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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By David R
If you are lucky/unlucky enough to have some idea...

If you are lucky/unlucky enough to have some idea of a timeline (as my brother had) give some of the pieces to collector friends to remember you by. Sell the rest, and spend the money on making...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By David R
" the submarine sank a Union warship. then...

" the submarine sank a Union warship. then disappeared, it sank with all hands - probably from lack of oxygen. it's engine was the crew hand cranking a prop. Found again a few years ago &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By David R
I can see why you think that, given the deep...

I can see why you think that, given the deep "Indian Ricasso", but the pipe back blade is very European. Eastern blades tend to have a T section rather than a keyhole section or ramrod back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By David R
I very much agree.

I very much agree.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
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: 1,147
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: 865
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: 941
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: 5
Views: 1,531
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: 1,406
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: 1,068
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: 1,406
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: 1,068
Posted By David R
Possibly a firemans axe.

Possibly a firemans axe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
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: 1,260
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: 1,545
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: 1,545
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: 1,545
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: 988
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: 1,545
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: 1,474
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: 1,226
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: 1,205
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: 2,087
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: 1,038
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.
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