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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 128
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Think seems to be broken...or maybe my IE? Here...

Think seems to be broken...or maybe my IE? Here is another;

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150728-gold-coin-treasure-spanish-shipwreck-florida-ocean-archaeology/

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
The more I have looked in books and online and...

The more I have looked in books and online and compared to the Amazon clubs in my collections and abroad, I do see this as Santa Cruz islands, IE; Solomon Islands.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
An unusual sword. I've seen Pala blades...

An unusual sword.

I've seen Pala blades correctly married in some unusual dress but that would be quite an unusual sword, quite far removed from the traditional form.

Do you think it is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,297
A blast from the past

Something in the news recently;

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/07/captain-kidd-treasure-found-madagascar?CMP=soc_567

And other perspectives...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Tim & Barry You guys have a very good handle...

Tim & Barry

You guys have a very good handle on these types of weapons and very good reference points in literature and imagery...perhaps, and just a long shot, but is it worth comparing the weaving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
An interesting point Tim. I have read the text...

An interesting point Tim. I have read the text in the link and wondered similar things. Melting points for the metals are vastly higher than that of Mercury but would it actually vaporize? Perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Ian, That's a real neat sword, congrats on...

Ian,

That's a real neat sword, congrats on finding a early untouched example.

I can't add much else that hasn't already been mentioned but I feel the sword can just as easily be far more to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Thanks gents, In response to notes and...

Thanks gents,

In response to notes and questions

Drac2K, I will certainly provide further close ups over the coming week as time permits.

Iain, thank you. Iain has had the benefit of handling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
A Dah for the Dah crew

There seems to be a lot of posts with Dah of late and I am often asked to share more of mine...so here is one recently bought with the help of a fellow member.
It has some of the finest silver work I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Burma

Hello Russel,

It is in my opinion from Burma as previously suggested but the region over all is vastly complicated. For me is it the fittings on the sheath that indicated this but honestly it could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
I do not know exactly how to classify you knife...

I do not know exactly how to classify you knife or mine but I suspect at face value, yours is a more modern version of mine seen below.
Perhaps some of our Dutch and German friends can comment?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Don't forget my favourite, the little Khond...

Don't forget my favourite, the little Khond throwing axes
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Hi Charles, Your sword came from a very high end...

Hi Charles,

Your sword came from a very high end collection and I suspect the inventory number 209 was left in place on the scabbard?
I would leave it, it is healthy even if shrunken a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,839
Ariel, I am using this point as a starting point...

Ariel, I am using this point as a starting point for my thoughts and I'll follow through the rest of the posts as time permits and respond.

The Choora as a form, to me is clearly a 19th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,962
Star or Seal

Whilst considering the outer shape of the star on the sword only, not the inter crossing lines forming the seal of Solomon, a quick Google search found this link below.
From Al Liwa, Sultanate of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Another real neat sword Charles, congrats. It...

Another real neat sword Charles, congrats.

It seems both you and Rick have had some nice SEA swords with Wootz blades.

Here is an Amanremu from the Kelling Hall collection with what appears to be a...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th May 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Still searching for the complete set...a few near...

Still searching for the complete set...a few near complete sets have surfaced but am still seeking the elusive complete set.

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Those books are outstanding Jens, simply...

Those books are outstanding Jens, simply outstanding.

Thank you for sharing.

Would you present a detailed photo of the cover or email me one in confidence if required, I am intrigued.

With...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
I am grateful for the tip Jens...this was done...

I am grateful for the tip Jens...this was done locally and I am super impressed with the royal treatment they received.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Good job, much more pleasing to the eye...

Good job, much more pleasing to the eye now.

From your previous thread, which one of these sellers quotes was most accurate for you knowing the before and after of it all?



Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Keep trying and look more past the bottom of the...

Keep trying and look more past the bottom of the blade. Many of these types are nice wootz blades and are often scarf welded to a mono steel forte or a poorly forged wootz base.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Nice old sword. The hilt decoration and type is...

Nice old sword. The hilt decoration and type is known and 19th century, it seems many hundreds must have been released from an armoury well over ten years ago as I have crossed many dozens in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
I too would leave this as is without an acid...

I too would leave this as is without an acid etch.
To etch a window would detract from the current fine old appeal.

Such a sword would more benefit from a professional polish if you wished to know...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th April 2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Exclamation WANTED

WANTED;

A complete series of the Christian Aries publications on French swords.

Please PM me or mail me at Gavin (@) swordsantiqueweapons (dot) com

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
You have my full agreement too. Charles, Package...

You have my full agreement too.

Charles, Package is on the way.
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