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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
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: 463
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: 463
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: 81
Views: 9,518
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: 747
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: 24
Views: 2,758
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: 323
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: 24
Views: 2,758
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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Here are some photos of the...

Hi Rick,
Here are some photos of the sling arrangement. I have checked through all the contemporary photos I could find and this seems to be the correct way of attaching a sling. My rifle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,055
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some close-ups of the hilt which may help....

Hi,
Some close-ups of the hilt which may help. Looking at the blade with a loupe I don't see anything to indicate to me that it might be wootz.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,055
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Thanks for your insights. I...

Hi Guys,
Thanks for your insights. I have attached a few more photos. The scales are not as white as they appear, more yellow in hand (my poor photography no doubt!) I have attached a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,055
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Thank you for your interest. I think this...

Hi,
Thank you for your interest. I think this is probably a 19thc piece, have you any thoughts?
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,838
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jean-Luc, I just wanted to...

Hi Jean-Luc,
I just wanted to join with others in congratulating you on acquiring a beautiful piece of history.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th September 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Detlef, Thanks for your insight, I...

Hi Detlef,
Thanks for your insight, I have the e-mail address of an Australian collector of P.N.G. items so I will get in touch with him and try to find out a bit more.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thanks Jim as always for your valued insights and...

Thanks Jim as always for your valued insights and interest.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,055
Posted By Norman McCormick
Afghan/Khyber Knife

Hi
As Afghan/Khyber things seem to be to the fore at the moment I thought this may be of some interest. O.A. length 18 1/4 inches blade length 12 3/4 inches with bone scales. As you can see the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I have been in touch with the...

Hi Jim,
I have been in touch with the London Museum of Freemasony and I attach part of their reply.

The crown above the cross is an interesting feature, the English Templar orders almost...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Casaubon. Thanks for your...

Hi Casaubon.
Thanks for your interest and input.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, I found this image of an...

Hi Guys,
I found this image of an English School 19thC portrait of the Earl of Rosslyn. I don't know if the attribution is absolute but interestingly the sword in the portrait looks like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies, I...

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the replies, I guessed they were a decorative item rather than a tribally used artefact.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th August 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Norman McCormick
P.N.G. ? Masks

Hi,
Don't know much about these so any help would be great. Affectionately known as Bert and Ernie. Taller slimmer one 40 inches by 15 inches other one 28 inches by 17...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ken, Payne-Gallwey first pub 1903...

Hi Ken,
Payne-Gallwey first pub 1903 Chapter XLVI The bullet-shooting target crossbow with a barrel as now used in Belgium. An adaptation of the 16thC slurbow which discharged a bolt...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Fernando, This...

Hi Jim, Fernando,
This previous discussion may have some relevance. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7011&highlight=bulldog. The calibre is most likely the now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By Norman McCormick
WD40 but try a test first. Regards, Norman.

WD40 but try a test first.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here's a steel Indian one, different style...

Hi,
Here's a steel Indian one, different style of decoration and chiseled rather than etched, ceremonial and probably Rajput.
Regards,
Norman.
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