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Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By David R
I have seen this happen for real. I loaned a...

I have seen this happen for real. I loaned a reproduction musket to a friend for use at a reenactment at Waterloo. I later pulled 6 loads out of it! I have also seen double loads ignite and the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By David R
related: i have been told that during the...

related: i have been told that during the american civil war it was not uncommon for the recruits going into battle to load their weapons for the volley fire by ranks in sync with their comrades, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By David R
Very nice piece. Perhaps more of a Shamshir than...

Very nice piece. Perhaps more of a Shamshir than a Kilij, but who cares, collector-speak only!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By David R
Then he has a bargain! Even repro's cost.

Then he has a bargain! Even repro's cost.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By David R
Not all WW2 blades had a hamon. NCO blades were...

Not all WW2 blades had a hamon. NCO blades were plain tempered steel, and more than one signing smith made the same for officers Shin-Gunto. It's a very complicated subject. Patina on the nakago can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By David R
My bet, would be on it being a snuff (powdered...

My bet, would be on it being a snuff (powdered tobacco) flask.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By David R
I am lucky, but also diligent. My best bargains...

I am lucky, but also diligent. My best bargains have been found under dealers tables, and in the "dump boxes" of dealers who specialise in other stuff, like bayonets, military swords and western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By David R
Very large kukri.

My second purchase of last weekend, the largest "real" kukri I have ever handled. Also posted on other collector pages, but I do like to share! A very large dui chirra, with a 16.5 inch (41.91 cm)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By David R
It's steel or iron..... I did the magnet test.

It's steel or iron..... I did the magnet test.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,318
Posted By David R
Seeing this has turned into a definite thread...

Seeing this has turned into a definite thread about steel hilts, here is mine. Fuller post elsewhere on the site.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By David R
Steel hilted Kukri.

This is one of my latest finds, at a local Antique Arms Fair. Found at the bottom of a box of bayonets and at a price I could not resist. I have already posted it on a couple of other collector...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By David R
The blade looks to be cut from a commercial...

The blade looks to be cut from a commercial scythe blade! Very good steel and possibly laminated even.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By David R
They are usually a fairly short tang, with a...

They are usually a fairly short tang, with a punched hole towards the end. They are fixed by a metal pin, or a nail through the grip and the tang.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By David R
Samurai retainer. The presence of a hand-guard is...

Samurai retainer. The presence of a hand-guard is the give away.... Ashigaru armour lacks this feature. See picture.
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By David R
Green dyed Ivory grip, and a very battered 18th...

Green dyed Ivory grip, and a very battered 18th C. hunting sword??
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By David R
I keep seeing that number as a date, 1748!

I keep seeing that number as a date,
1748!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By David R
I keep seeing that number as a date, 1748!

I keep seeing that number as a date,
1748!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By David R
Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or...

Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or was it a stick tang and just inserted into the grip/shaft.
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By David R
Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or...

Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or was it a stick tang and just inserted into the grip/shaft.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By David R
Thank you A. G. Maisey for the above. A very...

Thank you A. G. Maisey for the above. A very interesting insight to Keris, that is not just from the collectors point of view but from it's living tradition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,075
Posted By David R
Red brass, what we call gilding metal in the...

Red brass, what we call gilding metal in the trade..... could be. I forget about this alloy sometimes, and suwasa/swassa would probably not patina like that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,075
Posted By David R
Suwasa?

Suwasa?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By David R
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By David R
Sword of Justice. Might be an executioners sword,...

Sword of Justice. Might be an executioners sword, but equally likely a reproduction, or a processional sword. My money would be on it being a municipal processional sword, and a damn nice thing to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By David R
Many thanks to YataganMan for this.

Many thanks to YataganMan for this.
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