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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By shayde78
Beautiful items, everyone! Here is my recently...

Beautiful items, everyone!
Here is my recently acquired example. A few questions:
- The pommels on these seem to share a similar convention. What/who
are they intended to represent?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 95,639
Posted By shayde78
Something similar occurred with the thread about...

Something similar occurred with the thread about makers' marks just last year. I offered a suggestion which allowed for the content to be recreated. It may well work to restore this thread. I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By shayde78
Of this much I am certain...you have far better...

Of this much I am certain...you have far better flea markets than have I.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By shayde78
Very nice...pretty enough to be your new avatar.

Very nice...pretty enough to be your new avatar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By shayde78
If I may hazard a guess, I'd say it is a...

If I may hazard a guess, I'd say it is a Indian-made hunting dagger made to resemble European models. Looks mid-1800s to me with a possibly older blade.

That said, i certainly defer to the more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,099
Posted By shayde78
Check out post #28 here...

Check out post #28 here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2178&highlight=khampa) for more speculation about Nepalese/Tibetan/Assam connection.

I love meandering down some of these...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,895
Posted By shayde78
The cross section of the blade 'feels' older than...

The cross section of the blade 'feels' older than mid-1700s. Not an academic opinion, I'll admit, but there's a look about it that feels older.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By shayde78
Tuban blade??

Tuban blade??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,207
Posted By shayde78
I wonder if an enterprising chap was inspired to...

I wonder if an enterprising chap was inspired to invent the pata upon studying one of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By shayde78
The thought of hunting hippopotamus with a spear...

The thought of hunting hippopotamus with a spear is absolutely terrifying.
Seriously, thinking of this gives me a visceral, limbic, primal fear...maybe this is how I died in a past life!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By shayde78
On the original blade, while I totally believe...

On the original blade, while I totally believe this to be mechanical Damascus, why is the pattern not visible within the cartouche? Is it merely the etch was polished away in this area, or could the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th November 2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By shayde78
Interesting conversation! Here's an overview of...

Interesting conversation!

Here's an overview of how the dietary needs of soldiers were met over the ages. Very focused on the west, but some applicable practices to armies...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,946
Posted By shayde78
Stumbled upon this thread looking for examples of...

Stumbled upon this thread looking for examples of snuff bottles...does anyone ha ave any updates thoughts on what this could be intended to hold??
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By shayde78
Good stuff, Mark! I have long believed ancient...

Good stuff, Mark!
I have long believed ancient peoples were far more at home on the oceans than they are given credit. Thanks for posting
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
Very much agree, Kronckew. I avoid these on...

Very much agree, Kronckew. I avoid these on ebay. This was from an estate sale that included high end items. Even so, I wouldn't have paid a dear price because of the volume of reproductions. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By shayde78
Thank you everyone for the feedback! I hadn't...

Thank you everyone for the feedback!
I hadn't been familiar with Surmene knives before, and this is really interesting information. Motan, i appreciate your validation that the sheath doesn't match...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Konckew! I saw your thread when I was...

Thank you, Konckew! I saw your thread when I was researching these. I was hoping you'd weigh in, because I wanted to ask if you based your handle reconstruction on any known renditions of these. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By shayde78
Neat little knife

I just acquired this little knife. I nearly passed on it, because I first thought it to be one of the many Mexican Bowie knives produced in the later half of the 20th century. However, the ferrule...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
Finally, I am including two pictures of examples...

Finally, I am including two pictures of examples of ancient bronzes from the Royal Ontario Museum. These are listed as 'Cycladic', and date to about 2000BCE (or about 1000 years earlier than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
Next, we have an axe from the Metropolitan Museum...

Next, we have an axe from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and two axes from the Museum of Fine Arts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
Great stuff, Ian! Thank you for making them...

Great stuff, Ian!
Thank you for making them available all in one thread. I am not one who likes throwing up my hands and saying "we can never know!" There are some very learned folks on this site,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
This is exactly the dialogue I wanted to prompt....

This is exactly the dialogue I wanted to prompt. Thank you for providing the pdf resource. I have been trying to find good color images of authenticated Luristan bronzes so I can compare the patina....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By shayde78
Bronze Luristan Axe

I love bronze age cultures of the ancient Near East. I have wanted to pick up one of these specific forms of axe heads for a long time, but never could justify the price for something I lack the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By shayde78
Looks like very nice crystalline wootz. I echo...

Looks like very nice crystalline wootz. I echo what the others have said regarding age. Nice to have the scabbard, too. Be sure to condition that, as well.
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By shayde78
All other considerations aside...the girl who...

All other considerations aside...the girl who found this has a valid claim to be made queen! :cool:
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