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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Conogre
It's nice to see machetes once again being called...

It's nice to see machetes once again being called "weapons", as in the past few years it seems that they have been looked down upon as a poor relative of the sword and ONLY a tool, while they have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2005, 03:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,791
Posted By Conogre
Yannis, before I forget, I believe the type of...

Yannis, before I forget, I believe the type of suspension cord arrangement that you are referring to is called a "baldric".
That's very interesting information on the Syrian/Egyptian blades, with my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2005, 02:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,591
Posted By Conogre
A wonderful find.....congratulations! I often...

A wonderful find.....congratulations!
I often find it interesting that you have western/European swords and ethnographic swords, yet when the specifics become known, the line blurs and so many move...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,729
Posted By Conogre
Nice find, Lew. My first impulse is to say that...

Nice find, Lew.
My first impulse is to say that it's a variant of the Tebu knives, with the sheath and blade very similar, and it does look as if it may have been an arm knife while the hilt is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,731
Posted By Conogre
I would have to concur as well, particularly when...

I would have to concur as well, particularly when you take into consideration that often the blade and hilt are by two different people, often from different tribes as well, considering that trading...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,566
Posted By Conogre
Sweet......I doubt that this piece is too recent...

Sweet......I doubt that this piece is too recent as it's almost classic in appearance for the type, with many to most of those coming from Lombak and nearby islands being more elaborate in both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By Conogre
VERY nice, with the Sikkin resemblance limited to...

VERY nice, with the Sikkin resemblance limited to the hilt and the "petaling" in the integral ferule, with the curved bladed forms much more uncommon than the straight bladed variants, which usually...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By Conogre
A VERY interesting item, and I wouldn't be too...

A VERY interesting item, and I wouldn't be too hasy in assigning it to a "tool" status, with hammer polls having been very common trade axes often used as tomohawks, for example, in North america...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,245
Posted By Conogre
Actually, that's Caracal, an African desert cat...

Actually, that's Caracal, an African desert cat that looks a lot like a long legged bobcat and thanks....so THAT'S where that draft has been coming from! ;)
Mike
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,654
Posted By Conogre
I've seen both Andrew, and in some cases, some of...

I've seen both Andrew, and in some cases, some of the plates were actually laminated silk of many layers that actually ended up being the precurser of fibreglass.
In some cases thin strips of wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,429
Posted By Conogre
Aqtai, while there is probably a certain amount...

Aqtai, while there is probably a certain amount of truth to the hide vs metal shield statement, I also believe that this also frequently was a reflection of the status of the shield owner, thus I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,990
Posted By Conogre
Not good is an understaement, with many solvents...

Not good is an understaement, with many solvents known carcinogens of the worst kind, and sadly, they are often abused as "inhalents" by teens, sometimes with fatal results.
By the way, many of these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,654
Posted By Conogre
Simply beautiful and thank you for posting it...

Simply beautiful and thank you for posting it here.
I have to think that in Japanese armor the epitome of intimidation was reached in the civilized world, with the unfortunate person facing the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,095
Posted By Conogre
First off, yes, contemporary war clubs are still...

First off, yes, contemporary war clubs are still being made today by native craftsmen for actual use all over Africa and not for the tourist trade, as a gentleman named Gordon Crawford in Swaziland...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,148
Posted By Conogre
I may well be wrong, but this seems to have an...

I may well be wrong, but this seems to have an Indonesian feel to it, with the patterning in the blade seeming inconsistant with othre Moro panabas.On the other hand, my giant kampilon blade has two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2005, 03:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,175
Posted By Conogre
Rick, I'm ashamed of...

Rick, I'm ashamed of you...."definitely"?
I for one don't think that it's ceremonial, rather just the opposite, and while it may be a one-of-a-kind, it may also be that this simply is the first one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2005, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,175
Posted By Conogre
While the nimchas are N, African, they are common...

While the nimchas are N, African, they are common as far as Iraq.....the "arch" at the Bagdad airport are two huge crossed nimchas, I believe (I would have expected Saifs ), which may account for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2005, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,990
Posted By Conogre
Acetone often takes off old antique laquer with...

Acetone often takes off old antique laquer with extreme ease in only minutes.....I too recently aquired a laquered Afghan Khyber knife, and it was clean in less than 5 minutes with no effort.
DO work...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2005, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,355
Posted By Conogre
Honestly Hal, I think that original discussion...

Honestly Hal, I think that original discussion was based largely upon incomplete information available at the time, and I'm fairly certain that the piece that started this thread is from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2005, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,245
Posted By Conogre
Often the straightness of the haft depends upon...

Often the straightness of the haft depends upon the original use of the spear itself, as well as where and when it was made.
Much of northern Africa has become severely deforested, with arrid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2005, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,990
Posted By Conogre
Sometimes all that can be done is to bump a...

Sometimes all that can be done is to bump a thread a few times until one of the members that can translate the inscription pops in, Aurangzeb, with another choice being to do a search on translations...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2005, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,405
Posted By Conogre
A grouping like that is truly impressive, as well...

A grouping like that is truly impressive, as well as beautiful.
It must be frustrating to specialize in a type of bladed implement where there is so little known, compared to other cultures that have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2005, 04:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,413
Posted By Conogre
The topics of museum collections, displays,...

The topics of museum collections, displays, information and preservation have been discussed here in the past, and hopefully, will continue to be discussed in the future as well.
Likewise personal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2005, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,855
Posted By Conogre
Thanks of chiming in and filling in the gaps,...

Thanks of chiming in and filling in the gaps, Jim.....as you can tell, this one caught me entirely off guard.
The only thing I can add is to the comment about the people being nominally Sunni...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2005, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,164
Posted By Conogre
I'd guess you would deffinitely have a chance,...

I'd guess you would deffinitely have a chance, although that's an area where people have been searching for remnants for well over 3,000 years, which is a LONG period of time for something to escape...
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