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Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By katana
Hi 'Nando, nice piece ......could...

Hi 'Nando,
nice piece ......could the grooves in the ring guard be / or part of a primitive guide/fixing to attach to a musket. Would make a good bayonet. Musketeers of the late 17th...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th September 2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By katana
SOLD Thank you David

SOLD Thank you

David
Forum: Swap Forum 13th September 2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By katana
Both on hold

Both on hold
Forum: Swap Forum 12th September 2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By katana
Not being a dealer, my pricing may not be...

Not being a dealer, my pricing may not be realistic with the current economy, so have reduced the price to offers around 300 each

PM me or contact me via tulwar@icloud.com

David
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By katana
I too have some reservations about the handle...

I too have some reservations about the handle ....the wear / colouration looks un-natural :confused:

Perhaps more pics may change that...once you received it. Still an interesting piece.

All the...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th September 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By katana
1868 Cavalry Lances

Reluctantly offering my 1868 Cavalry Lances, ( two available) complete with loop, leather protective sheath. In very good original condition. Because of length postage abroad could be problematic,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By katana
Hi 'Nando, thinking outside the...

Hi 'Nando,
thinking outside the "box" I tried to make a german word from the various interpretations of the letters

I tried Wahn leaving the last "b" out of the equation .
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By katana
We have had discussions on a number of knives and...

We have had discussions on a number of knives and a Ram Dao with similar markings . This Ram Dao is attributed to Assam notice the markings on the blade .....click the appropriate pic to enlarge..

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By katana
Hi Matt, these are usually attributed...

Hi Matt,
these are usually attributed to the Taureg but could be from Mali or Niger regions. Unfortunately this type seem to be made for the tourist industry and are all late 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By katana
Hi Norman :) , sometimes...

Hi Norman :) ,
sometimes the sheathing covers/holds the lower section of the spearhead shaft ...I believe that this 'overlap' is deliberate and is bound tight around the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By katana
I would suggest that you soak the sleeve in...

I would suggest that you soak the sleeve in water, wrap around the shaft and sew the seam then. As the leather ...dries it shrinks and gives a very firm hold. One more suggestion, if you cut rawhide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By katana
Hi, I have mounted a genuine Zulu spearhead...

Hi,
I have mounted a genuine Zulu spearhead to a replacement shaft....copying one of their techniques.

Drill a smaller diameter hole (slightly smaller than the tang) into the end of the shaft...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By katana
Hi Robert, I had a few 'cut down'...

Hi Robert,
I had a few 'cut down' spears. To maintain the integrity of the pieces I 'added' a shaft to the remaining original shaft. This was achieved by drilling a central hole into...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,762
Posted By katana
Hi Fearn, yes generalising.... for...

Hi Fearn,
yes generalising.... for more recent times. A number of tribes still to this day hunt with 'smaller' bows ......the rest tend to use AK45's. I agree that up the middle of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,762
Posted By katana
African bows tend to have a low draw weight and...

African bows tend to have a low draw weight and for hunting tend to be short....this allows stalking and firing from concealed positions. Larger bows would get tangled with vegetation.The low draw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By katana
Hi 'Nando, my impression is the...

Hi 'Nando,
my impression is the decoration could be African / Arabic.(France held much of the west of Africa including Morocco and Algeria). Perhaps a colonial piece adopted/captured...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By katana
Greatly saddened and shocked by this news...

Greatly saddened and shocked by this news ....when I first joined the forum, Lew was always willing to educate me on the African pieces I had newly started to collect. Helpful and friendly.... I will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By katana
I too was not suggesting that this is 'brand' new...

I too was not suggesting that this is 'brand' new ....I think this could be a 'recent' marriage of older .....and perhaps some newer parts

David
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By katana
I too have a feeling about this one ...

I too have a feeling about this one ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By katana
Hi Emanuel, lucky you .....I'm...

Hi Emanuel,
lucky you .....I'm not really jealous :rolleyes:

Fantastic, thanks for sharing :cool:

All the best
David
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By katana
It may be this thread...

It may be this thread ....

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5314

Kind Regards David
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By katana
Hi Weapons, this does seem to...

Hi Weapons,
this does seem to be a 'marriage' of parts. The hilt does indeed look like one from a Kora. The knuckle guard seems a total 'mis-match' .... and looks like it would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,818
Posted By katana
Peace and Goodwill to all David

Peace and Goodwill to all


David
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By katana
Hi Graeme, thanks ....there is a...

Hi Graeme,
thanks ....there is a bent over nail approx. 1/2" below the top of the club driven in from the side ...it is 'aimed' at the lead 'insert'. (as arrowed in pic)

All the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,005
Posted By katana
I posted this quote before..which suggests the...

I posted this quote before..which suggests the souvenier trade was rife.....unfortunately the link no longer works :( ,

"....In the Sudan, Major E A De Cosson who served with Sir Gerald...
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