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Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 08:53 PM
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Posted By David R
To me, it looks very like what are often called...

To me, it looks very like what are often called "Pillow Swords" which were a proto "smallsword". A light fast sword worn in the later 17th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By David R
Thats a very nice looking piece indeed. What...

Thats a very nice looking piece indeed. What struck me though was the similarity of some of the mounting and decoration to a 19thC Scottish dress dirk. The carved basketwork of the black wood, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By David R
A bit like this one then......

A bit like this one then......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By David R
I think it might be a "Coal Hammer"....

I think it might be a "Coal Hammer". When I was a lot younger coal arrived in sacks and was poured into a coal bunker ready for domestic use. Sometimes the pieces were too big to go on the fire, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By David R
Whatever it is, I like it!

Whatever it is, I like it!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By David R
Possibly a firemans axe.

Possibly a firemans axe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By David R
Central Asian"Varient Shashka" based on...

Central Asian"Varient Shashka" based on a Kilij trade blade?.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By David R
.... and thus I am inspired to share mine. Bought...

.... and thus I am inspired to share mine. Bought at a militaria fair some years ago, lost it's chape (I need to make one sometime) and probably missing some sort of wrap on the grip. What it does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By David R
You might like this link......

You might like this link... https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/cult-of-the-jambiya/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By David R
Amberoid is not a cheap material, though nowhere...

Amberoid is not a cheap material, though nowhere near as expensive as natural Amber. It can also be bought as fairly large blocks, as used to be sold by a supplier used to deal with. The technology...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By David R
"I tried to heat a little, it smells not...

"I tried to heat a little, it smells not like horn/hair not plastic
but a little like soap-incense."

Which is why I am thinking something resinous, like Amberoid.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By David R
It sounds like a very good hotel, and a positive...

It sounds like a very good hotel, and a positive and safe policy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By David R
The hilt could be "Amberoid" .......

The hilt could be "Amberoid" .... https://www.britannica.com/science/amberoid-resin

I think you got a nice one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By David R
Agreed, the engraving/etching is way way better...

Agreed, the engraving/etching is way way better than usual on these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By David R
A modern one in wear on a Jordanian Policeman. I...

A modern one in wear on a Jordanian Policeman. I think that as with a lot of things, cost and occasion have a lot to do with decoration and etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By David R
I think you got a cracker (good one) there. Is...

I think you got a cracker (good one) there. Is this your first Kukri, they can be addictive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By David R
A personal observation only, value is always a...

A personal observation only, value is always a shifting paradigm, money available, desirability, rarity and in an auction... competition.

Other than that, really good Katar are rare, the bulk of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By David R
An unusual method of construction for this type...

An unusual method of construction for this type of dagger. Usually they have a one piece hilt and the blade with a short tang.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By David R
Nice Kurdish style dagger of a simple type. Is...

Nice Kurdish style dagger of a simple type. Is that a full tang with a riveted slab
grip?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,433
Posted By David R
Corruption, bribery or political influence.

Corruption, bribery or political influence.
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By David R
Very blurry photo's and too much hand, not enough...

Very blurry photo's and too much hand, not enough sword. You might be lucky, but it would be better to have clear pic's and taken in the manner of a police ID set. Full face, left profile, right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By David R
Thanks for showing off such a nice sword, for...

Thanks for showing off such a nice sword, for some reason we don't see many around.

I was at one Militaria fair and a dealer had a box full of these style hilts, I bought a number of them off him....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By David R
In the UK they are sometimes called "Muff...

In the UK they are sometimes called "Muff Daggers" as in hidden in a hand muff, the cold weather hand protector.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By David R
Not really a Khyber, more of a Pesh Kabz to my...

Not really a Khyber, more of a Pesh Kabz to my mind.
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By David R
It's hard to say with these things, there are...

It's hard to say with these things, there are umpteen variations on the theme, and they were not (as far as a know) really regarded as a weapon so much as a uniform accessory, like buff leather belts...
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