Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 42
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Peter Dekker
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Peter Dekker
More photos

Or, one could see a collection of pictures of the piece plus detailed measurements here:

https://www.mandarinmansion.com/item/finely-forged-kora
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,776
Posted By Peter Dekker
Hi guys, The piece seems to be from Sumbawa,...

Hi guys,

The piece seems to be from Sumbawa, east of Lombok. Indonesian collectors call them Pedang Sumbawa.

The area was outside of colonial control until the 20th century and was home to many...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th September 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Peter Dekker
Mandarin Mansion at Olympia, London

I don't do many shows but I am proud to announce I will*host a table at*the Fifth Antique*Arms Fair at Pillar Hall, Olympia London.

Come and see me on Saturday, September 21 at the victorian venue...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By Peter Dekker
You may well be right in its symbolic...

You may well be right in its symbolic meaning.

For some reason, the various people of Sumatran came up with a number of weapons -including actual user grade types- that do not seem to be very...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By Peter Dekker
Sumatran

Hi guys,

I'm a bit late to the party, but the sword is probably from Sumatra. They had a tradition of these lion-headed European style hilts with stirrup type guard. Many VOC blades ended up there...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th July 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By Peter Dekker
New arms and armor website

Dear members,

Two years in the making from the first sketches to the actual result, but we finally finished the first version of the new:

http://www.mandarinmansion.com

The idea behind the site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By Peter Dekker
I second that. It looks to me like a piece of...

I second that. It looks to me like a piece of higher carbon edge steel with a subtle straight grain inserted in a body of more burl patterned mild carbon steel, the whole then heat treated.

If the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By Peter Dekker
Hi guys, Nice piece! Yours is a standard pattern...

Hi guys,

Nice piece! Yours is a standard pattern Qing military officer's saber of the mid 19th century, probably of northern origin, possibly Beijing. The greenish grip wrap was once a deep indigo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Peter Dekker
Thanks for the warming words! For years I put my...

Thanks for the warming words! For years I put my heart and soul into that website.

I've been too busy to continue the work since I'm now trading antique arms full time, but there are many more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Peter Dekker
Hi guys! Thanks for the endorsements. This is a...

Hi guys! Thanks for the endorsements.

This is a very interesting quiver. It is of a type worn primarily in the capital for court assemblies. Imperial guards had several sets, with a different color...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,477
Posted By Peter Dekker
Good point Ariel. I currently have two sabers...

Good point Ariel. I currently have two sabers here with Mamluk inspired blade decor, chiseled in relief from the forte. Both have a long inscription on the longer, upper part.

As for the habaki...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,801
Posted By Peter Dekker
As for the use of double katar, there are statues...

As for the use of double katar, there are statues in south India that do depict warriors with a longer, Vijayanagara type hooded katar, one in each hand! But these do offer a lot more protection than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,773
Posted By Peter Dekker
Interesting anecdote on the double swords. The...

Interesting anecdote on the double swords. The idea they may be presents for certain occasions would help explain why there are so many of them, often with blades that wouldn't be serviceable. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By Peter Dekker
Very sympathetic restoration job! Just the right...

Very sympathetic restoration job! Just the right amount of cleaning everywhere. I'm especially impressed by the way you brought the lock back to life. Well done!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By Peter Dekker
Hi Ian, So nice to hear from you! Ah yes. It...

Hi Ian,

So nice to hear from you!




Ah yes. It seems Yunnan produced a large variety of knives, swords and daggers at the time that catered to many different markets, from Chinese to the many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By Peter Dekker
Thanks Nathaniel, very useful! Bowditch on his...

Thanks Nathaniel, very useful!

Bowditch on his website, last updated July 28, 2007;

"One significant change that has been made is the phasing out of the now-obsolete Greaves-Winston typing system. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By Peter Dekker
Greaves-Winston typology

Hi all,

I'm trying to learn more about Burmese dha classifications so I can find out more on a number of dha I have.

When digging through Mark Bowditch's site on the matter he often refers to an...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,034
Posted By Peter Dekker
Book on Manchu archery

Hi guys,

Some of you may remember my talk in Timonium in 2008 on Manchu archery.

10 years later I'm still greatly interested in the culture and I was asked to be guest editor for a publication of...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,166
Posted By Peter Dekker
Book on Manchu archery

Hi guys,

Some of you may remember my talk in Timonium in 2008 on Manchu archery.

10 years later I'm still greatly interested in the culture and I was asked to be guest editor for a publication of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,551
Posted By Peter Dekker
Thanks! And yes, a lot of vagueness is involved....

Thanks!

And yes, a lot of vagueness is involved. Sometimes even in official texts! For one it seems that the Huangchao Liqi Tushi, a standard work on ceremonial regalia and arms, used some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,252
Posted By Peter Dekker
Famous provenance is surely "nice to...

Famous provenance is surely "nice to have", and in case of a weapon of a famous person could indeed drive the price up a lot. This is more true for something belonging to a famous historical figure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,551
Posted By Peter Dekker
Hi Dave, Thanks for posting! The article is not...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for posting!

The article is not finished yet, but I will link to it once it is done. I do have an article up featuring some of these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,551
Posted By Peter Dekker
Thanks! And good question. I had pondered a...

Thanks!

And good question. I had pondered a while over the size of this man. I ended up choosing 175cm for two reasons:

1. It's a common size for a person in most of the English speaking world,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,551
Posted By Peter Dekker
Thanks for the encouragements! I had wondered...

Thanks for the encouragements!

I had wondered the same about the beidao. It could well refer to the way it was carried because names like yaodao, peidao "waist sabers" and daidao "belt sabers" all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,551
Posted By Peter Dekker
Weapons of the Chinese Green Standard Army

Hi guys,

I just finished an infographic on edged weapons used by the Qing danasty Green Standard Army that will accompany an article in my site.

It is based on the information from the 1766...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 42

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:20 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.