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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Andrew
Sanmei (or etched to look like it). No opinion...

Sanmei (or etched to look like it).

No opinion on age or authenticity of the piece from those photos.
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Andrew
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This thread is temporarily locked whilst under discussion by the Forum Staff.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
Forum: Swap Forum 30th December 2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Andrew
Lightbulb WANTED (for trade): Thai,Laos, Burma, Cambodia or Yunnan Spears/Polearms

I am looking to trade select items from my personal collection to obtain more of these spear/polearm weapons.

Rather than present the items I am willing to trade (in excess of 100 different weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Andrew
Not a "cossack" knife. A variation of...

Not a "cossack" knife. A variation of kard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Wow. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us,...

Wow. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us, Charles!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Andrew
Ian, I have several dha with that spiral wire...

Ian, I have several dha with that spiral wire work. I believe all are from Burma, but may well be from the regions to the northwest as suggested.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Andrew
For dissemination of information (both accurate...

For dissemination of information (both accurate and inaccurate) Wikipedia is a wonderful vehicle.

However, if one aspires to scholarly writing, publishing in a peer-reviewed journal is preferred. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Outstanding. Many thanks for sharing. Very...

Outstanding. Many thanks for sharing.

Very rarely seen examples, all in exceptional condition!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,381
Posted By Andrew
It was the Obama comment, Jonathan. ...

It was the Obama comment, Jonathan. Socio-economic comments are fine. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,381
Posted By Andrew
Arrow Moderator's Comment

Let's please leave the quasi-political/socio-political commentary at the door.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,078
Posted By Andrew
In my personal opinion, these are not continental...

In my personal opinion, these are not continental SEA. The general blade profile, fullering and ivory handles are strikingly similar to knives from the region, but the differences are more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,078
Posted By Andrew
Likely would require a complete forum software...

Likely would require a complete forum software upgrade, Gav. :(
Forum: Swap Forum 1st November 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up :cool:

:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,055
Posted By Andrew
I originally thought these might be instruments...

I originally thought these might be instruments for removing bullets or arrow heads from wounds, but those rear-facing double prongs on each side of the "business end" of the tongs make that only...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,055
Posted By Andrew
Agreed: blacksmith tongs of some sort. My...

Agreed: blacksmith tongs of some sort. My inclination is that these are farrier tongs.

Perhaps an apprentice project, as I cannot imagine a working smith spending so much time on such a tool,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Andrew
Also, you indicated the inscription was inlaid in...

Also, you indicated the inscription was inlaid in steel? It looks acid-etched in those photos...is that what you meant?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Wow. A truly exceptional example, Charles. ...

Wow. A truly exceptional example, Charles. :cool:

What are the dimensions of the hilt? Is it larger than typical, as one would expect?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By Andrew
Roland, does the blade of your original sword...

Roland, does the blade of your original sword have an un-sharpened ricasso?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Andrew
Nice! Need to see better photos, though. :o

Nice! Need to see better photos, though. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Andrew
Is that gold, Rick? Very nice!

Is that gold, Rick? Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Andrew
Likely kiseru. Used for smoking kizami (a type...

Likely kiseru. Used for smoking kizami (a type of tobacco).

I believe another member here collects these... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up It's been about 10 years, Nathaniel. I'll see if...

It's been about 10 years, Nathaniel. I'll see if my email archives go back that far.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Andrew
Looks like Hebrew text? :shrug:

Looks like Hebrew text? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Andrew
Moderator Action

Thread locked. Kubar, feel free to start a new thread.

Gentlemen, fair warning: continuation of this tired debate will result in suspension of posting privileges. As I repeat ad nauseum to my own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Andrew
Exclamation Moderator's Comment

Everyone:

This thread will not become another acrimonious "debate" regarding the use of these swords. State your positions and move on, please.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
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