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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By shayde78
You, sirs, are great! Thank you for allowing this...

You, sirs, are great!
Thank you for allowing this thread to continue. I (obviously) am not the most savvy collector, and information like this is priceless. I hope my misstep proves useful for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,999
Posted By shayde78
Duccio, Apologies! I missed your comment. Very...

Duccio,

Apologies! I missed your comment. Very interesting information, and much appreciated. I had never heard that explanation for why these siding have a sharp point. Frankly, I had assumed it...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By shayde78
So, I've been scouring this site and others for...

So, I've been scouring this site and others for any spear heads that match this profile, but to no avail. Nearly every spear head starts barely wider than the tang, then swells to the thicker part of...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By shayde78
Oliver, Proper criticism. I look at that picture...

Oliver,
Proper criticism. I look at that picture and cringe. An idiot move on my part.

Ulfberth,
Thank you for the straightforward assessment. I knew it was a long shot.
Some new questions come to...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By shayde78
Additional pics, including the picture of the...

Additional pics, including the picture of the blade flexing
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By shayde78
Victorian bastard(?)

So, as some of you know, I am collecting on a budget (I guess we all are, just some budgets are greater than others). That means I often have to swing for the fences on items that hold the prospect...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By shayde78
Thanks Richard! The buniak spear you reference...

Thanks Richard!
The buniak spear you reference doesn't quite have the same blade profile, and it looks like it might be mounted by a socket vs. a tang? Still, there is some similarity, so not a bad...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By shayde78
Some very compelling insights - thank you...

Some very compelling insights - thank you everyone! my inability to clearly classify this feels validated :)
The hilt still looks Spanish to me, but the idea of the blade being a spear head bears...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By shayde78
Thank you everyone for the comments so far! I'm...

Thank you everyone for the comments so far!
I'm glad to see there isn't a clear consensus as I enjoy the opportunity to learn from the knowledgeable back and forth.
Send like the sum of opinions is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By shayde78
Persian(?) blade and incongruent hilt

Hi everyone,

I wanted to seek comments on the item below. If pressed, I would have to classify this as a Persian blade. I know the exact naming can be a point of contention, so I will simply leave...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By shayde78
Spanish Dirk?

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping some of you will weigh in on a recent acquisition. I believe it is a Spanish dagger, made in a style consistent with Albacete (although not entirely the same as other...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By shayde78
I think you are right! Good eyes!

I think you are right! Good eyes!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By shayde78
With admittedly limited knowledge, I'd say the...

With admittedly limited knowledge, I'd say the anchor points for the suspension rings look rather weak if this were to actually be worn for practical use. I can't see enough detail of the blade, so I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By shayde78
In my limited opinion, the ferrule on koummya...

In my limited opinion, the ferrule on koummya served a function, even at the expense of aesthetics. It is designed to fit over the mouth of the standard tip keep our grit. If it covered decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By shayde78
A humble, yet serviceable and dutiful knife. It...

A humble, yet serviceable and dutiful knife. It looks to have served its owner well for a good long time. It deserves a good home and some TLC.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By shayde78
Not that your original question want a good one,...

Not that your original question want a good one, but I find this question very compelling. I am sure there are plenty of examples and that I have simply not thought to pay attention, but I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By shayde78
Truly a masterful job!

Truly a masterful job!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By shayde78
Any thoughts on the origin of the blade of the...

Any thoughts on the origin of the blade of the katar in question? Looks to be of possible European origin to my untrained eye. Scottish?
For the hammer price this piece realized, I was expecting a...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,303
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, ulfberth, Fernando, Mark (you were the...

Thank you, ulfberth, Fernando, Mark (you were the first to ID it as legit!), and everyone else who contributed to helping me understand what is now the favorite item in my collection. An authentic,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By shayde78
Ha! Autocorrect strikes! I meant to say, "a...

Ha! Autocorrect strikes! I meant to say, "a nice auction haul" but such finds DO make this hobby addicting. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By shayde78
Rob, I'd love to see more detail of the kora and...

Rob,
I'd love to see more detail of the kora and the bichwa. Overall, a really nice addiction haul.
-Rob
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,760
Posted By shayde78
This tactile 3rd dimension of history is what...

This tactile 3rd dimension of history is what compels me to invest time, energy, and no small sums of money to this hobby. That said, the conversations with those who are generous with their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,760
Posted By shayde78
41 years old here. I've had an interest in...

41 years old here. I've had an interest in collecting for as long as I can remember, stretching all the way back to before the turn of the century, back in the 1900s (remember those days when oil...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By shayde78
If you look at the invoice, I saw the...

If you look at the invoice, I saw the "Indian dagger" with the rock crystal hilt for sale recently with a copy of the same original invoice provided as provenance. It is nice to think Shirley would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By shayde78
A great example, drac! You are lucky to have the...

A great example, drac! You are lucky to have the original sheath.
I have two daos, but they are sadly missing the guards. Any suggestions on how to replace? The best I've come up with is trying to...
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