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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 06:12 AM
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A good honest pair of late Ching Shuang Jian.

A good honest pair of late Ching Shuang Jian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Despite condition issues with the scabbard, a...

Despite condition issues with the scabbard, a very fine and special sword Ivan, congrats.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
It is South American. I have one in my...

It is South American. I have one in my collection with the needles, needle bag with Kapok wadding and a large white Piranha jaw suspended from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Here's a map Charles.

Here's a map Charles.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Here is one of mine Charles, an old...

Here is one of mine Charles, an old example.

105cms long
17mm thick at the base.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
...of the time of the year too :(

...of the time of the year too :(
Forum: Swap Forum 24th December 2014, 12:39 PM
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Exclamation www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Best wishes to all for the festive season ahead and a prosperous new year.

You may or may not know but in the past few weeks we have been relocating. The move is nearly finished and no doubt we'll...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,313
Another

Here is a snap of a high end Khyber with a wootz blade and fittings.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
PM Lorenz, I am sure he will be able to name this...

PM Lorenz, I am sure he will be able to name this for you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Hi Ariel, I must ask, with the above statement,...

Hi Ariel,

I must ask, with the above statement, is it publishing you want or money and fame?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Beautiful to view cleaned and displayed, thank...

Beautiful to view cleaned and displayed, thank you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
With the tang length seen protruding past the...

With the tang length seen protruding past the pommel area and given the base of the hilt shape I wonder if the pommel once looked like this one below but also with the added pommel...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
There are also several galleries in Ubud who...

There are also several galleries in Ubud who display very fine contemporary Keris as does the Bali Elephant park.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,345
An interesting material. It could be bovine...

An interesting material.

It could be bovine looking at the texture and the filled crack.

Equally it could be the antler of one of the many types found, all ground and polish in to its current...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Nice sword. I place it as 19th century European...

Nice sword. I place it as 19th century European export blade in native guise.

I have a similar blade of form in size from an Ethiopian Shotel, similar fuller to the spine and it has an English look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Tim, Perhaps the University of California can...

Tim,

Perhaps the University of California can help you as per this link.

http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Taiwan_Sheng_Li_Bo_Wu_Guan_Ban_Nian_Kan.html?id=XTgdAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

Or the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
The hulu was made by a known living master,...

The hulu was made by a known living master, certainly not tourist as he makes bespoke pieces.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,190
Keris types

The Keris appeal...

Great Question Ron, and one I'll never fully understand in my lifetime so praise the forum and its generous members and other collectors who give their precious time, I am in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,345
Indeed Detlef, I covered off ivory trade in an...

Indeed Detlef, I covered off ivory trade in an earlier post and how easily this point can be refuted but these other regions you note do not manufacture to these designs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
I agree it is EU and very likely as TVV describes.

I agree it is EU and very likely as TVV describes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,345
GOLD STAR Jampot! Great detective work. Quote: ...

GOLD STAR Jampot! Great detective work.

Quote:

:D


I'll settle for a silver star

Thor might have saved us all the trouble some time back as looking back each and every one looks hippo now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,095
oops

oops
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,345
Tim, I think you were on the right path...

Tim, I think you were on the right path originally in this thread, meaning African.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5314

You also mention Ram Dao, but they are95% heavier forward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,345
Interesting too are some connections. The Yao...

Interesting too are some connections. The Yao areas were Annexed by the Brits in the late 19th century, formally a little after. They too had Sikh soldiers in there as their forces....
Interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,345
You guys are forgetting the colonial powers at...

You guys are forgetting the colonial powers at play here...
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