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Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you! Google translate can't handle...

Thank you!

Google translate can't handle fourbisseur. But I found a definition in a French dictionary: Person whose task is to furnish, mount or repair bladed weapons to make them brighter.

Also,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By vilhelmsson
I hope he has good health insurance! Is there...

I hope he has good health insurance!

Is there more info in the book about what he is? Is he the sample and options catalog for a smith? Is he a courtier dressing for his and his colleagues'...
Forum: European Armoury 1st March 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By vilhelmsson
Cerjak, in your experience, are two piece visors...

Cerjak, in your experience, are two piece visors less common on more modern helmets, are they more common on older earlier helmets, or is this just pointed out as a feature that differentiates...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,767
Posted By vilhelmsson
If you have access to Facebook, then you may find...

If you have access to Facebook, then you may find this discussion illuminating:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/444864076083475/permalink/608834383019776/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,728
Posted By vilhelmsson
Jens, this reminds me of a Kurt Vonnegut quote I...

Jens, this reminds me of a Kurt Vonnegut quote I heard on the radio the other day:

"[When Vonnegut tells his wife he's going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you're not a poor man. You...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,728
Posted By vilhelmsson
TVV, Thank you for the images! The bare hilt on...

TVV, Thank you for the images! The bare hilt on page 265 is interesting and bears a close resemblance to a hilt in the Victoria & Albert Museum:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,728
Posted By vilhelmsson
New Rock Crystal Pesh-kabz

I've recently started collecting Indian arms, and, partly in response to Jens's request for more India related posts, here's a pesh-kabz I picked up recently. Comments welcome!

For comparison, I...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By vilhelmsson
Checkout the video on the cleaning of the Langeid...

Checkout the video on the cleaning of the Langeid Sword. Underneath that lump of rust is perhaps the most beautiful surviving Viking Age hilt in near perfect condition. And Vegard is meticulous in...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By vilhelmsson
I forgot to add: that is stunningly beautiful!

I forgot to add: that is stunningly beautiful!
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By vilhelmsson
Check out the video at the bottom of this link of...

Check out the video at the bottom of this link of Vegard Vike's conservation of the Langeid Sword:

https://www.khm.uio.no/english/research/collections/objects/the-ornate-sword-from-langeid.html

I...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,579
Posted By vilhelmsson
As someone who also collects old rusty weapons,...

As someone who also collects old rusty weapons, I'm generally looking for something with a little more pizzazz at the GBP 36k price point! And the rust is a "newish" looking.

Given the level of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,630
Posted By vilhelmsson
I am fascinated by the pattern-welding on this...

I am fascinated by the pattern-welding on this spear. I've only seen similar straight line pattern-welding on the Illerup Adal swords pictured below from vols 11 and 12 of Illerup Adal (and on an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,960
Posted By vilhelmsson
Dear Lee, I had thought it might be in error....

Dear Lee,

I had thought it might be in error. E.g., maybe the shipper neglected to include proper attestations as to the age of the artifact.

DHL kindly challenged the duty on my behalf. Actually a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,960
Posted By vilhelmsson
US Import Duties on Chinese Antiques

I received the nice New Year's surprise of a surprisingly large import duty on an antique Chinese sword this morning.

When I called DHL, the duty/tax rep reviewed my paperwork and said, "Sir, we are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,965
Posted By vilhelmsson
I recently received delivery of a similar Type D...

I recently received delivery of a similar Type D Viking Age spearhead. I was eager to see if it had pattern welding. The core seems to be pattern-welded, though it could also be some clever...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,670
Posted By vilhelmsson
Reventlov, Fair enough. It's unclear from my...

Reventlov, Fair enough. It's unclear from my source whether it's all Ingelrii's found in one geographic location that all have the same composition on the opposite face or if it's all Ingelrii's with...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,670
Posted By vilhelmsson
Hello Ibrahiim, I stand by my analysis. All...

Hello Ibrahiim,

I stand by my analysis. All experts have bias. And I tried to be gentle in my analysis.

A semi-mythical 10th century Norwegian king, central to the contrived Norwegian conversion...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,670
Posted By vilhelmsson
Jim, Fascinating analysis! I just read through...

Jim,

Fascinating analysis!

I just read through the Feuerbach article, and I have some concerns with it. But I am also intrigued by it. We can do no more than speculate about many of the details of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By vilhelmsson
Lee, Thank you for the close ups on the khanda...

Lee,

Thank you for the close ups on the khanda and firangi. Very helpful observation on the metallurgical analysis; it's going in the evaluation toolbox.

Jim,

Thank you for your observations. I...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,670
Posted By vilhelmsson
In "The Vlfberht sword blade...

In "The Vlfberht sword blade reevaluated," from 2008, noted sword scholar Anne Stalsberg says that the high count on documented Ingelrii's is 37 by Geibig. Of those 37, she accepts 32.

For...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By vilhelmsson
@fernando, on many more looks.... Regarding the...

@fernando, on many more looks....

Regarding the profuse engraving, the amount of engraving seems similar in length to a Carvalho mark you posted many years ago....
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you. And I'm not sure. Many things are...

Thank you.

And I'm not sure. Many things are within the realm of possibility!

The sword was likely commissioned during Aurangzeb's reign. At least one of Aurangzeb’s swords was stamped Andrea...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By vilhelmsson
European Maker's Marks on an Indian Firanghi

I recently acquired the firanghi pictured below. I'm posting it here because I have questions about the visible European maker's marks on the blade.

Short background: The sword is believed to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By vilhelmsson
Well, you guys know what they say about a fool...

Well, you guys know what they say about a fool and his money :D

The challenge for me, of course, is that it's a lot easier to learn about good stuff in books than the cheap looking stuff that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By vilhelmsson
Thank you Marius. And I have your etching guide...

Thank you Marius. And I have your etching guide bookmarked.

I must shamefully admit that the poor hilt is what caught my touristy eye :o Do you have any thoughts on whether it was intended for...
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