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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Berkley
The overall design and ornamentation of your...

The overall design and ornamentation of your kukri are consistent with those manufactured by the considerable Nepalese population in the Darjeeling region of India, any time from the early 1930s to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Berkley
Ornamental bands in the chip carving style...

Ornamental bands in the chip carving style (https://www.lsirish.com/tutorials/woodcarving-tutorials/woodcarving-projects/chip-carving/) are frequently seen in better quality older Nepalese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By Berkley
Thumbs up What a lovely and elegant example....

What a lovely and elegant example. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,070
Posted By Berkley
Jim, thanks for your steady hand on the tiller. I...

Jim, thanks for your steady hand on the tiller.
I am reminded of an old saying I learned in the Caribbean: "Some days chicken, some days feathers." :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,070
Posted By Berkley
I’ll suggest an alternative hypothesis, taking...

I’ll suggest an alternative hypothesis, taking into account some clues related to the original Met exhibit.
The provenance shows the “implement” was obtained some 35 years ago from a named...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By Berkley
The sergeant whose name and service number...

The sergeant whose name and service number (http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=5616821) appear on the return address enlisted as a private at Cleveland, Ohio in September 1942....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Berkley
Another thread with relevance to Gavin's initial...

Another thread with relevance to Gavin's initial post: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6355
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Berkley
See Stone's Glossary, Figure 459, Miscellaneous...

See Stone's Glossary, Figure 459, Miscellaneous Knives: "9. Nepal.Incurved, single-edged blade. Engraved silver hilt".
The Met's description undoubtedly reflects Stone's records. That...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,889
Posted By Berkley
A cursory Google search for “cracked celluloid”...

A cursory Google search for “cracked celluloid” seems to indicate that it is a problem, at least among fountain pen collectors. However, thinreadline is certainly correct that a hot pin should have...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,889
Posted By Berkley
The regularly alternating dark and light lines...

The regularly alternating dark and light lines are characteristic of the type of celluloid known as “French ivory”, first made in the 1860s and often found in knife handles.

(Shown is a knife with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,912
Posted By Berkley
Fascinating thread! I thought I recognized one if...

Fascinating thread!
I thought I recognized one if the illustrations in Ibrahiim's original post, and after a little searching found it. I reproduce it here, as shown in that wonderful resource, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By Berkley
Thumbs up Rick, Congratulations on a fine acquisition....

Rick,
Congratulations on a fine acquisition. Until you can find your own copy of Harding, here's an excerpt which indeed confirms all the correct details on your lock.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,671
Posted By Berkley
The workmanship on the OP’s kora is typical of...

The workmanship on the OP’s kora is typical of Indian decorative “weapons” sold over a period of many years. An illustrative group is from the section headed “Military Decorations” in the 1927...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,893
Posted By Berkley
Thumbs up I would be very interested to see more. Thank you...

I would be very interested to see more. Thank you for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,977
Posted By Berkley
Looking at the illustration, it seems that...

Looking at the illustration, it seems that wadding must have been used between the powder charge and the ball. Otherwise, the loose powder would have spread along the bottom of the rear chamber when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,977
Posted By Berkley
Rick, I hope this is the image you want. I...

Rick,
I hope this is the image you want.
I certainly wouldn't consider trying this as an experiment. :eek:
Berkley
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,638
Posted By Berkley
If you have not already discovered it, you will...

If you have not already discovered it, you will find that the pocket contains yet another pouch as described by Chris. Gently pulling on the fringed tab at the mouth of the pocket should reveal the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,576
Posted By Berkley
Richard, The last one shown is the type John...

Richard,
The last one shown is the type John Powell refers to as a "box kothimora".
Originally in his collection, it is shown in his article "Kothimoras, The Fanciest Kukris" in the Nov. 2002 issue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,576
Posted By Berkley
Chris, What a stunning display of magnificent...

Chris,
What a stunning display of magnificent specimens! Thank you for sharing them with us.
In such distinguished company, I hesitantly put forward a small selection to illustrate a few other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,227
Posted By Berkley
I do not own a "Papu" or...

I do not own a "Papu" or "Dhu" marked kukri, do not read any Indo-Aran language, do not have any knowledge or opinion regarding the subject of this thread. I abhor, as I am sure the moderators and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,383
Posted By Berkley
Here's a commercial tang nut tool that fits...

Here's a commercial tang nut tool that fits Marble's and many German knives like yours with a tang nut in the pommel. It gives a good idea of what you need to make to remove the nut.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Berkley
Thumbs up Congratulations on a beautiful restoration, with...

Congratulations on a beautiful restoration, with a complete set of accessories. Thank you for sharing with us.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By Berkley
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By Berkley
Thumbs up Very well done, and a complete set of accessories...

Very well done, and a complete set of accessories and blades also!
I am curious as to how you hold the jezail to fire it. Do you shoot from a rest, or prone, or how do you accommodate the shape of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,621
Posted By Berkley
Posted and discussed when first acquired: LINK...

Posted and discussed when first acquired: LINK (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17876)



I would certainly be very interested!
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