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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,074
Posted By broadaxe
Arab countries Jews used the term 'faranji' to...

Arab countries Jews used the term 'faranji' to describe all things European, especially attire, accessories, manners.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,889
Posted By broadaxe
Exactly my point: several patterns, abundant in...

Exactly my point: several patterns, abundant in cider regions like Bretagne.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,889
Posted By broadaxe
Sure, well known fact. Sometimes it is pretty...

Sure, well known fact. Sometimes it is pretty hard to tell between, sometimes there is no difference. As a collector and researcher, I also believed this fine example of blacksmithing was forged to...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,889
Posted By broadaxe
Sorry to burst the bubble, it is a French...

Sorry to burst the bubble, it is a French agri-tool called coup-marc.
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By broadaxe
Something to take in consideration: 'sail' hilt...

Something to take in consideration: 'sail' hilt daggers were mostly high-end objects, meaning the fit & finish on them were taken with effort and precision.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By broadaxe
Recent Jordanian, the handle is horn, either cow...

Recent Jordanian, the handle is horn, either cow or goat.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,604
Posted By broadaxe
I'd say Philippines as well. Strong Spanish...

I'd say Philippines as well. Strong Spanish influence and may have been made for the Spanish market. They were also quite popular with US GI's stationed there by the end of WWII, as personal purchase...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By broadaxe
Supposedly German Passau made, 16th century.

Supposedly German Passau made, 16th century.
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,518
Posted By broadaxe
A general statement: lots of these have,...

A general statement: lots of these have, surprisingly, popped out in the market along the last 3-2 years. I had a chance to examine two different swords firsthand and I don't have a definitive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,277
Posted By broadaxe
I'm connected with him over Facebook.

I'm connected with him over Facebook.
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,593
Posted By broadaxe
General article I wrote several years ago on that...

General article I wrote several years ago on that topic, I wasn't aware back then about boar swords with permanently-fixed crossbars.
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Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,175
Posted By broadaxe
CAVEAT EMPTOR. To me it looks like a mid-20th c....

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

To me it looks like a mid-20th c. put-together, lot of highly machined parts.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,600
Posted By broadaxe
Sorry to say it looks like a good replica.

Sorry to say it looks like a good replica.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,167
Posted By broadaxe
Please post some close-up photos.

Please post some close-up photos.
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,759
Posted By broadaxe
To my eye it looks like an old Scandinavian...

To my eye it looks like an old Scandinavian hewing axe (not a 'goosewing' which is different form) - something with the shadows in the photo tells me it is single-beveled , mounted on a later haft....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,902
Posted By broadaxe
I collect these, and to my knowledge this form is...

I collect these, and to my knowledge this form is the southern type, indeed from the Sinai, Negev an up to Jerusalem latitude, more or less. The northern type is fitted with a similar blade (or,...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By broadaxe
Also, the construction seems thin and too...

Also, the construction seems thin and too delicate, I think it will not survive any real blow with the axe blades.
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,086
Posted By broadaxe
That small dagger/knife is a generic...

That small dagger/knife is a generic west-Mediterranean dirk, carried by both sailors and land people along the shores of Spain, France, Italy and the islands nearby.
The two objects in the 1st photo...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By broadaxe
Cerjak, it seems we both agree the good blade was...

Cerjak, it seems we both agree the good blade was re-fitted. After a second look I also agree the pommel matches the guard (I'm aware of that type, just cannot put my finger on period and place)....
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By broadaxe
I believe this rapier was assembled from various...

I believe this rapier was assembled from various parts. The blade is obviously of high quality (regardless the signs of time and use), the guard was damaged intentionally with the two main branches...
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,489
Posted By broadaxe
Please try to weigh your axe. Heavy as full-sized...

Please try to weigh your axe. Heavy as full-sized fire axes are, 12-14 pounds sounds excessive. The long haft and heavy head were crucial for smashing into doors, or directly into wooden walls, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,455
Posted By broadaxe
"Fantasy" is not necessarily a bad...

"Fantasy" is not necessarily a bad word. There is a huge market for modern well-made custom swords, outside the circles of ethnographic weapons. This one appears to be such a sword, it was probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,687
Posted By broadaxe
Most surely European, probably French, as these...

Most surely European, probably French, as these were quite popular by the late 19th century. I've handled a certain amount of them, better ones have internal compression lock, Japanese-style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,288
Posted By broadaxe
It looks more Zanzibari to me. Check the pommel,...

It looks more Zanzibari to me. Check the pommel, and the side ring.

Edit: after checking my records, you could be right.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,254
Posted By broadaxe
Proper, legit fokos etc. should have much smaller...

Proper, legit fokos etc. should have much smaller head than a fire axe, because of weight in daily use, speed and momentum when being swung for fighting.
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