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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Marius, I see what you mean....

Hi Marius,
I see what you mean. The 'habaki' on this blade has been manufactured
to take account of this difference.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This may be of interest. Do,...

Hi,
This may be of interest.

Do, commonly referred to as a Hwando or "military sword," was a single-edged sword, used as a sidearm for the Korean soldier well into the 19th century. Sometimes...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, I have not come across any...

Hi Mark,
I have not come across any references to camp guards using spontoons/pikes but I see no reason so suppose that they weren't used it that situation. As far as naval connections...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Marius and Bryce. Thanks for your...

Hi Marius and Bryce.
Thanks for your continued interest. Bryce I'm afraid I have to disagree with the Chinese wall hanger attribution. Although the fittings are obviously cruder than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rich and Philip, ...

Hi Rich and Philip,
Many thanks for your insights. The Korean idea did momentarily cross my mind in my mental search for other societies with similar weaponry to Japan and I...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I think Jim may have picked you up...

Hi,
I think Jim may have picked you up wrongly. I take it you are referring to the P1796 Infantry Officers sword which would be suitable for the cut and thrust and not to the P1796 Light Cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Norman McCormick
A curious Japanese? sword

Hi,
First of all as I know next to nothing about 'samurai swords' I always stay away from the rarified minefield of Japanese steel but I unintentionally picked up this odd Japanese type sword as...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An account of a spontoon being used in...

Hi,
An account of a spontoon being used in action albeit a later type with the crossbar. https://collections.royalarmouries.org/battle-of-waterloo/arms-and-armour/type/rac-narrative-591.html
...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some illustrations regarding defence...

Hi,
Some illustrations regarding defence against a half pike, halberd, spontoon etc.,
The sword used appears to be a small sword of some description.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 07:58 PM
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Views: 159
Posted By Norman McCormick
18thC Spontoons

Hi,
A couple of 18thC spontoons or I should say a spontoon and a halberd minus the axe type head although according to https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-33648.html a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 703
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, In general this says to me P1796...

Hi,
In general this says to me P1796 Infantry Officers sword apart from the pommel which would normally be the urn type and the grip which was normally round and wire wrapped. The blade shape,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, It is not easy to pinpoint a time frame...

Hi,
It is not easy to pinpoint a time frame for tribal artefacts as the form did not change much over the years. Your spear may well have the age the seller implies but it could just as well be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin, Thanks for your comments,...

Hi Colin,
Thanks for your comments, I'm pretty pleased with these and I suspect most if not all are 19thC. Thanks again.
My Regards.
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This thread will give you a good idea of...

Hi,
This thread will give you a good idea of the different spears used by the Zulu http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2807&highlight=iklwa
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I agree with the above from Helleri. In...

Hi,
I agree with the above from Helleri. In the spears I have shown it is quite obvious which are dedicated 'pokers' and 'chuckers' although I guess this could be interchangeable as required. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here are some Zulu or associated tribal...

Hi,
Here are some Zulu or associated tribal spears of mine. The three between the dished knobkerrie and the loin covering are the obvious stabbing variety. The two on the right hand side are the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here is a hanger of mine, the so called...

Hi,
Here is a hanger of mine, the so called 1742 Pattern, minus the the boat shell guard which I believe was a contemporary alteration. As you can see it has the 'running fox' mark without the H....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This is the so called running fox mark...

Hi,
This is the so called running fox mark usually associated with Samuel Harvey a Birmingham manufacturer.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Maybe a date 1211 equating to 1796/7...

Hi,
Maybe a date 1211 equating to 1796/7 A.D.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,165
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Photo of said Wilkinson stamp....

Hi Jim,
Photo of said Wilkinson stamp.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,165
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I have a P1856 dated by...

Hi Jim,
I have a P1856 dated by Wilkinson to 1 '00 i.e. Jan 1900 the time of manufacture. It is further marked as issued to a Regiment in May 1900 and reissued to another Regiment in Nov...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,165
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The blade profile and the design of the...

Hi,
The blade profile and the design of the chape and throat on the scabbard are too similar to the P1856 pioneer sword to be coincidence I would think.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,252
Posted By Norman McCormick
All is well with our world once again ;) :)

All is well with our world once again ;) :)
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2021, 12:39 PM
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Views: 5,607
Posted By Norman McCormick
AHEM!!! :)

AHEM!!!
:)
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,607
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Got a reply from the Belgian Military...

Hi,
Got a reply from the Belgian Military Museum. Not a Belgian service weapon, possibly a trade pistol and may have been used in the mercantile marine. Didn't get any info re the numerous stamps...
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