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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Lee
I suspect this may indeed be an antique that has...

I suspect this may indeed be an antique that has been aggressively cleaned and so I would not pass it along anywhere for just a 'nominal' amount. Eighteenth / nineteenth century seem reasonable as...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th January 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Middle of Winter Sale

The last of Lew's ethnographic collection is now being offered at the lowest price since the start of the sale.

You will find prices listed on the preview page (http://www.vikingsword.com/lew). (If...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Lee
There is still hope

In selling and shipping a few hundred items for Lew's estate, I have had just two fall off tracking. Both were international and came back to my porch unexpectedly, one after a full year and the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Lee
A similar Viking style pommel to #1 above (cast...

A similar Viking style pommel to #1 above (cast bronze, five lobes, hole on top lobe for peened tang, hollow and curved base) was discussed last spring in this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Lee
That is a very nice and attractive club! To some...

That is a very nice and attractive club!

To some extent, I suspect the cracking is an inherent vice from the nature of the wood, how the wood was handled after harvesting and also how the club was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,834
Posted By Lee
Question Dating of Moro Twist-Core Blades

I wonder even more about at what time the twist-core pattern-welding first appeared in this area. In the example I presented in this thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12538),...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,834
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up A brief contemporary mention

Interestingly, there is a brief mention of Cpt. Chimmo and the Nassau in the log of the clipper ship Franklin (https://crosstradewind.com/category/tradewind-captains-journal/) written by its Captain...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By Lee
Question Dagger brought back from Afghanistan

An inquiry received in my e-mail:
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Lee
Thank you, Gentlemen, for your comments. I...

Thank you, Gentlemen, for your comments. I suppose that the real collector's item here might be whatever instructions would have come with such a gun about how to load it for safe operation. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th November 2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Lee
I got dire warnings from a couple of browsers a...

I got dire warnings from a couple of browsers a few weeks back on SFI. This may not actually be anything wrong with their system, but with content on one of the rotating advertisements. Google was...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Lee
I find it a handsome work and am curious about...

I find it a handsome work and am curious about its origin and dating.

Perhaps from the same workshop (https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/55168) ?

And one thing leads to another......
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Lee
Wink An Idea Whose Time Never Quite Came

I bought this quad-hammer superimposed load double barrel shotgun in 1995 at a local antiques fair because of the fine damascus work on the barrel. The vendor had bought it before the show opened for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By Lee
Red face Confession of a General Ethnographic Arms Collector

Ariel is, I fear, absolutely correct in his observations.

I would suggest you enjoy it as it is, except for mild oiling or waxing to reduce further degradation. It does appear to have genuine age...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Lee
Red face Recovered material to date

Here is a zip archive of what I have been able to recover from the early makers marks thread:
Early Makers Marks (http://www.vikingsword.com/recovered%20makers%20marks.zip)

Shayde78's image...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Lee
Unhappy Absent without leave

This thread was not intentionally removed. Apparently, in the course of a moderator attempting to extract relevant portions of it to the EA, the software somehow permanently deleted the entire thread...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Lee
Our 'local' variant of such a 19th century hoax...

Our 'local' variant of such a 19th century hoax was the Cardiff Giant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff_Giant). I have seen it and it is not at all convincing.
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Lee
If that Viking sword just "showed up"...

If that Viking sword just "showed up" in the antiques market, I'd be strongly inclined to dismiss it as a forgery. Known provenance and technical examination may be able to firmly establish its...
Forum: Swap Forum 31st August 2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lee
Exclamation September 'Cut Out the Middleman' Sale

The remainder of Lew's ethnographic arms collection is currently on offer on the Estate Sale Web Page (http://vikingsword.com/lew/) at the lowest prices thus far.

These items will remain here...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Lee
Roman slingshot projectile?

Roman slingshot projectile?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Sticky: Importing ivory
Views: 2,047
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Copied from the Swap Forum sticky

Members are advised to review legal restrictions applying to their jurisdiction when offering or acquiring items that incorporate such materials as ivory or rhino horn.

At the US national level,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,274
Posted By Lee
I think that we collectors of ethnographic...

I think that we collectors of ethnographic artifacts have found it very convenient (and fitting) to adopt what may have been a generic term (i.e. sword, knife, dagger) in the language or dialect of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,907
Posted By Lee
Exclamation Proceed with Caution

eBay's own discussion forums (http://community.ebay.com/) (select 'discussions' and then 'selling' or 'shipping & returns') include a lot of horror stories from sellers on that platform. I have had a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Wishing you a healthy and prosperous future!

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous future!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Lee
Obviously the gun case with cut outs in the foam...

Obviously the gun case with cut outs in the foam would provide excellent protection for transport. A few years ago I came across a long wooden box with elaborate marquetry work at the Brimfield flea...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Well, those are both gorgeous kris!

Well, those are both gorgeous kris! The man straddling the word 'market' is also wearing an edged weapon - I do enjoy those pictures from back when the manner of costume varied widely across the...
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