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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By blue lander
I have a knife very similar to a few of these....

I have a knife very similar to a few of these. The blade just says "Philipines"
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,745
Posted By blue lander
This site has some information about black...

This site has some information about black handled knives in Cretan folklore

http://bryanashen.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-black-handled-knife-bane-of-evil.html?m=1

It seems very poorly researched...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,745
Posted By blue lander
That makes sense, thank you. If I find a more...

That makes sense, thank you. If I find a more specific explanation in these Irish folktales I'll be sure to post it. So far two stories have used them for breaking curses, two for scaring off...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,745
Posted By blue lander
Is there a significance to the hilt being black?...

Is there a significance to the hilt being black? I ask because I've been reading through the Irish "National Folklore Collection", and several stories involve using a "black handled knife" to break a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,150
Posted By blue lander
Are there other examples of Indo-Persian tulwar...

Are there other examples of Indo-Persian tulwar blades with non-spurious moons on them? I was under the impression that most European blades circulating in that area were British. I just have a hard...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,150
Posted By blue lander
I'd like to throw this odd tulwar into the...

I'd like to throw this odd tulwar into the mix:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18545&highlight=Dukari

And this...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,509
Posted By blue lander
Thank you. I don't see ELG anywhere on the barrel.

Thank you. I don't see ELG anywhere on the barrel.
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,509
Posted By blue lander
Do these barrel proof marks mean anything to...

Do these barrel proof marks mean anything to anybody? I've looked at lists of French, Italian, German, British, etc marks but so far no matches. There's an M with a star over it, a cursive capital D,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th July 2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,365
Posted By blue lander
Most figural pipe bowls I've seen have been made...

Most figural pipe bowls I've seen have been made of meeshaum rather than wood. The inside of the bowl does look figured, though, so maybe it's burl?

Pipe bowls usually have a shank on the back where...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By blue lander
The seller gave the following dimensions: 20.6...

The seller gave the following dimensions:

20.6 Long without tang
Ricasso width : 1,9cms
Ricasso length : 3.5 cms
Thickness : 4mm
Length of the tang 12.2 cms
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By blue lander
It also looks like at least half the ricasso...

It also looks like at least half the ricasso wouldn't fit into the scabbard. Maybe the scabbard was re-purposed from a different dagger?
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By blue lander
A dagger?

Anybody know what this thing is? Unfortunately I didn't win the auction for it but I'm still curious what it is.
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By blue lander
Interesting, thank you. Both sides of the blade...

Interesting, thank you. Both sides of the blade appear to have writing on it so hopefully it won't all be cryptic. The rust on the blade looks very recent, I bet it was cleaned in the last decade or...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By blue lander
Writing on a Euro blade mounted in sboula

Just won the auction for this. The blade looks like a real sliver of a thing but it appears to have some writing on it. The seller says it reads NOABN. Any idea what it might mean? I'll clean it up...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,973
Posted By blue lander
I think ivory's supposed to be cooler to the...

I think ivory's supposed to be cooler to the touch than plastic or bone, too. If you put the piece in a cold basement or cellar for awhile and then pick it up, it should feel cold like a piece of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,216
Posted By blue lander
Mine has a patterned center, I assume it's a...

Mine has a patterned center, I assume it's a recent creation as well. I believe, at least on mine, the pattern is supposed to be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,507
Posted By blue lander
That hilt looks very similar to a picture a...

That hilt looks very similar to a picture a Mongolian antiques dealer once showed me on his phone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By blue lander
I have a WWII era monosteel Barong, the seller...

I have a WWII era monosteel Barong, the seller said the steel came from a downed Japanese fighter plane. I have no reason to believe this is true though.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,418
Posted By blue lander
Could it be a plug bayonet?

Could it be a plug bayonet?
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,223
Posted By blue lander
Yup, I agree one thread makes more sense

Yup, I agree one thread makes more sense
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,223
Posted By blue lander
In your experience, with other converted...

In your experience, with other converted backswords are they reshaped all the way down to the ricasso or have you seen others that are double edge for just the top half of the blade?

The reason I'm...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,223
Posted By blue lander
I should mention the upper half of this sword is...

I should mention the upper half of this sword is double edged. This might be an alteration made in Africa but it seems to me it was made this way.

Another unusual feature is the fuller at the bottom...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,223
Posted By blue lander
I'm still cleaning the pommel off but so far it...

I'm still cleaning the pommel off but so far it looks a lot like the Pommel on the one Ian posted above
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,223
Posted By blue lander
I'm not sure if that last character is a poorly...

I'm not sure if that last character is a poorly stamped A or M, but up close it looks like it might be something else altogether.
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,223
Posted By blue lander
Hmm.. the writing on the blade may be latten...

Hmm.. the writing on the blade may be latten inlaid too. From a distance it looks like the letters are just rusty, but under magnification they look more yellow. I'll try to get a non-blurry closeup.
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