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Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 09:28 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank's a lot Kronckew for your...

Hello,

Thank's a lot Kronckew for your message and informations,

looking for poll axe top spike,
I found in the polearms category the ahlspiess ( a spike-spear )
used in germany, really...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By francantolin
old wild boar spear-large ''walking'' stick...

Hello dear members,

For comment and for share,
I wanted to show you this one,
I bought this item this morning at flea market,
a strange item, I could not resist to buy it !...

seems like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By francantolin
Hello all, I too think, like Miguel and...

Hello all,

I too think, like Miguel and Kubur that the Congolese-central Africa origin is the most convincing hypothesis,

Maybe from the Kuba people, I found these two large swords
moreless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By francantolin
Very nice swords ! I'd like to have one like...

Very nice swords !
I'd like to have one like that !

Really impressive, seems to be a pretty long piece,
more than one meter / 40 inches long ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your comments ! ...

Hello,
Thank you all for your comments !

Near the tip, it seems to be hammered copper brass nails ( on both side of the blade )
or maybe melted metal ( maybe gold :D :rolleyes:)

I inserted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for your message, I don't...

Hello,
Thank you for your message,

I don't know if the hilt is made with an hippo teeth,
but likely , the hilt shape stay cylindrical, not conical at all...

could this item be called ''...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By francantolin
Huge african ritual? sword

Hello dear members,

I just came back from holidays,
I took with me these two items,

an old north african whip with bone handle
and a XXL african sword,
really large and heavy, 70cm long
I...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for you message and the link, ...

Hello,
Thank you for you message and the link,
Exactly the same dagger, ...!?...
have you got too the same ''Lys'' mark on the basis of the blade ?
Or maybe you sold it recently ( to me ;) )
...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By francantolin
Hello Battara, thank's a lot for your message, ...

Hello Battara,
thank's a lot for your message,
( and no PM for me :) )
I can't see a lot between the hilt and the base of the blade,
I put pictures, maybe it helps.

On the basis of the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By francantolin
medieval style stiletto

Hello dear members,

I got this dagger, 39cm long
too shiny-nice for being really a medieval piece,
there is a mark on the blade, maybe a Fleur de Lys.

The wooden hilt and the iron guard are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,374
Posted By francantolin
I often used ''gentle'' acids like regular coke...

I often used ''gentle'' acids like regular coke for remove rust and keep a nice patina , the koftgari isn't damaged.
a solution with diluted ferric chlorid works too.
vinegar is ok but, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By francantolin
Again Thank's a lot Kwiatek !! I found this...

Again Thank's a lot Kwiatek !!

I found this indian tray on internet dated 19th century

with the same signature,
Hadji Aziz al-Din and Hadji Ilyas Shah,

two respectable/Hadj persons /...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By francantolin
Result is hopefully good but the recipe not so...

Result is hopefully good but the recipe not so impressive:

I use a brown world famous sparkling-bubbled brown soft drink ,

with phosphoric acid...
for remove rust it's perfect and it's not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By francantolin
So definitely not Persian ;) !! Than's a lot...

So definitely not Persian ;) !!
Than's a lot for the translation Kwiatek !!!!!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for you comment !! Yes...

Hello,
Thank you all for you comment !!
Yes David, really nice decorated wall with interesting items !!
( but the paperwall...:rolleyes: :) without offending !!)

is the recent dating and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By francantolin
Congratulations for your kaskara, A...

Congratulations for your kaskara,

A beautiful impressive sword !

as said, the blade is old and of really good quality !
It seems european , any stamp/engraving ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By francantolin
persian ? sipar shield

Hello dear members,

I got this steel shield and wanted to share it with you,
not too large, 31cm / 12,2 inches in diameter.

I think it comes from persia-Iran more than India
a 19th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By francantolin
Shazaam :) Thank you !!!

Shazaam :)
Thank you !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,073
Posted By francantolin
On the pictures, I thought the scabbard was made...

On the pictures, I thought the scabbard was made of steel,

like this one, with a ''double blade''
here a decorative kard with hidden blade,
too fancy and a little toy-like but the damas seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By francantolin
...

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello, Thank you and welcome to the forum !! ...

Hello,
Thank you and welcome to the forum !!
Yes it can be indeed a chechen origin, etched-engraved decorations on the blade and arabian script can match,

I found this kinjal on internet, with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello Kwiatek, Thank you for time and help !! ...

Hello Kwiatek,
Thank you for time and help !!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,073
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Amazing piece !!! I Love it !:) Is the scabbard...

Amazing piece !!! I Love it !:)
Is the scabbard made of wootz ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By francantolin
Hello all, Glad if Kwiatek can help !! :) ...

Hello all,
Glad if Kwiatek can help !! :)

I post other picture about what I found in my internet ''hunt'' for pulwars with similar hilt and scabbard,
found two,
I think, 18th century is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By francantolin
? :confused: Quite the contrary, it's a...

? :confused:

Quite the contrary, it's a really light picture ! :)
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