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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By RobertGuy
African Short Sword identity

What can forum members tell me about this recent purchase?

Catalogue description:
Late 19th Century African knife. 16 inch double edged blade with leaf engraving. Leather wrapped crossguard....
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By RobertGuy
I think the general opinion is that inscriptions...

I think the general opinion is that inscriptions 1414 are talismanic. Nobody seems quite sure of the meaning but it is certainly not a date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By RobertGuy
Iain, How much shorter are these tourist blades?...

Iain, How much shorter are these tourist blades? I thought most Kaskara were about a yard 35-37 inches (89-104 cm ) in the blade. I agree Selohr's blade looks like tourist or wedding :) quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,079
Posted By RobertGuy
Unlikely to be a battle pick up. Whatever its...

Unlikely to be a battle pick up. Whatever its source this would have been an extremely valuable and prized piece. I doubt if it would ever have been taken into battle, except perhaps by a ruler or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,079
Posted By RobertGuy
Bronze usually cast, maybe hammered to work...

Bronze usually cast, maybe hammered to work harden edges, However gold, silver and copper were all hammer worked at this time, heated to anneal and soften the metal. I can see early metal workers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By RobertGuy
Thank you all for the comments. I was sure that...

Thank you all for the comments. I was sure that this was not wootz but I do have some experience of pattern welded blades and I think this is one. I do not think it is simply a decorative pattern on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By RobertGuy
Following this with interest and the general ...

Following this with interest and the general idea that these might not have been terribly effective as weapons. I had a suggestion from another forum that swords such as these are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By RobertGuy
Indo Persian Shamshir

Another addition to my collection. This one purchased at auction. It was described as a scimitar, I hope I am right to call it a shamshir.

Catalogue description:
Early 19th c Indo Persian Scimitar,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By RobertGuy
Mambele Sickle Sword

Up for view and comments is what I believe to be a Mambeli Sickle Sword from the Northern Congo. I have also seen these described as Mambele, so not sure which is right or if the spellings are...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By RobertGuy
It'a British 1827 pattern Rifles Officer Sword....

It'a British 1827 pattern Rifles Officer Sword. The blade type indicates it was made after 1845. Can't tell the maker from the pictures. Any close up pictures of the blade etchings and proof slug...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By RobertGuy
Thanks all. I have one more question. I have been...

Thanks all. I have one more question. I have been looking at a lot of smallsword images online and see very few with a chain instead of a knuckle bow. The few that do have chains are usually spadroon...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By RobertGuy
Steel Hilted SDmallsword

Up for consideration and comment is a steel hilted smallsword. Faceted steel hilt with cross guard and chain. Small pays d'an, bosses and indented decoration to inside of shell guard. The front face...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertGuy
The UK government has entered a consultation...

The UK government has entered a consultation period on the issue of ivory sales, so now is the time for UK dealers and collectors to make their voices heard through their local MPs. I don't think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,621
Posted By RobertGuy
The UK government has entered a consultation...

The UK government has entered a consultation period on the issue of ivory sales, so now is the time for UK dealers and collectors to make their voices heard through their local MPs. I don't think...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By RobertGuy
The UK government has entered a consultation...

The UK government has entered a consultation period on the issue of ivory sales, so now is the time for UK dealers and collectors to make their voices heard through their local MPs. I don't think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,769
Posted By RobertGuy
Just to lighten things up: :) What is needed is...

Just to lighten things up: :)

What is needed is for everybody to use the agreed standard nomenclature for these blades.
The Peshkabz should always be referred to by its proper designation, a Fritz...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By RobertGuy
Gozalo The article seems to imply a Greek origin...

Gozalo
The article seems to imply a Greek origin for the falcata/yataghan. I was always of the opinion that the falcata was derrived from the Greek Kopis which has a strikingly similar form.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,811
Posted By RobertGuy
Is the red colouration in the photographs an...

Is the red colouration in the photographs an artifact or is there really red active rust on this blade? This is something I would not expect to see on a blade of this age.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,748
Posted By RobertGuy
Is the red colouration in the photographs an...

Is the red colouration in the photographs an artifact or is there really red active rust on this blade? This is something I would not expect to see on a blade of this age.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 96,221
Posted By RobertGuy
Just noticed the ...bipod? in use here.I'm not a...

Just noticed the ...bipod? in use here.I'm not a collecter of muskets and no little about them but how common were such attachments? I had somehow always thought of them as a modern development for...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By RobertGuy
I think it fits in a vase for flower arranging. :)

I think it fits in a vase for flower arranging. :)
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By RobertGuy
Probably a private conversion rather than...

Probably a private conversion rather than military. The facing arrow marks denote ''sold out of service''.
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By RobertGuy
I'm not sure that I would categorise the sword in...

I'm not sure that I would categorise the sword in the original post as a Katzbalger. The Katzbalger was the iconic sword of the German and Swiss Landsknechts. Usually fairly short and stout with a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By RobertGuy
The acanthus guard would indicate a Royal...

The acanthus guard would indicate a Royal Engineers officer. I think the grip does look like it is based based around the 1912 cavalry officers sword but I would suggest it is may not be a precursor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By RobertGuy
In the close up of the habaki it looks as though...

In the close up of the habaki it looks as though the blade lower edge at the hamachi runs into a slot in the habaki rather than being coned by it and resting on the machigane inside the habaki. Not...
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