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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th November 2022, 12:07 AM
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thank you David , much obliged .

thank you David , much obliged .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2022, 05:53 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
ID of BEADWORK

I wonder if anyone can ID the region of the world this beadwork comes from. Thanks,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 09:12 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
i think these are sudanese , i suspect they are...

i think these are sudanese , i suspect they are mid 20th C.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2022, 04:59 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Powder Flask ?

I would welcome opinions on this , possibly a powder flask. Diameter of body ( which appears to be made of a gourd or similar ) approx 10 cm.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd September 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By thinreadline
unusual brass 'flask'

I wonder if anyone knows what this item is . It is a 12 inch high , 3 inch diameter container with conical removable top . With rather crude repetitive stamped decoration and a cartouche with Arabic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2022, 06:53 PM
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Views: 1,658
Posted By thinreadline
Interesting David , I do agree the decoration...

Interesting David , I do agree the decoration does point to that area , though the lack of bosses on the shield made me wonder .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2022, 04:37 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Interesting painted hide SHIELD

Interesting painted hide SHIELD but I am stumped as from where it originates . Diameter 52 cm . Any info appreciated .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By thinreadline
Black S African Police were issued with spears...

Black S African Police were issued with spears during the 20th C , I dont know , but wonder , if indeed the issue ones were actually supplied under contract from British firms ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2022, 07:04 AM
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Views: 1,256
Posted By thinreadline
Marking on percussion musket

Does anyone recognise these markings on the lock of this 2 band style percussion musket please ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By thinreadline
excellent thank you

excellent thank you
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2022, 05:43 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
to me it seems N African

to me it seems N African
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2022, 05:35 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Help with ID of this DAGGER

Not sure whether this should be in the EUROPEAN section or here , so admin please move if you think so . An acquaintance told me that his father brought this back from Cyprus in the 1950s ... but...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,427
Posted By thinreadline
the blade looks like a repurposed bayonet blade ,...

the blade looks like a repurposed bayonet blade , and the grip , crossguard & scabbard are reminiscent of hunting knives made in India for sale to British officers and hunters in the late 19th /...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,188
Posted By thinreadline
OK looks like its turn of the century ( 19th -...

OK looks like its turn of the century ( 19th - 20th ! ) .... this knife seems to be a similar model to yours.... see attached pic from the book .
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 11:39 AM
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Views: 4,188
Posted By thinreadline
Hi Norman , I have found a very similar knife...

Hi Norman , I have found a very similar knife illustrated in I*XL however I would need more details from you to be sure . Does your address include 'England' in it after Sheffield ? Yours appears to...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,188
Posted By thinreadline
Yes I do Norman , what would you like me me to...

Yes I do Norman , what would you like me me to find for you ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,931
Posted By thinreadline
Wow ... looks like you have hit the nail on the...

Wow ... looks like you have hit the nail on the head ! That clearly is what it is . Thank you so much , this has been puzzling me for ages so cant thank you enough kronckew .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By thinreadline
strange dagger

Not sure if this should be in this section or the European ... please move if required.
This is a well made dagger but what on earth does the handle have that 'hook' for ? Hopefully one of our...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By thinreadline
thanks everyone for your input , its much...

thanks everyone for your input , its much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,899
Posted By thinreadline
It seems to have a naturally shiny patina , dont...

It seems to have a naturally shiny patina , dont think its stained , certainly not painted .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th August 2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,665
Posted By thinreadline
[QUOTE=Will M;264848]Jim over the years I've seen...

[QUOTE=Will M;264848]Jim over the years I've seen less than five of the sword I have and none of the one you have. Possibly Gordon Byrne may know something about your sword?
The black and white...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,899
Posted By thinreadline
Club ... help needed !

Hello , a friend has sent these pictures of a wooden club like artefact . It is approx 65 cm long . It has a somewhat oriental looking head at the top , spiralling down from the back of the head is...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,413
Posted By thinreadline
Here are 2 'royally' marked machetes I used to...

Here are 2 'royally' marked machetes I used to own , neither of which I believe to be as old as they purport to be .
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,413
Posted By thinreadline
I am positive that this has been made from a...

I am positive that this has been made from a reshaped English export machete blade . I have had over the years several of these machetes with crowned VR and even crowned ( Georgian ) GR on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,549
Posted By thinreadline
thanks everyone for your help , much appreciated.

thanks everyone for your help , much appreciated.
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