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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:40 PM
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Posted By spiral
Found it, the titles not quite as grandiose as...

Found it, the titles not quite as grandiose as Cameron Stones, but its getting there!

"The World Encyclopaedia of Swords & Sabres, An Authoritative History & Visual Directory of Edged Weapons from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:02 PM
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Posted By spiral
mmmm Cant fully recall Ariel, but I think Ive...

mmmm Cant fully recall Ariel, but I think Ive still got one, a friend gave me as a present somewhere... Give me a day or so to see if I can find it....

;) {Deliberate smiley!} :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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Posted By spiral
These ones are often made in china nowadays, but...

These ones are often made in china nowadays, but yours is Nepali!

In the original manufacture a cut & filed thin brass disk would go on top of hilt & be held by a small nail driven through it. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 159
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Posted By spiral
Didn't realise there was a smiley face there...

Didn't realise there was a smiley face there Ariel, Apologies for my slap dash cut & paste.

As Fernando recognised & Kronckew points out, it was an error of miss editing, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,017
Posted By spiral
His books are full of incredibly misidentified...

His books are full of incredibly misidentified pieces. I suggest you get a couple of his books to read....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By spiral
Hi Tim, They look made from planks of timber...

Hi Tim,

They look made from planks of timber rather than hewn from a trunk? Is that how they should be made? I have no idea but seems strange to me?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By spiral
Excellent Indian blade lovely hilt as well!

Excellent Indian blade lovely hilt as well!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By spiral
Fascinating one... Im interested t see the...

Fascinating one... Im interested t see the deductions!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By spiral
Its certainly different!

Its certainly different!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
It is a shame that people who can not recognise...

It is a shame that people who can not recognise recent low quality work... {just look at those brass edges!.} Get so upset at those who point out that it is.{ After ther declartation & wows! about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
Me to Rick... some comments & the attitude...

Me to Rick... some comments & the attitude that goes with them deserve a concise reply though... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
That's is a beuty! Some newbie collectors,...

That's is a beuty!



Some newbie collectors, who are also not trained cabinet makers would think that! :D

I love it when people try for sarcasm but miss the irony of there own statements! ;) ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By spiral
I look forward to the pics! Regards, Spiral

I look forward to the pics!

Regards,
Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
No problem Stu, I like thread veer! But I would...

No problem Stu, I like thread veer!

But I would never argue flintlocks weren't in use recently....

Just wall guns... ;)

Not very good pics, I have better somewhere, but here some Maoist rebel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By spiral
They look quite fresh to me.... I doubt if the...

They look quite fresh to me.... I doubt if the blades show any pattern , but would be delighted to be proven wrong.. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
Very interesting guys,I have evidence of ethnic...

Very interesting guys,I have evidence of ethnic Brown bess use in the last 10 years. {During Nepals civil war.} But is that relevant?

The point {I thought} was rather more about monster jezail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
Greetings Ibahiim!. Thank you.... I did...

Greetings Ibahiim!.

Thank you.... I did wonder!

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
I think the dodgy crown stamp over a 2 does not...

I think the dodgy crown stamp over a 2 does not resemble the Nepali Brown bess lock in any way shape or form. {Looking on 22 inch monitor at time 400% enlagment.}

Old Afganistan NWF Brown bess lock...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By spiral
Looks good. I think Gene {Atlantia} posted a...

Looks good.

I think Gene {Atlantia} posted a couple of the same genre a few years ago?... not sure he ever got to the final origin... Anything from Saudi to India I recall...

But the spike...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By spiral
Love the sandwich!

Love the sandwich!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By spiral
A lovely piece! What great forging! So it is a...

A lovely piece! What great forging!

So it is a rounded horse tooth pattern of mono steel inserted in a twist core sandwich?

Beautiful!

I would have never guessed Chinese in my ignorance... Its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
The barrels a lovely old thing. Seeing the...

The barrels a lovely old thing.


Seeing the stamp on the lock, it looks also later copy work.{Not as recent as timber or brass though...}

I guess they had a nice old barrel so built everything else...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
Pakistan flag symbol was said a little tongue in...

Pakistan flag symbol was said a little tongue in cheek Ward, ;)

But seemed a lot more likely than the original Turkish attribution?

As for sharp edges on the brass I agree. I think you could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,404
Posted By spiral
Translates to { I presume. If I may be so...

Translates to { I presume. If I may be so presumptuous ;) } , it normal in some parts of the modern commercial market for these to be old barrels & locks to be installed in brand new woodwork &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By spiral
No... It is what it says... An early 1960 Amman...

No... It is what it says... An early 1960 Amman made Shibrya..
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