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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Lee
Question Katar for comments from new member dawgdad1

Inherited from an uncle and wondering how old it is and where itís from?
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Lee
Yes, very much the same 'onion' shaped pommel and...

Yes, very much the same 'onion' shaped pommel and threaded tang button! How do you attribute this excavated sword?

Also, belatedly, here are photos of the running wolves and seriously rubbed blade...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Lee
Red face Thank you Gentlemen. Here are closer-up up...

Thank you Gentlemen.

Here are closer-up up views of the threading. I wonder if the obvious diagonal weld line in one of the views indicates material added at the last restoration to 'beef up' the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Lee
Wink Technical details

However, the sword has clearly seen some use and substantial wear and it was clearly made for and shows evidence of use and not mere parade display. The plano-convex stiffening rods are attached to...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Lee
Smile Big British Basket Hilted Sword

Following a discussion in another thread I promised to present an example of a threaded tang on a British sword dating to around 1600. Having dismounted the pommel, I am doubting that the actual...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lee
Bladesmiths of my acquaintance have always warned...

Bladesmiths of my acquaintance have always warned that threaded tangs were failures waiting to happen, sharply cut threads being a failure point just as is the small deliberately placed cut along the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Lee
Cool Similar but likely older

Lew had a similar club (http://vikingsword.com/lew/w0202/w0202.html) in his collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd May 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Lee
These are described as 'gondola hooks' in The...

These are described as 'gondola hooks' in The Upper Ten: A Novel of the Snobocracy by William Hosea Ballou (1890), p. 75, courtesy of Google Books.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th May 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Lee
I saw a 'degenerate' version with a typical...

I saw a 'degenerate' version with a typical modern cast chrome plated hook, red fabric covering and rather unattractive modern aluminum coins for sale in Venice in the 1980s. This prepared me when I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Lee
I wonder if this is a Venetian boat hook (for...

I wonder if this is a Venetian boat hook (for retrieving a moored boat from beyond natural arm's reach) that has the added blades to perhaps serve also as a repellent for unwanted visitors. I have an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Lee
Here is a delightfully colorful example with a...

Here is a delightfully colorful example with a typical blade with quite deeply cut fullers on one side, but with mounts retaining many takouba features:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up I find a similar rectangular mark in a similar...

I find a similar rectangular mark in a similar position on a few of my Gaucho knives and I suspect that it is (or is pretending to be) a mark denoting the fineness of silver mounts. Very judicious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By Lee
Technical confirmation of suspicions

I have shown this firangi in previous threads, noting that I believed the blade to be of European origin on the basis of its flexibility, presence of 'blisters' (forging flaws) and marks in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up I believe that this is Ifugao as your direct...

I believe that this is Ifugao as your direct collection provenance suggests. I have seen these single-edged variations carried in a similar open-faced scabbard and termed pinahig and the solid handle...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Lee
Besides the possibility of theatrical use...

Besides the possibility of theatrical use potentially with modifications along the way (especially if from a wardrobe rental service), there was quite a market for good quality reproduction armor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By Lee
Here is the inscription, rotated and sharpened...

Here is the inscription, rotated and sharpened...
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By Lee
Wink So, once upon a time long ago, someone may have...

So, once upon a time long ago, someone may have had an old halberd and wanted a boar spear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Lee
Thank you Ian. The overall length is 81.125...

Thank you Ian.

The overall length is 81.125 inches. There is no finial or treatment of the end of the shaft, nor evidence of one previously.

Here are some additional images:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Lee
Wink Thank you, gentlemen. The methuk is separate and...

Thank you, gentlemen. The methuk is separate and also solid - this is fairly obvious looking up from the tang in the area usually hidden by the pole. It has been very carefully fitted to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By Lee
Thank you ... and ...understood. :)

Thank you ... and ...understood. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Lee
Question Indonesian? Spear

I had promised in another thread (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25336) to post a picture of a spear whose thin white metal sleeve with rolled edges located over the shaft below the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By Lee
Alan, Looking at your picture of the item labeled...

Alan,
Looking at your picture of the item labeled "keris cuntrik" in the Den Pasar Museum, is this item from Lew's collection essentially of the same type?

Additional images and description...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Ivory and other forbidden fruits

Ivory rules are very complex these days and often do not follow common sense. It is very important to know the rules for where you live and the rules that apply should an item have to cross a border...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st January 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By Lee
Book Wanted: IX-XIII a. baltų kalavijai

I am trying to find a copy of IX-XIII a. baltų kalavijai by Vytautas Kazakevičius.
If you have one for sale, please contact me by PM or at ljones@vikingsword.com with asking price and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Sticky: Posting Photos
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Posted By Lee
Wink Updated size limit and how to use built in Windows 10 features to prepare your images

The size limit for images of most types that may be used for attachments has been doubled to 2 Mb. The maximum pixel limit in either dimension remains 1280.

In Windows 10 you may use two of the...
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