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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By RSWORD
I'm very happy to see it going to a good home! ...

I'm very happy to see it going to a good home! Nice etch! The laminations turned out nicely.
Forum: Swap Forum 5th July 2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By RSWORD
Last chance to make an offer before it is off to...

Last chance to make an offer before it is off to auction mid week.
Forum: Swap Forum 5th July 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By RSWORD
Last chance to make an offer before it is off to...

Last chance to make an offer before it is off to auction mid week.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By RSWORD
Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like...

Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the blade was mounted up with this guard when the blade was in its current condition. The rust/patina of the blade continues on undisturbed beneath...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By RSWORD
I agree with the consensus! I think it is...

I agree with the consensus! I think it is Filipino. The lamination is typical for there, the banding at the block type forte, and I think the quillon is a snake or naga versus a dragon. The grip...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th June 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By RSWORD
Keep in mind that is longer than your average...

Keep in mind that is longer than your average knife at 18 1/2" which makes this one quite nice. Contact me if you have an interest and let's see if we can work something out.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By RSWORD
The sword looks much better than the auction...

The sword looks much better than the auction pictures. Looked like it had bad rusting or was even in a fire. Did you restore or clean up this sword? If so, it turned out much better than expected...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By RSWORD
Ivory handled rencong

Measures slightly over 14". Features an ivory handle with a couple of age cracks but the handle is solid when handling. Thick bolster with typical forward curving blade. Blade with extensive...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By RSWORD
Long Burmese dha dagger ivory and silver

Lovely ivory handled dha dagger with silver scabbard. This is a long one measuring in at 18 1/2". The handle is nicely fluted or faceted showing 10 distinct facets and is of ivory that has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear it isn't...

Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear it isn't "abnormal". What caught my eye as unusual was the pronounced ridge line and secondly was how the blade was forged. It is not a layered or pamor blade....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By RSWORD
The blade has an inserted edge between cheeks of...

The blade has an inserted edge between cheeks of twistcore steel. If you look at my bottom picture and then to the left side of the blade, which is the cutting edge, you will see regular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By RSWORD
An extremely complicated blade pattern

This post is for those collectors that appreciate patterned blades and for any blacksmiths that have created pattern welded blades.

This is a Chinese blade, 17/18th century, with a blade that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By RSWORD
Bugis Keris with unusual blade

I find the blade on this Keris quite atypical not only for the type of dress but for Keris in general. Am interested into thoughts about the blade and if it looks unusual to your eyes as well and if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By RSWORD
Oh yeah! Forgot to mention mine has an Arabic...

Oh yeah! Forgot to mention mine has an Arabic inscription on the scabbard. Can anyone translate?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By RSWORD
Charles asked me to share an example from my...

Charles asked me to share an example from my collection. You can see some similarities and some differences. My example has 3 silver hallmarks on the hand guard which look quite European to me. ...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By RSWORD
It is a wonderful gift and cherish and take care...

It is a wonderful gift and cherish and take care of it. It has found its way to you after 200-300 years of life. How cool is that!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks everyone for the comments so far. I'm...

Thanks everyone for the comments so far. I'm wondering if there would be any potential in researching the early carved crucifix from the 16-18th century that are often defined as Hispano-Filipino. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback so far. While I can see...

Thanks for the feedback so far. While I can see why you would think it could possibly be Chinese and certainly there has been a long Chinese presence in the Philippines for a very long time I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By RSWORD
18th century Filipino sword

Would love some feedback regarding the iconography of this sword. The handle is Carabao horn that is very nicely carved and has developed a lovely luster and sheen from many years of handling. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By RSWORD
Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at...

Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at table L-29. Anyone visiting the show please stop by and say hello.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th February 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By RSWORD
Louisville Gun Show

Jose(Battara), Ron(Spunjer), Charles, and myself will have a table at the Louisville show on Saturday. There are 2 separate shows and we are set up at the National Gun Day show. We will be there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By RSWORD
I would date this Guom to the late 19th century.

I would date this Guom to the late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By RSWORD
There would typically be a metal flap that would...

There would typically be a metal flap that would cover the scabbard opening at the top of the throat. It usually was thin and flimsy and on most scabbards thus feature is lost. He probably is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By RSWORD
Having the advantage of club in hand my gut...

Having the advantage of club in hand my gut feeling is that the club is much older than WW1. I think it is an interesting theory about it being a trench club used by Fijian troops in the war but my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the picture from the net. Interesting...

Thanks for the picture from the net. Interesting that it has carved wooden protrusions at the top of the club. Would the bent nails grouped in a ball be in imitation of this?

Yes, the club is...
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