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Forum: Swap Forum 24th December 2021, 06:36 PM
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Posted By RSWORD
Moro Swords among other things

I just added about 20 items to the site:

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

including a couple of Moro items, middle eastern, asian, tribal and a few other odds and ends.

Also, keep in mind I'm...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you AHorsa. I suspected as much but the...

Thank you AHorsa. I suspected as much but the details in the swept hilt was above average for Victorian period "historismus" example so thought it would be interesting to get some opinions. What...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By RSWORD
Here are some additional pictures to help form an...

Here are some additional pictures to help form an opinion. Thanks.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By RSWORD
Looking for opinions on age and country of origin on rapier

Hello. Looking for some thoughts on the age and country of origin on this rapier. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you very much Kwiatek. Very much...

Thank you very much Kwiatek. Very much appreciated. I'll see if I can make better pictures.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th November 2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By RSWORD
Persian Qajar yataghan sword with wootz blade

New item added to the site. Please check it out at

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

Thanks,

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By RSWORD
Bumping in the hopes someone can assist with the...

Bumping in the hopes someone can assist with the translation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the information Ed. Hopefully someone...

Thanks for the information Ed. Hopefully someone will be able to translate the script to see if it supports a Funj connection and to verify my reading of the date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By RSWORD
Here is the inscription. Thanks for having a...

Here is the inscription. Thanks for having a look and trying to translate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By RSWORD
Translation Assistance with African Kaskara Sword

Seeking translation assistance for this nice African Kaskara sword. A couple of interesting features. The first is that it has snake motif on one side of the blade done in gold koftgari. The...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 721
Posted By RSWORD
New Website

I have bought from, sold to and traded with a ton of people on this forum over the years. I have had several people reach out to me mentioning they haven't seen me selling on eBay in awhile. For a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By RSWORD
Understood. Would you mind posting a few close...

Understood. Would you mind posting a few close up pictures of the pattern? I'm most interested in the central portion of the blade. There appears to be two parallel lines running from the forte...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By RSWORD
The lamination in the blade looks interesting. ...

The lamination in the blade looks interesting. Worthy of an etch to bring out the pattern.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By RSWORD
The other trousse has sold as well. Thank you.

The other trousse has sold as well. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 989
Posted By RSWORD
Nice Yakoma knife for sale

Yakoma knife. Measures 14" in total length. Handle is tightly bound with brass bands. I like the thick cylindrical section below the handle before the blade shape takes place. Nice and elegant piece....
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By RSWORD
Yoruba blade

Yoruba brass blade. Very nice decorations to the one side. No handle. Measures 18" in a straight line. Blade is 3 1/2" wide at tang and 5 1/2" wide from tip to point straight below.

Providing...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By RSWORD
Ngombe Sword for sale

Ngombe sword. Measures 24 1/2" in total length. The tri-pommel of the grip has brass tacks all over. Grip is bound in iron bands. Blade has some decorations. Nice patina.

Providing better pictures...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By RSWORD
Massive Tetela Sword

Massive Tetela currency sword. About the biggest I have seen. Massive iron pommel. Measures 28 1/2" in total length. Pictured next to the Ngombe sword to give a sense of its hugeness.

Better...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By RSWORD
The pictures are very small. I am adding better...

The pictures are very small. I am adding better pictures. Also, price drop to $500 plus shipping. Please e-mail with any questions.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,401
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks everyone for the information. All very...

Thanks everyone for the information. All very helpful.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th August 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By RSWORD
The Momvu is sold. Thank you.

The Momvu is sold. Thank you.
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,401
Posted By RSWORD
17th century European sword - Looking for assistance with blade marks

This 17th century sword has a deep stamped marking I am looking for assistance. Looks like there is a well worn partial crown marking above the stamp and then the letters S A H A G O N in the...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th August 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By RSWORD
The Momvu sword is on hold and sold pending...

The Momvu sword is on hold and sold pending payment. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th August 2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By RSWORD
The silver mounted trousse has been sold with...

The silver mounted trousse has been sold with thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th August 2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By RSWORD
The Mangbetu knife has sold. Thank you.

The Mangbetu knife has sold. Thank you.
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