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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I digress....

Hi Jim,
I digress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJS_8kRX_ig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjH4XoY3zJY

My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:06 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Urbanspaceman, ...

Hi Urbanspaceman,
This post should be of some interest http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17145&highlight=1796 A lot of the officers swords tended to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi David, From my searches a very...

Hi David,
From my searches a very Korean thing too. Images I presented taken from this site http://www.swordsofkorea.com
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Another Korean sword with a discernible...

Hi,
Another Korean sword with a discernible 'offset habaki' but with the more common 'rivet' through the hilt which also doubles as a hole for a tassled cord.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, A Korean sword with a pegged hilt also...

Hi,
A Korean sword with a pegged hilt also just discernible is an 'offset habaki'.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Norman McCormick
David and Ren Ren, ...

David and Ren Ren,
A valid point.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ariel, The hilt is secured by a...

Hi Ariel,
The hilt is secured by a peg and not a rivet so I guess from your research that rules out a Korean attribution.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bryce, There are distinct signs...

Hi Bryce,
There are distinct signs of opening along the edge of the blade. I hope the photo attached is good enough for you to see what I mean.
My Regards,
Norman.

P.S. There are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Marius, I see what you mean....

Hi Marius,
I see what you mean. The 'habaki' on this blade has been manufactured
to take account of this difference.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This may be of interest. Do,...

Hi,
This may be of interest.

Do, commonly referred to as a Hwando or "military sword," was a single-edged sword, used as a sidearm for the Korean soldier well into the 19th century. Sometimes...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, I have not come across any...

Hi Mark,
I have not come across any references to camp guards using spontoons/pikes but I see no reason so suppose that they weren't used it that situation. As far as naval connections...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Marius and Bryce. Thanks for your...

Hi Marius and Bryce.
Thanks for your continued interest. Bryce I'm afraid I have to disagree with the Chinese wall hanger attribution. Although the fittings are obviously cruder than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rich and Philip, ...

Hi Rich and Philip,
Many thanks for your insights. The Korean idea did momentarily cross my mind in my mental search for other societies with similar weaponry to Japan and I...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 298
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I think Jim may have picked you up...

Hi,
I think Jim may have picked you up wrongly. I take it you are referring to the P1796 Infantry Officers sword which would be suitable for the cut and thrust and not to the P1796 Light Cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Norman McCormick
A curious Japanese? sword

Hi,
First of all as I know next to nothing about 'samurai swords' I always stay away from the rarified minefield of Japanese steel but I unintentionally picked up this odd Japanese type sword as...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An account of a spontoon being used in...

Hi,
An account of a spontoon being used in action albeit a later type with the crossbar. https://collections.royalarmouries.org/battle-of-waterloo/arms-and-armour/type/rac-narrative-591.html
...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some illustrations regarding defence...

Hi,
Some illustrations regarding defence against a half pike, halberd, spontoon etc.,
The sword used appears to be a small sword of some description.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Norman McCormick
18thC Spontoons

Hi,
A couple of 18thC spontoons or I should say a spontoon and a halberd minus the axe type head although according to https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-33648.html a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 754
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, In general this says to me P1796...

Hi,
In general this says to me P1796 Infantry Officers sword apart from the pommel which would normally be the urn type and the grip which was normally round and wire wrapped. The blade shape,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, It is not easy to pinpoint a time frame...

Hi,
It is not easy to pinpoint a time frame for tribal artefacts as the form did not change much over the years. Your spear may well have the age the seller implies but it could just as well be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, Thanks for your comments,...

Hi Colin,
Thanks for your comments, I'm pretty pleased with these and I suspect most if not all are 19thC. Thanks again.
My Regards.
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This thread will give you a good idea of...

Hi,
This thread will give you a good idea of the different spears used by the Zulu http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2807&highlight=iklwa
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I agree with the above from Helleri. In...

Hi,
I agree with the above from Helleri. In the spears I have shown it is quite obvious which are dedicated 'pokers' and 'chuckers' although I guess this could be interchangeable as required. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here are some Zulu or associated tribal...

Hi,
Here are some Zulu or associated tribal spears of mine. The three between the dished knobkerrie and the loin covering are the obvious stabbing variety. The two on the right hand side are the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here is a hanger of mine, the so called...

Hi,
Here is a hanger of mine, the so called 1742 Pattern, minus the the boat shell guard which I believe was a contemporary alteration. As you can see it has the 'running fox' mark without the H....
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