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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 12:22 PM
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Another

Here is a snap of a high end Khyber with a wootz blade and fittings.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2014, 12:34 PM
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PM Lorenz, I am sure he will be able to name this...

PM Lorenz, I am sure he will be able to name this for you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Hi Ariel, I must ask, with the above statement,...

Hi Ariel,

I must ask, with the above statement, is it publishing you want or money and fame?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 12:39 PM
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Beautiful to view cleaned and displayed, thank...

Beautiful to view cleaned and displayed, thank you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 12:48 AM
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With the tang length seen protruding past the...

With the tang length seen protruding past the pommel area and given the base of the hilt shape I wonder if the pommel once looked like this one below but also with the added pommel...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2014, 02:07 PM
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Views: 280
There are also several galleries in Ubud who...

There are also several galleries in Ubud who display very fine contemporary Keris as does the Bali Elephant park.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
An interesting material. It could be bovine...

An interesting material.

It could be bovine looking at the texture and the filled crack.

Equally it could be the antler of one of the many types found, all ground and polish in to its current...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Nice sword. I place it as 19th century European...

Nice sword. I place it as 19th century European export blade in native guise.

I have a similar blade of form in size from an Ethiopian Shotel, similar fuller to the spine and it has an English look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Tim, Perhaps the University of California can...

Tim,

Perhaps the University of California can help you as per this link.

http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Taiwan_Sheng_Li_Bo_Wu_Guan_Ban_Nian_Kan.html?id=XTgdAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

Or the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
The hulu was made by a known living master,...

The hulu was made by a known living master, certainly not tourist as he makes bespoke pieces.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 870
Keris types

The Keris appeal...

Great Question Ron, and one I'll never fully understand in my lifetime so praise the forum and its generous members and other collectors who give their precious time, I am in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Indeed Detlef, I covered off ivory trade in an...

Indeed Detlef, I covered off ivory trade in an earlier post and how easily this point can be refuted but these other regions you note do not manufacture to these designs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:05 AM
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I agree it is EU and very likely as TVV describes.

I agree it is EU and very likely as TVV describes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 11:51 PM
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Views: 2,612
GOLD STAR Jampot! Great detective work. Quote: ...

GOLD STAR Jampot! Great detective work.

Quote:

:D


I'll settle for a silver star

Thor might have saved us all the trouble some time back as looking back each and every one looks hippo now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,488
oops

oops
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Tim, I think you were on the right path...

Tim, I think you were on the right path originally in this thread, meaning African.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5314

You also mention Ram Dao, but they are95% heavier forward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Interesting too are some connections. The Yao...

Interesting too are some connections. The Yao areas were Annexed by the Brits in the late 19th century, formally a little after. They too had Sikh soldiers in there as their forces....
Interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
You guys are forgetting the colonial powers at...

You guys are forgetting the colonial powers at play here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
It is my belief that the two items you present in...

It is my belief that the two items you present in thread one are only tributes to ancient weapons like these below.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Well done. To save confusion, please link the...

Well done. To save confusion, please link the threads and or place this information provided in the original thread
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 09:35 AM
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Views: 467
Both made to please tourists in my opinion. Gavin

Both made to please tourists in my opinion.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Thanks Emanuel & Lee. Here is a round the...

Thanks Emanuel & Lee.

Here is a round the world trip.

From blade markings in other links about these knives there is this Kaskara with similar blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
In my opinion, mail it. In todays political...

In my opinion, mail it.

In todays political environment why draw flies :shrug:

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Bummer Spiral....I did a two way link...well I...

Bummer Spiral....I did a two way link...well I thought I did...and I thought I linked the kaskara back to these threads too...when time permits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,612
Can't find it for the life of me but I do show a...

Can't find it for the life of me but I do show a Kaskara with the stamps to the blade which these knives commonly carry...maybe someone else has the patience to dig through the...
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