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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,940
Posted By machinist
I have always been partial to the rattlesnake...

I have always been partial to the rattlesnake idea, many of these knives had a pommel that is composed of a series of globes that kind of/sort of resemble the tail of the rattlesnake and some do have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By machinist
It does not look Japanese to me. While it does...

It does not look Japanese to me. While it does have some Japanese characteristics like the habaki the straightness of it and the geometry of the blade look like it may have been made in imitation of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By machinist
Are the edges of the outer prongs sharp? it...

Are the edges of the outer prongs sharp? it reminds me of a tool I used to cut holes, by spinning the tool, in gaskets.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,788
Posted By machinist
There is the "sword of the turtle...

There is the "sword of the turtle people" from British Columbia.
A kastane that apparently was brought over by the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th March 2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By machinist
Thanks Lee, I occasionally run across excavated...

Thanks Lee, I occasionally run across excavated pieces on other sites and think I should post more of them here. Unfortunately many articles are lacking in good pictures but this one stood out well.
Forum: European Armoury 30th March 2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By machinist
ancient English bronze axe

A very old and complete axe.
more info about its dig here

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35280290

https://www.facebook.com/751584871618868/posts/1121134271330591
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By machinist
A very beautiful knife, the Spanish influence of...

A very beautiful knife, the Spanish influence of the hilt seems strongly Canarian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,214
Posted By machinist
I have noticed the sword at the top of the page...

I have noticed the sword at the top of the page has changed recently, perhaps hackers are responsible. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st March 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By machinist
After a little talk with my brother I had planned...

After a little talk with my brother I had planned to take pics and add notes as to what they are and might be worth and how best to dispose of each piece, some might do well on Ebay but others would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By machinist
warrior armour made of reindeer antlers found on the Arctic Circle

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0294-2000-year-old-warrior-armour-made-of-reindeer-antlers-found-on-the-arctic-circle/
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,392
Posted By machinist
Here is a fellow with a similar knife. The...

Here is a fellow with a similar knife. The worn-in-front style seems dangerous to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,379
Posted By machinist
David, I used google reverse image search. After...

David, I used google reverse image search. After reading Ian's comment I really thought the pic had a "painted" look to it and we might just be looking at a skillfully created picture, perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,379
Posted By machinist
Found it...

Found it http://astalo.deviantart.com/art/My-precious-281649270 An artist on Deviant Art made it for himself supposedly. Ians comment made me curious and I was sure he was right and we were all...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th February 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,185
Posted By machinist
Thanks for the information Detlef :)

Thanks for the information Detlef :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th February 2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,185
Posted By machinist
I thought I would add my taji box here. It is two...

I thought I would add my taji box here. It is two sided, opening front and back with space for twelve knives of which I have ten. I know nothing about that part of the world so any info about it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,379
Posted By machinist
This struck me also, looking at some features,...

This struck me also, looking at some features, especially in the construction of the scabbard I think that this being made by one of the modern Caucasus swordsmiths whose lovely work is often passed...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By machinist
I do not have anything specific to the battle, I...

I do not have anything specific to the battle, I do have a picture that is supposed to be from the museum of the battlefields state park but I believe they are two Mexican swords of the second half...
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,182
Posted By machinist
Well that was informative, thanks to both of you...

Well that was informative, thanks to both of you Fernando, and Fernando K! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By machinist
I know nothing of keris but that is a lovely and...

I know nothing of keris but that is a lovely and artistic piece.
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,182
Posted By machinist
I really enjoy Peninsular Miquelets and want to...

I really enjoy Peninsular Miquelets and want to learn as much as I can about them, what is the meaning of "all three fashions" applied to the lock in this case?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,099
Posted By machinist
Thanks for posting these, they look like you...

Thanks for posting these, they look like you could take them down and shoot them with no problems.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,282
Posted By machinist
I am very much interested in this topic as I have...

I am very much interested in this topic as I have a very rusted axe head that I want to at least stabilize. It is flaking apart and I think if I did the electrolysis thing I would not have much left....
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By machinist
These are some very interesting and desirable...

These are some very interesting and desirable swords, the finger ringed dirk is pretty typical, if a bit nicer than most but the other two have so many unusual characteristics.
On espada ancha you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By machinist
Primary source stuff like this is always good.

Primary source stuff like this is always good.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd September 2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By machinist
The member called broadaxe might have an opinion...

The member called broadaxe might have an opinion on it.
here is some pics of his in this post http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11545&highlight=boarding
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