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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:23 PM
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Posted By David R
I think they remained married, but every-time...

I think they remained married, but every-time there was a disagreement between them, they would yet again enter the land of regret.

....." They were shooting, using the roof of Dad's car as a rest,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 05:45 PM
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Posted By David R
You forget matchlocks and flintlocks. Dealing...

You forget matchlocks and flintlocks. Dealing with them is indeed no big deal, if you know they are loaded. I personally know of a couple of cases where an attempt to clear the nipple on a percussion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 12:31 PM
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Views: 420
Posted By David R
Check your barrels.

Some of you will relate to this. I was just now moving stuff round in my storeroom, and idly picked up a dismounted antique gun barrel I had bought over 30 years before. One of two I bought from...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By David R
Under hammer pistols do seem to be a very...

Under hammer pistols do seem to be a very American thing. What was in their favour was that they were cheap and affordable, and had a smooth uncluttered line with little to foul on clothing.
One...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By David R
I would not rule out a tribal piece from the...

I would not rule out a tribal piece from the Caucuses. The Kev-Sur for example used iron bound hide bucklers, though theirs usually with a central boss.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By David R
I have one of these, and they do run very much to...

I have one of these, and they do run very much to a type and are surprisingly uniform. Mine has a small thimble as a scabbard chape.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By David R
These pics might help. Further Yamamoto Yae...

These pics might help. Further Yamamoto Yae 山本 八重 is known to have used a Spencer carbine, all photos of her are post Boshin war though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By David R
Looks like an old blade remounted recently, but...

Looks like an old blade remounted recently, but are you sure the grip scales are Bakelite and not Buffalo horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By David R
The pommel looks more like polished horn to me,...

The pommel looks more like polished horn to me, going by the photo's.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,440
Posted By David R
My interest in this thread was recently revived...

My interest in this thread was recently revived by me actually getting one of these at last. On a previous thread there was a comment as to what 10 rupees was worth in real terms, and being the sort...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By David R
Excellent work, and very informative pictures....

Excellent work, and very informative pictures. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By David R
You might find this interesting.......

You might find this interesting.... http://www.nihontocraft.com/Yakinaoshi.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,382
Posted By David R
Re "synthetics", German WW1 sabres had...

Re "synthetics", German WW1 sabres had Bakelite grips, (shortages forced them back to using Walnut wood) I have an Afghan Kukri with a Gutta Percha hilt, and Belgian pinfire pistols of the 19th C...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,455
Posted By David R
If you are lucky/unlucky enough to have some idea...

If you are lucky/unlucky enough to have some idea of a timeline (as my brother had) give some of the pieces to collector friends to remember you by. Sell the rest, and spend the money on making...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,867
Posted By David R
" the submarine sank a Union warship. then...

" the submarine sank a Union warship. then disappeared, it sank with all hands - probably from lack of oxygen. it's engine was the crew hand cranking a prop. Found again a few years ago &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,274
Posted By David R
I can see why you think that, given the deep...

I can see why you think that, given the deep "Indian Ricasso", but the pipe back blade is very European. Eastern blades tend to have a T section rather than a keyhole section or ramrod back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,274
Posted By David R
I very much agree.

I very much agree.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,315
Posted By David R
I had one of these years ago when I first started...

I had one of these years ago when I first started collecting. I really regret selling it back then, but the reality is it had to go as I needed the money. The grip was buffalo horn with very large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By David R
It could be a village Jian, tuanlian jian as...

It could be a village Jian, tuanlian jian as called by Scott Rodell.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By David R
That, is a nice and intereresting piece in very...

That, is a nice and intereresting piece in very good condition.
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By David R
To me, it looks very like what are often called...

To me, it looks very like what are often called "Pillow Swords" which were a proto "smallsword". A light fast sword worn in the later 17th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,458
Posted By David R
Thats a very nice looking piece indeed. What...

Thats a very nice looking piece indeed. What struck me though was the similarity of some of the mounting and decoration to a 19thC Scottish dress dirk. The carved basketwork of the black wood, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By David R
A bit like this one then......

A bit like this one then......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By David R
I think it might be a "Coal Hammer"....

I think it might be a "Coal Hammer". When I was a lot younger coal arrived in sacks and was poured into a coal bunker ready for domestic use. Sometimes the pieces were too big to go on the fire, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By David R
Whatever it is, I like it!

Whatever it is, I like it!
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