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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 08:09 AM
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Posted By DaveA
This is one of two matching knives meant to slide...

This is one of two matching knives meant to slide together into a single opening in a sheath, appearing as one. There are many variations of this type of Chinese double knife. Their use was for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By DaveA
Thank you all. This weapon may not be...

Thank you all. This weapon may not be particularly newsworthy, but it is a good knife to hold and to admire. Iíve no doubt it could do very good service if called upon. Sometimes a well made blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By DaveA
Help ID - Algeria?

Hello All,

I acquired this dagger/short sword last year and I'm just now getting around to figuring out what it is. The seller suggested it might be Algerian. It doesn't look like anything Berber...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By DaveA
I love this dha. The balance is superb. With eyes...

I love this dha. The balance is superb. With eyes closed, it is very easy to visualize where the tip is located. It feels like an extension of my arm. The only better sword I've owned in this respect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By DaveA
My Burmese dha for comparison

My Burmese dha for comparison
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By DaveA
Hello Thomas! Iím often traveling to Germany on...

Hello Thomas!

Iím often traveling to Germany on business. Perhaps I can plan a July trip and add some days.

Dave A
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By DaveA
Sword Festival at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen

Hello,

I have recently learned about an event that may be of interest. It is the Sword Festival at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen. In particular, there is a collectors workshop.

Dates:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By DaveA
Tassels

The tassels on the scabbard of the top one are distinctive to West Africa, possibly Mali or Senegal. The knife is not familiar to me :shrug:

Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By DaveA
Hilt curves up

On further thought, I'm not yet convinced about the identification of this knife as pemutik/temutik.

I cannot find a pemutik example with a similar hilt that curves upward and away from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By DaveA
Horn

After cleaning and looking more closely at this an other examples, I now agree it is horn. The greenish color I have not seen in water buffalo horn before, nor is this example as dark black as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By DaveA
Thank you

Thank you Alan for the info.

The pictures will be very helpful in the future I am sure.

- Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By DaveA
hilt material

Thanks. Malaysia is an interesting thought.

The hilt might be horn. That was my first thought. It doesn't seem to have the right grain when I look at it under magnification. I have not cleaned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By DaveA
Help Identify - Indonesia?

Hello,

I recently picked up this knife at auction. The hilt makes me think of an origin in Indonesia, but the blade I do not recognize. The knife is well made, balanced, blade firm with no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,477
Posted By DaveA
Yes, this could be it

When I refreshed the page the other pictures came up. Fabulous thread! Now I wish I had gone with my wife!

I agree, the sword in picture #4, post 14 could be a match. That sword is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,477
Posted By DaveA
Good point, and we should expect artistic license...

Good point, and we should expect artistic license as well as inaccurate rendering. Nevertheless, a Russian artist in the 1500's depicted a recurved blade. I wasn't aware the form was that old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,477
Posted By DaveA
Wrong location, wrong era

These weapons are from the region we call the Middle East and are not nearly as old as the one depicted in the painting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,477
Posted By DaveA
Yes, but...

The blade in the picture is recurved. I don't see that among the examples in your linked photo.

More info: this painting is exhibited alongside 16th century icons.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,477
Posted By DaveA
Swords in Art -- what is this?

My wife is visiting Moscow, Russia and saw this painting. Any idea what this sword is? I want to say the blade looks like a Black Sea Yataghan, but the hilt is wrong.

Your thoughts?

DaveA
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,824
Posted By DaveA
Chinese weapons

Hello Peter,

Very nice! Will you please provide a link to your article and the site?

Here are a two related info graphics on Chinese weapons that you might find useful.

Best,

Dave A
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,222
Posted By DaveA
Hilt | Hulu Tapa Guda

A fascinating piece! Thank you for posting.

I believe the hilt is a variant of Hulu Tapa Guda (also Hulu Tapa Gudo, Oelee Tapa GŲda, Oeloe Tapa Koedo, Soekol Tapa Koedo, Sukul Tapa Kuedo). This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By DaveA
The right blade for you

In some cultures it is believed the blade choses the person. The affinity must be mutual. In Java, one "marries" a blade; one never buys -- much less owns -- a keris! In some unfortunate cases, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By DaveA
Blade may be from Spain

The blade shape and the markings (Hard to see in these photos) resemble a type from Spain. See photo item "D". That's all I have for now. Good luck!

Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,270
Posted By DaveA
Inventory records

I use the tags with string, but I'm way behind and some have fallen off. Each item has a four character code. The first two are letters indicating geographical origin, the last two characters are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,266
Posted By DaveA
Klewang from Tjicatjing

This is a klewang with a European-style grip and a clamshell langet on the front of the cross guard. A klewang blade is somewhat unusual to find from this era c. 1910. The hilt is made of antler with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,266
Posted By DaveA
Golok from Tjipatjing

This is a heavy golok from the West Java village of Tjipatjing. It was likely made special order for a foreigner, probably a Dutch worker or soldier, who was living in what was at the time a Dutch...
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