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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 03:58 AM
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Posted By Maskell
Almost impossible to read from those images but I...

Almost impossible to read from those images but I will venture a guess it says "BIZEN NO JU OSAFUNE SADAYOSHI SAKU"

Good luck,
Jerry
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By Maskell
Think it did have a ring pommel but not positive?...

Think it did have a ring pommel but not positive? It had been sitting in a connor in my office with about 100 others about 8 years. Guess I sold it to you at the Baltimore show this past weekend....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,290
Posted By Maskell
I will be there as I have been for the past 48...

I will be there as I have been for the past 48 years, haven't missed a single one, great show. Stop by & say hello at table N 19

Best,
Jerry
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Maskell
Just a couple interesting tidbits, about 30 years...

Just a couple interesting tidbits, about 30 years ago I purchased from an antique shop one of those early European triangle flasks, likely German like those pictured in the Night Watch by Rembrandt....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Maskell
These miniature matchlocks were made & used...

These miniature matchlocks were made & used as netsuke, very nice. congratulations, nice find.
Jerry
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By Maskell
As a general rule gendaito (hand forged) don't...

As a general rule gendaito (hand forged) don't have a Showa or Seki stamp, they can have a star or a tan stamp & a few others. I suggest your sword is a machine made gunto with oil temper, still a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By Maskell
The signature is very dark, I'll make a guess at...

The signature is very dark, I'll make a guess at it. "NOSHU (no) JU SEKI KANESUMI? The last kanji SUMI could also be TSUGU or TSUNE??? just not clear enough.

Best,
Jerry
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,540
Posted By Maskell
Just a word of caution, many of these metal screw...

Just a word of caution, many of these metal screw mekugi (rivit) are reversed thread, you think you are unscrewing it but actually tightened it up & to the point of breaking off the head, try it both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,282
Posted By Maskell
Just a quick translation, the sword smith name is...

Just a quick translation, the sword smith name is KUNIHIRA, a resident of Satsuma province, made this at age 69. He was active in 1711.
regards,
Maskell
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,650
Posted By Maskell
hi guys, i'm 70,and been collecting for...

hi guys, i'm 70,and been collecting for 50yrs......................Jerry

Actually I cut & past Jimmy's reply as my info is exactly the same.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,289
Posted By Maskell
Chinese spears

Think your lucky, can buy there at Brimfield antique fair for under $20. USD, They are Chinese.

Best,
Maskell
Jerry
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,610
Posted By Maskell
DOG CHILD

Concerning the image in this thread, the native American holding the Japanese samurai sword. I received a copy of the same photo from a friend in MI, in 1975, said he discovered the original in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,408
Posted By Maskell
Eastern helmet family crest

Gentleman,

I recently purchased this painting that has what looks like an eastern helmet on the family crest, it has been suggested by a friend that the medals he is wearing it may be Austrian or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,545
Posted By Maskell
Hi Thepepperskull you inquired if anyone had any...

Hi Thepepperskull you inquired if anyone had any Chinese da-dao to share, I have about 200 of them mostly in poor condition. Hi KukulzA28 I'm also in the Boston area so one more lover of da-dao...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,740
Posted By Maskell
Chinese knives

Gentleman,

These 3 knives came from China within the past 6 years in a container of Chinese antiques. Don't know much about them except they look pretty old. The largest is 18 1/4" overall. Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,687
Posted By Maskell
Tim, Thanks so much for your information and the...

Tim,

Thanks so much for your information and the links, until now with your help I had no idea and West Africa it appears to be.

Many thanks,
Jerry
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,687
Posted By Maskell
I don't know what this piece is, I see some...

I don't know what this piece is, I see some similarity in this post, the metal mounts are aluminum, the guard in the shape of a Lebel bayonet. The pumpkin shape ball pommel is horn and much eaten by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,730
Posted By Maskell
Gentleman, I have a small pile of these, they...

Gentleman,

I have a small pile of these, they were all purchased in Tibet about 10 years ago and I was told that some folks were still wearing and using these at that time but the people there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,888
Posted By Maskell
RING POMMEL CHINESE SWORDS

Gentleman,

A few ring pommel swords from my collection. The one on the far left is inscribed in Chinese "FEB 1943 Made". The tallest one in the image towards the right has been ID as being 2nd to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,596
Posted By Maskell
Chinese hand cannons

Gentleman, I have quite a few of these hand cannon. I'm sure some are very old, perhaps 16th century, others I believe are as late as the Boxer rebellion. Some that are percussion have been converted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By Maskell
I was there this past Saturday with 5 other...

I was there this past Saturday with 5 other members of the Boston Token-Kai, Ogawa San gave our club a private tour, unfortunately a lot of our members couldn't make it, busy time of the year. We...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By Maskell
Hartford Show

Yes, Its their 11th annual show. I will be there, set up, haven't missed one yet, its a nice show. Here is the information link:

Click here: HartfordShow.com - Homepage of The New England Antique...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,466
Posted By Maskell
The sword smith name is "MORIKUNI"...

The sword smith name is "MORIKUNI" above that is "(no) JU" meaning resident of. Above that is obviously a place name but what we westerners call grass writing and is difficult to read. Hope this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,524
Posted By Maskell
Gentleman, I found one in the pile today that...

Gentleman,

I found one in the pile today that has the coin/star inlays and apparently original to it, there were 3 inlays but one has falling out, this one seems similar to the one Spearcollector...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,524
Posted By Maskell
OOOOPS... found another one with this style...

OOOOPS... found another one with this style pommel in my keeper pile, the reason it was there is that it has an inscription on the blade. I tried to take a picture of the kanji and also tried to scan...
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