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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Kmaddock
Totally can relate to this I have had 3 fully...

Totally can relate to this
I have had 3 fully loaded weapons in my collection
2 were easy enough to get ball and charge out of

The brown bess was a lot more troublesome
I had to weld a wood screw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Interesting item I was wondering what age...

Hi
Interesting item
I was wondering what age would you put on this club
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Kubur for your kind words I did not think...

Thanks Kubur for your kind words

I did not think it was anything special other than a Dahl, I actually prefer the Sudanese shield I posted earlier.

I did think it was particularly large though...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Kmaddock
My new Dahl Shield

Hi All,

I got this Indian Dahl shield with the Sudanese shield I put up last week.(seeing as we seem to have lot of shield discussion going on at the moment I taught I would put it up)

Large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Kmaddock
we see a red skin under surface ( not...

we see a red skin under surface ( not transluscent, don't think rhino back )
maybe it will stay like that or becomes already lighter...


is translucence in Dahl leather an indication of Rhino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Kmaddock
To be honest there are elements I do not like I...

To be honest there are elements I do not like

I do not like how the Cho/Notch is not finished
The different fonts on the 1917 is worrying
and the scabbard does not look 103 years old to me

also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Stu, I have never had much luck in...

Thanks Stu,

I have never had much luck in finding out origins of Bows that I come across but I needed to purchase something, saw this in one of my haunts and decided to bring it home.
I have found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Kmaddock
Bamboo Bow and arrow set

Hi All
I know bow and arrows are v difficult to identify but here goes

The metal work on the arrow tip attracted me to the set, some old varnish on The arrows always gets me thinking of old.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kmaddock
I just looked up Neatsfoot oil and Pecards and...

I just looked up Neatsfoot oil and Pecards and got the following.

Neatsfoot oil is used as a conditioning, softening and preservative agent for leather.

Then for Pecard they again mention in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kmaddock
Yes a pity i dd not take pictures before, I ...

Yes a pity i dd not take pictures before,
I taught it was going to be a right off of a job so I could see no point in reminding myself of what went wrong

I will mock up what I did and take...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Colin, I am glad you posted after I got my...

Hi Colin,

I am glad you posted after I got my shield as I would have been set up for disappointment.

I took no beforehand pics unfortunately.

I soaked shield totally immersed for 3 hours in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Kmaddock
When looking for a quick quide on what I might...

When looking for a quick quide on what I might have


I use Lew's collection as my first point of reference

http://vikingsword.com/lew/archive.html


I never communicated with this man but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kmaddock
Warped leather shield how to rectify?

Hi All
No pictures as yet
I have just purchased 2 shields and a Tulwar
Dahl and a Sudanese Beja shield
The sudanese one is quiet warped and folded (saw them in an antique shop a while back and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for the link I think the item might be...

Thanks for the link
I think the item might be african currency as there seems to be similar looking items on the web site you sent on
Much appreciated
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi What web site is African Arms I am unaware...

Hi
What web site is African Arms I am unaware such a web site
Thanks
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Gonzoadler, The ferrule in your blade look...

Hi Gonzoadler,

The ferrule in your blade look like they were milled out which strikes me as being a bit unusual , handle nearly identical to how mine was.

Regards

Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Kmaddock
African whats it?

Hi All,

Got this item in a job lot.

Looking at pictures before i saw item in hand I taught it was a congolese short sword but the blade is wafer thin 2 mm or so and quiet flexible and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks all for your posts and confirmation of...

Thanks all for your posts and confirmation of origin
Another country another knife
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Kmaddock
Tibetan Knife?

Hi
Just got this knife last night in a job lot
Am I correct in thinking it is from Tibet or Bhutan?
and would anyone have any idea on age of the knife
V sharp blade with 2 fullers blade length...
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Jisx a proof mark is marked on the barrel of...

Hi Jisx
a proof mark is marked on the barrel of the cannon/gun where the pressure from the explosion will be contained.

I would hazard a guess that the number represents the year the gun was in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for comments would anyone have an opinion...

Thanks for comments
would anyone have an opinion on age of the sword?
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By Kmaddock
sorry forgot the stats. large sword is...

sorry forgot the stats.

large sword is 1.90kg
smaller sword I am using to compare is .95kg

so heavy but not impossible to wield and is well balanced and comfortable, (I am of stocky build 5 foot 8...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By Kmaddock
Massive Indian Khanda Hilted Firangi

Hi All

I just purchased the attached item, a huge sword with another Firangi included in the pictures for scale.

I am calling it a firangi but not getting into debate if blade is european or not,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ian for the further education. Regards Ken

Thanks Ian for the further education.
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ian Yes it looks like it has been used...

Thanks Ian
Yes it looks like it has been used and is razor sharp
I had looked at Dha's but I thought Dha's were longer than this
Regards
Ken
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