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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By rockelk
Two Dha’s opinions as to the origins

Attached are some photos of two Dha’s. The first is a sword where the 24” blade seems to be of good steel, tempered, strong and flexible. At one point I was thinking that it came from the northern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By rockelk
tsubsa

The tsubsa is somewhat distinctive has anyone seen this one before?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By rockelk
A small enterprise

I have the impression that at the end of WWII there was a great demand for Japanese war souvenirs. I am beginning to think that this was produced by some enterprising group in the Philippines to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By rockelk
more detail

I took it apart, it was complete with Habaki and Seppa. now I am completely confused?? It appears crudely made. Could it have been made in the Philippines for the Japanese in wwII?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By rockelk
Philippine military sword?

A Philippine sword, but with a Japanese accent. A 21” blade, 9” grip, copper bolster and a distinctive brass guard and brass fittings. It is stamped “Philippines and 136” which seems to be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By rockelk
Thanks to all

Yes the shipper was also negligent also. In fact he returned my purchase, quite admirable. I used to run a metallurgical lab. I looked up the arsenic etching procedure, it doesn't appear that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By rockelk
Indonesian blade ?

Purchased from West Sumatera, Indonesia. The blade is convex in cross section, measures 18” x 1 1/2 x 3/8” and is forged with some rust and oxidization. The sheath was damaged in shipping (thanks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By rockelk
Sbula

The picture of the flintlock was striking, in that, the blade appears identical.
Thankyou very much, rm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By rockelk
Atypical Jambiya?

Atypical Jambiya? I now have a knife I found unusual. It is definitely Middle Eastern by the engravings, but with a slight European style. The sheath is sterling but with no proof markings. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By rockelk
Thank You

To All, thank you for your kind responses. You are right I missed the grain structure. I don't think cleaning could produce a series of waves with that structure. Thank you for pointing that out. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By rockelk
Re-sized photo

with apologies, I have a hard time figuring out how to reduce the size of some photos. Cropping is convent but non-compliant. Please excuse I was ignorant of this rule. Please see the attached...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By rockelk
Help with script on Jhambya

Can anyone interpret this engraving ?
Thanks rm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Caveat emptor

Given the comments and direction, I pondered / reflected, then went back to ebay and found in excess 200 “ kindjals”. Most (150+) are the obvious flat bladed three parallel fullers, with and without...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
M.s. HK

That sheath is a surprisingly similar style. There is probably more in my “opps” closet than I know. Hence, Masters from the University of Hard knocks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Got what I paid for...

A poor picture, A even more poor description. The seller could only describe it as a dagger. 0 bids. I'm out $40. I suppose it is a cheap lesson from the University of Hard knocks. Thanks to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By rockelk
Responses

Thanks to all for the responses. rm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Home with new arrival

New arrival, I have now in possession my shot in the dark. Only the blade is magnetic. There are light scratches on the back and I can see no copper underneath the scratch. I will have to get some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By rockelk
Pendang

I received a sword from Surabaya, Indonesia. Attached are some photos. The blades structure may be pattern-welded. The grain lines in it appear long and wavy. Would anyone tell me more about this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By rockelk
Indonesian knife

I received a knife from Surabaya, Indonesia. Attached are some photos. The knife has some Arabic? Etching inscribed on the sides of the blade. The two sides have different characters. I attempted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Impressed

I sincerely appreciate all the response. This is a great site. I I suspect this is at least a upper end tourist example. As soon as I get it in hand I will follow up with pictures. Again thanks to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Khindal

The blade is not flat but is beveled. no marks, no 3. on the back side two fullers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Khindal

three fullers long short long the middle is shorter and stops three inches short of the hilt. At the tapered point the fullers converge into a vee
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By rockelk
Kindjal, filigreed sheath.

I was shown a Kindjal with 14 “of blade and three fullers. It feels as a robust blade, something you could really fight with. I am hesitating because the scabbard is completely and nicely covered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By rockelk
Khyber knives

Attached are 8 photos of three Khyber area knives. AKA, Choora or Peshkabz (stone, pg. 180). I think the sheaths are after thoughts. The grips are also unremarkable, with the middlemost, being the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By rockelk
Telek construction

Regarding the “Adabal”, the grip (hardwood) had a makeshift leather repair hiding the area of where the Adabal might be. I removed the repair piece of leather which was stitched together (easy to...
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