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Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 02:16 PM
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Posted By David R
Etched blade

The etched blade.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 02:14 PM
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Posted By David R
Faca de ponte or just a souvenir of Brazil??

Another bought online dagger or knife. I much prefer to buy of a table at a fair or market, but circumstances and boredom have driven me to go online, with mixed results!
The pictures were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By David R
...Also, visible differences between the kitchen...

...Also, visible differences between the kitchen knife and the weapon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By David R
Kipling for the win, the man was there, in those...

Kipling for the win, the man was there, in those days, and had sympathy for all involved in those events.
There are worse references for those days of the Great Game.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By David R
Thank you both for your comments, I feel somewhat...

Thank you both for your comments, I feel somewhat happier about the item now, I think shipping and tax pushed the cost over the line in the end.... Partly because these only appeared at the end of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,294
Posted By David R
I wonder to what extent we are being led astray...

I wonder to what extent we are being led astray by perceived similarities, possibly due to a common origin, and possibly due to convergent evolution.... I am thinking of the stacked grips, which do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By David R
Arrived today and I am a bit conflicted. Hilt and...

Arrived today and I am a bit conflicted. Hilt and scabbard nicely made with skill, and the blade a bit crude, filed up from sheet and blunt. Overall smaller than I expected. One of those that exists...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 11:48 AM
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Views: 1,294
Posted By David R
I would not make any judgements based on a...

I would not make any judgements based on a scabbard, dealers have a habit of mix and match.

I was once offered a really nice small Dha, in a steel bayonet scabbard, and I asked if he had the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By David R
Nice example, the one I have has a cardboard core...

Nice example, the one I have has a cardboard core to the scabbard, which is common from the 1960's onwards I am told. I think the silver on the hilt is original.
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By David R
Many thanks for this. Very much a "live "...

Many thanks for this. Very much a "live " subject.
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By David R
I just realised, not all the pictures uploaded.

I just realised, not all the pictures uploaded.
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2022, 08:24 PM
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Views: 511
Posted By David R
European dagger 19th or 20th century

A bit of a borderline example here. The vendor reckons on 1920's I think anytime from 1900 to 1950. I do wonder just when did these things stop being made? The sheath is "associated" but has some age...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By David R
I have just remembered that I have a couple of...

I have just remembered that I have a couple of examples of the sewing style in my collection, one of them for the scabbard of a Yataghan, and the other a late period Turkish Kilij.

Looking at...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By David R
Fingers crossed!... And a decent prize if it's...

Fingers crossed!... And a decent prize if it's "just" a French 18th C piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By David R
New piece

I have just "won" this, I am thinking Marsh Arab, Iraq. Thoughts and comments welcome.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By David R
A common Muslim tradition??

A common Muslim tradition??
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By David R
It looks a LOT like one of the American War of...

It looks a LOT like one of the American War of Independence blacksmith made sabres, they carried on into the 19th C. as militia swords.
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By David R
Eagle and snake is a classic Mexican motif, so I...

Eagle and snake is a classic Mexican motif, so I would suggest Mexico as origin.
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By David R
Yes there is damage, some of the "inlay" has...

Yes there is damage, some of the "inlay" has fallen off, on the other hand it has its scabbard and the price was attractive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By David R
One of my first swords was one of these, covered...

One of my first swords was one of these, covered in Thuluth, cast brass guard and a bare wood replacement grip. It had a good springy blade, possibly trade. multiple fullers and a distal taper, also...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By David R
Albacete dagger arrived today.

A nice surprise waiting at home when I got back this evening. Most are the dealers pics except the two in my hand.
With what looks to be the original scabbard. I thought this was card, covered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By David R
It looks like a lashing point to me.

It looks like a lashing point to me.
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,082
Posted By David R
M1861 Austrian officers sabre.

I saw the odd one or two of these turning up at the fairs from a few years ago. Considering how solid and nice most Austrian swords are, these are really quite a contrast. Very cheap looking and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th November 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,514
Posted By David R
I would say that this is a classic for NMB....

I would say that this is a classic for NMB. https://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/15-translation-assistance/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By David R
It looks righteous, the WW2 ones were often made...

It looks righteous, the WW2 ones were often made out of old rail track, ripped up in front of the advancing Japanese. I look forward to developments.
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