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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,732
Posted By vilhelmsson
I recently received delivery of a similar Type D...

I recently received delivery of a similar Type D Viking Age spearhead. I was eager to see if it had pattern welding. The core seems to be pattern-welded, though it could also be some clever...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By vilhelmsson
Reventlov, Fair enough. It's unclear from my...

Reventlov, Fair enough. It's unclear from my source whether it's all Ingelrii's found in one geographic location that all have the same composition on the opposite face or if it's all Ingelrii's with...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By vilhelmsson
Hello Ibrahiim, I stand by my analysis. All...

Hello Ibrahiim,

I stand by my analysis. All experts have bias. And I tried to be gentle in my analysis.

A semi-mythical 10th century Norwegian king, central to the contrived Norwegian conversion...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By vilhelmsson
Jim, Fascinating analysis! I just read through...

Jim,

Fascinating analysis!

I just read through the Feuerbach article, and I have some concerns with it. But I am also intrigued by it. We can do no more than speculate about many of the details of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By vilhelmsson
Lee, Thank you for the close ups on the khanda...

Lee,

Thank you for the close ups on the khanda and firangi. Very helpful observation on the metallurgical analysis; it's going in the evaluation toolbox.

Jim,

Thank you for your observations. I...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By vilhelmsson
In "The Vlfberht sword blade...

In "The Vlfberht sword blade reevaluated," from 2008, noted sword scholar Anne Stalsberg says that the high count on documented Ingelrii's is 37 by Geibig. Of those 37, she accepts 32.

For...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By vilhelmsson
@fernando, on many more looks.... Regarding the...

@fernando, on many more looks....

Regarding the profuse engraving, the amount of engraving seems similar in length to a Carvalho mark you posted many years ago....
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you. And I'm not sure. Many things are...

Thank you.

And I'm not sure. Many things are within the realm of possibility!

The sword was likely commissioned during Aurangzeb's reign. At least one of Aurangzeb’s swords was stamped Andrea...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By vilhelmsson
European Maker's Marks on an Indian Firanghi

I recently acquired the firanghi pictured below. I'm posting it here because I have questions about the visible European maker's marks on the blade.

Short background: The sword is believed to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By vilhelmsson
Well, you guys know what they say about a fool...

Well, you guys know what they say about a fool and his money :D

The challenge for me, of course, is that it's a lot easier to learn about good stuff in books than the cheap looking stuff that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Marius. And I have your etching guide...

Thank you Marius. And I have your etching guide bookmarked.

I must shamefully admit that the poor hilt is what caught my touristy eye :o Do you have any thoughts on whether it was intended for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By vilhelmsson
Ariel and Ibrahiim, You both have a good eye, or...

Ariel and Ibrahiim,

You both have a good eye, or at least good intuition. I received a few things after this that I was a bit more excited about, and I forgot about my initial thoughts on looking at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By vilhelmsson
18th Century Zoomporhic Shamshir

Hello,

I picked up this sword recently. It was offered as an 18th century Indian shamshir.

I wanted to solicit the thoughts of the forum about what it's purpose is, and if anyone was familiar with...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th October 2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By vilhelmsson
The Rapier and the Small-Sword 1460-1820

As a heads up to everyone, AVB Norman's "The Rapier and the Small-Sword 1460-1820" was just reissued by Ken Trotman Books. This is a very important, and scarce, work on these swords. The cheapest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,214
Posted By vilhelmsson
Jens, The actual guidelines are very...

Jens,

The actual guidelines are very non-specific, but that pdf will point you in the right direction. They need a "qualified appraisal." Each country can interpret that differently. There is no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,214
Posted By vilhelmsson
Here's a guide for museums on the care and...

Here's a guide for museums on the care and documentation, including proper shipping practices, of ivory antiquities:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,214
Posted By vilhelmsson
Hey guys, Not to gloat (too much), but I just had...

Hey guys, Not to gloat (too much), but I just had a box of swords arrive in California from Italy. It shipped FedEx International Economy on Wednesday, 10/9, and was delivered in California on...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By vilhelmsson
In the interest of science and the arts, I...

In the interest of science and the arts, I combined and ordered the scanned images into a single pdf which is attached hereto.
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you. This is amazing :D

Thank you. This is amazing :D
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Corrado and Fernando. I am not...

Thank you Corrado and Fernando.

I am not concerned about the duplicates. I mentioned it in passing as a possible cause for the missing pages as someone who has had professionally to scan a lot of...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,617
Posted By vilhelmsson
Wow! Thank you to you both for your hard work on...

Wow! Thank you to you both for your hard work on this. This is very helpful.

There were a lot of pages to scan and I noticed some duplicates and some missing pages. Do you happen to have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By vilhelmsson
Hi Jim, As a new member, I must say that I've...

Hi Jim,

As a new member, I must say that I've seen some of what you refer to. However, I must say that I think the members of this forum are much more polite than, for example, another major forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By vilhelmsson
I've had a conversation with a US Customs...

I've had a conversation with a US Customs Specialist about this recently, and he was very helpful. He's based in Alaska with the Walrus Ivory Taskforce. If you're shipping to the US, he's a good...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By vilhelmsson
FWIW, I reviewed my copy of Blades and Barrels,...

FWIW, I reviewed my copy of Blades and Barrels, and there is only one pepperbox sword in the book. It was made by Robert Lawton under US Patent number 481, and it does not resemble your sword.

There...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th August 2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By vilhelmsson
Nice painting! We should probably forget many...

Nice painting!

We should probably forget many Americans' first intro to the sport, the tragically anachronistic, Rambo 3. https://youtu.be/VkZq52nqb_Q
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