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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Richard G
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http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21422

Hope this works
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By Richard G
Are there traces of inlay in the marks, or is it...

Are there traces of inlay in the marks, or is it a trick of the photography?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,326
Posted By Richard G
I think, if the date 1229 was using the Jalali...

I think, if the date 1229 was using the Jalali calendar it corresponds to 1850 Gregorian.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By Richard G
Wheat etc. carved on a handle I would normally...

Wheat etc. carved on a handle I would normally associate with a bread knife.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,793
Posted By Richard G
Other than EIC or locally made locks there is...

Other than EIC or locally made locks there is possibly, or probably,a third type of lock that can confuse the issue.
It is known the EIC purchased lesser quality arms for trading purposes, in Africa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,793
Posted By Richard G
Jim, Whether or not your lock is original EIC is...

Jim,
Whether or not your lock is original EIC is difficult to say from the photo's. The main components look as if they could be; but if so it has definitely suffered some local tinkering in that all...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By Richard G
The old East India Company mark was a...

The old East India Company mark was a "4" surmounting a heart. This could explain in being adopted by local manufactures as a mark of "quality" in some instances.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,840
Posted By Richard G
Another big one is the ZamZamma in...

Another big one is the ZamZamma in Lahore.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamzama
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Richard G
Those 'hallmarks' are certainly not British. They...

Those 'hallmarks' are certainly not British.
They look possibly islamic.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Richard G
Maybe not that old, but I think it's provenance...

Maybe not that old, but I think it's provenance makes it quite interesting.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Richard G
Can you screw it together with the carved...

Can you screw it together with the carved surfaces on the outside?
I was wondering whether it could be some form of button, or cuff link, or similar.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Richard G
For what it's worth, and probably not much, I'd...

For what it's worth, and probably not much, I'd say the style of the lettering on the stamps on these blades is consistent with a British manufacture. I'm not saying this makes them British, just...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,512
Posted By Richard G
Again, I throw this in not knowing whether or not...

Again, I throw this in not knowing whether or not it is relevant or particularly pertinent - but if it is English, shouldn,t it be hallmarked?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By Richard G
Kubur, Thank you, we live and...

Kubur,
Thank you, we live and learn.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By Richard G
Doesn't the inscription indicate that it, at...

Doesn't the inscription indicate that it, at least, is more likely to be Syrian than Balkan?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By Richard G
Double set triggers on Mausers for hunting were...

Double set triggers on Mausers for hunting were not that unusual in the 1920's and 1930's.
I can see the benefit for long range European stalking, but not so sure about African big game!
Best...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Richard G
I believe Nantes was the great slave-trading port...

I believe Nantes was the great slave-trading port of the French during that era.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Richard G
Mark, It's a shame there were no more photo's on...

Mark,
It's a shame there were no more photo's on the Bonham's site. I'm sure I've seen more, but can't remember where or when, or much of the detail.
William and Mary coinage usually has a profile of...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Richard G
Some things I notice about the heads on this...

Some things I notice about the heads on this sword which may or may not have significance;-

William and Mary were made joint monarchs, but only one head is crowned.

The crowned head is on the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Richard G
Hmm, I'm not sure everyone would agree with this...

Hmm, I'm not sure everyone would agree with this version of 'the Glorious Revolution'. The monarch he deposed was James II who was unpopular because he was a Catholic (it mattered in those days)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I think so. Regards Richard

Yes, I think so.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 122,270
Posted By Richard G
That's a bloody giraffe's head - isn't it?

That's a bloody giraffe's head - isn't it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Richard G
I have to say I think it is more likely an Indian...

I have to say I think it is more likely an Indian made copy of a British carbine.
I don't think a British made, or copy made under British supervision, would have a decorated barrel in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,046
Posted By Richard G
Rather unusual. What is the hilt\handle made...

Rather unusual. What is the hilt\handle made of?
It looks like some kind of root\burr wood.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
To return to the fashionable aspect - I think we...

To return to the fashionable aspect - I think we need to consider the number of volunteer and militia units there were in the UK during the Napoleonic wars. Their purpose was home defence in the...
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