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Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2021, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I have always found these...

Hi Jim,
I have always found these people to be extremely helpful where they can.
https://www.quatuorcoronati.com
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,479
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Ta very much for the extra...

Hi Guys,
Ta very much for the extra info. I came across this 10yr old post by happenstance and realised that I had not added the info that I had received from the Berne Museum. It was an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Quill points survived in Infantry...

Hi,
Quill points survived in Infantry swords, e.g. this French quill point 1845/55 pattern infantry sword of mine is dated 1915 and yes I would think this was to give strength to the point. In...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,479
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, For completeness, double A under a crown...

Hi,
For completeness, double A under a crown is the Berne Armoury, Switzerland.
N.C.O.'s briquet sabre C1830.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Kubur, My reading is that the...

Hi Kubur,
My reading is that the yelman would assist in cutting, attempting to bring forward the centre of percussion, quill point blades were a feature on some European blades to try...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An example of double hilt fixing on a...

Hi,
An example of double hilt fixing on a Korean sword. The pommel cap is missing but it looks as if it could have been of a similar variety to mine and the sword in the previous post.
Regards,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An example of similar utility fittings...

Hi,
An example of similar utility fittings on another Korean sword.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,564
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some images of a Korean sword found...

Hi,
Some images of a Korean sword found online. The scabbard decoration appears similar to the sword in question.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,672
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, My apologies for not getting back to...

Hi,
My apologies for not getting back to you, I missed this post. The two reasons I have read for what one might think of as throwing spears to be shortened was 1) a bring back souvenir, from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Peter, Thanks for your insight on...

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your insight on this sword. While searching for images of Korean swords I think I came across the one you had.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I suspect Rick is correct and this is a...

Hi,
I suspect Rick is correct and this is a reworked machete blade. The crowned V.R. could easily be a manufacturers way of giving his goods a stamp of perceived quality rather than a British...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,061
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Dave, Boarders Away by William...

Hi Dave,
Boarders Away by William Gilkerson.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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: 7
Views: 1,001
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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: 1,145
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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: 44
Views: 3,522
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
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: 39
Views: 3,387
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: 39
Views: 3,387
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...
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