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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2013, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Neil
Here are the additional pictures. The guard on...

Here are the additional pictures. The guard on the shorter jian definitely has a more refined casting. For my tastes its state of preservation is much nicer than the longer one. Of course the longer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Neil
Thanks for your thoughts guys. Learning about the...

Thanks for your thoughts guys. Learning about the salt and vinegar method was very interesting. I will be adding it to my bag of tricks for sure.

In regards to the authenticity of the piece I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Neil
Thank you for your thoughts. I am not familiar...

Thank you for your thoughts. I am not familiar with that method. Could you describe the process and expected result.

To answer your question about removing all the patina. I have yet to use a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Neil
Chinese Jian Clean-up Question

I have this interesting old jian pictured below and I was hoping to clean it up a little. Its a pretty long one at 33" total without the scabbard. Sorry about the mediocre pictures. I am trying to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Neil
Hi Bill, Welcome to the forum. I am looking...

Hi Bill,
Welcome to the forum. I am looking forward to any Chinese shield examples you might be willing to share.
Neil
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By Neil
Great topic. I am in the process of putting...

Great topic. I am in the process of putting together a nice kung fu practice spear with an antique head on it now.

Here are my thoughts on your topics.

Shafts - I think Timo had a lot of good...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th May 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By Neil
Antique Chinese Jian Sword

This antique Chinese sword is 33" long overall and 1 lbs 10 oz. Everything is still solid as a rock with no movement in the hand guard or pommel. Price is $325.00 plus shipping. Feel free to pm me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Neil
I like to oil and use bronze wool on surfaces...

I like to oil and use bronze wool on surfaces like these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Neil
Does anyone have thoughts on Elgoods book...

Does anyone have thoughts on Elgoods book "Islamic Arms and Armour". I see it was first published in 1979.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Neil
Thank you guys for your input. I really...

Thank you guys for your input. I really appreciate the advice. I have Rawson, Paul, and Stone. They do not appear to have the depth I am looking for though. I will look to the other works mentioned,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Neil
Books on Indian and regional swords

Books on Indian and regional swords
I was hoping for recommendations on the best books to learn about swords of India. Thanks for your help.
Neil
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By Neil
I had the feeling of a SEA influence as well by...

I had the feeling of a SEA influence as well by the nature of the grip, its proportions, as well as the wrap treatment. It has very likely gone through many hands over the years. It is great to see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Neil
Here are the additional pictures.

Here are the additional pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Neil
I really appreciate everyone's insightful...

I really appreciate everyone's insightful comments. I will definitely post more pictures as requested.

At this point I am feeling the Philippine suggestions make the most sense to me. I know I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Neil
Gavin, What aspects in particular give you the...

Gavin,
What aspects in particular give you the impression that it is Chinese
Thanks,
Neil
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Neil
Thank you guys for your input so far....

Thank you guys for your input so far. Interestingly enough it did come with a small group of old Chinese knives. Chinese weapons are what I am most interested in. Although from my experience this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Neil
Dagger id question

I recently acquired this dagger as part of a group knives. This one in particular is outside my field of study so I am at a loss for what it is exactly. The dagger is 17" long total, with a horn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,492
Posted By Neil
The "rams horn" guard seems to be a...

The "rams horn" guard seems to be a rather common guard form. As far as indicative of a a region, I have some that I know were collected in Northern China (Shandong, Shanxi). Although I do not think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By Neil
That's really interesting. Thank you Lew for...

That's really interesting. Thank you Lew for sharing. The fact that they were being made by American Cutlers/knife makers makes me think of two the questions. Were these knives in that high of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By Neil
Thanks for your comment. Although I should have...

Thanks for your comment. Although I should have been more specific. I believe I read they were made by American cutlers in San Fransisco for the Chinese-American market as well, although I can not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By Neil
I think the stacked look on the guard of the most...

I think the stacked look on the guard of the most recent photos is interesting and something I have not seen on others. Although there are two sitting right next to each other. Unlike the octagonal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By Neil
No doubt some differences in hack vs. chop vs....

No doubt some differences in hack vs. chop vs. draw cut etc. are relative to the shape of the blade, and how it plays out in a real exchange. Relative to the exchange I am talking about the dynamic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By Neil
Great idea for a thread. I think more discussions...

Great idea for a thread. I think more discussions on Chinese arms are in order.

Here is one that I sold about a year ago. I had several pictures of it in the past, but can only find this one...
Forum: Swap Forum 13th February 2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By Neil
Sold - Thanks

Sold - Thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 29th January 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By Neil
A little incentive, $325.00 plus shipping

A little incentive, $325.00 plus shipping
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