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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By aiontay
This reminds me of something that happened...

This reminds me of something that happened recently. Back when I was in high school I bought a tomahawk. I used it quite a bit. It was in the back of my car when my car got caught in a flood and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,926
Posted By aiontay
Spiral, I know enough about cartography and the...

Spiral,

I know enough about cartography and the bewildering complexity that is/was/shall be Burma's ethnic mixture to know that vouching for the accuracy of any map, especially without explicit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,926
Posted By aiontay
Some of the Shan States are not part of China due...

Some of the Shan States are not part of China due to colonial agreements between the British and Chinese. I'd also point out that the map does not show the Shan States or State singular these days,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,926
Posted By aiontay
Weren't the British WWII Kachin forces called the...

Weren't the British WWII Kachin forces called the Kachin Levies? The Kachin Rangers were the OSS organized forces.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,008
Posted By aiontay
Basically, I know only a limited amount of...

Basically, I know only a limited amount of Jinghpaw, and keep in mind that Jinghpaw has multiple dialects, so nhtu may not the only Jinghpaw word. The Rawangs likewise have multiple dialects ie...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,008
Posted By aiontay
The Jinghpaw (the main Kachin dialect) word for...

The Jinghpaw (the main Kachin dialect) word for sword is nhtu. Dah is Myen-ga (Burmese language); Dao is Muwa-ga (Chinese). Hkahku (upriver) and Duleng are Jinghpaw sub-groups. Nung, or more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By aiontay
I would point out that in the early 20th century...

I would point out that in the early 20th century many Native People were systematically stripped of resources, land, oil (think of all those dead Osages) etc. while being forced in to a market...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,618
Posted By aiontay
A couple of points (no pun intended). First...

A couple of points (no pun intended). First while there might have been tribal styles, Native Americans were a pretty cosmopolitan bunch and there was plenty of interaction/trade/exchange between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,377
Posted By aiontay
Looking at the featherless arrows made out reed,...

Looking at the featherless arrows made out reed, a thought occurs to me. Was the much bow fishing in sub-Saharan Africa, and given the damp conditions, even if you weren't bow fishing, would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,856
Posted By aiontay
It is the Kiowa Black Leggings; the more accurate...

It is the Kiowa Black Leggings; the more accurate translation would be Black Legs. They are one of the old Soldier Societies that was revived after WWII as a veterans organization, hence the modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,856
Posted By aiontay
http://www.kiowatribe.org/?attachment_id=1882

http://www.kiowatribe.org/?attachment_id=1882
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,856
Posted By aiontay
Jim, I wouldn’t completely disagree, it is just...

Jim, I wouldn’t completely disagree, it is just that I think experts frequently overly complicate things, particularly when dealing with “exotic” tribal stuff. After all, the Japanese have plenty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,856
Posted By aiontay
This topic came up before. These are definitely...

This topic came up before. These are definitely not armor; they're big pieces of bead work. Look and see if there are any flat places on the bone beads. That is one of the signs my grandmother told...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,440
Posted By aiontay
During the early 19th century the Kachins were...

During the early 19th century the Kachins were already established in Assam (the Singhpo) and were also raiding Manipur, so maybe that is how he got his Indian armor. I'm joking, but there was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,440
Posted By aiontay
I won't vouch for the accuracy of this, but the...

I won't vouch for the accuracy of this, but the Kachins claim he was a Kachin. They point out that his name isn't Burmese and that Ban Du La (Maha was a title) sounds Kachin. Of course, that has...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,955
Posted By aiontay
I don't have the reference handy, but Henry...

I don't have the reference handy, but Henry Bouquet, the Swiss British Army officer who won several battles during the French and Indian War, recommended his cavalry carry battle axes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,083
Posted By aiontay
Nathaniel, If it were easy, anthropologist (I'm...

Nathaniel,

If it were easy, anthropologist (I'm not one) wouldn't have a job.


Jinghpaw literally just means "human" or "people" so a Jinghpaw might refer to say a Maru as Jinghpaw simply as an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,083
Posted By aiontay
Nathaniel, I've spent plenty of time with Kachin...

Nathaniel,

I've spent plenty of time with Kachin people in Thailand (the exile community in Chiang Mai) among the Kachins in the Northern Shan State, and the Kachin here in Oklahoma. Yeah,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,083
Posted By aiontay
While I suspect it is Kachin, I'm not sure it...

While I suspect it is Kachin, I'm not sure it would necesarrily be Jinghpaw.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,601
Posted By aiontay
Freebooter, those look like wedding nhtu (swords)...

Freebooter, those look like wedding nhtu (swords) a lot of Kachins have. People have Christian weddings and the woman gets a wedding ring, but the man gets the traditional wedding gifts from his...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By aiontay
i thought tent pegging originally came out of a...

i thought tent pegging originally came out of a Central Asian practice, and the practical application was for surprise attacks on camps where collaping the tents would trap/impede the occupants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,151
Posted By aiontay
I'll have to admit I skimmed through this thread,...

I'll have to admit I skimmed through this thread, so I hope what I say is fairly relevant. As for my own martial arts background it is among other things Pekiti Tirsia, Kabri Kabrong, and Ray Nah...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,004
Posted By aiontay
Even today Kiowa women, when dressed in...

Even today Kiowa women, when dressed in traditional dress, have a knife sheath on their belt. These days the sheath is empty as often as not, but back in the old days it wasn't. Knives obviously...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,025
Posted By aiontay
In my completely unexpert opinion, it is a...

In my completely unexpert opinion, it is a natural, not man made stone artifact.

However, I have on one occasion made a discodial knife (breaking a flake of a rounded rock which makes a disc...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,734
Posted By aiontay
Is it possible that cut down sword blades were...

Is it possible that cut down sword blades were made in to daggers? On the southern plains we used sword and bayonet reconfigured as spear heads.
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