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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up the pairing makes regional sense :)

the pairing makes regional sense :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Nathaniel
Lightbulb ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11124
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Nathaniel
How long is the blade and handle? I wonder if...

How long is the blade and handle?

I wonder if the cloth sheath was made by a western owner.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Nathaniel
Thai e-nep. Close but not Hmong blade shape, but...

Thai e-nep. Close but not Hmong blade shape, but this one has the belly, and then the second curve hear the hilt.

"Saw Sua. Dee" = most likely the makers nick name.

Working piece. Unusual, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Nathaniel
I think it should be a fairly easy...

I think it should be a fairly easy restoration.

Here are some examples

(credit: oriental arms and sword antique weapons)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Nathaniel
Thanks guys! I was just as thrilled and excited...

Thanks guys! I was just as thrilled and excited to stumble upon this :) Happy to share with you all :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Nathaniel
George Orwell - Burmese Days

Hello all,

Thought I would share this interesting photo of the author George Orwell (famous author who wrote 1984) drawing a Burmese dha (ie you can tell by the short handle).

One of his lesser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Robert, Thank you for sharing. That is...

Hello Robert,

Thank you for sharing. That is correct this would have had a straight cylindrical ivory handle probably 4-5 inches long. There are some alternative ivory that knife makers used made...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,519
Posted By Nathaniel
Just something of interest...I took a picture of...

Just something of interest...I took a picture of this Thai military insignia a few years back...I think the type pictured looks like a Tajong style.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,519
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Wow, maxbliss888, thank you for sharing these...

Wow, maxbliss888, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures and your experiences. This is a wonderful thread showing the diversity of Krit Malayeu often not seen outside of Thailand. What a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Nathaniel
Lovely sword Ian. Congratulations. Thanks for...

Lovely sword Ian. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing. I would go for more southern Laos...Vietnamese borders...you can see the sino vietnamese influence on the blade shape. :) Unique handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Nathaniel
Congratulations Gavin on the stellar daab. Grade...

Congratulations Gavin on the stellar daab. Grade A condition! The scabbard as Charles highlights really is the thing that pops out at you. Very well executed silverwork. Look at that Lotus bud...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Nathaniel
Happy Birthday and congratulations David R. This...

Happy Birthday and congratulations David R. This is as many gentleman have suggested a Burmese dha. You can tell by the blade profile and the wide fuller. Fullers are not found that common among...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Steve, Lovely dress knife. Good blade,...

Hello Steve,

Lovely dress knife. Good blade, nice silverwork, great condition. I really like the multi sided handle and sheath, not as common.

dha-hmyaung (Dagger) would be a correct term in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up :eek: Wow! Thank you for sharing Charles! Man,...

:eek: Wow! Thank you for sharing Charles! Man, just when you think you have seen it all...you see something like this! Fantastic! lovely silverwork with the dragon/ beast on the hanger on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By Nathaniel
I remember too Charles had posted one with a...

I remember too Charles had posted one with a similar handle and guard.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16341
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By Nathaniel
Very nice daab, Sajen, thanks for sharing! Love...

Very nice daab, Sajen, thanks for sharing! Love to see the variety/ mix :)

This is a thread I had started a while back which deals more specifically with daab/darb/dha makers marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Yes, I agree Ian, great to see Mark posting again...

Yes, I agree Ian, great to see Mark posting again :)

Trenchwarfare, thanks for sharing. Vietnam war bring backs are interesting...if accurate you would think that this would be from among the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Nathaniel
Welcome to the forum Gehazi. Glad to see you are...

Welcome to the forum Gehazi. Glad to see you are enjoying the sword we made a deal on :) Here are some more pictures of the sword.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5426

I'm not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By Nathaniel
I would lean towards categorizing this dha as a...

I would lean towards categorizing this dha as a Burman, the dominate ethnic group in Myanmar (Burma), which is further south than the Shan state. Burman have the short handle and blades like these. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up rvr, nice dha (Burmese word for sword). Even...

rvr, nice dha (Burmese word for sword). Even thought not northern Thai it is a nice sword. Burmese swords tend to have shorter handles, and more likely to have a wide central fuller in later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Nathaniel
Nah, definitely not used by elephants. While...

Nah, definitely not used by elephants. While elephants are very smart and have impressive dexterity with their trunks eg painting pictures or picking up things even as carefully as a hat off a mans...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Yes, ceremonial Thai...originally as a...

Yes, ceremonial Thai...originally as a sword...all like this are oversized...with the massive ivory handles...and not super fine silverwork, but still impressive. Yes, Chinese influence with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes, agree...Wang = king...commonly seen on the...

Yes, agree...Wang = king...commonly seen on the lion/tiger head in sino cultures...I have a carved stone tiger with the same character on his forehead...so I wonder to this is some reference as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Very nice Daab Lao, Sajen. Love to see pictures...

Very nice Daab Lao, Sajen. Love to see pictures of the entire sword (Blade and handle) out of scabbard as the sellers pictures are just section of the blade, handle and scabbard.

I would agree...
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