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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By derek
I see what you did there :)

I see what you did there :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By derek
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2014, 02:02 AM
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Views: 634
Posted By derek
Wife: "How many of these is enough?" ...

Wife: "How many of these is enough?"
Me:"Just one more :)"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 08:33 PM
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Views: 10,145
Posted By derek
Here are a few pics of the two I have owned. The...

Here are a few pics of the two I have owned. The more complete hilt example is still in my possession
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
Jim, I noted that you reference Medieval...

Jim,
I noted that you reference Medieval Sinhalese Art", (A.K. Coomaraswany, 1956)
in that post. I remember getting 2 copies of that from the book shop in Sri Lanka and passed one along to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
Hi David, Agreed. Belly Dancing swords are...

Hi David,
Agreed. Belly Dancing swords are normally curved for balancing on the head.

Keep in mind the example in the thread above is off the charts in terms of detail and quality. Artzi has offered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
Well, I decided to go back to the seller and ask...

Well,
I decided to go back to the seller and ask him for more details about this thing. Turns out it was part of a lot that was sold for a widow who brought it back from Sri Lanka with her husband...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
Very little taper to the blade, but blades from...

Very little taper to the blade, but blades from Ceylon can be strange animals.

Yes, you hit on the lotus and tendrils. I had a nice little kukri with a very similar theme on the bottom and it had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
I noticed that the photos give it a brass hue....

I noticed that the photos give it a brass hue. Its more silver alloy with what may have been a gold wash at some point that has worn off a lot.
The bottom of the scabbard was left silver by design in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
Hi Spiral, It may be hard to tell from the pics,...

Hi Spiral,
It may be hard to tell from the pics, but the scabbard is all hand work, with a good bit of detail, but not quite like the typical patterns in Sinhalese art. Its much more similar (to me)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By derek
Curious Kastane - Thoughts?

Hi guys,
Been a while, glad to see so many familiar names still here.
I rarely pick up new items these days, but this one caught my eye and the price was right.

I've done my homework on blades from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,055
Posted By derek
Shotel, Imported blade and bakelite hilt

I let go of several, but this one has managed to hang around.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,055
Posted By derek
Nice Shotel

Hi Taff,

I've been away for ages (seriously, years now) but Ethiopia was one of my collecting passions. That's a very good shotel with a locally made blade. Many, as someone else has noted, were...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th August 2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By derek
Fell through, available again. First $150 takes...

Fell through, available again.

First $150 takes it.

Thanks,
Derek
Forum: Swap Forum 14th August 2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By derek
SOLD thanks

SOLD

thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 12th August 2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By derek
Afghan Choora

Offers welcome. Email me at...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th April 2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By derek
ATT: DHA COLLECTORS - You won't see one of these again

I may be having a lapse of judgment but I am currently willing to part with this incredibly unique little dha. The grip terminates in a tiger's canine and I have seen only one other like it. It sold...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th April 2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By derek
Excellent African / Ethiopian Dagger with silver

I haven't seen another one quite like it. The blade looks to be European, but made for this dagger, not a cut down sword. The silver is far more pure than anything I've seen on a comparable dagger of...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd February 2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By derek
going to auction in 1 wk.

going to auction in 1 wk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,192
Posted By derek
pihakaetta.com updates

Hi guys,
I'm planning/hoping to do a few updates to pihakaetta.com soon. It's been a LONG time since I've touched it.
I've been focusing more on things that go bang vs. things that go clang lately,...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By derek
Big Horn grip, Carved wood Kukri for sale

Big old Village style with horn grip and stag handle kaudi.
19 inches/ 48 cm
$300
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By derek
Hi Rich, Great info. I've got Lester Ristinen's...

Hi Rich,

Great info. I've got Lester Ristinen's The Knives of Finland, but surprisingly I don't see this maker in his lists. Where did you find that?
(pic from one of my old archive posts).

-d
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,299
Posted By derek
I have had a few like this and a few with the ray...

I have had a few like this and a few with the ray skin over the years. Chinese and Tibetan dealers that I've bought from don't make any distinction between them, it's all khampa, but that doesn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,299
Posted By derek
Hi, These are usually described as (Tibetan)...

Hi,

These are usually described as (Tibetan) Khampa work knives: wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khampa) on the Kham region/people.

They usually have a bit of ray skin below the throat.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th March 2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By derek
Wanted for Sale or Trade: Kastane

Hi,

Anyone have a kastane they would consider selling or trading?

I have a lot of swords and/or knives that might be of interest: Ethiopian swords, a quality Ethiopian dagger with silver wrap,...
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