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Forum: Swap Forum 25th November 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By RSWORD
Now on ebay with a large grouping of swords,...

Now on ebay with a large grouping of swords, daggers, clubs and tribal art. Ebay seller rsword.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By RSWORD
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By RSWORD
Rare original map of the Philippines and surrounding regions dated 1702

This is a rare original map dated 1702. Produced in Paris. The cartographer was commissioned by the King of Spain in 1702 to chart the region. Map is hand colored and professionally matted and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By RSWORD
Good point and I wish there was more material on...

Good point and I wish there was more material on staff weapons of Asia to help us in our identification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By RSWORD
I recognize that Ngala/Ngombe swords, as well as...

I recognize that Ngala/Ngombe swords, as well as other from the region, have a bulbous section to the grip with brass nails. However, in my experience, these African pieces do not have Octagonal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By RSWORD
I can't believe nobody has responded to this post...

I can't believe nobody has responded to this post even if just to say what a beautiful shield. It sure is a purty thang. I agree completely there is a ton of symbolism in this shield and hopefully...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback Tim. My initial thought...

Thanks for the feedback Tim. My initial thought was India as well but in my discussion with Runjeet he ruled out India. He based that on the cross section. In his experience Indian clubs typically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By RSWORD
Unknown staff come club

This is an interesting staff that almost certainly doubled as a club for defense purposes. It is long enough to be used as a staff measuring well over 40" in length. It features a two handed grip...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st September 2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By RSWORD
To clarify, I am not looking to swap the entire...

To clarify, I am not looking to swap the entire group at one time(although I would with the right trade) but am happy to discuss individual trade opportunities.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st September 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By RSWORD
Japanese tsuba for swap

I have 5 Japanese tsuba I am looking to swap for edge weapons, shields, helmets, or other interesting artifacts from the Middle East, Asia, or the Oceanic regions. E-mail me at rsword007@aol.com to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By RSWORD
Very well said Charles!

Very well said Charles!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By RSWORD
It turned out very nicely. I didn't realize it...

It turned out very nicely. I didn't realize it was a double edged blade. The result is similar to what you would get on a good Jian blade. The two edges show the hardened edge and then you have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, it would be worthwhile to polish and etch...

Yes, it would be worthwhile to polish and etch this knife. From the way the blade has oxidized you can already tell that the blade has an inserted edge of high carbon steel. Probably why it cut so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By RSWORD
Charles, A very nice sword. Of note to me is...

Charles,

A very nice sword. Of note to me is not only the quality of the wootz steel but the fact the blade is of the form with a hollow grind and a wide beveled edge. I don't recall too many high...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Here is the dress for the example with gold work....

Here is the dress for the example with gold work. It is very nice.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Sajen, Finally had an opportunity to post...

Hi Sajen,

Finally had an opportunity to post some additional pictures of the dress of two of the examples. This is the one you specifically requested. Nice handle but fairly plain scabbard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for participating Alan and providing...

Thanks for participating Alan and providing insight.

Hi Sajen, yes I can add some additional pictures for the dress on #5 and I will also add them for #6 as it is very nice. Give me a few days to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Example #6. Long blade with very fine gold work...

Example #6. Long blade with very fine gold work at top of ganja.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Example #5. A very robust/stout blade.

Example #5. A very robust/stout blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Example #4. Very topographical/textured blade.

Example #4. Very topographical/textured blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Example #3. Unusual blade in that it is narrow...

Example #3. Unusual blade in that it is narrow at the hilt and widens towards the center. No visible pamor but some lamination lines visible.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Example #2. A heavily textured blade with very...

Example #2. A heavily textured blade with very black finish.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
Example #1. Light blade and fairly narrow.

Example #1. Light blade and fairly narrow.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By RSWORD
A comparison of Javan blades

It has been a little quiet on the forum so thought I would start a thread about the variety found in Javan blades. I'm sure near endless but I have 6 examples to share for comment/feedback. I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By RSWORD
My second example.

My second example.
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