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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By DaveA
Returned

I received the item and the poor qualities were immediately clear. The seller was quite miffed by my objections but eventually agreed to a full refund on the condition that I never do business with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By DaveA
Clues

Thank you Detlef,

I was an inexpensive bet. I would be grateful to learn the most important clues that led to your conclusion.

Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By DaveA
Another ancestor figure example for ID

This one I have not received yet. I'm fairly confident the hilt (at least) is Batak, but the name/style is not clear. The scabbard seems unusual and might not be original :shrug:

Your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By DaveA
Piso Batak

Thanks very much. That it might be Batak was in the back of my head and was my first impression until I saw the other thread.

Superficially, the shape and carvings resemble the Batak Piso Gaja...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By DaveA
Question Help ID - Indonesia, ancestor figures?

Hello all,

I acquired this knife recently. I have an interest in ancestor figures on edged weapons and scabbards as design features with various degrees of symbolic importance.

I came upon this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,761
Posted By DaveA
Pedang palembang from Sumatra

I concur with the earlier comments regarding the filigree: Burma.

Regarding the hilt, compare it with this one in my collection. The sword originates from a Dutch colonial collection. I acquired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By DaveA
Thank you

Thank you everyone for your advice and commiseration. I have a few useful tips now on how to proceed. As far as I know, there are no materials in the items that might be restricted. Old hardwood from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By DaveA
Inbound Package Stuck in US Customs?

Hello,

My package of swords is lost, or stuck, somewhere in the US and never delivered. The swords are beautiful (and precious) and I am in denial about the possibility of losing them forever.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,540
Posted By DaveA
Filipino weapons

As long as you dredged up this thread :)

Here is a web site selling new Filipino traditional weapons. I make no claim regarding authenticity, but it could be a useful site to identify some names...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By DaveA
Very nice! My Marsh Arab dagger, for...

Very nice!

My Marsh Arab dagger, for comparison. I am especially fond of this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By DaveA
Excellent. Small world.

Excellent. Small world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By DaveA
Old style píchok possibly Uygher

This looks like a Pichoq (BıÁak) with the slightly up curving blade style of the Uyghers who have resided predominantly in the region known today as Uzbekistan, but extending into China as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By DaveA
Knife size mead peek nok

and a small one, very similar but more recent. This may or may not go by the same name.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By DaveA
mead peek nok ó birds wing knife)l

Thanks for posting. I believe this is mead peek nok. Here is a photo of mine along with a description. My information comes from a anthropologist/sociologist an long time collector of dha who spent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,787
Posted By DaveA
Possibly Ladeng

This may be a variant of the klewang known as Ladeng (Ladeeng, Ladieng) from N.Sumatra. I recently purchased this one and am awaiting delivery. Blade shape is similar; hilts are obviously different....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,482
Posted By DaveA
This is one of two matching knives meant to slide...

This is one of two matching knives meant to slide together into a single opening in a sheath, appearing as one. There are many variations of this type of Chinese double knife. Their use was for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,024
Posted By DaveA
Thank you all. This weapon may not be...

Thank you all. This weapon may not be particularly newsworthy, but it is a good knife to hold and to admire. Iíve no doubt it could do very good service if called upon. Sometimes a well made blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,024
Posted By DaveA
Help ID - Algeria?

Hello All,

I acquired this dagger/short sword last year and I'm just now getting around to figuring out what it is. The seller suggested it might be Algerian. It doesn't look like anything Berber...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,992
Posted By DaveA
I love this dha. The balance is superb. With eyes...

I love this dha. The balance is superb. With eyes closed, it is very easy to visualize where the tip is located. It feels like an extension of my arm. The only better sword I've owned in this respect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,992
Posted By DaveA
My Burmese dha for comparison

My Burmese dha for comparison
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By DaveA
Hello Thomas! Iím often traveling to Germany on...

Hello Thomas!

Iím often traveling to Germany on business. Perhaps I can plan a July trip and add some days.

Dave A
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By DaveA
Sword Festival at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen

Hello,

I have recently learned about an event that may be of interest. It is the Sword Festival at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen. In particular, there is a collectors workshop.

Dates:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,911
Posted By DaveA
Tassels

The tassels on the scabbard of the top one are distinctive to West Africa, possibly Mali or Senegal. The knife is not familiar to me :shrug:

Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By DaveA
Hilt curves up

On further thought, I'm not yet convinced about the identification of this knife as pemutik/temutik.

I cannot find a pemutik example with a similar hilt that curves upward and away from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By DaveA
Horn

After cleaning and looking more closely at this an other examples, I now agree it is horn. The greenish color I have not seen in water buffalo horn before, nor is this example as dark black as...
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