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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Fernando, I would purchase around 100mm...

Hi Fernando,
I would purchase around 100mm diameter "nominally 4 inch in Ireland" but anything similar would suffice,
You would want a bit of circulation to occur.
Regards
ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,742
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Fernando, Following on from the PM ...

Hi Fernando,

Following on from the PM

If it were mine I would purchase 2 + M of sewer pipe with caps on both ends and suspend the staff inside the pipe with some string and an old T shirt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Kmaddock
KLO I love that turn of phrase, Both items are...

KLO I love that turn of phrase,
Both items are on their way to me so I will graciously take them, its a pity but that is the way it goes.

All they are going to cost is a few beers and a bite to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for that information, they are gifts so I...

Thanks for that information, they are gifts so I do not think I will let my Mate know it is a butter churn, The kris does look nice though.
I will have in a few weeks along with 2 imperial German...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Kmaddock
New club possibly ethopian

Hi,
A friend picked up these items for me and they are coming my way soon enough. Has anyone any idea on the club the kris looks nice also but not something I collect but I will put this on the kris...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kmaddock
V nice Kronckew, You must have some...

V nice Kronckew,

You must have some collection to have omitted straight off to show this example.

Most of the ones I have found on my net searching do not have any scale embellishment on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Kmaddock
To fix this would be a travesty. It would be...

To fix this would be a travesty.

It would be like re casting the liberty bell because it has a crack

If only it could talk!

Regards

Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kmaddock
Full length picture of My staff Probably my...

Full length picture of My staff
Probably my favourite piece from this years collecting.........so far ;-)
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th November 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kmaddock
Similar one in National army museum ...

Similar one in National army museum

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1963-08-1-1


with following description
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th November 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Kronckew, I have looked back and seen...

Thanks Kronckew,
I have looked back and seen some of your examples on previous threads, v v nice.
Would you have any opinion on the age of my stick?

Regards,
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks all for your knowledge, I should have...

Thanks all for your knowledge,
I should have the knife this week all going well and I will be able to se if any more information can be gleaned
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th November 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kmaddock
Zulu Commanders stick of office

Hi All
I picked up the attached stick yesterday at a car boot sale.

Looking on line I think it is a Zulu prestige item, walking stick.

The person who did the carving managed to incorporate...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Kmaddock
Apologies Fernando, I did not think my...

Apologies Fernando,
I did not think my comments were pushing what is allowed and I purposefully left them very generic,
I will edit my post accordingly
Regards
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Richard The top one is a WWII commando...

Hi Richard

The top one is a WWII commando Fairbairn–Sykes dagger second pattern, desirable, I am not up on prices but mine cost around xxxx pounds 15 years ago

This model has the chequered grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kmaddock
a shibriya knife maybe?

Hi All
I just purchased this at an auction for a few euro ,
Called an "Egyptian Knife" by the auction house, I taught it might be a bedouin shibriya. But I don't really know, looks to have some age...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi I love these items, can I ask did they all...

Hi
I love these items, can I ask did they all come out of one collection and is there a back ground story?
WRT the one 2 I have indicated below I think the hole is too large a diameter to be...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By Kmaddock
Kora

Hi
Any chance one of you have a Kora for sale
If so please e-mail me
Regards,
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th August 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Joe, Item one is a eel fishing spear (self...

Hi Joe,
Item one is a eel fishing spear (self explanatory)
Item two is for leading bulls or large animals
You put pincher into the nose, squeese the handle and catch the middle bit of the nose,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th August 2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By Kmaddock
Shot or powder measure of some sort, any ideas

Hi All
I was offered the below item.
I taught it was initially for measuring shot or powder but now I am unsure as I can see no way to use it.
I should have it at the weekend but any info welcome....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kmaddock
It is a very light knife overall, Not much...

It is a very light knife overall,
Not much leverage could be applier to the tip, as such I do not think it is a marlin spike.

Thanks all for interest.
Ken
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks all for your considered opinions, The...

Thanks all for your considered opinions,

The tip is not completely blunt and it would pierce skin with a gentle amount of force behind it.

It is a nice piece and I will put it down to early to...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kmaddock
Richard don't worry about my wife and the bling, ...

Richard don't worry about my wife and the bling,

I will not show her your comment as she does OK enough as is :)

Cheers,

Ken
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi All I was holding the knife last night...

Hi All


I was holding the knife last night and it occurred to me that when holding the knife open (there is no lock) my thumb naturally rests on the "fish like area" and this would be a...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kmaddock
Folding knife, origin opinions please

Hi All,

I just purchased what I thought was a Spanish Navaja folding knife, but now I am unsure? I just bought cos I like it so no worries if origin is somewhere else.

Lots of nice features,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi David, I would be leaning towards Kenyan and...

Hi David,
I would be leaning towards Kenyan and not particularly old.
Regards
Ken
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