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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:14 AM
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Smile Who Knows For Sure??

This sword is purported to be in the collection of the Pilgrim Hall Museum in downtown Plymouth. I'm sure if it was in a family's posession it would likely have had new furniture added as the times...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Rick
Those blank spots on the blade are curious....

Those blank spots on the blade are curious. :confused:
Usually I see this pooled, or bullseye pattern used in contemporary work, but this isn't contemporary I think.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st May 2021, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Rick
A fancy steel for striking flint perhaps?

A fancy steel for striking flint perhaps?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Rick
Smile Welcome aboard! The hilt is bone. There's a...

Welcome aboard!

The hilt is bone. There's a lot to be learned about these thuluth blades here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26896
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Rick
Imagine if you had to watch it in a language...

Imagine if you had to watch it in a language censored edition. There would be more bleeps than words. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th April 2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rick
I expect that this post is just a rehash of...

I expect that this post is just a rehash of Fernando's above. :o
From a bit of research I have found that nondescript foriegn coins in that age that were made from gold or silver were valued by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2021, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Rick
Possibly shellac; it comes from India /S.E.Asia. ...

Possibly shellac; it comes from India /S.E.Asia.
Possibly Tung oil; it also is from the same area.
Looking at your first handle it appears to me that it was dull from age rather than dirt. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2021, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Rick
Does the wood already have a finish on it? A...

Does the wood already have a finish on it?
A picture of the piece you want to work on would be helpful.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Rick
Wink There should always be room here for a bit of...

There should always be room here for a bit of humor Richard. :)

420 ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Rick
A picture of the entire sword please.

A picture of the entire sword please.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th April 2021, 03:15 AM
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Posted By Rick
A Remembrance of Coinage

A friend of mine used to be the resident Mason on the PBS This Old House television show; he was my neighbor in Eastham and an avid bottle digger/relic hunter; back in the day many of us were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Rick
Thumbs up I think it's a charming piece Montino It lacks...

I think it's a charming piece Montino It lacks the widening at the base of the blade but I still think it's Moro.
Between wars 1 and 2 maybe for vintage?
I don't know if it was made as a souvenir,...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rick
Smile Thanks for the pictures Corrado; and for your...

Thanks for the pictures Corrado; and for your input both Fernandos . :)
The pictures raises another question for me; and maybe it's a stupid one, but here goes.
Looking at the pictures of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 10:36 PM
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Views: 1,165
Posted By Rick
Smile I'm a patient man Fernando; take your time and...

I'm a patient man Fernando; take your time and many thanks for the help. :)
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Rick
Red face I'm trying guys. :o :confused: I found this...

I'm trying guys. :o :confused:

I found this description:
"This c. 1780 flintlock pistol has three barrels numbered 1-3 that can be fired individually by rotating the pan using the switch on the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rick
What was the procedure for firing these pistols?...

What was the procedure for firing these pistols? Did they fire all 3 barrels at once; or was there some way to fire one barrel at a time? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th April 2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rick
Smile I have wondered how the Innkeepers of our coastal...

I have wondered how the Innkeepers of our coastal taverns figured sums with so many different coins from all over the world passing through their cashbox.
Who set the value of silver and gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th April 2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rick
Cool Yo Ho

Remember that the Indian Ocean was a favorite hunting ground of many pirates including the memorable Captain Kidd (see attached) and the pirate Thomas Tew among others.
One thing that they seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Rick
Here's another completed auction, shallow fuller...

Here's another completed auction, shallow fuller philips head screws looks like a match.
https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/332941900/_Milsco_marked_Naval_Klewang_Cutlass_Sword_fantastic_condition.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Rick
I wonder if it is indeed a fake; the philips head...

I wonder if it is indeed a fake; the philips head screws are a jarring departure as is the almost home made looking guard. The fuller is as you say, very very shallow.
Aren't these swords climbing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rick
Necessity is the mother of invention. ...

Necessity is the mother of invention.
Revolutionary forces I'm thinking Fernando.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rick
Yes, they do, but you never know for sure. :shrug:

Yes, they do, but you never know for sure. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rick
Cool Better pictures always help. :) From the...

Better pictures always help. :)
From the appearance of the blocks they are mounted on they could have been mortised into a larger block that was on an axle with a wagon type tongue attached, wheels...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rick
Cool It occurred to me that the short one could have...

It occurred to me that the short one could have been used as a man trap; but then I considered the loss of such a weapon to it's owners and I discarded that idea.
I would guess that both are center...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rick
The wood mountings make absolutely no sense to...

The wood mountings make absolutely no sense to me; they cannot be elevated or depressed. Might they be for display or perhaps they were fitted to some sort of carriage and those were removed to...
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