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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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Posted By francantolin
better with a big size...:) I post too a...

better with a big size...:)
I post too a picture of the other side end of the lintstock
and a picture of a royal UK gunner...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:42 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, I finally got it !! post some...

Hello,
I finally got it !!
post some pictures,
some remains of engravings, on the ''heart''

curious fantasy shape isn't it ? ?

On one side a face, on the other a date, maybe 1714
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 06:32 PM
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Posted By francantolin
the parflÍche...

the parflÍche...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 06:32 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for your comments and...

Hello,

Thank you for your comments and especially Tim for the link of the anthropology site !

I got it in south of France,
so just to cross the mediterranean sea for arrive in Africa :D

it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2022, 11:15 PM
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Posted By francantolin
another pic of the other side of the scabbard, ...

another pic of the other side of the scabbard,
decorated the same way
and a pic of the ''end''/ belt tie of the leather scabbard,
the knife pass trough

( strange shape indeed )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2022, 11:02 PM
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Posted By francantolin
an old basic butcher knife , with American Indian sheath ? TRADE FUR KNIFE ?...

Hello dear members,

I please need the advice of the Native American specialists of the forum :)

I come back from few days holidays and I found there in a second hand shop this piece,
it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2022, 10:23 PM
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Posted By francantolin
certainly like these one with steel handle

certainly like these one with steel handle
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2022, 10:20 PM
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Posted By francantolin
I forgot to mention the size: 19cm large for the...

I forgot to mention the size: 19cm large for the axe blade ,
I think it would be 80cm overall or more , a large Qajar parade Tabar axe ?...

Sure not a fighting saddle axe
( even for a princess...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By francantolin
Hello, thank you all for your replies, I...

Hello,
thank you all for your replies,
I agree, with all these engravings, it looks like a parade axe more than a battle model ( but I found on internet battle axes to sell with even more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 09:43 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, a composite item ?... the hilt...

Hello,

a composite item ?...

the hilt seems indian as we can see on indian sword canes as you said,
assembled on a shortened chinese jian blade ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 08:42 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Maybe a good etching on the blade can reveal a...

Maybe a good etching on the blade can reveal a pattern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 08:40 PM
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Posted By francantolin
''the hammer'' has gold remains, I wonder if...

''the hammer'' has gold remains,

I wonder if it's really a lion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 08:36 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Marius for your reply !!! ...

Hello,
Thank you Marius for your reply !!!

Here a first picture ''without rust''
after a 24 hours bath in a famous dark coloured sparkling drink...
the second with a light sanding 800 grain,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By francantolin
Qajar period ? Axe with lion head hammer

Hello and Merry Christmas Everyone !!! :)

I just got this axe head blade ,
it was sold as a large ethnic pendant decoration...

I cleaned it and I'll post the pictures soon,
( my gmail box is...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By francantolin
I'll be ready in case of carjacking !! :D

I'll be ready in case of carjacking !! :D
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you guys for your comments !! I...

Hello,
Thank you guys for your comments !!
I think there are missing two small screw piece for fix the wick...

For take it back, I will merit it :

The auction house is 500km far away from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th December 2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By francantolin
Thank you Marius !! and congratulations to...

Thank you Marius !!

and congratulations to those
amazing skillful craftsmen !!

For the date, I don't think it's end of 19th century,
too ''well preserved''
more around 1920 I guess,
not...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By francantolin
In english, a gunner's linstock

In english,

a gunner's linstock
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By francantolin
German ''LuntenSpiess''polearm

Hello dear members,

I just won in an auction a strange ''weapon'' called in german ''luntenspiess''

a long pike with two side steel parts ,

Not really a polearm,
for the few informations...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th December 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By francantolin
Qajar ? damascened eagle calligraphy

Hello dear members,
I would like to show you this large eagle, 20,8 inches high...
Iranian origin i think.

Really well made of damascened steel.

The golden central calligraphy contains ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By francantolin
Cool Really nice yataghan , and another time thank's...

Really nice yataghan ,
and another time thank's a lot Kwiatek for the translation and informations !!

As Marius said before,
Have you other close up pictures of the yataghan ??
( If you have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By francantolin
Here the wonderful weapon rack of Cornelis Tromp...

Here the wonderful weapon rack of Cornelis Tromp ,
an Admiral of the VOC

Pictures taken visitng the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam.

I would take all back home
( bit I hadn't place enough in my...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By francantolin
Hello, I love it !! yes, a nice old ( I...

Hello,

I love it !!
yes, a nice old ( I think ) Bowie knife,

with the stag grips I would say north american or german origin,
usually german blades have Soligen, Eickhorn... marks/stamps
not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By francantolin
Thank you Will for your message ! I have...

Thank you Will for your message !

I have coarse stones ( 600 and 1000 )
and will try to remove it when I'll have some free time :)

I find the blade has a shamshir shape ,

european blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By francantolin
the brass pommel cap...

the brass pommel cap...
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