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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Miguel, That particular book of his, from...

Hi Miguel,

That particular book of his, from which I quoted, is lavishly illustrated with superb photos and has annotations in both Spanish and English.

See...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chris Evans
It appears to be Spanish and dating to the last...

It appears to be Spanish and dating to the last quarter of the 19th century.

There is a very similar one in Forton's Antique Clasp Knive's, on page 23, item 022. The English annotation reads as...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,112
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Fernando, Is this what you were referring...

Hi Fernando,

Is this what you were referring to? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OSaFdDko_k

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,112
Posted By Chris Evans
And thank you for posting the link to that most...

And thank you for posting the link to that most informative paper on the Colichemarde.

Apropos to which, the conventional wisdom had it, as implied by Castle, that its demise was due to that...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,112
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi, Egerton Castle, in his Schools and...

Hi,

Egerton Castle, in his Schools and Masters Of fencing (pg237-8) describes such a sword as a 'Flamberg", an intermediary between the transition rapier and the small sword. He also wrote that...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Fernando, On a different note, although...

Hi Fernando,

On a different note, although there appears to be evidence that Bowie (or better, his brother Rezin ?) ordered the famous big knife from James Black, there is no actual detailed...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chris Evans
Thank you ever so much - A wonderful contribution...

Thank you ever so much - A wonderful contribution to our collective knowledge.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,281
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Battara, Wonderful work -...

Hi Battara,


Wonderful work - Congratulations!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,251
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Stefan, Have a look at post #7 in...

Hi Stefan,

Have a look at post #7 in http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22371&highlight=movediza

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,637
Posted By Chris Evans
I say fairly recently. Cheers Chris

I say fairly recently.



Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Ian, Thanks for sharing that interesting...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for sharing that interesting information - All I can say is that we have come some way way from those days.....

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Chromium in small quantities increases the...

Chromium in small quantities increases the hardenability of the steel and what this means in practical terms is that a low thermal shock oil quench suffices, reducing the chances of cracks and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Maybe, but chances are against it. The inside...

Maybe, but chances are against it. The inside surfaces of the crack become oxidized and are unlikely to weld shut, unless a flux is introduced.

The practice of recycling used leaf springs is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
I very much doubt that the iron ores used to make...

I very much doubt that the iron ores used to make bloomery iron would have contained the alloying elements required by the 5160 standard.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Ian, Leaf springs have been made from a...

Ian,

Leaf springs have been made from a variety of steels, not just 5160. Over the years I have seen mentioned 9260, L6 and the higher carbon content 10xx series including 1095.

So we must not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
5160? This website lists a number of...

5160?

This website lists a number of equivalent standards, among which is EN - 60Cr3

http://www.zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=5160&dlm=AISI&ss=1

Ian: Thank you for publishing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Folks, An overview of...

Hi Folks,

An overview of 5160:https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6743

A good article on how to best heat treat 5160: https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/04/01/how-to-heat-treat-5160/
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By Chris Evans
If you do a search for "Eberle Elmo" you'll get a...

If you do a search for "Eberle Elmo" you'll get a number of hits for knives on sale, so those two brand names are linked in some way. One such hit took me to Brazil, so there's a clue perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By Chris Evans
This makers brand corresponds to "Trompeta" and...

This makers brand corresponds to "Trompeta" and from what I could find out it was marketed by the Argentine firm Eberle. Here's a link in Spanish to the history of the maker and I have found an...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Fernando, Thank you. Cheers Chris

Fernando,

Thank you.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,564
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Everybody, May 2020 bring all of you all...

Hi Everybody,

May 2020 bring all of you all the very best in life and may you all continue to make the excellent posts that have made this forum renown.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi, Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and...

Hi,

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,272
Posted By Chris Evans
I think that "Pioneer" or "Sapper" are the...

I think that "Pioneer" or "Sapper" are the closest English equivalents.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,080
Posted By Chris Evans
Fits the looks of a "Sevillana"! Cheers ...

Fits the looks of a "Sevillana"!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,080
Posted By Chris Evans
Not to mention the huge number of 20th century...

Not to mention the huge number of 20th century souvenir navajas made in Albacete and Santa Cruz De Mudela bearing the ubiquitous inscription of "TOLEDO"



I doubt if there would be enough...
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