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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Mel H
That is nice, makes you wonder what else these...

That is nice, makes you wonder what else these museums have hidden in their cellars.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Mel H
Thank you Charles, yes I can see some similarity...

Thank you Charles, yes I can see some similarity in the forging of the central ridge, it's all giving me some direction for research.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Mel H
Many thanks Colin. Mel.

Many thanks Colin.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 11:32 AM
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Views: 839
Posted By Mel H
A couple more with measurements.

A couple more with measurements.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Mel H
African spear head

Further to my recent post regarding a couple of Indian spears, I'm now attaching some photographs of a rather substantial broad bladed, African one in the hope of learning something of its origins.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Mel H
Hello Ken, thanks for your input. I have had...

Hello Ken, thanks for your input. I have had exactly the same thoughts regarding the length of the tang, which does not look as if it has been altered in any way. I don't remember seeing a knife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Mel H
Indian spear heads

I've attached some photographs of a couple of Indian spear heads that I've had for a while, one is rather 'Knife like' having a double curve (sharp on both edges) with tang, it has a brass ferrule...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mel H
A couple more pics as promised.

A couple more pics as promised.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mel H
Ariel and Sajen, The only other photo that I have...

Ariel and Sajen, The only other photo that I have at the moment is too large to upload. I'll sort it out this week and take another photo at a lower resolution and take some measurements.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mel H
A Corvo that I have, for comparison.

A Corvo that I have, for comparison.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mel H
Lee, thank you for your very interesting document...

Lee, thank you for your very interesting document link, I now have a print out and will enjoy taking it in over the next couple of hours.
Mel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mel H
Thanks for the input, I was intrigued by the...

Thanks for the input, I was intrigued by the demarcation and the amount of skill required to keep the line that way during the forging, I have no doubt that it is pattern welded as opposed to false...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mel H
Kinjal with Damacus / watered blade

Hello All, I've had this, what seems to be generally described as a Caucasian Kinjal, for quite a while now and can't remember seeing one with such a pronounced pattern. It shows mostly in the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mel H
Hi there, I'm not far away, in Bishop Auckland.

Hi there, I'm not far away, in Bishop Auckland.
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mel H
I don't have the best known book by Riling but...

I don't have the best known book by Riling but similar flasks appear the book by Martin Rywell but don't get much of a mention in the script, I've looked in a James Dixon of Sheffield catalogue from...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mel H
Yes, these are typical plate marks used on silver...

Yes, these are typical plate marks used on silver plated items produced in the 19th C. they don't generaly give much usefull information.
Quite often they have four letters which resemble...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,067
Posted By Mel H
Hello Jens, my tastes are eclectic I collect all...

Hello Jens, my tastes are eclectic I collect all sorts of interesting things. I've long had an interest In almost anything relating to antique arms and armour of all kinds, antique and vintage...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 14,678
Posted By Mel H
Thank you Ibrahiim another nice mark for my...

Thank you Ibrahiim another nice mark for my collection, I collected together a picture of every Shotley Bridge name stamping or fox of any type that I saw, in the flesh, as it were, or from books or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,067
Posted By Mel H
I've added a couple more pic's that may give a...

I've added a couple more pic's that may give a better perspective. The slot that the blade passes through is quite large, to allow the blade to pass through, but it occurs to me that once in position...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 14,678
Posted By Mel H
It has to be said that here in the U.K. where...

It has to be said that here in the U.K. where matters of government and industry are discussed, the North / South divide is usually introduced into the equation. I'm sure that a couple of centuries...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,067
Posted By Mel H
Interested to see the picture of the Ayda Katti...

Interested to see the picture of the Ayda Katti posted by Jens in this old thread, I thought some may be interested is seeing a picture of the TODUNGA used to carry the sword and was worn across the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 14,678
Posted By Mel H
Not too sure about that, they're a little wide...

Not too sure about that, they're a little wide toward the tips they could be straight infantry sword blades that would fit better with the date.
Mel.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 14,678
Posted By Mel H
The smallsword, apart from being an expensive...

The smallsword, apart from being an expensive fashion accessory was simply a weapon designed to do quick and severe damage from a distance, whether it was for self defence or a duel. The blade no...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 14,678
Posted By Mel H
Hi there, I don't mind the third degree, but...

Hi there, I don't mind the third degree, but having said that, I don't consider myself to be an expert, I'm just a keen student of antique arms and armour who's learned a reasonable amount over a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 14,678
Posted By Mel H
Some observations on three sided hollow ground blades

There has been some discussion here of smallswords and whether any were produced at SB. One of the fascinations for collecting smallswords is the almost infinite variety of hilt designs in existence....
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