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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2015, 12:19 PM
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A most impressive collection of crooked knives! ;)

A most impressive collection of crooked knives! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By trenchwarfare
No Rick, but I have owned a few. Wasn't...

No Rick, but I have owned a few. Wasn't collecting V.C. when I had them. Maybe now, I have an excuse to keep one! They are really cool revolvers. In fact, a friend just picked one up. An officer's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By trenchwarfare
Early on, the Viet Minh, and Viet Cong, were...

Early on, the Viet Minh, and Viet Cong, were pretty much dependent on French colonial and left over WWII weapons. The steady supply of Communist weapons didn't start till the early .60s. The design...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By trenchwarfare
Viet Cong Rifle & Pistol

Here are two new additions to my Viet Cong collection. No, there is no documentation, as to their authenticity. But, considering the other weapons they came with, and general construction, I feel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By trenchwarfare
Welcome aboard Andi. You came to the right place.

Welcome aboard Andi. You came to the right place.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By trenchwarfare
This piece is made to emulate the French Mle 1886...

This piece is made to emulate the French Mle 1886 Lebel bayonet. I believe you are correct, it was made to slide over the rammer. Strong enough for combat, no. But for a one time coup-de-gras, quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By trenchwarfare
I collect Higo-no-kami, and have several...

I collect Higo-no-kami, and have several Kamisori. Not similar to either. If it's a razor, it's a whopper. Even the old 18th century straights weren't that big. I have pictured, another piece,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By trenchwarfare
I used to have several Navaja, from Mexico....

I used to have several Navaja, from Mexico. (similar to the one pictured) The blades, were extremely curved inward, Corvo style. It seemed, that the intended use, was for cutting the throat, from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By trenchwarfare
Folding Knife For ID Please

I've had this knife for some time now. It was listed on ebay, as Japanese. The blade is 5" long, concave, with a groove on one side. Overall length is 13". The ring "stopper" on the tang reminds me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By trenchwarfare
Some little bit better photos. With the...

Some little bit better photos. With the prevalence of clasp knives in France, I see a strong possibility one would be found in Viet Nam. Could be a hand-me-down, from the French colonial days. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By trenchwarfare
Viet Cong Clasp Knife

Or, so I was told. Story was, a woman's father took this knife, off a Viet Cong soldier, who didn't need it anymore. I know, buy the item, not the story. However, this knife told me it's own story,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By trenchwarfare
Unfortunately, the average citizen (of any...

Unfortunately, the average citizen (of any country) is like a cartoon character, and will run in front of it, till he trips and falls. Or just lay down, and accept the inevitable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By trenchwarfare
What does an incomplete barrel, in the process of...

What does an incomplete barrel, in the process of being made, have to do with a complete, functioning barrel? The fact that you see alternating colored bands? I have a Japanese Murata, that is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By trenchwarfare
I must be missing something. I see nothing that...

I must be missing something. I see nothing that indicates an unfinished barrel? The breach is plugged, and the tang shows signs of heavy use, even damage. The area around the nipple shows deep...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By trenchwarfare
I mis-guessed the weight of this gun. It's closer...

I mis-guessed the weight of this gun. It's closer to 12 pounds. Still, quite a bit for a hand held weapon. Especially when you figure comparable guns from other regions weigh only around 6/8 pounds.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By trenchwarfare
Does anyone have any idea, as to the age of this...

Does anyone have any idea, as to the age of this gun? I have searched the internet, and information is very sketchy. The only photographed examples I can find, are in some metropolitan museum, or in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By trenchwarfare
Ward, that must be one impressive box-o-belts you...

Ward, that must be one impressive box-o-belts you have!?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice gun. I believe the black grainy substance...

Nice gun. I believe the black grainy substance you speak of is a filler, or form of grout. I used to think that all inlays were individually carved into the wood. But, if you look closely, where you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks for the comments, and compliments Rick....

Thanks for the comments, and compliments Rick. Given the smooth patina on the gun, I feel that it is contemporary to the age of the lock. Barrel is smooth bore, so my "shot flask" theory is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By trenchwarfare
The end of the scabbard is not shown. Does it...

The end of the scabbard is not shown. Does it have fringe like the hilt? If yes, it could be a riding crop. Or form of swagger stick. As stated. a throw back to colonial times. Almost all regions of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,149
Posted By trenchwarfare
Great thread. I thought I might add this... I...

Great thread. I thought I might add this...
I have observed over the years, being a member of several forums, that new members are usually given a warm welcome, but not the same amount of attention...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By trenchwarfare
The stock does appear to be Teak. The stocks on...

The stock does appear to be Teak. The stocks on all five of my Tanegashima, are Japanese Red Oak. Most made to look like Cherry. If you look closely, you can see the open Oak grain.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By trenchwarfare
I have some Japanese guns, with similar extremes...

I have some Japanese guns, with similar extremes in patina. Perhaps, as in Japan, guns in Malaya are very restricted. Maybe the barrels, and stocks/furniture are stored separately? Most of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By trenchwarfare
Here's some much mo-betta pictures. I did some...

Here's some much mo-betta pictures. I did some tweaking on the belt, and laid it out how it might have been worn. I think as others have suggested, that the curved horn thingys are tie downs....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By trenchwarfare
I agree, not much of a spear blade for Tigers. I...

I agree, not much of a spear blade for Tigers. I don't care how long the pole is! Perhaps, it was mounted on the butt-end, of an Elephant goad? A form of Howdah pistol, with a point. Or, last ditch...
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