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Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Helleri
Well there are plenty of species of snake in that...

Well there are plenty of species of snake in that area of the world to source the skin from. Very few places in the world don't have any native snakes. Usually the only places where people live that...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By Helleri
Does appear to be snake skin that's been (perhaps...

Does appear to be snake skin that's been (perhaps interestingly) properly upholstered on. Though it would be nearly impossible from looking at it to identify the exact species, given that any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Helleri
With the few things I've collected I've always...

With the few things I've collected I've always made sure it comes with some sort of scabbard that seems original. Even if the scabbard is damaged, it feels like half a piece without one. The only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By Helleri
Could it be a letter opener?

Could it be a letter opener?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By Helleri
Yeah... Well I mean it really looks like one. The...

Yeah... Well I mean it really looks like one. The shape of the knuckle guard. Angle of the hilt. The langets. The blade itself. Lion head is a little more stylized and differently portrayed than I'd...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By Helleri
Looks like a Prussian officer's saber.

Looks like a Prussian officer's saber.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Helleri
That butt though. It tempts me to twirl it on my...

That butt though. It tempts me to twirl it on my finger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By Helleri
How wide is it at it's thickest part?

How wide is it at it's thickest part?
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By Helleri
Sorry I actually just misread what you wrote...

Sorry I actually just misread what you wrote regarding hardening vs. tempering.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By Helleri
I think that bit at the bottom is meant to be a...

I think that bit at the bottom is meant to be a comically enlarged penis (disguised as part of the acanthus work). The character does seems to have a jovial or mischievous expression. I wonder if...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,930
Posted By Helleri
While embers from charcoal or wood can be charged...

While embers from charcoal or wood can be charged with air to radiate at temperatures that could easily melt that solder. They tend to smolder for hours at much lower temperatures. Additionally they...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By Helleri
A few things here... ~ Heat treating...

A few things here...

~ Heat treating temperatures can vary a fair bit. It depends on the carbon content of the steel, What amount by weight and what type of impurities are present, The thickness of...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,064
Posted By Helleri
It's not the fact that it can still swivel if...

It's not the fact that it can still swivel if well balanced at virtually any size. It's that when you touch-off one that's too large, no bar is going to prevent that thing from kicking back on you...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,064
Posted By Helleri
As a point of clarification the difference...

As a point of clarification the difference between a swivel gun and a signal cannon is often just the mounting/fittings. Length can be from about 12in./30cm to 28in./71cm. for either. Though...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By Helleri
I'm really not a fan of stacked leather...

I'm really not a fan of stacked leather handles.They come loose far too easily. The leather tends to shrink over time and even get brittle. If you get a used old one like this often it's necessary to...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Helleri
See the modified image attached. Note that the...

See the modified image attached. Note that the tip on the top knife is well above the center-line. Whereas with the bottom knife the tip is exactly in-line with the center-line. The more a tip is...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Helleri
I find it interesting that it has such curvature...

I find it interesting that it has such curvature as if for cutting while having a foiled blade. Usually trifoil or quatrefoil blade is so to stiffen the blade against flexing and reinforce the tip....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By Helleri
It's for kajal/kohl (an eyeshadow/eyeliner...

It's for kajal/kohl (an eyeshadow/eyeliner cosmetic). It's filled with the powder, then the long threads are unscrewed and used as an applicator (having an ideal amount of powder on it and used much...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th November 2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By Helleri
Well it was a good guess based on a past...

Well it was a good guess based on a past encounter with a very similar item.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th November 2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By Helleri
Assembling and moving any army anywhere is't so...

Assembling and moving any army anywhere is't so much a matter of determining what supplies one needs to keep everyone and everything happy and healthy. Then supplying a little more than that.

It's...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th November 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By Helleri
Looks Ottoman to me. 18th c.? Don't Spanish...

Looks Ottoman to me. 18th c.?


Don't Spanish stirups tend to be closed ended and boot or shoe shaped to some degree?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,300
Posted By Helleri
Additions to the kitchen being 20th c. at the...

Additions to the kitchen being 20th c. at the latest does sound about right. On the wall we can see what appear to be fully copper platters. The newest looking implements are the pot atop the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By Helleri
Looks like a fowler too me.

Looks like a fowler too me.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By Helleri
It's really interesting how a small change shows...

It's really interesting how a small change shows a fairly substantial difference in primary function. Also I'd suspect (from how you describe their use) that the top image is the English/American...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By Helleri
The leather looks significantly darker in the...

The leather looks significantly darker in the restored images. I do hope you didn't use a stain without re-hydrating it first.
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