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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By A Senefelder
Fernando, Which is exactly why smithing takes...

Fernando,



Which is exactly why smithing takes practice ( and a willingness to suffer a burn or two ). This is however exactly how tongs are used. One utilizes them to 1) place an item into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 208
Posted By A Senefelder
These look to be pick up tongs for square bar...

These look to be pick up tongs for square bar stock used for forging. I have several pairs in different sizes, some made in the last 10-15 years and a few antique sets all of which have been put to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,710
Posted By A Senefelder
From the pics this looks like a wonderfull...

From the pics this looks like a wonderfull example of the classic moro style helmet emulating European burgeonets. The inside pic is a touch fuzzy but from what I can see constructionally it is...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By A Senefelder
Well that would tend to point to later 19th or 20...

Well that would tend to point to later 19th or 20 century in terms of dating. Perhaps it was intended to be some sort of fire helmet after all. It still has an " unfinished " feel to me as if it was...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By A Senefelder
Are the welds applied only to the damaged areas...

Are the welds applied only to the damaged areas or along the entire inside length of the medial ridge?
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By A Senefelder
This certainly can't be ruled out as especially...

This certainly can't be ruled out as especially in 19th century European examples there were some with deep backs and the variety of large, usually attached crests/ridges in the center often went...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By A Senefelder
Some pictures of the inside would be helpful in...

Some pictures of the inside would be helpful in figuring this helmet out. Based on the little that can be gathered from the pics i'd say that this is unfinished whatever it is. It has the lines...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th July 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By A Senefelder
It reminds me of some of the Naga stuff I was...

It reminds me of some of the Naga stuff I was seeing on ebay back in the earlier 2000's http://bowersmuseum.blogspot.com/2006/11/objects-of-week-naga-head-takers.html
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By A Senefelder
This is because it was not altogether uncommon in...

This is because it was not altogether uncommon in the 19th century during the medieval/gothic revival to rehaft older period pole arm heads ( I've onwed a few of these over the years ) and copy the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By A Senefelder
For what its worth, the quillions appear to be...

For what its worth, the quillions appear to be iron. I'm seeing the tennonish " woodlike " grain in the places where the material has perished that I see in the old wrought iron I get. Wrought iron...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By A Senefelder
Sure does. I get my wrought iron from a length of...

Sure does. I get my wrought iron from a length of river that once had 20 19th century mills along 1/8 of mile that were destroyed in a dam burst 100 years ago. Every piece I've ever fished out of the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By A Senefelder
The " armour " ( two great helmets and...

The " armour " ( two great helmets and a shield ) shown in the article picture appears to be recently made from one of several Spanish manufactures for display purposes only. Unless there's something...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By A Senefelder
Being an armourer I worked closely with them and...

Being an armourer I worked closely with them and have done work for a number of todays pro jousters. They're a very different animal. I don't know if they're reflective of what the mindset of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By A Senefelder
I've actually seen this happen. Back in the 90's...

I've actually seen this happen. Back in the 90's I had a booth at a local renaissance festival. The jousting troupe that did the shows there was a full contact group. One of the participants had a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By A Senefelder
One of my favorites by Durer. It gives a window...

One of my favorites by Durer. It gives a window into that era where gothic and maximillian style armour co-exist and intermingle in the first years of the 16th century. Notable in the woodcut is lack...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By A Senefelder
This is one of the most often shown examples of...

This is one of the most often shown examples of the type. This particular type of sallet, munitions to be honest, made large and simply, left rough from the hammer are also a good source of examples...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By A Senefelder
A very similar helmet wandered around ebay for a...

A very similar helmet wandered around ebay for a while a few years back likewise labled as a replacement funnery achievement. I have read/heard tell of replacements being made up for funnery pieces...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By A Senefelder
This one is a little tougher but here's the...

This one is a little tougher but here's the things that would give me pause. The upper visor,as you mentioned has definitely had part of it cut away, with it looks like a chisel, I use a chisels to...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By A Senefelder
The finish on 1,2,4,5 and 6 are the same, in fact...

The finish on 1,2,4,5 and 6 are the same, in fact based on the pics of the inside, it appears to be a heavy paint over the surface. The zischagge in picture 4 is missing the rivet at the bottom of...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By A Senefelder
" In the style of " is code for...

" In the style of " is code for reproduction or copy. Typically this referes to an older often Victorian era copy so it will have some age in its own right but it is usually refering to reporduction...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By A Senefelder
The book is very good and well worth the money,...

The book is very good and well worth the money, but museums do emd up displaying old copies on occasion . I know one armourer, now pretty much retired, who was asked by The Met to register his...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By A Senefelder
Estcrh, whilst this is not out of the realm of...

Estcrh, whilst this is not out of the realm of possiblity, the consistancy of the occurance of the reversed cheeck plates ( every example of these i've ever seen, including every one posted here ) in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, excellent pics. I wondered how similar the...

Jean, excellent pics. I wondered how similar the missing cheek plates mine were to the ones your had, Maybe if I get a little free time ( free time whats that, who am I kidding ) i'll try making up a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By A Senefelder
Runjeet, in European mythology this creature is...

Runjeet, in European mythology this creature is called a satyr, the one I referenced earlier.
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By A Senefelder
While I am an armourer by trade I have monkeyed...

While I am an armourer by trade I have monkeyed with blade making a bit with some friends and spent a fair amount of time around some reputible blade smiths. This is actually technically a pretty...
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