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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:36 AM
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I couldn't agree more Richard and well pointed...

I couldn't agree more Richard and well pointed out.

Here are a couple I have in my collections.

They are all Jambiya sized and individually mounted in heavy leather sheaths with one retaining its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
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Trucks of no use were not that plentiful but sure...

Trucks of no use were not that plentiful but sure did exist.

I know of tourist swords from the 50s & 60's being made from tin cans that Europeans discarded. Swords could be made right there in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Hello Terry, This is a Moroccan knife called a...

Hello Terry,

This is a Moroccan knife called a Koumaya.
It appears to be 20th century at face value.

Regards

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Price is never discussed here....

Price is never discussed here....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Thanks Ian, It is a small cutlass sized sword...

Thanks Ian,

It is a small cutlass sized sword captured from pirates according to the plaque.

I finally bought a new home yesterday and will be in just before Christmas so my life can then unpack...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Here is an interesting one you can draw lines...

Here is an interesting one you can draw lines through Ian, a short curved type with provenance, captured 1898.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16592&highlight=santa

Tempted to link...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
One hell of a round the world journey...EU...

One hell of a round the world journey...EU regionally made, then in to India and back to EU dress...what date does the EU hilt fall in?
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Exclamation Sherlock Holmes

Hi Callumm,

I missed this post previously.

I have not until now seen this extra mark but I would like to bring something to light about this sword blade you present, something that has perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Modern day

The hilt form is still made and used in Modern day Laos, see the image below.

I am unaware of the specific region these were seen in but in relation to the original item posted, perhaps, as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Indeed Spiral, it is a known type throughout the...

Indeed Spiral, it is a known type throughout the region...I had a nice old one a while back and have seen many others in all styles and levels of quality...I think I listed mine as Thai but for all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Andrew, I can not bring to light any detail about...

Andrew, I can not bring to light any detail about your dated sword but there are others with the same blade types and markings known, also in basic dress....a reader here has shared one with me and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Ian, Do you have a reference you can cite for...

Ian, Do you have a reference you can cite for this?

The Kachin have long used Shan type Dah and in some cases learnt how to fight with double swords of the type from Shan states, states that are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
What a great find J, thanks for posting! ...

What a great find J, thanks for posting! Certainly makes for interesting consideration where non hairpin blades are concerned...Is it mentioned anywhere about outfitting Kachin soldiers loyal to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Thank you Aiontay, So would it be fair to say...

Thank you Aiontay,

So would it be fair to say this example is a Rawang nhtu??

Based on your linguistic lesson (Thank you), nhtu is correct terminology for this sword type, Dah secondary when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
I do not think it possible Sancar as the Kachin...

I do not think it possible Sancar as the Kachin Dah are sharp on the bevelled edge on the flat edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Ian, technically, what you are looking at is a...

Ian, technically, what you are looking at is a Kachin Dah from the Kachin Tribes and regions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kachin_State

The sword type is from the Hkahku, Nung, Duleng, Jinghpaw and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Hi Marcus, Dah is the correct term used by many...

Hi Marcus,

Dah is the correct term used by many living with and studying the Kachin tribes from the 19th century onwards, it is well referenced. Either names used with the pictures in context would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Dah is the more specific word for sword within...

Dah is the more specific word for sword within the regions from which they come.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Gold work

Interestingly, I have a Bali Keris here with identical gold work and a Naga or Banda chiselled into the blade.

Nice Keris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Fishing yes, but for bigger prey, the...

Fishing yes, but for bigger prey, the Hippo.

Most of my library is in storage but from memory, Congo...pictured in the 1910 British Museum Ethno handbook... I have a nice old one here in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th August 2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Battara, I don't think American Indian can yet be...

Battara, I don't think American Indian can yet be discounted. The closest thing to this form is a Passamaquoddy vanity brush.

Also, although without firm validation there is this passage from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th August 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,364
I am curios, as you are a serious and experienced...

I am curios, as you are a serious and experienced collector; Where does condition, completeness, faults and flaws sit with you in the wide scope of your collections? I can appreciate a Keris blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th August 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Hi Ian, The closest thing I can find is a vanity...

Hi Ian,

The closest thing I can find is a vanity brush...it could even be American Indian....more when I get my PC back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,454
I have a copy Nathaniel, it is the first title...

I have a copy Nathaniel, it is the first title you picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd August 2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,364
I wouldn't have bought either item for these...

I wouldn't have bought either item for these reasons...patience ;-)

Or at least, complete, without loss or major flaws and aspects that can be restored...
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