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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 03:51 AM
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Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Hello Ian. Lovely piece. You can definitely see...

Hello Ian. Lovely piece. You can definitely see the Tai and Chinese influences. The makers mark and written characters are both identifying. It says HuSa in Chinese so the blade is made by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,407
Posted By Nathaniel
It was interesting I was looking through some old...

It was interesting I was looking through some old photos and noticed that the two standing fellows on each side have dha with similar scabbards...???? Hard to say since we cannot see the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,407
Posted By Nathaniel
I was looking at this thread again and there was...

I was looking at this thread again and there was allot of attention to the European influenced Thai saber with the knuckle bow (Krabi), but I thought the ruby studded daab was equality interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,407
Posted By Nathaniel
and this one...published in 2005

and this one...published in 2005
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,407
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello all, Just wanted to open and old thread. ...

Hello all,

Just wanted to open and old thread. I'm wondering which catalog it is that B.I was mentioning? these images came from. I know it was in the draft versions when he first posted. Does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting knife, Ian The blade, style of...

Interesting knife, Ian

The blade, style of scabbard bands and ferrule remind me of this dha I have

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6349
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,607
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Wow, Gavin, that is a beautiful powder horn. ...

Wow, Gavin, that is a beautiful powder horn. Very complete looking. Nice designs. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Nathaniel
:p Wow, Spiral, that is interesting.....the...

:p Wow, Spiral, that is interesting.....the circles do remind me of some African designs...I cannot remember if I have seen this in a Yunnan sword handle with the horn scales...I think I may have...I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Spunjer, LJ and Fern. Thanks for the...

Hello Spunjer, LJ and Fern. Thanks for the info.

One book I saw at the museum that looked interesting but I didn't have a chance to browse through was Lua: art of the Hawai'ian Warrior by Sally-jo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Nathaniel
Thank you Ian for the kinds words. Yes, Andrew,...

Thank you Ian for the kinds words. Yes, Andrew, Ian's sword is key because the inscription identifies the location of the village were it was made :) Running Tiger mystery solved :)

HuSa is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Ian. Nice daab/dha. It's very interesting...

Hello Ian. Nice daab/dha. It's very interesting to see the full tang with horn scales secured with pins. As you know typically most dha/daab are a blind tang. The full tang daab come from the Tai...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Great to see Ian posting again! :)

Great to see Ian posting again! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Nathaniel
Not to get too political...but here you can also...

Not to get too political...but here you can also see Burmese police/military also using cane shield, and club (or dha?) on protesters... :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Nathaniel
Many people will have these for some backyard...

Many people will have these for some backyard pruning. I've used mine to trim up some smaller branches and it works quite well. I've even used them on 2-3 inch softwood limbs without much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Nathaniel
Oh, it is a dha, I just didn't use the Burmese...

Oh, it is a dha, I just didn't use the Burmese word...I was just describing how this is a very common machete/bush length knife.

Dha = single edge blade/ Knife...similar as in Chinese, Dao = single...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Nathaniel
Basic bush/ jungle utility knife...good for...

Basic bush/ jungle utility knife...good for clearing jungle vegetation, cooking or constructions tasks. Usually each house will have one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Nathaniel
Congratulations Emanuel on the beautiful piece. ...

Congratulations Emanuel on the beautiful piece. Very interesting and puzzling piece. insightful analysis by Ian and Philip. I must say I'm not clear on this piece either...Chinese Tai mix from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th July 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Nathaniel
Not your typical Hawai'ian Aloha Shirt :)

Hello all,

I know we don't usually discuss modern clothing, but I thought this was something interesting to share a recent purchase: An unusal Hawai'ian shirt that features native Hawai'ian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Striking wood handle and beautiful pattern welded...

Striking wood handle and beautiful pattern welded blade, Charles! The scabbard is nice form too, even if more recent. I had to educate myself on what a makes it a Yakan. Here is what I found and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By Nathaniel
Smile Ah, David, the examples given where not meant to...

Ah, David, the examples given where not meant to be exact, but just to show that there are similar styles since you said you where having trouble finding similar examples on the SEA mainland. As I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello David, Here are a couple examples that are...

Hello David,

Here are a couple examples that are similar:

Cambodian
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=81846

Lao
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13658
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By Nathaniel
I agree...the handle could be a later...

I agree...the handle could be a later replacement, but looks locally done though a bit crude. There are numerous blade profiles and several different handle styles on SEA...more than you usually see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By Nathaniel
The sheath is probably not all that distinct...on...

The sheath is probably not all that distinct...on the SEA mainland similar could be found...with the simple brass bands and chape...black lacquer covering though I would agree and lean more towards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes, it would be great to see more close up...

Yes, it would be great to see more close up photos when the blade comes in
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By Nathaniel
Dr. David & Illiad, neither of your knifes...

Dr. David & Illiad, neither of your knifes you have pictured is not a priest knife because it does not have any evident yantra script blessings or symbols....granted in addition to the symbols you do...
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