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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Close up of the 'habaki' and point of a...

Hi,
Close up of the 'habaki' and point of a 19thC Korean Hwando. The tip looks as if it has a slight swell. Obviously a much more upmarket version.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, A modern Korean sword made for martial...

Hi,
A modern Korean sword made for martial arts. Note the offset 'habaki'.

I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that my sword is a distinctly Korean construct and probably has nothing to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Screen shots of the relevant bits, also...

Hi,
Screen shots of the relevant bits, also notice the strip of material in the centre of the grip similar to the 'snakeskin' in the centre of mine. Also notice the 'misalignment' of the notches...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Check out the 'habaki' on the sword at...

Hi,
Check out the 'habaki' on the sword at about 8min 46 sec, it appears to be offset. The 'habaki' on mine closely follows the contour of the blade and certainly looks like it was made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bryce, Maybe there's something...

Hi Bryce,
Maybe there's something but difficult to capture on film. In the YouTube film attached in a subsequent post you will see that the hardened edge the smith scribes on the blade...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I digress....

Hi Jim,
I digress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJS_8kRX_ig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjH4XoY3zJY

My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 06:06 PM
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Views: 346
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Urbanspaceman, ...

Hi Urbanspaceman,
This post should be of some interest http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17145&highlight=1796 A lot of the officers swords tended to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi David, From my searches a very...

Hi David,
From my searches a very Korean thing too. Images I presented taken from this site http://www.swordsofkorea.com
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Another Korean sword with a discernible...

Hi,
Another Korean sword with a discernible 'offset habaki' but with the more common 'rivet' through the hilt which also doubles as a hole for a tassled cord.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, A Korean sword with a pegged hilt also...

Hi,
A Korean sword with a pegged hilt also just discernible is an 'offset habaki'.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
David and Ren Ren, ...

David and Ren Ren,
A valid point.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ariel, The hilt is secured by a...

Hi Ariel,
The hilt is secured by a peg and not a rivet so I guess from your research that rules out a Korean attribution.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bryce, There are distinct signs...

Hi Bryce,
There are distinct signs of opening along the edge of the blade. I hope the photo attached is good enough for you to see what I mean.
My Regards,
Norman.

P.S. There are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Marius, I see what you mean....

Hi Marius,
I see what you mean. The 'habaki' on this blade has been manufactured
to take account of this difference.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 02:31 PM
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Views: 589
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This may be of interest. Do,...

Hi,
This may be of interest.

Do, commonly referred to as a Hwando or "military sword," was a single-edged sword, used as a sidearm for the Korean soldier well into the 19th century. Sometimes...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, I have not come across any...

Hi Mark,
I have not come across any references to camp guards using spontoons/pikes but I see no reason so suppose that they weren't used it that situation. As far as naval connections...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 12:46 PM
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Views: 589
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Marius and Bryce. Thanks for your...

Hi Marius and Bryce.
Thanks for your continued interest. Bryce I'm afraid I have to disagree with the Chinese wall hanger attribution. Although the fittings are obviously cruder than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rich and Philip, ...

Hi Rich and Philip,
Many thanks for your insights. The Korean idea did momentarily cross my mind in my mental search for other societies with similar weaponry to Japan and I...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I think Jim may have picked you up...

Hi,
I think Jim may have picked you up wrongly. I take it you are referring to the P1796 Infantry Officers sword which would be suitable for the cut and thrust and not to the P1796 Light Cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By Norman McCormick
A curious Japanese? sword

Hi,
First of all as I know next to nothing about 'samurai swords' I always stay away from the rarified minefield of Japanese steel but I unintentionally picked up this odd Japanese type sword as...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An account of a spontoon being used in...

Hi,
An account of a spontoon being used in action albeit a later type with the crossbar. https://collections.royalarmouries.org/battle-of-waterloo/arms-and-armour/type/rac-narrative-591.html
...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some illustrations regarding defence...

Hi,
Some illustrations regarding defence against a half pike, halberd, spontoon etc.,
The sword used appears to be a small sword of some description.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Norman McCormick
18thC Spontoons

Hi,
A couple of 18thC spontoons or I should say a spontoon and a halberd minus the axe type head although according to https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-33648.html a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, In general this says to me P1796...

Hi,
In general this says to me P1796 Infantry Officers sword apart from the pommel which would normally be the urn type and the grip which was normally round and wire wrapped. The blade shape,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, It is not easy to pinpoint a time frame...

Hi,
It is not easy to pinpoint a time frame for tribal artefacts as the form did not change much over the years. Your spear may well have the age the seller implies but it could just as well be...
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