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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 11:32 AM
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Those books are outstanding Jens, simply...

Those books are outstanding Jens, simply outstanding.

Thank you for sharing.

Would you present a detailed photo of the cover or email me one in confidence if required, I am intrigued.

With...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
I am grateful for the tip Jens...this was done...

I am grateful for the tip Jens...this was done locally and I am super impressed with the royal treatment they received.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Good job, much more pleasing to the eye...

Good job, much more pleasing to the eye now.

From your previous thread, which one of these sellers quotes was most accurate for you knowing the before and after of it all?



Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Keep trying and look more past the bottom of the...

Keep trying and look more past the bottom of the blade. Many of these types are nice wootz blades and are often scarf welded to a mono steel forte or a poorly forged wootz base.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Nice old sword. The hilt decoration and type is...

Nice old sword. The hilt decoration and type is known and 19th century, it seems many hundreds must have been released from an armoury well over ten years ago as I have crossed many dozens in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
I too would leave this as is without an acid...

I too would leave this as is without an acid etch.
To etch a window would detract from the current fine old appeal.

Such a sword would more benefit from a professional polish if you wished to know...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th April 2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Exclamation WANTED

WANTED;

A complete series of the Christian Aries publications on French swords.

Please PM me or mail me at Gavin (@) swordsantiqueweapons (dot) com

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
You have my full agreement too. Charles, Package...

You have my full agreement too.

Charles, Package is on the way.
Forum: Swap Forum 5th April 2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Just letting everyone know we currently have hundreds of items in stock, most of which remain unlisted at this point in time.

Many fine new listings have made their way to our For Sale page too,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
I never considered horse hair a typical attribute...

I never considered horse hair a typical attribute for these swords, replaced perhaps?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Kino, I personally think the entire chin strap,...

Kino,

I personally think the entire chin strap, antler toggles and the end pieces are reproduced, I suspect faithfully from what may have once resided there.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st March 2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Thanks Gents. Battara, the silver, I will leave,...

Thanks Gents.

Battara, the silver, I will leave, the next custodian can choose what they want to do there.

Maurice, a lucky find, just the right place at the right time...I never ever expected to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Certainly Husa Achang. Although not high res, a...

Certainly Husa Achang.

Although not high res, a similar mark can be seen here;
http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_whyc/2006-10/31/content_88094.htm

Here is one of mine in post 9 with the same guard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Indeed, this is a Pulwar. The blade types are...

Indeed, this is a Pulwar. The blade types are found in a vast region through trade yet the hilt is ethnically chosen from the region which in my opinion should call this a Pulwar
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Looks legit Vinny

Looks legit Vinny
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th March 2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Looks like modern junk to my eye...

Looks like modern junk to my eye...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
A nice find RVR.

A nice find RVR.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
They certainly did kronckew. I too have an...

They certainly did kronckew.

I too have an exceptional ivory & silver repousse "story Dah" with provenance as such, that and a Kukri. I also have the regulation sized timber box that it was sent...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th March 2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Thanks guys. I will not be touching the patina...

Thanks guys.

I will not be touching the patina in anyway.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th March 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
A rare Luzon Salakot

A fine silver embellished 19th century Luzon Salakot or district chief's hat.

A fine and recent addition to our hear gear collection and a big thank you to Nathaniel for pointing me in the right...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th March 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Hard to say about the age as it doesn't ever...

Hard to say about the age as it doesn't ever looked used but it has the same high detail as those I have seen that are heavily used so I would think 25-30 years each side of 1900 is a fair...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th March 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Thanks for bringing this back, I totally missed...

Thanks for bringing this back, I totally missed the post Dirk, my apologies.

The other item with the elephant are scales within, likely Burma.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Seeking Chris Cual

Good people,

I am seeking a long time member Chris Cual. I have tried to PM but the profile maybe in moderated status as the system wont let me contact him.

Last time I spoke with him he was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,770
In my opinion, the background you note is seen...

In my opinion, the background you note is seen more on Vietnamese sword silverwork and the hilt designs carry the Vietnamese flavour to me too.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Battara, Here is a Royal Malay keris from my...

Battara,

Here is a Royal Malay keris from my collections for viewing in part. Similar images on Face Book for those who follow there.

I have shared it with several privately, it is one that is...
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