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Forum: Swap Forum 3rd October 2020, 07:08 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you Lee I understand

Thank you Lee I understand
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 10:02 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
help

Not sure what the problem is but every time I try to reply to anything in the swap forum I receive a message saying

'thinreadline, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 09:53 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
ALL SOLD NOW

ALL SOLD NOW
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2020, 12:21 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
JOURNALS OF THE ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY

JOURNALS OF THE ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY ... issues and main articles as follows
1. SEPT 1964 - A PROBLEM IN THE TECHNIQUES OF THE MEDIEVAL SWORDSMITH by Wells . 13 pp , illus .
2. MAR 1954 - ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 06:12 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
yes should be like these from my collection ...

yes should be like these from my collection ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 12:07 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in...

Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in NW Sudan , they are more commonly associated with inhabiting northern Chad, southern Libya & northeastern Niger .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 12:53 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?

thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 06:10 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Can no one help with this ?

Can no one help with this ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 02:09 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
that's a real possibility Rick .... in my picture...

that's a real possibility Rick .... in my picture No 3 above I illustrate the muzzle of an Indian musket which also features a permanently fixed bayonet . This weapon I believe to be for hunting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 01:14 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Very interesting , I like it ... could this not...

Very interesting , I like it ... could this not simply be the barrel of an Indian 'turn off' pistol ? What concerns me is that normally on Indian pieces the bayonet blade is hinged and folds under...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 08:05 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Quite so !

Quite so !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2020, 06:02 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Spear ... help with ID

Sorry about the poor quality of the image , but this pic was sent to me by a friend who hoped that I might be able to ID it ... but it rings no bells with me ... anyone able to identify it please ?
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 06:25 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
thank you

thank you
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 02:33 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Interesting European dagger

I would welcome your ideas about the age , nationality and if possible maker of this dagger. It belongs to a friend of mine . The initials on the pommel are presumably that of the owner , but perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 11:41 AM
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Views: 2,059
Posted By thinreadline
Thank you all for this useful information , much...

Thank you all for this useful information , much obliged .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st April 2020, 11:53 PM
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Views: 2,059
Posted By thinreadline
PICTURE IDENTIFICATION PLEASE

I wonder if anyone can ID where in the world this picture is depicting ( late 19th C ) .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th March 2020, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,775
Posted By thinreadline
as a botanist with a PhD relating to trees and...

as a botanist with a PhD relating to trees and years of experience in the tropics , I can attest to the enormous difficulty in identifying small pieces of 'old' wood in order to establish what...
Forum: Swap Forum 9th March 2020, 08:25 PM
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Views: 1,393
Posted By thinreadline
original 19th Century SUDANESE SHIELD

original 19th Century SUDANESE SHIELD . Diameter 22 inches.... 490 inc postage to a UK address , overseas postage on request
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2020, 08:39 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
superb sword , very nice to have one named to an...

superb sword , very nice to have one named to an officer who served in the Anglo Zulu War.... very envious. May I ask what does DAAG stand for ?
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2020, 01:42 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Good heavens ... well I never , thanks for that !...

Good heavens ... well I never , thanks for that ! I shall let him know !
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 05:57 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
marks on a 19th C Coachman's / horseman's knife

A friend of mine has this rather nice Sheffield made coachman's / horseman's knife and noticed this set of geometric marks on one of the tools ... does anyone know what they are ? Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th December 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By thinreadline
Mirror with western sahel type leatherwork

iThe leatherwork appears to be West African in style . It measures , when closed, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Very faintly written in ink is a name which is largely illegible ... 'Lt A (?) H . E???? ?? th ( ?...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By thinreadline
thank you

thank you
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2019, 10:04 AM
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Views: 1,977
Posted By thinreadline
yes it seems to be a language from West Africa in...

yes it seems to be a language from West Africa in what was formerly Ashanti .
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By thinreadline
Unknown trademark

does anyone recognise the trademark on this knife blade please ?
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