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Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Philip
Thanks for posting this, it's quite a rara avis. ...

Thanks for posting this, it's quite a rara avis. As Jim has already pointed out, a storta has a broader, somewhat shorter blade with curved edge. In fact, the reference literature sometimes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Philip
Certain elements remind me of what I've seen on a...

Certain elements remind me of what I've seen on a number of Korean swords of the latter Joseon period (18th -19th cent),
1, The style of grip wrapping, sometimes with even wider braid.
2. Simple...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2021, 06:35 AM
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Views: 457
Posted By Philip
"Bashie's" academic training and the bulk of his...

"Bashie's" academic training and the bulk of his published writings were in the natural sciences , fishes in particular. But enough of an expert on armor to have received the rank of major from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,377
Posted By Philip
That might have been true a half-century ago, but...

That might have been true a half-century ago, but in more recent media images I have noted show Tibetan nomads allowed to keep arms for hunting carrying bolt-action Mosin-Nagant M1891s and Mauser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 10:05 PM
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Views: 5,377
Posted By Philip
survival of matchlocks outside of Europe

Here is an example of a matchlock dated 1844 with a Spanish inscription on the lockplate, from a remote area in one of the Spain's former colonies in the Americas. What is notable, besides the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Philip
The pics make me wonder if there were any strips...

The pics make me wonder if there were any strips at all in the recesses. I can't see where the ends of such strips would be secured, since there seems to be no logical points of attachment in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Philip
Hi, Rick I agree that your gun is most...

Hi, Rick

I agree that your gun is most likely rebuilt on a repurposed British / EIC barrel and stock. The remains of a rear sight mortise on the much-corroded barrel surface, and the shaping of...
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By Philip
Did you recite part of Tennyson's poem about that...

Did you recite part of Tennyson's poem about that Crimean encounter? If the officer had any appreciation of literature he would have had to let you go scot-free.

I once killed an oscillating room...
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By Philip
Should we assume that you were the only occupant...

Should we assume that you were the only occupant of the vehicle, and thus not driving and deploying the weapon(s) simultaneously? Easier done on a horse as opposed to in an automobile, at any rate....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
Excellent points in your post, Josh. I'd like...

Excellent points in your post, Josh. I'd like to remark on the one highlighted observation above. Not only the color gives the rayskin away, but the manner in which it is finished is a giveaway as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 07:56 PM
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Views: 17,039
Posted By Philip
[QUOTE=Rick;262771]You'd have to go back in time...

[QUOTE=Rick;262771]You'd have to go back in time to BBQ one Philip; they're extinct and anyway who wants leftovers that old.
The /QUOTE]

I once read somewhere that Russian paleontologists once...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,039
Posted By Philip
Stellar sea cow? Havenít heard about that...

Stellar sea cow? Havenít heard about that before. Do those ribs taste good off the BBQ grill too? I love the dual-use concept.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By Philip
dorsal fuller

Nice bigger-than-normal example of very good quality. Of interest is the thick blade with a fuller or channel cut along the center of the spine itself. Not a common feature, I've noticed it very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
Wink Conservative or Reform?

Conservative or Reform?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Philip
Oh, those ellyfunts should be trumpeting for joy!

Oh, those ellyfunts should be trumpeting for joy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Philip
replaced tangs on Oriental swords

In my decades of experience polishing and restoring swords, I have encountered a good number of older Indian, Ottoman, and Persian saber blades with replaced tangs. Also a few Chinese examples The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,850
Posted By Philip
Nice to have the native terminology for all the...

Nice to have the native terminology for all the components. Interesting that the artist did not show the flint that ought to be in the hammer for a spark to strike off the frizzen. I have often...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By Philip
The grain structure points to maple, which as you...

The grain structure points to maple, which as you say was a common wood for gunstocks in the northeastern part of America into the first half of the 19th cent. Its use on firearms seems to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,305
Posted By Philip
Fantastic. Thanks, Lee, for all your hard work.

Fantastic. Thanks, Lee, for all your hard work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
You're most welcome, Marius! It might be...

You're most welcome, Marius!

It might be useful to remember also that the anti-aristocratic attitude predates Mao, we see it after the 1911 revolution that toppled the monarchy. Just like in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
Ian, after thinking about it more, I also can't...

Ian, after thinking about it more, I also can't help but find his comments to be, as you say, "fuzzy". There seems to be no clear nexus between the jian and Confucian ideology (essentially a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
Context?

Well, the foray into Confucious and the Chinese civil service is quite a stretch, isn't it? What the examination system had to do with the jian and its use isn't exactly clear, but let me think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
Yes indeed. The two posts just previous, by...

Yes indeed. The two posts just previous, by Kubur and Kronckew, aptly point out the hazards of relying on "experts". Relying on Chinese auction "experts" has special shortcomings. The antiques...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,213
Posted By Philip
Having handled, researched, and restored many of...

Having handled, researched, and restored many of these "extreme rarity" swords since the 1970s, I must disagree. It's easy to assume from the tons of crappy fakes floating around that the genuine...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,361
Posted By Philip
Hi, Colin To answer your questions, I pored...

Hi, Colin

To answer your questions, I pored through two references covering the subject:
1. Ewart Oakeshott, European Weapons and Armour from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, chap....
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