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Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Lee
Unhappy So much for the reliability of human memory...

I finally came across the old tag that accompanied this shotgun. Obviously I had not recalled the fairly accurate statement of where it was made or at which once famous Syracuse venue it was 'hocked'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Lee
That is indeed a gorgeous example and outstanding...

That is indeed a gorgeous example and outstanding work; the pattern welding will only be in the center panel, it looks like there are four bands and I do like the contrast and clarity of that feature...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Sticky: Importing ivory
Views: 3,678
Posted By Lee
Unhappy Shortsighted legislative stupidity not restricted to one side of the Atlantic

Here is a link to a New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/arts/design/britain-ivory-ban.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad) concerning plans for an over-restrictive...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th April 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Book prices marked down

I have just marked down the remaining 4 books from Lew's library. You will find titles and prices listed on the preview page (http://www.vikingsword.com/lew).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Best Yet!

Well, this is spectacular and gorgeous - but you already know that! I'll look forward to the comments of our kris experts.

There are some similarities with a kris I had presented previously...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Another sword, different but sharing some features

Here is a link to a mystery sword of mine (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22585) along with some helpful comments from forum members. The pommel of your sword would have me thinking...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Lee
This illustration from Alfred Geibig's Beiträge...

This illustration from Alfred Geibig's Beiträge zur morphologischen Entwicklung des Schwertes im Mittelalter: Eine Analyse des Fundmaterials vom ausgehenden 8. bis zum 12. Jahrhundert aus Sammlungen...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up 2. Lost the outer shell of the pommel

I believe that part of the pommel would have been lost, the loop presently seen having once supported an outer shell decorated en suite with the rest of the hilt. Still, it remains a gorgeous...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By Lee
From the photo above it is also obvious that the...

From the photo above it is also obvious that the Royal Armouries wisely chose to leave the high polish on their example alone.
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,982
Posted By Lee
A blade with similar 'crowned bearded head' marks...

A blade with similar 'crowned bearded head' marks mounted as a hunting sword with mid 18th century London silver hallmarks is reported to have been sold as lot 310 by Taylor & Fletcher on 22 Feb 2018.
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Lee
I suspect this may indeed be an antique that has...

I suspect this may indeed be an antique that has been aggressively cleaned and so I would not pass it along anywhere for just a 'nominal' amount. Eighteenth / nineteenth century seem reasonable as...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th January 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Middle of Winter Sale

The last of Lew's ethnographic collection is now being offered at the lowest price since the start of the sale.

You will find prices listed on the preview page (http://www.vikingsword.com/lew). (If...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Lee
There is still hope

In selling and shipping a few hundred items for Lew's estate, I have had just two fall off tracking. Both were international and came back to my porch unexpectedly, one after a full year and the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Lee
A similar Viking style pommel to #1 above (cast...

A similar Viking style pommel to #1 above (cast bronze, five lobes, hole on top lobe for peened tang, hollow and curved base) was discussed last spring in this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Lee
That is a very nice and attractive club! To some...

That is a very nice and attractive club!

To some extent, I suspect the cracking is an inherent vice from the nature of the wood, how the wood was handled after harvesting and also how the club was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,370
Posted By Lee
Question Dating of Moro Twist-Core Blades

I wonder even more about at what time the twist-core pattern-welding first appeared in this area. In the example I presented in this thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12538),...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,370
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up A brief contemporary mention

Interestingly, there is a brief mention of Cpt. Chimmo and the Nassau in the log of the clipper ship Franklin (https://crosstradewind.com/category/tradewind-captains-journal/) written by its Captain...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Lee
Question Dagger brought back from Afghanistan

An inquiry received in my e-mail:
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Lee
Thank you, Gentlemen, for your comments. I...

Thank you, Gentlemen, for your comments. I suppose that the real collector's item here might be whatever instructions would have come with such a gun about how to load it for safe operation. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th November 2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Lee
I got dire warnings from a couple of browsers a...

I got dire warnings from a couple of browsers a few weeks back on SFI. This may not actually be anything wrong with their system, but with content on one of the rotating advertisements. Google was...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Lee
I find it a handsome work and am curious about...

I find it a handsome work and am curious about its origin and dating.

Perhaps from the same workshop (https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/55168) ?

And one thing leads to another......
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Lee
Wink An Idea Whose Time Never Quite Came

I bought this quad-hammer superimposed load double barrel shotgun in 1995 at a local antiques fair because of the fine damascus work on the barrel. The vendor had bought it before the show opened for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By Lee
Red face Confession of a General Ethnographic Arms Collector

Ariel is, I fear, absolutely correct in his observations.

I would suggest you enjoy it as it is, except for mild oiling or waxing to reduce further degradation. It does appear to have genuine age...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Lee
Red face Recovered material to date

Here is a zip archive of what I have been able to recover from the early makers marks thread:
Early Makers Marks (http://www.vikingsword.com/recovered%20makers%20marks.zip)

Shayde78's image...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Lee
Unhappy Absent without leave

This thread was not intentionally removed. Apparently, in the course of a moderator attempting to extract relevant portions of it to the EA, the software somehow permanently deleted the entire thread...
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