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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2011, 09:31 PM
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Posted By tom hyle
AFAIK the big cargo/transport ships were...

AFAIK the big cargo/transport ships were catamarans rather than canoes; considerably more carrying capacity.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2011, 08:41 PM
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Posted By tom hyle
Interesting lizard man. I'm not entirely sure...

Interesting lizard man. I'm not entirely sure that is a tail ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,145
Posted By tom hyle
Please do argue that it's more like a baselard,...

Please do argue that it's more like a baselard, because I don't see how? Certainly it's a tempting comparison, with the (as I noted) basically European dagger blade these have, but
the soldered-on...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By tom hyle
BTW the last time I googled this subject I came...

BTW the last time I googled this subject I came up with only wide-bladed hangers with ordinary guard-grip-pommel hilts. It's been a couple of years; things have progressed, and all the top listings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2011, 02:56 PM
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Posted By tom hyle
weren't the lower class Easter Islanders natives...

weren't the lower class Easter Islanders natives and the rulers Polynesian? Am I remembering that correctly?
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By tom hyle
duzhagge is my favorite fun spelling I've pretty...

duzhagge is my favorite fun spelling
I've pretty quickly found at least one other with the curled around knucklebow, and a plethora of repros of such, but specifically are there examples where the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By tom hyle
Thanks. One can see the relation in the European...

Thanks. One can see the relation in the European piece to bill hook handles with hooks.
The Japanese one is wicked looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By tom hyle
These seem to be European. The device in...

These seem to be European. The device in question seems to be of Pacific wood?? Cricket, though also European, is widely distributed in the Pacific; is the use of such laundry paddles? Note
again...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By tom hyle
I enjoy the sword as a living art form. Repair...

I enjoy the sword as a living art form. Repair is good. Restoration is a fine form of repair. I have no special sources for parts; it's catch as catch can. Sometimes large dealers seem to...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By tom hyle
about one-piece iron "dusacks"?

Like many others I was initially decieved by the woodcut illustrations of European swordsmen practicing with wooden dummy dusacks, and thought they depicted actual swords with the blade continued in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,145
Posted By tom hyle
This does not seem correct to me. Certainly the...

This does not seem correct to me.
Certainly the blade on these is the same as we've seen on some Mooroccan genui (basically a seeminly European style multigrooved single edged dagger blade), however,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By tom hyle
Might I suggest that the handle is filled/adhered...

Might I suggest that the handle is filled/adhered with pitch, which is not a good electrical conductor? I often imagine copper alloy hilts being cast directly onto the blade, and it certainly has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By tom hyle
The use of a ferule or wrap that covers the upper...

The use of a ferule or wrap that covers the upper lagnet seems to me a distinctly Arab practice that is also seen on kaskara. Is this seen on Pesian or Turkish hilts?
On kaskara (ie inland Southern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,908
Posted By tom hyle
I agree; seems to be folded steel.

I agree; seems to be folded steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By tom hyle
I don't think it's so much rare as not much...

I don't think it's so much rare as not much noticed
I've been seeing numbers of them lately.
They seem to me a version of gunong.
Often there is a slight forward curve to the blade.
Sometimes they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By tom hyle
Those look like orbital sander marks, BTW;...

Those look like orbital sander marks, BTW; probably not original to the blade ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By tom hyle
blade apears to be a Lumad kampilan; how long is...

blade apears to be a Lumad kampilan; how long is it (the blade)?
Hilt appears to be Batangas or Bikol/Southern Luzon.
Is the tang full length?
This would argue against a rehilt of an originally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By tom hyle
Marks on these are typically very faint, for some...

Marks on these are typically very faint, for some reason, and some were produced "sterile" (unmarked) for "black ops"
AFAIK no other manufacturer is known to have made them.
Interestingly these seem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By tom hyle
A similar handle ridge is found on some Pacific...

A similar handle ridge is found on some Pacific canoe paddles.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,145
Posted By tom hyle
Is that a picture of a double edged broadsword on...

Is that a picture of a double edged broadsword on the pommel of a saber? :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,145
Posted By tom hyle
very interesting! This style pommel is usually...

very interesting! This style pommel is usually seen on Middle Eastern Arab swords, but usually with a Turkish/Persian style guard; here we see it with the Coastal African "nimcha" guard; an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By tom hyle
Thanks again, Lew. Just having a permanent pic...

Thanks again, Lew. Just having a permanent pic of this piece is very pleasurable; I suppose I should've bid more for it :D
BTW, in the auction photos that spur on the fish's nose seemed to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By tom hyle
Lew, you rock. Thanks.

Lew, you rock. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By tom hyle
Emmanuel's appear to be side axes; flat on one...

Emmanuel's appear to be side axes; flat on one side and used for carpentry. Is yours a side axe?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By tom hyle
These blades are also commonly seen in (eastern)...

These blades are also commonly seen in (eastern) jambiya type hilts, and commonly attributed to Zanzibar
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