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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Lee
Question Bandolier for Identification

Received in my e-mail with a request for identification of origin and age
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Lee
This kris is in the Museo del EjÚrcito (Army...

This kris is in the Museo del EjÚrcito (Army Museum) in Toledo, Spain. My thoughts on its age were similar to those expressed above, despite the fact that I have long carried a strong suspicion that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Lee
Here is an old thread showing several more...

Here is an old thread showing several more examples (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22851)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Lee
Question Kris behind glass

Here are a few images of a kris on display in an important museum. For now, I'll not prejudice the discussion with details from the museum's descriptive tag.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up exactly how I like them

Really nice and exactly how I like them! Whatever the reason for the unassuming hilt - and Ian's thoughts about it being mounted for serious use as a weapon make sense to me - I much prefer a great...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Lee
Red face I expect this technology could give an airport...

I expect this technology could give an airport luggage or postal parcel X-ray inspection device an ability to present a fairly accurate description of the contents to a customs officer without the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Lee
Some back of envelope calculations

So, this budiak (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12538) is obviously not a keris, but perhaps it may, through some back of envelope conclusions provide some insight. X-Ray fluorescence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Lee
... or not. Please check these instructions...

... or not.

Please check these instructions (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=118983&postcount=4)

The text in the window also explains image size restrictions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,363
Posted By Lee
Here are the images and description of this item...

Here are the images and description of this item from the sale of Lew's Estate: http://vikingsword.com/lew/w1103/w1103.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,770
Posted By Lee
Cool Technical details

The contrast within the twist core pattern-welding of the budiak that this thread started with appears to have been enhanced by a small percentage of Nickel. X-Ray fluorescence analysis (so, surface...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Lee
Red face No magic bullet

I think Philip is absolutely correct and that the first and primary defense against items made to deceive is having seen and handled an adequate number of known genuine artifacts in the particular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By Lee
Not wootz, but...

This blade is made of a coarsely laminated steel in which layers of contrasting alloys have first been forged parallel to the flat faces of the 'proto -' blade and then a design drilled out and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,236
Posted By Lee
I'll have to take some pictures of the...

I'll have to take some pictures of the presentation box, but the
saif was previously presented in this thread (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20458)
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lee
Question Perhaps mostly for balance?

Though the hammer head is small (2.26 x 2.79 cm. in maximum cross section), I imagine that it does move the center of gravity further back towards the haft (see photo below) and that the presence of...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lee
Thank you, Gentlemen. BUCC_Guy, I think your...

Thank you, Gentlemen.

BUCC_Guy, I think your illustration is surely of the same type of object, but of a clearly higher quality with the maker's mark and cut-out. I could not identify any markings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,236
Posted By Lee
Just an aside, I bought a similar box devoid of...

Just an aside, I bought a similar box devoid of the sword several years ago at the Brimfield flea market for $100. I attribute that box as Syrian and not more than a few decades old. The dealer said...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lee
Question Excavated Battleaxe with Integral Langets

I believe that this was made as a battleaxe on the basis that the blade seems too thin for a wood working tool (2.9 mm at 1 cm from edge, 3.95 mm where 'beard' of blade expands and 11.6 mm at neck...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Tours are Available

I was doing some locums work in Newburgh in the last decade and one day, when I was up in the office of the occupational health nurse, I could see the remains of Bannerman's castle out the window in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Lee
Photos will be essential to judge where the...

Photos will be essential to judge where the spears are from and if they are 'authentic' or 'made for the traveler.'

You may find examples of some variations of African spears in the forums or in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th May 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up New Guinea axe

I am once again back from the Brimfield flea market - a lot of slogging through mud this year - again with something that caught my eye in the stall of a dealer who usually has something of interest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up A nice example of traditional form. Are you going...

A nice example of traditional form. Are you going to polish the silver or leave it darkened?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Probably Luristan with the tang bent back upon...

Probably Luristan with the tang bent back upon itself. Nice and encouraging patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Bamboo / Rattan / Utility Knife from SE Asia?

Findings of interesting ethnographic artifacts at the local gun show continue to diminish and I am sad to report that almost all that I did see was third rate and once aimed at the tourist.

But one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up The straight, double-edged sword is a Masai seme...

The straight, double-edged sword is a Masai seme from east Africa and the spearhead is likely also African, though not typically Masai.

Here is one of three in Lew's collection...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By Lee
Thumbs up Strongly recommended

Please note that Dr. Moilanen's thesis is available as a free pdf download (http://www.utupub.fi/handle/10024/119919) from the university where he received his degree. Strongly recommended!
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