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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 04:13 AM
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Posted By shayde78
Finally, I am including two pictures of examples...

Finally, I am including two pictures of examples of ancient bronzes from the Royal Ontario Museum. These are listed as 'Cycladic', and date to about 2000BCE (or about 1000 years earlier than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By shayde78
Next, we have an axe from the Metropolitan Museum...

Next, we have an axe from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and two axes from the Museum of Fine Arts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By shayde78
Great stuff, Ian! Thank you for making them...

Great stuff, Ian!
Thank you for making them available all in one thread. I am not one who likes throwing up my hands and saying "we can never know!" There are some very learned folks on this site,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By shayde78
This is exactly the dialogue I wanted to prompt....

This is exactly the dialogue I wanted to prompt. Thank you for providing the pdf resource. I have been trying to find good color images of authenticated Luristan bronzes so I can compare the patina....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By shayde78
Bronze Luristan Axe

I love bronze age cultures of the ancient Near East. I have wanted to pick up one of these specific forms of axe heads for a long time, but never could justify the price for something I lack the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By shayde78
Looks like very nice crystalline wootz. I echo...

Looks like very nice crystalline wootz. I echo what the others have said regarding age. Nice to have the scabbard, too. Be sure to condition that, as well.
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By shayde78
All other considerations aside...the girl who...

All other considerations aside...the girl who found this has a valid claim to be made queen! :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By shayde78
Would a votive offering have included a leather...

Would a votive offering have included a leather scabbard?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By shayde78
Sending thoughts

Sending condolences to anyone impacted by the quake/tsunami in Indonesia. Hope our fellow forumites are safe and sound.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By shayde78
I would say Mat did very well at his local...

I would say Mat did very well at his local auction :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By shayde78
In my admittedly limited opinion, the hilt...

In my admittedly limited opinion, the hilt triggered a synapse in my brain to fire, and the word "Deccan" came to mind. The blades of most Deccan knives are curved. Your straight blade seems to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By shayde78
Thank you for issuing a bit of a challenge for...

Thank you for issuing a bit of a challenge for folks to hone their skills as researchers. While I am certain this community fully values the expertise on display here, I'm not so sure everyone fully...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By shayde78
Do I see "tears" in the hilt. Was that...

Do I see "tears" in the hilt. Was that ever a traditional feature?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Gents! Very helpful information, and...

Thank you, Gents!
Very helpful information, and the pics are appreciated bonuses.
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By shayde78
Ah...thank you, Kronckew. I found these as part...

Ah...thank you, Kronckew. I found these as part of an estate sale in Ohio, so I had little frame of reference. I also discovered that trying to search the word "axe" on here fouls up the search...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, both! The individual in the photo...is...

Thank you, both!
The individual in the photo...is he Burmese, Vietnamese, Cambodian?
Also, the knife in his belt, is that a dha?
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By shayde78
Axe heads for ID

I suspect these are never easy for which to narrow down an ID. So many made by local smiths, and an astounding number made for trade with North America. These seem like they don't correspond well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By shayde78
Crossbow for identification

I know very little about crossbows. I've been meaning to post this for a while, now...it looks possible SE Asian, to me. Heavy, dense wood. Solid construction. For scale, the tiles are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By shayde78
Not to hijack the thread, but the picture of the...

Not to hijack the thread, but the picture of the hilt (I reposted below) brought a question to mind - has anyone ever thought this hilt form might be related to some of the European ballock dagger...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By shayde78
Welcome, Christine. You may learn more about...

Welcome, Christine.

You may learn more about koummya here (http://vikingsword.com/ethsword/koummya/index.html)

If you look at the blade on your piece, you will note that it is not too refined. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By shayde78
Welcome, Kamal! I think you'll get some helpful...

Welcome, Kamal!
I think you'll get some helpful responses if you post pictures. There are a lot of restoration experts here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By shayde78
Two thoughts occur to me, but these are offered...

Two thoughts occur to me, but these are offered merely as speculation:

-There may have been a dietary practice that required different utensils for different food items (I.e. along the lines of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By shayde78
Are the fists threaded onto the shafts? I had...

Are the fists threaded onto the shafts?
I had occasion to pick one up, but the threaded head made me think it to be modern... I could well have been wrong.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By shayde78
I find this fascinating. I am heartened whenever...

I find this fascinating. I am heartened whenever I see traditional culture practiced by new generations. The alternative is a loss of heritage. That said, there are strong opinions of what qualifies...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By shayde78
I love the use of the coin as the spacer between...

I love the use of the coin as the spacer between the hilt and blade. What type of coin is it?
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