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Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By Philip
Oh, I forgot to mention the copies of patilla ...

Oh, I forgot to mention the copies of patilla locks made by Austrian and German smiths, mostly in the 17th cent., to fit onto sporting guns built on captured Ottoman damascus gun barrels (the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By Philip
So true, Fernando. The various types of miquelet...

So true, Fernando. The various types of miquelet locks had a truly international following, their popularity was not just limited to their birthplaces. Daehnhardt/Gaier ESPINGARDARIA...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Philip
Fernando, don't the arms of the Cross of the...

Fernando, don't the arms of the Cross of the Order of Aviz terminate in fleurs-de-lys?
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 947
Posted By Philip
Rick, I think that connector piece can be termed...

Rick, I think that connector piece can be termed a frizzen bridle since it provides a two-point support (in conjunction with the lockplate itself) for the pivot screw. It's analogous to the tumbler...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By Philip
Yes, exactly. Your pistol has proved to be a...

Yes, exactly.

Your pistol has proved to be a very interesting thing on a number of counts! What a life it has led...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By Philip
Frizzens, and their construction

Thanks, Fernando, for the supplemental images. The interior of the lock shows that this was truly a fine thing in its day, a pity that it has suffered so much from the ravages of wear and corrosion....
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By Philip
There's something else I just noticed about the...

There's something else I just noticed about the profile of the lockplate. It's the "wasp-waisted" shape that originated and which predominated throughout the 17th cent. in Spain and the Kingdom of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By Philip
remarkable lock indeed

I'd love to have that thing myself, Rick! Look at the chiseling; it has suffered from wear and exposure, but imagine what it looked like when new! Especially appealing, for something made in the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By Philip
Parabens!

Congratulations! All good things come to those who lie in wait. It looks a lot cleaner and more presentable as well now that it's in your possession.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Philip
These are not barrel wedges, just pieces of brass...

These are not barrel wedges, just pieces of brass stuck in there probably by the guy who first tried to reglue the stock. The barrel is not fitted with tenons that would retain any wedged. The only...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Philip
Marius you have posted some very sound advice...

Marius you have posted some very sound advice about preservation. The trouble with koftgari is that corrosion that starts in the exposed iron around the gold decorative motifs can eventually eat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Philip
I agree, Richard. The stocks were made in two...

I agree, Richard. The stocks were made in two pieces, the original glue joints just happened to separate at some time in the past. This sort of joint, somewhere along the forestock, is common on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Philip
lantakas -- caveat emptor

Thanks for the info on Malaysia, this is good to know for those headed that way.

SINCE YOU MENTIONED LANTAKAS:
Are you familiar with the problem with the fakery of these things -- over the last...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Philip
balance affected by pommel

Do you think, Jean-Luc, that this may have been intentional from a functional standpoint? In other words, a sword-fighter might see an advantage in having his left-hand weapon having a livelier...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By Philip
wootz in Eastern countries and Europe

Wootz blades dated throughout the 19th cent. are seen on Indian, Persian, and Ottoman weapons. Europeans wanted to find out the secret to making the stuff for centuries. A Frenchman succeeded...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Philip
Hilt appears to be a variation of AVB Norman's...

Hilt appears to be a variation of AVB Norman's Type 61, pommel is his Type 29 and he does note that these two types tend to appear together on many rapiers. His chronology of 1600-40 for the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Philip
I was last there in 2011 and found one small shop...

I was last there in 2011 and found one small shop in a cluster of antiques dealers on the Hong Kong (island) side, near Hollywood Road where most of the antique and curio shops are anyway. I didn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,598
Posted By Philip
shipping Sind rifles

There are two types of long guns that I simply hate to ship because of packing hassles (1) the deeply recurved stocks like these Sind guns and Afghan jezails and (2) the pronounced pistol-grip butts...
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By Philip
Weren't swords based on regulation patterns...

Weren't swords based on regulation patterns sometimes made-to-order for British officers by native swordsmiths in India?
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Philip
Thanks for sharing the pics. I visited the...

Thanks for sharing the pics. I visited the collections a couple times in the 1990s and never had a problem with access. But perhaps because the volume of visitors wasn't as great as it is today. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Philip
Your method is perfectly safe when the underlying...

Your method is perfectly safe when the underlying crosshatched iron surface is uncorroded and there is a direct bond. Where you tend to get losses is when rust goes under the overlay metal. But the...
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By Philip
Very good replicas indeed! Attaining accuracy...

Very good replicas indeed! Attaining accuracy with a sling is undoubtedly a good way to develop hand-eye coordination. This sort of exercise might just be the thing to get children off the couch...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By Philip
A subsequent modification? Maybe they weren't...

A subsequent modification? Maybe they weren't "born" as chopsticks...
Regarding the fit, the chopsticks were individually made to fit each scabbard. Each workshop did it their own way, no...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Philip
Hispania celtibérica

Thank you, Fernando, for starting this thread. Such magnificent objects. Most people readily notice the Roman and Moorish input on Iberian civilizations, but the Celtic roots are not so familiar. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Philip
Start growing cabbages in your garden! Have you...

Start growing cabbages in your garden! Have you read Sandor Katz's book on fermentation? Sauerkraut is good for the gut (tastes great in any number of dishes, as well -- Russian sauerkraut soup...
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