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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:05 PM
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Posted By David R
My contribution to the thread. A Telek I bought a...

My contribution to the thread. A Telek I bought a couple of years ago... sorry for the quality of the photo's, done on my 'phone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By David R
We could do with a "like" button. Very...

We could do with a "like" button. Very nice pieces, but I have nothing relevant to add to the conversation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By David R
This could be enamel, or even paint. Another...

This could be enamel, or even paint. Another possibility would be a mixture of ground semi precious stone (coral) and glue, something used a lot for jewellery in that part of the world.
And yes, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By David R
Total length including tang is 28 inches, 71...

Total length including tang is 28 inches, 71 centimetres.... Next job, clean and etch to see what it is made of. Then to hilt it, I am in fact considering the karabela/kilij type hilt, as I rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By David R
My latest piece, a Yataghan blade.

Just bought in today at a local antique arms fair. A stripped yataghan blade with a catalogue number from a museum or large collection. I bought it mainly because it had a nice poincon or stamp. Alas...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By David R
I have seen this happen for real. I loaned a...

I have seen this happen for real. I loaned a reproduction musket to a friend for use at a reenactment at Waterloo. I later pulled 6 loads out of it! I have also seen double loads ignite and the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By David R
related: i have been told that during the...

related: i have been told that during the american civil war it was not uncommon for the recruits going into battle to load their weapons for the volley fire by ranks in sync with their comrades, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By David R
Very nice piece. Perhaps more of a Shamshir than...

Very nice piece. Perhaps more of a Shamshir than a Kilij, but who cares, collector-speak only!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By David R
Then he has a bargain! Even repro's cost.

Then he has a bargain! Even repro's cost.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By David R
Not all WW2 blades had a hamon. NCO blades were...

Not all WW2 blades had a hamon. NCO blades were plain tempered steel, and more than one signing smith made the same for officers Shin-Gunto. It's a very complicated subject. Patina on the nakago can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By David R
My bet, would be on it being a snuff (powdered...

My bet, would be on it being a snuff (powdered tobacco) flask.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By David R
I am lucky, but also diligent. My best bargains...

I am lucky, but also diligent. My best bargains have been found under dealers tables, and in the "dump boxes" of dealers who specialise in other stuff, like bayonets, military swords and western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By David R
Very large kukri.

My second purchase of last weekend, the largest "real" kukri I have ever handled. Also posted on other collector pages, but I do like to share! A very large dui chirra, with a 16.5 inch (41.91 cm)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By David R
It's steel or iron..... I did the magnet test.

It's steel or iron..... I did the magnet test.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,965
Posted By David R
Seeing this has turned into a definite thread...

Seeing this has turned into a definite thread about steel hilts, here is mine. Fuller post elsewhere on the site.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By David R
Steel hilted Kukri.

This is one of my latest finds, at a local Antique Arms Fair. Found at the bottom of a box of bayonets and at a price I could not resist. I have already posted it on a couple of other collector...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By David R
The blade looks to be cut from a commercial...

The blade looks to be cut from a commercial scythe blade! Very good steel and possibly laminated even.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By David R
They are usually a fairly short tang, with a...

They are usually a fairly short tang, with a punched hole towards the end. They are fixed by a metal pin, or a nail through the grip and the tang.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By David R
Samurai retainer. The presence of a hand-guard is...

Samurai retainer. The presence of a hand-guard is the give away.... Ashigaru armour lacks this feature. See picture.
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By David R
Green dyed Ivory grip, and a very battered 18th...

Green dyed Ivory grip, and a very battered 18th C. hunting sword??
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By David R
I keep seeing that number as a date, 1748!

I keep seeing that number as a date,
1748!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
I keep seeing that number as a date, 1748!

I keep seeing that number as a date,
1748!
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By David R
Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or...

Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or was it a stick tang and just inserted into the grip/shaft.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or...

Hiya, any signs that the tang was peened over, or was it a stick tang and just inserted into the grip/shaft.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By David R
Thank you A. G. Maisey for the above. A very...

Thank you A. G. Maisey for the above. A very interesting insight to Keris, that is not just from the collectors point of view but from it's living tradition.
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