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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
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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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
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, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Kmaddock
break was around here I was not able to...

break was around here

I was not able to build up metal right to the edge of blade, serration troughs are approx. 3 mm to give you a scale

I was wondering if I did not point out the repair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Kmaddock
Bifurcated serrated Tulwar repair

Hi
I finished some work on the attached sword.
it is of a type that has been discussed before

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13978&highlight=serrated+tulwar

Looking at the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Kmaddock
Historic armour stolen from Louvre recovered

Hi All,
Nice set of Italian armour recovered after been stolen 40 years ago from The Louvre reported in todays news

https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2021/0304/1200984-france-armour-museum/
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kmaddock
I have made handles from horn and it worked out...

I have made handles from horn and it worked out great

In our local pet food there are all sort if things for Dog chews and one is Bufallo horn !
I never taught I would be purchasing items for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Shayde, In the job lot of items you got a...

Hi Shayde,

In the job lot of items you got a fantastic, in my mind Sossun Pattah, you have up on another post.

So if the other items are corroded beyond normal collector value (like this Item)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely example Elephant hide I believe ...

Lovely example

Elephant hide I believe

Here is a link to my a lot worse to wear one

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26260

Regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks all for considered comments ...

Hi All

Thanks all for considered comments

A few more pictures to hopefully help, looks like an authentic old piece alright

Shaft cut down though with overall length of 1.5 M

wood is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Colin, Here is a free on line book on...

Hi Colin,

Here is a free on line book on Traditional Archery from around the world

http://archery.lv/wp-content/uploads/dokumenti/materiali/Traditional_Archery.pdf

see pg 96 pic 78 looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Norman 3 minutes what took you so long?...

Hi Norman

3 minutes what took you so long?
:)
I wonder does it have much age to it being Chinese it is such a throw of the dice.
Regards

Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Kmaddock
Interesting spear head

Hi,

I was just what's app'ed this picture from a mate
any idea as to what it is?
I am requesting more info size etc.

Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Colin Live auction so no photos as...

Thanks Colin

Live auction so no photos as per forum rules
If it is going cheap I will go for it.
Cheers
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kmaddock
A very nice collection indeed I am looking...

A very nice collection indeed

I am looking at some Spears which at first glance I took to be Zulu but the
tang for the spear head is square rather than round, is this unusual or incorrect?

Due...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Joe. No the handle is not going to be...

Hi Joe.

No the handle is not going to be Wootz
The handle is made of 2 parts sheet steel generally brazed together, I would think the pieces are formed first before brazing.

Be careful, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Kmaddock
شمشیر بکف دیکھ کے حیدر کے پسر کو جبریل لرزتے...

شمشیر بکف دیکھ کے حیدر کے پسر کو
جبریل لرزتے ہیں سمیٹے ہوئے پر کو

“When he saw the son of Hyder armored with sword.
Gabriel shivered pulling together his wings”

Kwiatek thank you so so much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi See this thread ...

Hi

See this thread

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26554

I have no information other than this thread but it definitely has iron bands on the top.

Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks David, Yes I think it is a nice piece...

Thanks David,

Yes I think it is a nice piece too, I am told it came out of a very old high end collection. The item I swapped for it held no interest or value to me so basically it was free,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Kmaddock
Kukuri with tulwar handle and Koftgari blade

Hi

Just picked this up tonight and I think it is special.

blade 500mm long and handle another 120 mm.

Lovely Koftgari with what looks to me as Arabic writing on the blade (according to lady...
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