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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2022, 03:30 PM
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Interesting find Fernando. What is the overall...

Interesting find Fernando. What is the overall length?

For my own edification. In a piece like this with evidence of an insect infestation does the piece need to be treated to prevent the risk of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 663
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What, who is the hawk, eagle eating? Never...

What, who is the hawk, eagle eating?

Never mind. I found an answer https://www.scotsconnection.com/clan_crests/Graham.htm . I did not find out what the stork represented.
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2022, 07:41 PM
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Thanks Chris. Perla y Forton has been on my list...

Thanks Chris. Perla y Forton has been on my list for a while but has been repeatedly push back. Rereading the 2017 was very helpful. I had not stumbled onto that Wiki thread before. It is helpful.
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2022, 08:45 PM
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Views: 1,600
Posted By Interested Party
Thanks Fernando. From what I can tell the locking...

Thanks Fernando. From what I can tell the locking systems in Spanish are cerre de anilla if there is a ring. Cierre de golpe if it doesn't have one but the spring is released at the top of the hilt....
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By Interested Party
I have a series of questions as always. ...

I have a series of questions as always.

I've always wanted to know if there is an advantage to the ratcheting system? Does it serve as a backup lock in case the blade is bumped out of the main...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting configuration. It looks to me like it...

Interesting configuration. It looks to me like it was designed to get the hand using it out of the way. Skinner? Or meant to slice something on a table or the ground?

Is that a makara on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,250
Posted By Interested Party
I wondered when we would get to the Maasi Seme....

I wondered when we would get to the Maasi Seme. The conical hilt seems to alter to a shape sloping towards the pommel (more like the Omani hilt we are discussing) as we move into the 20th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Is this more of a fighting or working blade, or a...

Is this more of a fighting or working blade, or a combination?
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By Interested Party
Or a hunting sword, or knife (the old heavy...

Or a hunting sword, or knife (the old heavy bladed English type for example). My understanding is that they were both used to finish animals after less than perfect shots. The blade was inserted near...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By Interested Party
I don't know how germane this is to the design we...

I don't know how germane this is to the design we are discussing, or how anatomically true the explanation is, but I thought it should be mentioned. This is from a discussion of a cut out on a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Interested Party
What is the second knife? Post 1900? Handle...

What is the second knife? Post 1900? Handle material? Wire wrap missing on handle. Pommel in shape of a crown. I can't make out what is depicted in the three panels showing on the eight-sided pommel....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2022, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By Interested Party
It looks like Rajasthan to me. The question I...

It looks like Rajasthan to me. The question I have wondered is are many of these old parts mixed with new, or all new with aging to some areas?
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Interested Party
I recently found these in a friend's yard. I...

I recently found these in a friend's yard. I remembered reading a thread about items that could be mis marketed as cannon balls. I live in an area that had many precious metal ore mines at one time....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By Interested Party
[QUOTE=RobT;275700]As far as age goes, I am more...

[QUOTE=RobT;275700]As far as age goes, I am more inclined to say that the condition of all the components of the piece, rather than it having been made from a file indicates 20th century manufacture....
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Interested Party
You could start collecting vases as well.

You could start collecting vases as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th October 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By Interested Party
It crossed my mind. Also, since a...

It crossed my mind. Also, since a Germanic/Scandinavian origin was mentioned a historicism for a Viking ships prow?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By Interested Party
My question big question is. Is this an...

My question big question is. Is this an "over-cleaned" piece or a more modern production? In particular the stippled decoration of five petaled flowers (a wild rose, or other hawthorn?) and bees...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,159
Posted By Interested Party
GP I was rereading this bibliography and saw that...

GP I was rereading this bibliography and saw that I had neglected to thank you for sharing this wealth of information. It is much appreciated. I have goose egged on my title searches so for but now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By Interested Party
Agreed a forge weld of a broken blade would show...

Agreed a forge weld of a broken blade would show a scarp joint. Here are two random theories: 1. Stress fracture that opened and was welded (closed) during the forging process? 2. Silver solder of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,838
Posted By Interested Party
Thanks David. Good advice from the voice of...

Thanks David. Good advice from the voice of experience. If I remember correctly visual arts are your specialty? I like to post a first picture as an overview. then the high-resolution shots after the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,838
Posted By Interested Party
Welcome to the forum. If you resize the height of...

Welcome to the forum. If you resize the height of the picture to 700 pixels before you upload it to the site, the whole blade will fit on the screen at once. I am looking forward to seeing more of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,143
Posted By Interested Party
Sorry duplicate URL Is there a way to...

Sorry duplicate URL

Is there a way to completely delete posts?
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,143
Posted By Interested Party
After reviewing post #13, the back of the blade...

After reviewing post #13, the back of the blade is odd. There are three rows not one or two as for a saw back. The is no set to the teeth to clear chips. So, I don't think it is a saw.

The teeth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,413
Posted By Interested Party
Me to. For agricultural purposes a bill hook...

Me to. For agricultural purposes a bill hook could give a really clean cut with a bevel edge and run less risk of nicking the bark below the branch. There are some central american machetes made for...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By Interested Party
Jim, is that an ivory handle? Thanks for showing...

Jim, is that an ivory handle? Thanks for showing a different type of rim to the cup. This helps clarify post #17.

I would love to add a colonial arming sword to my collection some day.
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