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Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2010, 10:20 PM
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Posted By pallas
id heard that the norse and swedes of the viking...

id heard that the norse and swedes of the viking age were decently purportioned fellows
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2010, 04:49 PM
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Views: 1,520
Posted By pallas
thanks! yea, i was told that it could have been...

thanks! yea, i was told that it could have been made at any time between 1895 an 1930, so end of the 19th-early 20th century somewhere.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2010, 06:15 AM
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Views: 1,520
Posted By pallas
a newly purchased barong for review

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/328.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/329.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,193
Posted By pallas
my new corsican/french navaja for your viewing pleasure

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/BuSyVrgEWkKGrHqRiYEv10I-UIBLsC61qT_.jpg




http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/maersk/BuSyomQBWkKGrHqNhUEv10IYHNBLsDj5j_3.jpg
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,952
Posted By pallas
some of that rajput armor looked more like mughal...

some of that rajput armor looked more like mughal armor. i thought rajputs went into battle much more lightly armored than that...............you learn something everyday i guess.

and i thought the...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By pallas
shillelaghs

an underappricated weapon to be sure..........does anyone have/have seen one from before the 1700's? ive never seen one older thean the mid 1800s......and how much truth is there to the origination...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,620
Posted By pallas
awesome, ill try to hunt that one down

awesome, ill try to hunt that one down
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,620
Posted By pallas
ive been more curious about the history of the...

ive been more curious about the history of the black sea region lately, not just the genoans but also the cumans, petchenegs/patzinaks, crimean goths (who apparently still existed as late as the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,620
Posted By pallas
genoese/pisan/venetian weapons

did the soldiers of the genoese/pisan/venetian republics have swords/armor/lances/ect that where unique from their neighbors? i havent been able to find much information on the weapons/armies or...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,342
Posted By pallas
man finds anglosaxon treasure horde (including sword fittings/weapon peices)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090924/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_anglo_saxon_gold



exciting find!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,571
Posted By pallas
...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9VTu63NX5E



chinese swordsmanship of scott rodell
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd September 2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,091
Posted By pallas
significance of native american warpaint/bodypaint

so this topic isnt directly about ethnographic weapons but i do believe that it is quite closely related to that subject...

ive been curious as to the religious/cultural/political significance of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,416
Posted By pallas
landsknechts in the new world?

i know spain employed landsknechts in europe but did they ever accompany men like cortes/pizzarro/onate to the new world? where landsknechts ever employed by the english/french in the new world?
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,149
Posted By pallas
one thing ive noticed about the legion was that...

one thing ive noticed about the legion was that they all wore very "napoleonic" uniforms....i saw a painting of joseph smith reviewing the legion with a tricorner hat on that would not be out of...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By pallas
broadaxe is correct...that is the sword im...

broadaxe is correct...that is the sword im referring to......there is a portrait of louis XIV weilding that very weapon somewhere........
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By pallas
coronation sword of the kings of france

is there any shred of reality surrounding the claim that this weapon dates from the time of charlemange AND once belonged to him?? if not, what period does the blade date from i know it has probably...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,149
Posted By pallas
the nauvoo legion

again tying into my current early 19th century US militaria obsession.....



the nauvoo legion was a military force estabilished ostensibly by the city of nauvoo (commerce) illinois in 1840 under...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By pallas
on a final note about the harpes is that they...

on a final note about the harpes is that they were apparently born in north carolina, the sons of a tory who fought for the british against his american neighbors...........after the war he fled west...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By pallas
there where also some rather infamous bands of...

there where also some rather infamous bands of pirates who inhabited caves in the southern tip of illinois at the confluence of the ohio and mississippi rivers....two brothers known as the "horrible...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By pallas
weapons/fighting styles of the ohio/mississippi flatboatmen (1790-1840)?

ive lately been fascinated by the flatboatmen who plied the ohio and missisippi rivers in the last decade of the 18th/first 4 decades of the 19th century carrying settlers, booze, contraband and...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By pallas
in the 1860s-1880s there where craftsman in ohio...

in the 1860s-1880s there where craftsman in ohio who made "grave torpedos" for sale to people who wanted to avert grave robbers from digging up their reecently buried dead to sell as cadavers to...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,473
Posted By pallas
i agree with the the general lack of old world...

i agree with the the general lack of old world illness as evidence of unsustained precolumbian (actually "pre norse-scandanavian") contact between the new and old worlds, however was there not a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,368
Posted By pallas
the fullers remind me of many bikaner armory...

the fullers remind me of many bikaner armory weapons ive seen.......broadswords and tulwars....
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,473
Posted By pallas
i have an interest in the mystery hill site in...

i have an interest in the mystery hill site in new hampshire as there are dolmens/cairns and various underground complexes that seem to be "celtic" in nature there.........
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,473
Posted By pallas
i wouldent count out the presence of other...

i wouldent count out the presence of other cultures in the new world before columbus, but thats a barrel of fish for another day..........


the caqiue tuscaloosa who accompanied desoto on part of...
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