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Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Kmaddock
Looking for a Tsuka

Hi

Has anyone got a Tsuka, (japanese sword handle) that they are looking to part with.
Does not have to be in perfect condition by any means, just looking to complete a set for my son.
Thanks,

Ken
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All, My personal Rule for auctions is do not...

Hi All,

My personal Rule for auctions is do not spend more than 300 euro on a gamble.

I guess this person had more disposable than me!!


I really appreciate that value of items is not something we...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Kmaddock
15th 16th century, this Highland sword

Hi All
interesting sale on a sword at auction last week at Easy live Auction.com

and i have pasted article in here for posterity

I know nothing on the value of these swords but it seems like an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kmaddock
Very interesting. I wonder might it be for...

Very interesting.
I wonder might it be for cutting whale blubber or the like?
I like it for the obvious age it displays
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ian =for the images Yes I agree I am now...

Thanks Ian =for the images
Yes I agree I am now leaning towards Papua New Guinea as opposed to Philippine Islands
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All still no luck However I did find this...

Hi All
still no luck
However I did find this free download on ethnic archery
Quiet a good book

http://archery.lv/wp-content/uploads/dokumenti/materiali/Traditional_Archery.pdf

also I may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Kmaddock
Bow and arrow, Negrito people Philippine?

Hi
Just purchased the following item at a car boot sale, no information from the seller except that is old?

I think it is an Negrito bow and arrow set from the Philippines but I cant find much...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi. Lansquenet I know nothing about either of...

Hi. Lansquenet

I know nothing about either of your items you have recently posted but I do admire your taste and would like to extend a warm welcome to our little patch of the internet.
Kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kmaddock
My observations, and they are not based on...

My observations, and they are not based on anything concrete

To me it looks as if a wooden handle would have gone around the cross bar below the blade.

To use as a weapon though a circular piece of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely Gun Congratulations! can you tell me...

Lovely Gun
Congratulations!

can you tell me what is the ball with the hole in it on the ram rod for and thanks for showing the screw off part on the bottom of the grip, I assume it is for cleaning...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Kmaddock
Normally on antique guns of mine the bit on the...

Normally on antique guns of mine the bit on the trigger that pushes up the sear is quiet worn but it looks perfect on this gun
Maybe just never used much though
Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Kmaddock
A lot better pictures, thanks It all looks v v...

A lot better pictures, thanks
It all looks v v clean to me and the screw heads are so perfect
My gut would say this is not a 200 year old gun lock
also those who know about fonts might recognise if...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Most locks I have seen with Brass Pans have...

Hi
Most locks I have seen with Brass Pans have been French so this would be my guess
have a google of
1777 French Flintlock rifle
and you will see similar style
regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Fernando. I hope we all have a restful...

Thanks Fernando.
I hope we all have a restful period in our lives and get to enjoy a break.
Regards to all.
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,574
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for the link. That is one price mark up. I...

Thanks for the link. That is one price mark up. I used be a buyer in a chemistry department so I know pricing.
Raw ingredients for 500 ml would cost under a dollar.

I wish I could make and supply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,574
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Marius Why not make it yourself it is just...

Hi Marius
Why not make it yourself

it is just Nitric acid, Methanol/ethanol/or methelated spirits
I used work in a university chemistry department so i just made it myself, I have a thread on making...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,574
Posted By Kmaddock
I use baking soda and never had any issues at...

I use baking soda and never had any issues at all
best of luck
ken
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi I agree taking a chance sometimes works out...

Hi I agree taking a chance sometimes works out and sometimes does not. But you remember more the wins than the losses.
I got a Richardson of cork ( southern irelaand provincial capital) percussion...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Kmaddock
Congratulations. It is such a fantastic feeling...

Congratulations. It is such a fantastic feeling to find something that no one else knows what it is.
Looking forward to seeing the markings and what lies underneath.
Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Kmaddock
yes Fernando as you say similar but I cant match...

yes Fernando as you say
similar but I cant match the quillions to any french ones i find

I know lots of countries had similar though

when in hand i will see if there are any markings but in the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Kmaddock
sword identification if possible

Hi All
just purchased the attached sword from a picker contact
poor pictures sent on camera
Any idea of what i just purchased?
he said it is around 3 foot long (90cm)
regards

Ken

I am going with...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By Kmaddock
when i looked up Coup Marc I get the following...

when i looked up Coup Marc I get the following
regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for the post If i ever saw one of these...

Thanks for the post
If i ever saw one of these for sale I would have put it down as a lord of the rings fantasy item.
The Katar looks terribly heavy to be practical but nice looking all the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kmaddock
HI Cerjak The shape of the pan and the flared...

HI Cerjak
The shape of the pan and the flared muzzle looks very similar to that on an Indian Jezail musket

looks interesting, congratulations on acquisition

Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi I have no image re sizer on my device so no...

Hi
I have no image re sizer on my device so no images available
If you google

Smatchet fighting knife FS

this shape scabbard would be a good match

It would also match the
welsh fusiliers knife
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