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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By trenchwarfare
I agree. I think late Victorian...

I agree. I think late Victorian "tourista" piece, made for the Europeans who were ravenous for anything Oriental, Egyptian, or Medieval. I've seen two identical daggers on ebay. Pretty good blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By trenchwarfare
That is truly amazing. Excellent score! Very few...

That is truly amazing. Excellent score! Very few would not admire the workmanship. I'm sure, the carver had to walk away periodically, so as not to get dizzy, or go blind completely! :p
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By trenchwarfare
Well, I paid $15.00 for the last one, 25 years...

Well, I paid $15.00 for the last one, 25 years ago. Got around $500.00 on fleabay. Paid a tad over a hundred for this one. Considering inflation, not too bad.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By trenchwarfare
Dayak Shaman Staff?

Just got this in off ebay. Was listed as African, Zulu. I had one of these years ago, and didn't know what it was. While thumbing through a book of art, I found a similar staff, titled as a Borneo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By trenchwarfare
Wow, talk about artistry in steel.

Wow, talk about artistry in steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By trenchwarfare
Yes, very modern style, British Knight's Templar.

Yes, very modern style, British Knight's Templar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By trenchwarfare
As stated, the ones in the period photos look to...

As stated, the ones in the period photos look to be more substantially made. With the welds being so obvious, and not very well dressed, I'm thinking the ones shown here, are either ceremonial, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks Ian. The sword in question, is very much...

Thanks Ian. The sword in question, is very much like the one in the link. I may have the orientation of the scabbard, reversed. Might get to see it again, this weekend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By trenchwarfare
ID Of Sword Please

I recently saw this sword, and have never seen anything like it. Sorry didn't take a picture. I submit this crude drawing instead. Blade is approx. 30" long, 2 1/2" wide at the tip. Sharpened on one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By trenchwarfare
Don't know where it's from, but I love the...

Don't know where it's from, but I love the barrel. A lot of attention to detail. Imagine, what it looked like when it was made.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice looking 'hawk. Patina looks pretty good to...

Nice looking 'hawk. Patina looks pretty good to me. If professionally done to deceive, the world may never know. I'd buy it anyway, if the price was right. The striping was also done by painting on a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks for the input. Hopefully, we can get to...

Thanks for the input. Hopefully, we can get to the bottom of this. The thumb rest is not only found on Spanish swords. They are also on Italian, Portuguese, British Pattern 1908, and, the US "Patton"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By trenchwarfare
Naval Cutlass?

Mods: I have exhausted every avenue of western, and or European ID on this weapon. I bought it in hopes that it may be an unknown Confederate variant. The majority believe it to be Mexican, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By trenchwarfare
In the middle east, markings have nothing to do...

In the middle east, markings have nothing to do with mfg. Yes, the font of the maker name looks modern. That doesn't mean it's not an English made gun. I've seen several Royal Afghan mfg. rifles,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By trenchwarfare
It appears to be an all English made gun, with...

It appears to be an all English made gun, with locally added embellishments. I'm just learning these, so can't help with the region of origin. Styles seem to overlap from culture, to culture, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By trenchwarfare
I know nothing of these guns 'cept, I want one!...

I know nothing of these guns 'cept, I want one! Very nice. You seldom see guns from that area come up for sale. Love the coffee table also. What kind of wood is that, Olive?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By trenchwarfare
Only three words come to mind... WOW!!!

Only three words come to mind... WOW!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By trenchwarfare
Interesting piece, with an even more interesting...

Interesting piece, with an even more interesting history. As I delve deeper, and deeper into Chinese firearms, I've learned that ANYTHING is possible. If it propelled a projectile down range, it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By trenchwarfare
Looks like a recycled bayonet blade. The hide...

Looks like a recycled bayonet blade. The hide looks like Hyena?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By trenchwarfare
Interesting piece. The hilt style, is vaguely...

Interesting piece. The hilt style, is vaguely similar to an English 1853 pattern. What part of LA do you live in? I'm in Alexandria, and set up at most of the gun shows in the state. Maybe our paths...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By trenchwarfare
Shield Device

Over the years, I've noticed a shield, or house shaped indentation, on the breach area of guns form the Near, and Middle East. Even as far as India. The indentation is usually about 3/8" tall, 1/4"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By trenchwarfare
Yes, nice gun. Is the metal work silver, or...

Yes, nice gun. Is the metal work silver, or aluminum? Looks like the latter to me. If so, more like mid 20th century. Or at least, decorated then.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,028
Posted By trenchwarfare
Kachin Dha leather scabbards were sold as...

Kachin Dha leather scabbards were sold as surplus, back in the 1980s. Open along the back edge, with English maker marks, broad arrows, and WWII dates.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By trenchwarfare
Pictures one and two of the first set are of a...

Pictures one and two of the first set are of a typical "Trade Dag" of the fur trade era. After 1850, the knife in photo #3 would be more commonly encountered. Typical butcher knife of the period....
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By trenchwarfare
That looks like the Peter Munich...

That looks like the Peter Munich "moon". That would put it late 17, early 1800s. Very nice piece.
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