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Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By broadaxe
Nothing to do with hunting. Appears to be a...

Nothing to do with hunting. Appears to be a sword-cane, one of many kinds. Please post a photo of it in close position.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By broadaxe
This is the back side, please show the front. ...

This is the back side, please show the front.
Appears to be mid-20th c, still a good work.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,214
Posted By broadaxe
Being military-grade, such blades still saw some...

Being military-grade, such blades still saw some action by the mid-19th c.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,730
Posted By broadaxe
If I recall right, there were almost no details...

If I recall right, there were almost no details on the spot. AFAIK the longer, slender one is more of a Turkish type/influence, while the broader one with decorative holes is strictly Russian.
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,730
Posted By broadaxe
Berdiches from the National History Museum of...

Berdiches from the National History Museum of Ukraine, Kiev:
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,460
Posted By broadaxe
Nice thread indeed. Most actual breech blocks...

Nice thread indeed. Most actual breech blocks have a forcing cone at the business end, and fitted with a true, full size handle, that can accommodate a gloved hand.
Past thread with good examples:
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Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,745
Posted By broadaxe
Very nice item! As said here before, it is a...

Very nice item! As said here before, it is a reduced size mortar - or actually a howitzer, as the trunnions are set in the middle of the (very) short barrel, and the elevating angle is limited....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,555
Posted By broadaxe
Arab countries Jews used the term 'faranji' to...

Arab countries Jews used the term 'faranji' to describe all things European, especially attire, accessories, manners.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,762
Posted By broadaxe
Exactly my point: several patterns, abundant in...

Exactly my point: several patterns, abundant in cider regions like Bretagne.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,762
Posted By broadaxe
Sure, well known fact. Sometimes it is pretty...

Sure, well known fact. Sometimes it is pretty hard to tell between, sometimes there is no difference. As a collector and researcher, I also believed this fine example of blacksmithing was forged to...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,762
Posted By broadaxe
Sorry to burst the bubble, it is a French...

Sorry to burst the bubble, it is a French agri-tool called coup-marc.
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,688
Posted By broadaxe
Something to take in consideration: 'sail' hilt...

Something to take in consideration: 'sail' hilt daggers were mostly high-end objects, meaning the fit & finish on them were taken with effort and precision.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,741
Posted By broadaxe
Recent Jordanian, the handle is horn, either cow...

Recent Jordanian, the handle is horn, either cow or goat.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,879
Posted By broadaxe
I'd say Philippines as well. Strong Spanish...

I'd say Philippines as well. Strong Spanish influence and may have been made for the Spanish market. They were also quite popular with US GI's stationed there by the end of WWII, as personal purchase...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,168
Posted By broadaxe
Supposedly German Passau made, 16th century.

Supposedly German Passau made, 16th century.
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,539
Posted By broadaxe
A general statement: lots of these have,...

A general statement: lots of these have, surprisingly, popped out in the market along the last 3-2 years. I had a chance to examine two different swords firsthand and I don't have a definitive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,377
Posted By broadaxe
I'm connected with him over Facebook.

I'm connected with him over Facebook.
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,575
Posted By broadaxe
General article I wrote several years ago on that...

General article I wrote several years ago on that topic, I wasn't aware back then about boar swords with permanently-fixed crossbars.
Requires registration via either Google or Facebook:...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,928
Posted By broadaxe
CAVEAT EMPTOR. To me it looks like a...

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

To me it looks like a mid-20th c. put-together, lot of highly machined parts.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,221
Posted By broadaxe
Sorry to say it looks like a good replica.

Sorry to say it looks like a good replica.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,932
Posted By broadaxe
Please post some close-up photos.

Please post some close-up photos.
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,207
Posted By broadaxe
To my eye it looks like an old Scandinavian...

To my eye it looks like an old Scandinavian hewing axe (not a 'goosewing' which is different form) - something with the shadows in the photo tells me it is single-beveled , mounted on a later haft....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,225
Posted By broadaxe
I collect these, and to my knowledge this form is...

I collect these, and to my knowledge this form is the southern type, indeed from the Sinai, Negev an up to Jerusalem latitude, more or less. The northern type is fitted with a similar blade (or,...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,807
Posted By broadaxe
Also, the construction seems thin and too...

Also, the construction seems thin and too delicate, I think it will not survive any real blow with the axe blades.
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,220
Posted By broadaxe
That small dagger/knife is a generic...

That small dagger/knife is a generic west-Mediterranean dirk, carried by both sailors and land people along the shores of Spain, France, Italy and the islands nearby.
The two objects in the 1st...
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