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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2019, 01:00 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
I have several tanged spears with iron strip...

I have several tanged spears with iron strip spiral binding and have always thought of them as Shona or thereabouts , so south central Africa. .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd September 2019, 12:43 PM
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Views: 181
Posted By thinreadline
African drinking bowl

I am fairly sure this is African , but unsure of the region . The bowl itself is 5 inch diameter and 3 inches deep internally , whilst the handle is 7 inches long. Shows old repairs using handmade...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd September 2019, 12:39 PM
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Views: 153
Posted By thinreadline
Claw shaped pendant

Claw shaped pendant made of horn ... any ideas on the ethnic origin please ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 12:34 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Almost certainly Indian ... I have one with the...

Almost certainly Indian ... I have one with the same hilt but straight blade . It had the swollen 'mail piercing' tip .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By thinreadline
looks Indian to me .

looks Indian to me .
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By thinreadline
Do you know what date these Indian ones are ?

Do you know what date these Indian ones are ?
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 03:42 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
thanks for that , yes you seem to have nailed it...

thanks for that , yes you seem to have nailed it ... an Indian copy of the Rogers folder . Can you tell tell me the source of your images and the approx age of the Indian copy ?
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By thinreadline
Navaja like knife

I wonder if anyone recognises this folding knife which I would like to identify . Blade length around 6 inches. I am not sure whether I am in the correct section to show this knife ... as it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By thinreadline
Three of my nicer Sudanese arm daggers ...

Three of my nicer Sudanese arm daggers ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2019, 10:58 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By thinreadline
or even more blade shapes !

or even more blade shapes !
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By thinreadline
I tend to agree with all the above comments ,...

I tend to agree with all the above comments , 'international modern' is a very apt description of the blade type by Ariel , I have encountered blades of this type imported from India for amateur...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By thinreadline
My opinion , for what it's worth , is that this...

My opinion , for what it's worth , is that this is a fairly modern made 'flamboyant' blade which has been married to an old French style bread knife handle . The 'guard' may well be from a brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By thinreadline
or possibly a modern copy of a Celtic dagger , or...

or possibly a modern copy of a Celtic dagger , or it may be a modern made athame ritual 'Wicca' dagger.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st August 2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By thinreadline
LEVINES PRICE GUIDE SOLD

LEVINES PRICE GUIDE SOLD
Forum: Swap Forum 20th July 2019, 08:38 AM
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Views: 397
Posted By thinreadline
THE BULLET CROSSBOW by Higson

Very rare original of THE BULLET CROSSBOW by Higson . Published in 1923 ie NOT the recent reprint . This is a former library book which has been rebound. 47 pages , many illustrations . £90 inc...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th July 2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By thinreadline
4 ) AMERICAN KNIVES by Peterson IS SOLD !

4 ) AMERICAN KNIVES by Peterson IS SOLD !
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By thinreadline
Even more EDGED WEAPON BOOKS !

1. SWORDS OF THE BRITISH ARMY by Robson 1975 . 208 pages 185 swords illustrated . Good contents , bumped boards. £25
2.KNIVES - MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS by Marchington. 1997 . 151 pages ,...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By thinreadline
6) RANDALL MADE KNIVES - a Rhett Stidham...

6) RANDALL MADE KNIVES - a Rhett Stidham catalogue of Randall knives for sale ... undated , 48 pages , profusely illustrated, and a useful reference of values etc. Paperback. Good condition. THIS...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th July 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By thinreadline
SOLD TITLES

2) MANUAL OF THE BARATERO 2005
8) THE MILITARY KNIFE & BAYONET by Brett
Forum: Swap Forum 14th July 2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By thinreadline
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By thinreadline
I do agree David ... I think this is a composite...

I do agree David ... I think this is a composite , the handle coming from a non knife related item , the blade reshaped from some larger blade , perhaps a carving knife and the scabbard a chance...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By thinreadline
You are absolutely correct , thank you , mystery...

You are absolutely correct , thank you , mystery solved !
Forum: Swap Forum 12th July 2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By thinreadline
Final batch of edged weapons books ....

1) SEVILLIAN STEEL by Loriega 1999. 169 pages , well illustrated , paperback, Scarce . £16
2) MANUAL OF THE BARATERO 2005 . 134 pages , well illustrated. Paperback . £8
3) KNIVES & DAGGERS by...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th July 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By thinreadline
8) NAVAJAS ANTIGUAS - ANTIQUE CLASP KNIVES by...

8) NAVAJAS ANTIGUAS - ANTIQUE CLASP KNIVES by Forton SOLD !
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By thinreadline
interesting points !

interesting points !
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