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Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2020, 03:02 AM
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Posted By machinist
I have an example of what I was told is a Polish...

I have an example of what I was told is a Polish Hussars lance. Hopefully it is not a later fake, weapons almost entirely of wood do not inspire confidence. It is a bit over thirteen feet (4 meters)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,903
Posted By machinist
I picked up a couple that belong in this thread,...

I picked up a couple that belong in this thread, One cassowary and one from a person. I know little about these cultures so if anyone has any opinions about the engraving styles and their origin...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 05:03 PM
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Views: 1,966
Posted By machinist
An "interesting" braided cosh

I have long been interested in those weapons that go thump in the night and have a modest collection of coshes and knuckles. I made a bay purchase a couple months ago of a braided cosh often...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,851
Posted By machinist
As for the spike on the back I have thought a...

As for the spike on the back I have thought a reason may be to have a two man team working together, one capturing the branch in the space between his spike and blade so as to steady it and the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,532
Posted By machinist
I have always been partial to the rattlesnake...

I have always been partial to the rattlesnake idea, many of these knives had a pommel that is composed of a series of globes that kind of/sort of resemble the tail of the rattlesnake and some do have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,960
Posted By machinist
It does not look Japanese to me. While it does...

It does not look Japanese to me. While it does have some Japanese characteristics like the habaki the straightness of it and the geometry of the blade look like it may have been made in imitation of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,452
Posted By machinist
Are the edges of the outer prongs sharp? it...

Are the edges of the outer prongs sharp? it reminds me of a tool I used to cut holes, by spinning the tool, in gaskets.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,284
Posted By machinist
There is the "sword of the turtle people" from...

There is the "sword of the turtle people" from British Columbia.
A kastane that apparently was brought over by the Spanish.
...
Forum: European Armoury 30th March 2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,203
Posted By machinist
Thanks Lee, I occasionally run across excavated...

Thanks Lee, I occasionally run across excavated pieces on other sites and think I should post more of them here. Unfortunately many articles are lacking in good pictures but this one stood out well.
Forum: European Armoury 30th March 2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,203
Posted By machinist
ancient English bronze axe

A very old and complete axe.
more info about its dig here

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35280290

https://www.facebook.com/751584871618868/posts/1121134271330591
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,059
Posted By machinist
A very beautiful knife, the Spanish influence of...

A very beautiful knife, the Spanish influence of the hilt seems strongly Canarian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,660
Posted By machinist
I have noticed the sword at the top of the page...

I have noticed the sword at the top of the page has changed recently, perhaps hackers are responsible. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st March 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,099
Posted By machinist
After a little talk with my brother I had planned...

After a little talk with my brother I had planned to take pics and add notes as to what they are and might be worth and how best to dispose of each piece, some might do well on Ebay but others would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,587
Posted By machinist
warrior armour made of reindeer antlers found on the Arctic Circle

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0294-2000-year-old-warrior-armour-made-of-reindeer-antlers-found-on-the-arctic-circle/
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,883
Posted By machinist
Here is a fellow with a similar knife. The...

Here is a fellow with a similar knife. The worn-in-front style seems dangerous to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,944
Posted By machinist
David, I used google reverse image search. After...

David, I used google reverse image search. After reading Ian's comment I really thought the pic had a "painted" look to it and we might just be looking at a skillfully created picture, perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,944
Posted By machinist
Found it...

Found it http://astalo.deviantart.com/art/My-precious-281649270 An artist on Deviant Art made it for himself supposedly. Ians comment made me curious and I was sure he was right and we were all...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th February 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,783
Posted By machinist
Thanks for the information Detlef :)

Thanks for the information Detlef :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th February 2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,783
Posted By machinist
I thought I would add my taji box here. It is two...

I thought I would add my taji box here. It is two sided, opening front and back with space for twelve knives of which I have ten. I know nothing about that part of the world so any info about it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,944
Posted By machinist
This struck me also, looking at some features,...

This struck me also, looking at some features, especially in the construction of the scabbard I think that this being made by one of the modern Caucasus swordsmiths whose lovely work is often passed...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,666
Posted By machinist
I do not have anything specific to the battle, I...

I do not have anything specific to the battle, I do have a picture that is supposed to be from the museum of the battlefields state park but I believe they are two Mexican swords of the second half...
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,461
Posted By machinist
Well that was informative, thanks to both of you...

Well that was informative, thanks to both of you Fernando, and Fernando K! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,376
Posted By machinist
I know nothing of keris but that is a lovely and...

I know nothing of keris but that is a lovely and artistic piece.
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,461
Posted By machinist
I really enjoy Peninsular Miquelets and want to...

I really enjoy Peninsular Miquelets and want to learn as much as I can about them, what is the meaning of "all three fashions" applied to the lock in this case?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,368
Posted By machinist
Thanks for posting these, they look like you...

Thanks for posting these, they look like you could take them down and shoot them with no problems.
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