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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By Justin
I have seen a few Japanese swords there.If that...

I have seen a few Japanese swords there.If that is what your friend is interested in it might not be a bad idea for him to check it out.But as far as the Ethnographic stuff goes I think Ive seen a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By Justin
I live in Tampa,never heard of an 'Arms...

I live in Tampa,never heard of an 'Arms Exhibition' here locally.Ive been (many times) to the Suncoast Gunshow that Rick posted the link too though,LOTS of guns there but very few edged weapons,and...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By Justin
Hopefully these pics are a little more...

Hopefully these pics are a little more clear.

Any comments on this piece are welcomed,dont really know much about it.The hilt is horn and the fittings are all silver.The back side of the ferrule is...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By Justin
I cant be of much help as far as the basket hilts...

I cant be of much help as far as the basket hilts go but this sgian duhbs is stamped with hearts on the pommel and ferrule.The sheath seems to be a later addition, the hearts on the chape and locket...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Justin
You bring up a good point Jim, and that is why I...

You bring up a good point Jim, and that is why I didn't automatically assume that this was a tourist piece.I have seen plenty of photos and video of modern Touregs wearing Takouba's. As you point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Justin
Thats what I thought , thanks for the help...

Thats what I thought , thanks for the help guys.

As far as the price goes I been pretty good at getting incredible deals, guess Ive become a little careless.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Justin
Takouba question

I just received this takouba from ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270184753079&ssPageName=STRK


I was kind of dissapointed to find that the edge is blunt, doesnt look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,297
Posted By Justin
From the pics it looks to me like the guard and...

From the pics it looks to me like the guard and grip are two seperate pieces brazed together.I wonder if the guard could have been salvaged from something else and the grip cast locally?

With the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,282
Posted By Justin
Go figure, you eliminate all the guns and...

Go figure, you eliminate all the guns and stabbings go up, I wonder if there will be a rise in poisonings once the swords get banned?

This type of thing makes me appreciate living in a nation where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By Justin
My first thought was that the blade looks just...

My first thought was that the blade looks just like a fillet knife,but with the way the handle/tang is constructed I'm not sure that is the case.

The brass work that the sheath hangs from seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By Justin
I agree with Jim,the knife itself looks pretty...

I agree with Jim,the knife itself looks pretty nice but the scabbard definately looks like a later replacement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,508
Posted By Justin
Both nice Khodmis ! :) I have several,and as...

Both nice Khodmis ! :)

I have several,and as far as I can tell all of mine are made from files,I wonder where all of them came from?

:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By Justin
I got my copy about a month ago from Amazon.com...

I got my copy about a month ago from Amazon.com ,it is well worth the price.I havent read much in it yet but the little I have read has been very enlightening.As BI noted there are also some very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,037
Posted By Justin
I saw that one too,I aree with Lou looks like it...

I saw that one too,I aree with Lou looks like it was cut down.I have one that might have a European blade, almost looks like a sabre blade that has been reworked.

I wouldnt be surprised though if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By Justin
Katana: zinc is a lot harder than aluminum,and...

Katana: zinc is a lot harder than aluminum,and corrodes much more easily.At first glance they may appear similar,especially if they are covered in oxidation but if you were to compare a piece of each...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By Justin
Nice! Looks to be from Bhutan or possibly Tibet.

Nice! Looks to be from Bhutan or possibly Tibet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,941
Posted By Justin
This is only my opinion, but I find it hard to...

This is only my opinion, but I find it hard to believe that in our sophisticated modern age,there were ancient bronze casting techniques that cant be replicated now.Not only have we made massive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By Justin
Two Luzon pieces for ID

I did quite a bit of searching through the forum but couldnt find anything that closely resembled either of these.Anyone know what these are called/who used them?

The larger one is huge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,862
Posted By Justin
Odd hunting dagger/dirk

Got this guy a few weeks ago,I havent seen anything like it before,any thoughts or comments are appreciated.

Hilt is several cast pieces of copper either tinned or plated,blade has same cross...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By Justin
Nice spear! I'd say it is definately...

Nice spear!
I'd say it is definately old/genuine,probably an Indonesian tombak ,others can probably tell you more specifics.

There is an off chance it might be SE Asian,I used to have a brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,786
Posted By Justin
The horn dagger is a Bichwa,look in Stones page...

The horn dagger is a Bichwa,look in Stones page 112.:) There's a nearly identical one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By Justin
Nice one! I like these obscure pieces. :) I...

Nice one! I like these obscure pieces. :)
I think it does look Philipino but the short hilt looks really odd.

Could you post a closer pic of the top of the scabbard? Maybe the leather work will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,449
Posted By Justin
I think the first one in the pics is Igorot...

I think the first one in the pics is Igorot rather than Naga.All nice pieces though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,094
Posted By Justin
Nice Axes! These look a little more like weapons...

Nice Axes! These look a little more like weapons than most African axes,is that the case? or are these ceremonial like most of the others?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,781
Posted By Justin
I believe that these are from Turkey although no...

I believe that these are from Turkey although no one seems to have a name or any other specific info on them.Most seem to be fairly crude but I have seen a few on ebay that seemed to have decent...
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