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Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,552
Posted By Queequeg
There have been a few articles about the U.S....

There have been a few articles about the U.S. Special Forces on horseback in Afghanistan; swords included:

U.S. Special Forces Joined Charge On Horseback Against Taliban...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,920
Posted By Queequeg
Roman Shield Symbol

I saw this shield in the biblical film, "King of Kings". The design on the shield looks more like something that someone in the prop department saw in a history book rather than something completely...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,552
Posted By Queequeg
The gentleman in the first picture bears some...

The gentleman in the first picture bears some resemblance to one Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE. :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,423
Posted By Queequeg
Flick sticks! Google has some interesting images...

Flick sticks! Google has some interesting images of those. Thanks for that term.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,423
Posted By Queequeg
Actually, I was out hiking when some feral dogs...

Actually, I was out hiking when some feral dogs decided to posture up to me.

A few swings with my (sadly normal) hiking stick and some loud yelling on my part was enough to drive them off, but I was...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,423
Posted By Queequeg
Mechanical Spear

Greetings,

I've been reading a bit about the brandistock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandistock), which was essentially a spear which functioned like modern gravity knives...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,134
Posted By Queequeg
Is it perhaps an ankus...

Is it perhaps an ankus (http://peterdickinson.hubpages.com/hub/Ankus)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,617
Posted By Queequeg
Western Black Rhino

Not really sure where to put this, but I read sadly today that the Western Black Rhino was declared officially extinct. I thought this might interest forum members because of the occasional presence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,340
Posted By Queequeg
My avatar is, indeed, Queequeg.

My avatar is, indeed, Queequeg.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,539
Posted By Queequeg
I saw this handle from Privateer Productions,...

I saw this handle from Privateer Productions, which makes replica weapons for films.

I was so impressed that I called the company, and the gentleman I spoke with told me that the piece is a replica...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,639
Posted By Queequeg
Thirty Years' War

Can anyone recommend a good book on this subject? I've already read Wedgwood's and Parker's books. I was looking for something with a narrative that's a little more colorful.

I find Wallenstein to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,534
Posted By Queequeg
Google is your friend.

Google is your friend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,816
Posted By Queequeg
More Signs of India - Rome Trade

I ran across this while browsing news sites today and thought that people here might be interested.

(from News Network Archaeology)
More on Chennai's links to ancient Rome found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,678
Posted By Queequeg
Interestingly, I have found several websites...

Interestingly, I have found several websites where Monk's Spades are sold.

The lajatang's origins and veracity elude me, however. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,678
Posted By Queequeg
Slightly different take on the monk's spade...

Slightly different take on the monk's spade there, with a bludgeon on one end and a spade on the other.

I've been meaning to download the Star Trek fight music as my phone ringtune, by the way. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,678
Posted By Queequeg
Lajatang ?

Greetings,

Recently I heard of a weapon called a "lajatang". It's supposed to be some kind of pole weapon with a crescent-shaped blade at each end, sharp points facing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
Posted By Queequeg
Anyone up for estimating the age of this?

Anyone up for estimating the age of this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
Posted By Queequeg
David, No markings, unfortunately. :shrug:

David,

No markings, unfortunately. :shrug:
Forum: Swap Forum 24th May 2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,535
Posted By Queequeg
I'm still interested in a swap.

I'm still interested in a swap.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
Posted By Queequeg
Stick Sword for Comment

Any comments on the provenance and age of this would be appreciated. I'm going to guess European, 1880-1910, only because I can't think of a time when this may have been more common.

Overall length...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,535
Posted By Queequeg
Looking for a Cane

I'm looking for a straight, durable wood cane with a solid metal head (fritz or derby handles... possibly knob style if it's attractive enough). No sword canes, please.

I have some knives and blunt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By Queequeg
Thanks for all of the replies, gents. Once I get...

Thanks for all of the replies, gents.

Once I get my rattan in and start this project I have in mind, I'll let you know how it went.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By Queequeg
Henk and Robert, Thanks for the tips. Will...

Henk and Robert,

Thanks for the tips.

Will simple tea give it this kind of lustrous brown color?
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/media/001788/001788_01.jpg

Or does it require some kind of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By Queequeg
How Do You Stain Rattan?

I've searched the net for a while, trying to find the best way to stain rattan, but I'm coming up short.

Does anyone have any hints, tips, or websites that they can recommend? I'm hoping to find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,633
Posted By Queequeg
The one in the second photo I linked in the...

The one in the second photo I linked in the original post looks like it could either be an antique or a good repro. :shrug:

Any ideas, then, because I sure don't have any. :)
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