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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By RobT
Hilts Copied & Photos Sent

Kia,

Thanks for the hilt shots. I copied them for future reference. I also sent you the original photos I took of the sheath. They are much larger files than the ones on the forum.

Sajen,

As your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Replies

Hi All,

Sajen,
Do you think the hilt should look roughly like what has already been shown on the other two blades?

Kai,
I would be happy to send you both the original files from the camera as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By RobT
Better Pictures

Hi All,

Here are the best pictures I could get. I took them with an Olympus Pen FE-47 using the macro feature. I also used a tripod. The camera doesn't offer F-stop or shutter speed adjustment but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By RobT
Better Pictures

Hi All,

I will try to take better close-up photos of the sheath but it will need to wait till next weekend when I have enough light.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By RobT
Does This One Qualify?

Hi All,

I picked up this knife a number of years ago. It doesn't have a hilt but does have a notch at the base of the blade. The designs on the sheath appear to have been made with pen and ink....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,876
Posted By RobT
Whoops

I meant to say that the Gujarati and Devangari numbers 6, 7, and 9 are dissimilar. Sorry about that.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,876
Posted By RobT
Glad I Could Help

Jim,
Happy to help out. The same sort of thing goes on with a lot of the Royal Nepalese khukri (see Guns of the Gurkhas by John Walters). The battalion abbreviation plus the battalion unit and weapon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,876
Posted By RobT
51 on Blade

Hi All,

I believe the marks on the blade next to the hilt are the Gujarati number 51.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By RobT
Don't Write Off The Word Koummiya Just Yet

Hi All,

If you showed me a stockman folding knife, I would identify it as such but I would bet that if you showed the same knife to a good number of American born, fluent English speakers, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By RobT
Nice Present To Come Home To

Hi All,

After my initial post, I had to go to Pennsylvania for two days. When I got home, I saw the evidence I had asked for and then some. It doesn't get any better than this. Thanks a lot to all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Reply

Battara,

Thanks for the response. The metal on the hilt is silver without a doubt. It was rather tarnished when I bought it and the tarnish smelled like silver when I rubbed it with my fingers. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By RobT
Koummiya-ish

Hi All,

There have been a number of knives posted in the past that have been variously surmised to have come from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Mali, the Bissagos Islands, and the Reguibat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By RobT
Hilt looks Spanish not Chinese

Ian,

Although the cross guards are similar, the hilt on the sword you posted looks more Spanish than Chinese. To me, the blade I have has the look of a jian that has been filtered through Philippine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By RobT
Got It

Ian,

Thanks for the correction. For some reason, I had it backwards.

Sincerely,
RobT

PS. Really nice collection of dahong palay & non-dahong palay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By RobT
Thanks For the Info

Ian,

Good pick-up on the threaded tang. I forgot to mention it. I also think it is mid to 2nd half of 20th century. I wouldn't have pegged it as dahong palay since the tip is so bilaterally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By RobT
Short Sword For Comment

Hi All,

I am posting this short sword for comment. At first glance, it would appear to be a double edge blade but it's not. It is single edge blade about 20.5 inches long with about 9 inch long...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,304
Posted By RobT
That Explains the Movie

Kronckew,

"the kamis of Surya Benai, Nepal call their sickle a 'hasiya' terminal H optional."

That gives full confirmation that the movie title Hasiya means sickle (also one of the online blurbs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,304
Posted By RobT
Hansiya, The Movie

Sirupati

Thanks for the info. It would appear that hansiya is a variant of aansi. Any idea of the group that uses the word hansiya? As an interesting aside, there is a Nepalese movie called Hasiya...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,304
Posted By RobT
Hansiya

Sirupate,

Aansi is remarkably similar in sound to hansiya which is, I believe, the word for the harvesting sickle. The shape of the aansi is also very similar to the shape of the hansiya. Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By RobT
Thanks For the Info

Blacksmith,

Thanks for the info. Do you happen to know of any website with pictures of the powder horn on it?

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By RobT
Just a Few More Notes

As a woodworker, I should have looked more closely at the pied du roy because I would have seen that the hinge is exactly the same as the main hinge on US and English box (or boxwood) folding rulers....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By RobT
Possible Japanese or Chinese Fans

Vandoo,

I am aware of the Japanese and Chinese war fans but I've never seen one close up to examine the mechanism. If the war fan mechanism is the same as on the balisong, a Chinese origin may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By RobT
Spanish Fan

Hi All,

If you look at a typical Spanish fan and then replace the fan with a knife blade, you will see that the balisong and the fan are very similar mechanically. A trip to southern Spain many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By RobT
Thanks For the Input

Hi All,
Thanks for all your input. I'll keep looking.
Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By RobT
Thanks for More Responses

Hi All,

rickystl, ram's horn it may be but all the African powder horns I have seen (admittedly not many) seem to have the same type of openings as those from the USA (fill plug at the base of the...
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