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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Andrew
What I know about forging blades wouldn't fill a...

What I know about forging blades wouldn't fill a thimble, but it looks to me like the edges were folded over the central portion of the blade. Wouldn't the "dips" along the folded-over edge be easy...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By Andrew
These are in Thailand. I couldn't find them the...

These are in Thailand. I couldn't find them the other day, thanks to Fernando for posting!

Note the daab are in the Ayutthaya style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,014
Posted By Andrew
Jonathan, the blade on that dated dha is really...

Jonathan, the blade on that dated dha is really special. The fittings are pedestrian, and the scabbard that appeared with it in the Oldman catalog is long-gone, but doesn't look particularly fancy...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By Andrew
First is in Urkraine. Second is an example of...

First is in Urkraine.

Second is an example of the many giant Thai temple guardians. This one is at Wat Phra Gaew.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,014
Posted By Andrew
Spiral, the Kachin "sword-dao" with the...

Spiral, the Kachin "sword-dao" with the flared pommel and flared, flat tips are often laminated steel.

Of the swords we collectively refer to as "dah", "dha", or "daab", I have only seen a handful...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,014
Posted By Andrew
I did, indeed, write that. I was referring to...

I did, indeed, write that. I was referring to the very weapons that started this thread.

Unfortunately, it appears I did not discuss the photo of my sword with the "B P" and broad-arrow marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Andrew
Ibrahiim, the weapon in the link you provided in...

Ibrahiim, the weapon in the link you provided in your post, above, is for sale. Unfortunately, I must remove the link per forum rules.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Andrew
Question Just curious, Indianajones--are you Filipino?

Just curious, Indianajones--are you Filipino?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Beautiful.

Beautiful.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,014
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Great find, Spiral! Thanks for sharing. I'm...

Great find, Spiral! Thanks for sharing.

I'm reposting this old thread about a sword I picked up 10 years ago. British markings...

http://www.vikingsword.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002441.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,568
Posted By Andrew
Let's not discuss that particular item until it...

Let's not discuss that particular item until it is no longer for sale, please.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Andrew
I would be extremely surprised if the quillions...

I would be extremely surprised if the quillions were not, originally, longer. I think drac2k hit it the first time--Mexican espada.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd September 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Andrew
Cool I'm quite happy in my "small" world,...

I'm quite happy in my "small" world, Jens...as I suspect you are. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By Andrew
Exactly. MUCH preferred to attach photos through...

Exactly. MUCH preferred to attach photos through the forum software for preservation of the images. Otherwise, many very informative threads become useless.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By Andrew
Lightbulb Here is an example of how to overcome this...

Here is an example of how to overcome this hurdle: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18957
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th August 2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Andrew
I am an extremely "focused" collector:...

I am an extremely "focused" collector: while I love to see, handle, read about every sort of weapon (cold, hot, edged, etc.) I only collect things from Continental SEA. Indeed, I am so focused, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Andrew
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,162
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Outstanding. Thanks to everyone. :) This thread...

Outstanding. Thanks to everyone. :)

This thread will be linked to in the "classic threads" sticky.

Andrew
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th August 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Andrew
My personal preference would be the older...

My personal preference would be the older example, Ian. But I have been known to be seduced by a youthful, pretty face... :D
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By Andrew
Please don't, Oliver. Or you may be compelled to...

Please don't, Oliver. Or you may be compelled to find a shrubbery... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,570
Posted By Andrew
Indeed. :( And yet, antique ivory is so much...

Indeed. :(

And yet, antique ivory is so much more common and ubiquitous than rare rhino horn...

Hope springs eternal. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By Andrew
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,043
Posted By Andrew
Well, I disagree with your take on this. As does...

Well, I disagree with your take on this. As does the OP, incidentally.

Regardless, I ask that you focus your comments on the item being discussed, rather than on those discussing it.

Andrew
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Andrew
Is the phallic pommel common on these? I do not...

Is the phallic pommel common on these? I do not recall seeing one before... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,043
Posted By Andrew
Yes, I agree. And you should divest yourself of...

Yes, I agree. And you should divest yourself of any over-decorated, gaudy gold/silver/gem encrusted weapons collecting dust in your collection, too. I'll even split the shipping cost to my address...
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