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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Will M
The ivory laws are to prevent poaching, which in...

The ivory laws are to prevent poaching, which in fact save elephant lives and is not to regulate extinct animals. Fossilized ivory is no longer ivory.
I see many auctions describing ivory as bone or...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Will M
Smile I totally agree!!

I totally agree!!
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Will M
Very nice sword, I've been admiring this type...

Very nice sword, I've been admiring this type lately. Don't ask the price and you won't get those answers.
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Will M
The blade looks convincingly original as does the...

The blade looks convincingly original as does the hilt. The scabbard leather has good age though the straps do not and the brass pieces looks surprisingly fresh and not deteriorated to the same level...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Will M
The sword closely follows the 1796p British...

The sword closely follows the 1796p British infantry officers sword except for the grip and pommel. I would call it Continental, a way of saying European but not sure which country.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Will M
Reminds me of the one lance I have, an 1868p...

Reminds me of the one lance I have, an 1868p marked to A troop RCD, Royal Canadian Dragoons. Luckily my 2002 Camaro has T tops (and it was not raining) so the lance protruded upwards at an angle out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Will M
The odd appearance of the blade surface is from...

The odd appearance of the blade surface is from corrosion. Water trapped with the blade in a scabbard does exactly this. It can become fairly deep and you will continue to see it even after later use...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th May 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By Will M
Another guess would be a leather working tool for...

Another guess would be a leather working tool for saddles?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Will M
I've previously had the same issue with a sword...

I've previously had the same issue with a sword coming from the UK to Canada. I waited a month while tracking the package. Apparently tracking shows movement to Canada but I have learned it is only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 101,640
Posted By Will M
They say these kinds of robberies typically are...

They say these kinds of robberies typically are done by someone who was in your home in the recent past. Possibly a friend brought over someone you didn't know? It's a start in looking to where to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,220
Posted By Will M
This link will clear any confusion and shows how...

This link will clear any confusion and shows how to tell different ivory types and imitations.

https://cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/resources/pub/E-Ivory-guide.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Will M
It's understandable that stolen collectables of...

It's understandable that stolen collectables of ours we take personally.
Years ago I had paid for a sword on EBay in the UK. It never made it to Canada. The seller later informed me that he had...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By Will M
In the beginning parts were shipped to London....

In the beginning parts were shipped to London. Survival rate of the Navy Colts seems low. The link below has interesting information.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,531
Posted By Will M
I don't think I'm wrong when I say we are...

I don't think I'm wrong when I say we are discussing antique iron barrels?? You are discussing modern alloys.
Metal aging applies to modern production methods of alloys usually stainless steels. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,531
Posted By Will M
Seems metal aging is an intentional method to get...

Seems metal aging is an intentional method to get desired results and does not enter into the realm of firearms barrels and other steels by the passage of time.
Does not seem to be applicable to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,531
Posted By Will M
Ariel we all become corpses sooner or later!...

Ariel we all become corpses sooner or later! Shooting damascus barrels represents no risk when they are in good condition and loads do not exceed the intended pressures. Use does not hurt them, abuse...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,531
Posted By Will M
I am not aware that age alone degrades metals. ​...

I am not aware that age alone degrades metals. ​
When the elastic limit is not exceeded and barrels have not corroded they retain their properties.

If age alone degrades steel I'd like to...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By Will M
If the current owners are found innocent of any...

If the current owners are found innocent of any theft or knowingly purchasing stolen goods do they get any compensation? Is there a time limit on stolen items? Insurance must have covered the loss...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,129
Posted By Will M
It is an impressive looking piece. If used in...

It is an impressive looking piece. If used in actual combat, any opponent seeing it would believe it was just leather armour and would have been surprised when his sword or dagger failed to penetrate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,129
Posted By Will M
This could be a prop from many years ago. I would...

This could be a prop from many years ago. I would like to mention that the aged reproductions you can find for sale online that are expensive will fool even some of the most knowledgeable collectors....
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By Will M
Amazing this belt still exists and with the...

Amazing this belt still exists and with the holders too!
Rarely see any of these.
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Will M
Interesting pistol with great details. The hammer...

Interesting pistol with great details. The hammer reminds me of Prussian arms.
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Will M
Scabbard Mouth with Odd Attachment Strap

I've posted this sword marked Wyatt before but neglected to ask about the unique scabbard mouth with white buff leather strap.
Has anyone seen a similar attachment method on 18th century sword...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By Will M
The markings required for the country of...

The markings required for the country of manufacture shows how well governments controlled and taxed their people even 100's of years ago. I read it was profitable enough to smuggle in blades under...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Will M
It may benefit the owner to research the home for...

It may benefit the owner to research the home for the people who lived there at the time this sword would have been in use. You may find the owner of the sword or at least narrow it down. The...
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