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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2006, 03:07 AM
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Posted By Threetemper

Beautiful patterns on both blades. I have never seen the second one before. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2005, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,911
Posted By Threetemper
Item history

By the way this came from a neighbor who knows I collect pointy things and was only professed to come from the Lido road during WW2 where he was an engineer. And no there were no Dahs. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,911
Posted By Threetemper
Naga axe head

Naga axe head for comment. With this also goes black and white photos of the Naga surrepticiously taken with a camera in a box in Assam.40's
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,759
Posted By Threetemper
Nice day for Dah's

Beautiful scabbard and grip completion. I see the extended tang worked out well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,016
Posted By Threetemper
flame on

Celluloid is extremly flammable . A small piece will go up like the blazes. So if you test this way do not do it next to the grip. That scabbard was definitely made by a sarki(Nepalese or Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2005, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,592
Posted By Threetemper
early scandanavian knives

An excellent resource for early puukko type knives,their sheaths and accoutrments is They have a fantastic cd with drawings and pictures of archeological finds from the island of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2005, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,140
Posted By Threetemper
Wrong Munro

And Alex T. hits the buzzer! :) Great Koras! Judging by the size of the Dahl,the Kuk and the Koras are a good size!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2005, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By Threetemper
Great wall

A nice shield always balances a display.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2005, 10:55 PM
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Views: 3,140
Posted By Threetemper
Gen Munro,gets around

I wonder if that General Munro is the same one who lost Ft. Edward to Gen. Montcalm and the Hurons in 1759. Re;Cooper,Mohegans,last one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2005, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,606
Posted By Threetemper
Koras,my favorite dinnerware and this one has a...

Koras,my favorite dinnerware and this one has a nice scabbard with it! The balance is in the balancer. I find them easy to manipulate but have not done any cutting due to age of my pieces. This one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,550
Posted By Threetemper
Nice piece

It looks as though it was forged from a rasp. I have made a few knives this way. They use lots of them on their horses so there is a good supply. Some are casehardened so smiths look for rasps that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,032
Posted By Threetemper
Talwar an kukri suspension

Interesting to note the kukri and talwar are shown hung on the same side. This might be artistic license but it looks right. Also,are the dahls used here hide or steel? Very neat picture by the way.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2005, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,059
Posted By Threetemper
Kukri kollector

As a collector of all things Kukri,military and otherwise,I would be quite interested in this proposition. It seems that in my house where there should be a landscape painting there is the odd M-43...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2005, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By Threetemper

I aquired one of these some years ago. I figured it was from Samar because it was carved into the scabbard. :) Chisel ground and nicely done.
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