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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 924
Posted By Richard G
This has nothing to do with the physical...

This has nothing to do with the physical practicalities of firing old guns, but here, in the UK, we have a bureaucratic problem. Paraphrasing somewhat -
To own and fire a firearm you will have to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,119
Posted By Richard G
This is not all that helpful, but seems to...

This is not all that helpful, but seems to suggest crocodile skin armours at least existed.
Regards
Richard
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484770347390098508/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,119
Posted By Richard G
I've been reading this thread with interest. Who...

I've been reading this thread with interest. Who would have thought it difficult to distinguish between a tribal african artifact and a movie prop?
Anyway, on a purely speculative basis, is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,892
Posted By Richard G
Persians had their own calendar, 'Jalali'. If...

Persians had their own calendar, 'Jalali'.
If this is a Jalali date; 1250 would be 1872.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,895
Posted By Richard G
I find it interesting it has no ramrod because...

I find it interesting it has no ramrod because there would be no time to reload in a melee, and yet there is a lanyard to stop you losing it in said melee.
I think I would have been inclined to dump...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Richard G
The general consensus is these are pike heads,...

The general consensus is these are pike heads, and I'm not going to disagree, but I will explain why I thought there is a possibility they may be shoes.
1, They are square sided; not unknown, but...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Richard G
OK, I'll bite. They look to me as if they could...

OK, I'll bite.
They look to me as if they could be the shoe of a lance or pike, rather than the head.
And I can't see a reason why they shouldn't be old.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Richard G
'Amal' means 'the work of', or more loosely,...

'Amal' means 'the work of', or more loosely, 'made by'.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Richard G
It's a makers signature which I can't fully read...

It's a makers signature which I can't fully read (Surprise! Surprise!).
Amal (work of) Sai??
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,194
Posted By Richard G
Possibly Batak? Best wishes Richard

Possibly Batak?
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By Richard G
Not only Benin, think of Akan gold weights and...

Not only Benin, think of Akan gold weights and Bida brassware.
This is obviously lost wax casting, and Nigeria and around would be my guess.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Richard G
Sorry, my statement was open to...

Sorry, my statement was open to misinterpretation. These swords were most certainly found in the Hadhramaut.
I just wondered how swords of this quality got there -
Were they made there?, and of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By Richard G
I hope to attach two pictures showing flank...

I hope to attach two pictures showing flank officers and their swords, which seem to be used as instruments of command.
I am not sure their 'fighting qualities' were rated at the time as highly as we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Richard G
I have seen a few saifs of this type and a common...

I have seen a few saifs of this type and a common feature seems to be that the blades are highly polished, but not well polished. Scratches are usually present.
The answer may be that this saif was...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By Richard G
Bearing in mind an officer of a flank company was...

Bearing in mind an officer of a flank company was expected to skirmish and hence run around a bit more, I wonder if there is a more prosaic reason for these shortish, heavily curved and sometimes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By Richard G
Curiouser and curiouser. In the photograph...

Curiouser and curiouser. In the photograph neither of them seem to be carrying a bow or any arrows.
In Colin's photo's from the Powell-Cotton Museum I am amazed how the spears seem to stack in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By Richard G
Do you know what are those curious, almost lyre...

Do you know what are those curious, almost lyre shaped, objects that they have on their right shoulder?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By Richard G
Depending on size - possibly a Musandam...

Depending on size - possibly a Musandam Jerz?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,824
Posted By Richard G
...

https://westevan.org/bollards/cannonbollards3.htm
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,180
Posted By Richard G
I'm probably going to get warned for being off...

I'm probably going to get warned for being off topic, but it reminds me of how p*ssed off the French were when Dave Brailsford told them our cycling success at the Olympics was because of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,588
Posted By Richard G
Could it have a use as some sort of peg or...

Could it have a use as some sort of peg or stake?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,732
Posted By Richard G
The pierced ears suggest there was some form of...

The pierced ears suggest there was some form of decoration, which would not be of much help if it were a club. I suspect it is a wand or sceptre, that kind of thing, or even simply a toy or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,732
Posted By Richard G
why not a picture of the face? Regards Richard

why not a picture of the face?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,569
Posted By Richard G
Is it a normal cap and nipple set up? I would...

Is it a normal cap and nipple set up? I would have thought that without some method of securing the cap there is a great danger it falls off when the hammer is cocked.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,695
Posted By Richard G
OK,try again

OK,try again
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