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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,387
Posted By Edster
Ariel, Thanks for reviving this thread. I have...

Ariel,

Thanks for reviving this thread. I have two such Kindjals I bought in Russia in the late '90s that may illustrate the downfall of the Caucasus traditions. I would appreciate an assessment of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Edster
Kubur's note of the commemorative quality of the...

Kubur's note of the commemorative quality of the inscription and date (1787) has historical merit. Here's a quote from a Wiki article on the Hamaj Regency who essentially controlled the Funj...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Edster
Beautiful blade in the Khor or Channel style...

Beautiful blade in the Khor or Channel style fuller. The 1787 date is intriguing and perhaps related to the Funj Kingdom. The crossguard appears to be of the Sennar style said to originate in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,292
Posted By Edster
Is there a hole in the "top of the...

Is there a hole in the "top of the boot"? If so what size and would something fit into it that is missing? The configuration of the spike and the handle don't seem to work just on their own.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By Edster
Apparently, Ballantine brand was sold in 1972, so...

Apparently, Ballantine brand was sold in 1972, so that may place a time context on the earlier paper wrap.

Also, I think the time stamp on forum entries is GMT, not local time on the entrant, just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By Edster
Yvain, I was totally ignorant of Guduf swords...

Yvain,

I was totally ignorant of Guduf swords and their social context. You provided an interesting and informative analysis. A couple of our forum members have/had such swords and offer more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Edster
Knife maders use various designs that are...

Knife maders use various designs that are directed to the preferences of the market. Certain groups like the Bega and the Rashaida have specific preferences and the handle makers crafted specific...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Edster
Hello kalamputi, Welcome to the forum. You have...

Hello kalamputi,

Welcome to the forum. You have a very nice contemporary Sudanese arm dagger. Could have been made in the Upper Nile valley or even in Egypt. Whether the blade is forged or from cut...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Edster
Tim, This is a fascinating piece. As you...

Tim,

This is a fascinating piece. As you suggest, I'd go with Catholic religious scepter/mace iconography. However, I don't really see African or Indian idioms. Why couldn't it be a piece of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By Edster
Could the "inlay" be a piece of torn...

Could the "inlay" be a piece of torn tape varnished over? Looks like a "shadow" on the blade where the removed tape may have been? Or is it just my old eyes?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Edster
Luc, Interesting collection and book. Thanks for...

Luc,

Interesting collection and book. Thanks for posting.

There are interesting sources re Central African metalworking. Here is one by Jay Spaulding. He observes (via an 1842 source) that those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,671
Posted By Edster
My guess the silver is from salvaged coins, a...

My guess the silver is from salvaged coins, a common practice by silversmiths. The Maria Theresa thaler, common in Arabia in 19th & early 20 c., was .833 silver & .166 copper. The silver sheath and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,026
Posted By Edster
Shayde, You are very welcome. The Hadendawa...

Shayde,

You are very welcome. The Hadendawa khanjar is a very interesting weapon. I was surprised that the Kassala bladesmith said he made 10 of these knives /day in 1960 (s). That apparently was a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By Edster
Ian, Interesting subject. Not sure if this...

Ian,

Interesting subject. Not sure if this addresses your needs, but I found them informative.

Try this one."Leaf Springs: Their Characteristics & Methods of Specification, 1912. Free Google...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 138,021
Posted By Edster
It's interesting that all the blades seem to have...

It's interesting that all the blades seem to have the same dimensions and curve profile. Also, except for the Royal hilted the scabbard is the seat of distinctive design and embellishment as well as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By Edster
It looks like the set up a security guard at a...

It looks like the set up a security guard at a club in Port Moresby, PNG had (2010). He said he had used it previously to shoot a carjacker up the street. The target point looked to be about 50 or so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By Edster
Question: why would the bladesmith cut the...

Question: why would the bladesmith cut the relatively deep and sharp notches at the ricasso? It seems to me that they create points of stress concentration and invite the blade to break with a heavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By Edster
Here's a link that describes the Japan Sword...

Here's a link that describes the Japan Sword Company that is said to have made US naval swords before & after WW2. The logo stamp is the same as shown on subject...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,958
Posted By Edster
The knife type is iconic to the Beni-Amer (part...

The knife type is iconic to the Beni-Amer (part of the Beja) split between E. Sudan & NW Eritrea. My guess is the client was the Italian government during their tenure in Eritrea between 1890 &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,958
Posted By Edster
Amazing piece!! Best I've ever seen. The silver...

Amazing piece!! Best I've ever seen. The silver work is superior. Not sure about Beja royalty, but could have been made for a high political leader with connections to the Beja like the Mirghani...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Edster
Sorry for the delay. Obviously this club, with...

Sorry for the delay.

Obviously this club, with double rows of "teeth", isn't the Nifo'oti billhook variety, bit close enough to provide reasonable dimensions. I collected this club new in Pago Pago...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Edster
Welcome to the forum. I have a Samoan club with...

Welcome to the forum.

I have a Samoan club with 13 "teeth" on each side,nominally one inch apart, but of proportional length. You can get some scaling from the attached image. Tomorrow I'll provide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,155
Posted By Edster
Ibrahiim, The silver cap on the top of some of...

Ibrahiim,

The silver cap on the top of some of these knives looks like those on top of powder containers discussed on this Bandolier post.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25355

Are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By Edster
I can't comment on the meaning of the marks nor...

I can't comment on the meaning of the marks nor their specific origin, but I've looked at some blade forum conversations, and experienced bladesmiths always recommend to apply stamped maker's marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By Edster
Iain, on a second look I agree. The angle of the...

Iain, on a second look I agree. The angle of the shot makes the blade appear much more tapered. Pics on the original post looks straighter. Still need better pic on the...
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