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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:23 PM
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Posted By David R
It just occurred to me to mention, the Dadao I...

It just occurred to me to mention, the Dadao I have coming, and in the pic. is a 1937 dated Chinese Army piece, which is why the guard is somewhat "Industrial" in form. I am hoping it is the real...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By David R
I too would be interested in any information on...

I too would be interested in any information on this one, I saw something very similar to this on sale a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By David R
Reading all this, I am glad I picked up my stuff...

Reading all this, I am glad I picked up my stuff years ago before all these restrictions came in.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By David R
Dao or Dadao? I have an old Dao and the disk...

Dao or Dadao? I have an old Dao and the disk guard is soldered up from sheet, I have just bought a Dadao (not arrived yet) and the guard looks to be cast from iron.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By David R
Thanks for the information, I did wonder. Oh...

Thanks for the information, I did wonder. Oh well, happy as I am with the piece I must now resume my quest for a Philippine blade.
Any ideas on its age and use.... a weapon or a tool, this century (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By David R
Newly bought Bolo.

Hiya everyone. Seeing all the good blades on this site originating in the Philippines filled me with the desire to have at least one of these for myself.
Yesterday I was able to buy this one...... Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,258
Posted By David R
A wonderful collection, which has me wanting an...

A wonderful collection, which has me wanting an example of this type in my own collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,092
Posted By David R
Very nice pieces, worth looking after.

Very nice pieces, worth looking after.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,155
Posted By David R
ariel, I do not think this is wootz, more likely...

ariel, I do not think this is wootz, more likely a folded steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,155
Posted By David R
Here's my example, more of a Khyber Knife being...

Here's my example, more of a Khyber Knife being 58cm long in total, but described as a Choora by Ian B at the Armouries. Bought a few years ago, before the recent involvement and so most likely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By David R
This one looks good to me! The Afghan shashkas...

This one looks good to me! The Afghan shashkas tend to have a distinctive look, usually having a metal mount at the base of the blade like a pesh kabz and a two piece grip.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By David R
A similar idea of making "traveller...

A similar idea of making "traveller friendly" items crops up with early 20thC Jian from China.
However some people like a shorter blade for other reasons.... on "Great River" they compare some of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By David R
This one looks Turkoman to me.... I had one very...

This one looks Turkoman to me.... I had one very similar some time back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By David R
I had some success using scrunched up aluminium...

I had some success using scrunched up aluminium foil as a scrub.... harder than soft rust but softer than silver. Usual caveat though, go gently and stop if you see the koftgari lifting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By David R
The pin through the grip and tang is also a...

The pin through the grip and tang is also a common Afghan feature....look up pulwar also spelled pulouar.
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By David R
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I know this is an old thread, but I came across it while trawling the site and thought it worth putting some things in perspective. A friend of mine is a big enthusiast of British cavalry, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By David R
Thanks guys, not a rare blade then, but always...

Thanks guys, not a rare blade then, but always nice to know what it is.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By David R
Unknown blade with Arabic numerals.

Good evening all, and I hope someone can give me a little more knowledge about the origin of this blade.
Last Weekend I was at a fair in Pontoise just on the outskirts of Paris, and my friend bought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By David R
Moro?

Moro?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By David R
The more I see of these the more I want one for...

The more I see of these the more I want one for my own collection. Really really nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By David R
A lot of older European blades are made out of...

A lot of older European blades are made out of "Shear Steel" a forged and folded steel that was not intended to be etched, but shows a watered pattern on those occasions when it is. It is possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By David R
A very nice win indeed.

A very nice win indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By David R
The hollowed form of the blade on many African...

The hollowed form of the blade on many African spearheads is apparently a by product of using stone/pebble anvils.
Ref.M.J.Swanton 1973
The Spearheads of the Anglo-Saxon Settlements
ISBN 0 903986 01...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,049
Posted By David R
The whole Kopis-machiera-yataghan question is one...

The whole Kopis-machiera-yataghan question is one that has had me thinking for some time. Below are some of my collected pics from a variety of sources, alas I neglected to nail the references to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,507
Posted By David R
Apparently the chest was the "Estate Arms...

Apparently the chest was the "Estate Arms Chest" for a wealthy magnate during the Chartist period in the UK.....
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