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Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard G
Jim, I agree that this dirk is late Georgian or...

Jim, I agree that this dirk is late Georgian or William IV. There are also other types, the most common being with a turned grip and somewhat resembling a stilletto. I agree that as a type these...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard G
Jim, Not only no naval insignia but also, as far...

Jim,
Not only no naval insignia but also, as far as I can see, no monarch's cypher. Only the style of this dirk connects it to the Navy. As you point out, if the Cross Pattee has any significance...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard G
Will, looking at this again, I'm still not sure....

Will, looking at this again, I'm still not sure. I can't see any naval connection other than the style of the dirk itself. I wonder if it is a masonic dirk, plain and simple'
Helleri, the pommel is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Richard G
Just a suggestion, but could it be a blade from a...

Just a suggestion, but could it be a blade from a tulwar modified with a shamshir style hilt to make it saleable in the Arab market?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Richard G
This looks like a 1897 pattern British infantry...

This looks like a 1897 pattern British infantry sword but with a grip and pommel resembling the 1912 cavalry pattern.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th July 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Richard G
Guns of the type posted by Jim and Dana_w are...

Guns of the type posted by Jim and Dana_w are fairly rare but not unusual in the UK where they are known as spring guns. They normally have a mechanism whereby three wires are spread out which when...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Richard G
Variations of the 1822 pattern sword continued,...

Variations of the 1822 pattern sword continued, and are still the pattern, for Artillery officers and various other Corps, such as Logistics.
I believe Wikinson finally folded in 2005.
I also believe...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard G
Probably need a Mason to answer this one, but...

Probably need a Mason to answer this one, but bearing in mind their reputation for secrecy, would this be a Masonic dagger, possibly belonging to a Lodge, for use in Masonic rituals, or would it be...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,873
Posted By Richard G
A couple of points:- Bonham's should be ashamed...

A couple of points:-

Bonham's should be ashamed of themselves for having anything to do with it.

I wonder where the ivory is now?

And do you know, you can still import ivory into the USA providing...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard G
Rick, Once again, from Harding; official musket...

Rick,
Once again, from Harding; official musket conversions were of two types;-
1, A nipple lump or block was braised or welded to the barrel.
2, The breech of the barrel was cut of and threaded and...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Richard G
Jim, I only have Harding's single volume '...

Jim,
I only have Harding's single volume ' Introduction to EIC Smallarms', which does not mention swords at all. I can't comment on the original 4 vol. tome.
As you mention the bale mark was replaced...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard G
Well, I think I am going to go against the...

Well, I think I am going to go against the majority opinion and say that I think this could be a British made commercial version of the EIC Baker pattern flintlock pistol that has been susequently...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard G
Hello Rick, I have Harding's 'Introduction to EIC...

Hello Rick,
I have Harding's 'Introduction to EIC Smallarms' which I have dug out and the following is clear, much of which you have already surmised.
The oficial EIC flintlock to percussion...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard G
There is also the 'Tyler's sword'. The...

There is also the 'Tyler's sword'.
The "Tyler', apparently, is a masonic official who originally stood guard outside a meeting of mason's (particularly if in a semi-public space, like a room at an...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard G
Rick, a couple of points about the barrel,...

Rick, a couple of points about the barrel, bearing in mind I'm no expert in EIC pistols.
Looking at the pictures it seems as if the barrel and the tang are cast in one piece, I think this is not...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard G
The 'sheep with flag' is the paschal lamb, or...

The 'sheep with flag' is the paschal lamb, or Lamb of God, a religous (Christian) symbol.
Sorry, if you already knew this.
Regards
richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Richard G
Khanjar 1, I don't think the law in the UK has...

Khanjar 1,
I don't think the law in the UK has changed yet, this is a proposed Bill that is going through Parliament. It should, in theory, make life easier for the shippers of antiques, as these...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Richard G
I don't mean to disparage Cathey's eyesight, but...

I don't mean to disparage Cathey's eyesight, but from the photo's I would have read this as xx LS x XISI xx. I realise the second S is different from the first, but could the first be an N? ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,682
Posted By Richard G
Might be completely on the wrong track here, but...

Might be completely on the wrong track here, but isn't the inscription on the original kard upside down, so as to speak?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,065
Posted By Richard G
Came across this the other day, (a bit grisly, I...

Came across this the other day, (a bit grisly, I know)
Montrose was James Graham, a Scottish Royalist, (the Great Montrose) hung, drawn and quartered in Edinburgh in 1651, if I remember rightly. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Richard G
No's 23 and 24 from Stone's Glossary, are...

No's 23 and 24 from Stone's Glossary, are presumably the "Met. Omani" khanjar posted by Kubur on the "Omani Khanjar (Jambiya) for Comment" thread.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Richard G
Kubur, Never seen one like it! The...

Kubur,
Never seen one like it!
The "kufic" style of the script and certain other features make me wonder if it is a european interpretation of a omani khanjar.
Can you tell us anything more about it?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 42,577
Posted By Richard G
Thank you for this link Ibrahim. It is very...

Thank you for this link Ibrahim. It is very inreesting.
Do you know whose site it is?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Richard G
Many, if not most or all, of these swords have a...

Many, if not most or all, of these swords have a pommel that unscrews so that a basket hilt can be interchanged with a cross bar type.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,051
Posted By Richard G
Wow! that was quick. I'll try. Richard PS. Have...

Wow! that was quick. I'll try.
Richard
PS. Have sent a PM
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