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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 07:12 AM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By RobertGuy
A very nice example with excellent provenance....

A very nice example with excellent provenance. The presence of the remains of fabric wrapping would lend itself to carbon dating if it is not totally fossilised. I am not sure it is necessary in this...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By RobertGuy
The widely differing dates for the two sword...

The widely differing dates for the two sword types shown raises some very interesting questions. Was the shorter Viking style sword a family heirloom, handed down over hundreds of years? Was it...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By RobertGuy
Back to the original question the Au Lion ( Au...

Back to the original question the Au Lion ( Au Lion/Société Généralee) was also contracted to produce the first batches of 1918 trench knives for thUS Army in WW1.

And Happy New Year to all :)
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By RobertGuy
Never underestimate the influence of fashion on...

Never underestimate the influence of fashion on military thinking. The highly curved swords seem to have been made merely to impress the ladies. Flank officers usually held themselves above ordinary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
Posted By RobertGuy
I would also point out that there appears to be a...

I would also point out that there appears to be a photographic watermark positioned on the cartouche. This could also obscure the pattern welds in this area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By RobertGuy
Thanks everybody. A pity I can't narrow it down...

Thanks everybody. A pity I can't narrow it down but it does seem to be a very generic piece. I agree the scabbard seems European but is made for this knife and the whole package seems of nice solid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By RobertGuy
Thanks for that Ariel.

Thanks for that Ariel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,074
Posted By RobertGuy
Thanks for all the help. Sorry for slow reply. I...

Thanks for all the help. Sorry for slow reply. I have done some more pictures, not sure if they add anything. Rhino horn would be interesting, if a little bit disconcerting.
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By RobertGuy
Marriette Early Percussion Revolver

Up for consideration here is an early revolver type pistol.

Catalogue description:
Scarce French Mariette Percussion Revolver by “Devisme”. Five 41/4 inch, 80 bore screw off barrels. Breech with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,074
Posted By RobertGuy
Wootz Jambiya Albanian?

Another recent auction buy.
Catalogue Description:
9 ¾ inch slightly curved, double edged Damascus blade with central rib. Carved one piece horn grip with silvered filigree and stone set rivet heads....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By RobertGuy
Eastern European Kinjal Dagger

Looking for comments and information about this recent purchase.
Catalogue description:
Eastern European Kindjal Dagger, 7 1/2 inch double edged wide blade. Two central fullers. Horn and bone...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,081
Posted By RobertGuy
Well BISON makes axes and agricultural tools in...

Well BISON makes axes and agricultural tools in Germany to the current day. To me, this looks more agricultural 19th century than a Scottish weapon from the 1600s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By RobertGuy
African Short Sword identity

What can forum members tell me about this recent purchase?

Catalogue description:
Late 19th Century African knife. 16 ½ inch double edged blade with leaf engraving. Leather wrapped crossguard....
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By RobertGuy
I think the general opinion is that inscriptions...

I think the general opinion is that inscriptions 1414 are talismanic. Nobody seems quite sure of the meaning but it is certainly not a date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,501
Posted By RobertGuy
Iain, How much shorter are these tourist blades?...

Iain, How much shorter are these tourist blades? I thought most Kaskara were about a yard 35-37 inches (89-104 cm ) in the blade. I agree Selohr's blade looks like tourist or wedding :) quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,751
Posted By RobertGuy
Unlikely to be a battle pick up. Whatever its...

Unlikely to be a battle pick up. Whatever its source this would have been an extremely valuable and prized piece. I doubt if it would ever have been taken into battle, except perhaps by a ruler or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,751
Posted By RobertGuy
Bronze usually cast, maybe hammered to work...

Bronze usually cast, maybe hammered to work harden edges, However gold, silver and copper were all hammer worked at this time, heated to anneal and soften the metal. I can see early metal workers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By RobertGuy
Thank you all for the comments. I was sure that...

Thank you all for the comments. I was sure that this was not wootz but I do have some experience of pattern welded blades and I think this is one. I do not think it is simply a decorative pattern on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By RobertGuy
Following this with interest and the general ...

Following this with interest and the general idea that these might not have been terribly effective as weapons. I had a suggestion from another forum that swords such as these are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By RobertGuy
Indo Persian Shamshir

Another addition to my collection. This one purchased at auction. It was described as a scimitar, I hope I am right to call it a shamshir.

Catalogue description:
Early 19th c Indo Persian Scimitar,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By RobertGuy
Mambele Sickle Sword

Up for view and comments is what I believe to be a Mambeli Sickle Sword from the Northern Congo. I have also seen these described as Mambele, so not sure which is right or if the spellings are...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By RobertGuy
It'a British 1827 pattern Rifles Officer Sword....

It'a British 1827 pattern Rifles Officer Sword. The blade type indicates it was made after 1845. Can't tell the maker from the pictures. Any close up pictures of the blade etchings and proof slug...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By RobertGuy
Thanks all. I have one more question. I have been...

Thanks all. I have one more question. I have been looking at a lot of smallsword images online and see very few with a chain instead of a knuckle bow. The few that do have chains are usually spadroon...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By RobertGuy
Steel Hilted SDmallsword

Up for consideration and comment is a steel hilted smallsword. Faceted steel hilt with cross guard and chain. Small pays d'an, bosses and indented decoration to inside of shell guard. The front face...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,255
Posted By RobertGuy
The UK government has entered a consultation...

The UK government has entered a consultation period on the issue of ivory sales, so now is the time for UK dealers and collectors to make their voices heard through their local MPs. I don't think...
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