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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:07 PM
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It is indeed interesting~ Collectors coin certain...

It is indeed interesting~ Collectors coin certain words but locals look nonplussed when confronted by these concocted terms..Cutlass may not have been used until the admiralty had these weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:30 PM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:28 PM
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To return to full khanjar examples..

To return to full khanjar examples..
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:16 PM
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It is perhaps the right time to look at training...

It is perhaps the right time to look at training on Cutlasses on board and ashore ~ As noted previously The Captain of HMS Shannon was keen to get his men used to cutlass work... He used sticks to...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 10:40 AM
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Salaams M Eley and it is great to see your reply....

Salaams M Eley and it is great to see your reply. I recorded a few details on Cutlass in action.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:41 PM
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It seems a lot of artifacts were relocated...

It seems a lot of artifacts were relocated (stolen?) by either of the three invaders I'm afraid... Slowly they are being returned I am told.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 01:48 PM
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That is a great bit of research Keith......

That is a great bit of research Keith... especially on the glass vessel. I think you are close to cracking the enigma on the ceiling artwork in the Cutlers Hall.. I reckon it was borrowed/ taken by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:21 PM
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Cow horn with silver shaped frontal...

Cow horn with silver shaped frontal plate...copying the shape of the more ornate pins on the preceding post... Thus is that shape reflecting the use of Rhino Horn...?

I have a broader view that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:16 PM
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Here is a hilt showing how it can errode at...

Here is a hilt showing how it can errode at either end of the T shaped hilt when cow horn is used with silver pins...More common with cow horn is a shaped silver plate covering much of the front of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:02 PM
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Since we are taking apart the Omani Khanjar in...

Since we are taking apart the Omani Khanjar in this page I would like to put up for interest some more pieces... The Hilt for example ... Comments welcome of course..
The single Rhino hilt held to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:46 AM
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Salaams Johan ...some 20 odd years ago I was...

Salaams Johan ...some 20 odd years ago I was sitting on an old pipe in the middle of a much older Fort in central Oman when I noticed the pipe had a sort of plaque stuck on it... It was a hot day......
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:13 AM
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There are several good books about Cutlasses here...

There are several good books about Cutlasses here are some ...and a good web reference with a great deal of detail at...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:35 AM
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Salaams Keith~ Therein lies a tale :) ~ The...

Salaams Keith~ Therein lies a tale :) ~ The Shotley wording uses Flying Fox in describing the Solingen animal... It wasn't the bushy tail version... it was the stick-like wolf. The Wolf of Passau....
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:13 AM
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Lovely artwork though is it a Cutlass? Certainly...

Lovely artwork though is it a Cutlass? Certainly it shows the Lionhead potential for a Castane or Dutch derivative sword. The Dutch were there for a whole lot longer than that but as you point out...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:09 AM
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The excellence in gunnery by the Shannons skipper...

The excellence in gunnery by the Shannons skipper showed up well in contact. He was the innovator of several methods of coordinating and directing the guns. As you say the Brits were devastating at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:52 AM
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It says Afghanistan on the blade. :shrug:

It says Afghanistan on the blade. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2017, 10:32 AM
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PLEASE See post 13 It refers to the competition...

PLEASE See post 13 It refers to the competition and it was when after winning the crown they changed the name of the Sword Inn to the Crown and Crossed Swords. I recall a spurious note about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 04:22 PM
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Very good to hear! Reloading ammo was very...

Very good to hear! Reloading ammo was very popular here..the striker cap was rudimentary; a couple of match heads jammed in with sandpaper

And a very much guessed at charge ..
ln arabia the barrels...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 11:28 AM
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One of the best blades (Naslah) I have seen in a...

One of the best blades (Naslah) I have seen in a long time. This is Omani made. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 10:49 AM
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Salaams Johan van Zyl ~!In my view it is Omani......

Salaams Johan van Zyl ~!In my view it is Omani... Not sure where from as it could be Nizwa since it is quite small compared to the usual Baatinah weapons .. It's Omani for sure. Probably 20 or 30...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
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We can observe a battle involving boarding and...

We can observe a battle involving boarding and hand to hand fighting involving Cutlasses thus to study the devastating effects of this weapon!and its use in the Royal Navy.

More casualties occurred...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
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So what was 100 Gun Ship of the Line like? Here...

So what was 100 Gun Ship of the Line like? Here is HMS ROYAL GEORGE.

HMS "Royal George", 100-guns first rate ship of the line launch at Woolwich in 1756.

In the armouries 50 swords and 70...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 38
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Salaams Norman,..Here is a further link on that T...

Salaams Norman,..Here is a further link on that T Hollier situation see #6 on ~

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23367
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
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Salaams Cutlass Collector ...Welcome aboard the...

Salaams Cutlass Collector ...Welcome aboard the thread ~ Staying with John Carter I note the quantity of Swords/Cutlasses on board an RN Vessel Quote"~In an establishment of stores dated 11 October...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Salaams Victrix, Yes it is ...On swords of The...

Salaams Victrix,
Yes it is ...On swords of The Confederate Navy Officers~ for which an excellent video exists at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2VY3_5P6IQ
These swords were made in England in two...
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