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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of...

Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of latest addition to my e-mail.
Kind Regards,
Norman
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, A SHRINKING SPORRAN...

Hi Fernando,
A SHRINKING SPORRAN aaaaaaagh :eek: :eek: :eek: blasphemy sheer blasphemy!!!!!! :D

Just following an old tradition, have you never heard of Thomas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, David, thank you for the illustration and...

Hi,
David, thank you for the illustration and clarification :)
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ariel, Scottish backswords and...

Hi Ariel,
Scottish backswords and broadswords are well known for multi fullered blades. These blades are European in origin with lots from the Solingen manufactories. Some have fullering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bob, The cord, is as far as I'm...

Hi Bob,
The cord, is as far as I'm aware, contemporary with the rest of the armour.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks for the kind words and...

Hi,
Many thanks for the kind words and information. I have a few questions. Who was likely to wear this kind of armour? I have the impression that it was probably a retainer rather than anyone of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Norman McCormick
More photographs. Regards, Norman.

More photographs.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Norman McCormick
Part Japanese Armour

Hi,
I have absolutely no experience with Japanese items apart from a sword which I sold some 40 odd years ago. I know the arm guards are Kote and the thigh guard is Haidate and that is it,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Many thanks for the...

Hi Fernando,
Many thanks for the further info.
Kind Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ken, It does look like there are...

Hi Ken,
It does look like there are remnants of a scabbard but it is difficult to be sure. Dyed ivory is indeed a well known form of embellishment but not common.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thank you Tatyana. A Forum Member translated the...

Thank you Tatyana. A Forum Member translated the script on my blade which if you look at yours and mine side by side look very similar. The transition was as follows: The long inscription panel...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Norman McCormick
Exactly! Regards, Norman.

Exactly!
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Tatyana, Unusual and...

Hi Tatyana,
Unusual and interesting piece and yes if only these could talk and tell their stories. Here is my rather battered Persian trade blade of similar style for comparison.
My...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Many thanks to all for the continued...

Hi,
Many thanks to all for the continued interest, info and advice.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Norman McCormick
Most certainly highly probable.

Most certainly highly probable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Could possibly be an Indian Jarid, I think...

Hi,
Could possibly be an Indian Jarid, I think you might be better posting it on the Ethno Forum.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By Norman McCormick
[QUOTE=Roland_M]Sweet spot and center of...

[QUOTE=Roland_M]Sweet spot and center of percussion are terms from Baseball. I have serious doubts, that we can use such terms for describing swords. Because the specification is quite different.
At...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Barrel definitely made in...

Hi,
Barrel definitely made in U.K.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, You appear to have the 2nd...

Hi Wayne,
You appear to have the 2nd pattern from 1801, whether it is an original or not I have no idea. This site seems to have pictures of all the variants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Detlef, This is an Indian axe of...

Hi Detlef,
This is an Indian axe of mine that also has red pigment used to accentuate the designs. I never quite managed to I.D. with absolute certainty the when and the where although...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, I think this is an older...

Hi Wayne,
I think this is an older repro 60's 70's, a company called HHandCO.com have it listed as S7 in their catalogue.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, I thought I'd seen this...

Hi Wayne,
I thought I'd seen this type of sabre somewhere before and unfortunately I am the bearer of bad tidings ...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Neil, Cracking sword, the green eyed...

Hi Neil,
Cracking sword, the green eyed god is alive and well :D
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Thanks for the further input....

Hi Rick,
Thanks for the further input. I reckon I'll just label this one a bit of an enigma and enjoy it for what it is. It may be an African trade item as Colin theorised or a bitsa...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, The barrel is 52 inches long,...

Hi Rick,
The barrel is 52 inches long, excluding the tang, and I have attached the photos you requested. The barrel does indeed go from hex to round. I have discovered that the proof marks...
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