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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Yes, I agree Ian, great to see Mark posting again...

Yes, I agree Ian, great to see Mark posting again :)

Trenchwarfare, thanks for sharing. Vietnam war bring backs are interesting...if accurate you would think that this would be from among the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Nathaniel
Welcome to the forum Gehazi. Glad to see you are...

Welcome to the forum Gehazi. Glad to see you are enjoying the sword we made a deal on :) Here are some more pictures of the sword.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5426

I'm not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Nathaniel
I would lean towards categorizing this dha as a...

I would lean towards categorizing this dha as a Burman, the dominate ethnic group in Myanmar (Burma), which is further south than the Shan state. Burman have the short handle and blades like these. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up rvr, nice dha (Burmese word for sword). Even...

rvr, nice dha (Burmese word for sword). Even thought not northern Thai it is a nice sword. Burmese swords tend to have shorter handles, and more likely to have a wide central fuller in later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Nathaniel
Nah, definitely not used by elephants. While...

Nah, definitely not used by elephants. While elephants are very smart and have impressive dexterity with their trunks eg painting pictures or picking up things even as carefully as a hat off a mans...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Yes, ceremonial Thai...originally as a...

Yes, ceremonial Thai...originally as a sword...all like this are oversized...with the massive ivory handles...and not super fine silverwork, but still impressive. Yes, Chinese influence with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes, agree...Wang = king...commonly seen on the...

Yes, agree...Wang = king...commonly seen on the lion/tiger head in sino cultures...I have a carved stone tiger with the same character on his forehead...so I wonder to this is some reference as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Very nice Daab Lao, Sajen. Love to see pictures...

Very nice Daab Lao, Sajen. Love to see pictures of the entire sword (Blade and handle) out of scabbard as the sellers pictures are just section of the blade, handle and scabbard.

I would agree...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Nathaniel
Ian, that is a very interesting...

Ian, that is a very interesting diagram...wonderful find with listed providence. I'll have to pick up the Health's Northwest front book. Normally, when I see the wire scrolled decoration on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By Nathaniel
wow, fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing!

wow, fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting information. Thanks for sharing,...

Interesting information. Thanks for sharing, Henk. Touristy or not, I definitely appreciate the wood carving by hand..., today it would be done with power tools and probably plastic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Nathaniel
in LongChuan...

in LongChuan District/County

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longchuan_County,_Yunnan

"Longchuan County (陇川县; pinyin: Lǒngchuān XiÓn) is a county located in Dehong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes I agree. The work in particular the handle...

Yes I agree. The work in particular the handle style is similar to those I have seen made by the Achang, HuSa
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Congratulations Weapons 27, Fantastic...

Congratulations Weapons 27,

Fantastic grouping...rare, and in great condition....love seeing the full length polearms....and the unique blade types. The display looks great! Love seeing things I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Nathaniel
Also a friend reminded me the one of the cross...

Also a friend reminded me the one of the cross pieces Leaf pedal guard is missing and they would point up the other direction towards the tip.

Here is a example of what I'm describing:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Congratulations Emanuel. What a nice long bladed...

Congratulations Emanuel. What a nice long bladed polearm! I would lean more towards Laotian....Laos being between Thailand and Vietnam there is a blend of cultures including an heavy Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
I would guess more along the novelty type, though...

I would guess more along the novelty type, though you can used knives of all different sizes for specific tasks.

Here is what the more common utility type look like...they are both actually Hmong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Oh, yeah, you did mention that...10 years...that...

Oh, yeah, you did mention that...10 years...that is quite a ways back...well, when you have time and only if it takes less than 2 minutes...otherwise not really all that important. Great story to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting Blue Lander, I've never heard them...

Interesting Blue Lander, I've never heard them called a Hmong Friendship knife....I should ask some of my Hmong friends about this though they may not know much about the history of a common tool...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
Just curious, Andrew...when this gentleman went...

Just curious, Andrew...when this gentleman went to Myanmar and stayed with the Karen...do you know what state or area he was in?
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
I agree...ausjulius...you do see the blades out...

I agree...ausjulius...you do see the blades out of Yunnan with multi- fullers like this...and not just Hmong but other groups...must be a regional influence. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
I have one similar to the first one from the Shan...

I have one similar to the first one from the Shan State of Myanmar . I do not know the knife style is specific to a certain group. This one pictured is tourist/ trinket/ kid toys :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nathaniel
Classic Hmong style blade and handle. Interesting...

Classic Hmong style blade and handle. Interesting I've never seen a shealth like that were they are in a pair. In South East Asia, the Hmong live in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. The largest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Hello Ian. Lovely piece. You can definitely see...

Hello Ian. Lovely piece. You can definitely see the Tai and Chinese influences. The makers mark and written characters are both identifying. It says HuSa in Chinese so the blade is made by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,094
Posted By Nathaniel
It was interesting I was looking through some old...

It was interesting I was looking through some old photos and noticed that the two standing fellows on each side have dha with similar scabbards...???? Hard to say since we cannot see the...
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