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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Charles, As always you have a fine eye for...

Hi Charles,

As always you have a fine eye for nice pieces. It's not my area at all, but this does look like a high quality piece and I'm pleased Alan assessed it as such. Congratulations again on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, Good to hear from you! I agree there...

Hi Jim,

Good to hear from you! I agree there are pitfalls in examining the weapons depicted on statuary and monuments. The Indian culture, in particular, lends itself to studying these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, I seriously doubt that these were...

Hi Rob,

I seriously doubt that these were intended for military use. If we look at WWII-era dha, they were fairly plain with plaited rattan strips holding the scabbards together, and similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Jens, I think the erection of stones...

Jens,

I think the erection of stones commemorating fallen Rajput heroes in Gujarat may have continued into the 19th century CE. The ones with which I have some familiarity were originally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Hi Jens. Yes, same email address as before. Ian

Hi Jens. Yes, same email address as before. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Hi Jens, You will recall our discussion of the...

Hi Jens,

You will recall our discussion of the Paliyas (hero stones) from Gujarat in a discussion of katars here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=189803&postcount=13). I'm still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob: Nice pair of dha. The script is...

Hi Rob:

Nice pair of dha. The script is Burmese, as you note, but I cannot translate it for you. The slightly curved blade with broad fuller might be Burman in manufacture, but I think it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Ian
Eftihis, can you please post a picture of the...

Eftihis, can you please post a picture of the entire sword.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By Ian
I (finally) figured out how to make curved lines...

I (finally) figured out how to make curved lines on Pics using my new graphics program (Affinity Pro)--not the most intuitive one I have used but it works well when I finally figure out how to do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Ian
Hi Ed. I wonder if the added piece under the...

Hi Ed.
I wonder if the added piece under the langet may be a repair. Perhaps a broken tang. Iíve seen similar additions on Moro swords for repairing damaged tangs.
Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, Good to see you posting again on...

Hi Jim,

Good to see you posting again on the kaskara. Thanks for the kind words, but my contribution was purely technical and the content was the work of Ed and our other contributors. These...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Ian
I completely agree ariel. This thread was put in...

I completely agree ariel. This thread was put in the Classics "sticky" five minutes after it went online. Ed's three essays on the kaskara are linked there now, and I think his work is a major...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By Ian
I agree Detlef. Another reworked corvo. The...

I agree Detlef. Another reworked corvo. The bolster and stacked hilt are clearly indicative of its origins. The curious shape to the tip is also present on this one, reflecting the downward curve on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Ian
This looks to be a very blade-heavy weapon. While...

This looks to be a very blade-heavy weapon. While most tenegre do have a balance point several inches in front of the hilt, this one would have a balance point much further out than most. Difficult...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Ian
North Borneo was part of Malaysia and had strong...

North Borneo was part of Malaysia and had strong ties to Singapore as well during the British period of rule.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Ian
Kaskara Fuller Styles and Some Blade Marks--a third essay for discussion (Part II)

4. Dukkeri abu Dubban
The interpretation of this style addresses several issues we have long debated. Its name and descriptions correspond to the Solingen maker's marks for Peter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Ian
Kaskara Fuller Styles and Some Blade Marks--a third essay for discussion (Part I)

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Moderator's Comment:
The following essay on the fullers and some blade marks of kaskara swords was prepared by Ed Hunley for discussion and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Ian
Could be!

Could be!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Ian
Bandook, Thank you again for this delightful...

Bandook,

Thank you again for this delightful description of Bhuta and his followers. Most informative. I have had the pleasure of visiting Mangalore on a business trip to the university medical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Ian
Bandook, Thank you for the detailed...

Bandook,

Thank you for the detailed information about these swords which get only a passing mention in Rawson's book. Can you elaborate on the function of the "jingles" in these ceremonies? Does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Ian
Robert, what a fascinating story! The older man...

Robert, what a fascinating story! The older man must have been familiar with many of the customs and traditions of the "old ways." Clearly these brass bladed weapons have a powerful history.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Ian
In thinking about four-petal flowers of...

In thinking about four-petal flowers of significance in Filipino culture, there is the Santan flower that has some importance--see http://www.psst.ph/top-7-flower-symbols-meanings-philippines/.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Ian
Sajen, I think we may be looking at...

Sajen,

I think we may be looking at depictions of more than one type of flower. As shown on the leather throat of your Visayan sword, one of these representations has a central round area and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef. I'm pretty sure the blade has been...

Hi Detlef.

I'm pretty sure the blade has been reworked but you could be correct. It would need to have been a large corvo to start with. What tilts me towards a reworked end of a corvo is the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Ian
When East Met West

One of the interesting aspects of arms and armor collecting is the differences between Eastern and Western armament and armor. In large part, this reflected different fighting styles and...
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