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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 06:12 PM
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Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Thank you very much, kwiatek. That's an...

Thank you very much, kwiatek. That's an interesting piece of information about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 03:56 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Here's a link to higher resolution of the script....

Here's a link to higher resolution of the script. I can't upload sufficient resolution with the site's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 03:19 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Here's some pics of the hilt. I'll try to zoom in...

Here's some pics of the hilt. I'll try to zoom in more on the inscription.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Thanks for the info. I'm trying to get a...

Thanks for the info. I'm trying to get a translation of the script.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Hopefully better pictures of the blade grain and...

Hopefully better pictures of the blade grain and scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 06:21 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
mariusgmioc, I can't reply until you clear out...

mariusgmioc, I can't reply until you clear out your inbox. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
They considered my offer over the weekend and I...

They considered my offer over the weekend and I picked it up yesterday.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 06:19 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
I agree and understand. It could have been made...

I agree and understand. It could have been made to fit. Kukri get replacement scabbards from time to time, and I've replaced scabbards for several skean dhus in my shop. But even if a replacement,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Better pics of the metal tomorrow.

Better pics of the metal tomorrow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 02:38 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
It fits perfectly.

It fits perfectly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 11:02 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Vendor is getting a professional appraisal. If...

Vendor is getting a professional appraisal. If it's outside my price range, I've told them I'll let people know, so you can descend upon them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Thanks. Can you refine it any? I'm guessing...

Thanks. Can you refine it any? I'm guessing prior to 1900.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,231
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
That looks very much like someone heated a spot...

That looks very much like someone heated a spot on the edge, either to straighten a deformation, or in attempt to re-harden a spot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Is this a Persian Kard?

Local store has this and I'm interested. Best photos I could get with a cell phone. The blade is either actual wootz or a very high quality pattern weld.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
From that board they say: 16th century blade,...

From that board they say:



16th century blade, late 19th century fittings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Thanks, Rich.

Thanks, Rich.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 01:43 AM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Yeah, I had to compress them. Here's the best I...

Yeah, I had to compress them. Here's the best I can get at the moment. I'll try to polarize some tomorrow.

EDIT: there is absolutely no way to upload anything with enough resolution to be useful. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
I was assuming early 20th, not wartime, and...

I was assuming early 20th, not wartime, and unlikely to be repros.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
and the last

and the last
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 12:13 AM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Pictures of the Daito

Pictures of the Daito
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
IDing Japanese Acquisitions

These came in with a small pile of other, mostly modern items.

I only know a little, but these strike me as early 20th Century. I'm certainly willing to be wrong.

Blade on the daito is 27"

Tanto...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
From an Indonesian friend (Actually, wife of a...

From an Indonesian friend (Actually, wife of a friend. He's American, she worked at the Indonesian embassy and lives in the US now)

Tombak (spear) Pendawa Lima (orig. five characters/brothers from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,204
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
I realize this is a very old thread. Mild acid...

I realize this is a very old thread.

Mild acid followed by boiling water is one of the techniques for cold rust bluing, typically used for double shotguns. Acid, boiling water, wire brushing, repeat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Tombak Pand o/p? u l/j? Pamor rambany or...

Tombak Pand o/p? u l/j?

Pamor rambany or kambany

pake or pare
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By MichaelZWilliamson
Any idea what alloy the fittings are?

Any idea what alloy the fittings are?
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