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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By shayde78
In my limited opinion, the ferrule on koummya...

In my limited opinion, the ferrule on koummya served a function, even at the expense of aesthetics. It is designed to fit over the mouth of the standard tip keep our grit. If it covered decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By shayde78
A humble, yet serviceable and dutiful knife. It...

A humble, yet serviceable and dutiful knife. It looks to have served its owner well for a good long time. It deserves a good home and some TLC.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By shayde78
Not that your original question want a good one,...

Not that your original question want a good one, but I find this question very compelling. I am sure there are plenty of examples and that I have simply not thought to pay attention, but I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By shayde78
Truly a masterful job!

Truly a masterful job!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By shayde78
Any thoughts on the origin of the blade of the...

Any thoughts on the origin of the blade of the katar in question? Looks to be of possible European origin to my untrained eye. Scottish?
For the hammer price this piece realized, I was expecting a...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, ulfberth, Fernando, Mark (you were the...

Thank you, ulfberth, Fernando, Mark (you were the first to ID it as legit!), and everyone else who contributed to helping me understand what is now the favorite item in my collection. An authentic,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By shayde78
Ha! Autocorrect strikes! I meant to say, "a...

Ha! Autocorrect strikes! I meant to say, "a nice auction haul" but such finds DO make this hobby addicting. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By shayde78
Rob, I'd love to see more detail of the kora and...

Rob,
I'd love to see more detail of the kora and the bichwa. Overall, a really nice addiction haul.
-Rob
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,728
Posted By shayde78
This tactile 3rd dimension of history is what...

This tactile 3rd dimension of history is what compels me to invest time, energy, and no small sums of money to this hobby. That said, the conversations with those who are generous with their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,728
Posted By shayde78
41 years old here. I've had an interest in...

41 years old here. I've had an interest in collecting for as long as I can remember, stretching all the way back to before the turn of the century, back in the 1900s (remember those days when oil...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By shayde78
If you look at the invoice, I saw the...

If you look at the invoice, I saw the "Indian dagger" with the rock crystal hilt for sale recently with a copy of the same original invoice provided as provenance. It is nice to think Shirley would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By shayde78
A great example, drac! You are lucky to have the...

A great example, drac! You are lucky to have the original sheath.
I have two daos, but they are sadly missing the guards. Any suggestions on how to replace? The best I've come up with is trying to...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
I hope everyone is staying safe during their...

I hope everyone is staying safe during their COVID lockdown. The question I asked in post #16 seems to have been lost as we moved on to discuss the name on the ricasso. Any insights into this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By shayde78
If I may ask, what features allow you to so...

If I may ask, what features allow you to so confidently attribute these to Cambodia?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By shayde78
Spine is actually 7/32", so 0.22". I...

Spine is actually 7/32", so 0.22". I was a little off In the measurement, but you only had a poor quality picture to go by, so no worries. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By shayde78
Thank you for making the images clearer and...

Thank you for making the images clearer and larger. I'm sure im wrong, but I saw somewhere that the characters that look like 'HE' may bear some similarity to the Japanese kanji characters for 'made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By shayde78
Collection, or kitchen?

So, I picked these two items up a couple of months ago. I'm uncertain if they belong in my collection...or in my kitchen. The utilitarian handles suggest kitchen. The top one in the first picture...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
I guess now I need to be on the lookout for a...

I guess now I need to be on the lookout for a transitional guard and pommel :cool:
Seriously, if someone knows where to find them, please private message me.
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
The more I think about it, the Tizona might be my...

The more I think about it, the Tizona might be my favorite piece, in a way. I know it gave me pause that the whole lot were reproductions. I suspect that is why the only other bidder bowed out when...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
Great pictures. The one from your collection is a...

Great pictures. The one from your collection is a beauty!

The blade is 0.75inches (1.9 cm) wide at the shoulder with a steady taper down to the missing tip.
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
I still don't see any markings on the unmounted...

I still don't see any markings on the unmounted blade. There may be some faint etchings under the oxidation, but I don't think so.

I've attached some side-by-side pics of the blade next to other...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
Well done, Dirk! That is very similar other than...

Well done, Dirk! That is very similar other than a few cosmetic embellishments.
As for the bare bade, it seems more rapier length, albeit with a missing tip. At least, it is longer that the 18th...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
AGREED! So, that got me thinking. With this gem...

AGREED!

So, that got me thinking. With this gem being part of a larger lot, I wonder if the other items at all match the item we've been discussing.

Below is a picture of the whole lot (acquired...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
Well done! Thank you so much. this is exciting...

Well done! Thank you so much. this is exciting to have a piece by a known maker. :D
Thank you for providing resources to keep digging through. Like I said, this is proving to be fun
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for all the good information! I was...

Thanks for all the good information!

I was finally able to get some photos of the markings on the reverse side of the ricasso. Still hard to make out, but I'm uploading several pictures in the hope...
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