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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:37 PM
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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: 343
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: 385
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: 385
Posted By francantolin
the brass pommel cap...

the brass pommel cap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By francantolin
cleaned... :) an engraved sun on each side...

cleaned... :)

an engraved sun on each side of the blade ( ethiopian work !?! ),
and two fullers,
a local made blade ??

under the rust we can see a bad rough sharpening ,
It's not my work......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By francantolin
ethiopian Gurade sword / interesting blade

Hello,

I would like to show you the gurade sword I just received,
for comment and for share please.

Here are the pictures of the seller,
seems old , or just bad preserved
the hilt is made of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your precisions/...

Hello,

Thank you all for your precisions/ precious informations and comments,
I was not that wrong with my estimation between WW1 and WW2 :)

Thank's a lot for the translation !!

I'll post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By francantolin
For the moment, I'll place my Mont-Blanc pen or...

For the moment, I'll place my Mont-Blanc pen or my toothbrush:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By francantolin
Hello, not a big success :rolleyes: I...

Hello,
not a big success :rolleyes:

I found that the back brown leather structure was made for a small side knife
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By francantolin
WW1-WW2 kindjal ? Stamp/Signature on the blade

Hello dear members,

I wanted to show you the kindjal I just received,
I don't think it's an old piece but it's authentic,
made for use, not just a deco-glory piece.

A nice bone or ivory piece...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By francantolin
Hello, sometimes a simple clue can help: what...

Hello,
sometimes a simple clue can help:
what about it's weight ?
Is it heavy-massive ??
Ivory is a massive matter ( old billiard ball were made of )

most of plastic-resin are really lighter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By francantolin
Thank you gentlemen ! One knows ( now.. better...

Thank you gentlemen !
One knows ( now.. better than never )
even ( I think ) the picture who illustrates '' a khanjar'' on wikipedia shows this kind with fake hilt :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By francantolin
Too small the last pictures in medium size... ...

Too small the last pictures in medium size...
Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Don't know but it's an exceptional piece...

Hello,
Don't know but it's an exceptional piece !
congratulations !!
A makara head at the end of the knuckle bow ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By francantolin
yemeni omani khanjar ...

Hello dear members,

I wanted to show you the omani ? khanjar I just bought,
It was really nice with his presentation box and seemed not too recent,
cf the 2 main pictures...
not expensive but...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,520
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Really nice item !! I find the...

Hello,

Really nice item !!
I find the pommel strange too but the patina seems genuine,
does the seller sell it as 100% antique guarantee...
depends on how much you paid for...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By francantolin
Hello all, Thank you all for the comments, ...

Hello all,

Thank you all for the comments,

The ''hilt'' shaft seems more recent as discussed ,
it can even come from an old walnut bed leg :D
but, changing for changing,
they should...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By francantolin
NB: On the second and third pictures, the spear...

NB: On the second and third pictures, the spear head is directly set on the walking sword blade and the scabbard for comparison,
not 10cm upper ...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Nothing to compare with a classic...

Hello,
Nothing to compare with a classic walking stick sword ,
you could see on the first pictures that the blade is really large and thick in comparison with the tape measure, more than 2cm...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank's a lot Kronckew for your...

Hello,

Thank's a lot Kronckew for your message and informations,

looking for poll axe top spike,
I found in the polearms category the ahlspiess ( a spike-spear )
used in germany, really...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By francantolin
old wild boar spear-large ''walking'' stick...

Hello dear members,

For comment and for share,
I wanted to show you this one,
I bought this item this morning at flea market,
a strange item, I could not resist to buy it !...

seems like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By francantolin
Hello all, I too think, like Miguel and...

Hello all,

I too think, like Miguel and Kubur that the Congolese-central Africa origin is the most convincing hypothesis,

Maybe from the Kuba people, I found these two large swords
moreless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By francantolin
Very nice swords ! I'd like to have one like...

Very nice swords !
I'd like to have one like that !

Really impressive, seems to be a pretty long piece,
more than one meter / 40 inches long ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your comments ! ...

Hello,
Thank you all for your comments !

Near the tip, it seems to be hammered copper brass nails ( on both side of the blade )
or maybe melted metal ( maybe gold :D :rolleyes:)

I inserted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for your message, I don't...

Hello,
Thank you for your message,

I don't know if the hilt is made with an hippo teeth,
but likely , the hilt shape stay cylindrical, not conical at all...

could this item be called ''...
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