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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David R
You have given me a whole new area to research...

You have given me a whole new area to research there, thank you for this. Also explains these nice but not very functional Jian that turn up from time to time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By David R
I bought this one some time ago from an internet...

I bought this one some time ago from an internet dealer. Engraved on a panel of the grip, "India 1943" so this one is definitely WW2 era. A nice sturdy blade with signs of differential hardening,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By David R
The Indian customs service has a habit of...

The Indian customs service has a habit of stamping numbers on antique weapons as a means of tracking and controlling exports. I think this might be an example of such practice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By David R
I think this one is a largely original piece that...

I think this one is a largely original piece that has been reworked, either as a festival/processional piece, or for sale to "those who travel".
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By David R
Hiya Rick, and thanks for solving this minor...

Hiya Rick, and thanks for solving this minor mystery for me.
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By David R
Hiya Rick, I think you just solved a bit of a...

Hiya Rick, I think you just solved a bit of a mystery for me. I have had this gun lock knocking around for years, and assumed it was Balkan in origin.....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By David R
Still not 100% though. Anyone know what actually...

Still not 100% though. Anyone know what actually happened to it?
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By David R
It has to be a low pressure and short round, so I...

It has to be a low pressure and short round, so I suggest made for a Flobert or gallery/saloon gun type round. I would also look at Velo-dog pistols.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By David R
Thanks. I will keep it as it is, and just oil it...

Thanks. I will keep it as it is, and just oil it as needed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By David R
Has anyone ever stripped one of these down for a...

Has anyone ever stripped one of these down for a full clean/conservation. I am wondering whether to do this, or if I risk damaging the piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By David R
One suggestion on the European side of the forum...

One suggestion on the European side of the forum is that it is Spanish. A gunsmith friend then suggested a Madrid made pistol, which would account for the "French" style lock and stock. Which seems...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By David R
I know, which is why I thought French made or...

I know, which is why I thought French made or influenced, for the Ottoman market. There is no ramrod or housing for such, barrel is not pinned but held by a band, and the frizzen is grooved in the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By David R
East or West, flintlock pistol.

I posted this on the Ethnic Forum believing it to be a variation of a Balkan flintlock, but it is not recognised as such there. It was suggested I try it here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By David R
It is a conundrum, which is why I posted it. The...

It is a conundrum, which is why I posted it. The butt is very French style, first half of the 19th C, but there is no provision for a ramrod. The lock is again European in look, but has the serrated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By David R
My New Balkan pistol.

Posting it here as I believe it to be a Balkan made flintlock, but not the general run of such. I have not seen this style of stock before, other than on French made pistols, but I admit I am no...
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By David R
The belt hook and general style has me thinking...

The belt hook and general style has me thinking Eastern Europe, Poland, possibly Russia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,455
Posted By David R
With those long "arms" I would guess...

With those long "arms" I would guess Chinese myself.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By David R
"Toledo" was a style of blade offered...

"Toledo" was a style of blade offered by Wilkinson in their catalogue.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By David R
NMB are a very serious bunch of people. They will...

NMB are a very serious bunch of people. They will tell you what you have, they can be less than kind, and you are best getting a second opinion. Some posters are very knowledgeable, and some are just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By David R
Have look here for examples of tridacna shell...

Have look here for examples of tridacna shell handles.


http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12577&highlight=tridacna
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By David R
I think you have a very old style Kukri scabbard...

I think you have a very old style Kukri scabbard which I downright envy! The two auxiliary knives karda and chakma probably have hilts of shell, as in shellfish shell, more often seen on Philippine...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By David R
Have I missed it, or did Walrus ivory get left...

Have I missed it, or did Walrus ivory get left out of the list?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,567
Posted By David R
Thanks for that, greatly appreciated. Most of my...

Thanks for that, greatly appreciated. Most of my efforts (and money) now go into Nihonto, which is what my parts bin is focused on.... But I am still tempted from time to time by other stuff.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,567
Posted By David R
I am for the most part happy to have (most of ) a...

I am for the most part happy to have (most of ) a genuine pistol from that time and place. I would of course be interested in any parts from the bin that would heal its "wounds".
I have a parts bin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By David R
Nice piece, I wish it was easier to buy...

Nice piece, I wish it was easier to buy Philippine blades here in the UK. They certainly made some very nice stuff.
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