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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,124
Posted By Mare Rosu
Gt You make a good point; I was trying to say...

Gt
You make a good point; I was trying to say the same thing.

"A most interesting point is that one of the wootz blades,( sword #8 ) long identified as wootz by the museum as well as others is in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,124
Posted By Mare Rosu
Testing Crucible steel (wootz)

Jeff you did a great job in answering the questions as well showing us where you got the mill balls.
As to question #4

Below is a extract from an article by Verhoeven, Pendray and W.E. Dauksch,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,124
Posted By Mare Rosu
What do the ingots look like?

Jens
What are the ingots that you are asking about look like?
I bought one and sent it on to Dr. Ann for her to test and to keep.
I do not know the results of any testing she may have done on it but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,296
Posted By Mare Rosu
Smile My thanks to all forum folks

Hello to all; I want to thank Dr. Ann for all the hours of her time and effort she spent on this project, as well as Andrew and Dr. Lee for allowing the report to be posted. Thanks to members...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mare Rosu
HELLO!!

Welcome to the forum. As you can tell we are from around the world (some folks think Georgia, USA is not in this world :D )
I suggest first to read the rules of the forum, then have fun and learn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,664
Posted By Mare Rosu
Thumbs up Pictures

Wolviex;
That is one nice dagger and I come to that conclusion from the very great pictures you took of it.
Now I just wish I could help you in your quest for an interpretation of the inscriptions....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Battara; Great information about Sulfur changing...

Battara; Great information about Sulfur changing ivory yellow.
I know for a fact, unfortunately, that rubber bands have a lot of sulfur in them, and I assume all rubber products also has sulfur in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Thumbs up Knowledge

Spiral:
Sir, you are most correct, knowledge is a great power and you have supplied me with a lot of power from your excellent postings on Ivory. I did learn a lot from the hands on inspection from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Elephant Ivory

Hi all, just got back from the dealer in hilt material ( Mother of Pearl Company ) and the dagger was inspected by two of the folks there, and was told it was Elephant Ivory. The folks there could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Rand, the information on the different types of...

Rand, the information on the different types of Ivory is much appreciated.

Jens would you please tell me what I am looking at/for, in your last picture? Which one is which?

David much needed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
IVORY? WHAT TYPE?

Rand, Jens:
More great information coming from you folks :)
Rand you think it may be Elephant Ivory on the dagger? Can you or Jens or anyone else,tell me what to look for in trying to determine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
SAY WHAT?

Man, go away for a day or two and looks what happens to this thread! ;)
Starting at the top and working down.

Rand; Kronckew; Jens, Thank you for the bird (be careful now) information, so we now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,031
Posted By Mare Rosu
Iron fillings test

Spunjer;
Have another idea, I just did an Iron filling test on a dagger I just got see;
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4979
Why not try it on your blade? If there is energy emitting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
BIRD, What type?

Yes Jens there is a bird on each side of the dagger.
I know your are a "Flower" person ;) but can you, or anyone else tell me the identity/type of bird it is? Looks like a long bill Raven to me :D...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Here we go again!

Kronckew;
Very nice dogs you have, say hi to Millie and Blue for me.
I probed the inside of the slot wit a dentist tool and could not find any protrusion on the slot walls. The only seam on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Kronckew, great pictures you posted, like you dog...

Kronckew, great pictures you posted, like you dog also, being a dog nut, what breed is it?.
The "Smiley" on your kard is about the same place as it is on mine.
Not in the "pinkie" finger area that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Well now I have got the name for my dagger (at...

Well now I have got the name for my dagger (at least two spellings )
( CharlesS and Jens)and found out that there are other daggers with the "C' cut,(Kronckew, thank you all.
You know when Jens talks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,031
Posted By Mare Rosu
Very interesting,why not try to take a picture...

Very interesting,why not try to take a picture with both items, the one that will take a good picture and the one that is blurred when you try? In other words have two or more items in the picture,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,832
Posted By Mare Rosu
Ivory hilt dagger with "Tears" and a "Smiley?"

This arrived this week and I need some help.
What I know is:
Has an Ivory, of some type,hilt.
Crucible steel, wootz, blade.
Has steel balls in the handle,Tears, and has a "smiley" cut into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,121
Posted By Mare Rosu
I also agree on the "garish" as stated...

I also agree on the "garish" as stated by Ariel as well as what Louieblades said. As the blade did not sell also indicates the "Price is not Right".
My comments are on the BLADE not the furniture. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,121
Posted By Mare Rosu
More pictures

Please do not drool on your computer! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,121
Posted By Mare Rosu
Smile OK pictures

Pendray knife pictures
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,121
Posted By Mare Rosu
Thumbs up Beautiful Pendray knife as well as the price!!

Mr. Pendray did excellent work on this blade.
Closed item on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300102800253&rd=1&rd=1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mare Rosu
Question A "old" new blade

Not exactly an Ethnographic antique blade but very interesting non the less.
I could get a crucible steel blade for that and have a lot of change...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,737
Posted By Mare Rosu
Thumbs up A great review!

Dr. Ann
What a great review! You did good.
It shows that a book review can be made without any personal or hidden agenda's. Your in depth analysis and knowledge of the subject is just outstanding....
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