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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Dmitry
Well, I'm surprised that we haven't found the...

Well, I'm surprised that we haven't found the consensus on this piece yet. Proves that some of the weapons are still not an open book for us.
I knew it had an East Asian feel to it, and was leaning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Dmitry
ID this sword, please.

A friend recently picked up this sword on eBay, he thought it was North African. I tend to think it's from the East Indies.
What are your...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Dmitry
Nice job stabilizing the wire on the grip, and...

Nice job stabilizing the wire on the grip, and way too aggressive with the blade. I would have left the patina as is.
Just my $.02
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Dmitry
This type of hilt dates to the mid-17th c., I...

This type of hilt dates to the mid-17th c., I would say ca.1650-1670. I don't think it's Spanish at all, or Italian, for that matter. North European, in my opinion.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dmitry
Yes, the blade is English-made, mid-1700s, so is...

Yes, the blade is English-made, mid-1700s, so is the sword. Why wouldn't it be?
Fleur-de-lis stamp of this style was used on British martial blades in that time frame, infantry hangers and sergeants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Dmitry
Yes, I thought Burma as well, when I saw the...

Yes, I thought Burma as well, when I saw the hilts, however I don't recall the Burmese blades of this shape (to me they almost look like some type of Indian temple sword blades), which imho may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Dmitry
ID on silver-mounted swords with serrated blades.

These are out of my comfort zone.
The mounts are sterling silver. What is the exact attribution?
Thanks!
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Dmitry
James, the broken top jaw can be restored to its...

James, the broken top jaw can be restored to its original configuration. Any qualified gunsmith, who restores old guns can do it. It may have broken from dry-firing the gun without the flint, when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,886
Posted By Dmitry
If you had put a PhD behind your name, they would...

If you had put a PhD behind your name, they would have. :D
I've contacted the British National Maritime Museum in the past about a late 19th-early 20th c. child's toy sword [what the Germans would...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Dmitry
Good call on the broken top jaw. I didn't notice...

Good call on the broken top jaw. I didn't notice that.
Here's another DOmingo Mas pistol, very similar to the topic starters. Still has the hook.
http://americanpowderhorns.com/?p=369
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Dmitry
A lovely pistol, thanks for showing it. The hole...

A lovely pistol, thanks for showing it. The hole is probably for a belt hook retaining screw.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Dmitry
Thanks, Runjeet. Why do you think the hilt was...

Thanks, Runjeet. Why do you think the hilt was wrapped like that? For storage?
Is my tentative dating it to the mid-1800s correct?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Dmitry
Thanks, Steve. I think you got it. I should...

Thanks, Steve. I think you got it. I should really turn the picture over.
Looks like 37/44, or something to that effect. Arsenal inventory numbers?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Dmitry
Writing on tulwar blade.

Acquired this no-nonsense fighting tulwar some time ago, and would appreciate your expert help on the symbols engraved on the back of the blade and the mark at the ricasso.
The hilt is still wrapped...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Dmitry
I thought graphometer was a land-surveying tool....

I thought graphometer was a land-surveying tool. How would you use it in navigation?
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Dmitry
Yes, in the late 16th-throughout the 17th c. the...

Yes, in the late 16th-throughout the 17th c. the Dutch were the kings of the seas. It can be said that 2 out of every 5 ships on high seas at that time were Dutch. Somehow it all fizzled out.
Have...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Dmitry
Nova Zembla...Africa? Re:chest. These come up in...

Nova Zembla...Africa?

Re:chest. These come up in European auctions, and one giant example is in the Metropolitan Museum. I don't know about the shipboard use, but I do remember reading that these...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th August 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dmitry
Not available any more.

Not available any more.
Forum: Swap Forum 31st July 2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dmitry
WEST AFRICAN MANDING SWORD CA.1800s

This Manding sword is mounted with a 84 cm long, 4.5 cm wide blade with three narrow fullers starting at the ricasso and running past the forte. Sword is almost 1 meter long overall. The hilt is...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dmitry
Jim, I would say that at that time there was no...

Jim, I would say that at that time there was no blade trade between France and England to speak of; the sword you had probably was mounted with a captured French blade. I have seen examples of that...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dmitry
British officers in 1780 buying French-supplied...

British officers in 1780 buying French-supplied swords...highly unlikely. :shrug:
Much like British officers buying German-supplied pistols in 1940..

Stylistically this hilt could date to as early...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dmitry
Hi, Norman. 2 1/2 inches is too wide for a sword...

Hi, Norman.
2 1/2 inches is too wide for a sword knot lanyard. I think it maybe an officer's sash or a scarf, or a civilian patriotic sash, like a town mayor's, assembly members, etc., or a...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dmitry
Hi, this doesn't look like a sword knot, but I...

Hi, this doesn't look like a sword knot, but I have another idea. How wide and how long is this fabric?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dmitry
I am not familiar with the history of Hungarian...

I am not familiar with the history of Hungarian blade making, but I have no doubt that this blade was made in Solingen. It says Eisenhauer on it in large letters. :)
I don't think this was a dancing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dmitry
Arabian shamshir with Hungarian blade

Just wanted to share the photos of this great sword with you. Even though this is not my area of collecting, I can appreciate the beauty of it. Blade is massive, 82 cm-long, almost 4 cm-wide. An...
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