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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:49 PM
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Posted By David R
This one!

This one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 868
Posted By David R
The black alloy is more likely Bidriware a zinc...

The black alloy is more likely Bidriware a zinc and copper alloy much used in India.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidriware
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By David R
I think you will find it was made as a display...

I think you will find it was made as a display piece. I have seen something like this before.... Also you would need to forge each operation/piece to completion before starting the next. In its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 705
Posted By David R
Once upon a time, there was no internet, no...

Once upon a time, there was no internet, no collectors forums, no Google and no Wikipedia. Now there are!
I have been collecting for 49 years, starting with some absolute rubbish and working my way...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By David R
Here we are after the first lot of cleaning. Next...

Here we are after the first lot of cleaning. Next up a widow polish and an etch to see if it worth taking it much further.
Forum: Swap Forum 24th July 2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By David R
Would like to buy or swap for a Gunong.

Hiya, I am a collector in the UK which means I see very little from the Philippines, and I would like something from that tradition in my collection. I keep missing the ones that come up here, only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By David R
Kindjal.

There is not really a lot to say about this one yet. I was able to buy it at a recent Antique Arms Fair at a decent price, and I am happy with it. It is a big piece, with plain mounts of natural horn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By David R
Many thanks to everyone for their comments,...

Many thanks to everyone for their comments, Nathaniel especially, for his guidance on hilt type for this blade. That was just what I was looking for.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By David R
Birthday Gift of a Dha

For my Birthday a friend and fellow collector gave me this rather decent bare blade from a Dha . I have been looking for a nice Dha for some time, but all the ones that turned up were sheet steel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By David R
Once upon a time these things were going for a...

Once upon a time these things were going for a pittance, not any more. I am glad I got a couple while they were still cheap mementoes of the Empire.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By David R
How is the reinforce attached, blind riveted,...

How is the reinforce attached, blind riveted, soldered or welded?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By David R
Very nice indeed.

Very nice indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By David R
I would have a look at guns from the Caucasus,...

I would have a look at guns from the Caucasus, usually flint or miquelet locks I know but the stock shape seems right for the area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By David R
They will be able to tell you a lot more about...

They will be able to tell you a lot more about your sword there than I can. Truth is, I am also nervous when I post there! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By David R
To my untutored eye it looks a nice piece. There...

To my untutored eye it looks a nice piece. There is a dedicated nihonto site here,
http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/3-nihonto/ with very knowledgeable members and a wealth of information...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By David R
Probably French or Italian made for the Turkish...

Probably French or Italian made for the Turkish or North African market. The ramrod would have been worn round the neck on a lanyard in the common practice of the area. Look up "Suma" . This photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By David R
If you got it at a reasonable price then you were...

If you got it at a reasonable price then you were lucky indeed. These seem to have gone up in price in leaps and bounds, and that's when they come up for sale at all. If the grip is wide enough to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By David R
Isopropyl Alcohol is used by Nihonto collectors,...

Isopropyl Alcohol is used by Nihonto collectors, so I would say it is fairly safe to use!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By David R
More likely where someone has had a little go...

More likely where someone has had a little go with an etchant to see if it is wootz!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By David R
I have seen Isopropyl Alcohol suggested as a Gunk...

I have seen Isopropyl Alcohol suggested as a Gunk remover... perhaps others can chime in here with their opinions on this stuff.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By David R
Bren Gun magazines?

Bren Gun magazines?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By David R
Whatever the influences, that is a stunning piece!

Whatever the influences, that is a stunning piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By David R
Nice to see an old warrior returned to shooting...

Nice to see an old warrior returned to shooting condition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By David R
Although there are many knowledgeable collectors...

Although there are many knowledgeable collectors here, I would recommend this site for detailed discussion of your swords and blades.
http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/45-military-swords-of-japan/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By David R
Nice to see it all put together!

Nice to see it all put together!
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