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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 09:47 PM
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Posted By JeffS
Formosa knife

I lucked into another Formosa piece! The style seems Paiwan except for the handle which I've not seen a similar example of. I thought I recall a prior thread explaining what the box attached to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By JeffS
Nice one. A lot of chopping power for a...

Nice one. A lot of chopping power for a relatively short blade. Is this a common length for a golok?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By JeffS
Necro Threads

Seeing Jim's positive reaction to Bill's old Tibetan sword reanimation made want to share some thoughts. I've been reading the forum (new forum from 2005 onwards - the loss of old forum is tragic)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By JeffS
Any thoughts on what was set in the two round...

Any thoughts on what was set in the two round depressions on the scabbard foot? There is a gummy resin at the bottom that was likely the adhesive used. One of these has shiny foil-like residue stuck...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By JeffS
Regarding the tool origin. I did some field work...

Regarding the tool origin. I did some field work a few year back in northern Myanmar. The Kachin (Rowang) with us had small working daos (made from blanks purchased in Putao market). The lower corner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By JeffS
Very cool sword. Do I understand correctly that...

Very cool sword. Do I understand correctly that Robert did the silver restoration work on the scabbard?




Thanks Ian. Great info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By JeffS
Dha for comment

Just picked this up off Ebay. It has an interesting mix of design features such as the hairpin blade, silver work, and strange jagged carving on the shoulder-carry open-scabbard. Photos are from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By JeffS
Thank you for all of the help Stu!

Thank you for all of the help Stu!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By JeffS
Here it is after finishing rust removal, oiling...

Here it is after finishing rust removal, oiling dry stuff and fixing cracks. Also, below is a close-up of blade detail. It looks like a layered construction versus an inserted edge to my novice eye....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By JeffS
I love the snake head profile on the top...

I love the snake head profile on the top scabbard. As has been stated previously on this forum the snake could represent Deinagkistrodon Acutus, which has a common name of 100 Pace Viper. This snake...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By JeffS
Thx. There is some great discussion and images in...

Thx. There is some great discussion and images in
this dao post (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20046)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By JeffS
Wow that thing is a beast. Love the brass guard....

Wow that thing is a beast. Love the brass guard. It is designed for horse combat right? Do you happen to have a picture of it sheathed?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By JeffS
Open-faced scabbards

So I seem to have developed a theme in my collection...
-Kachin Dao
-Lepcha Ban
-Ifugao Hinalung
-Atayal Laulau
Are there any other traditionally open-faced scabbard blade types I should hunt for?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,816
Posted By JeffS
Thank you guys for the tips. I work in Cambodia...

Thank you guys for the tips. I work in Cambodia and there is an indigenous market in tree resin that is harvested traditionally. Likewise there is a market in wild bee honey, may be interesting to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By JeffS
Fascinating stuff Kai. Thank you for the warning...

Fascinating stuff Kai. Thank you for the warning with the belt. It remains nicely pliable but that could change. Should I use some mineral oil to keep it in shape?

Mandau Dimensions
Blade: 55cm ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By JeffS
Would that narrow down which Kayan group and...

Would that narrow down which Kayan group and period for this mandau?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By JeffS
If wootz then 19th century. However I wonder...

If wootz then 19th century. However I wonder about the hilt and scabbard, they do not show much age with the exception of the bone or ivory finial which has yellowed. Hopefully someone with more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By JeffS
Thank you Kai and Willem for taking an interest!...

Thank you Kai and Willem for taking an interest! Yes this is my first mandau and one that I actually have with me (I've been displaced from home for the last 6 months). Happy to take more pictures of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By JeffS
I love these. Looks like a pattern in the steel,...

I love these. Looks like a pattern in the steel, it may be wootz. The large bone(? ) finial is a variation I have not seen in other photos. The horn hilt is exceptionally intact.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By JeffS
Thank you Alan! I'm looking forward to a time I...

Thank you Alan! I'm looking forward to a time I am more settled down and can start hunting for books (and have a workshop). I am pretty much limited to online information sources. Not much on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 49,170
Posted By JeffS
Too much tuak....

Too much tuak....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By JeffS
Origin of this mandau?

Hello. I know mandau are tricky but hoping to narrow this one down to more than "Dayak". I've seen a few photos with similar style carving but no attribution. The blade is a nice piece of work,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By JeffS
Good advice on supporting the staples from...

Good advice on supporting the staples from underneath. I hope to be able to remove the active rust but not lose all the dark patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By JeffS
Sounds like sound advice. Now that it is...

Sounds like sound advice. Now that it is stabilized I will give it some time before deciding on taking it further. I can see how impatience could lead to something irreversible. Speaking of which,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By JeffS
Here we are now. The bumped contrast makes the...

Here we are now. The bumped contrast makes the pits seem darker than they are to the eye. Except for a couple small spots I believe the rust is completely gone now, perhaps one or two more soaking...
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