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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, The pommels on kris are traditionally...

Hello,

The pommels on kris are traditionally aligned with the greneneg carving on the base of the blade. The elephant trunk is the front, and the "dragon tail" is back. If the blade is sheathed in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Emanuel
1855 was the year of France's first International...

1855 was the year of France's first International Exhibition.
The "Napoleon III Empereur" looks correct, but the "Empire France" should, as Spiral said, be "Empire Franšais".

This etching looks...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th September 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Emanuel
...

Example:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=75733&stc=1
Forum: Swap Forum 17th September 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Emanuel
WTB - Ladieng horn handle

Hello,

I am looking for a handle for a Ladieng of this type: http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14279

I have the blade with a temporary wood handle, but I would like to replace it with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By Emanuel
Rust removal through electrolysis is subject to...

Rust removal through electrolysis is subject to hydrogen embrittlement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement

Hydrogen evolved from the water through the electrolytic process can fuze...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By Emanuel
Very interesting blade Charles, It looks almost...

Very interesting blade Charles,

It looks almost repulsive in its organic appearances, sort of like snake skin. The oval depressions along the edge look very deep. Is the blade heavily etched? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Emanuel
Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand But now...

Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand

But now we're getting into statues holding weapons, instead of the weapons themselves as monuments.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Emanuel
Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka

Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Emanuel
The Swords of Qadisiyah in Baghdad

The Swords of Qadisiyah in Baghdad
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Emanuel
Here's a monument to the Dacian king Decebal, in...

Here's a monument to the Dacian king Decebal, in Romania, incorporating a giant falx.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By Emanuel
I could also interpret the "volcano" as...

I could also interpret the "volcano" as a symbol of power akin to the triangular representation of the Shiva lingam. Perhaps a remnant of the earlier Javanese keris, absorbed and adapted to Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By Emanuel
Another thought. The quality of the silver...

Another thought.

The quality of the silver pommel casting is spectacular. What surprises me a bit is the simplicity of the silver inlay on the blade. The patterns are crude relative to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By Emanuel
Nice work Battara! What is the symbolic...

Nice work Battara!

What is the symbolic representation of that inlay, a volcano?

It strongly brought to mind this piece (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19002).

Could the complex...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Emanuel
Hi STT, Lebanese:...

Hi STT,

Lebanese: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2249

A number of them will come up on the forum if you search for Lebanese daggers.

Cheers,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Emanuel
Hello Sancar, I think the piece you show is more...

Hello Sancar,

I think the piece you show is more likely part of a hunting trousse of European origin. These kits for preparing the animal carcass onsite often included large cleavers with weird...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Emanuel
Inline images

Hello

VBulletin code has built-in HTML tags that can place an attached image inline with text using the tag.

Whenever an image or file is attached to a post, it is given an attachment id (ex....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By Emanuel
Hi Lee, Here is what the curator of that gallery...

Hi Lee,

Here is what the curator of that gallery had provided:



I can send you the curator's contact information if you'd like to pursue further discussion with him.

Best regards,
Emanuel
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Keris gonjo is made by cutting a piece of...

Hello,

Keris gonjo is made by cutting a piece of material from the blade forging, as shown in the video posted here (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18850), so the gonjo should be of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st July 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Emanuel
Lovely piece Alan, thank you for posting this....

Lovely piece Alan, thank you for posting this.

I have a great interest in non-weapon objects made of pattern-welded or even crucible steel.

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,481
Posted By Emanuel
Thanks Spiral! The one with ivory handle on the...

Thanks Spiral!

The one with ivory handle on the right in the top picture has a very similar shape to the old yataghan. Any info on it?

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Emanuel
Lovely khukri Spiral!! Here is an old thread...

Lovely khukri Spiral!!

Here is an old thread with a number of similar beauties: Excellent kukri with, dare I say, a wootz blade (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6979).

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,481
Posted By Emanuel
Hello everyone, Here is another yataghan, very...

Hello everyone,

Here is another yataghan, very similar to those posted above, but lacking the extensive decoration. It does appear to have some of the same foliage decoration, and it also seems to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,481
Posted By Emanuel
And the details...

And the details...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,481
Posted By Emanuel
And another beauty

Hello,

Here is yet another gorgeous yataghan, possibly from the same workshop of Ahmed Tekelu. It's actually featured in the Furusiyya Foundation's collection.
Dated 1500-1515. It exhibits the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,745
Posted By Emanuel
And two more drawings of a younger Tippu Tip. A...

And two more drawings of a younger Tippu Tip.

A frontal drawing by the Belgian M. Louis Amelot and a profile by the Swede M. Gleerup, both involved in expeditions in East Africa in the mid-late 19th...
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