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Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 01:42 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Good heavens ... well I never , thanks for that !...

Good heavens ... well I never , thanks for that ! I shall let him know !
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By thinreadline
marks on a 19th C Coachman's / horseman's knife

A friend of mine has this rather nice Sheffield made coachman's / horseman's knife and noticed this set of geometric marks on one of the tools ... does anyone know what they are ? Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th December 2019, 06:55 PM
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Views: 526
Posted By thinreadline
Mirror with western sahel type leatherwork

iThe leatherwork appears to be West African in style . It measures , when closed, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Very faintly written in ink is a name which is largely illegible ... 'Lt A (?) H . E???? ?? th ( ?...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By thinreadline
thank you

thank you
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By thinreadline
yes it seems to be a language from West Africa in...

yes it seems to be a language from West Africa in what was formerly Ashanti .
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By thinreadline
Unknown trademark

does anyone recognise the trademark on this knife blade please ?
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By thinreadline
great find , well done.

great find , well done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By thinreadline
I like this very much !

I like this very much !
Forum: Swap Forum 5th December 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By thinreadline
Aboriginal throwing stick

Probably of recent make , but well made . Length 500 mm . 25 plus postage as below :
UK 4.50
EUROPE 12
REST OF WORLD 16.50
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By thinreadline
Thank you Detlef and Alex , much obliged .

Thank you Detlef and Alex , much obliged .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By thinreadline
the touch hole is identical to that on my Indian...

the touch hole is identical to that on my Indian wall gun
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By thinreadline
Help with the ID of this dagger please .

Any thoughts on this rather good quality dagger ? Overall length 25 cm , blade length 14 cm . The blade is very thick and of diamond cross section with a flattened oval cross sectioned ricassso .
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By thinreadline
I dont think this is the frame of a recently made...

I dont think this is the frame of a recently made re enactment scabbard ... it is too complex in its structure ... modern made scabbards of this type are much more simplistic . I think this is old...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th November 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By thinreadline
REDUCED to 100 for the 2 vols plus shipping

REDUCED to 100 for the 2 vols plus shipping
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By thinreadline
this measures about 20 inches around the outside...

this measures about 20 inches around the outside curve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By thinreadline
thanks for all your help

thanks for all your help
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By thinreadline
thanks yes , the applied decoration is certainly...

thanks yes , the applied decoration is certainly similar to that seen on koummiyah .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By thinreadline
Can anyone help with this POWDER HORN please ?

I am wondering what part of the world this originates from please ?
Forum: Swap Forum 21st October 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By thinreadline
SOLD ! Thanks for your interest.

SOLD ! Thanks for your interest.
Forum: Swap Forum 20th October 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By thinreadline
THE BROWN BESS BAYONET 1720 - 1860

SOLD ! Thanks for your interest . THE BROWN BESS BAYONET 1720 - 1860 by \Graham Priest published by the Tharston Press in 1986 . 159 pages with 114 illustrations . Paperback . Very good condition. ...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th October 2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By thinreadline
still available ... thought I had sold them , but...

still available ... thought I had sold them , but lost contact with interested party !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By thinreadline
I would have thought that if blood of any type...

I would have thought that if blood of any type was used on wood after oil had been applied , the blood would not penetrate or colour the wood at all .
Forum: Swap Forum 25th September 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By thinreadline
THE VISSER COLLECTION

THE VISSER COLLECTION - ARMS OF THE NETHERLANDS IN THE COLLECTION OF H.L VISSER .
Volume 1 Part 2 - 751 pages , profuse illustrations
Volume 1 Part 3 - 735 pages , profuse illustrations

both vols...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By thinreadline
You are right ... the metal haft of my smaller...

You are right ... the metal haft of my smaller double headed axe is hollow ... and has clearly broken in the past as it has an old repair to reinforce it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By thinreadline
Now that lower one is interesting , what made you...

Now that lower one is interesting , what made you conclude that it was Dervish rather than Indian ?
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