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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 10:25 PM
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The scabbard, which is designed to be slung to a...

The scabbard, which is designed to be slung to a saddle, is decorated with "piteado" embroidery, so-called from the use of maguey plant fiber, or "pita" as the thread. It is a traditional Mexican...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,169
Posted By BAW
I have run out of facts on the subject, but...

I have run out of facts on the subject, but ParikiMarks original posting solicited "thoughts", of which I have an abundance. These are my personal opinions, neither provable nor unprovable, and if...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2020, 11:00 PM
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Views: 5,291
Posted By BAW
The shape of the unknown object is very similar...

The shape of the unknown object is very similar to a butchers' steel for sharpening knives.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2020, 06:54 AM
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Views: 7,169
Posted By BAW
In answer to Jim McDougals' query as to how I...

In answer to Jim McDougals' query as to how I concluded that the 1832 foot artillery sword is the "broadsword" used by John Browns' men at Pottawatomie: An 1832 artillery sword is displayed at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,169
Posted By BAW
re. Native American sword

The sword shown in the pictures look very much like the U.S. model 1832 heavy artillery sword, though it is hard to see the distinctive fullers and wasp-waisted blade that would make identification...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,933
Posted By BAW
North American Indian Knife

As to the age of this knife & scabbard, it is sometimes difficult to tell a 20th or 21st century copy from a 19th century original if the proper techniques of hand manufacture are used. The...
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