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Forum: Swap Forum 25th October 2017, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Dave1104
For Sale: Jordanian (Bedouin) Shiriya Dagger

Traditional Jordanian Shibriya dagger. Acquired personally in Amman, Jordan in 1978. 32 cm total length; blade is 15 cm. Signed by the Maker. Handle looks to be horn or possibly bone.
Asking $100...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th October 2017, 01:27 AM
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Views: 216
Posted By Dave1104
For Sale: Near Eastern Bronze Age Dagger Blade

A short Bronze Age dagger blade from the Near East (Syria?) dated to Mid 2nd Millennium BCE. 13.0 cm long blade with slight midrib and narrow elongated tang. The tang is pierced twice and retains...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Dave1104
Thor, I am not an expert on these knives, and...

Thor,
I am not an expert on these knives, and would defer to others on this forum that are more knowledgeable. One posting in the past...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Dave1104
Thank you AJ. Any idea about the bottom two...

Thank you AJ. Any idea about the bottom two lines?

Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Dave1104
Translation help - Arabic

I have a Jordanian shibriya purchased in Amman, Jordan in 1978. Can someone help me with a translation of the maker's mark on the blade? I believe I can read "Hakim" in the top line. Is it Haj...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Dave1104
Thanks to all of you for your help on this. I...

Thanks to all of you for your help on this. I guess it is my lesson learned.

Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Dave1104
Saudi Khanjar for Comment

Picked this up in the early 90's in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I was told it was circa 1950's. Camel bone handle and sheath. I have now treated it to stop the rust. The blade sits loose in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dave1104
WW2 era souvenir knife - India

Nothing really special here. My uncle just dug this out of a drawer and gave it to me. During WW2 he was stationed in China at a radar site on the eastern side of the Himalayas. At the conclusion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Dave1104
Jordanian Khanjer

Posted for comments by the forum. Acquired in Amman Jordan in 1978. I was told it is possibly a Jordanian Police khanjer. Basic workmanship. My Arabic is a bit rusty with respect to the mark,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Dave1104
Is the damage on the handle from the removal of...

Is the damage on the handle from the removal of the knuckle bow?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Dave1104
Not sure if I have a temper or not. The edge has...

Not sure if I have a temper or not. The edge has been ground substantially. Do you have a suggestion as to how to tell?
Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Dave1104
Confirm a talwar

This is a recent acquisition from an antique dealer going out of business. I have identified it as an Indian talwar, although I am aware that this design has sometimes found its way to some other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Dave1104
Sorry gentlemen. I greatly appreciate your...

Sorry gentlemen. I greatly appreciate your comments and advice. I will try to respond to this in a few days. I have some travel for the next few days.

Dave
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd September 2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Dave1104
I'm not sure of the handle material. How do I...

I'm not sure of the handle material. How do I find out, short of sending it to an expert?
Dave
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd September 2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Dave1104
Malaysian kris (or keris)?

I picked this up on one of my trips to Malaysia. Please help in identifying it?

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By Dave1104
I'm rather new at this, but can you advise...

I'm rather new at this, but can you advise whether I should etch this blade?
Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,475
Posted By Dave1104
JRF, Probably should start a new thread on your...

JRF,
Probably should start a new thread on your unknown blade, but to me that looks like a talibon blade from Christian tribes in northern Philippines.
Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dave1104
I found this photo on Eriks Edge web site. It...

I found this photo on Eriks Edge web site. It looks a lot like my weapon, and is identified as "a long batangas sword".

Edited
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dave1104
Thanks Barry and Robert. This blade is not chisel...

Thanks Barry and Robert.
This blade is not chisel ground. As best I can tell, it is symmetrical on both sides. I do have a classical talibon with the clear chisel ground blade. To my eye, this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dave1104
Help in identification #2

Here is the second blade, I believe also from the Philippines or Indonesia.

The blade in scabbard is 28.75" total, with the actual blade 22.5". The blade has some cross-hatches that suggest it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By Dave1104
Help in identification #1

I picked up some knives this past weekend and need assistance in identification. I will post them separately to avoid confusion. Hopefully I have added the photos in the correct size and...
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