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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,975
Posted By Ian
Jens, Thank you for reopening this vintage...

Jens,

Thank you for reopening this vintage thread from the Archives. Jim's comment about a particular group in Gujarat that swore oaths on the katar has prompted me to write to my princely contact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Ian
Yes, very similar indeed.

Yes, very similar indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Ian
There is an even older posting (2004) about this...

There is an even older posting (2004) about this same sword here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=64
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Hi Alex: With the likely European origin of...

Hi Alex:

With the likely European origin of your knife, I think it may generate further discussion on the European Armoury forum. I'm transferring it over there to see if they can give you more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Ian
Hi Messia, I see that Teodor has directed you to...

Hi Messia,
I see that Teodor has directed you to the thread about these knives already. Kubur is the real expert on them. You might PM him or wait for him to come along and post here.
Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Ian
Hi ACP, Interesting modern pieces. Can you...

Hi ACP,

Interesting modern pieces. Can you tell us in what city or town you bought these items? Some look Yakan and some look Maranao in origin.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ian
Rumpel9. Your thread has run off course. I...

Rumpel9.

Your thread has run off course. I hope you have been able to salvage some knowledge here. However, it's time to move on. This thread is closed.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ian
Mahratt, I can read Mr Yarom's text as...

Mahratt,

I can read Mr Yarom's text as supporting either you or Ariel in your different views--it is a little ambiguous. As I noted earlier, I think he may have changed his mind over time about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's warning!

Gentlemen:

This is deteriorating into another "it is/it's not" argument about names. These discussions are tedious and unattractive. I will close the thread and issue suspensions without further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ian
Gents, We are again getting into the...

Gents,

We are again getting into the frustrating game (for observers) of "what's in a name." If you want to know Artzi Yarom's opinion, ask him. As best I can tell, Artzi numbers his items...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Ian
Thanks Willem :)

Thanks Willem :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Ian
Willem, Can you please post a picture of the...

Willem,


Can you please post a picture of the entire knife.


Ian
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Ian
Hi Bryce: This one may get more informed...

Hi Bryce:

This one may get more informed responses about British swords in the European Armory, so I'm transferring it over there. The Gill family, including Thomas Gill (II), were prominent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Ian
I agree with Kai that there have likely been a...

I agree with Kai that there have likely been a number of changes to that area of the hilt, which does look unusual compared with the decorations seen on many kampilan. However, Charles has come at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Ian
Very sad to hear of the loss of another esteemed...

Very sad to hear of the loss of another esteemed colleague on these pages. Knowledge and wisdom in our areas of collecting are hide to find, and Mare Rosu had an abundance of both. His contributions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Ian
Hi Thomas, Just to follow up on my post above....

Hi Thomas,

Just to follow up on my post above. The comment that I referenced is as follows:"The true Kachin sword is now rarely seen south of Myitkyina and Mogaung. The Shan article is in common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Ian
Gustav: Lovely sikin! The folding of the blade...

Gustav:

Lovely sikin! The folding of the blade is well shown and I like the pattern. As far as widening of the blade towards the tip, I have not seen this before. In my experience, the edge and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By Ian
Some personal observations about this topic

Gentlemen:

This has been a very interesting and wide ranging discussion that Thomas' weapon has generated. I fear, however, that this thread has strayed somewhat from the object of discussion, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles: Nice kampilan and a well done...

Hi Charles:

Nice kampilan and a well done repair. The use of whale bone is entirely consistent with the culture, particularly on Maranao kampilan, and I like the overall effect. Best I have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Ian
Thomas: As you can see, several...

Thomas:

As you can see, several experienced people have noted that your example seems to be the norm with regard to the relative lengths of Kachin sword-dao and their open-faced sheaths. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Ian
Hi Rick. Thanks for that info. I think the OKC...

Hi Rick. Thanks for that info. I think the OKC has been around a while, at least into the 19th C. I found online pics of similar knives described as Shipleigh butcher's knives made for OKC in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Ian
Old knife set from Ontario Knife Company

This is a set of seven knives in the "Old Hickory" series from the Ontario Knife Company. I have had the set since 2002 and it has just been lying around since then. It came from a friend's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Ian
Hi drac: I enlarged your image and it appears...

Hi drac:

I enlarged your image and it appears to read "Lucban." That area should clean up once you get it, and you can read it more clearly. Picture attached.


General Vicente Lukban was born in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles, Truly unusual kris and scabbard....

Hi Charles,

Truly unusual kris and scabbard. I'm inclined to agree with Kai that the blade may be early 20th C. The fullers are atypical in form and the blade seems unusually wide for its length,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ian
Kai, Actually it might. As you know, and...

Kai,


Actually it might. As you know, and Fernando correctly pointed out, current items for sale cannot be referenced in Discussions. A July 4th item is more likely to be an active sale than one...
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