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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Also from the above publication. ...

Hi,
Also from the above publication.

'Another method used a cooper pin like the Mekugi just above the sword guard, and a tube inserted into a hole in the handle, to which a tassel was...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, There's a date on the bottom one 1272...

Hi,
There's a date on the bottom one 1272 equating to 1855/56. As for the rest I'm clueless I'm afraid.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Philip, I am delighted to have...

Hi Philip,
I am delighted to have such an unusual piece in my collection although it is not of the courtly variety. I think that ordinary pieces have an extraordinary story to tell if we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 01:44 PM
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Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Philip, Many thanks for your...

Hi Philip,
Many thanks for your continued interest in this sword. With your suggestion that Korea may be worth investigating I wrote to Mr E.Lee of swordsofkorea and today I received...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, I can verify that these two...

Hi Mark,
I can verify that these two spontoons have sharp and useable points particularly the one made solely as a spontoon. As you can see the socket on that one is pretty substantial as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some more Korean sword information and...

Hi,
Some more Korean sword information and images.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Close up of the 'habaki' and point of a...

Hi,
Close up of the 'habaki' and point of a 19thC Korean Hwando. The tip looks as if it has a slight swell. Obviously a much more upmarket version.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 08:12 PM
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Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, A modern Korean sword made for martial...

Hi,
A modern Korean sword made for martial arts. Note the offset 'habaki'.

I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that my sword is a distinctly Korean construct and probably has nothing to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Screen shots of the relevant bits, also...

Hi,
Screen shots of the relevant bits, also notice the strip of material in the centre of the grip similar to the 'snakeskin' in the centre of mine. Also notice the 'misalignment' of the notches...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:19 PM
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Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Check out the 'habaki' on the sword at...

Hi,
Check out the 'habaki' on the sword at about 8min 46 sec, it appears to be offset. The 'habaki' on mine closely follows the contour of the blade and certainly looks like it was made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bryce, Maybe there's something...

Hi Bryce,
Maybe there's something but difficult to capture on film. In the YouTube film attached in a subsequent post you will see that the hardened edge the smith scribes on the blade...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I digress....

Hi Jim,
I digress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJS_8kRX_ig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjH4XoY3zJY

My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Urbanspaceman, ...

Hi Urbanspaceman,
This post should be of some interest http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17145&highlight=1796 A lot of the officers swords tended to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi David, From my searches a very...

Hi David,
From my searches a very Korean thing too. Images I presented taken from this site http://www.swordsofkorea.com
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Another Korean sword with a discernible...

Hi,
Another Korean sword with a discernible 'offset habaki' but with the more common 'rivet' through the hilt which also doubles as a hole for a tassled cord.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, A Korean sword with a pegged hilt also...

Hi,
A Korean sword with a pegged hilt also just discernible is an 'offset habaki'.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Norman McCormick
David and Ren Ren, ...

David and Ren Ren,
A valid point.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ariel, The hilt is secured by a...

Hi Ariel,
The hilt is secured by a peg and not a rivet so I guess from your research that rules out a Korean attribution.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bryce, There are distinct signs...

Hi Bryce,
There are distinct signs of opening along the edge of the blade. I hope the photo attached is good enough for you to see what I mean.
My Regards,
Norman.

P.S. There are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
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 12th June 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
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 12th June 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
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 12th June 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
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: 37
Views: 1,032
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: 37
Views: 745
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...
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