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Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,163
Posted By pbleed
Indeed this is a worthy thread, but.... If this...

Indeed this is a worthy thread, but....
If this "guard" was found in East Asia, it would be classified as a a "Namban tsuba" of some kind.
Peter
Forum: Swap Forum 17th June 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,590
Posted By pbleed
"Keris and Other Malay Weapons"

I have - and do not need - a copy of G. B. Gardner's 1936 volume. I'd love to swap it would something interesting. Gun parts, VOC stuff, Namban gear. Anybody interested?
Peter
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Posted By pbleed
I've come across blades with scabbards like this...

I've come across blades with scabbards like this but never known how they were worn. Can you clarify that?
Peter
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,799
Posted By pbleed
I so rarely have anything to contribute to this...

I so rarely have anything to contribute to this forum that it took me a while to add to this discussion. And in that delay, I think the issue of this blade has largely been solved. It is ABSOLUTELY a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,228
Posted By pbleed
This looks to me like the signature of the man...

This looks to me like the signature of the man who carved the fittings. It is probably in NO WAY a reference to whoever made the blade. If I had to - I'd read this signature a either "Hoichi" or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,228
Posted By pbleed
While hunting Ainu cutlery I have seen a couple...

While hunting Ainu cutlery I have seen a couple of these short sword that have carved koshirae that seems to reference Ainu motif. They feature something like "fish scale" designs. they are carved on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,551
Posted By pbleed
Yep, a Chinese "fake." The best...

Yep, a Chinese "fake." The best possible construction is that it a post-War weapon made for the Peoples' Army - they did use IJA weapons as proto-types. It looks rather solidly made, but the Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,896
Posted By pbleed
This absolutely is a Japanese drill. These big...

This absolutely is a Japanese drill. These big ones were often operated with a bow or a rope.
Peter Bleed
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,447
Posted By pbleed
Dr. Stein is correct. this is a Japanese gunto...

Dr. Stein is correct. this is a Japanese gunto made in August 1943 by a cutlerer named Kanenori. He was a an established producer of military swords. This sword is a wirthy example of wartime...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,502
Posted By pbleed
This sure looks like a straightening/truing tool....

This sure looks like a straightening/truing tool. I could easily see it as an armorer's tool.
Peter
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,116
Posted By pbleed
"Fake" japanese swords

Friends,
A couple of weeks back, I got my knuckles rapped for being short in my assessment of a blade that seemed to have a "Japanese" inscription. It was so obviously NOT authentic that I thought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,328
Posted By pbleed
One of the high points of my life was a trip up...

One of the high points of my life was a trip up to NE Tibet, to the Town called Xaihe, where the great Ladrang temple is located in the early 1990's This has long been a contact point between...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,711
Posted By pbleed
If this were mine, I would call it "a helm...

If this were mine, I would call it "a helm of a miniature!"
Peter
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,697
Posted By pbleed
Very interesting. It certainly could be a...

Very interesting. It certainly could be a "one off", but I agree with Trench that it has a Spanish colonial look. I'd like close ups of the scabbard fittings.
Peter
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,834
Posted By pbleed
This has been a very useful thread. Thanks. I...

This has been a very useful thread. Thanks. I have been tempted by these helmets - which seem to have burst rather suddenly on the market. The collectors' community needs this kind of candid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,870
Posted By pbleed
Friends, This is an interesting gun. I recommend...

Friends,
This is an interesting gun. I recommend taking at look at the matchlocks shown in Stone's glossary. I suggest that it is "south" Chinese or Indo-chinese. A neat piece.
Peter
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,375
Posted By pbleed
Fake Chinese blade

Friends,
I have a low tolerance for Chinese fakes. I fail to see how anybody could confuse this stuff with traditional cutlery. Unfortunately, the last time I let this bias manifest itself I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,756
Posted By pbleed
Well, gee. I tried in concrete terms to explain...

Well, gee.
I tried in concrete terms to explain what IJN daggers are really worth. There are lots of books and websites that offer this information on these blades. I did not mention the fact that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,756
Posted By pbleed
There are two blades here. The Navy Dagger is...

There are two blades here.
The Navy Dagger is absolutely a piece of WWII era Japanese militaria.
The other blade is absolutely Modern Chinese production. Your father wasted his money. It will be...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,403
Posted By pbleed
posters on the Bourke armor

Dear Friends,
The press of other chores has kept me from responding to the addtions to this thread. I do thank you all.
Please let me also call your attention to a pair of posters on the scale...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By pbleed
another attempt

Friends,
Forgive me for mismanageing this. I see the image when I open the message on the forum, but let's try again. I am eager to get your reactions and insights.
Peter
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By pbleed
helmet with the scale armor

Friends. Found together with the scale armor I described to the forum last week was an iron helmet. Please let me show that to the list and request your help. It appears much like a billed...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,403
Posted By pbleed
responses to Cole's questions

Dear Friends,
cole and I had a couple of off line exchanges. Perhaps some on the forum will find them of interest
Thanks very much your message. I appreciate that Alan Senenfelder was kind enough to...
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,403
Posted By pbleed
the nut

To breathe life into this discussion, please allow me to attach an image of the brass nut on this inside of the scale armor. I am not sure how old it may be, but I doubt that it is Roman.
Peter
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,403
Posted By pbleed
provenance

Dear Mr. Senefelder,
Thanks for yu comments. This armor was the property of a frontier Army staff office, John Gregory Bourke. He had got it in about 1870 in Arizona, but it came with a story of...
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