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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Rich
That is a beautiful sword. I wouldn't call it a...

That is a beautiful sword. I wouldn't call it a machete by any means. To me it is a fancy dress sword. Great find.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Rich
Some lovely khodmi. I have 4 in my meager...

Some lovely khodmi. I have 4 in my meager collection. One had a blade with several nicks in it, so I lightly sharpened it to remove the nicks, but no other cleaning. I don't know what steel they used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Rich
Beautiful Sammi style Puukko. Carved and...

Beautiful Sammi style Puukko. Carved and scrimshaw on reindeer antler. Fairly rare and older ones (like this) are pretty expensive.
Nice find. No way to know exact maker unless it is inscribed on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,394
Posted By Rich
Perhaps a parring dagger, like a Main Gauche...

Perhaps a parring dagger, like a Main Gauche ?
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By Rich
Interesting, but definitely not Japanese style....

Interesting, but definitely not Japanese style. Very strange - looking for more discussion.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rich
Unhappy A shame such loss of life and property; human and...

A shame such loss of life and property; human and a huge number of unique animals
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,688
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
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, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,369
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
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...
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