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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By David R
Nice one.

Nice one.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By David R
I wonder how many perfectly decent and old items...

I wonder how many perfectly decent and old items get ignored because of their "composite" nature, when in fact the work was done during the working life of the piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By David R
Blades from this part of the world are so...

Blades from this part of the world are so different that for those of us more used to Western, Chinese and Japanese, they are a bit of a shock. Thank you for posting this.
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By David R
There are breastplates in the Leeds Royal...

There are breastplates in the Leeds Royal Armouries Museum that are doubled, with a layer between that is made up almost random scrap. Plates from faulds and tassets held between two breastplates, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By David R
The faceted piece between head and socket is very...

The faceted piece between head and socket is very indicative of a Chinese origin. As for age, Chinese militias were carrying them in WW2, but most stuff like this left China as souvenirs after the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By David R
I think I will go with Bryce on this one, I see...

I think I will go with Bryce on this one, I see what he means about US style carving.
The naive interpretation of Arabic would also fit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By David R
European sword in the Mameluke style, possibly...

European sword in the Mameluke style, possibly French.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
I just don't know! That will have to wait on me...

I just don't know! That will have to wait on me doing a quick scrub and etch.

It's a frustrating piece. The blade shape has been a "go too" for a rigid stabbing spear since the bronze age, so is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
Well it's not one of them! I am still looking for...

Well it's not one of them! I am still looking for what it might be.... The problem is that the sharp end sends one message, and the tang end a different one.

The closest I have found is an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
These differences are why I posted it here. I am...

These differences are why I posted it here. I am not pushing for it to be something it is not, I am wanting input as to what it might be.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
Looking around I have found Moro spears that are...

Looking around I have found Moro spears that are narrow, though not quite as narrow as mine. Regarding the tang, one pic below is of my spear tang, and the other of a known Moro spear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
This is exactly why I posted it, it does not look...

This is exactly why I posted it, it does not look like the run of the mill Budiak, though I have seen some of them get close..... It is very much an armour piercing blade, and some Moro did wear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By David R
Do you have an EN number for it?

Do you have an EN number for it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,866
Posted By David R
Irrelevant post. :(

Irrelevant post. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
It does look small, but so are the tangs on most...

It does look small, but so are the tangs on most Philippine spears. Like you say, they look too small, but I see the same on a lot of ethnic blades.....

Below is an example posted on this site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By David R
latest spear head aquisition

This one turned up at a collectors meeting, just as I was looking for something like it. The square-ish tang makes me think Philippines, but the narrow, hollow ground section gives me pause for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By David R
Nice to see. I do like these type of swords, made...

Nice to see. I do like these type of swords, made for use rather than display.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By David R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVr2hbE6aW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVr2hbE6aW0
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By David R
Thank you, I feel happier for seeing your...

Thank you, I feel happier for seeing your opinions. It's not an area I am knowledgeable about, and usually avoid buying, but I could not walk past a blade like this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By David R
Sorry about the photo's, they were done on my...

Sorry about the photo's, they were done on my rather old phone, in poor light.
My comments were about the blade, which looks over etched compared to most pamor I have seen, and the surface is slick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By David R
Here some detail pictures of the blade...

Here some detail pictures of the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By David R
Parang, Pedang or what?

Down at Birmingham (UK) Militaria Fair yesterday and came back with a new piece. Evidently from South East Asia, Indonesia way, but from exactly where, and what it should be called, I don't know, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By David R
And it looks republic period Chinese to me... and...

And it looks republic period Chinese to me... and I could be so wrong. Looking forward to more on this one.
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By David R
Personally I have a real liking, and even...

Personally I have a real liking, and even affection for the simpler munitions style arms and armour.... The pieces that went into battle on warriors, as opposed to being worn on the privileged...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,902
Posted By David R
Very nice and interesting swords, an Italian take...

Very nice and interesting swords, an Italian take on basket hilt shearing swords.
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