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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 09:25 AM
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Posted By David R
Thank you for showing these, not seen anything...

Thank you for showing these, not seen anything like them before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By David R
My thought as well.

My thought as well.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By David R
More of a hanger than a dirk I would say. It...

More of a hanger than a dirk I would say. It would make a very nice bandsman's sword!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By David R
OK, a longshot here.... 47 years ago as ...

OK, a longshot here....
47 years ago as callow youth I worked alongside an ex serviceman, (Kings Shropshire Light Infantry) who had service during the 1968 Mauritian riots. He mentioned that the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By David R
Another story about Napoleon's bee is that it was...

Another story about Napoleon's bee is that it was a misinterpretation of the image of the Cicada used by the Merovingian dynasty. The Cicada was used as a symbol of rebirth/resurrection. In a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By David R
I will just leave this one here in the hope that...

I will just leave this one here in the hope that it is relevant. Apologies for the poor quality pics, quick and dirty from my phone.
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By David R
The fullering is what attracted me to it in the...

The fullering is what attracted me to it in the first place. The grip is secured by a well fitted "pin" in the pommel, that only goes partially through the horn scales on each side but transfixes a...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By David R
Poor pics, but perhaps good enough.

Poor pics, but perhaps good enough.
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By David R
I have similar state remains of one very very...

I have similar state remains of one very very like this. It's late period Ottoman military, and I have been told Ottoman Navy, in a revival style. They get stripped of their mounts because some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By David R
Thank you. Not a Nation we see much of here.

Thank you. Not a Nation we see much of here.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,306
Posted By David R
And another from the same campaign and era.

And another from the same campaign and era.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,306
Posted By David R
Now here is a fun challenge, one of these...

Now here is a fun challenge, one of these soldiers is French Foreign legion, who, where, when and which nation issued the photo so it's soldiers knew not to shoot at them. And it's within the cut off...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,306
Posted By David R
I think a lot of interesting conversations would...

I think a lot of interesting conversations would suffer, if arbitrary cut off dates were enforced. I do understand the methodology behind this, but we are here to enjoy rich conversations... (and...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,306
Posted By David R
Not my photo's, from the internet and as far as I...

Not my photo's, from the internet and as far as I know public domain.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,306
Posted By David R
You might like this... Deserted Legion fort at...

You might like this... Deserted Legion fort at Tazzougerte at the southern end of the Oued Guir river valley.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,306
Posted By David R
Some time ago I posted Gras Musketoon on the...

Some time ago I posted Gras Musketoon on the ethic page, so here is a link to that short conversation. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16044&highlight=gras
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By David R
Not sure if this counts, but one dealer had the...

Not sure if this counts, but one dealer had the exact match to this described as a naval dirk. I do mean exact as well, so it is an actual pattern whether commercial or military. I am dubious about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By David R
I have used a small bore (air) rifle cleaning rod...

I have used a small bore (air) rifle cleaning rod on a couple of scabbards, and one of those "air duster" cans, as used on electrical equipment to blow loose stuff out.
I am just as interested as...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
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 18th August 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
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
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
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
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
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
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
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
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
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: 2,415
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.
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