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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,012
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: 2,012
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: 981
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: 981
Posted By derek
SOLD thanks

SOLD

thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 12th August 2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By derek
Afghan Choora

Offers welcome. Email me at...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th April 2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
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: 811
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: 800
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: 1,970
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: 800
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: 1,516
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: 2,883
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: 2,883
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: 928
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,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek
Excellent pics, Thanks for posting. 893 is an odd...

Excellent pics, Thanks for posting. 893 is an odd one! The comparison between falcatta and more eastern weapons (the kukri for sure) is made often. The earliest celtic peoples of Europe are called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek
Maisy, Thanks for posting the anecdote about the...

Maisy,

Thanks for posting the anecdote about the scribe's using the piha! that confirms something I've been told before.

I had an ongoing discussion with the owner of the Serendib Gallery in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek
Hi Scratch, They vary a lot, but most fall...

Hi Scratch,
They vary a lot, but most fall between 11-12 inches total length. There are many distinct styles and blade shapes. The wider blades like this example are very heavy for their size. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek
Rand, Couldn't have said it better!

Rand,
Couldn't have said it better!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek
Hi Spiral, It has a grain like wood, but it's...

Hi Spiral,

It has a grain like wood, but it's exceptionally smooth and dark.

I've currently got 25 really good examples. Some were Jerry Maskell's at one time (he had over 110 if I remember...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek
A slightly unique Piha Kaetta

There were several pihas included in a recent Australian estate sale. Several had unusual blades, but this one caught my eye. If ever there was a piha made for fighting, I think this one would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By derek
Just catching up on some threads and I have to...

Just catching up on some threads and I have to say that's a beauty! Nice find.

-d
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By derek
Roano, That really is fantastic work. You've...

Roano,

That really is fantastic work. You've obviously studied the details of the patterns on Ethiopian scabbards as well.

I have one gurade that came with a "museum quality" replacement scabbard....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By derek
Slightly changing the topic, there is a piha...

Slightly changing the topic, there is a piha currently offered at Lion's Gate with a very old hand written label that calls it a "pihiye", along with the phrase "Sinhalese hunter's knife".

That's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By derek
Hi Charles, That's a great piha, very complete....

Hi Charles,

That's a great piha, very complete. Based on the quality work it would almost have to have been made by the Pattal Hattara in Kandy (the king's royal workshops). They were not around...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,447
Posted By derek
Hi Jim, I'd have to agree it's unlikely Prince...

Hi Jim,

I'd have to agree it's unlikely Prince Charles come by a kastane in Scotland! But he was after all born in Italy and then exiled in France. I'd guess he came across one during the latter...
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