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Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Spaffo
Thanks Corrado. Am I correct in thinking it was...

Thanks Corrado. Am I correct in thinking it was made 1856-1870, after they took over the factory and before the Germans took the town? I'm basing that on the "Manu de Klingenthal Coulaux er Cie"...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Spaffo
Here are a few more pics. I meant...

Here are a few more pics. I meant "Klingenthal".
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Spaffo
Klingenthal Coulaux Sword

I just got this French sword at a local antique shop. It's a double-fullered 36.5" blade, 43" overall. Does the inscription indicate it's a Coulaux-made sword from the 1856-1870 period, or is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th September 2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Spaffo
Large Mask?

Any idea where this came from? It's more than 2 feet tall.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks for the expertise. PNG makes sense as this...

Thanks for the expertise. PNG makes sense as this was from a group of WW2 "bringback" edged weapons, mostly from the P.I. I have couple thonged clubs from the same general group. Are these Filipino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Spaffo
Sword-shaped Escrima Stick?

I've had this since the 1970s and have wondered if it's old or just a well-used practice sword or escrima stick of some kind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Spaffo
Indian Lancehead?

I bought this 40+ years ago through a magazine ad, I think. I just rediscovered it. It came with a base and both head and base has a short piece of shaft still attached. I think it was advertised as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Spaffo
I cleaned it today. I didn't realize it had any...

I cleaned it today. I didn't realize it had any brass parts. The knife is approximately 11" long with a 6.5" blade. Is this a child's or woman's knife?
I've learned so much in the short time I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Spaffo
Sorry about that. I will post when I've cleaned...

Sorry about that. I will post when I've cleaned it up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks for the expertise. The level of knowledge...

Thanks for the expertise. The level of knowledge in this forum in amazing! I'm glad you identified it for me. I paid $60.00 for it in an antique mall in Gardnerville, Nevada.
I'm going to try to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Spaffo
Sorry. Some of the pictures didn't uploads and I...

Sorry. Some of the pictures didn't uploads and I was asleep at the switch. I'll try again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Spaffo
Small Turkish? Knife, Tourist Item?

Just bought this small knife and was wondering if it is a tourist item. Haven't done anything to it yet. Tag said it was Turkish. Outside my expertise.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th December 2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Spaffo
It's flat like a little hammer.

It's flat like a little hammer.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th December 2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Spaffo
Unk Tool

I was told this is a sword tool, but I doubt it. Any ideas? Thanks all.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks Chris. Those links were very informative.

Thanks Chris. Those links were very informative.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Spaffo
Here is the pommel.

Here is the pommel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Spaffo
This does not have the chrome and engraved blade...

This does not have the chrome and engraved blade of most of the tourist types. Most of those also have a black leather studded sheath. This one has real edge, although the build quality is not that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,366
Posted By Spaffo
Oops! I didn't realize this was an old, old post....

Oops! I didn't realize this was an old, old post. If the items are still unrecovered, I will pass the information along anyway.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,366
Posted By Spaffo
So sorry! Those items should be hard to fence...

So sorry! Those items should be hard to fence without attracting the attention of forum members here.
As a police officer I will pass along the pictures and descriptions to our art theft...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Spaffo
Here is a picture of the other side.

Here is a picture of the other side.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Spaffo
Tourist Kukri?

I've learned more about my knives in one post than I did in the 20 years I've owned them. Thanks all.
I got this kukri last week for $20. I assume it's a tourist piece, but it does have a decent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks Kronckew and Iskender, Post 12 knife has...

Thanks Kronckew and Iskender,
Post 12 knife has a full tang but no grooved pommel. I don't have them here to check.
Nice catch by Iskender on the fantasy piece. The blade is almost identical to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Spaffo
Didn't post. I'll try again.

Didn't post. I'll try again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Spaffo
Here is a cropped view of the Bhutan blade. Sorry...

Here is a cropped view of the Bhutan blade. Sorry for the poor quality, I don't have the knife here to reshoot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks Detlef, The 2nd one's blade is approx...

Thanks Detlef,
The 2nd one's blade is approx 10". Forgot the ruler. There is a piece of very old tape on the scabbard of #3.
Here is one more. Gunong? Thanks again for the valuable information.
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