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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th October 2020, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Royston
WOODEN CARVING

Hello
Is this something interesting or just tourist?
It is approximately 12 inches tall and quite well carved. I think the marble base is a later addition, screwed on for stability.
I am trying to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Royston
Do you think it may have started like this...

Do you think it may have started like this one?
If the end piece of the wooden shaft split or broke they may have inserted a "cap" into the crown at the top.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Swap Forum 5th October 2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By Royston
Thanks to those who gave me suggestions.

Thanks to those who gave me suggestions.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By Royston
Posting advice

Does anyone have any advice in posting edged weapons from the UK to the US ? I have just had a bad experience posting to one of our members in the US using Parcel2go and UPS. Parcel is coming back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,663
Posted By Royston
SOME MORE

Hi Detlef,
Here are some of them all of similar size. I am not certain that they are all from Sunda, but they are similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,663
Posted By Royston
A couple of relatives. I have quite a few of...

A couple of relatives. I have quite a few of this size and style. These are the only two with eagle hilts. Dark hilt is horn dated 1940, the light is wood 1930.
Regards
Roy
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Royston
Thanks Fernando

Thanks Fernando
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Royston
Makers mark

Hello,
Can anyone identify this knife mark please. I am thinking German, but cannot find it anywhere.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th February 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By Royston
It does indeed, but I don't believe it.

It does indeed, but I don't believe it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,089
Posted By Royston
Go Slow

Has anyone been having problems getting into the site?
Takes me ages now.

I am not having troubles when any other sites so I don't think it's my computer.

regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st April 2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By Royston
Wooden container for I.D

A recent purchase.
Any ideas as to what it is for and where it comes from ?

Appears totally impractical for liquids as it would pour very badly and need to be tipped upside-down to completely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,345
Posted By Royston
Am I correct in thinking that these are very very...

Am I correct in thinking that these are very very rare ?
I have been collecting for over 40 years and never seen one let alone owned one.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,953
Posted By Royston
Very nice and the photos are impressive as well.

Very nice and the photos are impressive as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,758
Posted By Royston
It looks to me as though someone has used the...

It looks to me as though someone has used the centre section of a Naga spear with the hair, re-attached the bottom spike and added the top piece. For use as a rest or crutch ?

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Royston
Is it a Whitworth rifle that has been...

Is it a Whitworth rifle that has been "localised"?

Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,105
Posted By Royston
An old friend of mine worked on a tea plantation...

An old friend of mine worked on a tea plantation in the 50's for a couple of years. He told me that there was quite a problem with tools going missing for "recycling".

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th January 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Royston
Thanks Colin That is what I was thinking...

Thanks Colin

That is what I was thinking of.

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,049
Posted By Royston
Detlef What about the Solor Stick sword ? You...

Detlef

What about the Solor Stick sword ?

You have a post on this dated 13th March 2016

Cheers
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Royston
I see what you mean Ken, but these are much...

I see what you mean Ken, but these are much heavier and thicker than any stirrup cups that I have handled. Also the flaked off horn inside indicates that they have been attached to horns at some...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th January 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Royston
Horn decorations?

A pair of tips / covers / protectors or just decorations.

When I bought them I was hoping that they may have been for elephant tusk but looking inside there appears to be traces of horn so I guess...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,058
Posted By Royston
Thanks everyone. I will clean in the new year and...

Thanks everyone.
I will clean in the new year and post some more photos.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,058
Posted By Royston
Marius It is sharp. The base is 9mm thick 5cm...

Marius

It is sharp.

The base is 9mm thick
5cm from the top it is 2mm

Timo - see photo, it is the same symbol each side.

cheers
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,058
Posted By Royston
Chinese Glaive

A recent addition to the collection

I am calling it a Chinese Glaive until those with more knowledge correct me.
Just over 6 ft long with a 22 inch head.
The mounts are iron.
The pole could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By Royston
OK I have answered my own question about the...

OK

I have answered my own question about the holes. I have just found a picture showing how the iron is attached.

Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By Royston
Thanks Gents I think it could have had two iron...

Thanks Gents

I think it could have had two iron guards as the holes go all the way through the wooden cross guards - or is this normal ?
I do have two more, much plainer examples. One of them has...
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