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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Rich
I occasionally ask a question as in a recent...

I occasionally ask a question as in a recent thread; but mostly just read and learn (albeit slowly).
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Rich
Jim - You are too kind, but thank you. Now I'm...

Jim -

You are too kind, but thank you. Now I'm just a retired old geezer who has forgotten what he forgot.

Also thank who ever maintains the geographical index for keeping my Japanese sword site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Rich
OK, that makes some sense. The blade determines...

OK, that makes some sense. The blade determines the type of sword, while the mounts determine the cultural origins,etc.

At least with Nihonto we only have to deal with one culture and country of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Rich
I think you guys are just trying to confuse a...

I think you guys are just trying to confuse a senile old geezer. :)

At least with Nihonto a long sword is a daito; and sub-type if it's a katana, uchikatana or tachi. Which is determined by its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Rich
So it's not a matter of the swords origin, rather...

So it's not a matter of the swords origin, rather the owners??
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Rich
Dumb question: what is the difference between a...

Dumb question: what is the difference between a shamshir and a tulwar? I have a tulwar nearly identical to the sword posted; has gold floral motif on hilt but blade is curved with double fullers ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Rich
Could it be a Spanish blade that has been...

Could it be a Spanish blade that has been rehandled in Brazil,etc?
The blade is just like an early-mid 19th C Spanish punal I use to have.
Just a thought.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Rich
Sorry, but the closest that has been to Japan is...

Sorry, but the closest that has been to Japan is China or Indonesia,etc.
Not a Japanese NCO or Shingunto IMHO.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Rich
Have you noticed that the blade back extends past...

Have you noticed that the blade back extends past the guard? To my untrained eye that is not a mark of quality workmanship.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Rich
Thanks David - I was thinking more of the...

Thanks David -

I was thinking more of the "broken back" seax style. I've done what research online that I can but can find no direct link between the standard puukko style and the broken back seax....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Rich
Puukko and seax

Not sure where to post this. I was wondering if there is any direct relationship between Finnish puukko and ancient seax? Any thoughts or comments welcome. Stylistically there is no similarity that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rich
Google "Nihonto Message Board". That...

Google "Nihonto Message Board". That site will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people from all over the world for Japanese swords.

www.militaria.co.za/nmb/

you will need to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Rich
Works quick and well for me on Firefox. Rich

Works quick and well for me on Firefox.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By Rich
Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the...

Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. Both are great.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,050
Posted By Rich
I would think it was the mortar of it's time. Rich

I would think it was the mortar of it's time.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,229
Posted By Rich
Smile Great collection. Thanks for sharing. Now I know...

Great collection. Thanks for sharing. Now I know why I can't find any.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rich
I should add these knives are very collectible...

I should add these knives are very collectible and bring good prices. Nice find. I wish I had kept my Arnachellum.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rich
This is a classic India made bowie knife...

This is a classic India made bowie knife (sometimes called a tiger knife) made in the late 1800's- early 1900's for Englishmen. Other similar knives made by Arnachellum (I had one). Good, well made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,383
Posted By Rich
This is a ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) or...

This is a ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) or o-tanto (large tanto) - your choice. Normally tanto are under 12 inches and waks are 12-24 inches but many are borderline (like yours). It is mumei...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Rich
Google "antique Mexican dagger" and...

Google "antique Mexican dagger" and then go to "images". There are several shown with similar handles and guards. Take many of the pics there with a grain of salt and they are obviously not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Rich
Ian and all - Try using Imgur as a photo posting...

Ian and all -

Try using Imgur as a photo posting site. Free.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,016
Posted By Rich
That tip looks very fragile to me to be a mail...

That tip looks very fragile to me to be a mail piercer. Looks like it would break off on first use. Otherwise an interesting blade.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rich
Here's a link that may...

Here's a link that may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,793
Posted By Rich
I stand corrected. I Googled Ainu sword images...

I stand corrected. I Googled Ainu sword images and there are a couple shown similar to this one. Definitely a dress/ceremonial type; fighting swords are much more like katana in their mounts. Always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,793
Posted By Rich
I don't think (?) it is Ainu. Most likely a post...

I don't think (?) it is Ainu. Most likely a post WWII mount with possibly a good, older blade (can't tell from the pics). Fancy carved mounts were commonly used as gifts or souvenirs for GI's or...
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