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Forum: European Armoury Today, 09:26 AM
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Posted By David R
If we are going down the boarding axe route you...

If we are going down the boarding axe route you might like this place. http://www.boardingaxe.com/index.html
Forum: European Armoury Today, 09:19 AM
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Posted By David R
They had both, the tang finished with a tommy bar...

They had both, the tang finished with a tommy bar screw cap so the guards were interchangeable. Why the crossguard for field use, because in modern warfare (post 1890's) an officer had more than...
Forum: European Armoury 14th August 2022, 09:54 PM
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Posted By David R
David R. I remember the previous thread on your...

David R. I remember the previous thread on your axe - amazing that you still used it and it took an edge after a century or two! I guess that confirms the steel bit insert with the rest iron. Is it...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2022, 06:19 PM
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Posted By David R
In the hand it looks to be of the wrap around...

In the hand it looks to be of the wrap around type with an inserted edge, but pitting hides a lot of this sort of detail. What I can say is that it takes a very sharp edge and was my favourite camp...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2022, 09:12 AM
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Posted By David R
Here is my contender in the "trade axe" category....

Here is my contender in the "trade axe" category. Posted before, but fun to tag it on a thread about such. As you can see, it's a bit different to the industrially made axes/hatchets.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2022, 06:49 PM
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Views: 1,298
Posted By David R
That thing which happens when you search on Ebay,...

That thing which happens when you search on Ebay, and it suggests that you might like this.... I am going to take a rest from Khanjar/Jambiya buying until my wallet heals.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By David R
Nice one, and a real "cut above" most of the...

Nice one, and a real "cut above" most of the Takouba seen here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By David R
I am inclined to go with it being a heavily...

I am inclined to go with it being a heavily reshaped Philippine piece, not just from the squared tang but also the smooth finish. I am thinking a very damaged piece made useful again.
I will have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2022, 11:25 AM
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Views: 1,407
Posted By David R
What is this?

I was at Pudsey, Leeds Arms Fair yesterday, and I came back with this.... When it was first offered to me I thought it was a very very damaged and cut down Philippine Kris that had lost it's Gangya...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2022, 10:12 PM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By David R
I often check up on what the real costs of stuff...

I often check up on what the real costs of stuff was back in the day, it's quite illuminating, and is sometimes a bit of a surprise as to just how much inflation has robbed money of its value.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2022, 07:16 PM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By David R
On a previous thread there was a comment as to...

On a previous thread there was a comment as to what 10 rupees was worth in real terms, and being the sort of person I am I found out. In 1898 it comes out as 157 in modern UK money, and about $200,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By David R
Omani Khanjar ?

Arrived today, 07.07.22, bought via E-bay for a bargain price. E-bat restricts what can be sold in the UK, but the vendor called it a Jambiya, never used the word "blade" and in the pics kept it in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By David R
Need to see the whole gun.

Need to see the whole gun.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2022, 09:54 AM
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Views: 1,271
Posted By David R
The style of painting indicates Indo-Persia as...

The style of painting indicates Indo-Persia as does the style of grip. Not typical of the area though so I would suggest the fringes of that cultural area. Being hide, I would discard the more humid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2022, 11:58 PM
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Posted By David R
Really, really good to see this. Great to see...

Really, really good to see this. Great to see these guys at work, and pick up little things like the temporary grips/handles on the still being forged blades. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By David R
Something to be considered.

Something to be considered.
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2022, 02:20 PM
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Views: 1,603
Posted By David R
Have a search using "hauswehr" as the search...

Have a search using "hauswehr" as the search prompt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By David R
Your post reminded me to record this one of my...

Your post reminded me to record this one of my own. Plain Buffalo horn hilt, no scabbard, and bought as a "place holder" for the type.
Interestingly, on another site it claimed that plain wood was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By David R
Vendors photo's.

Vendors photo's.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2022, 04:06 PM
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Views: 1,048
Posted By David R
My latest African Spear Head

Arrived today, 09/06/22 so I can also share photo's I have taken as well as the vendors.
Sold as possibly Sudanese, which it may be.... but I am not altogether sold on that as the origin. Spiral,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By David R
A nice little puzzle indeed.

A nice little puzzle indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By David R
Nice catch, enjoy what you have there, they are...

Nice catch, enjoy what you have there, they are not easy to find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By David R
I have one very like it with a dark horn grip....

I have one very like it with a dark horn grip. Probably Yemeni, see photo of similar in wear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By David R
Thank you for that information. It explains the...

Thank you for that information. It explains the differences this has from the other Jambiya I have had, purportedly from the Yemen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By David R
Yemeni Jambiya a new purchase.

Ordered online and arrived today, hooray! Just as described by the vendor, and no real issues. I would put it in the category of a genuine item reworked or adapted for later use, and possibly for...
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