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Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 06:01 PM
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Posted By broadaxe
Very possible. I have a similar fokos, bearing...

Very possible.
I have a similar fokos, bearing logos of the boy scouts and the world jamboree that was held at Gödöllő (Hungary), 1933.
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By broadaxe
Hungarian fokos, mid-20th century made for...

Hungarian fokos, mid-20th century made for symbolic use, traditional dances, presentation etc. Legit piece, NOT a tourist market c**p.
BTW, both two examples above are not Polish either, the left one...
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By broadaxe
Keep in mind that many tulwars were fitted with...

Keep in mind that many tulwars were fitted with European trade blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,781
Posted By broadaxe
The Bedouin lance/spear is regarded as 'holy...

The Bedouin lance/spear is regarded as 'holy grail' by collectors of Arabian weapons in Israel. Yes, they were widespread in all the Middle East. The group photo with three people was taken south to...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By broadaxe
The sword from Masada is still in scientific...

The sword from Masada is still in scientific process to my best knowledge, but I saw it in person.
Here is the sword from Gamla:
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By broadaxe
I'm thinking of Roman Spatha here. Two similar...

I'm thinking of Roman Spatha here. Two similar length swords were excavated in Masada and in Gamla, which makes it a very early Spatha (late 1st c. CE).
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By broadaxe
Quite large (appr. 16 GA), so I think it could be...

Quite large (appr. 16 GA), so I think it could be dual-purpose - for slugs and shots.
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By broadaxe
What caliber is it? If I'm not mistaken, there...

What caliber is it?
If I'm not mistaken, there were large ga. pinfire cartridges, for shotguns of the period. Maybe this pistol could fire either slug or shots.
Very nice looking pistol.
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By broadaxe
I say again - clearly Ottoman influenced (could...

I say again - clearly Ottoman influenced (could have been from both sides of the empire). Maybe East European or Balkan, possibly 'fokos'. Too long to be made of rail spike. BTW, Ottoman rail spikes...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By broadaxe
Indeed, probably Arab/Druze variation. The Druze...

Indeed, probably Arab/Druze variation. The Druze people call it 'Clink', a horseman's weapon.
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By broadaxe
I used to have the same sword. It is a british...

I used to have the same sword. It is a british 'coutau' style, made by Wilkisnson during the last decades (before they shut off the gates of course), as it was signed with the crest of queen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By broadaxe
Appears to be modern made out of various parts.

Appears to be modern made out of various parts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By broadaxe
Real kanabo are indeed rare. 2.2kg is very...

Real kanabo are indeed rare. 2.2kg is very reasonable weight for such length, it is lighter than a real (european) two-handed sword of similar length.
However, I looked up for the nyoibo and found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By broadaxe
These are mostly Sudanese Mehdi period arms, made...

These are mostly Sudanese Mehdi period arms, made in the Ottoman and Persian style. They look 'almost' as good, the steel is decent, but the tumb-print is the very light silver koftgari that dades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By broadaxe
North African, possibely Algeria or Tunisia. Note...

North African, possibely Algeria or Tunisia. Note a similar one (fitted with an earlier cutlass blade, and a plain guard), from the captured weapon section in the Palace Armoury of Malta.
Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By broadaxe
two north african powder flasks for sale

Both look quite old (but not antique though), and different from each other. Smaller one is 15cm across, and very rare for having Tuareg marks on the back. Larger one is 17cnm across and also has...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By broadaxe
The Imperial Armoury in Schwarzenberg Palace is...

The Imperial Armoury in Schwarzenberg Palace is absolutely fantastic! I was there just after the renovation, a few years ago. Make sure you find it, because the entrance to the exhibition is hidden...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By broadaxe
Nice one, I have the correct reference somewhere....

Nice one, I have the correct reference somewhere. Even such repros are rare.
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By broadaxe
1st axe is an Hungarian style butcher cleaver,...

1st axe is an Hungarian style butcher cleaver, judging its size and long integral socket/langet it is a super-size splitter for quartering. They were made in this shape untill WWII.

2nd & 3rd appear...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By broadaxe
Indeed, and also could be colonial Spanish, even...

Indeed, and also could be colonial Spanish, even later.
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By broadaxe
Sorry to say it does look like a prop, nice wood...

Sorry to say it does look like a prop, nice wood though. I would have tried to check if it is hardened (need some feel & experience).
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By broadaxe
The halberd is late, but could be a sign of rank,...

The halberd is late, but could be a sign of rank, flag-top and such. Mind that halberds were made and carried as part of many west european churches regalia, as late as the 20th c.
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By broadaxe
I agree with Jasper, this saber is totally out of...

I agree with Jasper, this saber is totally out of context to the 18th c. and is much earlier. The distinctive pronged pommel and matching bars of the cross guard are good signs of the 16th c. however...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By broadaxe
No nonsence at all: this was quite common during...

No nonsence at all: this was quite common during the early 20th century, and they are still being produced today.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By broadaxe
scroll down here, you will find some interesting...

scroll down here, you will find some interesting things:
http://tatcalite.tripod.com/id68.htm
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