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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you mariusgmioc. By repute from the...

Thank you mariusgmioc. By repute from the region, the blade surfaces do likely hide a Central Asian wootz... this one I prefer to leave as is though
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:56 PM
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Views: 118
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Rick, It's a burl timber. I can't find...

Thanks Rick,

It's a burl timber.

I can't find any literature that specifically identifies the timber types used in sword and knife making :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A personal favourite, Uzbek knife

I'm often asked what it is that I collect... I probably collect way too many things in some peoples eyes, perhaps not enough in others and am forever asked why on earth did I sell this or did I sell...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ariel, Standing on the outside looking in,...

Ariel,

Standing on the outside looking in, perhaps the gazelle :shrug:

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 07:05 AM
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Views: 321
Posted By Gavin Nugent
The art retained

Nice to see traditions continued.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Qa3RTRor4

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Ian, That scabbard is almost "shaver...

Thanks Ian,

That scabbard is almost "shaver cool"... yep I said it :shrug: far too modern to gauge origins IMHO, perhaps a form seen all over the island :shrug:

I feel there is mostly agreement on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Alex, That is a super nice example. I've...

Alex,

That is a super nice example.

I've attached two below to show the wonderful variances found in the type and also display one of the sheath types in tooled leather that can also sometimes be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Ian, I beg to differ. Those pictured, 265,...

Hi Ian,

I beg to differ. Those pictured, 265, 267, the cutting is on the inside curve.

All those I've owned and sold of that particular type from Betel nut size to sword size and those still with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A little known British Museum Malaysian Collection

A little known collection in the British Museum.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG122430

Click on related objects for the collection and each image if they interest you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ian, With respect to the blades, and it has not...

Ian,

With respect to the blades, and it has not been quantified by Charles, but at face value looking at the scabbard, the blade is not on the inner curved edge but the outer edge :shrug:

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Gavin Nugent
My gut feel is minangkabau Betel nut knife.

My gut feel is minangkabau Betel nut knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Gavin Nugent
From another post Ariel. I can't reference it,...

From another post Ariel.



I can't reference it, I lent it and others out just last night!!!

This is the thread to lead down rabbit warrens... Ex Hales, seen on page 218, similar seen on page 228...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ariel, Is the pommel cloven like the Afghan...

Ariel,

Is the pommel cloven like the Afghan sabres?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Gavin Nugent
An interesting combination of styles... I don't...

An interesting combination of styles... I don't think your mind will rest...

At face value, Algeria in style all the way... then you break down the components...

Scabbard drag you note as Indian,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Splendid points Ariel. My memory fails me at the...

Splendid points Ariel.

My memory fails me at the moment but one of these regions did favour Niello much more than most... I wish I could put my finger on it...

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Gavin Nugent
GePi You are correct, the blade is NOT cut down,...

GePi

You are correct, the blade is NOT cut down, this arrangement is typical of the knife type.
Most of mine have this also, including those of the highest and rarest qualities.

Gavin
Forum: Swap Forum 6th June 2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By Gavin Nugent
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Lots of new listings being uploaded as time permits, many items selling prior to listing.

Thank you to both members and non members for your continued interest.

If you haven't already, drop us an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,363
Posted By Gavin Nugent
I'm curious about the Philippine weapons with...

I'm curious about the Philippine weapons with these design elements.

Most aspersions are simply cast that these are modern and by my own personal definition of "modern", I tend to somewhat agree but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Indeed dates are always very speculative. I've...

Indeed dates are always very speculative.

I've a very fine wootz Choora named and dated to 1901 with a sheath in of similar manufacture... I personally find the weapons from the region the hardest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By Gavin Nugent
I've been absent for quite some time but none the...

I've been absent for quite some time but none the less, I have been in contact with many during my time.
Dmitry is one such individual with whom I am in contact with, thanks to the modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Chris, I've been absent for quite some time...

Hi Chris,

I've been absent for quite some time and have years of threads to catch up on so I might as well start at the top.
That's some exceptional detail about the locality, I would have only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,686
Posted By Gavin Nugent
To add to the diversity of regions, I've a simple...

To add to the diversity of regions, I've a simple early old Guom of tradtional form here with a VOC blade too.

Gavin
Forum: Swap Forum 27th January 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,293
Posted By Gavin Nugent
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Thank you for your continued support.

Itís been a very full couple of years and despite few website updates, I've continued to deal regularly in the back ground where time permits.

During this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,092
Posted By Gavin Nugent
That's an impressive example Iain! Ed, you dig...

That's an impressive example Iain!

Ed, you dig up some great references here and with the Sudan shield, great image from the French book.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,092
Posted By Gavin Nugent
thanks

Thanks for Iain for putting me on the scent that led here and thanks Colin for the extract reference... here is my personal favourite African spear at home, finally great to see it referenced......
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