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Forum: European Armoury Today, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Richard G
I don't know, but logic seems to indicate it had...

I don't know, but logic seems to indicate it had to be visible. You wouldn't want to dismantle a sword to find out if it was hall marked or not.
Hall marking of silver in the UK has been ongoing for...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Richard G
If it's English and silver it should be...

If it's English and silver it should be hallmarked. It was (and still is) a legal requirement. Even the 2" blade of a fruit knife would be marked. It is almost impossible for something like this to...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Richard G
I think this is a British 'non-military' sword of...

I think this is a British 'non-military' sword of the type supplied to and used by watchmen, constables, bank guards, prison officers etc. Possibly also customs officers and the merchant navy, altho'...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2021, 12:46 PM
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Views: 1,993
Posted By Richard G
Could 'np' be 'nb', as in 'nota bene'? Regards ...

Could 'np' be 'nb', as in 'nota bene'?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Richard G
I think it is a locally made blade (albeit in a...

I think it is a locally made blade (albeit in a european style). I think the work around the ricasso and what looks like inconsistency in the width of the fuller are too loose to be european,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st June 2021, 09:56 AM
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Views: 1,428
Posted By Richard G
Oh,good. I was a little concerned they wouldn't...

Oh,good. I was a little concerned they wouldn't work as stamps.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2021, 02:13 PM
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Views: 1,428
Posted By Richard G
Have you reversed the photo's? Regards Richard

Have you reversed the photo's?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 02:00 PM
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Views: 4,865
Posted By Richard G
It could be a worn depiction of Pegasus, which...

It could be a worn depiction of Pegasus, which was the trademark of Henry Rogers and Sons Ltd, Wolverhampton and Sheffield.
Apparently it was also a mark used by Unwin and Rodgers who made the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2021, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,722
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Colin, also Khanjar, Francantolin and...

Thank you Colin, also Khanjar, Francantolin and Will,
I have no other photo's, these were taken from an auctionner's web site.
It is surprising how much value knowing what something is, adds to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st May 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By Richard G
What are they?

These were recently sold in the UK for a good price. Described as the steel being 14.5cms long, so quite small.
Anyone know what they are?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By Richard G
A couple of points - The sword, including the...

A couple of points -
The sword, including the hilt, could be British. Most of those we come across are marked 'Mole', but who's to say there aren't any unmarked ones.
Although the EIC was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By Richard G
Sorry, I was being facetious. Richard

Sorry,
I was being facetious.
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By Richard G
National Rifle Association.

National Rifle Association.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,340
Posted By Richard G
This has nothing to do with the physical...

This has nothing to do with the physical practicalities of firing old guns, but here, in the UK, we have a bureaucratic problem. Paraphrasing somewhat -
To own and fire a firearm you will have to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,306
Posted By Richard G
This is not all that helpful, but seems to...

This is not all that helpful, but seems to suggest crocodile skin armours at least existed.
Regards
Richard
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484770347390098508/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 12:40 PM
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Views: 5,306
Posted By Richard G
I've been reading this thread with interest. Who...

I've been reading this thread with interest. Who would have thought it difficult to distinguish between a tribal african artifact and a movie prop?
Anyway, on a purely speculative basis, is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By Richard G
Persians had their own calendar, 'Jalali'. If...

Persians had their own calendar, 'Jalali'.
If this is a Jalali date; 1250 would be 1872.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,314
Posted By Richard G
I find it interesting it has no ramrod because...

I find it interesting it has no ramrod because there would be no time to reload in a melee, and yet there is a lanyard to stop you losing it in said melee.
I think I would have been inclined to dump...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Richard G
The general consensus is these are pike heads,...

The general consensus is these are pike heads, and I'm not going to disagree, but I will explain why I thought there is a possibility they may be shoes.
1, They are square sided; not unknown, but...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Richard G
OK, I'll bite. They look to me as if they could...

OK, I'll bite.
They look to me as if they could be the shoe of a lance or pike, rather than the head.
And I can't see a reason why they shouldn't be old.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,220
Posted By Richard G
'Amal' means 'the work of', or more loosely,...

'Amal' means 'the work of', or more loosely, 'made by'.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,220
Posted By Richard G
It's a makers signature which I can't fully read...

It's a makers signature which I can't fully read (Surprise! Surprise!).
Amal (work of) Sai??
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,968
Posted By Richard G
Possibly Batak? Best wishes Richard

Possibly Batak?
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,493
Posted By Richard G
Not only Benin, think of Akan gold weights and...

Not only Benin, think of Akan gold weights and Bida brassware.
This is obviously lost wax casting, and Nigeria and around would be my guess.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,692
Posted By Richard G
Sorry, my statement was open to...

Sorry, my statement was open to misinterpretation. These swords were most certainly found in the Hadhramaut.
I just wondered how swords of this quality got there -
Were they made there?, and of...
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