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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2021, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ramba, Pick up arranged for next week so...

Thanks Ramba,
Pick up arranged for next week so I should see how much is dirt and how much is corrosion then.
Thanks for your approx. dates another forumite sent me a PM with a similar period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Kmaddock
Another Club I just aquired and kukuri

Hi All,

My club collection is coming along (never intended collecting these to be honest, but you know how it is)

Just won this at auction
Any idea as to where it might be from?
I will...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kmaddock
Amazing bit of work to manufacture this delicate...

Amazing bit of work to manufacture this delicate apparatus
Thanks for showing
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you both Would you have any idea as to...

Thank you both
Would you have any idea as to possible age but I realise there is nothing to go on.
Also are these clubs also called Knobkerries
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Kmaddock
Knobkerrie but not sure of from where

Hi
Just picked this up.

Not Zulu as the head tapers on to the handle gently as opposed to where the shaft is squared off to the head on Zulu examples

long at 32 inch and the ball is only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi I know nothing on Bows but I have always...

Hi
I know nothing on Bows but I have always found this free on line book steers me in the right direction re Bows and at least informs me as to what I might have.
Regards
ken
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kmaddock
Very similar to a Beja shield but no...

Very similar to a Beja shield

but no semi-circular cut outs on the rim as per my example

Nice item though

Regards,

ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you both for comments I will have it in a...

Thank you both for comments
I will have it in a week or so depending on courier.
I have no Bird experts in my circle so I don't think that is going to help guestimate origin, I was wondering with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Kmaddock
Just purchased the attached old flintlock conversion

Hi All
Been a quiet few months purchasing and just changed jobs so all that entails has taken its toll on the hobby.

Bought this over the weekend, will not pick up till end of week but what do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Kmaddock
Is this a guessing game? ;-) Item one a katar...

Is this a guessing game? ;-)
Item one a katar with Mail piercing tip
Item 2 I don't know a handle on a wooden object as there seems to be a pin going across the inside and some wooden remnants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Ian Thanks for the possible ID, I should...

Hi Ian
Thanks for the possible ID, I should have them early next week and will report in.
Seller found them in an old tool chest from a house clearance. Unfortunately he cleaned them but Postage of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Kmaddock
Unusual Kukuri like items

Hi All,

unusual ones here, 12 inch blades and 4 inch handle, sharp on inside of curve

Over cleaned to be certain but cheap, I will not have in my hand for a while but has anyone any idea of...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,562
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely Item, well done. I would leave as is...

Lovely Item, well done.
I would leave as is personally.

I can and do repair items http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26784 but for this I would see no point as I would not want to...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th March 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Kmaddock
Poster off to a new home Keep well Ken

Poster off to a new home
Keep well
Ken
Forum: Swap Forum 18th March 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Kmaddock
Armourers Reference poster for British 1900's swords

Hi,

This is an original Armourers Poster from 1920's for British swords and bayonets of the period.

I was given 2 so you can have this one for free, good condition with no creased, would frame...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks for comments. I used a ...

Hi All
Thanks for comments.

I used a Dillon MK II Oxy acetylene blow torch which has a lot of different nozzle sizes so you can really small Jet, nearly as small as a pencil nib for the jet of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By Kmaddock
Picture before I started, found it on my phone...

Picture before I started, found it on my phone message from when the seller offered me the some items.

I am very sorry I did not document the process but I did not think it was going to work out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By Kmaddock
break was around here I was not able to...

break was around here

I was not able to build up metal right to the edge of blade, serration troughs are approx. 3 mm to give you a scale

I was wondering if I did not point out the repair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By Kmaddock
Bifurcated serrated Tulwar repair

Hi
I finished some work on the attached sword.
it is of a type that has been discussed before

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13978&highlight=serrated+tulwar

Looking at the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By Kmaddock
Historic armour stolen from Louvre recovered

Hi All,
Nice set of Italian armour recovered after been stolen 40 years ago from The Louvre reported in todays news

https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2021/0304/1200984-france-armour-museum/
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By Kmaddock
I have made handles from horn and it worked out...

I have made handles from horn and it worked out great

In our local pet food there are all sort if things for Dog chews and one is Bufallo horn !
I never taught I would be purchasing items for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Shayde, In the job lot of items you got a...

Hi Shayde,

In the job lot of items you got a fantastic, in my mind Sossun Pattah, you have up on another post.

So if the other items are corroded beyond normal collector value (like this Item)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Kmaddock
Lovely example Elephant hide I believe ...

Lovely example

Elephant hide I believe

Here is a link to my a lot worse to wear one

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26260

Regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All Thanks all for considered comments ...

Hi All

Thanks all for considered comments

A few more pictures to hopefully help, looks like an authentic old piece alright

Shaft cut down though with overall length of 1.5 M

wood is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Colin, Here is a free on line book on...

Hi Colin,

Here is a free on line book on Traditional Archery from around the world

http://archery.lv/wp-content/uploads/dokumenti/materiali/Traditional_Archery.pdf

see pg 96 pic 78 looks...
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