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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2016, 01:36 AM
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Posted By RSWORD
Hi Miguel, Thanks for sharing your examples. ...

Hi Miguel,

Thanks for sharing your examples. They are all of the period you suspect which is 19th to turn of the century. The short jian are civilian swords and of the form that was most heavily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for posting these and other examples...

Thanks for posting these and other examples Benny. Very nice.

Miguel,

Look forward to your examples!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Both a superb examples of patterned Damascus...

Both a superb examples of patterned Damascus steel. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By RSWORD
Very nice Kampilan! Would love to hear more...

Very nice Kampilan! Would love to hear more about this bizarre interaction with the local!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Lovely examples! Thank you for sharing.

Lovely examples! Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Yes. I posted a separate thread on this sword...

Yes. I posted a separate thread on this sword some time back. You can use the search function to look for threads started by me or with the keyword horsetooth.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for your contribution Roland. I really...

Thanks for your contribution Roland. I really like the Hamon on the bottom example!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for sharing your examples Artzi! Lovely...

Thanks for sharing your examples Artzi! Lovely examples of twistcore!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for sharing some examples Gavin. I...

Thanks for sharing some examples Gavin. I particularly like the Bugis blade with the fine horse tooth Hamon in addition to the central pattern. Superb!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for sharing. I like the window cut...

Thank you for sharing. I like the window cut outs. Neat way to photograph the patterns. Some very fine patterns in this grouping.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Balinese Keris with nice pattern. 19/20th century

Balinese Keris with nice pattern. 19/20th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Balinese Keris blade with floating islands. 19th...

Balinese Keris blade with floating islands. 19th century or earlier.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Keris blade with cool whirlpool pattern at base. ...

Keris blade with cool whirlpool pattern at base. Probably 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Indonesian Keris with unusual twisting pamor. ...

Indonesian Keris with unusual twisting pamor. Age unknown
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Chinese saber blade with twistcore AND a horse...

Chinese saber blade with twistcore AND a horse tooth hamon
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Interesting Tibetan dagger blade with "jelly...

Interesting Tibetan dagger blade with "jelly roll" Damascus pattern 19th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Tibetan hairpin Damascus 18th century

Tibetan hairpin Damascus 18th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Finest Indian pattern weld blade 18th century

Finest Indian pattern weld blade 18th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Turkish kilij blade early sham wootz 16th century

Turkish kilij blade early sham wootz 16th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By RSWORD
Indian khanda blade crystalline wootz steel. ...

Indian khanda blade crystalline wootz steel. 18/19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By RSWORD
The aesthetic beauty of a patterned blade

This thread is to share examples of patterned blades and hopefully some of the more unusual ones.

First one is a Persian wootz blade 16/17th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By RSWORD
I enjoyed hanging out with Jimmy at many a gun...

I enjoyed hanging out with Jimmy at many a gun show, sharing many a good meal at a wide variety of restaurants and listening to his endless stories. Great guy and he will be sorely missed. A sip of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th May 2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By RSWORD
I think both African and Indonesian are...

I think both African and Indonesian are possibilities based on some of the reasons you have stated. I also think it could be Native American with the plants representing tobacco leaves and perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th May 2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By RSWORD
Colin, Thanks for the thoughts. I can see how...

Colin,

Thanks for the thoughts. I can see how the spade like tip reminds one of West African axes. I think one key difference which isn't really illustrated here is that the iron shaft is thick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By RSWORD
Welcome to be forum and thanks for sharing your...

Welcome to be forum and thanks for sharing your interesting items. I think your most recent development with this is spot on. Looks to be the blade of a phurbu.
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