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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Emanuel
Hmm..I was thinking maybe blacksmith tongs made...

Hmm..I was thinking maybe blacksmith tongs made from recycled ornament or element from a fence or gate but the assembly is more complex than that. One piece slots into the other...nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Emanuel
Magnificent sword Charles! In Bikaner I saw a...

Magnificent sword Charles!

In Bikaner I saw a few very heavy tulwars supposedly used by some very powerful men. Every component from the hilt to the blade were very thick and heavy-looking, but very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Starting this summer I noticed a seller...

Hello,

Starting this summer I noticed a seller on ebay listing a lot of apparently very nice sabres with wootz blade and karabela-type hilt.

While the wootz blades looked very good, the overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Emanuel
That's the best I can do until I pick it up...

That's the best I can do until I pick it up Andrew. Hopefully tomorrow.

Wondering if this would qualify as a Thai ngaw.

Charles, the flimsy guard also recalled Vietnamese pieces to my mind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Emanuel
Thai or Burmese polearm

Hello,

Just picked this up at auction. A Thai or Burmese polearm.

Total length, 1.88m, roughly split 50/50 between blade and pole. I don't have it in hand yet so can't say anything about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Emanuel
Hi everyone, Thank you for the encouraging...

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the encouraging comments :) As soon as I saw it, I had to get it. I'm loving the pattern-welding.

Robert your observation is correct. It looks and feels like someone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Emanuel
A few more after another etch...

A few more after another etch...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Emanuel
Barong for comment

Hello,

Here is another recently-acquired barong with intact pommel. A light etch reveals nice lamination.

Early 20th century Tausug?

Thanks,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Emanuel
Barong with horn collar

Hello,

I recently got this nice barong, with a horn collar/punto instead of metal. Do I understand correctly that this is a feature seen on Borneo barongs?

The blade shows very nice lamination,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, The pommels on kris are traditionally...

Hello,

The pommels on kris are traditionally aligned with the greneneg carving on the base of the blade. The elephant trunk is the front, and the "dragon tail" is back. If the blade is sheathed in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Emanuel
1855 was the year of France's first International...

1855 was the year of France's first International Exhibition.
The "Napoleon III Empereur" looks correct, but the "Empire France" should, as Spiral said, be "Empire Franšais".

This etching looks...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th September 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Emanuel
...

Example:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=75733&stc=1
Forum: Swap Forum 17th September 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Emanuel
WTB - Ladieng horn handle

Hello,

I am looking for a handle for a Ladieng of this type: http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14279

I have the blade with a temporary wood handle, but I would like to replace it with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Emanuel
Rust removal through electrolysis is subject to...

Rust removal through electrolysis is subject to hydrogen embrittlement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement

Hydrogen evolved from the water through the electrolytic process can fuze...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Emanuel
Very interesting blade Charles, It looks almost...

Very interesting blade Charles,

It looks almost repulsive in its organic appearances, sort of like snake skin. The oval depressions along the edge look very deep. Is the blade heavily etched? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Emanuel
Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand But now...

Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand

But now we're getting into statues holding weapons, instead of the weapons themselves as monuments.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Emanuel
Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka

Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Emanuel
The Swords of Qadisiyah in Baghdad

The Swords of Qadisiyah in Baghdad
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Emanuel
Here's a monument to the Dacian king Decebal, in...

Here's a monument to the Dacian king Decebal, in Romania, incorporating a giant falx.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Emanuel
I could also interpret the "volcano" as...

I could also interpret the "volcano" as a symbol of power akin to the triangular representation of the Shiva lingam. Perhaps a remnant of the earlier Javanese keris, absorbed and adapted to Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Emanuel
Another thought. The quality of the silver...

Another thought.

The quality of the silver pommel casting is spectacular. What surprises me a bit is the simplicity of the silver inlay on the blade. The patterns are crude relative to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Emanuel
Nice work Battara! What is the symbolic...

Nice work Battara!

What is the symbolic representation of that inlay, a volcano?

It strongly brought to mind this piece (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19002).

Could the complex...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Emanuel
Hi STT, Lebanese:...

Hi STT,

Lebanese: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2249

A number of them will come up on the forum if you search for Lebanese daggers.

Cheers,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Emanuel
Hello Sancar, I think the piece you show is more...

Hello Sancar,

I think the piece you show is more likely part of a hunting trousse of European origin. These kits for preparing the animal carcass onsite often included large cleavers with weird...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By Emanuel
Inline images

Hello

VBulletin code has built-in HTML tags that can place an attached image inline with text using the tag.

Whenever an image or file is attached to a post, it is given an attachment id (ex....
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