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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Andrew
For dissemination of information (both accurate...

For dissemination of information (both accurate and inaccurate) Wikipedia is a wonderful vehicle.

However, if one aspires to scholarly writing, publishing in a peer-reviewed journal is preferred. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Outstanding. Many thanks for sharing. Very...

Outstanding. Many thanks for sharing.

Very rarely seen examples, all in exceptional condition!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,664
Posted By Andrew
It was the Obama comment, Jonathan. ...

It was the Obama comment, Jonathan. Socio-economic comments are fine. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,664
Posted By Andrew
Arrow Moderator's Comment

Let's please leave the quasi-political/socio-political commentary at the door.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,127
Posted By Andrew
In my personal opinion, these are not continental...

In my personal opinion, these are not continental SEA. The general blade profile, fullering and ivory handles are strikingly similar to knives from the region, but the differences are more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,127
Posted By Andrew
Likely would require a complete forum software...

Likely would require a complete forum software upgrade, Gav. :(
Forum: Swap Forum 1st November 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up :cool:

:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 797
Posted By Andrew
I originally thought these might be instruments...

I originally thought these might be instruments for removing bullets or arrow heads from wounds, but those rear-facing double prongs on each side of the "business end" of the tongs make that only...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 797
Posted By Andrew
Agreed: blacksmith tongs of some sort. My...

Agreed: blacksmith tongs of some sort. My inclination is that these are farrier tongs.

Perhaps an apprentice project, as I cannot imagine a working smith spending so much time on such a tool,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Andrew
Also, you indicated the inscription was inlaid in...

Also, you indicated the inscription was inlaid in steel? It looks acid-etched in those photos...is that what you meant?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Wow. A truly exceptional example, Charles. ...

Wow. A truly exceptional example, Charles. :cool:

What are the dimensions of the hilt? Is it larger than typical, as one would expect?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Andrew
Roland, does the blade of your original sword...

Roland, does the blade of your original sword have an un-sharpened ricasso?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Andrew
Nice! Need to see better photos, though. :o

Nice! Need to see better photos, though. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Andrew
Is that gold, Rick? Very nice!

Is that gold, Rick? Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Andrew
Likely kiseru. Used for smoking kizami (a type...

Likely kiseru. Used for smoking kizami (a type of tobacco).

I believe another member here collects these... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up It's been about 10 years, Nathaniel. I'll see if...

It's been about 10 years, Nathaniel. I'll see if my email archives go back that far.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Andrew
Looks like Hebrew text? :shrug:

Looks like Hebrew text? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By Andrew
Moderator Action

Thread locked. Kubar, feel free to start a new thread.

Gentlemen, fair warning: continuation of this tired debate will result in suspension of posting privileges. As I repeat ad nauseum to my own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By Andrew
Exclamation Moderator's Comment

Everyone:

This thread will not become another acrimonious "debate" regarding the use of these swords. State your positions and move on, please.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Andrew
I've never seen one like the bottom example. ...

I've never seen one like the bottom example. :shrug:

The top one is an example of knives still being produced in Myanmar/Burma (and, likely, Thailand). About 10 years ago, I was introduced to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Andrew
Great information, thanks! :)

Great information, thanks! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Andrew
These are Thai. Recently made. Similar knives...

These are Thai. Recently made. Similar knives (of typically better quality) are made in Aranyik.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Great stuff, Ian. Thanks for posting. I have...

Great stuff, Ian. Thanks for posting.

I have had a few of this style pass through my hands (and may have one still in storage). I am firmly in the late 19th century "camp." The wear and age of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Andrew
Occam's Razor would suggest the most likely...

Occam's Razor would suggest the most likely reason is someone removed the hilt to clean, examine or replace a missing hilt, and did not know how to correctly put it back. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
Posted By Andrew
digenis: If I offended you, please accept my...

digenis:

If I offended you, please accept my apologies. I was under the impression you were being playful with your La Mancha reference, and was attempting to be playful in return.

The helmet...
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