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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, Thanks for the info. Two...

Hi Colin,
Thanks for the info. Two areas rather far apart! Hopefully I will be able to put better photographs up after the weekend and maybe will give a better idea of origin. Thanks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Norman McCormick
Bow for Id

Hi,
Anybody recognise the origin of this bow. Thanks.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fabrice, Another N.C.O. sword...

Hi Fabrice,
Another N.C.O. sword from Wilkinson.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ed, I will have another look re your...

Hi Ed,
I will have another look re your suggestion. Thanks for your interest.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi. The fact is that there were more Scots on the...

Hi.
The fact is that there were more Scots on the Govt side at Culloden than in the army of Charles Edward Stuart https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/battle-culloden and contrary to popular belief not all...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Perhaps this might help. ...

Hi,
Perhaps this might help. http://www.oldpolicecellsmuseum.org.uk/content/history/police_history/police_swords

Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fabrice, 1856 Pattern Pioneer sword issued...

Hi Fabrice,
1856 Pattern Pioneer sword issued in Jan 1900 with a similar stamp. I think you're maybe confusing some issue pattern swords i.e Police, Pioneer, N.C.O.'s etc., and commissioned swords...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The disposition of the fullers is quite...

Hi,
The disposition of the fullers is quite typical of some 18thC blades. See attached photograph of a French Petits Montmorency sabre from which I think one could easily craft a blade similar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Stu, Apologies for the late reply. On...

Hi Stu,
Apologies for the late reply. On close inspection the marks are just the result of corrosion and unfortunately not makers stamps.

Hi Martin,
Thanks for the suggestions,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thank-you for your insights gentlemen. I know the...

Thank-you for your insights gentlemen. I know the African attribution is by far the most likely and I'm going to approach the Zoological Dept of my local university to try and determine exactly what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, Looks that way and as I am...

Hi Colin,
Looks that way and as I am in the U.K. it would make more sense although it is not unusual to get Native American bits here particularly from what is now Canada and that's what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
My thoughts too but then again plenty of reptiles...

My thoughts too but then again plenty of reptiles in N.America. I must admit the reptile skin has thrown me a bit but if it could be I.D. it would be positive proof of origin. Thanks for your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
More photographs.

More photographs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Norman McCormick
Possible ??? Native American use Musket.

Hi All,
I have acquired a rather well used musket which may or may not have been used by a Native American. It would appear to have been originally a flintlock which has been 'blacksmith'...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Norman McCormick
Sentiments entirely in accord with the original...

Sentiments entirely in accord with the original post.

Thank you Jim.
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Norman McCormick
Perhaps this is Neither the Time Nor the Place!

Perhaps this is Neither the Time Nor the Place!
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Norman McCormick
A Time for Reflection.

In Memory of All.
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Oliver, Had a straightforward one...

Hi Oliver,
Had a straightforward one of these ages ago and have handled a couple more but I have never seen this particular configuration. A word of caution which you are probably aware...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I have a sword which appears to be...

Hi,
I have a sword which appears to be somewhat similar to yours and the blade is, as far as I can determine, locally made in India and not a repurposed European blade. Can you specify whether you...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, 1796 pattern L.C. officers sword...

Hi,
1796 pattern L.C. officers sword manufactured between 1796 and 1801, G stamp visible as one of the langets has been broken off. I also have an 1821 pattern L.C. troopers sword with hilt, blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By Norman McCormick
Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of...

Fernando you're still her hero, photo request of latest addition to my e-mail.
Kind Regards,
Norman
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, A SHRINKING SPORRAN...

Hi Fernando,
A SHRINKING SPORRAN aaaaaaagh :eek: :eek: :eek: blasphemy sheer blasphemy!!!!!! :D

Just following an old tradition, have you never heard of Thomas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, David, thank you for the illustration and...

Hi,
David, thank you for the illustration and clarification :)
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ariel, Scottish backswords and...

Hi Ariel,
Scottish backswords and broadswords are well known for multi fullered blades. These blades are European in origin with lots from the Solingen manufactories. Some have fullering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bob, The cord, is as far as I'm...

Hi Bob,
The cord, is as far as I'm aware, contemporary with the rest of the armour.
Regards,
Norman.
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