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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By Miguel
I think that the blades were made from inferior...

I think that the blades were made from inferior steel and are prone to rusting.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By Miguel
Hi Olikara, A bit late in commenting on your...

Hi Olikara,
A bit late in commenting on your statement re the origin of the Coorgs being of Scythian-Hindu stock. I have done a little research into the origins of these people as they are so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By Miguel
Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade...

Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade in such good condition. Well done.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By Miguel
Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade...

Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade in such good condition. Well done.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Miguel
Thank you Tim for posting this thread and thank...

Thank you Tim for posting this thread and thank you Ibrahiim And Jim for your extremely interesting replies, fascinating.
Regards
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Miguel
Hi Ian, Nice collection, I am no African expert...

Hi Ian,

Nice collection, I am no African expert but swords A and B look like Ngombe / Poto (Zairean) swords to me.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Miguel
Excellent, well worth the very short wait for...

Excellent, well worth the very short wait for which you have absolutely no reason to apologise. Well done and thank you very much.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By Miguel
Thanks Kai, much appreciated :) Miguel

Thanks Kai, much appreciated :)

Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By Miguel
Hi Royston. A very nice item, I've not seen one...

Hi Royston. A very nice item, I've not seen one before. Are the horns purely decorative or do they have a deeper meaning?
Thanks for sharing.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Trust these are clearer. Miguel

Trust these are clearer.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Hello Kai, thank you for your very interesting...

Hello Kai, thank you for your very interesting comments, you may have gathered that I know little or nothing about these weapons and am most grateful to you and the other members who have contributed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Hi Detlef & Ccual, thank you for your...

Hi Detlef & Ccual, thank you for your comments and photos which have made me think you are correct in your opinions that the blade was meant to have a clipped point and was not clipped to remove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,984
Posted By Miguel
Thank you very much for posting this info...

Thank you very much for posting this info absolutely brilliant, cant wait for the translation.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Hi folks, sorry for the delay but better late...

Hi folks, sorry for the delay but better late than never as they say.

Marius the blade is laminated and 4mm thick tapering to nothing at the point.

Kai, photos of the hilt as promised.

Ian, photos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,152
Posted By Miguel
Here is one I picked up from an "Artes de...

Here is one I picked up from an "Artes de Toledo" shop in Catalonia about 15 years ago which is a dead ringer in dimensions and weight etc. to the first illustration in Lee`s Atlanta Cutlery...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Hello Ian, thanks for your comments. Knowing very...

Hello Ian, thanks for your comments. Knowing very little about these weapons I was unaware that the clipped blade was an unusual feature and think that your observation may be correct. I will take...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By Miguel
I agree with Pieje, very nice example. Miguel

I agree with Pieje, very nice example.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Thanks everyone for your replies they are much...

Thanks everyone for your replies they are much appreciated.

Indicating the thickness of the blade and whether it is sharp or not, might also help in forming a more educated opinion.

You are quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Miguel
Barong

Hello everyone, I would be most grateful if our more knowledgeable members of this type of weapon could tell me if it is authentic or a tourist item and if the former its origin ?
O/L is 16.5 ins...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Miguel
I quite like it, looks pretty deadly to me. It...

I quite like it, looks pretty deadly to me. It has the appearance of a crudely made "Swagger Stick" but I having no idea of its dimensions I don't really know just my guess. :shrug:
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
Posted By Miguel
Hello Jens, I think you may have answered your...

Hello Jens, I think you may have answered your own question.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
Posted By Miguel
Yes everything seems to point to that fact.

Yes everything seems to point to that fact.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
Posted By Miguel
Hello Silver John, you have made my day, thank...

Hello Silver John, you have made my day, thank you for your info and pics I am much obliged. I can see them being tourist souvenirs but that does not rule out them being sold as hunting knives for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
Posted By Miguel
I do not remember seeing another one like yours,...

I do not remember seeing another one like yours, either the blade or hilt. If I run into one I will post it here.

Cheers.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
Posted By Miguel
Hello estcrh, nice selection. Have you any images...

Hello estcrh, nice selection. Have you any images of Kukris with a false back edge similar to the blade of my knife? I have not seen one which is another reason for my believing it to be a custom...
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