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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By David R
They will be able to tell you a lot more about...

They will be able to tell you a lot more about your sword there than I can. Truth is, I am also nervous when I post there! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By David R
To my untutored eye it looks a nice piece. There...

To my untutored eye it looks a nice piece. There is a dedicated nihonto site here,
http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/3-nihonto/ with very knowledgeable members and a wealth of information...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By David R
Probably French or Italian made for the Turkish...

Probably French or Italian made for the Turkish or North African market. The ramrod would have been worn round the neck on a lanyard in the common practice of the area. Look up "Suma" . This photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By David R
If you got it at a reasonable price then you were...

If you got it at a reasonable price then you were lucky indeed. These seem to have gone up in price in leaps and bounds, and that's when they come up for sale at all. If the grip is wide enough to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By David R
Isopropyl Alcohol is used by Nihonto collectors,...

Isopropyl Alcohol is used by Nihonto collectors, so I would say it is fairly safe to use!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By David R
More likely where someone has had a little go...

More likely where someone has had a little go with an etchant to see if it is wootz!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By David R
I have seen Isopropyl Alcohol suggested as a Gunk...

I have seen Isopropyl Alcohol suggested as a Gunk remover... perhaps others can chime in here with their opinions on this stuff.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By David R
Bren Gun magazines?

Bren Gun magazines?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By David R
Whatever the influences, that is a stunning piece!

Whatever the influences, that is a stunning piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By David R
Nice to see an old warrior returned to shooting...

Nice to see an old warrior returned to shooting condition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By David R
Although there are many knowledgeable collectors...

Although there are many knowledgeable collectors here, I would recommend this site for detailed discussion of your swords and blades.
http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/45-military-swords-of-japan/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By David R
Nice to see it all put together!

Nice to see it all put together!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By David R
Looks like it is coming together nicely. The Yari...

Looks like it is coming together nicely. The Yari I bought a while ago is in a hiatus as I have been favouring other projects, but I am considering doing it up as a Makura-yari or a Te-yari.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By David R
I think this may have ended up in Tribal hands,...

I think this may have ended up in Tribal hands, but looking at the octagonal barrel and the textured upper flat , I think it started life as a Civilian model hunting rifle. The type of sights would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By David R
Apparently the Satsuma Clan had a liking for...

Apparently the Satsuma Clan had a liking for Fukuro Yari because they were easier to re-shaft than the tanged type.
According to one of the curators at Leeds Royal Armoury a batch were also made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,729
Posted By David R
Nice to see a new picture of this.

Nice to see a new picture of this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By David R
Those are exceptionally nice pieces, I would...

Those are exceptionally nice pieces, I would guess especially made for presentation to Dignitaries!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By David R
Not a Nihonto, but a Shin-Gunto, a "new army...

Not a Nihonto, but a Shin-Gunto, a "new army sword", nevertheless a very collectable item if genuine. If the moderators have no objection I will direct you to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By David R
Pitt Rivers Museum Blog.

I am not sure quite where to post this link, but this seems the best place for it. Follow up the internal links for some very interesting and relevant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By David R
A lot of discussion about this type here....

A lot of discussion about this type here. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6342
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,422
Posted By David R
Looks like a fairly standard "Kaskara"...

Looks like a fairly standard "Kaskara" blade, probably 19th C. trade blade made in Europe. The pierced short tang is typical of these Sudanese swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,164
Posted By David R
I could be wrong (I often am) but to me it looks...

I could be wrong (I often am) but to me it looks more like one of the elaborate throwing knives/axes from Africa.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,932
Posted By David R
All the pictures have disappeared!

All the pictures have disappeared!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By David R
I have my reservations as well, but at a price of...

I have my reservations as well, but at a price of a quarter that asked for a repro. I thought it worth a punt. I will post pics and details when I get it. More pics from the seller.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By David R
It just occurred to me to mention, the Dadao I...

It just occurred to me to mention, the Dadao I have coming, and in the pic. is a 1937 dated Chinese Army piece, which is why the guard is somewhat "Industrial" in form. I am hoping it is the real...
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