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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Kronckew Hopefully it turns out as...

Thanks Kronckew
Hopefully it turns out as something interesting we will see on Saturday cost only a few euro so worth a punt.

Yep You have Hurling summarised perfectly with that picture.
It is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Kmaddock
Info please Spear I just purchased

Hi
Just purchased the attached item (one poor picture at the moment)

it seems to to have tang type attachment of the spear head and a smaller head at the bottom end.

both heads look to have hide...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Kmaddock
Just read an article on the gun The provenance on...

Just read an article on the gun
The provenance on this is terrible and totally made up story. You might as well buy a rusty nail in Jerusalem and say it is from the cross of our lord. Crazy
Thanks...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi A wild guess with nothing to substantiate it...

Hi
A wild guess with nothing to substantiate it would be a sword for bull fighting?
Interesting item and the brass handle does look to have some good age to it
regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Ian I too keep a similar excel sheet but I do...

Hi Ian

I too keep a similar excel sheet but I do not include the name of the buyer

I also keep a records of trades and swaps of items along with restoration costs of items.

As it is also a means...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Richard but no cant be screwed together...

Thanks Richard
but no cant be screwed together with the decoration on the outside

I was thinking along the following

the inside is v rough with all the little spikes so if i was sewing a knitted...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st June 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Kmaddock
Ivory item for identification please

Hi All
I picked up the attached ivory item in a car boot sale
Exquisite carving and screws together very tight
However I have no clue as to what it is or where it comes from
Any and all ideas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Kmaddock
You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment Hope...

You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment
Hope you like my pun!
Nice musket all the same, a Brown Bess I am guessing from the sling position and overall furniture
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By Kmaddock
Cannon ball fragments

Hi All
Fernando you mentioned you have no fragment in your collection (if I read you correctly in the previous post)

As a follow on from a recent thread on cannon balls here are some images of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks for your opinions. I can blow...

Hi All
Thanks for your opinions.
I can blow through the barrel and out the touch hole, so it could be used
Looking at it under a strong magnifying glass there is none of the circular markings going...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kmaddock
As a bomb disposal friend of mine from Holland...

As a bomb disposal friend of mine from Holland told me most accidents in his profession occur with small simple ordinance.

I was given similar cannon balls as a gift, i kept them for a week...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Kmaddock
Miniature cannon with proofmarks

Hi all
Just picked up the following cute little item.
It is 8.5 cm long and bore is approx 5 mm

Bit outside my area but the presence of proof marks is what attracted me mostly.
I assume anyway that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi If you just search the word etch in the form...

Hi
If you just search the word etch in the form you will come up with a multitude of threads on how to etch your blade.

Personally i do not like to over clean my swords unless they are v v rusted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Ade Welcome to the forum. I can definitely...

Hi Ade
Welcome to the forum.
I can definitely tell you that you are in the correct place to learn and I hope you are not too disappointed with the news you are getting.

Ethnographic weaponry is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi You posted it in correct forum A lovely...

Hi
You posted it in correct forum
A lovely sword, congratulations and I too had one of these on my wish list for a while, not all that common, mine is in not as good a condition either.
Well done...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,463
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi In Ireland I find shipping all very casual and...

Hi
In Ireland I find shipping all very casual and easy from auction houses.

I have had 3 swords shipped and packed for 12 euro,
A pistol for 10 and lots of other such food deals, some even next day...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for learned replies, I was in Morocco...

Thanks for learned replies,

I was in Morocco years ago and these knives were everywhere for a few dollars

I have always ignored these in my past auction sales as i just put them down as tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Kmaddock
One more

One more
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Kmaddock
New Koummya for my collection

Hi
Another new addition outside my collecting area
A Moroccan Koummya
There is a lot of wear on the knife and the scabbard with a lot of repairs to both.
It is a rudimentary enough piece but I feel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Kmaddock
Athanase, Here are more pictures of the hilt, the...

Athanase,
Here are more pictures of the hilt, the dragon is missing an eye and handle has some cracking but the carving is v v good as you can see.
The blade and scabbard are nice too with silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Kai It has been terrible weather all day Here...

Hi Kai
It has been terrible weather all day
Here are some additional pictures of the base of the blade on the Kalis
I had to use overhead light rather than outside light
Would you have any idea on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Kmaddock
2 new acquisitions for ID please

Hi
Totally outside my collecting area
Just picked these two up this afternoon
Would someone kindly give me an identification so I can do a search as to what they are
I am thing a Panang from...
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Kmaddock
Bit busy here so a quick reply v nice sword you...

Bit busy here so a quick reply
v nice sword you have
First impression was that the cross guard looks similar to a Chinese Jian?
I can post images later
regards to all
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By Kmaddock
I would say Kenyan also I saw a lot of this...

I would say Kenyan also
I saw a lot of this style spear over there, with a lot of variance in the spear tip but always the same on spike end
very similar to the Massai Lion spear as commented on by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Kmaddock
It is uncleaned at present and I am quiet...

It is uncleaned at present and I am quiet reluctant to clean it at all except to clean the rust off the blade, I prefers to keep my collection as dirty (platina covered) as possible except without...
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