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Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 11:04 PM
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Posted By David R
Yup, this happens!

Yup, this happens!
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By David R
I nearly titled the post javelin head, but...

I nearly titled the post javelin head, but thought it a bit too limiting. Regarding status, it was sold as an original by a UK dealer on ebay, so I have some comeback... if I can be bothered. It cost...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By David R
Sharpening a sword is like loading a gun, it is...

Sharpening a sword is like loading a gun, it is only done in a western army when ordered by the command, it's a court marshal offence ( usually) to do so without permission As for where a blade is...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By David R
And the vendors photo's.

And the vendors photo's.
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By David R
Bronze age spear head.

My latest purchase, feeling withdrawal symptoms from near on a year with no fairs or markets I once again bought online.....
Frankly I was not too sure about this one because there are so damn many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By David R
That reverse grind on the tip was deceptive, If I...

That reverse grind on the tip was deceptive, If I had not noticed the ricasso I would have agreed with you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By David R
My eye was caught by this detail, a very typical...

My eye was caught by this detail, a very typical western feature. No big deal, but I have not seen the same on eastern made blades, and trade blades are seen everywhere, and nothing wrong with them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By David R
The elegant Parang looks to have a Western made...

The elegant Parang looks to have a Western made blade, with the tip reground to the local style. Any marks or stamps on the ricasso ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By David R
Impressive! That is a stunner.

Impressive! That is a stunner.
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By David R
What a stunner.

What a stunner.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,943
Posted By David R
Article..... ...

Article.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29644591

A quote

"Single swastikas began to appear in the Neolithic Vinca culture across south-eastern Europe around 7,000 years ago. But it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By David R
Sorry to be so short in posting. I bought one of...

Sorry to be so short in posting. I bought one of these from a dealers table some years ago, some of the others there were really poorly made, I got the good one. Later I took it to Leeds Armoury...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By David R
Turkoman, when genuine.

Turkoman, when genuine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By David R
Bulat is hard to fake and the metal mounts look...

Bulat is hard to fake and the metal mounts look righteous, so personally I think the important bits are right.....As for the rest I await comments. I would like a better pic of the whole piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By David R
Roach belly = fish belly. Google is your friend...

Roach belly = fish belly. Google is your friend here.... https://www.coldsteel.com/roach-belly-20rbc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,424
Posted By David R
Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By David R
Thank you for sharing this. I did wonder how they...

Thank you for sharing this. I did wonder how they were made. I have seen some battered ones at fairs that seem to have paper or card used as well, probably recent productions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By David R
Stacked hilts are usually hispanic.

Stacked hilts are usually hispanic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,452
Posted By David R
This is not on. Someone did not get their hoped...

This is not on. Someone did not get their hoped for price and so reneged on the deal, Shame.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By David R
The thing to remember is that in some cultures at...

The thing to remember is that in some cultures at some points in time, every blade is made from a nice (to us) laminated steel/iron whatever the status of the item. That's just how a blade was made.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By David R
Hiya Marc, a really nice example of the type. The...

Hiya Marc, a really nice example of the type. The best of these match anything made elsewhere for quality, in my opinion..... You have one of the best.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By David R
The Roman army reckoned that 2 inches in the...

The Roman army reckoned that 2 inches in the right place did the job.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By David R
I would ID it as a typical Kaskara rather than a...

I would ID it as a typical Kaskara rather than a Takouba, as for age..... They were still making them recently for their own market, carried at weddings by groom and male relatives. If a tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By David R
The very man indeed! I still have two of his...

The very man indeed! I still have two of his barrels, one the aforementioned, and the other a rifled Damascus octagonal long percussion barrel.

We will never see the like of him again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By David R
I think they remained married, but every-time...

I think they remained married, but every-time there was a disagreement between them, they would yet again enter the land of regret.

....." They were shooting, using the roof of Dad's car as a rest,...
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