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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By spiral
I bow to my more learned colleges experience.. :)...

I bow to my more learned colleges experience.. :)

In the initial photo It looks like a hilt a friend of mine had had made in India a few years back. It appears I was wrong... :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By spiral
Yes it is a tulwar or talwar , {same word just...

Yes it is a tulwar or talwar , {same word just different imagining of how to spell it in English.}

To my eye Id say the blade is old & the is hilt brand new.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By spiral
I just found the same on the same searches! ...

I just found the same on the same searches! :D

Google will spot the market for such websites maybe?

Does no one else collect old nails? :o

Some of them are amazing! :)

Id be ok if I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By spiral
mmmmmm That nearly happens I must admit.. :D...

mmmmmm




That nearly happens I must admit.. :D

Well the copper & bronze goes in a scrap bag , but the iron ones looked very old, & will be hammered straight & added to the box of other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By spiral
A very true quote Alan. Psychologically I have...

A very true quote Alan.

Psychologically I have to agree that's probably all true.... as even collecting of unnecessary items is probably also a perversion of our innate hunting instinct, First we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By spiral
Some fascinating pieces lads! Thanks for...

Some fascinating pieces lads!

Thanks for sharing, its a nice thread to peruse..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By spiral
That's a Shame Alan... on all counts...:shrug:...

That's a Shame Alan... on all counts...:shrug:

I am totally sure its the reality though..

With kukris they say each finds it rightful owner too.. ;)

I guess magic combined with self...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By spiral
Wink Stubs of nails... fascinating Kronckew, Clearly...

Stubs of nails... fascinating Kronckew, Clearly second use of the timber then.

This morning, while walking the dog I picked up some larch driftwood on the beach with copper roves in it, & some oak...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By spiral
I don't disagree with what you say, but I do...

I don't disagree with what you say, but I do think those 3 pillars of the of the gun & antique trade show community that were just caught, are not immigrants, nor learnt their skills & education at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By spiral
I just was thinking of Battaras terrible loss.......

I just was thinking of Battaras terrible loss.... & the couple of large UK sword collections stolen in the last few years, the fact that these rare & exotic swords in large quantities disappear to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By spiral
Exactly indeed Jim.. I try to learn everyday.. ...

Exactly indeed Jim..

I try to learn everyday.. I am a student...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By spiral
signed for delivery I trust? ;)

signed for delivery I trust? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By spiral
They earliest known & properly dated piece is...

They earliest known & properly dated piece is not always the earliest that existed....

\for the earliest mk.1 kukri Ive ever seen was dated 1903, most prolific collectors have never seen one dated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By spiral
Excellent! As with many fields of criminality,...

Excellent!

As with many fields of criminality, Its the ones who are most charming & "legitimate" who are the most dangerous..

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By spiral
Thank you Jim, that's fascinating! spiral

Thank you Jim, that's fascinating!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By spiral
Aint that the truth...LOL See... linky....

Aint that the truth...LOL See...

linky. (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19820)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By spiral
I can understand that but in truth those bits...

I can understand that but in truth those bits {Tsuba etc.} I could make in my garage tomorrow... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By spiral
Years ago when I had a couple of these to hand, I...

Years ago when I had a couple of these to hand, I discussed them with Robert Wilkinson -Latham because the steel & grinding was unlike anything Ive seen on any other Afghan weapon.

He & the German...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By spiral
looks nice, a light etching would make sense to...

looks nice, a light etching would make sense to me... Just to see what it is made from... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By spiral
I could see that... :o Personally I think you...

I could see that... :o

Personally I think you need to ring prince Charlie & Edward. {using English euphemisms not Yankee ones.. :eek: }


Spiral :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By spiral
O yes... bit embarrassing though!:D But always...

O yes... bit embarrassing though!:D

But always best if one realises ones barking up the wrong tree to accept it though....

Otherwise one just digs oneself a bigger hole..;)

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By spiral
Ok, I must admit Ive seen dubious marks that were...

Ok, I must admit Ive seen dubious marks that were true myself. And its certainly not my area of study... :shrug:


Apologies if my sceptical view was incorrect... :shrug:

Ive probably just seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By spiral
Edinburgh hall marks at that era were usually at ...

Edinburgh hall marks at that era were usually at this clear..

http://i48.tinypic.com/2vbkm13.jpg

Even in a bad focus photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By spiral
Indeed Tatyana! Nice example! :) They {The...

Indeed Tatyana! Nice example! :)

They {The Afghan military} brought in weapons from everywhere, the also mixed matched component's & they also copied them as well!

And that's not even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By spiral
The hallmark formation would imply TJ...

The hallmark formation would imply TJ silversmiths in Edinborough around 1900.
But no silversmiths there at that time have used such poor quality stamps..
The marks are a fake..
Sorry but that's...
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