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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th October 2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ian
Agree with Kubur--volcanic tuff. Easter Island...

Agree with Kubur--volcanic tuff. Easter Island sounds likely.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th October 2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Ian
Hi Alan, The function of this item reminds...

Hi Alan,

The function of this item reminds me of similar pouring devices on some of the oil and vinegar bottles in antique cruet sets, that had a spout on one side and a hole on the other which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Ian
Hi Marbel: Interesting sword. It is not...

Hi Marbel:

Interesting sword. It is not uncommon to see the Bagobo repurpose Moro blades, with their own hilt styles. Most of these blades were probably acquired through trade with nearby...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Ian
Rawson's book on The Indian Sword shows a number...

Rawson's book on The Indian Sword shows a number of unusual designs for Naga dao. I don't see one that matches this example closely, but he makes the point that these unusual shapes were largely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Ian
Richard, Do you need help with posting pics of...

Richard,

Do you need help with posting pics of your sword? There is a link at the top of the Ethnographic Forum page that provides information.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ian
Thanks Jose. Good points. Ian

Thanks Jose. Good points.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ian
Could the guard and ferrule be aluminum? If so,...

Could the guard and ferrule be aluminum? If so, this would probably be a WWII era piece.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ian
Hi AP: Our posts crossed. Yes, I agree that the...

Hi AP:

Our posts crossed. Yes, I agree that the luk appear to be forged and not ground out, and that this is not like the later 20th C. tourist versions others are alluding to. The blade seems well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ian
Yes indeed! :mad:

Yes indeed! :mad:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ian
As noted already, this blade needs cleaning...

As noted already, this blade needs cleaning before we really know what it is. However, I don't think the blade is a 20th C. piece. On cleaning, I think we would find it has a separate gangya and a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Ian
Good question. San mai is an inserted edge....

Good question.

San mai is an inserted edge. Basically, a hardened piece is inserted between two softer pieces to create a tougher cutting edge. A laminated blade usually refers to the blade having...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: Good point. What I should...

Hi Detlef:

Good point. What I should have said was that all of the old style (19th C.) examples I have seen had a concave spine on the blade, downward angled tang, and a "thumb rest" at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Ian
Here are a couple of older ones for comparison....

Here are a couple of older ones for comparison. They were exhibited in the History of Steel Exhibition in Macau.

The one without a scabbard was said to be pre-1900, and the other one is probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Ian
Hi Leif: Two nice garab/talibong. The general...

Hi Leif:

Two nice garab/talibong. The general appearance of these would suggest early- to mid-20th C. to me. The rattan braidings on the hilts and larger scabbard look like recent replacements. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ian
Thanks for the extra pics Detlef. I agree,...

Thanks for the extra pics Detlef. I agree, definitely not the usual depiction of Hanuman in Thai work. There are, however, many other characters from the Thai version of the Ramayama that this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Ian
Hello DD: Very nice Viet guom. It is, as...

Hello DD:

Very nice Viet guom. It is, as you say, unusual in its hilt and perhaps the scabbard. I'm wondering if this one was made for a European or at least influenced by European design.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: Thanks for that information. As far...

Hi Detlef:

Thanks for that information. As far as the identification of the figure on the hilt, I wonder if it is a depiction of Hanuman from the Thai Ramakien. We had a discussion previously of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: I was trying to track down your...

Hi Detlef:

I was trying to track down your reference to the "Tak Province Mae Sot region." Those terms are not showing up using the search engine for this site. Perhaps you could let us know where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: Very nice knife. That heavy...

Hi Detlef:

Very nice knife. That heavy "chunky" ferrule is not really typical of Thai work and reminds me more of what we see sometimes on Sumatran pedang and similar knives/swords. I think I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Ian
Swords in these areas were in common fighting use...

Swords in these areas were in common fighting use during the 19th C, especially before the introduction of firearms, and were used in combat and village raids well into the late 19th and early 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Ian
Hi CHK: I'm sorry I'm coming to this a little...

Hi CHK:

I'm sorry I'm coming to this a little late.

I agree with Detlef that your sword is N. Thai/Lao in origin and from the Rattanakosin period, maybe early to mid-19th C. I have a similar, hua...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ian
Eric: I think what you have succeeded in doing...

Eric:

I think what you have succeeded in doing here with your last several posts is add support for Ariel's original comments, that the word "karud" has been widely adopted by the buying and selling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Ian
ausjulius, There may be a more dark explanation...

ausjulius,

There may be a more dark explanation as to how Malay or Melanesian people ended up in the Cocos Keeling Islands in the 19th C. There was a practice in northern Australia of "blackbirding"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Ian
Photobucket now charges $400.00 for pics uploaded...

Photobucket now charges $400.00 for pics uploaded to their site to be hosted on third party servers! That is probably why the pic shown by ausjulius (I suspect one of mine) is showing that error...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Ian
ausjulius: There is a recent summary of what...

ausjulius:

There is a recent summary of what this site has to offer about the Keeling-Cocos knives here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=189271&postcount=1).

Ian
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