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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By laEspadaAncha
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to...

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,450
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi YBR, Your sword is referred to as a khanda...

Hi YBR,

Your sword is referred to as a khanda (googling the term or searching the forum will provide you with lots of examples of similar swords). The blade does appear to be wootz...

Also, I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,453
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi James, Nice piece. :) I also agree the...

Hi James,

Nice piece. :) I also agree the zoomorphic pommel appears to be a makara...

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,082
Posted By laEspadaAncha
With regards to the katar, all I can say is,...

With regards to the katar, all I can say is, " :eek: !"

It's an absolute stunner - if one was to have just one katar in their collection, IMO this would serve the role nicely! :)




I think the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,859
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi Ram, LoL... I think you might have confused...

Hi Ram,

LoL... I think you might have confused Michael Wood - British historian, broadcaster and host of that incredible documentary series - with former Monty Python member Michael Palin, who does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,859
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi Rich & Alan, These are fairly easily...

Hi Rich & Alan,

These are fairly easily found along the Malabar coast of India, where they are described as being used as scribes' knives (for banana leaves IIRC).

That being said, I 've carried a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,859
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hello Ram and welcome to the forum! :) Thank...

Hello Ram and welcome to the forum! :)

Thank you for posting this beautiful 'scribe' folder... you'll see my humble example in the other thread in whch you translated the initials on an ex-OA...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,725
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Please God let this become a scrotum-based arms...

Please God let this become a scrotum-based arms and armor thread...

I have a roo scrotum (in which I put a couple marbles) with which I used to slap my friends and nary a person to share it with......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Nice pairing Detlef... :) To your knowledge,...

Nice pairing Detlef... :)

To your knowledge, are these (quasi-)reversals in the blade profile (near the hilt) common to a particular subgroup (or region) within the Boa?

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,279
Posted By laEspadaAncha
As I understand it, the importation of antique...

As I understand it, the importation of antique firearms is strictly verboten.

And I would be equally cautious with the importation of any edged weapon with a blade length greater than 9 inches or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,671
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Wow Gav... I've never seen an ivory and silver...

Wow Gav... I've never seen an ivory and silver bola before. That's quite a looker alright... :)

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,760
Posted By laEspadaAncha
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http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8206/mcdougallspotlight.jpg

;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Jens - Is that sculpture yours? If so, and if...

Jens - Is that sculpture yours? If so, and if it's not asking too much, would you post a photo of the sculpture shown in your last post in its entirety?

It looks stunning... :)

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,225
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi John, Even without a solid Viking...

Hi John,

Even without a solid Viking attribution, I'm always a sucker for bronze antiquities, be they from the Bronze Age or later. And I'm always a sucker for early symbols or writing (so as you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,283
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi Neil, To get a feel for the cleaning process,...

Hi Neil,

To get a feel for the cleaning process, find the nastiest, dirtiest-looking penny you can, and drop it into a small coffee cup with about an ounce or two of vinegar and about a...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,874
Posted By laEspadaAncha
My only experience was with a blade that was hand...

My only experience was with a blade that was hand forged (and the waves were forged in the blade), at it had a rectangular (full length) to rat tail (last 1 1/2-2 inches) tang, onto which the pilow...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,874
Posted By laEspadaAncha
I know... :o What I would give to come across a...

I know... :o What I would give to come across a period original in a local sale - the only one I've held in hand was a Victorian creation as well, and I gave it a happy albeit temporary home on my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Yep - it's a beautiful blade! I was going to...

Yep - it's a beautiful blade!

I was going to link to a thread I (thought I) remember that was dedicated to two-tone blades (from Central and East Africa to Indo-Persia to SE Asia), but couldn't...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,874
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi Carlos, Is the sword now in your possession? ...

Hi Carlos,

Is the sword now in your possession? Can you post close-up photos of the (top of) the pommel? How is that highly-stylized pommel secured to the rest of the hilt?

Even if it a late...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By laEspadaAncha
It cleaned up beautifully, Detlef! :) I can...

It cleaned up beautifully, Detlef! :)

I can see in the third photo the contrast between the blackened center and the outter perimeter of the blade... does the same (degree of) contrast hold true...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,225
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Remember that while they (runes) are understood...

Remember that while they (runes) are understood to have their origin in northern Europe, by the middle of the Viking age, they were in use throughout most of of the continent.

The presence of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,871
Posted By laEspadaAncha
I wish there was such a place. I could seek a...

I wish there was such a place. I could seek a write-off for donating my tanto that some prior owner resharpened with a grinder bit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,268
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hi Nidhi, Your sentiments are well-placed and...

Hi Nidhi,

Your sentiments are well-placed and warmly aprpeciated, but to be honest, it is a non-issue AFAIAC, and I'm sure Jens feels the same way. You'll see in my rather lengthy PM I didn't bother...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,871
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Provided you are able to have it done without...

Provided you are able to have it done without altering the blade geometry, then by all means, for the love of history and art, please uninscribe it. ;)

What compels some people to permanently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,268
Posted By laEspadaAncha
Hello Nidhi... Haygeidhiriya... :) My apologies...

Hello Nidhi... Haygeidhiriya... :)

My apologies if my horrendous rendering of Kannada (Englada? Karnanglish? ;) ) is illegible. The next time I'm in B'lore, I'll make the trip south... maybe we...
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