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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:00 PM
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Posted By spiral
Fair enough Ian, lets cast a critical eye... ;)...

Fair enough Ian, lets cast a critical eye... ;)

Why Rangoon & Mandalay Ian? England ruled India at that time, & Burma was classed as part of India at that time. It could have been collected...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 10:12 PM
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Posted By spiral
Ahh that's great then Gav. it seems the Hunt...

Ahh that's great then Gav. it seems the Hunt & Brades designs are not so far fetched as Ian first thought perhaps then. {I am sure other Brit. companies & possible German ones, would also compete in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By spiral
Fascinatingly The "Burma dah" from the...

Fascinatingly The "Burma dah" from the initial catalogue I posted interestingly looks very like the "Burma cleaver" posted by Andrew from the Oldman catalogue.

As Dha,Dah etc. means knife Id guess,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By spiral
Interesting stuff Andrew, Great to have found it...

Interesting stuff Andrew, Great to have found it in Oldmans.

If you ever "catch" it in a photo it would be nice to see.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By spiral
Fascinating Andrew, I do love the Kachin double...

Fascinating Andrew, I do love the Kachin double hairpin ones, I think there amazing!

Sadley never had one, seen 2 in small UK auctions in the last 14 years, but one was before the kukris , so I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By spiral
No defence needed Andrew, time is often to short...

No defence needed Andrew, time is often to short in life....

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By spiral
mmm fascinating Ian, I wonder if primary edge was...

mmm fascinating Ian, I wonder if primary edge was for butchery {As in weapon use.} & vines & back edge for bamboo timber cutting splitting etc.?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By spiral
Ahh yes , Ive read important historical quotes on...

Ahh yes , Ive read important historical quotes on forums about kukri, & after a little research it turns out I was the source!

Just without the "possibly ,probably or I think" statements, that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
Thanks Ian, I ve had very similar experiences...

Thanks Ian, I ve had very similar experiences with kukri.

By WW2 most mono steel, before & early WW1 mostly shear or blister or laminated in some way.

Some very high quality mono steel kukris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By spiral
Actualy there not Berks comments, they are...

Actualy there not Berks comments, they are screen capture of an article you co-wrote along with others. ;)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By spiral
It seems the national archives have many records ...

It seems the national archives have many records of Brades etc. apparently.

The 1878 & 1951 catalogue do not included the so called Kachin dha or dah.

In your experience Ian what percentage of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
Interestingly Ian in the PDF you link to page 37...

Interestingly Ian in the PDF you link to page 37 is missing... that's the one with the Dha on it!

Fascinating how many different marks they used though!

Not many Brit soldiers would want to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By spiral
Thanks for mentioning the levies Aiontay! Just...

Thanks for mentioning the levies Aiontay! Just found this short video Of the Burma rifles in ww2, using many different types of Dah to make punji sticks.

Well worth watching.

Spiral

linky to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
Yes I see your point re. the economics for...

Yes I see your point re. the economics for individual tribespeople.

The purchase for the tea plantations, Opium plantations, timber companies, mining companies etc. Does seem highly likely, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By spiral
Yes the standard Indan army pattern...

Yes the standard Indan army pattern "dha" or "chindit " dha scabbards they were, probably not realy Kachin in style? Ive had a few of them & the dha over the year.

Here a scan from Flooks that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By spiral
British Kachin troops 1920s with dah or...

British Kachin troops 1920s with dah or dha!

The chap with a shotgun is a policeman.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
I think you may be correct there Gav, although...

I think you may be correct there Gav, although not a great photo in detail when blown up x4 every single dha or dah seems a radically different design, when it comes to individual features.

A couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,135
Posted By spiral
Savage.. but true & correct! ;) Also the...

Savage.. but true & correct! ;)

Also the butterscotch horn hilt was clearly cracked while still on the animal, but was still used for the hilt.

So despite good colour clearly a defective &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
hi ian, interesting perspective.. I wonder who...

hi ian, interesting perspective.. I wonder who you think British companies sold such items to? Id guess catalogue prices were equivalent to todays... recommended retail price? I agree with you we...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By spiral
Yes it seemed virtually unused when I found it a...

Yes it seemed virtually unused when I found it a couple of decades ago.

Ive never ground it.

So your deduction is probably correct! ;)

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By spiral
This axe was the standard felling pattern in the...

This axe was the standard felling pattern in the UK Alan, nothing customised or special about it, It does what I ask of it though, better than modern axes sold for splitting. ;)

In the UK we don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
Not in the old regimental histories Ive read so...

Not in the old regimental histories Ive read so far Gav. {Still one relevant one to find.}

But many Kachin were attached to V force behind enemy lines in Burma in ww2 & most of v forces Lee...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By spiral
English made Kacchin Dha...

Just came across this old English catalogue excerpt. & I wonder how many of the "ethnographic" mono or shear steel Kachin Dha blades we see {1621.}, were actualy made in a factory in England?...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By spiral
Replied here... ;) linky.........

Replied here... ;)

linky...... (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=174967#post174967)


spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By spiral
Great stuff Kronckew! what a wonderful story...

Great stuff Kronckew! what a wonderful story & great return from good people. :)

spiral
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