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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2022, 05:40 AM
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Posted By shayde78
Mac! Once again, you're spot-on. I was scrolling...

Mac! Once again, you're spot-on. I was scrolling through the images and was thinking, this looks like that curious little knife I rescued. You saved me the trouble of digging up my old thread :D
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By shayde78
Same from me to everyone that is part of this...

Same from me to everyone that is part of this forum. Wishing you each Happiness & Health throughout the New Year.
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By shayde78
Ah! Quite right! My mistake :)

Ah! Quite right!
My mistake :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd December 2021, 03:26 AM
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Views: 1,030
Posted By shayde78
I forgot to link to the article:...

I forgot to link to the article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/dec/17/extraordinary-restoration-of-roman-rock-crystal-jar-from-galloway-hoard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By shayde78
Your question called to mind a recent publication...

Your question called to mind a recent publication of an ancient artifact that has been restored that suggests the 'Turks Head' design has existed for a long time. I'm not sure when it was first...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd December 2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By shayde78
Ancient example of "Turks Head" wire work

I was hoping to get some opinions - the bottle pictured below was discovered in a field in 2014 in Western Scotland. It is believed to have been buried in 900CE, but to be from around 300CE, likely...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By shayde78
I've always liked these. Simple, no-nonsense,...

I've always liked these. Simple, no-nonsense, pragmatic. A soldier's tool that serves its function without overwrought embellishments. The provenance you provided is especially appreciated. Thank you...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By shayde78
Tiari, I believe Elmereya was referencing...

Tiari,

I believe Elmereya was referencing the 'ribbon-like' feature of the basket guard, as per the blue 'ribbon' drawn in the middle of the four example pictures. I never picked up on the fact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By shayde78
Was your Pata blade flexible (as many, but not...

Was your Pata blade flexible (as many, but not all, are)? Or, was it rigid, like the one on this kaskara?
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By shayde78
Reminds me of some of Jim's stories about driving...

Reminds me of some of Jim's stories about driving with pole arms in small vehicles!
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By shayde78
Hi Fernando- thanks for weighing in! I'm glad you...

Hi Fernando- thanks for weighing in! I'm glad you like to material I posted.

To answer your question; Yes, the edges are sharp, with that persistent edge I noted on my authentic Pappenheim. No...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By shayde78
Including the figures/pictures from the article...

Including the figures/pictures from the article (as not everyone will access the PDF). Those who have seen some of my other posts will know that I appreciate the author's use of period artwork to...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for that information, Jasper! I've been...

Thanks for that information, Jasper!
I've been doing some digging, trying to find out if the date of 1808 has any significance to the region. All I could find is that Saxony allied with Napoleon in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By shayde78
Halberd head questions (inscription/date/mark)

Hello everyone - I hope you're doing well!

I recently acquired the halberd head pictured below. I am using the seller's photos (as a quick glance at any of my past threads will demonstrate the...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By shayde78
Hey drac! Now I know who bids against me on...

Hey drac!

Now I know who bids against me on that site! I had been intrigued by this lot, too, as the items were so disparate in origin and seemingly came from an estate with some high-end...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,613
Posted By shayde78
So...this is now the third one of these I have...

So...this is now the third one of these I have seen. The first one I saw, I bought and posted here (http://http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23014&highlight=Stiletto)

...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,425
Posted By shayde78
JeffS, I see your location listed as...

JeffS,
I see your location listed as 'Singapore'. You mention this painting was found in your sister's basement. Was it found in Singapore? If so, what were the circumstances that would bring a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,483
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Battara and Kabur! Ill be sure to...

Thank you, Battara and Kabur! Ill be sure to reach out to Kiwatek.
Thanks again,
-Rob
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,483
Posted By shayde78
Any help with translating this inscription? I...

Any help with translating this inscription? I never got feedback from anyone on this site about this, and am uncertain if the initial translation suggested to me holds true.
Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,057
Posted By shayde78
Interesting little knife (Tibetan? African?)

Hi all,

I recently acquired this piece. I was surprised at the small size when it arrived (I've included pictures to provide some scale). The 'pommel' suggests typical Tibetan motifs, but isn't...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,918
Posted By shayde78
Is it possible the color was simply a result of...

Is it possible the color was simply a result of using red lead to paint the surfaces? A good coating of red lead on the timbers of the gun deck could have rendered them more fire retardant....
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,290
Posted By shayde78
I was wondering what caused this thread to be...

I was wondering what caused this thread to be resurrected - nice to hear you've held onto this sword, and that it has a place in the tradition of your family :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th April 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,230
Posted By shayde78
https://www.livescience.com/pirate-henry-every-tre...

https://www.livescience.com/pirate-henry-every-treasure-coins-discovered.html

Stumbled across this article and thought it sounded familiar, having read this thread. Thought I'd park it here as an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,788
Posted By shayde78
I was reading this thread...

I was reading this thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26739) and in post #2, Philip states that Indian blades with multiple narrow fullers are associated with the 18th and 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,042
Posted By shayde78
Thumbs up For what it is worth, I wanted to commend you...

For what it is worth, I wanted to commend you both for taking the time to 1) address a perceived insult (not always easy to do), 2) respond to the person who felt they were being disrespected (also...
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