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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 09:50 PM
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Posted By spiral
For something to be defined as an arm does it not...

For something to be defined as an arm does it not have to be an actual weapon?

For me it does but other well educated & serious collectors obviously disagree..

It would be interesting to hear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 09:22 PM
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Posted By spiral
Both ear flaps from another helmet or later...

Both ear flaps from another helmet or later replacements perhaps? {As they would both seem to be slightly oversize not just reversed looking at the fit to the cut recesses?

That's judging from ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 07:33 AM
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Views: 507
Posted By spiral
Your quite right of course Sajen , I must admit...

Your quite right of course Sajen , I must admit Id forgotten those days. :(

Apologies BL.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By spiral
North west African swords & leather get to...

North west African swords & leather get to look very old very quickly..

Do you think locals will buy a sword even for dancing that doesn't cut? Why? there poor so you might as well have a sword that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th September 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By spiral
WD40 is excellent for penetrating, cleaning...

WD40 is excellent for penetrating, cleaning & water displacement, it does not offer long term protection on its own.

Its mostly solvent...not oil....

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By spiral
& to sell to those who travel for...

& to sell to those who travel for pleasure...

Unsharpened isn't a good sign...

Spiral ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By spiral
Although the blades dated 1855 & with marks...

Although the blades dated 1855 & with marks stating Napoleon 111 etc. As "Empire France" is clearly written in English the marks are not to be trusted for dating I would surmise?

If A French...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By spiral
The white paste is probably just brass cleaner,...

The white paste is probably just brass cleaner, badly cleaned off.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By spiral
Id guess from ww1 to ww2 period, but that's just...

Id guess from ww1 to ww2 period, but that's just a guess.

Shibrya The Bedouin daggers from around Syria, Palestine, Jordan etc also often have identical soldered belt loops.

Perhaps there's a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By spiral
Thanks, Although others would disagree, I...

Thanks,

Although others would disagree, I think its always good to know if something's definably a fact or not.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By spiral
Larger clear pictures, including detail shots,...

Larger clear pictures, including detail shots, may be in your interest here Kuber, Trying to appraise from a thumb nail size photo leaves room for many errors to be made.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By spiral
The outer layer is some form of tar,pitch or...

The outer layer is some form of tar,pitch or paint,

The leather could be rhino, elephant, sambar or other lesser deer or buffalo but as painted , treated etc is probably lesser deer or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By spiral
The white parts are definitely bone, one can...

The white parts are definitely bone, one can clearly see the haversian canals...

Some types of old plastic will ignite in an seriously explosive manner if you set a hot needle in them... Some wont...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By spiral
Thanks for sharing but I think the academic...

Thanks for sharing but I think the academic phrase... "citation needed"

Applies here. ;)

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By spiral
Thank you Ian, yes its a good one I...

Thank you Ian, yes its a good one I thought!



Well at least you found it amusing Marcus.

And I learnt something.

Have you ever heard the old Chilean proverb "No one has done good who has not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By spiral
Sorry Marcus, I don't know enough about them to...

Sorry Marcus, I don't know enough about them to reliably date that piece, multi stacked layered handles were common 140 years ago, but Id guess or suspect yours would be middle third 20th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By spiral
Many are single edged, I expect at one time they...

Many are single edged, I expect at one time they all were, I think they were originaly a utility knife for farm labourers & miners of Chile, also carried & used as a weapon, but because of that, ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By spiral
Cool... Chilean corvo probably... Spiral

Cool... Chilean corvo probably...

Spiral
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 894
Posted By spiral
Its what I was taught many decades ago, but Ive...

Its what I was taught many decades ago, but Ive never tested it.

So yes ignore please my advice!

Some things I was taught HAVE proved to be wrong, over the years..:eek:

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By spiral
Thank you Aiontay, I understand what you mean,...

Thank you Aiontay, I understand what you mean, my questions were serious but I don't intend to spend hours on it particularly given your explanation, that in truth any such map will include massive...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 894
Posted By spiral
I agree, Id go with this, definitely saturate...

I agree, Id go with this, definitely saturate in oil first....

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By spiral
Thank you Aiontay! Would the map have been more...

Thank you Aiontay!

Would the map have been more accurate tribally speaking 50 or 100 years ago?

If not can provide a more accurate map particularilary of around 1900?

Although for sake of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By spiral
Hi Ian I am not offended. ;) Quite understand...

Hi Ian I am not offended. ;) Quite understand your busy. No problem.No apologies needed & sorry if my step by step approach caused you any concern. Alls fine & its just chatting about bits of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By spiral
No worry's here's a few copys... Kachin rangers...

No worry's here's a few copys... Kachin rangers in US service not UK service. {As Aiontay pointed out quite rightly.}

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By spiral
Fair enough Ian, lets cast a critical eye... ;)...

Fair enough Ian, lets cast a critical eye... ;)

Why Rangoon & Mandalay Ian? England ruled India at that time, & Burma was classed as part of India at that time. It could have been collected...
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