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Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2018, 02:17 AM
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Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the information. It is very good...

Thank you for the information. It is very good to know what the markings stand for.
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By RSWORD
One additional picture. Thanks!

One additional picture. Thanks!
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By RSWORD
Help ID thrusting sword

Hello. Not sure where or what time period this sword originated so appreciate any insights. Big sword at 46Ē length. The blade is very stiff with rolled edges, like a double spine, with a groove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By RSWORD
I have handled this piece and Cha Chaís Pictures...

I have handled this piece and Cha Chaís Pictures donít show the depth of the recessed area. It must be nearly 1/2Ē deep. So why carve out some thing that deep just to put some mediocre to poor...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,905
Posted By RSWORD
Up to this point all we have been doing is...

Up to this point all we have been doing is guessing but sometimes that can lead us down a road of possibility and given that we will probably never know the carvers intention we are left to interpret...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,905
Posted By RSWORD
When I see this handle it reminds me of Burmese...

When I see this handle it reminds me of Burmese carved ivory examples. I share two examples from Bob Hales book. The features that look quite similar are the wrist and ankle bracelets and then the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By RSWORD
Of course that is true for a blade that is not in...

Of course that is true for a blade that is not in polish and etch compar dnto a blade that is as just polished and etched. All that is doing is showing the potental of the pattern that is already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By RSWORD
I can see the pattern in your original pictures...

I can see the pattern in your original pictures but they are not clear enough to determine if wootz or pattern weld. India. Crystalline Damascus can have a very tight grain structure and not jump...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
All great feedback so far. I have a hunch that a...

All great feedback so far. I have a hunch that a positive wood identification could be helpful. It is a blondish wood and Iím not sure if the channel at the top has been carved or if it is natural...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
I think it is too heavy a club to be an effective...

I think it is too heavy a club to be an effective projectile thrower or hunting stick. At 39Ē and quite thick and heavy you would have to throw it at much slower objects. I would think you would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, unfortunately the example in the book does...

Yes, unfortunately the example in the book does not give us a feel for the thickness of the club. The book example is 35 1/2Ē which seems long for most boomerang or throwing clubs and after an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By RSWORD
So I have looked and looked and canít find the...

So I have looked and looked and canít find the reference. I do recall seeing an identical club in a museum database and they referenced a particular tribe in Ecuador. The club very much resembles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By RSWORD
No, it has not been lacquered. Has a nice glossy...

No, it has not been lacquered. Has a nice glossy patina though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
In Partingtons book I found a very similar...

In Partingtons book I found a very similar example listed as Australian. The handle end in the line drawing has the same shape and the curvature is the same. Based on this line drawing my vote is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
Hopefully I was able to capture the entire club...

Hopefully I was able to capture the entire club in this picture.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the translation Green. Will see if I...

Thanks for the translation Green. Will see if I can post better images of the section missing to see if we can add to it.

Jean,

Thank you for the nice comment and date conversion. Do we know how...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the translation assistance Oliver and...

Thanks for the translation assistance Oliver and Green!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback so far. We have a...

Thanks for the feedback so far. We have a consensus that is definitely leading us in a particular direction. Will post the reference I found on this piece as soon as I can relocate it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback so far and yes my...

Thanks for the feedback so far and yes my photography skills leave a bit to be desired.

Tim,

When I first seen this club it was listed as Native American but I thought initially it might be Nuie...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By RSWORD
Club trivia! Second example! Take a guess!

Here is your second quiz. I think I have found an ID for this one but letís see what you guys think. Feel free to ask clarifying questions. This example is about 29Ē long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By RSWORD
Club Trivia. Have a guess!

Someone, Colin I think, stated he wished there were more posts on clubs. I agree! I thought it would be fun to post a couple of unusual examples from time to time and let everyone have a guess. In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By RSWORD
Unusual Keris with Arabic inscription on scabbard. Translation assistance requested.

This is an unusual and interesting Keris. The handle appears to be either bronze or brass or some alloy of the two. The metal has a fairly dark patina to the front while the back has been cleaned...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By RSWORD
Looking for Arabic translation on Keris handle and scabbard

Hello. Would anyone be able to help translate an Arabic inscription on a keris scabbard? I see Allah on the handle but canít make out the other ones there and nothing on the scabbard. Thanks for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By RSWORD
Seems a mismatched set to me. Why have brass...

Seems a mismatched set to me. Why have brass handles and silver scabbard?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By RSWORD
A good number of these have nice wootz blades. ...

A good number of these have nice wootz blades. Worth a close look or etch to see.
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