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Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2019, 02:01 PM
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Views: 1,382
Posted By Mel H
My first thoughts were that it was feasible that...

My first thoughts were that it was feasible that it was intended for dual use, that's what prompted my query about the diameter of the breech and its capacity to hold a shot or ball as well as the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mel H
Having had a long time interest in antique arms...

Having had a long time interest in antique arms and armour I have to say that I've only seen in passing, a couple of these 'turn off' box locks with barrels of such length, having said that, the...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
Smile Referring back to my earlier post, I did say I'll...

Referring back to my earlier post, I did say I'll keep an eye open for one with some age and patina. It's not a great priority at the moment. ( I'm just in the process of opening a new bottle of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
I've already dropped a couple into a damp flower...

I've already dropped a couple into a damp flower pot in the garden, it'll probably do the job in a couple of weeks but you can never be sure with modern spring steels.
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
I like these knives, I have some other larger old...

I like these knives, I have some other larger old ones. I've got a some split spring rings in my toolbox but they're brand new and don't look quite right, I'll keep an eye open for one with some age...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
Fernando, thank you for pointing me in the right...

Fernando, thank you for pointing me in the right direction, I've now done a little searching. It seems that Au Lion did have a moment of fame, they contracted to produce the first U.S. mod 1918...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
More pic's. Overall length open is 32 cm (12.6...

More pic's.
Overall length open is 32 cm (12.6 inch) with 15 cm (6 inch) blade.
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Mel H
Lion Navaja

Hello All, just picked up a reasonably sized, elderly Navaja with a lion trademark on the blade. I'm hoping that someone here who has more knowledge of these knives may be able to tell me something...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mel H
That is nice, makes you wonder what else these...

That is nice, makes you wonder what else these museums have hidden in their cellars.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mel H
Thank you Charles, yes I can see some similarity...

Thank you Charles, yes I can see some similarity in the forging of the central ridge, it's all giving me some direction for research.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mel H
Many thanks Colin. Mel.

Many thanks Colin.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mel H
A couple more with measurements.

A couple more with measurements.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mel H
African spear head

Further to my recent post regarding a couple of Indian spears, I'm now attaching some photographs of a rather substantial broad bladed, African one in the hope of learning something of its origins.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Mel H
Hello Ken, thanks for your input. I have had...

Hello Ken, thanks for your input. I have had exactly the same thoughts regarding the length of the tang, which does not look as if it has been altered in any way. I don't remember seeing a knife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Mel H
Indian spear heads

I've attached some photographs of a couple of Indian spear heads that I've had for a while, one is rather 'Knife like' having a double curve (sharp on both edges) with tang, it has a brass ferrule...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mel H
A couple more pics as promised.

A couple more pics as promised.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mel H
Ariel and Sajen, The only other photo that I have...

Ariel and Sajen, The only other photo that I have at the moment is too large to upload. I'll sort it out this week and take another photo at a lower resolution and take some measurements.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mel H
A Corvo that I have, for comparison.

A Corvo that I have, for comparison.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mel H
Lee, thank you for your very interesting document...

Lee, thank you for your very interesting document link, I now have a print out and will enjoy taking it in over the next couple of hours.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mel H
Thanks for the input, I was intrigued by the...

Thanks for the input, I was intrigued by the demarcation and the amount of skill required to keep the line that way during the forging, I have no doubt that it is pattern welded as opposed to false...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mel H
Kinjal with Damacus / watered blade

Hello All, I've had this, what seems to be generally described as a Caucasian Kinjal, for quite a while now and can't remember seeing one with such a pronounced pattern. It shows mostly in the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By Mel H
Hi there, I'm not far away, in Bishop Auckland.

Hi there, I'm not far away, in Bishop Auckland.
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By Mel H
I don't have the best known book by Riling but...

I don't have the best known book by Riling but similar flasks appear the book by Martin Rywell but don't get much of a mention in the script, I've looked in a James Dixon of Sheffield catalogue from...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By Mel H
Yes, these are typical plate marks used on silver...

Yes, these are typical plate marks used on silver plated items produced in the 19th C. they don't generaly give much usefull information.
Quite often they have four letters which resemble...
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