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Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, This previous discussion...

Hi Wayne,
This previous discussion goes into the G double G aspect.
Regards,
Norman.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23957&highlight=osborn
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This article may give more insight on the...

Hi,
This article may give more insight on the Garde Ecossaise or Scottish Guard.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garde_Écossaise and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, As has been said previously a...

Hi Rick,
As has been said previously a really lovely example. On the basis of the script I reckon Rasak may be the correct designation but with the fluidity in that region at that time who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The scabbard fittings might have a bearing...

Hi,
The scabbard fittings might have a bearing on the origin?
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here is one of mine, a Tulwar with...

Hi,
Here is one of mine, a Tulwar with possible Afghan connections, the pinned hilt. Again an inscription that has so far defied identification possibly because it may be just be nonsensical....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Seems to be quite a common occurrence with...

Hi,
Seems to be quite a common occurrence with weapons from this area and likely done locally. Here is a pistol of mine with similar type markings. These inscriptions are usually untranslatable as...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This thread might be of interest...

Hi,
This thread might be of interest http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24997&highlight=17thc
I bought this sword with the understanding that in all probability it was a Victorian copy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By Norman McCormick
An explanation of the tack holes from our friend...

An explanation of the tack holes from our friend Michael.

Butt plates did not normally appear before the 1580's on European military muskets, and they were made of very thin hammered iron attached...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By Norman McCormick
Butt end comparison if you'll pardon the...

Butt end comparison if you'll pardon the phraseology.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Just a thought, I have no idea...

Hi Rick,
Just a thought, I have no idea re the lock and barrel but the stock appears to me to be circa 17thC European. Here is a photo of my European snaphaunce circa 1700 albeit with...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Norman McCormick
De nada meu amigo :) ;)

De nada meu amigo :) ;)
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, I reckon this is...

Hi Fernando,
I reckon this is the one you are looking for.
My Regards,
Norman.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7538&highlight=rapier
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Udo, As a Son of Caledonia perhaps...

Hi Udo,
As a Son of Caledonia perhaps one day I could help you to repatriate this fabulous gun. :D Many congratulations on your latest acquisition. :cool: :cool: :cool:
My...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By Norman McCormick
A little late but a Merry Christmas to one and...

A little late but a Merry Christmas to one and all and Best Wishes for 2020
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By Norman McCormick
Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This would appear to be Liege 1852/3....

Hi,
This would appear to be Liege 1852/3.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Another couple of images that could be...

Hi,
Another couple of images that could be relevant.
Regards,
Norman.

P.S. The black and white image is by Henri Bonnart and I believe is from the late 16thC although this could be an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Jens et al, Many...

Hi Jim, Jens et al,
Many thanks for your insight and interest in this piece. It just goes to show that everything requires a little investigation before jumping to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the...

Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the information and the interest.

Hi Jens,
The mark could very well be the outline of a Katar. The periphery of the mark where it is not protected by the langets...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By Norman McCormick
Tulwar info please.

Hi,
I seem to remember getting this sword in a job lot about 10yrs ago and consigning it to the garage along with a few other bits. I found it today during the 25yr clear out, cleaned it up a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,853
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Caledonia born and bred although Ulster...

Hi,
Caledonia born and bred although Ulster Irish (County Antrim) on my mothers side and Norwegian on my fathers side. It's refreshingly heartening to see so many from divergent backgrounds get on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,086
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here are a couple of images of a scarf...

Hi,
Here are a couple of images of a scarf weld on one of my Tulwars. There is no interruption to the geometry of the blade in any direction.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,691
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, I must apologise for the...

Hi Rick,
I must apologise for the ridiculous length of time it has taken me to take these photos and post them. Much of my stuff has been in storage for some time and this rifle was among...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Nice house and...

Hi Fernando,
Nice house and great collection :D :cool: ;)
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,691
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, As you can see from this image the tail...

Hi Rick,
As you can see from this image the tail is slightly narrower at one point and then pushed through a slot and rotated to prevent it slipping out.
My Regards,
Norman.
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