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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Philip
Congratulations, Rick! The gun is relatively...

Congratulations, Rick! The gun is relatively plain but the fit and finish are outstanding for the place and time. Superb chiseling on that Turkish barrel, too. How's the bore on it? I bet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Philip
not old goat

Thanks, Ian. I like to use salvaged antique material whenever possible ,but often, it is not dimensionally compatible with the project (especially when applied to a curved slender object with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Philip
old labels

Wow, so we are able to put a place and hopefully a range of dates on the labels. Am glad I took those pics before I installed the leather. And that Ricky saved them when I attached them to an...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By Philip
Hi, Jim Great thumbnail overview of the topic, as...

Hi, Jim
Great thumbnail overview of the topic, as usual! If I may elaborate on your last sentence, above...

The familiar deeply rounded, almost circular S or figure-8 on the "classic" katzbalger...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Philip
The exterior form of the lockplates and hammers...

The exterior form of the lockplates and hammers is inspired by those on regulation pattern Enfield rifled muskets, which succeeded the venerable Brown Bess in British military issue in the mid 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By Philip
Agreed, but I think the profile of the tail end...

Agreed, but I think the profile of the tail end of the lockplate is a bit too pointed for a Brown Bess lock. However, it could have well been reshaped when it was decorated and adapted for...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th April 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Philip
Sold

Sold
Forum: Swap Forum 26th April 2020, 02:53 PM
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Views: 627
Posted By Philip
Reserved.

Reserved.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th April 2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Philip
Caucasian arms book

For sale: Yuri Miller, Caucasian Arms from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Danish/English hardbound ed by Ole Skott of the Danish Arms Collectors Assn, hardbound on glossy stock with over...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By Philip
frizzen bridle or bridge

Rick, I agree in general. However, this feature came into fashion at different times in Europe. It appeared early in countries like France and England, and there sooner on higher quality locks. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By Philip
wow, imagine one of these made in Central...

wow, imagine one of these made in Central America. Wonders never cease. I thought that I'd seen it all some years ago when a friend forwarded to me an eBay listing showing a decorative pair of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Philip
barrel markings

The odd symbols on the top of the barrel which don't seem to conform to either the Latin or Cyrillic alphabets, remind me of an attempt at an inscription or signature that I've seen before on some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By Philip
A nice classic example of the genre, thanks for...

A nice classic example of the genre, thanks for sharing the pic. It has a guard of sorts, rather small, serving more to keep the user's hand fro sliding up onto the edge. The appearance of such a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Philip
blade shape

The knife on the bottom, in that image leading off this thread -- the one with the recurved edge and somewhat kukri-esque (kukroid?) profile -- I've seen the form on some Thai knives, and also on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By Philip
Hey Jim, wasn't Douglas Fairbanks also a fencer?

Hey Jim, wasn't Douglas Fairbanks also a fencer?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By Philip
guards

Just about every example I've seen had a guard. The most typical are the type in the images at the beginning of this post -- made of iron, with stubby quillons curled forward, in a rams's-horn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Philip
The romanized Vietnamese alphabet has no F. ...

The romanized Vietnamese alphabet has no F. The combined letters PH are its phonetic equivalent in the written language.

(Just for additional information, there is no W either. OA is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By Philip
Swords had their place in 20th cent. warfare even...

Swords had their place in 20th cent. warfare even in Europe. The last recorded cavalry battle occurred at Komorov in the 1920s between Polish and Red Army mounted forces, and both sides carried...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Philip
I like it too, Daniel, Nice display setup, the...

I like it too, Daniel, Nice display setup, the repro mounting is very well made. It should make an impressive noise if you wish to fire off a salute (Independence Day, Bonfire Night, whatever) or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Philip
European antecedent -- miquelet lock

The lock on the gun posted previously. Ca. 1630, it is a very early Italian interpretation of an already-mature Spanish design. The peculiar outline of the bottom of the lock plate, with a bulging...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Philip
European antecedent: ring swivels

Here is an early miquelet-lock gun, ca 1630, fitted-up in Brescia (in Lombardy, northern Italy) in local style of the era, using an imported Ottoman barrel. The bulge on the bottom of the stock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Philip
Tang screws threaded into the tang itself, and...

Tang screws threaded into the tang itself, and with heads on the bottom, are the norm for Italian and Spanish guns pre-1700. And miquelet lock firearms in the Balkans are based on weapons...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Philip
Those projecting lugs make it ideal for the...

Those projecting lugs make it ideal for the purpose of poking piggy and minimizing the danger of him being run clean through and coming up to tusk the hunter. Great suggestion, Lee!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By Philip
I agree, Peter, with the continuity of style over...

I agree, Peter, with the continuity of style over two dynasties. Re appearance of age, it would depend to a large extent on where it's been all these years. As our experience with Western edged...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Philip
what to call it?

Mario Troso, in Le Armi in Asta delle Fanterie Europee 1000-1500 (Pole arms of European infantry) provides a very good classification of such weapons. On page 105 he illustrates several examples,...
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