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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:37 PM
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Posted By francantolin
The dimensions are 163cm/64 inches long for...

The dimensions are
163cm/64 inches long for 3,6 kg
A surprising sharp and flexible blade.
Kind regards
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:32 PM
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Posted By francantolin
A double handed sword

Hello dear members,
I wanted to ask your opinion about this huge sword,
I think it is a reproduction of an antique 15th-16th model of two handed sword and I bought it with this description and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By francantolin
Red face For the large cutlery knife hypothesis, Too...

For the large cutlery knife hypothesis,
Too large I think ...
But maybe à large cooking knife,
waiting to be sharpened enough to have
a nice shape :) ;)
W the black tape,
Like this shape ......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your comments, For the...

Thank you all for your comments,
For the moment, I just etch the blade with 14 degrees vinegar, not perfect but it shows trace of lamination .
Oriental work ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 09:55 AM
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Views: 962
Posted By francantolin
And the blade

And the blade
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 09:51 AM
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Views: 962
Posted By francantolin
The knife

The knife
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 08:14 PM
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Views: 962
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for your message, I totally...

Hello,
Thank you for your message,
I totally agree with you, something of a ''french- north european'' art déco knife mixed with a turkish-kurdish style hilt or some kindjal like hilt.

For me it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By francantolin
Khanjar hilted knife'': ID wanted...:)

Hello dear members,
I'd like your advice about this knife
Seems just a recent fancy item: an assembled khanjar hilt on a european knife blade shape and ferule.

Recent, fancy but well made (...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Here two pics of the other knife, hilt seems made...

Here two pics of the other knife, hilt seems made of horn.

Still thank you for the pictures Colin !
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
For the militar model hypothesis or just for fix...

For the militar model hypothesis or just for fix it,
Sadly no stamp/name or number on the blade or the handle
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your comments, Thank's a lot...

Thank you all for your comments,
Thank's a lot Colin for the pictures,
i haven't ever seen these models, really look like ! ( just not the crossguard...)

For the sharp edge, yes they are too on...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
For the utility of the file , Just thought now:...

For the utility of the file ,
Just thought now:

for a useful survival knife: help prisonners / file through prison bars
( sure dynamite or keys are be more efficient ;) ! )
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By francantolin
Another pics... Withthe interesting kind of...

Another pics...
Withthe interesting kind of ''locket'' system

Kind regards
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
Hello, I finally received it, It came with a...

Hello,
I finally received it,
It came with a small 30cm knife ( a kind of gaucho knife or german origin )
So :
For me it must be a kind of old pioneer dagger,
Scabbard and dagger are old/...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
Thank you for your messages ! 🙂 The blade...

Thank you for your messages ! 🙂

The blade maybe made with an old file ?
It's possible, I will see and post pictures when I get it ...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By francantolin
Large old ''bowie'' scout knife ?

Hello dear members,

I bought this massive knife,
44cm/17,3 inches long
Not expensiv it seems a little old and I liked the
Massive shape and the horn hilt.
There is a saw on the back of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello, Really nice items ! Congratulations !!...

Hello,
Really nice items !
Congratulations !!
( and what about the upper yatagan with unusual hilt ?)

Did you try to etch the kilij blade ?
It seems there is a pattern ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,208
Posted By francantolin
Wink Thank you, But I always pay attention to dogmas...

Thank you,
But I always pay attention to dogmas with books... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,208
Posted By francantolin
Helli, Thank's a lot Ariel to you and your...

Helli,
Thank's a lot Ariel to you and your Pakistani friend for the translation !
Sorry for the late reply
For the date ''mystery'' ,
It can perhaps be a day and a lunar month,
The 13th of 9th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By francantolin
I wanted to share these pics: verso of the handle...

I wanted to share these pics: verso of the handle and ''zoom'' of the fullered part of the blade.
Maybe or maybe not european trade blade but nice quality

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your messages and sorry for the...

Thank you all for your messages and sorry for the late reply.
Thank you Ed for the five-khemsa esoteric or muslim symbol and a possible sudanese origin.

Yes Motan , I wrote ostrich- royal.crane...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for the detailled comments ! ...

Thank you all for the detailled comments !
Really nice model Lee !! :)
I thought earlier 40s-50s made silver work but...
Glad to hear the blade is an old one
heavy blade but flexible. Try to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By francantolin
I forgot: I think- guess the hilt had been...

I forgot:
I think- guess the hilt had been strongly cleaned by the seller.

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you both for your message, ...

Hello,

Thank you both for your message,
Maybe it is low grade local silver with nickel
even if in Sahara silver work is everywhere and don't cost much ( I was ten years ago in Tamanrasset,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By francantolin
And the large multi fullered blade and the...

And the large multi fullered blade and the ''ostrich'' ?
bird engraved on each side

Glad if anyone know this tuareg(?) bird symbol ...

Kind regards
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