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Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Kmaddock
He probably is saying to himself "I just...

He probably is saying to himself

"I just don't get the point"

sorry i couldn't resist this joke
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Canuck welcome to the forum I would go with...

Hi Canuck
welcome to the forum
I would go with it being a Royal House Guards type sword as being a possible match
is the blade straight and does it have a bulbus bit at the top (google pipeback...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Kmaddock
hi I have the following scabbard that I have had...

hi
I have the following scabbard that I have had in my lose ends box
if it looks like a fit let me know and i will give it to you for nothing (just give a euro or two to a charity of your choice) ...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi It looks v similar to a french one i once...

Hi
It looks v similar to a french one i once had
Mine had the armoury name and a date engraved on the inside just above the peascod
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,813
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All I'm 51 and collecting militaria since i...

Hi All

I'm 51 and collecting militaria since i was 14 or so . My dad worked part time in England with an ex WWII para, Paul the Para had no children and he knew I had an interest in militaria.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Guys Well i have purchased the item so we...

Thanks Guys

Well i have purchased the item so we will see what turns up
price was minimal enough and I need new things to keep me sane.

(The seller is a delivery van driver so he might be out my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Kmaddock
stone axe

Hi

A picker i buy from with sent me these pictures of a stone axe he came across.

we are in lock down for awhile so i will not be able to see item in hand.

It looks from the patina on the handle...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd March 2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Kmaddock
Looking for a charleville musket bayonet

Has anyone a French bayonet for a Model 1777 musket for sale
Commonly known as a Charleville musket
Thanks
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Do you think the tang has been worked on as it...

Hi
Do you think the tang has been worked on as it Looks to be very small in relation to the blade

I would have taught if it was mounted in a shaft the leverage of the blade would pop the tang out of...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By Kmaddock
Looking for a Tsuka

Hi

Has anyone got a Tsuka, (japanese sword handle) that they are looking to part with.
Does not have to be in perfect condition by any means, just looking to complete a set for my son.
Thanks,

Ken
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All, My personal Rule for auctions is do not...

Hi All,

My personal Rule for auctions is do not spend more than 300 euro on a gamble.

I guess this person had more disposable than me!!


I really appreciate that value of items is not something we...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kmaddock
15th 16th century, this Highland sword

Hi All
interesting sale on a sword at auction last week at Easy live Auction.com

and i have pasted article in here for posterity

I know nothing on the value of these swords but it seems like an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,629
Posted By Kmaddock
Very interesting. I wonder might it be for...

Very interesting.
I wonder might it be for cutting whale blubber or the like?
I like it for the obvious age it displays
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ian =for the images Yes I agree I am now...

Thanks Ian =for the images
Yes I agree I am now leaning towards Papua New Guinea as opposed to Philippine Islands
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All still no luck However I did find this...

Hi All
still no luck
However I did find this free download on ethnic archery
Quiet a good book

http://archery.lv/wp-content/uploads/dokumenti/materiali/Traditional_Archery.pdf

also I may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By Kmaddock
Bow and arrow, Negrito people Philippine?

Hi
Just purchased the following item at a car boot sale, no information from the seller except that is old?

I think it is an Negrito bow and arrow set from the Philippines but I cant find much...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi. Lansquenet I know nothing about either of...

Hi. Lansquenet

I know nothing about either of your items you have recently posted but I do admire your taste and would like to extend a warm welcome to our little patch of the internet.
Kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,629
Posted By Kmaddock
My observations, and they are not based on...

My observations, and they are not based on anything concrete

To me it looks as if a wooden handle would have gone around the cross bar below the blade.

To use as a weapon though a circular piece of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely Gun Congratulations! can you tell me...

Lovely Gun
Congratulations!

can you tell me what is the ball with the hole in it on the ram rod for and thanks for showing the screw off part on the bottom of the grip, I assume it is for cleaning...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kmaddock
Normally on antique guns of mine the bit on the...

Normally on antique guns of mine the bit on the trigger that pushes up the sear is quiet worn but it looks perfect on this gun
Maybe just never used much though
Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kmaddock
A lot better pictures, thanks It all looks v v...

A lot better pictures, thanks
It all looks v v clean to me and the screw heads are so perfect
My gut would say this is not a 200 year old gun lock
also those who know about fonts might recognise if...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Most locks I have seen with Brass Pans have...

Hi
Most locks I have seen with Brass Pans have been French so this would be my guess
have a google of
1777 French Flintlock rifle
and you will see similar style
regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Fernando. I hope we all have a restful...

Thanks Fernando.
I hope we all have a restful period in our lives and get to enjoy a break.
Regards to all.
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,838
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for the link. That is one price mark up. I...

Thanks for the link. That is one price mark up. I used be a buyer in a chemistry department so I know pricing.
Raw ingredients for 500 ml would cost under a dollar.

I wish I could make and supply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,838
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Marius Why not make it yourself it is just...

Hi Marius
Why not make it yourself

it is just Nitric acid, Methanol/ethanol/or methelated spirits
I used work in a university chemistry department so i just made it myself, I have a thread on making...
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