, I picked...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Kmaddock
شمشیر...

شمشیر بکف دیکھ کے حیدر کے پسر...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi See this...

Hi

See this thread

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26554

I have no information other than this thread but it definitely has iron bands on the top.

Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks David, Yes I think it is a nice piece...

Thanks David,

Yes I think it is a nice piece too, I am told it came out of a very old high end collection. The item I swapped for it held no interest or value to me so basically it was free, which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Kmaddock
Kukuri with tulwar handle and Koftgari blade

Hi

Just picked this up tonight and I think it is special.

blade 500mm long and handle another 120 mm.

Lovely Koftgari with what looks to me as Arabic writing on the blade (according to lady in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Kmaddock
You have posted 2 lovely Pata, this the last...

You have posted 2 lovely Pata, this the last Indian sword type on my wish list
well done on such acquisitions.

I look forward to learning more as you have prompted me to be more proactive in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Nice item alright but mine is bigger...

Hi

Nice item alright but mine is bigger ;-)

see this thread

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26169


They would be a good pairing. There are no markings on mine at all. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Tim for the pointer I have had a good...

Thanks Tim for the pointer
I have had a good search around but cant find anything similar
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By Kmaddock
Unusual club for identification, south African maybe?

HI All and happy Christmas to you everyone.

I got this club as part of a deal and have no idea on it?

It is timber shafted 59 cm long with a 20 mm diameter shaft

head is 11 cm long and approx. 60...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By Kmaddock
Happy Christmas all, Thanks for all the advice...

Happy Christmas all,

Thanks for all the advice information and chat over the year.

This year I gathered a surprising amount of items against the Covid odds hopefully next year brings us all more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By Kmaddock
Zulu Knobber/Knobkerrie info

Hi.

I have had my eye out for one of these for a while and found one for sale in mixed auction lot.

Would anyone who is reasonably knowledgeable on these items be prepared to take a PM off me with...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,303
Posted By Kmaddock
Great looking item It looks like a real multi...

Great looking item

It looks like a real multi tool of a weapon with spikes and blades in all directions, like the African throwing knives in a way.

Personally I take a similar approach to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,294
Posted By Kmaddock
Totally can relate to this I have had 3 fully...

Totally can relate to this
I have had 3 fully loaded weapons in my collection
2 were easy enough to get ball and charge out of

The brown bess was a lot more troublesome
I had to weld a wood screw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Interesting item I was wondering what age...

Hi
Interesting item
I was wondering what age would you put on this club
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Kubur for your kind words I did not think...

Thanks Kubur for your kind words

I did not think it was anything special other than a Dahl, I actually prefer the Sudanese shield I posted earlier.

I did think it was particularly large though...
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