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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2022, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Mongolian Archers first half 20thC.

Mongolian Archers first half 20thC.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This should be of interest....

Hi,
This should be of interest. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/30963
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 06:26 PM
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Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Cathey, No problem. My...

Hi Cathey,
No problem.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, A relevant passage from the article that...

Hi,
A relevant passage from the article that Fernando highlighted.

"The hunt was masterminded by a group of local hunters called ‘shikharis’, which was headed by a ‘mir shikaran’ or the head...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, I was wondering the same thing. In...

Hi Fernando,
I was wondering the same thing. In decorated hunting related European examples it either shows the quarry being hunted and/or the huntsman engaged in the hunt. The lack of evidence re...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Europe has a long tradition of depicting...

Hi,
Europe has a long tradition of depicting scenes of the hunt and of trophies of the hunt on weapons that are particularly designed for hunting. Perhaps it may be the case in other cultures?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Cathey, Absolutely no problem,...

Hi Cathey,
Absolutely no problem, if you need better/different images just let me know.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2022, 05:57 PM
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Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
I wouldn't think so. Regards, Norman.

I wouldn't think so.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Cathey, Another take on a...

Hi Cathey,
Another take on a hunting motif albeit a lot less prominent. This Tulwar hilted Kora of mine has a figure on the blade hunting with a 'boomerang' an image Jens was able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,636
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Cathey, Not just bladed...

Hi Cathey,
Not just bladed weapons, here is a chiselled steel shield of mine, 45cm across, also with hunting scenes. The reverse has some kind of pitch on it probably as a fixative for...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,536
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, For me it is not beyond the...

Hi Jim,
For me it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that a repurposed Indian blade would have this feature ground out. As far as I can remember a lot of the Mamluke style blades in...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 02:16 PM
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Views: 7,536
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Along a similar vein, a late 17thC early...

Hi,
Along a similar vein, a late 17thC early 18thC Indian Tulwar and a mid 19thC Austrian cavalry sword with an earlier, probably 18thC, Austrian made blade in the Ottoman style. Not too...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,533
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Couldn't find any engravings but all of...

Hi,
Couldn't find any engravings but all of the underneath described as a Goyarde.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By Norman McCormick
At the going down of the sun and in the morning.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,904
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, My one and only. Regards, Norman.

Hi,
My one and only.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,737
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Yes, appears to be a standard...

Hi,
Yes, appears to be a standard Charleville 1777 type, see attached photo, as Fernando has noted. This design was used throughout this period by various countries. This link shows a Dutch 1815...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I found a Wostenholm catalogue page from...

Hi,
I found a Wostenholm catalogue page from the late 19thC which shows the one you posted, third from the left, but not the one I posted. I think this would put mine well into the 20thC so I...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, England is in the address after...

Hi,
England is in the address after Sheffield on the blade. I have found a few similar Wostenholm blades on the net but no indication as to when they were manufactured. The total length of the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Thanks for replying. Can you tell me the...

Hi,
Thanks for replying. Can you tell me the time scale for this Bowie profile. I know it is after 1848 as that was when Wostenholm moved to the Washington Works on Wellington Street and this is...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By Norman McCormick
Bowie Knives

Hi,
Does anyone have a copy of I*XL Means I Excel -A Short History of the I*XL Bowie Knife by William R Williamson that they could reference for me?
Thanks,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,925
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The Kaiser would have been in his...

Hi,
The Kaiser would have been in his thirties in the 1890's :confused:
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,547
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I suspect you are absolutely...

Hi Jim,
I suspect you are absolutely correct, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,547
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some additional info. ...

Hi,
Some additional info.
http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/weapons/index.php/tour-by-region/oceania/asia/arms-and-armour-asia-121/index.html
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,547
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This sword belongs to Rick and again as...

Hi,
This sword belongs to Rick and again as far as I can see it is also a backsword.
Rick questioned whether his example be termed a Dhup.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,547
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This sword belongs to me and I am as...

Hi,
This sword belongs to me and I am as sure as I can be that it is all original and not a composite. I termed this sword as Sukhela as the blade has the flexibility to conform to the type. The...
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