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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By David R
A similar idea of making "traveller...

A similar idea of making "traveller friendly" items crops up with early 20thC Jian from China.
However some people like a shorter blade for other reasons.... on "Great River" they compare some of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By David R
This one looks Turkoman to me.... I had one very...

This one looks Turkoman to me.... I had one very similar some time back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By David R
I had some success using scrunched up aluminium...

I had some success using scrunched up aluminium foil as a scrub.... harder than soft rust but softer than silver. Usual caveat though, go gently and stop if you see the koftgari lifting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By David R
The pin through the grip and tang is also a...

The pin through the grip and tang is also a common Afghan feature....look up pulwar also spelled pulouar.
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By David R
600

I know this is an old thread, but I came across it while trawling the site and thought it worth putting some things in perspective. A friend of mine is a big enthusiast of British cavalry, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By David R
Thanks guys, not a rare blade then, but always...

Thanks guys, not a rare blade then, but always nice to know what it is.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By David R
Unknown blade with Arabic numerals.

Good evening all, and I hope someone can give me a little more knowledge about the origin of this blade.
Last Weekend I was at a fair in Pontoise just on the outskirts of Paris, and my friend bought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By David R
Moro?

Moro?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By David R
The more I see of these the more I want one for...

The more I see of these the more I want one for my own collection. Really really nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By David R
A lot of older European blades are made out of...

A lot of older European blades are made out of "Shear Steel" a forged and folded steel that was not intended to be etched, but shows a watered pattern on those occasions when it is. It is possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By David R
A very nice win indeed.

A very nice win indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By David R
The hollowed form of the blade on many African...

The hollowed form of the blade on many African spearheads is apparently a by product of using stone/pebble anvils.
Ref.M.J.Swanton 1973
The Spearheads of the Anglo-Saxon Settlements
ISBN 0 903986 01...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,059
Posted By David R
The whole Kopis-machiera-yataghan question is one...

The whole Kopis-machiera-yataghan question is one that has had me thinking for some time. Below are some of my collected pics from a variety of sources, alas I neglected to nail the references to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,113
Posted By David R
Apparently the chest was the "Estate Arms...

Apparently the chest was the "Estate Arms Chest" for a wealthy magnate during the Chartist period in the UK.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By David R
I posted a link to this to a friend who is a...

I posted a link to this to a friend who is a working gunsmith and restorer, and he thinks it a 20thC piece....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By David R
Nice piece, could be a "rescue" of a...

Nice piece, could be a "rescue" of a broken blade, done back in the day of it's use. But no matter, a very nice find whatever the history.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By David R
The blade and guard look very like some 17thC...

The blade and guard look very like some 17thC plug bayonets, though the grip would be nonfunctional in that role. Possibly regripped at a later date when plug bayonets were obsolete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By David R
In the Mary Rose Museum, and in a collection in...

In the Mary Rose Museum, and in a collection in Edinburgh ( I think in the Castle) they have original hafts for Bills and Jedburgh Axes, and they are branch wood. Natural, cut branch of round...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By David R
Something that amazed many other nations was the...

Something that amazed many other nations was the extent to which the British Empire was able to trust its "native" troops....perhaps we got something right afterall.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By David R
The Royal Armouries Association

For some time now I have been promoting and recommending this site to my friend at the Royal Armouries Leeds, and now I am going the other direction and recommending the Royal Armouries Association...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By David R
We now have a facebook page.

I hope that the moderators are ok with this, if there are problems please delete this post. However I hope and believe this will be of interest to many here....
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By David R
The Royal Armouries Association

The Royal Armouries Association was started originaly to campaign for the locating of the new R.A. Museum in Leeds, under the name of the Royal Armouries Support Group. So in fact we pre date the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By David R
An interesting meeting last night. Mr B brought...

An interesting meeting last night. Mr B brought along one of his armours, and gave a very interesting talk on the 16thC German armour industry with reference to this particular armour. This was...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By David R
Chinese made perhaps!

Chinese made perhaps!
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By David R
Tomorrow is the 28th of March, last thursday of...

Tomorrow is the 28th of March, last thursday of the month and the next RAM Group meeting, 19.30 in the RAM Library Leeds. Ian Bottomly, curator will be bringing in a original 16thC junior officers...
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