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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:37 PM
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I'm not looking a story, but an example with...

I'm not looking a story, but an example with providence. It was checky though. Natty Bumppo was a Vermonter, a different ethnic group, and an English apologist, not a Jacobite refugee. If I remember...
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2022, 11:34 PM
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Thanks, ausjulius and Norman. Some perspective...

Thanks, ausjulius and Norman. Some perspective on this knife was greatly appreciated.
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2022, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
David R, thanks for the example. No seam visible...

David R, thanks for the example. No seam visible do you think it is a punched eye? That wide opening at the back would make it harder to break the handle where it meets the head. Where was this ax?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Would this be classified as a Klewang?

Would this be classified as a Klewang?
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2022, 03:51 PM
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Absolutely right Kronckew. Attached are my entry...

Absolutely right Kronckew. Attached are my entry into the rusting carpenters hatchet competition. Officially named a shinglers hatchet. Beside it is a Carpenters shaper called by catalogs a broad...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2022, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
GP, I really like that diagram of handle...

GP, I really like that diagram of handle patterns! I am sure you have given this source material before, but which book did it come from? In what language is it written? Does it have profile views of...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Interested Party
I think we all are following the drift Fernando...

I think we all are following the drift Fernando ;) Do you think the blade and hilt are the same age? An interesting tangent is when did the long risacco become popular? I've searched the site and...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 02:25 PM
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Views: 1,067
Posted By Interested Party
Sorry to agree. It is a carpenters framing...

Sorry to agree. It is a carpenters framing hatchet. I've owned a few. It is a much more common tool than the much more effective carpenters shaping hatchet which had a chisel type bevel on the blade...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Interested Party
Could it be a remounted transition blade? I know...

Could it be a remounted transition blade? I know that the long risacco came along later in the progression from cut and thrust to thrusting swords.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Interested Party
Am I wrong in noting there is no ricasso on this...

Am I wrong in noting there is no ricasso on this blade? Jim, is that why you called it a rapier/broadsword? Fingering this blade could be uncomfortable;)
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2022, 02:44 PM
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Views: 903
Posted By Interested Party
Could the tip serve as a marl spike for small...

Could the tip serve as a marl spike for small cord such as old fishing lines?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Interested Party
My work knife for agriculture is springless as...

My work knife for agriculture is springless as well. I put a couple drops of water on the end with the blade's pivot point most mornings to help keep the friction adjusted and prevent it from opening...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By Interested Party
There doesn't have to be large numbers. 15 cycles...

There doesn't have to be large numbers. 15 cycles of 10 prayers would give you 150 Paternosters representing the 150 Psalms popular before the Rosary. Kind of reminds me of a Tibetan prayer wheel in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,270
Posted By Interested Party
Swap forum could be a good starting place. Throw...

Swap forum could be a good starting place. Throw it out there and see what it brings :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. I am looking forward to seeing some...

Interesting. I am looking forward to seeing some examples. I had one blade that was almost a candidate, it was a European blade that had spent time in Indonesia. Sadly, it had only 3 large holes and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Interested Party
Nothing else. I stand corrected. I have always...

Nothing else. I stand corrected. I have always wanted an old Tula blade. Who knows maybe one day I will cross paths with the right one. Mercenary, thanks for taking the time to answer my questions....
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By Interested Party
Sorry I didn't mean to make the room go quiet;)...

Sorry I didn't mean to make the room go quiet;) It is just a knife I got cheap for a work knife and then saw the distal taper on the tang and the odd wear pattern on the handle. That aroused my...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By Interested Party
SCHROH

I think this knife is within the scope of our forum.
9 7/8" Overall length
5 1/2" Blade
4 3/8" Handle
15/16" Wide at the base of the blade
3/16" Thick above the bolster
A distinct distal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Interested Party
I would agree with "very nice". I am very...

I would agree with "very nice". I am very interested to see Tula still has its chops. I am not sure how similar the construction of these two pieces is though. I found the screws attaching the handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,103
Posted By Interested Party
This is definitely outside of my expertise, but...

This is definitely outside of my expertise, but not my scope of interest. Could both be Shiva or trident related motifs? I think parallel development of related ideas gleaned from neighboring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,377
Posted By Interested Party
I took it to be he was chiming in on Ariel's "is...

I took it to be he was chiming in on Ariel's "is this the correct name?" :shrug: and suggesting there was a possibility of a neighboring influence?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,377
Posted By Interested Party
I have enjoyed the linguistics and the history...

I have enjoyed the linguistics and the history lesson. I hadn't realized the Gurians and the Mengrelian peoples were Laz. So Laz were a Circassian people? Or were the terms interchangeable? Were the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,014
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you. I am glad to see my eyes didn't lie....

Thank you. I am glad to see my eyes didn't lie. It looked like Chinese motifs on an Iranian or Caucasian blade. decorated with Turkish style turquoises, and eared (or is that an optical illusion?)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,014
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting discussion gentlemen. I find cross...

Interesting discussion gentlemen. I find cross cultural influence and exchange of technology, ideas, and genes to be one of the most fascinating subjects ever.

Ren Ren, the Tibetan swords you...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Interested Party
Yes but one would still have to get by the point...

Yes but one would still have to get by the point and there may have been a left hand weapon as well.

I had always assumed the undulations worked like a steak knife for push and draw cuts, as well...
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