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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By mross
Just to point out. In the Philippines they only...

Just to point out. In the Philippines they only used fruit to bring out the pattern in the steel. That is all that should be required to show a pattern. I'll further put my foot in it by saying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By mross
If any of this is tried please post results what...

If any of this is tried please post results what ever they may be. I would suggest using a salon type hair dryer or a heatgun on low-med rather than a torch to heat it up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By mross
Yeah this type is a conundrum, every one of this...

Yeah this type is a conundrum, every one of this type I saw was a twist core until it wasn't. Still they are my favorite types to collect. They are very old and as far as I can tell there have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By mross
ok, I was hoping we might be able to discern the...

ok, I was hoping we might be able to discern the species of wood and narrow down origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By mross
What is the handle material?

What is the handle material?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By mross
Wow, I did not know that. That is very cool that...

Wow, I did not know that. That is very cool that the articles I used to learn about the Kaskara have a current and local origin! :D Thanks Ed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By mross
Thanks. I had read the Ed Hunley article that Ian...

Thanks. I had read the Ed Hunley article that Ian had posted and thought that's what it might be. Thanks for confirming as I was going by the articles posted here. I agree with the description it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By mross
Help on age and type of kaskara

Hey all,
Just picked this kaskara up after wanting one for a long time. Since I know very little about these except what I learned here, I would like to ask for help on type age etc. I tried to give...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By mross
Yes

Yes
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By mross
Honestly the "blade" looks like it came...

Honestly the "blade" looks like it came off a fence.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By mross
I love it when a plan come together

I love it when a plan come together
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By mross
I do not think you will find any relationship...

I do not think you will find any relationship other than roughly the same geographic area. As was pointed out there is a size disparity and if memory serves me the edge geometry is very different....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By mross
Contact the seller if your interested. He makes...

Contact the seller if your interested. He makes the tar himself from sustainable locally sourced bark. I used it to stabilize a loose blade in a kora.

To answer one of the other question, no I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By mross
Somewhat, but the observed cross section...

Somewhat, but the observed cross section granularity has to do with the proper heat treat for the specific steel. The blade can be hard but if the grains are wrong it will snap instead of flex. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By mross
Is it just the picture or are they really short?

Is it just the picture or are they really short?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By mross
I agree with your supposition. I have said many...

I agree with your supposition. I have said many times over some of the Moro blades I have seen are the equivalent of the Japanese blades. Unfortunately one of the best ways to determine the skill of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By mross
I have used this to good...

I have used this to good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By mross
I have never seen anything like it. Is the handle...

I have never seen anything like it. Is the handle jade? It is very well done. Looks like silver work on it as well. Nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By mross
Based on your description of the piece upon...

Based on your description of the piece upon inspection. It would not surprise me at all if the stock was already compromised and the bad handling exacerbated the problem.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By mross
That was a great score on a random lot. Unless...

That was a great score on a random lot. Unless the other not related items where a Lamborghini or a gold bar I'd say this is the star of the lot. :D
Yes, everything said about it is true as to age,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By mross
Hard to say for sure. Not a single piece in my...

Hard to say for sure. Not a single piece in my collection has any discernible makers mark, I have yet to see any of the old pieces with one either.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th April 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By mross
Somewhat panabas like, which could bolster the...

Somewhat panabas like, which could bolster the argument they are agricultural tools.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th April 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By mross
I don't know why and it's just a gut feeling but...

I don't know why and it's just a gut feeling but I think it is something related to cooking/eating. Again I have nothing to base this on but a gut feeling. (pun somewhat intended)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By mross
Looks more like an inlay of some type.

Looks more like an inlay of some type.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By mross
Reply respectfully disagree with that last...

Reply respectfully disagree with that last sentence. I have and have seen blades that easily equal anything made in the similar time period, from any group. I also have a blade that from everything I...
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