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Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up The latest news reports are estimating the sword...

The latest news reports are estimating the sword age as 1,500 years or Vendel Period (Migration Period in English) and the form of the upper guard and pommel appears consistent with this to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up I particularly enjoyed the old stained white West...

I particularly enjoyed the old stained white West African tilbi or boubou (robe) that Anakin wears (traveling incognito) about 30 minutes into Star Wars Attack of the Clones. The embroidery is...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th August 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up All three items have now been sold. Thank you.

All three items have now been sold. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Lee
1313 - Frey, Edward; The Kris: Mystic Weapon of...

1313 - Frey, Edward; The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World $22.50+postage
Now on HOLD
Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1986 hardback, review copy with stamped signature; 8 x 5"ISBN 0 19...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Lee
1125 - Philippine Dagger with Brass and Horn Hilt...

1125 - Philippine Dagger with Brass and Horn Hilt and Leather Sheath $70+postage
Now on HOLD
The single-edged blade of this elegant small dagger is 6¾ inches (17.2 cm) in length. At first glance the...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Lee
ALL NOW SOLD Final Remaining Items from Lew's Estate Sale

Lew's collection has now been almost completely dispersed, with only two items from his ethnographic collection remaining on sale along with two related books. These are the lowest asking prices thus...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Please note also similar proportions between dao...

Please note also similar proportions between dao and scabbard in the top photograph here (http://vikingsword.com/ethsword/nagadao/index.html). My own experience is the same as that reported by ariel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Here is an interesting article on the status of...

Here is an interesting article on the status of antique ivory (http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/01/10/proposed-bans-on-ivory-sales-halted-by-interest-groups) ...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,063
Posted By Lee
Unhappy That does not surprise me.

That does not surprise me. In the case of my examples, I never really suspected the first and after an experienced collector 'passed' it, I bought another from the same dealer and finding a few too...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,063
Posted By Lee
Red face I have been there too...

I have two 'Scottish' swords that I suspect are from the same forger as the one you presented; I believe he is called the 'Birmingham maker.' They fooled more than one expert and the collector who...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,756
Posted By Lee
Unhappy So much for the reliability of human memory...

I finally came across the old tag that accompanied this shotgun. Obviously I had not recalled the fairly accurate statement of where it was made or at which once famous Syracuse venue it was 'hocked'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Lee
That is indeed a gorgeous example and outstanding...

That is indeed a gorgeous example and outstanding work; the pattern welding will only be in the center panel, it looks like there are four bands and I do like the contrast and clarity of that feature...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Sticky: Importing ivory
Views: 6,171
Posted By Lee
Unhappy Shortsighted legislative stupidity not restricted to one side of the Atlantic

Here is a link to a New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/arts/design/britain-ivory-ban.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad) concerning plans for an over-restrictive...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th April 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Book prices marked down

I have just marked down the remaining 4 books from Lew's library. You will find titles and prices listed on the preview page (http://www.vikingsword.com/lew).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Best Yet!

Well, this is spectacular and gorgeous - but you already know that! I'll look forward to the comments of our kris experts.

There are some similarities with a kris I had presented previously...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Another sword, different but sharing some features

Here is a link to a mystery sword of mine (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22585) along with some helpful comments from forum members. The pommel of your sword would have me thinking...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Lee
This illustration from Alfred Geibig's Beiträge...

This illustration from Alfred Geibig's Beiträge zur morphologischen Entwicklung des Schwertes im Mittelalter: Eine Analyse des Fundmaterials vom ausgehenden 8. bis zum 12. Jahrhundert aus Sammlungen...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up 2. Lost the outer shell of the pommel

I believe that part of the pommel would have been lost, the loop presently seen having once supported an outer shell decorated en suite with the rest of the hilt. Still, it remains a gorgeous...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,165
Posted By Lee
From the photo above it is also obvious that the...

From the photo above it is also obvious that the Royal Armouries wisely chose to leave the high polish on their example alone.
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,651
Posted By Lee
A blade with similar 'crowned bearded head' marks...

A blade with similar 'crowned bearded head' marks mounted as a hunting sword with mid 18th century London silver hallmarks is reported to have been sold as lot 310 by Taylor & Fletcher on 22 Feb 2018.
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By Lee
I suspect this may indeed be an antique that has...

I suspect this may indeed be an antique that has been aggressively cleaned and so I would not pass it along anywhere for just a 'nominal' amount. Eighteenth / nineteenth century seem reasonable as...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th January 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Middle of Winter Sale

The last of Lew's ethnographic collection is now being offered at the lowest price since the start of the sale.

You will find prices listed on the preview page (http://www.vikingsword.com/lew). (If...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Lee
There is still hope

In selling and shipping a few hundred items for Lew's estate, I have had just two fall off tracking. Both were international and came back to my porch unexpectedly, one after a full year and the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Lee
A similar Viking style pommel to #1 above (cast...

A similar Viking style pommel to #1 above (cast bronze, five lobes, hole on top lobe for peened tang, hollow and curved base) was discussed last spring in this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Lee
That is a very nice and attractive club! To some...

That is a very nice and attractive club!

To some extent, I suspect the cracking is an inherent vice from the nature of the wood, how the wood was handled after harvesting and also how the club was...
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