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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Cthulhu
Nice one. I like the carving on the spine of the...

Nice one. I like the carving on the spine of the blade and the thickened edge.

Is the grip made of bone, or ivory? It looks very smooth and white, which makes me think bone, but I'm no expert.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By Cthulhu
Late period would be nice, rather than a...

Late period would be nice, rather than a made-for-ebay special. I'm looking forward to hearing what others have to say about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By Cthulhu
Should I assume that I'm entirely correct that...

Should I assume that I'm entirely correct that this is a fake, for exactly the reasons I mentioned?
Are there any other tell-tale signs I should be aware of in the future?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cthulhu
Based on initial impression and some image...

Based on initial impression and some image searches, I'd put this as Italian Baroque period in style.
If you search for Flintlock alla Fiorentina, you see similar stuff.

What does it say on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Cthulhu
Best wishes to everyone here for a safe and...

Best wishes to everyone here for a safe and prosperous 2020!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Cthulhu
The guard appears to be made with pieces of flat...

The guard appears to be made with pieces of flat metal stock welded together, and the peg in the hilt matching into the hole in the guard looks like it's made for easy mass assembly. Along with it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By Cthulhu
Nice examples! Those are some elegant long...

Nice examples!

Those are some elegant long spikes on the front, and great to have one with the horsehair intact.

The small one doesn't have any metal guard or even any holes where one would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By Cthulhu
Suspect Firanghi for comment

Here's a firanghi I've had for some time. I'm a little suspicious of its authenticity.

The features that give me pause:

The reinforcements that fit over the blade fit perfectly, as if they're made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,482
Posted By Cthulhu
Carved steel zaghnal

I found one item in my collection that has some figural carving, so here's a photo. The carving is fairly crude and heavily worn, so not exactly a beauty piece.

And thanks for the explanation of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,713
Posted By Cthulhu
My apologies, my post was pretty ambiguous....

My apologies, my post was pretty ambiguous. Instead of "larger" I should have said "longer." The longer side of the drag is in the direction of travel, that is, on the underside, on every European...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,713
Posted By Cthulhu
What a drag

I can't see any evidence of drags in the circled photos Mahratt posted, leaving me a little confused on terminology. I know in some cases the term "drag" is used interchangeably with the whole chape....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cthulhu
Thanks for the posts of encouragement. It...

Thanks for the posts of encouragement.

It appears my posts aren't moderated anymore, and I've gone on a mad posting spree, so there you go.

If I get time this weekend I'll even post some photos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,482
Posted By Cthulhu
Wow, nice pieces, all. Jens, I must admit I...

Wow, nice pieces, all.

Jens, I must admit I can't find anything that's definitively a peacock on your pata. I can imagine them all over, but anything that might be a peacock I could imagine to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By Cthulhu
Wow, gorgeous and complete with scabbard. I had...

Wow, gorgeous and complete with scabbard. I had no idea Koras could be found with that kind of pattern welding!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By Cthulhu
Is this comfortable to hold? The teeth in the...

Is this comfortable to hold? The teeth in the handle are very attractive, but I wonder how practical they are, given the various other bones that presumably are available if you have a bear jaw at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Cthulhu
I'm assuming the only one you care about is the...

I'm assuming the only one you care about is the recurved one.

It puts me in mind of a somewhat flamboyant machete stuck on a pole, but maybe that's just because of the size of the socket looks like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cthulhu
Indian and Indopersian arms are my primary...

Indian and Indopersian arms are my primary interest as far as arms are concerned.

I rarely post (on any subject) because

a) My knowledge of arms pales in comparison to others here, so if I get in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,394
Posted By Cthulhu
I'm glad we're moving towards consensus. On the...

I'm glad we're moving towards consensus. On the other hand, it's a disappointing consensus.

Oh well; they can't all be antiques.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,394
Posted By Cthulhu
One thing I'm noticing in the hilt photos is that...

One thing I'm noticing in the hilt photos is that there don't seem to be a lot (aside from ones that are modern) where there are horns or ears that stick out very far. It's one thing for a hilt to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By Cthulhu
Does abeniko terradas not use both edges? (I'm...

Does abeniko terradas not use both edges? (I'm totally ignorant of the wrist position, so maybe it uses the flat?)

Also nicks in a blade can come from anything, including having your weapon struck...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,394
Posted By Cthulhu
Thanks for the opinions and discussion; it's...

Thanks for the opinions and discussion; it's really interesting to learn a little of the thought process that goes into these evaluations.

Thanks also to Ibrahiim for the photos of other ram's head...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,394
Posted By Cthulhu
The black lines on the blade in photo 3 are...

The black lines on the blade in photo 3 are easier to see in the photo than in person, but the upper one looks like a crack or surface forging flaw, and the lower one definitely looks like a crack,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,562
Posted By Cthulhu
I don't think it's too unusual to have the...

I don't think it's too unusual to have the carving on a piece look a little childish, but generally the edges of a weapon are in smooth, intentional-looking lines or curves. It definitely looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,394
Posted By Cthulhu
Ram's head khanjar for comment

This dagger (which I'm calling a khanjar) recently came into my possession. I'd be curious to know anyone's opinion on it. If it's old, how old and where from, or am I going to be sad to learn it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By Cthulhu
Very nice. I really like the flower rivets...

Very nice. I really like the flower rivets securing the blade, and the helical pattern on the grip.

And up until now I was unaware that single-edged pata existed. Always nice to see something...
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