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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, sometimes a simple clue can help: what...

Hello,
sometimes a simple clue can help:
what about it's weight ?
Is it heavy-massive ??
Ivory is a massive matter ( old billiard ball were made of )

most of plastic-resin are really lighter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By francantolin
Thank you gentlemen ! One knows ( now.. better...

Thank you gentlemen !
One knows ( now.. better than never )
even ( I think ) the picture who illustrates '' a khanjar'' on wikipedia shows this kind with fake hilt :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By francantolin
Too small the last pictures in medium size... ...

Too small the last pictures in medium size...
Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Don't know but it's an exceptional piece...

Hello,
Don't know but it's an exceptional piece !
congratulations !!
A makara head at the end of the knuckle bow ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By francantolin
yemeni omani khanjar ...

Hello dear members,

I wanted to show you the omani ? khanjar I just bought,
It was really nice with his presentation box and seemed not too recent,
cf the 2 main pictures...
not expensive but...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Really nice item !! I find the...

Hello,

Really nice item !!
I find the pommel strange too but the patina seems genuine,
does the seller sell it as 100% antique guarantee...
depends on how much you paid for...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By francantolin
Hello all, Thank you all for the comments, ...

Hello all,

Thank you all for the comments,

The ''hilt'' shaft seems more recent as discussed ,
it can even come from an old walnut bed leg :D
but, changing for changing,
they should...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By francantolin
NB: On the second and third pictures, the spear...

NB: On the second and third pictures, the spear head is directly set on the walking sword blade and the scabbard for comparison,
not 10cm upper ...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Nothing to compare with a classic...

Hello,
Nothing to compare with a classic walking stick sword ,
you could see on the first pictures that the blade is really large and thick in comparison with the tape measure, more than 2cm...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
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: 9
Views: 1,112
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: 1,860
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: 12
Views: 2,062
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: 1,860
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: 1,860
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: 1,860
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: 1,761
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: 1,761
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: 1,761
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: 4,738
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: 1,744
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: 1,744
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: 1,744
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: 1,744
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: 2,250
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 ?
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