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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Richard but no cant be screwed together...

Thanks Richard
but no cant be screwed together with the decoration on the outside

I was thinking along the following

the inside is v rough with all the little spikes so if i was sewing a knitted...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st June 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Kmaddock
Ivory item for identification please

Hi All
I picked up the attached ivory item in a car boot sale
Exquisite carving and screws together very tight
However I have no clue as to what it is or where it comes from
Any and all ideas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Kmaddock
You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment Hope...

You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment
Hope you like my pun!
Nice musket all the same, a Brown Bess I am guessing from the sling position and overall furniture
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Kmaddock
Cannon ball fragments

Hi All
Fernando you mentioned you have no fragment in your collection (if I read you correctly in the previous post)

As a follow on from a recent thread on cannon balls here are some images of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks for your opinions. I can blow...

Hi All
Thanks for your opinions.
I can blow through the barrel and out the touch hole, so it could be used
Looking at it under a strong magnifying glass there is none of the circular markings going...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By Kmaddock
As a bomb disposal friend of mine from Holland...

As a bomb disposal friend of mine from Holland told me most accidents in his profession occur with small simple ordinance.

I was given similar cannon balls as a gift, i kept them for a week...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Kmaddock
Miniature cannon with proofmarks

Hi all
Just picked up the following cute little item.
It is 8.5 cm long and bore is approx 5 mm

Bit outside my area but the presence of proof marks is what attracted me mostly.
I assume anyway that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi If you just search the word etch in the form...

Hi
If you just search the word etch in the form you will come up with a multitude of threads on how to etch your blade.

Personally i do not like to over clean my swords unless they are v v rusted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Ade Welcome to the forum. I can definitely...

Hi Ade
Welcome to the forum.
I can definitely tell you that you are in the correct place to learn and I hope you are not too disappointed with the news you are getting.

Ethnographic weaponry is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi You posted it in correct forum A lovely...

Hi
You posted it in correct forum
A lovely sword, congratulations and I too had one of these on my wish list for a while, not all that common, mine is in not as good a condition either.
Well done...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi In Ireland I find shipping all very casual and...

Hi
In Ireland I find shipping all very casual and easy from auction houses.

I have had 3 swords shipped and packed for 12 euro,
A pistol for 10 and lots of other such food deals, some even next day...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for learned replies, I was in Morocco...

Thanks for learned replies,

I was in Morocco years ago and these knives were everywhere for a few dollars

I have always ignored these in my past auction sales as i just put them down as tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Kmaddock
One more

One more
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Kmaddock
New Koummya for my collection

Hi
Another new addition outside my collecting area
A Moroccan Koummya
There is a lot of wear on the knife and the scabbard with a lot of repairs to both.
It is a rudimentary enough piece but I feel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kmaddock
Athanase, Here are more pictures of the hilt, the...

Athanase,
Here are more pictures of the hilt, the dragon is missing an eye and handle has some cracking but the carving is v v good as you can see.
The blade and scabbard are nice too with silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Kai It has been terrible weather all day Here...

Hi Kai
It has been terrible weather all day
Here are some additional pictures of the base of the blade on the Kalis
I had to use overhead light rather than outside light
Would you have any idea on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kmaddock
2 new acquisitions for ID please

Hi
Totally outside my collecting area
Just picked these two up this afternoon
Would someone kindly give me an identification so I can do a search as to what they are
I am thing a Panang from...
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kmaddock
Bit busy here so a quick reply v nice sword you...

Bit busy here so a quick reply
v nice sword you have
First impression was that the cross guard looks similar to a Chinese Jian?
I can post images later
regards to all
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kmaddock
I would say Kenyan also I saw a lot of this...

I would say Kenyan also
I saw a lot of this style spear over there, with a lot of variance in the spear tip but always the same on spike end
very similar to the Massai Lion spear as commented on by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Kmaddock
It is uncleaned at present and I am quiet...

It is uncleaned at present and I am quiet reluctant to clean it at all except to clean the rust off the blade, I prefers to keep my collection as dirty (platina covered) as possible except without...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for reply I will have a think about it as...

Thanks for reply
I will have a think about it as I think the knife will loose a lot of its character if it is cleaned and there is no Wootz. maybe i will do a small window to see what lies...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Kmaddock
Khanjar Indian brass hilted, rams head knife

Hi all
I just got the attached knife
It has lovely heft to it and is v well balanced in the hand and would be very effective as a weapon.
Blade held onto the handle with 2 metal rivets
Good edge to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Mel and Corrado26 Thanks for interest and...

Hi Mel and Corrado26
Thanks for interest and Corrado26 you have found a v close match few differences but overall construction V similar.
Mel
The barrel narrows about an half an inch from the nipple...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By Kmaddock
Well here is the gun and I have it all back in...

Well here is the gun and I have it all back in working order.

All that was wrong was the mainspring retaining screw which powered both the hammer and the trigger, was broken so I had to make and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi I know nothing about laser welding having...

Hi
I know nothing about laser welding having never looked at it before this morning when I watched a you tube video or two
Will it not leave a bead of weld at the join of the 2 metals which will look...
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