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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By spiral
Not Kurdish or Iraqi or Marsh Arab... ;)

Not Kurdish or Iraqi or Marsh Arab... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 06:47 PM
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Posted By spiral
Is it possible to replace the images with ones...

Is it possible to replace the images with ones posted on the forum but still leaving them in the correct places? Rather than in a bunch of pics at end of the thread?

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By spiral
Then we have the Regimental or Battalion Marked...

Then we have the Regimental or Battalion Marked Kukri.

Many collectors see this as very alluring kukri, which I can understand, those made in peacetime in particular are very well made & finished...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 06:43 PM
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Views: 261
Posted By spiral
.. ...

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Next we have the mk.3 kukri came into being in 1943 according to Indian sources & was certainly in mass production by 1944. It is sometimes mistakenly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 06:42 PM
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Posted By spiral
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The MKII Pattern Kukri

The mk.2 was in production by 1915 & was to stay in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By spiral
2015 update to the 20th century Gurkha issue kukri article

The 20th Century British Military Gurkha Issue Kukri. Including both Official Pattern approved & unit issue types.


Within the fascinating history of the kukri, there are many interesting &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By spiral
Top quality thread Guys! Interesting &...

Top quality thread Guys! Interesting & educational! Thank you!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By spiral
That's Good! I feel a plan coming together! ;)...

That's Good! I feel a plan coming together! ;)

But thinking about it, those who buy it in powder form are probably buying old toenails already! :D

After all every stage of the trade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By spiral
I totally agree, I think someone sell them ground...

I totally agree, I think someone sell them ground up toenails instead! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By spiral
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[IMG]http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac232/drdoolittle/Icons%20Animated/Smilies/ROTFLMAO1.gif

According to all the undercover purchases & siezures by Rhino horn charitys , its More like $10 to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,617
Posted By spiral
Ahh yes but I also deleted the other 4,892 photos...

Ahh yes but I also deleted the other 4,892 photos I wished to delete across 9 forums.. ;)

Anyway,

The article is now updated. {very :D ] With many more picture , rare military kukris, information...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By spiral
I always think of these ones as Kurdish...

I always think of these ones as Kurdish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 06:48 PM
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Views: 3,617
Posted By spiral
Indeed.. It seemed due to circumstances beyond...

Indeed..

It seemed due to circumstances beyond Berkleys control that IKRHS was about to become null & void.

So I thought if all is lost at IKRHS, I move all my photos to another file.

And then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By spiral
Glad it helped.

Glad it helped.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By spiral
Absolutely stunning! Lovely piece!

Absolutely stunning! Lovely piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 12:09 AM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By spiral
Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By spiral
Unusual & interesting item! Ive never seen...

Unusual & interesting item!

Ive never seen anything like it. {Not that means anything..}

But if you ask the dealers at Aoi Art by email at info@aoijapan.jp They should know.

There the true...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By spiral
Ive noticed many countries have laws regarding...

Ive noticed many countries have laws regarding weapons import inc. Oz., not many have laws regarding single edged " old agricultural working tools" like kukri for instance.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By spiral
some are some are not... Each item needs to be...

some are some are not... Each item needs to be appraised individually.

my above post was talking about the cleaned up complete tulwars one often sees, In the UK some dealers have them put them in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By spiral
Lovely item, clearly once a great piece but when...

Lovely item, clearly once a great piece but when & who excavated it? Does it have provenance or is it just sellers paint on the blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By spiral
Nice pieces Roy, & fascinating to see Ians...

Nice pieces Roy, & fascinating to see Ians old book ref. describing them!

Well done Ian! The old drawing ,pics & catalogues so often have the answers!

As for your knife Roy, it certainly looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By spiral
In UK the dealers in such things normally import...

In UK the dealers in such things normally import such items in bulk in polished & cleaned condition, with cheap modern scabbards, imported with paperwork as reproductions, I am under the impression...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By spiral
Lovely piercing work on your sword Bandook, any...

Lovely piercing work on your sword Bandook, any chance of a close up?

Also what sort of burl/burr is the table top, it looks a good one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,700
Posted By spiral
California calling? Further ivory & Rhino...

California calling? Further ivory & Rhino horn laws proposed in the sunshine state.

It seems Californian legislature may be further tightening up their ivory laws, as they believe 90% percent of ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By spiral
Your theory is correct, the difference between...

Your theory is correct, the difference between craftsman & idiots operating a dremel is clear to see to anyone with experience of genuine pieces though.
;)
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