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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2015, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Emanuel
Thumbs up Thank you for your kind words Jim :) I have you...

Thank you for your kind words Jim :)

I have you to thank for setting me on the flyssa path years ago http://vikingsword.com/vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

What's interesting about these thicker,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Emanuel
John carter of Mars Concept Weapons

Hi everyone,

I am always amazed at the impractical weirdness produced in fantasy art when it comes to weapons. Whether in movies or games, we see big, heavy, clunky chunks of steel with weird spikes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Finally a new flyssa on the forum...

Hello,

Finally a new flyssa on the forum :)

I have handled a number of flyssa and I do not know where this short beefy type fits in. I do not know if it's an older kind closer to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Emanuel
Hi Colin, In the context of Touareg daggers,...

Hi Colin,

In the context of Touareg daggers, saddles and jewellery, the design evokes the "Agadez cross". It is a very old symbol in Touareg culture, possibly pre-Islamic. 21 Specific types are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Emanuel
Smile [/color][/font] Reason for everything...

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Reason for everything (http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/rules.html) :) (http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/rules.html</font></font>)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,868
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, I had this dha in mind when researching...

Hello,

I had this dha in mind when researching this possibly Yunnan piece of mine (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18723).

The dimpled treatment of the background planes of the bands...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
Some thoughts... Note that the blade is very...

Some thoughts...

Note that the blade is very similar to some short Burmese dha knives in both profile and execution:
- single-edged
- slight droop towards the edge
- well executed fullers on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
Now here is a cruder form previously discussed on...

Now here is a cruder form previously discussed on this forum and considered to be Afghan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
And a last one...

And a last one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
Another one...

Another one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
Here are a few more from Oriental-Arms labeled as...

Here are a few more from Oriental-Arms labeled as Afghan or Pakistani.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
I am not at all convinced that these knives are...

I am not at all convinced that these knives are make by the Yao, not considering the rest of that material culture. This knife type doesn't fit anything produced natively in East Africa. I am not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,352
Posted By Emanuel
Oh man, another one of these. Google...

Oh man, another one of these.

Google can search within websites by using the following syntax, then going to Images. It'll return all of the images from posts including the search word....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,460
Posted By Emanuel
What I find really nifty about these tongs is the...

What I find really nifty about these tongs is the box joint/pivot.
A lot of work must have gone into it, whereas a simple overlapping joint is much easier to make.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th October 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,460
Posted By Emanuel
Hmm..I was thinking maybe blacksmith tongs made...

Hmm..I was thinking maybe blacksmith tongs made from recycled ornament or element from a fence or gate but the assembly is more complex than that. One piece slots into the other...nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Emanuel
Magnificent sword Charles! In Bikaner I saw a...

Magnificent sword Charles!

In Bikaner I saw a few very heavy tulwars supposedly used by some very powerful men. Every component from the hilt to the blade were very thick and heavy-looking, but very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,485
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Starting this summer I noticed a seller...

Hello,

Starting this summer I noticed a seller on ebay listing a lot of apparently very nice sabres with wootz blade and karabela-type hilt.

While the wootz blades looked very good, the overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Emanuel
That's the best I can do until I pick it up...

That's the best I can do until I pick it up Andrew. Hopefully tomorrow.

Wondering if this would qualify as a Thai ngaw.

Charles, the flimsy guard also recalled Vietnamese pieces to my mind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Emanuel
Thai or Burmese polearm

Hello,

Just picked this up at auction. A Thai or Burmese polearm.

Total length, 1.88m, roughly split 50/50 between blade and pole. I don't have it in hand yet so can't say anything about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Emanuel
Hi everyone, Thank you for the encouraging...

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the encouraging comments :) As soon as I saw it, I had to get it. I'm loving the pattern-welding.

Robert your observation is correct. It looks and feels like someone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Emanuel
A few more after another etch...

A few more after another etch...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Emanuel
Barong for comment

Hello,

Here is another recently-acquired barong with intact pommel. A light etch reveals nice lamination.

Early 20th century Tausug?

Thanks,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Emanuel
Barong with horn collar

Hello,

I recently got this nice barong, with a horn collar/punto instead of metal. Do I understand correctly that this is a feature seen on Borneo barongs?

The blade shows very nice lamination,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, The pommels on kris are traditionally...

Hello,

The pommels on kris are traditionally aligned with the greneneg carving on the base of the blade. The elephant trunk is the front, and the "dragon tail" is back. If the blade is sheathed in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Emanuel
1855 was the year of France's first International...

1855 was the year of France's first International Exhibition.
The "Napoleon III Empereur" looks correct, but the "Empire France" should, as Spiral said, be "Empire Franšais".

This etching looks...
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