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Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Helleri
croix fourchée on one side of pommel and bend...

croix fourchée on one side of pommel and bend shield with two points on the bend, on nice little rounded square/oval engraving plates... feels very french, maybe 14th c. same for the quillons? And...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd December 2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Helleri
That's a nice looking hookah. Have you smoked...

That's a nice looking hookah. Have you smoked from it yet?
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,899
Posted By Helleri
Over the past 8-10 years I've played around a lot...

Over the past 8-10 years I've played around a lot with learning how to make different types of armor and messed around with demo-designs (I've dropped a few images here of the pieces I have left for...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By Helleri
Morphologically it most resembles a Tomahawk to...

Morphologically it most resembles a Tomahawk to me. Heavy headed with a down angled bit, and a slight recurve towards the top edge. A convex grind with a stout butt (which on tomahawks are largely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By Helleri
I'm just going to call that a Kukwar, lol.

I'm just going to call that a Kukwar, lol.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By Helleri
So is that a shorthand then? Kind of like if I...

So is that a shorthand then? Kind of like if I were to write 19' instead of 2019?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,623
Posted By Helleri
For a blade itself (it's fittings, handles and...

For a blade itself (it's fittings, handles and such not considered here) I use mineral oil. It's not a fast drying, relatively low inclusion/grit, has low free acidity, and is food safe.



Linseed...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,844
Posted By Helleri
These marks seem to be serif and somewhat random...

These marks seem to be serif and somewhat random or unpredictable in their form. I wonder if this was meant to act in a similar fashion the cattle brand marks which were designed to ward against...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th September 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,557
Posted By Helleri
Given the oval shape, lengthwise ostrodentine...

Given the oval shape, lengthwise ostrodentine voiding cracks that interupt the dentine and present as radial cracks in cross section, the small dots of cementum at the core, that appear to go all the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Helleri
Rattlesnake is among the tougher (as is any viper...

Rattlesnake is among the tougher (as is any viper really) kinds of snakeskin out there. The scales are keeled and they are rather thick. You don't have to worry too much about rattlesnake getting...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Helleri
Well there are plenty of species of snake in that...

Well there are plenty of species of snake in that area of the world to source the skin from. Very few places in the world don't have any native snakes. Usually the only places where people live that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Helleri
Does appear to be snake skin that's been (perhaps...

Does appear to be snake skin that's been (perhaps interestingly) properly upholstered on. Though it would be nearly impossible from looking at it to identify the exact species, given that any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,297
Posted By Helleri
With the few things I've collected I've always...

With the few things I've collected I've always made sure it comes with some sort of scabbard that seems original. Even if the scabbard is damaged, it feels like half a piece without one. The only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Helleri
Could it be a letter opener?

Could it be a letter opener?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By Helleri
Yeah... Well I mean it really looks like one. The...

Yeah... Well I mean it really looks like one. The shape of the knuckle guard. Angle of the hilt. The langets. The blade itself. Lion head is a little more stylized and differently portrayed than I'd...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By Helleri
Looks like a Prussian officer's saber.

Looks like a Prussian officer's saber.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By Helleri
That butt though. It tempts me to twirl it on my...

That butt though. It tempts me to twirl it on my finger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By Helleri
How wide is it at it's thickest part?

How wide is it at it's thickest part?
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By Helleri
Sorry I actually just misread what you wrote...

Sorry I actually just misread what you wrote regarding hardening vs. tempering.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,290
Posted By Helleri
I think that bit at the bottom is meant to be a...

I think that bit at the bottom is meant to be a comically enlarged penis (disguised as part of the acanthus work). The character does seems to have a jovial or mischievous expression. I wonder if...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By Helleri
While embers from charcoal or wood can be charged...

While embers from charcoal or wood can be charged with air to radiate at temperatures that could easily melt that solder. They tend to smolder for hours at much lower temperatures. Additionally they...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By Helleri
A few things here... ~ Heat treating...

A few things here...

~ Heat treating temperatures can vary a fair bit. It depends on the carbon content of the steel, What amount by weight and what type of impurities are present, The thickness of...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,707
Posted By Helleri
It's not the fact that it can still swivel if...

It's not the fact that it can still swivel if well balanced at virtually any size. It's that when you touch-off one that's too large, no bar is going to prevent that thing from kicking back on you...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,707
Posted By Helleri
As a point of clarification the difference...

As a point of clarification the difference between a swivel gun and a signal cannon is often just the mounting/fittings. Length can be from about 12in./30cm to 28in./71cm. for either. Though...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By Helleri
I'm really not a fan of stacked leather...

I'm really not a fan of stacked leather handles.They come loose far too easily. The leather tends to shrink over time and even get brittle. If you get a used old one like this often it's necessary to...
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