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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th November 2020, 09:56 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
An impressive piece. A way to kill off insect...

An impressive piece. A way to kill off insect infestation in such objects is to first carefully wrap and seal the items in plastic and leave them in the freezer compartment for a couple of days.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By colin henshaw
Here are some more instances of repurposing old...

Here are some more instances of repurposing old weapons, found while trawling the internet. (It seems the practice was more widespread than previously thought) :-

a) After the Battle of Trafalgar,...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Jim Thanks, yes a new thread is probably a...

Hi Jim

Thanks, yes a new thread is probably a good idea...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By colin henshaw
This is a bit off-topic but I am posting it...

This is a bit off-topic but I am posting it anyway for interest, as there are parallels with the sword fence discussed already. When searching for information on fences made from redundant weapons, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By colin henshaw
Well said Philip, my sentiments as well.

Well said Philip, my sentiments as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By colin henshaw
Sir Samuel Baker - comments on the kaskara

As there is interest on the forum about the Sudanese double-edged sword "kaskara", I am attaching extracts from Sir Samuel Baker's book (which I am currently reading) ... "The Nile Tributaries of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th October 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By colin henshaw
Look well made ... any idea of its age ? is it...

Look well made ... any idea of its age ? is it just a child's toy or part of some sort of display ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By colin henshaw
An extract from W. O. Oldman "Illustrated...

An extract from W. O. Oldman "Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens" showing different blades forms of this type of axe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice piece Wayne, well done. I saw it but did not...

Nice piece Wayne, well done. I saw it but did not bid. Guess it must be from the Chota Nagpur area ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By colin henshaw
Yes, that age range seems about right in my view,...

Yes, that age range seems about right in my view, could even be earlier. I once had a similar but shorter example that an American art dealer confirmed to me as Plains Indian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By colin henshaw
A couple of nice pieces. The African axe is of...

A couple of nice pieces.

The African axe is of the type usually associated with the Shona speaking peoples of Zimbabwe and surrounding area.

The stone headed item looks like a Plains American...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Jim, glad you like the photos. I suppose...

Thanks Jim, glad you like the photos. I suppose the breaking of the Jacobite swords and then putting them to such base usage was a sort of way of emphasizing the Jacobites' defeat and of denigrating...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By colin henshaw
With regards to the Jacobites and their swords,...

With regards to the Jacobites and their swords, coincidentally I had visited Chiddingstone Castle, Kent not so long ago. The castle was the home of the art collector Denys Eyre Bower, whose...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice macana. Reuben was a good friend of mine,...

Nice macana. Reuben was a good friend of mine, sadly now passed away.

Yes, the binding is likely a later replacement, the original would be usually of a thin, soft cotton.
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By colin henshaw
On the subjects of pepperbox pistols, how about...

On the subjects of pepperbox pistols, how about this bad boy as a close-quarters self-defence weapon ? With 24 barrels surely one or two rounds would find their mark...
And should by mishap, all 24...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By colin henshaw
Here is an old print found from the internet.

Here is an old print found from the internet.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By colin henshaw
Jim, seems a pity no one has commented on this...

Jim, seems a pity no one has commented on this unusual and interesting item. So despite knowing very little about pistols, I will see if I can get the ball rolling again ...

Presumably Bangor,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By colin henshaw
[QUOTE=kronckew]Please post a Photo of the sword...

[QUOTE=kronckew]Please post a Photo of the sword too for the record!

"Do you recall your source for this titbit of esoterica?"

I've heard of this too, I think it was first observed and reported by...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By colin henshaw
I've occasionally seen this phenomena in the...

I've occasionally seen this phenomena in the past, but usually the other way round, ie. native blade, European hilt. There was an article written on the subject sometime back but I don't have it to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By colin henshaw
Agree with LJ ... I've used Pecard leather...

Agree with LJ ... I've used Pecard leather dressing once in the past, it darkens the leather and spoils the old patina. In my opinion these preparations for boots, horse tack etc are unsuitable for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Ken I just saw your post about warped leather...

Hi Ken

I just saw your post about warped leather shields. I have had this problem in the past and tried to straighten the leather out, soaking the hide and using heavy weights over time etc....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By colin henshaw
A very interesting shield/buckler, thanks for...

A very interesting shield/buckler, thanks for posting. I havn't seen another example, clearly it is inspired by the more commonly found type associated with Oman & Zanzibar...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By colin henshaw
This is the only other image available, if of any...

This is the only other image available, if of any use.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By colin henshaw
Fine looking keris

Not my area at all, but I thought the keris enthusiasts would like to see this example that sold in England a short while ago.

I handled the item and was suitably impressed, great condition also.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,101
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a very interesting old piece,...

Looks a very interesting old piece, congratulations.
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