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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mel H
I do see a lot of elderly bread knives with this...

I do see a lot of elderly bread knives with this style of handle here in the north of England, more often made from pine.
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Mel H
Some of the proof slugs do give a clue to the...

Some of the proof slugs do give a clue to the identity of the maker, but I don't think that one does.
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Mel H
I remember from the time that I owned the sword,...

I remember from the time that I owned the sword, looking at the possibility of a Wundes connection, but discounted it at the time because I didn't find it listed as such.
The Green man never...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Mel H
More pics.

More pics.
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Mel H
More pics to come, I need to reduce the sizes.

More pics to come, I need to reduce the sizes.
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Mel H
The full face Kings head is not seen as often as...

The full face Kings head is not seen as often as the side profiles.
I recognised this stamp as being similar to one that I had on a hunting hanger something like fifteen years since, and had no luck...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Mel H
Nice item, it's always worth keeping your wits...

Nice item, it's always worth keeping your wits about yourself in salerooms, you never know when something's going to slip through.
Looks to be 19th C. Most of the English stonebows tended to be open...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,962
Posted By Mel H
Nice pistol.

Nice pistol.
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,962
Posted By Mel H
I have to say, of the ones that I've owned over...

I have to say, of the ones that I've owned over the years, I can't remember having one that was any different to the one illustrated by Fernando, which has the adjusting screw incorporated in the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,962
Posted By Mel H
Noting the trigger and adjustment screw prompts...

Noting the trigger and adjustment screw prompts me to ask, does it have a 'set' trigger as sometimes found on target rifles of the period?
This style of trigger could be set by pushing it forward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Mel H
By coincidence there was a very interesting TV...

By coincidence there was a very interesting TV programme last night, here in the UK, ABANDONED ENGINEERING, on the YESTERDAY channel, that featured the Bannerman castle. It seems that one of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Mel H
Hello Jim, the copy that I have is indeed the...

Hello Jim, the copy that I have is indeed the revised edition of 1896 with red covers. Like yourself I also have the recent 'Dover' edition for everyday use.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Mel H
I've collected for a long time and spent my youth...

I've collected for a long time and spent my youth looking for books on the subject, most of which I still have, including an original edition of Egerton, the colours of the illustrations are stunning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,863
Posted By Mel H
I would say that it's always a wise move to make...

I would say that it's always a wise move to make a query regarding prospective shipping charges before bidding. I spoke to an auctioneer friend this week and he told me that he's surprised at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mel H
The grip looks as though it may well be stone,...

The grip looks as though it may well be stone, the inlaid decoration is brass diamonds with red infill.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mel H
The possibility had crossed my mind, it's not the...

The possibility had crossed my mind, it's not the sort of thing that I normally buy, but I picked it up in a local fleamarket because it looked to be better quality than most of these things that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th March 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,766
Posted By Mel H
The wood handled implement in the photo is an...

The wood handled implement in the photo is an antique ink eraser.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mel H
Wootz blade

A couple of photo's of a recent acquisition, A Kard / Choora style of knife, The blade has a pronounced fern like pattern, I'd be pleased to learn more about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,863
Posted By Mel H
I've bought many items from auction here in the...

I've bought many items from auction here in the UK over a long period of time, I do think that the buyers commission at anything up to 27% is too high but the only answer is to accept it, then...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mel H
My first thoughts were that it was feasible that...

My first thoughts were that it was feasible that it was intended for dual use, that's what prompted my query about the diameter of the breech and its capacity to hold a shot or ball as well as the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mel H
Having had a long time interest in antique arms...

Having had a long time interest in antique arms and armour I have to say that I've only seen in passing, a couple of these 'turn off' box locks with barrels of such length, having said that, the...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mel H
Smile Referring back to my earlier post, I did say I'll...

Referring back to my earlier post, I did say I'll keep an eye open for one with some age and patina. It's not a great priority at the moment. ( I'm just in the process of opening a new bottle of...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mel H
I've already dropped a couple into a damp flower...

I've already dropped a couple into a damp flower pot in the garden, it'll probably do the job in a couple of weeks but you can never be sure with modern spring steels.
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mel H
I like these knives, I have some other larger old...

I like these knives, I have some other larger old ones. I've got a some split spring rings in my toolbox but they're brand new and don't look quite right, I'll keep an eye open for one with some age...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mel H
Thank you.

Thank you.
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