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Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2020, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Informative video and very nice work

Informative video and very nice work
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It has nothing in common with Ottoman materials,...

It has nothing in common with Ottoman materials, form
or construction. It is either N.Indian or Afghan, vers 1820-50
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st September 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,438
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
A DISTANT MIRROR, by Barbara Tuchman, 1978,...

A DISTANT MIRROR, by Barbara Tuchman, 1978, concerns the de Coucy family.
It's quite detailed; perhaps it can offer some insight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The horn and flask are Moroccan, likely 20th...

The horn and flask are Moroccan, likely 20th century.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Beautiful work and amazing condition,...

Beautiful work and amazing condition, congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
From a utilitarian perspective, spherical pommels...

From a utilitarian perspective, spherical pommels assure a good grip; one in which the sword will not slip out of the hand at a crucial moment. They are numerous in Europe, but occur in a number of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Considering the goldwork, the blade, whatever it...

Considering the goldwork, the blade, whatever it may be, was intended to have a guard with langets, despite it's size. I've seen similar, they are not repurposed, simply unusual. It bears the classic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Very helpful, thanks!

Very helpful, thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Here is a link to the lot I referenced: ...

Here is a link to the lot I referenced:

https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/lot/31557893/a-rare-russian-snaplock-rifle?q=snaplock&cat=true&SortOrder=0
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,966
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This was from our (Auctions Imperial) March 2012...

This was from our (Auctions Imperial) March 2012 sale, lot 244:

https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/lot/8054612/a-rare-suit-of-sudanese-armor?q=sudanese+armor&cat=true

Oliver
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,692
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is a fairly recent tourist piece

This is a fairly recent tourist piece
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Beautiful lock, congratulations. Impressive...

Beautiful lock, congratulations. Impressive provenance as well.
W. Keith Neal was one of the best antique gun collectors of the 20th century:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Keith_Neal
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,758
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Very interesting video, thanks Alan

Very interesting video, thanks Alan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,436
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Standing ovation, David. Manishkukarni, imagine...

Standing ovation, David.

Manishkukarni, imagine how helpful it would have been if you had allowed us to see the whole object instead of your hand and same.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,622
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I've seen many pipeback blades, but never one of...

I've seen many pipeback blades, but never one of this form. If you have, kindly post an image? I think, otherwise, that your observation is a syllogism.

Indian smiths were capable of creating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,622
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The straighter of the two is Indian work, likely...

The straighter of the two is Indian work, likely for a British or East India Company officer.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In this case, the symmetry ulfberth is talking...

In this case, the symmetry ulfberth is talking about can come from both turning (lathing) and casting. But more to the point, they are simply not wrought up.

Beyond this, the forms of the pommel and...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Incidentally, it's never wise to flex a blade...

Incidentally, it's never wise to flex a blade this way.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any...

The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any traces of gilding on the bosses? You'll want to search closely, under magnification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nice example, condition is very good!

Nice example, condition is very good!
Forum: Swap Forum 28th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FORUM MEMBERS WHO...

THANK YOU TO ALL THE FORUM MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SUMMER 2020 SALE!

-- Auctions Imperial
Forum: Swap Forum 26th June 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL ARMS & ARMOR SALE IS TOMORROW!!!

Dear Forum Members,

Our Summer Arms & Armor Sale will take place tomorrow! You may still register here to bid now on Liveauctioneers:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/cat...arms-and-armor/

Or here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,007
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Definitely not Persian. It's Georgian work c....

Definitely not Persian.
It's Georgian work c. 1850. There were a number of Tiflis masters who worked in this style. Very nice piece, congrats.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,605
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Rick, I asked a colleague of mine to look at this...

Rick, I asked a colleague of mine to look at this for you.
It reads: 72 RASDUL. 72 relating to an armory or rack number, while Rasdul is a proper name, likely the owner's.
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forum Members, Our Summer Arms & Armor...

Dear Forum Members,

Our Summer Arms & Armor Sale will take place this Saturday! You may still register here to bid now on Liveauctioneers:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/cat...arms-and-armor/

Or...
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