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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By spiral
At least 5 days at - 20c normally does it,...

At least 5 days at - 20c normally does it, although some museums say should then be thawed out of another 5 days then another 5 day freeze.

Watch out for condensation pooling on thawing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By spiral
Lovely grain on the rhino horn. Have you treated...

Lovely grain on the rhino horn.

Have you treated it to make sure any dermistids are dead?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By spiral
Sorry chaps , I was working from the gestalt of...

Sorry chaps , I was working from the gestalt of the piece & others from the same origin not an identical & exact specimen to the line drawing...

But of course you mileage may vary.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By spiral
mmm that's strange.... :shrug:

mmm that's strange.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By spiral
Kabui dancing dao page. 58 & fig. 34 Rawson...

Kabui dancing dao page. 58 & fig. 34 Rawson "The Indian sword."

Doesn't need a ferrule its for dancing..... {from the Kabui tribe, Assam/Burma regions...} :)

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By spiral
Isnt there a blade like this in Rawsons work a ...

Isnt there a blade like this in Rawsons work a Burmese dao/dha of some sort? :shrug:

Also the hilt may not be original & may once of had a bolster/ferrule?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By spiral
Not ever Us or UK issue, looks lot more recent...

Not ever Us or UK issue, looks lot more recent than 50s....

Custom or fantasy I think...Probably the later. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By spiral
Indeed! Athough rarer fiddleback does occur in...

Indeed! Athough rarer fiddleback does occur in Ash & hickory as well, & in all species it make the wood stiffer , which can lead to breakage from sides loads or impact. {Good for pillars, not good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By spiral
I think the fired braid work is to mimic the...

I think the fired braid work is to mimic the naturally occurring undulations of fiddleback pattern, usually found in American Maple or European Sycamore. Its often used on Kentucky rifle stocks &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By spiral
Fascinating piece! Not remotely my knowledge...

Fascinating piece!

Not remotely my knowledge base. :shrug:

I've never seen the lower hanger so low before on anything... Ill watch this thread with intrust.

Looks an interesting piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By spiral
The design copies the 1853 Enfield.... The...

The design copies the 1853 Enfield....

The stock design angles are different from the English ones though. :shrug:

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By spiral
What a beauty!

What a beauty!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By spiral
Thank you for sharing your viewpoint... Although...

Thank you for sharing your viewpoint... Although your reference, Afghanistan is not in the middle east.... :eek:

I would agree the trigger guard looks legitimate, every other angle in stock & lock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By spiral
Thats not English made, the markings are clearly...

Thats not English made, the markings are clearly fake.

All though the detail picture quality is poor the font & execution of the markings are clearly later & incorrect.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By spiral
Interesting Edster! Thanks for sharing! spiral

Interesting Edster!

Thanks for sharing!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By spiral
Cites covers many timbers & this has been...

Cites covers many timbers & this has been enforced many times in the USA for many years.


linkyto 2nd Fed raid on Gibson guitars....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By spiral
If customs did notice it at Heathrow, they would...

If customs did notice it at Heathrow, they would know it was ivory.

How old it is or appears will be immaterial to them without certification. You would lose it.

But they might not notice it. There...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By spiral
Could the sword be a later replica? There...

Could the sword be a later replica?

There seems to be many differences & anomalies?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By spiral
Lost? You won't be, after this week's episode...

Lost? You won't be, after this week's episode of.....

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By spiral
An excellent & unusually specific collection...

An excellent & unusually specific collection of rare provinced pieces!

Thanks for sharing, they look great!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By spiral
As I said earlier , to me it looks like the sort...

As I said earlier , to me it looks like the sort of thing that had a baby crocodile as a hilt, Or sometimes a leg...:shrug:

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By spiral
Bone wont do that job, in that manner at those...

Bone wont do that job, in that manner at those dimesions, so there clearly plastic. Good close up photos would prove it though.






Where did 19 th century come from on this detail? :shrug:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,937
Posted By spiral
Your quite correct....My error. Guess it was...

Your quite correct....My error.

Guess it was just his wealth , not his political affiliation..

But my "relevant" comment to Andrew was re. finances not Obama....;)

Perhaps you missed my post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,937
Posted By spiral
Or just decreased in the UK unless clearly pre....

Or just decreased in the UK unless clearly pre. 1947... Id guess clearly pre. 1947 as you say will become more valuable!

Who wants a collection of stuff that brings police through your front door?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,937
Posted By spiral
That's good then... It seemed relevant to me!...

That's good then... It seemed relevant to me!

cheers!

spiral
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