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Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,000
Posted By christek
Hello Multumesc, I am no expert on this era, but...

Hello Multumesc,

I am no expert on this era, but I believe that these types of hangers were used by French infantry during the Waterloo Battle. While I understand that the British had ceased using...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th May 2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By christek
on hold

Item is on hold,

thank you to everybody for your time and offers.

Kind regards,
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,543
Posted By christek
Hello William, Thank you for the information,...

Hello William,

Thank you for the information, fantastic observation, this is very interesting! Regarding the unit markings/inspection marks, or rather the lack of, I agree that the most logical...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By christek
Vanuatu/New Hebrides war club

Hello fellow forum members,

I have here, for your consideration, a Vanuatu/New Hebrides war club, circa early 1900's. The hardwood club is 69 cm (or 27 inches) long, and has a nice dark patina....
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,000
Posted By christek
Hello Multumesc, It is my understanding that...

Hello Multumesc,

It is my understanding that this is a regulation French infantry hanger of the Napoleonic era. French swords of the 19th century were primarily issued by two major government...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,543
Posted By christek
More pics

Hello William,

Thank-you for the interest regarding this sword. It is an older thread; but I am still (and always) looking for more information on this piece.

My good camera expired the other day,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 39,053
Posted By christek
Hi Jose, So sorry for your loss, a terrible...

Hi Jose,

So sorry for your loss, a terrible scenario! :mad:

Like others, I too will keep a keen eye out for your items on Ebay and other antique weapon websites. All the best.

Kind regards,
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,241
Posted By christek
Hello all, My first sword was this tulwar, Not a...

Hello all,

My first sword was this tulwar, Not a particularly beautiful example, but a utilitarian one to which I am quite attached. Besides a modern folded steel katana, this was my only sword for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,962
Posted By christek
Hello gentlemen, Thank you for the replies,...

Hello gentlemen,

Thank you for the replies,



The washers were a mystery to me, they are certainly there and appear to not have aged like the rest of the shield, maybe a later add-on? In saying...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By christek
Hello Fernando, A difficult job identifying this...

Hello Fernando,

A difficult job identifying this ball,

If it is indeed a cannon ball, it could possibly be part of a grapeshot canister, but most of these that I have seen are of a more circular...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By christek
Hello Gentlemen, Thank you for your quick reply...

Hello Gentlemen,

Thank you for your quick reply and kind comments regarding my court sword.

I have finally found a very similar sword for comparison; this one was sold by Fontaine's Auction Gallery...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,079
Posted By christek
SEASON GREETINGS TO ALL FROM DOWN UNDER! best...

SEASON GREETINGS TO ALL FROM DOWN UNDER!

best wishes for a happy and fulfilling new year :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By christek
Cool To everyone on this wonderful site, Best wishes...

To everyone on this wonderful site,

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a great new year filled with fascinating discoveries! :)

Kind regards,
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,543
Posted By christek
Hi Matt, Thank you for the quick reply. After...

Hi Matt,

Thank you for the quick reply.

After further research regarding the grip, you are certainly correct that there was not a shagreen grip on the model 1855. There was one on the M1845 (the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By christek
Smile Epee for ID help please

Greetings all!

Here I have a beautiful (English?) small-sword or epee. I know very little regarding the epee except that they were often dress accoutrements for gentry in the 18th and 19th century....
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd December 2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 809
Posted By christek
Smile Scabbard Wanted for French M1850 sabre

Greetings friends,

Scabbard Wanted for purchase! On the small chance that someone has one lying around :rolleyes:

I have a German Made French Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword. This sword was made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,962
Posted By christek
Question Indian Dhal shield?

Greetings all!

I believe that this may be a Indian dhal shield. I really have a limited knowledge on Indian weapons and shields. There are no markings that I can see. The shield appears to have some...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,543
Posted By christek
Question FRENCH MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD

Greetings all!

I believe I have here, a German Made French Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword. This model of sword/sabre was also in use in the United States army until 1872. This sword was made by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By christek
Hi Colin, Thank you for your reply on what is...

Hi Colin,

Thank you for your reply on what is certainly proving a difficult task :( I too was of the impression the simple geometric decorations were possibly of Islamic origin. In any case I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By christek
Angry Hi gentlemen, I would like to add that I have...

Hi gentlemen,

I would like to add that I have finally been contacted in regards to my sword. What I can understand (very poor English) is that the sword is being help by Peru customs and not being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By christek
I hope the seller is as competent as you Gav, but...

I hope the seller is as competent as you Gav, but I am having my doubts.

Thanks for the help gentlemen,

The item was purchased from 'that site' and I do not consider leaving unfavourable feedback...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By christek
Hello all, I feel this may be the suitable forum...

Hello all,

I feel this may be the suitable forum to place the subject of my concern. On a similar topic regarding international post; I have recently purchased a sword from Peru - using economy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,224
Posted By christek
Hello, This is a wonderful tulwar, thank you for...

Hello,

This is a wonderful tulwar, thank you for sharing :)

I am not an expert, but looking at the hilt of the sabre and making some comparisons; I would place the age of this design as late 18th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By christek
Question Help with ID of spear, African?

Hello all,

Here I have what must be a throwing spear, most probably from the African continent. It is about 137 cm long, very light and has a heart shaped spear head, with a needle point and a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,911
Posted By christek
Hi Threadline, Thank you for your comment and...

Hi Threadline,

Thank you for your comment and pics. A very interesting suggestion and some wonderful examples! The term assegai being used as a generic word for all African spears would appear to...
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