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Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 05:32 PM
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Posted By MacCathain
The double top suspension rings on the scabbard...

The double top suspension rings on the scabbard is an indicator that it's an '85. The scabbard on the earlier lookalike had a single top ring.
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By MacCathain
British cavalry trooper's sword, pattern 1885.

British cavalry trooper's sword, pattern 1885.
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By MacCathain
The Swedish fascine knife m1848 was originally...

The Swedish fascine knife m1848 was originally intended for the infantry, or at least parts of it. It seems to have become a standard infantry sidearm on the whole, and some examples are thought to...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By MacCathain
I believe the shorter militia swords with leather...

I believe the shorter militia swords with leather scabbards are generally for NCOs. Hotspur knows these very well, so perhaps he can address them.

The officer's sword I posted has a 31 inch blade...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By MacCathain
The blade is a dead ringer for a circa 1840s U.S....

The blade is a dead ringer for a circa 1840s U.S. militia officer's sword in my collection. The Ames-made blade is convex, the single central fuller appears to be the same length and breadth, and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By MacCathain
The holes don't go all the way through . . . both...

The holes don't go all the way through . . . both are about 7 mm deep. There's no evidence of wear on the inside of either one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By MacCathain
I'm pleased my inquiry led to the sharing of the...

I'm pleased my inquiry led to the sharing of the great information in this thread. Thanks to all of you who replied.

Any additional thoughts as to the holes in the dog's cheek? It doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By MacCathain
... and the spine.

... and the spine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By MacCathain
Thank you, all, for your thoughts on this...

Thank you, all, for your thoughts on this binakla.

Detlef, here's a better view of the blade profile. A shot of the spine will follow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By MacCathain
Minasbad, Tenegre?

Here's a piece I've had for some time. The overall length is 22 inches/55.8 cm, and the spine of the blade is about .5 inch/13 mm at the brass bolster. The hilt is carved horn, and I assume the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By MacCathain
Kotoka translates to "porcupine," but...

Kotoka translates to "porcupine," but just what language I can't be certain. Seems to fit with what the stamp illustrates.
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,100
Posted By MacCathain
Thank you, Udo. A wealth of...

Thank you, Udo. A wealth of information.

Fernando: Will this become a sticky?

M
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By MacCathain
Your photos are great. When I said "the...

Your photos are great. When I said "the deposits are not as easy to see in the image as I had hoped they would be," I was talking about the photo that I had posted. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Battara. The silver bits in the design...

Thanks, Battara. The silver bits in the design that contrast with the darkened steel areas constitute what I think could be classed as niello decoration, and they are, indeed, silver.

The residue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By MacCathain
Here I have its cousin from the tin chirra branch...

Here I have its cousin from the tin chirra branch of the family. The laminations are certainly visible in the right light, but I haven't brought it out through etching.

There are a few spots on the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By MacCathain
The color difference between the brass guard and...

The color difference between the brass guard and the brass backstrap, and the bell-shaped mouth of the scabbard, make me wonder if this is a reproduction. The etching of the Star of Damascus (around...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,048
Posted By MacCathain
I tried engaging the pre-set point that Mel...

I tried engaging the pre-set point that Mel describes, but there's no forward movement in the trigger that I can detect.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By MacCathain
Thank you all for your very interesting input....

Thank you all for your very interesting input. It's much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Detlef. It seems destined to be a bit of...

Thanks, Detlef. It seems destined to be a bit of a mystery.
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks for the heads up, Victrix, it's a good...

Thanks for the heads up, Victrix, it's a good programme.

It's also available for viewing on YouTube if one can't access Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptV0h0Kwjc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By MacCathain
Mangyan bolo?

I picked this little item up many years ago, but haven't gotten around to determining its origins 'til now. The overall length is 20 inches/508 mm, with a blade length of 14.25 inches/362 mm and...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,233
Posted By MacCathain
I'd say that's a lion with a long, serpentine...

I'd say that's a lion with a long, serpentine tongue. . . much like those found in heraldic devices. I don't think heraldic bears are often depicted with their tongues lolling out of their mouths.

A...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,048
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks for the information, Udo, and for...

Thanks for the information, Udo, and for conducting the research on my behalf. It's much appreciated!
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,450
Posted By MacCathain
It may be for República Mexicana and represents...

It may be for República Mexicana and represents the Mexican government's ownership. However, I can't envision a crown going over well in a republic, so I'm probably wrong.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By MacCathain
I think it is a Mexican weapon known as a...

I think it is a Mexican weapon known as a "saca tripas" (gut ripper, or something like that). I believe they were derived from agricultural tools. IIRC, these were commonly used by Mexican bandidos...
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