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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 07:25 PM
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Posted By David R
Could be a studio prop! I remember a weird story...

Could be a studio prop! I remember a weird story about Austro-Hungarian photos from this era, Travelling salesmen sold the country girls pics of their loved one in the army.. They had two images,...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 882
Posted By David R
Both Scots and English kings used them in their...

Both Scots and English kings used them in their local wars, but found them inclined to have their own alliances and motivation in combat. The unification removed their reason for existence and James...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By David R
18th century officers spontoon head?

18th century officers spontoon head?
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By David R
I was meaning the all brass hanger style hilts so...

I was meaning the all brass hanger style hilts so popular on the continent... Brass guards and back-straps were ubiquitous for Infantry and Naval officers of course.... Iron/steel preferred for...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By David R
I would look across the Channel for this one....

I would look across the Channel for this one. Britain did not really go for brass hilts after the 1790's as far as I know..... I am confident of correction if I am wrong. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,161
Posted By David R
I know that one. Sometimes it's a punt, and...

I know that one. Sometimes it's a punt, and sometimes a certainty, but I paid a walking stick price so no worries.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,161
Posted By David R
Not just a walking stick then?

Not just a walking stick then?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 02:43 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By David R
It sank most readily!

It sank most readily!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 12:50 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By David R
OK, this conversation has got me a bit wound up...

OK, this conversation has got me a bit wound up in a good way. What do I have here then? Bought as a walking stick at a Steampunk fair, and used by me as such.... but there s a clear resemblance to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By David R
Stumped! But at a guess I would say late in...

Stumped! But at a guess I would say late in period, revival and made for a Western style hilt. Also... what a find! Russian Imperial perhaps.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By David R
Wow, and thank you for the posts.... and wow...

Wow, and thank you for the posts.... and wow again!
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,521
Posted By David R
Well, seeing as we have a nice thread going here...

Well, seeing as we have a nice thread going here I will add in my example. No blade piercing, and the grip panelled with brass and "ivory" glued with pitch or resin to the wooden core. Some damage to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th October 2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By David R
narrowed down

Well my online searching is narrowing down the possibilities. It looks very like something from traditional Indian brass ware often referred to as a milk-pot. But, they have a flat bottom and no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By David R
The oddest grip material I have seen was coarse...

The oddest grip material I have seen was coarse pink wall plaster, the base layer type before the fine white grade is skimmed on to finish. This was on a quite decent yatagan, and had been painted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By David R
I have no problems with a Turkish origin. What...

I have no problems with a Turkish origin. What does concern me is the grip material, it does look and feel like cork which I do not see as being original. Another factor are the rivet washers or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By David R
A very basic and bashed Saif.

Got this one yesterday in a private sale and I am quite happy with it for the price paid. Comments on origin welcome. I have issues with the grip scales which were described as "cork" and that seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd October 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By David R
.. or perhaps not.

A friend was over yesterday dropping off a sword, and having similar interests to myself in ethnographic miscellania we had a chat and a good go over the piece. Probably not a tiffin set as there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By David R
Looking at the cogwheel toothed section I would...

Looking at the cogwheel toothed section I would suggest it's also a striking end of some authority... real or symbolic!
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By David R
The blade looks to be flat over to one side, in...

The blade looks to be flat over to one side, in which case it is probably a side axe used for trimming logs square. Also known as a goose wing axe.
https://www.oldtoolstore.co.uk/side-axes-135-c.asp
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,695
Posted By David R
Minor correction to my post above, it's a George...

Minor correction to my post above, it's a George IV (4th) 1820 to 1830, sergeants sword, somehow I got the Roman numerals the wrong way round. There were quite a few new patterns came in 1822 and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By David R
the Knife markets of Sanaa

Does anyone have this book, and can they tell me if it's worth buying. Not a lot of information online and I don't want to pay good money based just on the cover, Thanks in advance.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
Thank you, I think you have the right of it...

Thank you, I think you have the right of it there. I am quite pleased with it being more practical than decorative.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd October 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By David R
Tiffin Box perhaps

Just back from a small "antique fair" which was more like a vintage tabletop sale frankly.... you can tell I was not impressed! However I came away with two items at an attractive price, the one I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
Powder Flask

Just back from a small "antique fair" which was more like a vintage tabletop sale frankly.... you can tell I was not impressed! However I came away with two items at an attractive price, the one I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,462
Posted By David R
I just thought I might as well join in with mine,...

I just thought I might as well join in with mine, posted before but on its own thread.
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