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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 10:03 PM
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It should if the person you're trying to contact...

It should if the person you're trying to contact has selected to receive emails.
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Rick
Smile Essentially maybe Nando, but you went on to...

Essentially maybe Nando, but you went on to describe it I just searched for the
word origin. Yes, the first deck over the ballast which actually ties into our subject of the 'heads'.
This was...
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2021, 11:53 PM
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Posted By Rick
Smile What is the origin of the word orlop? Origin of...

What is the origin of the word orlop?
Origin of orlop. 13751425; late Middle English overloppe < Middle Dutch over-loop covering, literally, an over-leap, equivalent to over- over- + -loopen to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Rick
Well mates, it was called the poop deck from the...

Well mates, it was called the poop deck from the French for Stern; Poope
IIRC.
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2021, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Rick
The Cathead is a beam that projects from the bow...

The Cathead is a beam that projects from the bow area where the stock of the anchor is secured when underway. The anchor is brought to the cathead and secured then the fluke end is 'fished' to secure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Rick
You'd have to go back in time to BBQ one Philip;...

You'd have to go back in time to BBQ one Philip; they're extinct and anyway who wants leftovers that old.
The fossilized material is is gathered by the indigenous peoples of the Bering Sea area...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Rick
I wonder how they feel about fossil ivorys,...

I wonder how they feel about fossil ivorys, elephant and mammoth? Many knifemakers in the US use this and fossil walrus, Steller's Sea Cow ribs etc. for knife scales.

I hate it when they make...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,386
Posted By Rick
The deck surface was bare wood which was kept...

The deck surface was bare wood which was kept bright with holy stones. Going into combat they were wetted and sanded for traction.
The bulwarks and port lids often were painted red.

Speaking of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 03:15 AM
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Views: 2,386
Posted By Rick
Arrhh, a tale from the poop deck I'll warrant.

Arrhh, a tale from the poop deck I'll warrant.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 10:50 PM
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Views: 2,386
Posted By Rick
I saw her after she had been raised at the Vasa...

I saw her after she had been raised at the Vasa museum back in 63-64; to see her in the flesh so to speak was fascinating.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Rick
Smile Thank you, Jim. They look quite unwieldy to me; I...

Thank you, Jim. They look quite unwieldy to me; I wish I could offer more pictures, but there was only this image and I have no idea of the source because I lifted it from an image board.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 07:36 PM
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Views: 2,386
Posted By Rick
They used to refer to the lower gun deck as the...

They used to refer to the lower gun deck as the Slaughterhouse, and with good reason. It really must have been a hellish place during battle.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Rick
It was a bit of psychology in action. Say you...

It was a bit of psychology in action.
Say you painted the gun decks white; can you imagine what the effects of seeing those walls covered in your mess mates' gore would have on you? :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 05:23 PM
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Views: 2,386
Posted By Rick
Yes, that's true.

Yes, that's true.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Rick
Unhappy I Wish

Would that they were mine, Mark. :(
I picked up that image with no information included and my curiosity was piqued so I thought I'd put them up to get an idea of their age, type and origin from...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By Rick
Smile Also, a fair amount of captured vessels from...

Also, a fair amount of captured vessels from France and Spain ended up being bought into the RN; Chesapeake was also bought into the RN after her capture.
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,386
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Arrrrr, now don't be tellin' tell me ye picked...

Arrrrr, now don't be tellin' tell me ye picked that up at a Yaaard Sale Mate. ;)
Great find!
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Rick
Question Pikes, Spears or Lances

What, where and when Gentlemen?
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 05:10 AM
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Views: 1,876
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Bob, I shed real tears when I learned of...

Bob, I shed real tears when I learned of O'Brian's death. I have read all his novels and his research was impeccable. No one so far has come near to reaching his level of talent in this genre. The...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By Rick
Broke won the contest with Chesapeake by clearing...

Broke won the contest with Chesapeake by clearing her decks with grape. It was written that when Chesapeake was boarded the waist and quarterdeck were virtually cleared of men. By that time Lawrence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rick
Smile Possibly to make it more attractive to people...

Possibly to make it more attractive to people from 'away' to bring home as a memento of their visit?
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By Rick
Smile Who Knows For Sure??

This sword is purported to be in the collection of the Pilgrim Hall Museum in downtown Plymouth. I'm sure if it was in a family's posession it would likely have had new furniture added as the times...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rick
Those blank spots on the blade are curious....

Those blank spots on the blade are curious. :confused:
Usually I see this pooled, or bullseye pattern used in contemporary work, but this isn't contemporary I think.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st May 2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,452
Posted By Rick
A fancy steel for striking flint perhaps?

A fancy steel for striking flint perhaps?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rick
Smile Welcome aboard! The hilt is bone. There's a...

Welcome aboard!

The hilt is bone. There's a lot to be learned about these thuluth blades here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26896
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