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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2017, 05:56 PM
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Posted By 45Auto
Back in the early 1960's, when I as a kid,...

Back in the early 1960's, when I as a kid, someone bought a sword like that for me from a souvenir shop on the board walk of Atlantic City NJ I had it hanging in my room for many years. The one in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2017, 05:44 PM
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Posted By 45Auto
Strange old double edged dagger or pike head?

I'm not sure what to make of this thing. It looks extremely old, thick handguard, and heavy. Blade is about 8 inches long. Overall length 12.1/4 inches.

It could be a dagger. But I seem to recall...
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2012, 10:14 PM
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Views: 1,165
Posted By 45Auto
Seeking additional sword information:

So far, I have been informed that this is an American Militia officer's sword from around 1830-1840. Most likely made in England. The handle appears to be made of Ivory with gilded hilt and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By 45Auto
I looked at it closely and I don't see any...

I looked at it closely and I don't see any copper. The slightly copper looking color appears to be tarnish.

Thank you for the information. The link is extremely interesting.

BTW, about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By 45Auto
Thank you for the information. The more I learn...

Thank you for the information. The more I learn about these things the more I like owning them.

I looked up the term "koftgari," and I must agree that the blade has been masterfuly inlayed with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By 45Auto
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2009, 06:52 PM
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Views: 1,154
Posted By 45Auto
Thank you Greg. I will keep an eye open for one....

Thank you Greg.

I will keep an eye open for one. At least I have an idea of what to look for.
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By 45Auto
Pre-WWI Saxon Ulan sword questions:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/45Auto/WWI%20Equipment/DSC07577.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/45Auto/WWI%20Equipment/DSC075772.jpg

The above blade is marked as follows:

1....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,391
Posted By 45Auto
Sword Knot for pre-WWI Saxon Ulan saber?

I would like to know what sword knot would be proper for a pre-World War One Ulan saber. The blade is marked as follows:

1. Kgl. Sachs. Ulannen Regt. No 17 Kaiser Franz Josef von Oserreich, Konig...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By 45Auto
Thank you for your assistance.

Thank you for your assistance.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By 45Auto
The tsuba, or handguard, is attractive in an...

The tsuba, or handguard, is attractive in an understated way. The edge was made with a textured finish. The polished copper has bright flecks in it.

I think the sleeve on the blade could be made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By 45Auto
Questions about Japanese Tanto

At least, I think it's called a tanto. Can anyone tell me about the maker, and what era it's from?

Thank you for looking.

Greg
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2005, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,174
Posted By 45Auto
Hi everyone. Sorry I was away from my own post...

Hi everyone. Sorry I was away from my own post for so long. Thanks for your insight regarding this dagger.

I discussed with the owner your various observations. The owner has some additional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,693
Posted By 45Auto
Thumbs up ...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/45Auto/MISC/MVC-647X.jpg

I posted the Union Flag here in Michigan yesterday. I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting London, but I might as well be there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,174
Posted By 45Auto
The owner says it came home from WWII in a G.I....

The owner says it came home from WWII in a G.I. footlocker, which may indicate that it's at least a 60 year old copy of..... what ? . Good point about the extent of oxidation, etc.

Anyway, is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2005, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,174
Posted By 45Auto
Bronze Dagger

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/45Auto/MISC/MVC-651X.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/45Auto/MISC/MVC-649X.jpg...
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