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Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Lovely item in condition I prefer my items...

Hi
Lovely item in condition I prefer my items to be
Can you post a picture of the peening so we can see if handle replaced recently
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kmaddock
If I use my imagination I can see a man with a V...

If I use my imagination I can see a man with a V neck cloak with hands clasped in front praying?

no legs like a Casper the ghost character

Regards

Ken
PS a very nice piece indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Kmaddock
Looks good to me and has some definite age going...

Looks good to me and has some definite age going on the 3 mounting holes

To get information on Japanese Items I always go to this site,


https://www.militaria.co.za/

I would recommend you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Tim, It will be interesting to see if...

Thanks Tim,

It will be interesting to see if the handle is removeable and if there are any markings on the tang, I probably don't want to find out it is 15th century blade as it looks in terrible...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Kmaddock
Re purposed Japanese Sword in Ethnic dress.

Hi all


I have the following coming to me in a few weeks.

looks to be a re purposed Japanese sword probably a Wakizashi

I think I see a Sepoa and a Habaki in the close up of the handle,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you Tim Do you think they have much age...

Thank you Tim
Do you think they have much age to them and are they tourist pieces or genuine items
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th September 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,904
Posted By Kmaddock
Hard to see how it is a secret membership when...

Hard to see how it is a secret membership when you are displaying your membership so openly though

Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kmaddock
Fishing spears from where W africa?

Hi,

I saw these in an antique shop over the weekend and took some quick, poor pictures on my phone.

Has anyone any idea as the where these may be from

looking at the decoration on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ramba, Pick up arranged for next week so...

Thanks Ramba,
Pick up arranged for next week so I should see how much is dirt and how much is corrosion then.
Thanks for your approx. dates another forumite sent me a PM with a similar period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Kmaddock
Another Club I just aquired and kukuri

Hi All,

My club collection is coming along (never intended collecting these to be honest, but you know how it is)

Just won this at auction
Any idea as to where it might be from?
I will...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kmaddock
Amazing bit of work to manufacture this delicate...

Amazing bit of work to manufacture this delicate apparatus
Thanks for showing
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you both Would you have any idea as to...

Thank you both
Would you have any idea as to possible age but I realise there is nothing to go on.
Also are these clubs also called Knobkerries
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By Kmaddock
Knobkerrie but not sure of from where

Hi
Just picked this up.

Not Zulu as the head tapers on to the handle gently as opposed to where the shaft is squared off to the head on Zulu examples

long at 32 inch and the ball is only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi I know nothing on Bows but I have always...

Hi
I know nothing on Bows but I have always found this free on line book steers me in the right direction re Bows and at least informs me as to what I might have.
Regards
ken
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Kmaddock
Very similar to a Beja shield but no...

Very similar to a Beja shield

but no semi-circular cut outs on the rim as per my example

Nice item though

Regards,

ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you both for comments I will have it in a...

Thank you both for comments
I will have it in a week or so depending on courier.
I have no Bird experts in my circle so I don't think that is going to help guestimate origin, I was wondering with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By Kmaddock
Just purchased the attached old flintlock conversion

Hi All
Been a quiet few months purchasing and just changed jobs so all that entails has taken its toll on the hobby.

Bought this over the weekend, will not pick up till end of week but what do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kmaddock
Is this a guessing game? ;-) Item one a katar...

Is this a guessing game? ;-)
Item one a katar with Mail piercing tip
Item 2 I don't know a handle on a wooden object as there seems to be a pin going across the inside and some wooden remnants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Ian Thanks for the possible ID, I should...

Hi Ian
Thanks for the possible ID, I should have them early next week and will report in.
Seller found them in an old tool chest from a house clearance. Unfortunately he cleaned them but Postage of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By Kmaddock
Unusual Kukuri like items

Hi All,

unusual ones here, 12 inch blades and 4 inch handle, sharp on inside of curve

Over cleaned to be certain but cheap, I will not have in my hand for a while but has anyone any idea of...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely Item, well done. I would leave as is...

Lovely Item, well done.
I would leave as is personally.

I can and do repair items http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26784 but for this I would see no point as I would not want to...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th March 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By Kmaddock
Poster off to a new home Keep well Ken

Poster off to a new home
Keep well
Ken
Forum: Swap Forum 18th March 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By Kmaddock
Armourers Reference poster for British 1900's swords

Hi,

This is an original Armourers Poster from 1920's for British swords and bayonets of the period.

I was given 2 so you can have this one for free, good condition with no creased, would frame...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks for comments. I used a ...

Hi All
Thanks for comments.

I used a Dillon MK II Oxy acetylene blow torch which has a lot of different nozzle sizes so you can really small Jet, nearly as small as a pencil nib for the jet of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By Kmaddock
Picture before I started, found it on my phone...

Picture before I started, found it on my phone message from when the seller offered me the some items.

I am very sorry I did not document the process but I did not think it was going to work out...
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