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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By DaveA
Inbound Package Stuck in US Customs?

Hello,

My package of swords is lost, or stuck, somewhere in the US and never delivered. The swords are beautiful (and precious) and I am in denial about the possibility of losing them forever.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,251
Posted By DaveA
Filipino weapons

As long as you dredged up this thread :)

Here is a web site selling new Filipino traditional weapons. I make no claim regarding authenticity, but it could be a useful site to identify some names...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By DaveA
Very nice! My Marsh Arab dagger, for...

Very nice!

My Marsh Arab dagger, for comparison. I am especially fond of this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By DaveA
Excellent. Small world.

Excellent. Small world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By DaveA
Old style píchok possibly Uygher

This looks like a Pichoq (BıÁak) with the slightly up curving blade style of the Uyghers who have resided predominantly in the region known today as Uzbekistan, but extending into China as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By DaveA
Knife size mead peek nok

and a small one, very similar but more recent. This may or may not go by the same name.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By DaveA
mead peek nok ó birds wing knife)l

Thanks for posting. I believe this is mead peek nok. Here is a photo of mine along with a description. My information comes from a anthropologist/sociologist an long time collector of dha who spent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,100
Posted By DaveA
Possibly Ladeng

This may be a variant of the klewang known as Ladeng (Ladeeng, Ladieng) from N.Sumatra. I recently purchased this one and am awaiting delivery. Blade shape is similar; hilts are obviously different....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
Posted By DaveA
This is one of two matching knives meant to slide...

This is one of two matching knives meant to slide together into a single opening in a sheath, appearing as one. There are many variations of this type of Chinese double knife. Their use was for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By DaveA
Thank you all. This weapon may not be...

Thank you all. This weapon may not be particularly newsworthy, but it is a good knife to hold and to admire. Iíve no doubt it could do very good service if called upon. Sometimes a well made blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By DaveA
Help ID - Algeria?

Hello All,

I acquired this dagger/short sword last year and I'm just now getting around to figuring out what it is. The seller suggested it might be Algerian. It doesn't look like anything Berber...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By DaveA
I love this dha. The balance is superb. With eyes...

I love this dha. The balance is superb. With eyes closed, it is very easy to visualize where the tip is located. It feels like an extension of my arm. The only better sword I've owned in this respect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By DaveA
My Burmese dha for comparison

My Burmese dha for comparison
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By DaveA
Hello Thomas! Iím often traveling to Germany on...

Hello Thomas!

Iím often traveling to Germany on business. Perhaps I can plan a July trip and add some days.

Dave A
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By DaveA
Sword Festival at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen

Hello,

I have recently learned about an event that may be of interest. It is the Sword Festival at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen. In particular, there is a collectors workshop.

Dates:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By DaveA
Tassels

The tassels on the scabbard of the top one are distinctive to West Africa, possibly Mali or Senegal. The knife is not familiar to me :shrug:

Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By DaveA
Hilt curves up

On further thought, I'm not yet convinced about the identification of this knife as pemutik/temutik.

I cannot find a pemutik example with a similar hilt that curves upward and away from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By DaveA
Horn

After cleaning and looking more closely at this an other examples, I now agree it is horn. The greenish color I have not seen in water buffalo horn before, nor is this example as dark black as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By DaveA
Thank you

Thank you Alan for the info.

The pictures will be very helpful in the future I am sure.

- Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By DaveA
hilt material

Thanks. Malaysia is an interesting thought.

The hilt might be horn. That was my first thought. It doesn't seem to have the right grain when I look at it under magnification. I have not cleaned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By DaveA
Help Identify - Indonesia?

Hello,

I recently picked up this knife at auction. The hilt makes me think of an origin in Indonesia, but the blade I do not recognize. The knife is well made, balanced, blade firm with no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By DaveA
Yes, this could be it

When I refreshed the page the other pictures came up. Fabulous thread! Now I wish I had gone with my wife!

I agree, the sword in picture #4, post 14 could be a match. That sword is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By DaveA
Good point, and we should expect artistic license...

Good point, and we should expect artistic license as well as inaccurate rendering. Nevertheless, a Russian artist in the 1500's depicted a recurved blade. I wasn't aware the form was that old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By DaveA
Wrong location, wrong era

These weapons are from the region we call the Middle East and are not nearly as old as the one depicted in the painting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By DaveA
Yes, but...

The blade in the picture is recurved. I don't see that among the examples in your linked photo.

More info: this painting is exhibited alongside 16th century icons.
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