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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 03:37 PM
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Posted By David R
You thought your Great Granddad was a bit old for...

You thought your Great Granddad was a bit old for WW1 service, this is Sgt. Evan Jones of Rourke's Drift fame, in 1918.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By David R
Not at all, even antiques could end up with...

Not at all, even antiques could end up with numbers stamped on them... One of the more irritating things that happen to items exported after independence. Bloody big numbers and codes stamped onto...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By David R
Indian customs and excise are known to stamp ID...

Indian customs and excise are known to stamp ID numbers on antique weapons leaving the country... Most commonly seen on muskets etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,793
Posted By David R
Do a search on this forum using the word "Jian",...

Do a search on this forum using the word "Jian", you will soon see the problems for your sword. Chinese swords are very bound by tradition, and despite all the variations there are common themes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By David R
It looks perfectly righteous to me, and a damn...

It looks perfectly righteous to me, and a damn sight better workmanship than you often see. The grips could still be horn, when it gets old and worn it has a tendency to delaminate and look like dark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By David R
Steels appear in a pocket of the sword scabbard...

Steels appear in a pocket of the sword scabbard round about the 15th century in Europe
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By David R
But if pigs can’t sweat, why do we have the...

But if pigs can’t sweat, why do we have the expression “sweat like a pig?” The term is actually derived from the iron smelting process in which hot iron poured on sand cools and solidifies with the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By David R
The axe looks legit to me, just new to us on the...

The axe looks legit to me, just new to us on the forum. I would say worst case is a 19th century presentation or decorative axe, and best case Eastern European battle axe of the 17th C or earlier.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By David R
To the best of my knowledge a lot of that Mahdist...

To the best of my knowledge a lot of that Mahdist mail had been made in Birmingham (UK) originally as dress armour for the Khediv's troops, and then looted by the victorious Mahdists. They were made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By David R
Well the barrel is evidently damask aka twist,...

Well the barrel is evidently damask aka twist, and a very nice piece indeed. I would suggest that whatever is in there is "better out than in" ...and it's your jezail and we are just onlookers. Not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By David R
The residue might be cosmoline or old dried oil.

The residue might be cosmoline or old dried oil.
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By David R
Happens a lot. Time passes, people forget and...

Happens a lot. Time passes, people forget and someone else claims the laurels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By David R
I made my own. More photo's later, but this is...

I made my own. More photo's later, but this is the weapon stand in the corner of my living room.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By David R
Nice to see a Japanese blade here. I look forward...

Nice to see a Japanese blade here. I look forward to seeing more about this one.
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
Wow! More information than I expected, and thank...

Wow! More information than I expected, and thank you to everyone. I am also following some sources of my own, and showing it off to collector friends, but I doubt it will stray from the direction...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
Fun though to speculate. I think I will keep this...

Fun though to speculate. I think I will keep this one after all.
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
That certainly looks possible, does that...

That certainly looks possible, does that indicate/say anything about date and area of origin?
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
To sum up then, French made in the first half of...

To sum up then, French made in the first half of the 19thC or earlier,... because you don't need power hammers to get good forge welds, (trust me on this).
Next up, recommendations on cleaning,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By David R
It's not a typical piece certainly.... but you do...

It's not a typical piece certainly.... but you do get a fair bit of variation with tribal weapons. The hilt makes me suspect that it was made closer to central Asia than those usually seen.
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
Arenc looks to be a good match, and for some...

Arenc looks to be a good match, and for some reason I have long had it in my mind that this might be French in origin... Possibly because the shape is so like a Francesca throwing axe. The large...
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
Some but not all... it looks like, < ?ARENC> (or...

Some but not all... it looks like, < ?ARENC> (or ?ARENG) and underneath DARIED or perhaps OARIEO.

They are somewhat obscured by oxidation, and my eyes are not what they were, even using a lense....
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
"Ha! It's always incredible where some of this...

"Ha! It's always incredible where some of this stuff turns up! As it is a Spanish trade item, I'm guessing it to be around 1800 or so, assuming it was over here and not in one of the numerous other...
Forum: European Armoury 17th March 2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
It being a trade axe makes a lot of sense, and...

It being a trade axe makes a lot of sense, and explains the simple fabrication and old style shape. Thank you!.

I bought it off a stall at a reenactment fair. The vendor known as "Bodger" dealt in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By David R
Help and comments on an Axe head

I bought this years ago from a dealer in oddments and antiques. Evidently of some age, hand forged in the classic wrap around construction. If it had not a makers stamp I would have judged it to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By David R
And one with a 30cm ruler for scale.

And one with a 30cm ruler for scale.
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