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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Roland_M
Nice pictures and it is absolutely obviously,...

Nice pictures and it is absolutely obviously, that the filmmakers got no idea how this Fijian war club is used. With that strange protrusion, which looks like a rocket-tail, the club is pretty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Roland_M
Thank you for the picture, that's interesting. It...

Thank you for the picture, that's interesting. It seems, that these oversized blades are not too unusual.

I started immediately to grind and polish my Tenegre and 2/3 of the backside are already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Roland_M
Yesterday the Tenegre arrived and it is very...

Yesterday the Tenegre arrived and it is very impressive.

The blade without the hilt is 68.5cm or 27" long and with 1060 grams very heavy. The thicknes at the handguard is 8mm and at the point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Roland_M
Yes, as soon as i have it, i will answer every...

Yes, as soon as i have it, i will answer every question. I'm quite experienced with sword testing, so i can make a proper statement about the combat value of the sword.
It got a couple of damages on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Roland_M
I think the winner probably just compensating for...

I think the winner probably just compensating for something :D


Roland
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Ian, here is a series of extraordinary...

Hello Ian,

here is a series of extraordinary interesting and well made Videos about the Mongol Invasions:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaBYW76inbX6rwW39kRuJ-DvG4hE7vEFC

Far above the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Roland_M
It was mainly pure luck for the Europeans! The...

It was mainly pure luck for the Europeans! The Europeans would have had absolutely no chance against a full Mongol army of 100.000 man or more with the military genius Subutai...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Roland_M
Egypt was constantly occupied by different...

Egypt was constantly occupied by different conquerers since around 500 BC.

The career as a province started with the persian Cambyses II. in 525 BC and ended in the 19th ct. after the liberation...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Bryce, first you should check every inch...

Hello Bryce,

first you should check every inch of the untouched blade with a magnifying glass and a small LED-flashlight for laminations or traces of wootz.

If you find nothing I would suggest to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Roland_M
Hello, nice Kampilan and well restored! This...

Hello,

nice Kampilan and well restored!
This page might be interesting for you, if you not already seen it.

http://www.morolandhistory.com/

and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Roland_M
Hello, that is an interessting dagger. The blade...

Hello,

that is an interessting dagger. The blade ist very corroded but the dress is fine. This makes me think, that the dress is much younger than the blade itself.

The blade is clearly no...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Kubur, in my opinion you are right, this...

Hi Kubur,

in my opinion you are right, this seems to be a Felddegen (battlefield epee) from Germany in extraordinary good condition. The age you suggest is also good. Here is another Felddegen with...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,846
Posted By Roland_M
Yes, the absence of any marks of fighting on a...

Yes, the absence of any marks of fighting on a battlefield-sword, which is no parade-sword or so, is always a warning sign.

These blades were made for combat, not as a wallhanger and no one in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Roland_M
I think the hilt is made from fossil walrus ivory...

I think the hilt is made from fossil walrus ivory and in my opinion it is relative poorly made for Javanese standards.

I found something remarkable on the Wranka. The Wranka seems too short for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Gernot, this is an extraordinary beautiful...

Hi Gernot,

this is an extraordinary beautiful Khanjar. And your restoration job is awesome! I'm very impressed!
What etchant did you use for bringing out the wootz-pattern?
Can you make a short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Roland_M
Alan, thanks for your words and exactly this is...

Alan,

thanks for your words and exactly this is my plan, i will learn the necessary skills. The biggest problem ist, that arsenic is forbidden in Germany. So we have to use realgar bought as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Kai, it does not look to bad now, because i...

Hi Kai,

it does not look to bad now, because i already removed 80% of the active rust. The look was horrible, when i opened the package.
It was free of any rust (deeply cleaned) before the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Roland_M
One member of the forum asked about the traces of...

One member of the forum asked about the traces of active rust and that it is a good idea in his opinion, to remove all rust before warangan.

Ther rust came to the blade after warangan and during the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,950
Posted By Roland_M
Ariel, it is exactly as TVV explained:...

Ariel,

it is exactly as TVV explained: "However, it sounds a lot more heroic and romantic to credit the English longbowmen for the victory, as opposed to ascribe it to a muddy field."

If we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,950
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Fernando, i was looking for old sources and i...

Hi Fernando,

i was looking for old sources and i found one but in German language only (http://www.larpwiki.de/Panzerbrechend). On a modern reproduction plate armor a crossbow with 500 pounds left a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,950
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Fernando, I only claimed that a crossbow is...

Hi Fernando,

I only claimed that a crossbow is too weak to penetrate plate armor efficiently, because i saw that on Youtube a few weeks ago:

350 lb only dents: ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,950
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Fernando, your explanation is almost...

Hi Fernando,

your explanation is almost perfectly right. But with a long Estoc or "Panzerstecher" it is nearly impossible to puncture a hardened quality iron plate armor. Even a 1000 pound crossbow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,950
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Jens, yes "Panzerstecher (eng. armor...

Hello Jens,

yes "Panzerstecher (eng. armor piercer)" or (Estoc, Bohrschwert eng.: bore sword) is correct. The lower dull part of he blade is intended to be grabed with the free left hand to bring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Roland_M
Pedang restored + Warangan in Java

Some time ago i already showed this Pedang to experienced collectors in this forum with my own quite special finish, which is now a little embarrassing for me.
But now after a professional warangan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Alan, thank you for your explanation...

Hello Alan,

thank you for your explanation about pamor steel. My sources are obviously wrong and it is not just one. Someone made a translation mistake or so and many German authors adopt that...
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