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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:02 PM
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Posted By David R
I had one of these years ago when I first started...

I had one of these years ago when I first started collecting. I really regret selling it back then, but the reality is it had to go as I needed the money. The grip was buffalo horn with very large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By David R
It could be a village Jian, tuanlian jian as...

It could be a village Jian, tuanlian jian as called by Scott Rodell.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By David R
That, is a nice and intereresting piece in very...

That, is a nice and intereresting piece in very good condition.
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By David R
To me, it looks very like what are often called...

To me, it looks very like what are often called "Pillow Swords" which were a proto "smallsword". A light fast sword worn in the later 17th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By David R
Thats a very nice looking piece indeed. What...

Thats a very nice looking piece indeed. What struck me though was the similarity of some of the mounting and decoration to a 19thC Scottish dress dirk. The carved basketwork of the black wood, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By David R
A bit like this one then......

A bit like this one then......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By David R
I think it might be a "Coal Hammer"....

I think it might be a "Coal Hammer". When I was a lot younger coal arrived in sacks and was poured into a coal bunker ready for domestic use. Sometimes the pieces were too big to go on the fire, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By David R
Whatever it is, I like it!

Whatever it is, I like it!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By David R
Possibly a firemans axe.

Possibly a firemans axe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By David R
Central Asian"Varient Shashka" based on...

Central Asian"Varient Shashka" based on a Kilij trade blade?.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By David R
.... and thus I am inspired to share mine. Bought...

.... and thus I am inspired to share mine. Bought at a militaria fair some years ago, lost it's chape (I need to make one sometime) and probably missing some sort of wrap on the grip. What it does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
You might like this link......

You might like this link... https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/cult-of-the-jambiya/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
Amberoid is not a cheap material, though nowhere...

Amberoid is not a cheap material, though nowhere near as expensive as natural Amber. It can also be bought as fairly large blocks, as used to be sold by a supplier used to deal with. The technology...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
"I tried to heat a little, it smells not...

"I tried to heat a little, it smells not like horn/hair not plastic
but a little like soap-incense."

Which is why I am thinking something resinous, like Amberoid.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By David R
It sounds like a very good hotel, and a positive...

It sounds like a very good hotel, and a positive and safe policy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By David R
The hilt could be "Amberoid" .......

The hilt could be "Amberoid" .... https://www.britannica.com/science/amberoid-resin

I think you got a nice one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By David R
Agreed, the engraving/etching is way way better...

Agreed, the engraving/etching is way way better than usual on these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By David R
A modern one in wear on a Jordanian Policeman. I...

A modern one in wear on a Jordanian Policeman. I think that as with a lot of things, cost and occasion have a lot to do with decoration and etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By David R
I think you got a cracker (good one) there. Is...

I think you got a cracker (good one) there. Is this your first Kukri, they can be addictive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By David R
A personal observation only, value is always a...

A personal observation only, value is always a shifting paradigm, money available, desirability, rarity and in an auction... competition.

Other than that, really good Katar are rare, the bulk of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By David R
An unusual method of construction for this type...

An unusual method of construction for this type of dagger. Usually they have a one piece hilt and the blade with a short tang.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By David R
Nice Kurdish style dagger of a simple type. Is...

Nice Kurdish style dagger of a simple type. Is that a full tang with a riveted slab
grip?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,538
Posted By David R
Corruption, bribery or political influence.

Corruption, bribery or political influence.
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By David R
Very blurry photo's and too much hand, not enough...

Very blurry photo's and too much hand, not enough sword. You might be lucky, but it would be better to have clear pic's and taken in the manner of a police ID set. Full face, left profile, right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By David R
Thanks for showing off such a nice sword, for...

Thanks for showing off such a nice sword, for some reason we don't see many around.

I was at one Militaria fair and a dealer had a box full of these style hilts, I bought a number of them off him....
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