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Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The Kaiser would have been in his...

Hi,
The Kaiser would have been in his thirties in the 1890's :confused:
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I suspect you are absolutely...

Hi Jim,
I suspect you are absolutely correct, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some additional info. ...

Hi,
Some additional info.
http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/weapons/index.php/tour-by-region/oceania/asia/arms-and-armour-asia-121/index.html
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This sword belongs to Rick and again as...

Hi,
This sword belongs to Rick and again as far as I can see it is also a backsword.
Rick questioned whether his example be termed a Dhup.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This sword belongs to me and I am as...

Hi,
This sword belongs to me and I am as sure as I can be that it is all original and not a composite. I termed this sword as Sukhela as the blade has the flexibility to conform to the type. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Eftihis and Kubur, ...

Hi Rick, Eftihis and Kubur,
Thanks for the info and extra images it's much appreciated.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Very neat piece, I was...

Hi Rick,
Very neat piece, I was unaware that a blade was sometimes concealed in these. I have attached two photos of some I found the 'plainer' of the two is tagged as Greek the other...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Not necessarily and probably not. Many...

Hi,
Not necessarily and probably not. Many blades of the latter 18thC have fullers that run to the point. I have several with this on both straight and curved blades.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Kubur, Thanks for the info. Re...

Hi Kubur,
Thanks for the info. Re the availability of these. They don't appear to be common where I am but it is possibly different for you. I can only find two more examples with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, An interesting...

Hi Fernando,
An interesting piece. I guess the system was widespread re the functionality and the form varied from place to place.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Oliver, Ottoman military, that's...

Hi Oliver,
Ottoman military, that's a nice surprise. Thanks as always for your help.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Norman McCormick
Persian ? Powder Flask and Ramrod

Hi,
All steel powder flask 7 1/2 inches at the widest and the ramrod at 13 1/2 inches is obviously pistol sized. I've seen these tagged as Persian, Ottoman, Balkan and Indo-Persian and I have no...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I have always found these...

Hi Jim,
I have always found these people to be extremely helpful where they can.
https://www.quatuorcoronati.com
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,576
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Ta very much for the extra...

Hi Guys,
Ta very much for the extra info. I came across this 10yr old post by happenstance and realised that I had not added the info that I had received from the Berne Museum. It was an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,668
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Quill points survived in Infantry...

Hi,
Quill points survived in Infantry swords, e.g. this French quill point 1845/55 pattern infantry sword of mine is dated 1915 and yes I would think this was to give strength to the point. In...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,576
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, For completeness, double A under a crown...

Hi,
For completeness, double A under a crown is the Berne Armoury, Switzerland.
N.C.O.'s briquet sabre C1830.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,668
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Kubur, My reading is that the...

Hi Kubur,
My reading is that the yelman would assist in cutting, attempting to bring forward the centre of percussion, quill point blades were a feature on some European blades to try...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,620
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An example of double hilt fixing on a...

Hi,
An example of double hilt fixing on a Korean sword. The pommel cap is missing but it looks as if it could have been of a similar variety to mine and the sword in the previous post.
Regards,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,620
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An example of similar utility fittings...

Hi,
An example of similar utility fittings on another Korean sword.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some images of a Korean sword found...

Hi,
Some images of a Korean sword found online. The scabbard decoration appears similar to the sword in question.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,039
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, My apologies for not getting back to...

Hi,
My apologies for not getting back to you, I missed this post. The two reasons I have read for what one might think of as throwing spears to be shortened was 1) a bring back souvenir, from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,620
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Peter, Thanks for your insight on...

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your insight on this sword. While searching for images of Korean swords I think I came across the one you had.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I suspect Rick is correct and this is a...

Hi,
I suspect Rick is correct and this is a reworked machete blade. The crowned V.R. could easily be a manufacturers way of giving his goods a stamp of perceived quality rather than a British...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,688
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Dave, Boarders Away by William...

Hi Dave,
Boarders Away by William Gilkerson.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,620
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Also from the above publication. ...

Hi,
Also from the above publication.

'Another method used a cooper pin like the Mekugi just above the sword guard, and a tube inserted into a hole in the handle, to which a tassel was...
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