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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Rich
Have you noticed that the blade back extends past...

Have you noticed that the blade back extends past the guard? To my untrained eye that is not a mark of quality workmanship.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Rich
Thanks David - I was thinking more of the...

Thanks David -

I was thinking more of the "broken back" seax style. I've done what research online that I can but can find no direct link between the standard puukko style and the broken back seax....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Rich
Puukko and seax

Not sure where to post this. I was wondering if there is any direct relationship between Finnish puukko and ancient seax? Any thoughts or comments welcome. Stylistically there is no similarity that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Rich
Google "Nihonto Message Board". That...

Google "Nihonto Message Board". That site will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people from all over the world for Japanese swords.

www.militaria.co.za/nmb/

you will need to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rich
Works quick and well for me on Firefox. Rich

Works quick and well for me on Firefox.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,885
Posted By Rich
Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the...

Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. Both are great.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Rich
I would think it was the mortar of it's time. Rich

I would think it was the mortar of it's time.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,109
Posted By Rich
Smile Great collection. Thanks for sharing. Now I know...

Great collection. Thanks for sharing. Now I know why I can't find any.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By Rich
I should add these knives are very collectible...

I should add these knives are very collectible and bring good prices. Nice find. I wish I had kept my Arnachellum.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By Rich
This is a classic India made bowie knife...

This is a classic India made bowie knife (sometimes called a tiger knife) made in the late 1800's- early 1900's for Englishmen. Other similar knives made by Arnachellum (I had one). Good, well made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rich
This is a ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) or...

This is a ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) or o-tanto (large tanto) - your choice. Normally tanto are under 12 inches and waks are 12-24 inches but many are borderline (like yours). It is mumei...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By Rich
Google "antique Mexican dagger" and...

Google "antique Mexican dagger" and then go to "images". There are several shown with similar handles and guards. Take many of the pics there with a grain of salt and they are obviously not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,689
Posted By Rich
Ian and all - Try using Imgur as a photo posting...

Ian and all -

Try using Imgur as a photo posting site. Free.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,864
Posted By Rich
That tip looks very fragile to me to be a mail...

That tip looks very fragile to me to be a mail piercer. Looks like it would break off on first use. Otherwise an interesting blade.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,466
Posted By Rich
Here's a link that may...

Here's a link that may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,539
Posted By Rich
I stand corrected. I Googled Ainu sword images...

I stand corrected. I Googled Ainu sword images and there are a couple shown similar to this one. Definitely a dress/ceremonial type; fighting swords are much more like katana in their mounts. Always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,539
Posted By Rich
I don't think (?) it is Ainu. Most likely a post...

I don't think (?) it is Ainu. Most likely a post WWII mount with possibly a good, older blade (can't tell from the pics). Fancy carved mounts were commonly used as gifts or souvenirs for GI's or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By Rich
It's trying to be an NCO sword, but I tend to...

It's trying to be an NCO sword, but I tend to agree- most likely a copy. I've seen numerous NCO swords, but never one with Kanji on blade, usually just a serial number in Roman numerals. Also the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Rich
Not sure what you mean by "industrial or...

Not sure what you mean by "industrial or semi-industrial". With the exception of the "top end" gendai smiths, most other Showa era blades (whether hand forged or not) were made in factory settings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Rich
That is the date side. Showa ....... The makers...

That is the date side. Showa ....... The makers mei is the two Kanji side. Also the stamp is a Nagoya Arsenal acceptance stamp, not a Seki or Showa stamp.
Kanenori is a known smith. Here is an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Rich
I respectfully disagree. Looks totally correct...

I respectfully disagree. Looks totally correct for a Showa era (so dated) shingunto. I think is reads Kanenori as the maker.

Rich

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,722
Posted By Rich
I doubt it is a Japanese tachi. Wrong type of...

I doubt it is a Japanese tachi. Wrong type of mounts, fittings and hanger.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd December 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,524
Posted By Rich
Viking toolbox found

This may be old news, but I think it is of interest.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-000-old-viking-toolbox-200200450.html?ref=gs

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,261
Posted By Rich
Definitely not Japanese. Rich The Japanese...

Definitely not Japanese.

Rich

The Japanese Sword Index
http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/nihonto.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By Rich
Agree, Lapland (Sami) scabbard. I've collected...

Agree, Lapland (Sami) scabbard. I've collected Nordic knives for years. Have one similar but more solid with less spikes on the antler. I suspect they were made either for festivals, gifts or...
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