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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2022, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Richard G
Could it be a pangolin? Regards Richard

Could it be a pangolin?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By Richard G
This looks like yet another of the always...

This looks like yet another of the always confusing Malawi 'Yao' knives.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25759&highlight=malawi
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th March 2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By Richard G
The catalogue may give some explanation for its...

The catalogue may give some explanation for its value. It is my observation that with these types of masks, and much ethnographica, provenance is all important. Firstly, because it establishes age...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,924
Posted By Richard G
When you consider the history of these lancer...

When you consider the history of these lancer regiments, who all spent time in India, it seems an Indian blade is more likely. If it is an Ottoman blade then possibly a diplomatic (civilian) origin...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,924
Posted By Richard G
Here, I hope, are some pictures of Lord...

Here, I hope, are some pictures of Lord Lieutenants etc. with their mamelukes.
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,924
Posted By Richard G
Earl of Athlone. Governor General of Canada ...

Earl of Athlone. Governor General of Canada
Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,924
Posted By Richard G
I would like to further expand Bryce's point that...

I would like to further expand Bryce's point that mamelukes were not restricted to Lancer regiments. They were also not restricted to the army, or military in general. They were, and still are, in...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,922
Posted By Richard G
So now we have three of them?

So now we have three of them?
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,922
Posted By Richard G
I think it is quite possible that these are...

I think it is quite possible that these are signal cannon. They would not be solely for saluting or ceremony but more or less in everyday use when some kind of warning, synchronisation or attention...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,922
Posted By Richard G
This is probably another statement of the...

This is probably another statement of the bl**ding obvious, but they have a naval\maritime look about them.
Regards
Richard
PS. and not very well cast.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By Richard G
Jim, This one, I believe, has a rhino horn...

Jim,
This one, I believe, has a rhino horn hilt, (and a blade with etched thuluth script!)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=349
I wonder if yours has a rhino horn hilt beneath the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st December 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,388
Posted By Richard G
Elkington and Co made a number of silver plated...

Elkington and Co made a number of silver plated chargers or trays similar to this in the late 19th Cent. Usually designed by a fellow called Morel-Ladeuil.
Are there any traces of plate on yours?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,044
Posted By Richard G
Could it be something made/put together in...

Could it be something made/put together in Afghanistan?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By Richard G
This is purely speculation, but could it simply...

This is purely speculation, but could it simply be an Ottoman (Egyptian or Hejaz) shamshir that has found its way south and has been 'sudanised' to local taste.
I would really like to know what is...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,792
Posted By Richard G
I'm going to expound on a couple of points made...

I'm going to expound on a couple of points made earlier in this thread.

I'm not sure an engraved blade denotes officer status as such. In the UK most officer's swords were privately purchased and...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,880
Posted By Richard G
It is quite possible they may be remounted or...

It is quite possible they may be remounted or restocked old bows and components. I wouldn't write them off in their entirety.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,854
Posted By Richard G
It would be interesting to know if the tang was...

It would be interesting to know if the tang was included. I believe the British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Sword was 42 inches overall.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By Richard G
Scorpion?

Scorpion?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,724
Posted By Richard G
According to the auctioneer the dots are a 'gold...

According to the auctioneer the dots are a 'gold alloy'.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,724
Posted By Richard G
Ali Dinar(?) Kaskara

This recently sold at auction in the UK for 8,200.00. With premium that's nearly 10,500.00.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By Richard G
I think o can get as far as 'amal Mohammed' ...

I think o can get as far as 'amal Mohammed'
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,755
Posted By Richard G
Adrian and Corrado are correct. The barrel bears...

Adrian and Corrado are correct. The barrel bears the proof marks of the London Gunmakers Company and two inspector's marks, which is correct for EIC pistols. Not sure what the fifth one is.
Harding...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,160
Posted By Richard G
Considering the shape of the blade, do you think...

Considering the shape of the blade, do you think there is any possibility it might be a repurposed spear head?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,564
Posted By Richard G
A possible explanation for lack of hallmarks...

A possible explanation for lack of hallmarks would be if the hilt were made from pewter or Britannia metal. It would also explain the slightly greyish tone that I thought was probably a photographic...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,564
Posted By Richard G
I don't know, but logic seems to indicate it had...

I don't know, but logic seems to indicate it had to be visible. You wouldn't want to dismantle a sword to find out if it was hall marked or not.
Hall marking of silver in the UK has been ongoing for...
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