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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By Ferguson
Very nice sir!

Very nice sir!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Ferguson
Lovely example of a fearsome instrument! Steve

Lovely example of a fearsome instrument!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Ferguson
Laminated Kukri

I saw this on our favorite auction site and was lucky enough to win the bid. It is 17 1/2" (44 cm) long in a straight line from tip to hilt. It has an interesting lamination pattern and a hardened...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks Ian. I agree that it was a new blade when...

Thanks Ian. I agree that it was a new blade when sold. The inscription was painted around the rattan strips and probably does refer to a Machinist's Mate.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ferguson
Kai, Here is a picture of the reverse side of the...

Kai,
Here is a picture of the reverse side of the blade. It shows the hardened edge. Also, pictures of a smaller talibon with a scabbard made from the same reddish wood. Might it be Narra? Both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ferguson
Hello Kai, Itís a well made blade with a hardened...

Hello Kai,
Itís a well made blade with a hardened edge. The wood and craftsmanship are good but I donít know the type of wood. I think it was probably new when bought, but made by an experienced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks Ian. Iíll check it out. Steve

Thanks Ian. Iíll check it out.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ferguson
Souvenir Talibong or Garab

This is a souvenir Talibong or Garab. It is lettered with the name and ship of a US sailor. The first USS Doyen, DD-280 was a destroyer in the 1920's that served in the Pacific. I have been unable to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Ferguson
Stunning!

Stunning!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Ferguson
Thank you Ian! I edited my initial post with...

Thank you Ian!

I edited my initial post with the correct plate number in Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks. The scabbard is leather. Steve

Thanks. The scabbard is leather.

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Ferguson
Assam Regiment Dao (dha,dah) ?

Found this neat little knife on Ebay for less than $20 so I figured that I couldn't go wrong. It is fairly new and unused, and seems native made. As shown in the pictures the butt cap is brass and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Ferguson
Outstanding! Congratulations Steve

Outstanding!
Congratulations

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By Ferguson
It suddenly became a kard when I read Ariels post...

It suddenly became a kard when I read Ariels post above that said Karud was an incorrect term. I'm just a collector, not a scholar, and was trying to be as correct as possible. :shrug:

Sorry,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By Ferguson
The one with the dark handle looks a bit like my...

The one with the dark handle looks a bit like my Bukharan kard as shown in this thread
A karud (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9663)

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ferguson
Received yesterday. The blade looks really old....

Received yesterday. The blade looks really old. It is thin at about .117" (3.02 mm). So I just gave it a light polish and a light etch with 3:1 ferric chloride. This is usually a pretty light etch,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ferguson
Russel and Leif, I feel the same way when I lose...

Russel and Leif, I feel the same way when I lose a bid to a forum member. I haven't bought any edged weapons in a while and had a really strong feeling about this one. I first thought it was a large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ferguson
I will! Steve

I will!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks Ian, It should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday....

Thanks Ian,
It should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday. Can't wait to get it in hand. :)
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By Ferguson
Thats beautiful Lee. Congrats! I've never seen...

Thats beautiful Lee. Congrats! I've never seen rattan woven like that before. Cool!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ferguson
What did I buy? Borneo/Malaysion Kris blade?

Good day all. Found this on Ebay and the blade made me think of a couple of older small kris that I have. Wonder if it is made from a broken blade? The coin that forms the guard is from "British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ferguson
Battara, Is it possible that the hilt is on...

Battara,
Is it possible that the hilt is on backwards and the existing Baka-Baka is supposed to be on the other side? Since it's a unusual hilt style it may not look "off" to us. Don't some older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ferguson
Thank you all for your help and suggestions! Time...

Thank you all for your help and suggestions! Time for me to get started. :D

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ferguson
Marking your collection for inventory/catalog

I would like to inventory my collection for insurance and estate purposes. I plan to mark each piece and take a picture of it, then put it in a spreadsheet. Have any of you done this? If so, how do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By Ferguson
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
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