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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By josh stout
Thanks for posting the very interesting handgun. ...

Thanks for posting the very interesting handgun. I am fascinated for a number of reasons, but I am worried that this will get us off the more general thread on "fighting irons" or "sword-breakers". ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,259
Posted By josh stout
That is very interesting. One of them looks so...

That is very interesting. One of them looks so much like mine that I think it may be the same one. As far as I know I have never posted a photo, so it would have had to come from the Indonesian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By josh stout
I have never seen another like it either. :)

I have never seen another like it either. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By josh stout
That is a nice example in excellent condition. I...

That is a nice example in excellent condition. I have one that is almost exactly the same (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9013&highlight=chain+whip), but without the interesting leaf...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,259
Posted By josh stout
The top one I posted is from an area of Northern...

The top one I posted is from an area of Northern Sumatra where Chinese laborers were brought by the British in the late 19th c. The set of two and the other one with a wooden handle are all Chinese....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By josh stout
Folsom Point

There has been some recent discussion of stone tools and weapons from the Americas so I thought it might be fun to post this. I inherited it from my grandfather who bought it in 1974, so I think it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By josh stout
I am not too familiar with shark tooth weapons,...

I am not too familiar with shark tooth weapons, but I find it very interesting that different kinds of teeth are used on each side. One side has straight, relatively round teeth from the front of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By josh stout
I don't think it is Chinese, but I would love...

I don't think it is Chinese, but I would love more description and maybe a picture of the guard.
Thanks,
Josh
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,568
Posted By josh stout
The dragon and phoenix motif with stylized clouds...

The dragon and phoenix motif with stylized clouds is absolutely of Chinese origin. Very similar examples can be found in Persian carpets, and are usually attributed to the Mongols' habit of moving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By josh stout
Vietnamese is a good guess, especially if it had...

Vietnamese is a good guess, especially if it had an ivory or bone handle. With just the blade to go on, many regions with a Chinese influence are possible.

I have two short choppers that are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By josh stout
Clearly the sword is a Bhutanese patag, but the...

Clearly the sword is a Bhutanese patag, but the spear is more difficult to identify. The new cloth wrapping looks traditional, but it obscures the details of the spear. I am not familiar with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By josh stout
Nice pedang! I am not sure about the age,...

Nice pedang! I am not sure about the age, hopefully someone more knowledgeable will add a comment, but to me it looks like it might be circa 1950. The U shaped insert piece near the handle is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By josh stout
I think fruit bat is a good call. I would not...

I think fruit bat is a good call. I would not have thought of it, but allowing for artistic license and the wide variety of bats, it seems a better fit than a dog.
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By josh stout
On the topic of antiques, fakes and theft, I am...

On the topic of antiques, fakes and theft, I am trying to figure out the chain of crime and who is at fault for what parts. If the buyer paid thousands and was robbed of something with a replacement...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By josh stout
Not the first time this guy was robbed

A recent news article described the theft of "medieval armor and a stuffed snow leopard". European armor is outside my specialty, but I can say with 100% certainty that it is not medieval. I also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By josh stout
I am amazed at the skill shown in this core. ...

I am amazed at the skill shown in this core. They are not uncommon artifacts, but this is the slimmest I have seen. The original would have been a flawless, slightly tapered cylinder. Each blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By josh stout
obsidian core

This is an obsidian core used to produce the long thin blades found on Mesoamerican war clubs. It was collected by my grandfather who typed the label sometime in the early seventies. The goal of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By josh stout
I appreciate the work that went into the...

I appreciate the work that went into the responses. It is unfortunate that we don't have better photos of the weapons involved given the large number of truly abhorrent photos of bloody victims. As...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By josh stout
uyghur knives?

After the horrendous Chinese train station attack by what people assumed to be Uighurs, I wondered about their weapons. The attackers were described as dressed in black from head to toe with only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,137
Posted By josh stout
So "katar" is still in error, but is...

So "katar" is still in error, but is not completely out of line in describing a smaller edged weapon with a Sanskrit etymology. :shrug:

On the fascinating but completely off topic discussion on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By josh stout
The basic shape of hand axes is incredibly...

The basic shape of hand axes is incredibly consistent for over 2 million years. It is the thing we have made the most of for the longest time. They were replaced by the rich array of weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By josh stout
The best paper on ethnographic...

The best paper on ethnographic throwing.

http://courses.washington.edu/war101/readings/isaac_1987.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By josh stout
Tim- I have been searching for historic examples...

Tim-

I have been searching for historic examples of throwing stones, and these are the first sharp ones I have seen listed as such. Can you please give me the reference? (Just saw that you listed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By josh stout
I am fascenated by hand axes. The one you show...

I am fascenated by hand axes. The one you show is strikingly similar to Acheulian forms dating to 2 millian years ago or so, made by Homo erectus. Yet yours may be little more than a century old to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By josh stout
The example of mine you posted is Vietnamese with...

The example of mine you posted is Vietnamese with a Chinese style blade. Another similar example from the Chinese minority border region would be Shan dha, from the Burmese/Chinese border, called...
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