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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Thank you very much for the advice on how to...

Thank you very much for the advice on how to hopefully remove the varnish from the rattan weaving on the hilt without causing damage. As I have other items that have had varnish applied as an overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Robert
I really like these gunongs especially with their...

I really like these gunongs especially with their almost "over the top" decorative hilts. :eek: Could you possibly post a close-up photo or two showing the hilt of the larger one (the one with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Hello Dajak, I hate to disagree with you on the...

Hello Dajak, I hate to disagree with you on the craftsmanship of the rattan binding, but if you had it in hand you would see that it is just as nice as that on the one you have shown. As this was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Thank you Willem. I was worried that when trying...

Thank you Willem. I was worried that when trying to remove it from that area of the hilt that even using a mild chemical remover (as I did on the blade and exposed antler) that it might possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Detlef, Thank you for your kind words. I totally...

Detlef, Thank you for your kind words. I totally agree that even a more resent replacement scabbard is much better than no scabbard at all.:D I was worried mostly that this would turn out to be just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
What you are most likely seeing is not dirt but a...

What you are most likely seeing is not dirt but a coating of old varnish applied by a previous owner. If you look closely right above the rattan you will see a small darkened area left from where I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Thank you for your thoughts and opinion on the...

Thank you for your thoughts and opinion on the hilt and other aspects of this piece Willem. They like all the other replies that have been posted so far are greatly appreciated. It has been suggested...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Robert
Francantolin, Posting items that are currently...

Francantolin, Posting items that are currently for sale is against forum policy. Please read and follow the rules.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
First thank you all for the information, the...

First thank you all for the information, the photos for comparison and your thoughts on this piece. After my misadventure in purchasing the two VOC swords a few years ago I have tried to be much more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Dajak, Thank you for your response and opinion on...

Dajak, Thank you for your response and opinion on the hilt. As I know little of nothing about these swords I would ask if you might be so kind as to elaborate on how you came to this conclusion? Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Robert
Mandau With Questions

I won this piece at auction few days ago with only a few fuzzy photos to go by. Now that it has arrived I though (as I know absolutely nothing about these) that I would ask the more knowledgeable...
Forum: Swap Forum 31st January 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Robert
I forgot to mention it earlier, but the scabbard...

I forgot to mention it earlier, but the scabbard on the second one of these knives is made of either a silver alloy or nickel silver. Final price reduction before these will be offered elsewhere is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,474
Posted By Robert
I thought that I would post yet another...

I thought that I would post yet another interesting variation of these rather unusual and seemingly rare swords for comparison. This piece has a tang that extends completely through the same style of...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd January 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Robert
I am adding this knife to the mix and want to...

I am adding this knife to the mix and want to sell the two (this and the one above) together as a group. I am asking $175.00 plus $10.00 shipping to the lower 48 states.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Robert
This was one final point I meant, but forgot to...

This was one final point I meant, but forgot to address in my last reply. The brass finial at the end of the tang is not threaded nor does it screw onto the tang, but is fitted over what I believe to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Robert
My thanks to everyone who have commented and...

My thanks to everyone who have commented and given information and their opinions on this rather unusual knife. In my original description I did state that the spacer plates between the horn sections...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Robert
You have my best wishes for a quick and complete...

You have my best wishes for a quick and complete recovery from whatever health problems you are facing.

Best Regards,
Robert
Forum: Swap Forum 18th January 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Robert
Just noticed, this should have read "I am...

Just noticed, this should have read "I am asking $135.00 or best offer". Sorry. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Robert
Beautiful pieces and wonderful restoration work...

Beautiful pieces and wonderful restoration work both very much worth the wait. My congratulations.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Robert
You have not only been very busy in searching for...

You have not only been very busy in searching for new items, but exceedingly fortunate in the wonderful pieces you have been so fortunate in obtaining for your collection. Another absolutely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Robert
My congratulation on a most beautiful addition to...

My congratulation on a most beautiful addition to your collection. :eek:

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,409
Posted By Robert
Beautiful sword Benny ! I like the others would...

Beautiful sword Benny ! I like the others would like to see close-ups of the hilt, but also photos of the blade, scabbard and scabbard carvings. :D Congratulations.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Swap Forum 15th January 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Robert
Small Tibetan Knife FS

As this does not fit into my collection I would like to sell this very nice Tibetan knife to someone who would appreciate it more than I do. The iron scabbard is nicely figured with what appears to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Robert
Luzon Camp Knife ?

As I have not posted anything new in quite a while now and because I have never seen another knife quite like this before I thought that it would be something interesting for discussion. Listed as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Robert
Possibly longer, maybe that might explain this...

Possibly longer, maybe that might explain this piece. :D Original thread located here; http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18717
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