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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 01:50 PM
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Thank you 👍

Thank you 👍
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 11:02 AM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 10:56 AM
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While we're on the subject, is mine, very old and...

While we're on the subject, is mine, very old and worn, from Yemen or elsewhere?
Forum: European Armoury 29th February 2020, 03:10 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
I found this old post about Fly Markings. I...

I found this old post about Fly Markings. I showed the sword to Tony North at an Arms and Armour Society meeting and he said..."Venice".

The proto Kaskara remains an enigma.
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Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2019, 11:56 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
Poincons on a Sabre Briquet.

Hello, does anyone recognize the poincons on this Sabre Briquet hilt?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2019, 06:02 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
It's a very good one. I think it's an...

It's a very good one.

I think it's an imported blade with decoration done locally but not necessarily all at the same time. The Arabic script is very well done whereas some of the other motifs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2019, 01:37 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
Tigre People

The Tigre people who Littmann was writing about live in what is now Eritrea and the Sudan rather than Ethiopia proper. They are related to the Beja and were governed by an Ethiopian official, seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2019, 03:10 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
The Princeton Expedition to Abyssinia

Ed,

I don't know if you have seen this text published in 1910, there is a section about swords among the Tigre which describes fullers and markings. This text was the theme, along with Burckhardt,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2019, 02:29 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
Peter Kull, Solingen.

A fascinating piece, thank you so much.

I used Pallme's "Travels..." extensively some years ago in one of my talks about the Kaskara to the Arms and Armour Society at the Tower of London.
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Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 01:35 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
I also think the florid acid etching on the blade...

I also think the florid acid etching on the blade is Victorian or maybe earlier. The claim to be Wallace's sword seems ridiculous to us but would not have seemed so in the past. Quite a few swords...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 02:57 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
I think the sword with the Irish hilt almost...

I think the sword with the Irish hilt almost certainly has a late 19th/early 20th German blade: I recognize the particular stamps. The invisible giveaway with these remounted kaskara blades is that...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2014, 02:21 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
Do you think this is one of the military pattern...

Do you think this is one of the military pattern swords? It is marked "No. 16" on the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 12:34 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
Smile I think the price is per dozen...

I think the price is per dozen...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2014, 10:44 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
Doloire

...interesting Doloire - "Wagoner's Axe" not much changed since medieval times. Like many tools still in use, a formal lineage back to antiquity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 10:37 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
...it's here...

...it's here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18565) Robert :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
...actually, I've only ever seen one crocskara...

...actually, I've only ever seen one crocskara that showed evidence of local use - (probably quranic) talismen attached. The crossguard normally to be found on them is cast brass of a particular form...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
Help with Arabic translation please

...there is a partially worn inscription on this Sudanese sword (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18565) - could anyone suggest at least a partial translation.

With my thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
...I agree. The shaft has been cut down - some...

...I agree. The shaft has been cut down - some are very long.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17792&highlight=sudanese+spear
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
...now it has arrived I think it's a native blade...

...now it has arrived I think it's a native blade - a great deal of the shaping of the blade and guard has been done with files. Still, it's actually quite a good one and older than the grip and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 02:25 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
...glad you found it, Ed. I get the impression it...

...glad you found it, Ed. I get the impression it is contemporary.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2014, 03:08 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
Ed many thanks for your insights. I actually...

Ed

many thanks for your insights. I actually came across an article about swords in Suakin/Sawakin on sudan.info just the other day but sadly the whole site has just disappeared :mad: There was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By stephen wood
Kaskara for Comment...

Based on the images I can't really decide whether the 36" blade is trade or native - certainly older than the hilt arrangement and scabbard. I seems to have a "lumpy" quality which I associate with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2013, 10:32 AM
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Posted By stephen wood
...many thanks for your help - are there any...

...many thanks for your help - are there any illustrations of this type being worn? Any suggestions as to a likely period?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2013, 01:29 PM
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Views: 4,356
Posted By stephen wood
...Isn't it a bit long for that? Just over 2'...

...Isn't it a bit long for that? Just over 2' (620mm)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2013, 01:09 PM
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Views: 4,356
Posted By stephen wood
Yataghan for Comment

...I know very little about the Yataghan - could any members help me with this one's possible origin?
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