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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 08:46 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Inspired by Iain I had some racks custom made...

Inspired by Iain I had some racks custom made from acrylic. The first one (bottom shelf in photo) uses simple sloped levels to hold the sword/sheath. I found that blades with a strong change in width...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By JeffS
Managed to get a photo of the page from Moro...

Managed to get a photo of the page from Moro Swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 12:27 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By JeffS
That is something you do not see often. The...

That is something you do not see often. The rectangular pommel is very distinctive. I find the complexity of the scabbard design interesting too. There is another example like this one in the old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By JeffS
I have founds a couple examples like the red...

I have founds a couple examples like the red version which are fabric covered which look older. Seems to be be long tradition of making these. I would still like to get a better look at the one in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By JeffS
Indeed, I've been looking at a number of them....

Indeed, I've been looking at a number of them. The red one on left, from Cato's book, seems to have more detail and variety than most.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 06:56 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Miniatures photo from Moro Swords

Hello. Does anyone have a better quality scanned version of the following image from page 88 of Moro Swords by Robert Cato that I can use for reference? As you can see the one I have is difficult to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By JeffS
I've seen bone inserts with crossbows of Tapuan...

I've seen bone inserts with crossbows of Tapuan people (Ratanakiri province NE Cambodia) but not with the downturned grip and their overall construction a bit more refined.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By JeffS
Uploading the images from the old Oriental Arms...

Uploading the images from the old Oriental Arms site, Oriental Arms example (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=6902).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By JeffS
Ah then much of the rest falls into place "A...

Ah then much of the rest falls into place "A Burmese xxxx xxx a dah used by dacoits which means highwaymen or brigands"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By JeffS
Hi Sid. Have you had a chance to check out the...

Hi Sid. Have you had a chance to check out the studs yet?
I also found another example, on the old Oriental Arms site, Oriental Arms example (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=6902). This one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By JeffS
Edited the original post to add a better...

Edited the original post to add a better description of the features. What strikes me is the broad range of apparent influences.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By JeffS
I would be interested to hear what clues may...

I would be interested to hear what clues may point to this area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By JeffS
Beautiful. There is such a flood of tourist...

Beautiful. There is such a flood of tourist phurbas, it is nice to look at the real deal. Thank you for sharing. Is it accurate to call these weaponry? My understanding is that are intended to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By JeffS
Si Euli for comment

This was recently purchased in Singapore from a knowledgeable collector. The scabbard is of the "keris type" versus the "sewar type" examples shown in Zonneveld (2001). The "keris type" are discussed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By JeffS
Cool. They definitely seem related, the overall...

Cool. They definitely seem related, the overall blade profile (outside of length) and fuller style are similar as well. Is the tang on your example peened?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By JeffS
Here you go Scabbard is not original to khukuri,...

Here you go Scabbard is not original to khukuri, but it is a better fit than the one that did come with it. Seems like a good match stylistically.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By JeffS
Khukuri etched pattern

I recently picked this nice villager up. Has anyone seen a similar etched pattern on a khukuri? It is quite distinctive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By JeffS
This is a close match to one I collected last...

This is a close match to one I collected last year, though mine lacks the iron guard and your scabbard carving is much nicer. Glad to see an example of something mounted in there. What material are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,110
Posted By JeffS
Did anyone happen to download the demonstration...

Did anyone happen to download the demonstration photos from Artzi? Would be a great resource to add back to this thread. It is not archived in the Wayback Machine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By JeffS
In case of interest. Another example with same...

In case of interest. Another example with same scabbard design (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15674)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By JeffS
Cool. I've seen photos of this blade profile on...

Cool. I've seen photos of this blade profile on this site and other web searches but they often feauture leather scabbards and brass ferules, this one felt stylistically different with the round...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By JeffS
Looks like you nailed it. With better screen I...

Looks like you nailed it. With better screen I can see the blurred peened tang on the last photo I posted. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By JeffS
Yes, hard to tell on the Ebay photos but I...

Yes, hard to tell on the Ebay photos but I suspect hidden. A protruding tang would likely show up on this photo angle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By JeffS
Can't place this bolo

I just won this bolo on Ebay. Despite heavily searching on this forum I can't determine which Philippine tribal group this originated from. Thoughts?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By JeffS
Here is a mak from eastern Cambodia along Vietnam...

Here is a mak from eastern Cambodia along Vietnam border. This one has has shortened blade, most have a more complete arc to the blade, resembling Ian's example from Laos. Note that the blade arc...
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