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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Philip
Smile Hey Joe, Congrats on getting a very clean,...

Hey Joe,
Congrats on getting a very clean, compleat example that's right as rain! So much nicer than many that you see out there.

My only suggestion is that you resist the temptation to carry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2021, 03:24 AM
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Views: 1,018
Posted By Philip
Markel Insurance Co., Rosemont, IL insures both...

Markel Insurance Co., Rosemont, IL insures both collectors and dealers in antique arms and militaria. I've worked thru my broker, Steve Boyett and Associates, 330 Franklin Rd, Ste 135A-526,...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2021, 05:50 AM
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Views: 1,519
Posted By Philip
This probably belongs on the European Armoury...

This probably belongs on the European Armoury board.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Philip
Agreed, guns of this type are a knockoff of the...

Agreed, guns of this type are a knockoff of the large German or Dutch holster pistols of the latter 17th cent., which the Turks became familiar with through trade and warfare during the period.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By Philip
The gripscales are of rhino horn. I like to use...

The gripscales are of rhino horn. I like to use artist's turpentine on a piece of old towel to clean off accumulated gunk. An old toothbrush works fine for crevices. The fibrous structure can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By Philip
The rougher finish is typical of lower-class...

The rougher finish is typical of lower-class weapons of the 19th and early 20th cent., where standards of finish declined. Most of the weapons displaying this finish are simple knives or falchions...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,537
Posted By Philip
Markus, thanks for posting this. Could you...

Markus, thanks for posting this. Could you please provide a photo showing the entire sword in a single direct view?
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By Philip
for comparison

This, in case anyone is wondering how substantial a weapon is needed to deal with Mr Piggy in the wild.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By Philip
Iain, I think that your sword may likely be 18th...

Iain, I think that your sword may likely be 18th cent. or maybe later Indochinese as opposed to Thai. The wedge-shaped blade cross-section, with single narrow fuller adjoining the spine, is commonly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By Philip
Details of design and workmanship don't give the...

Details of design and workmanship don't give the impression of being Korean. Blades from Korea, made and mounted in the Japanese style (as on sabers such as the beolungeom have blades with...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,114
Posted By Philip
A word to the wise: apparently the publisher...

A word to the wise: apparently the publisher released two versions, in the same year, same text, photos, and graphics but one has the table of makers' marks and the other edition doesn't. (I...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,989
Posted By Philip
Removing the pins

Taking them out requires some technique but it's not such a frightening procedure. First, find some thick sheets of rubber, or scraps of old carpeting, one should be large enough for the entire...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,617
Posted By Philip
A very interesting study piece! On the one hand,...

A very interesting study piece! On the one hand, we shudder at a fine sword which has suffered so much from exposure to the elephants. On the other, the corrosion reveals the fine, controlled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By Philip
There are an unknown number of these cannons in...

There are an unknown number of these cannons in private hands as well. One, of the middling size with its wheels, sold a few years ago at an antique firearms auction in the US. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By Philip
In 1994 I also saw a pair of these on the terrace...

In 1994 I also saw a pair of these on the terrace outside the National Museum, Budapest.

A smaller sized barrel of field-gun size, similar markings, and in a Chinese-style carriage with wooden...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By Philip
Thanks for these close up photos. Yes, the tip...

Thanks for these close up photos. Yes, the tip area definitely looks like it was ground down to reshape a possibly broken-off bit of the point, at some time in the past. You'd almost expect this,...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By Philip
It has a businesslike look to it, and shows signs...

It has a businesslike look to it, and shows signs of being round the block more than a couple times -- quite encouraging.

Rather unusual and intriguing thing. In terms of overall form, it seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,833
Posted By Philip
Good observation as re physical characteristics. ...

Good observation as re physical characteristics. The guard reminds me of an abbreviated version of the full knucklebow as seen on later (Nguyen Dynasty) sabers. Same for the scabbard profile, the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,535
Posted By Philip
Well, understandable considering the English love...

Well, understandable considering the English love of and expertise in gardening. Maybe if he he had an ovicultural background, he might have seen a sheep-comb:
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,932
Posted By Philip
Could it be a "retailored" European...

Could it be a "retailored" European hauberk?
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,535
Posted By Philip
Sorry, Nando, my copy of [IArmi Bianche...

Sorry, Nando, my copy of [IArmi Bianche Italiane[/I] is an edition printed without the marks section, too! Same editor, I guess you and I have the economy version :(
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By Philip
Nando, I believe that the illustration...

Nando,

I believe that the illustration posted by David is from Stone's GLOSSARY... under the entry "military fork". page 450. The transition between socket and central spike on his example is...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,535
Posted By Philip
clarification please

Do you mean crucifer instead, from fero/ferre "to carry", so as to mean a cross-bearing globe?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,346
Posted By Philip
it's also consistent with a lot of Ottoman blades.

it's also consistent with a lot of Ottoman blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,346
Posted By Philip
They're probably more dangerous when they tempt...

They're probably more dangerous when they tempt you with apple clenched in fangs!:eek:
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