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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By trenchwarfare
I thought these were Arabic numbers: 1 2 3 4... ...

I thought these were Arabic numbers: 1 2 3 4... ;) I agree with the ID. But, if Persian, the point has been doinked with. They have a spear point.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By trenchwarfare
What are the staves between the leather weave...

What are the staves between the leather weave made of? They look like metal, and machine made. Very uniform. Looks like it once had something else riveted, or sewn to the framework. There is a series...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By trenchwarfare
Fernando?

Fernando?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks Napoleon. These don't present themselves,...

Thanks Napoleon. These don't present themselves, very often. The inlays look to be ivory, as they have a distinct grain to them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks, Fernando. It is pretty sweet.

Thanks, Fernando. It is pretty sweet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By trenchwarfare
Indo/Persian Tamacha/Tamancha Matchlock Pistol

I am very pleased to introduce this rare, and beautiful little matchlock pistol. Barrel is 9 1/4", with the entire length being 24". Bore is a tad bigger than .50 caliber. No provision for a pan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By trenchwarfare
I agree. Most definitely has a rack number. The...

I agree. Most definitely has a rack number. The markings were not done by as skilled a hands, as produced the weapon. Nice piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By trenchwarfare
Tulwar Boarding Cutlass?

Years ago, I purchased four swords off ebay. All four had the exact same cast brass hilt. Similar to a British Brunswick sword bayonet, but with a full "D" guard. Very robust. They all had large,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By trenchwarfare
Welcome aboard, Alexandra. I don't frequent here,...

Welcome aboard, Alexandra. I don't frequent here, but drop in from time to time. Your items are as stated, but interesting none the less. Be warned, ethnographic weaponry, can be very addictive. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By trenchwarfare
This may be considered sacrilege but on some...

This may be considered sacrilege but on some loose hilts, I just fill the thing with white glue. Watch for, and seal off any areas where it might escape. Then drive some appropriate sized wooden...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By trenchwarfare
I've seen similar items from other cultures, used...

I've seen similar items from other cultures, used as currency.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By trenchwarfare
Scabbard looks Latin American.

Scabbard looks Latin American.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By trenchwarfare
I never said, don't clean anything. Active rust...

I never said, don't clean anything. Active rust must be arrested, verdigris removed, etc. And yes, in their day of usage, weapons were highly polished, from end to end. Even military muskets were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By trenchwarfare
Polishing Metal Parts

I'm trying to understand something here. I have noticed a tendency, to polish brass, silver, copper, and other metals found on ethnographic edged weapon hilts, and scabbards. In the firearms world,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice piece. I got into, and outta Middle...

Nice piece. I got into, and outta Middle Eastern/North African smoke poles, a few years back. Problem now is, the PRICE! Just a couple years ago, you could get nice ones off Gunbroker for under...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By trenchwarfare
Modern or not, it's a nice piece. Several years...

Modern or not, it's a nice piece. Several years ago, a returning GI offered two of these with replaced metal handles on ebay. (Wish I'd have bought them) He said they kept them in their Hummer. If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By trenchwarfare
As not to hijack the previous oosik thread,...

As not to hijack the previous oosik thread, thought I'd resurrect this one. Here's a few hastily taken shots of mine, with it's tusk stand. Was purchased off Gunbroker of all places. 23 3/8" long, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By trenchwarfare
Information on Chinese swords and daggers is very...

Information on Chinese swords and daggers is very splotchy. There are some limited publications on the subject, but they leave as many questions as answers. Add to the mix, copies of Japanese blades,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By trenchwarfare
[QUOTE=DaveA]Note the similarity of the hilt...

[QUOTE=DaveA]Note the similarity of the hilt design to the sword shown here, identified as Japanese army officer: WWIII Japanese Military Collectibles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By trenchwarfare
Chinese Nationalists, or possibly Manchukkuo...

Chinese Nationalists, or possibly Manchukkuo officer's sword. Copied from Japanese patterns. Shows navy influence. Note the five petal plum blossom, as apposed to the five, of ten petal sakura...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By trenchwarfare
Neither me. I got it for a song, and the seller...

Neither me. I got it for a song, and the seller sang it. Doubled my $$$ on a Tanto, and the Gunong was lagniappe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks for the info guys. Good to know, it's at...

Thanks for the info guys. Good to know, it's at least as old as I am, maybe older. :D I'll check into doing an etch.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By trenchwarfare
Another Punal

Considering the information given in the previous thread, I assume this knife is of fairly recent mfg? That's what I thought when I got it but, couldn't pass it up, in this condition. Is there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By trenchwarfare
I stand corrected, it is navy pearling. And,...

I stand corrected, it is navy pearling. And, older than it looked in the first photos. My guess now, is WWII theater "trench" knife. The Japanese used lots of big spikes, and staples to fasten the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By trenchwarfare
I think everyone is reading too much into this....

I think everyone is reading too much into this. The handle wrap, looks like just a continuous knot pattern. I do this myself. Hard to tell, from the fuzzy photos. Similar to navy pearling, but not as...
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