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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By drac2k
"Abra Kadabra...............must be magic!...

"Abra Kadabra...............must be magic! Congratulations on having the vision to foresee this marvelous transformation and saving a piece of history.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By drac2k
Very nice knife; the blade profile and the file...

Very nice knife; the blade profile and the file work remind me of Cretan blades.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By drac2k
Great Video and I even liked the music(then again...

Great Video and I even liked the music(then again I'm a Yma Sumac fan, so it figures).
I did notice a great deal of flex in the swords and I was wondering if they were recreated to their proper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By drac2k
Maybe an "Odd Fellows," piece or some...

Maybe an "Odd Fellows," piece or some other similar organization.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd September 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By drac2k
Smile I believe that the mask is a rare example from...

I believe that the mask is a rare example from the Heck-a-wee Tribe. This legendary group of three-foot-tall pygmies live in four-foot tall grass and as oral tradition goes first acquired their name...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By drac2k
Welcome to the family!

Welcome to the family!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By drac2k
Thanks.Two great questions.The first one makes...

Thanks.Two great questions.The first one makes sense, however if you are referring to the image on the sword blade,than I think it is the reoccurring Collins motif and I think you are correct on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By drac2k
I thought I would repost this sword since...

I thought I would repost this sword since recently I posted a sword that appears to have an association with Lucban; this one has a Spanish Colonial Cuban affiliation. Amazing how much history is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ian, Actually, the blade is pretty clean,...

Thanks, Ian,
Actually, the blade is pretty clean, but we had to take the pictures inside because of a downpour; bad lighting and my inability to read Gothic script made me misread it.
I stand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By drac2k
Wow Battera, you nailed it; mine looks like your...

Wow Battera, you nailed it; mine looks like your sword's twin brother; the lettering has traces of gold; I hope it is Lucban, even though it looks like Lurban to me.
Based on the similarity of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By drac2k
Mexican Sword or Really A Philippine Sword ?

I recently purchased this sword that was advertised as Mexican but it struck me as Philippine by the construction and design. The phrase roughly translated "Lurban to the Expeditionary the Kamarines...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By drac2k
When I first read your suggestion that it could...

When I first read your suggestion that it could be sealing wax it didn't make any sense until I looked up the definition;" a mixture of shellac and rosin with turpentine & pigment softened by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By drac2k
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By drac2k
A Decent Afghani Sword

I recently picked this up in a group purchase and I was pleasantly surprised by what I believe to be a decent Afghani sword. It is the first one that I have with what appears to be enamel inserts in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By drac2k
Very nice; could you post a closeup of the...

Very nice; could you post a closeup of the wirework especially on the whisk end?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,588
Posted By drac2k
Kronckew,I must be having an "off-day,"...

Kronckew,I must be having an "off-day," as well as I thought your post was rather humorous;thanks for the smile !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ian for your input. The only reasons why...

Thanks, Ian for your input. The only reasons why I thought it could be for a field dressing was because the other similar knife had a leather scabbard; I don't believe that most butcher knives have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By drac2k
Wow, you guys nailed it; my blade has a twin...

Wow, you guys nailed it; my blade has a twin brother! Rafngard thanks for the pictures.
As an afterthought, I noticed that the other knife that was similar to mine had a scabbard ;this has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the information. I almost posted that...

Thanks for the information. I almost posted that it felt like a meat cleaver so your friend might be more correct than you thought.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By drac2k
Unusual Philippine Knife ?

This is a form that I haven't encountered before. It is allegedly a WW2 Philippine bring back. I'm not sure if it is an actual style, a custom job, or a worn or broken bolo repurposed.
It has a heavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By drac2k
I agree, thanks for the input.

I agree, thanks for the input.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ken. I was assuming 20th century because...

Thanks, Ken. I was assuming 20th century because of the belt loop, which I don't believe is a traditional Zulu feature. I don't think anything was on the other end, except the wood; I think the metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By drac2k
Interesting; was there wartime production of...

Interesting; was there wartime production of Arisaka bayonets in the Philippines as in Manchuria?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By drac2k
Ordinary Talibon/Talibong just a bit unusual

This is a WW2 talibon bring back of decent construction and as such nothing unusual except that this is the first one that I have seen that has been personalized for a Japanese soldier.I'm sure that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By drac2k
A nice Zulu or Shona Ax ?

I recently picked up this ax which I believe to be either Zulu or Shona, based on the wire work; I'm leaning towards Zulu because of the tack work.
The ax belonged to the estate of Edward Frey, who...
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