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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Ian
Everything looks old and pretty correct to me....

Everything looks old and pretty correct to me. Perhaps the wooden hilt has been shaved down a bit, but it all seems to have been made at the same time and it all looks old.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Ian
Yes TW, quite possibly a Vietnam-era bring back....

Yes TW, quite possibly a Vietnam-era bring back. In those days quite a few GIs ended up in places they "never were" ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Ian
This one looks to have been altered a bit by its...

This one looks to have been altered a bit by its final owner. The hilt has been decorated with incised "V"s and the scabbard has some recent, heavier rattan work added to provided a belt loop or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Ian
Gehazi: The more I look at this one and the...

Gehazi:

The more I look at this one and the more you describe its metallurgical qualities, I am convinced that the most likely origin of the blade is from the the small ethnic group known as Husa,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Ian
Hello Gehazi: Welcome to the forum. That is an...

Hello Gehazi:

Welcome to the forum. That is an impressive collection of mandau you show, but the one that interests me is the dha/dao which does resemble the Kachin style dha used mainly in northern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Ian
Hi Dave: Thanks for starting this page. These...

Hi Dave:

Thanks for starting this page. These are interesting cross-cultural weapons, and the ones I have handled have all been well made. It is interesting to see what some sellers believe they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By Ian
Nonoy: Thanks for clarifying the terminology for...

Nonoy:

Thanks for clarifying the terminology for these knives. I notice you refer to otak as a generic term, and it seems to be very close to itak which is used in central Luzon in the same manner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By Ian
Hello rvr. Thanks for posting this dha. As...

Hello rvr.

Thanks for posting this dha. As others have said, this is a Burmese style dha in what might be called the Shan/Tai form. The three segments of the hilt each of roughly equal length...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By Ian
Cerjak: I'm just coming to this thread after...

Cerjak:

I'm just coming to this thread after traveling in Australia the last three weeks.

Two very nice Northern Thai/Yunnan daab. Of the two, the first is by far the more interesting and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Ian
Resized picture

Hi Ron:

Yes, I agree, maybe not Major General Wood. I was basing my possible ID on the picture below from the Library of Congress--similar moustache and shape of the face, but with a "number 1"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Ian
Thanks Edster. That is a very...

Thanks Edster.

That is a very informative article.

I note that there is an earlier article by the same authors (Barzagli et al, 2013) in which they examined the characteristics of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Ian
Hi dark: That is an interesting knife. The...

Hi dark:

That is an interesting knife.

The face depicted on the hilt appears to be Spanish, and I would say this dates to the period of Spanish occupation but the decoration is not from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Ian
ausjulius: Do these swords found today also...

ausjulius:

Do these swords found today also have the massive ivory hilt and silver fittings? It seems that they would have been expensive items when made.

Do you think there is any truth to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Ian
Roy: I believe this sword once...

Roy:

I believe this sword once appeared on the Oriental-Arms web site where Artzi described it as a "monstrous dah sword" from Thailand-Laos (see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Ian
Detlef: In my previous post I was not really...

Detlef:

In my previous post I was not really definite about the 18th C attribution. Here is what I said in the post you quote--please note the qualifying comment at the end:
"What makes this 18th C?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Ian
Hello Detlef: This certainly appears to have...

Hello Detlef:

This certainly appears to have many of the features of an older Lao/northern Thailand daab. The hilt, although not especially long, is consistent with that origin and that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Ian
Very nice find Jose. Here is a picture...

Very nice find Jose.

Here is a picture from the Library of Congress that appears to show the gentleman in question seated second from left in the front row. This picture is titled "US Army...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Ian
Detlef: Yes and yes as far as I know. Ian.

Detlef:

Yes and yes as far as I know.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Ian
Very nice Detlef. These are mostly from Ilocos...

Very nice Detlef. These are mostly from Ilocos Sur as far as I can determine.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Ian
I think this refers to Martapoera (also...

I think this refers to Martapoera (also Martapura) in South Kalimantan Province--not far from Banjarmasin. The town is known for its gems, especially diamonds.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Ian
Roy: Nice knife and unusual as you suggest. It...

Roy:

Nice knife and unusual as you suggest. It appears to be "Burmese" in style and might well be from the same area as the swords below.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Ian
Roy: Thank you so much for posting...

Roy:

Thank you so much for posting these additional pictures. Since we last spoke, I have tracked down a probable origin for these two dha. Although they are almost certainly of "Burmese"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ian
This moro kris just finished online and it...

This moro kris just finished online and it presents another hilt version that might represent a cockatoo in a different manner. The silhouette of the hilt certainly looks like the outline of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Ian
Charles: The Achang people are a Chinese...

Charles:

The Achang people are a Chinese ethnic minority living in Yunnan and have ties with the Shan/Tai peoples of Yunnan/Burma/N. Thailand/Laos. Those living in the HuSa and LaSa areas of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Ian
Thanks guys. Yes, I would agree it is a HuSa dao....

Thanks guys. Yes, I would agree it is a HuSa dao. Hard to tell how old it is and whether the scabbard is original. The small bone (?) skulls seem like an after thought.

The partial tang has been...
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