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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 12:58 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Excellent , thank you Detlef.

Excellent , thank you Detlef.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 09:43 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you Tim ... I thought the blade could be...

Thank you Tim ... I thought the blade could be Central African but it was the grip that foxed me , with it being so similar to Sudanese types .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 01:19 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
African dagger ..a cobbled together hybrid ?

A photo sent by a fellow collector for me to ID . Appears to be a spear blade to which a dagger handle has been added ... would welcome any opinions please.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By thinreadline
If these are British silver hallmarks they dont...

If these are British silver hallmarks they dont really make much sense ... either that , of they are too worn for my eyes to make sense of them !
There has to be the following : a Standard mark ( to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By thinreadline
Any chance of a close up of the hallmarks Ken ?

Any chance of a close up of the hallmarks Ken ?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By thinreadline
Here is an original scabbard ... repros generally...

Here is an original scabbard ... repros generally have the stitching along one edge rather than up the centre of the back ..
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By thinreadline
this almost certainly is an Indian made Baker ......

this almost certainly is an Indian made Baker ... some authorities describe them as 'Indian State Forces' Bakers. In the 1980s World Wide Arms imported a lot of them from India , there is some debate...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By thinreadline
good suggestion Ken .

good suggestion Ken .
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By thinreadline
Kurust can stain your blade so I wouldnt use...

Kurust can stain your blade so I wouldnt use it.
Stubborn rust can be gently removed with a soft brass brush or using the edge of an old copper coin ..... these will not scratch the iron but will...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By thinreadline
Do you have any pictures of markings on your...

Do you have any pictures of markings on your Baker bayonet ? The back edge of the blade near the ricasso is a typical place for makers mark or on the brass languets for unit marks. Can you also do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By thinreadline
Smile It ss a very good looking knife Ian and I think...

It ss a very good looking knife Ian and I think you did very well indeed to buy anything in London for 14 , including a cup of coffee !
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By thinreadline
ID of maker mark on dagger

Does anyone know what maker this is please ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 01:22 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By thinreadline
yes those handles are very similar in style.

yes those handles are very similar in style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 12:52 AM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By thinreadline
Very interesting to see such an excellent...

Very interesting to see such an excellent selection of variants of this interesting knife illustrated . I have had several of these over the years and never considered them to be as early as you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By thinreadline
Superb ! Happy Christmas !

Superb ! Happy Christmas !
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By thinreadline
Love it .. Happy Christmas !

Love it .. Happy Christmas !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By thinreadline
I shall ask my friend for dimensions and get...

I shall ask my friend for dimensions and get back to you, thanks for your interest.
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By thinreadline
ha ha ... yes over the years , he has !

ha ha ... yes over the years , he has !
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By thinreadline
Happy Christmas to all at Vikingsword

Happy Christmas to all at Vikingsword
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By thinreadline
A mystery club

A friend has sent me these pictures of a club , but I cannot ID it , can anyone else out there ? Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By thinreadline
The way the shaft swells out towards the grip end...

The way the shaft swells out towards the grip end is very reminiscent of the weapons of Zulu and other Bantu tribes of S E Africa . Many years ago I bought the contents of a Boer War / Zulu war...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By thinreadline
ha ha ... how true ... as it happens I am a...

ha ha ... how true ... as it happens I am a botanist !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By thinreadline
Thank you , that is a real eye opener , I had...

Thank you , that is a real eye opener , I had never come across these before and was quite unaware of the diversity of types that occur.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By thinreadline
Thanks Tim ... sorry but what did you mean by...

Thanks Tim ... sorry but what did you mean by your last sentence ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By thinreadline
Swordfish sword ?

'Fished' this out of my heap recently and thought I would ask if anyone had any thoughts on where it came from and what it is made from .
It appears to be made from bone of some kind and with the...
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