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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Andrew
I originally thought these might be instruments...

I originally thought these might be instruments for removing bullets or arrow heads from wounds, but those rear-facing double prongs on each side of the "business end" of the tongs make that only...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 179
Posted By Andrew
Agreed: blacksmith tongs of some sort. My...

Agreed: blacksmith tongs of some sort. My inclination is that these are farrier tongs.

Perhaps an apprentice project, as I cannot imagine a working smith spending so much time on such a tool,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Andrew
Also, you indicated the inscription was inlaid in...

Also, you indicated the inscription was inlaid in steel? It looks acid-etched in those photos...is that what you meant?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Wow. A truly exceptional example, Charles. ...

Wow. A truly exceptional example, Charles. :cool:

What are the dimensions of the hilt? Is it larger than typical, as one would expect?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Andrew
Roland, does the blade of your original sword...

Roland, does the blade of your original sword have an un-sharpened ricasso?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew
Nice! Need to see better photos, though. :o

Nice! Need to see better photos, though. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Andrew
Is that gold, Rick? Very nice!

Is that gold, Rick? Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Andrew
Likely kiseru. Used for smoking kizami (a type...

Likely kiseru. Used for smoking kizami (a type of tobacco).

I believe another member here collects these... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up It's been about 10 years, Nathaniel. I'll see if...

It's been about 10 years, Nathaniel. I'll see if my email archives go back that far.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Andrew
Looks like Hebrew text? :shrug:

Looks like Hebrew text? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 520
Posted By Andrew
Moderator Action

Thread locked. Kubar, feel free to start a new thread.

Gentlemen, fair warning: continuation of this tired debate will result in suspension of posting privileges. As I repeat ad nauseum to my own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 520
Posted By Andrew
Exclamation Moderator's Comment

Everyone:

This thread will not become another acrimonious "debate" regarding the use of these swords. State your positions and move on, please.

Andrew
Vikingsword Staff
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By Andrew
I've never seen one like the bottom example. ...

I've never seen one like the bottom example. :shrug:

The top one is an example of knives still being produced in Myanmar/Burma (and, likely, Thailand). About 10 years ago, I was introduced to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By Andrew
Great information, thanks! :)

Great information, thanks! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By Andrew
These are Thai. Recently made. Similar knives...

These are Thai. Recently made. Similar knives (of typically better quality) are made in Aranyik.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs up Great stuff, Ian. Thanks for posting. I have...

Great stuff, Ian. Thanks for posting.

I have had a few of this style pass through my hands (and may have one still in storage). I am firmly in the late 19th century "camp." The wear and age of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Andrew
Occam's Razor would suggest the most likely...

Occam's Razor would suggest the most likely reason is someone removed the hilt to clean, examine or replace a missing hilt, and did not know how to correctly put it back. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,706
Posted By Andrew
digenis: If I offended you, please accept my...

digenis:

If I offended you, please accept my apologies. I was under the impression you were being playful with your La Mancha reference, and was attempting to be playful in return.

The helmet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,706
Posted By Andrew
How Quixotic of you. ;) It's the real-deal. ...

How Quixotic of you. ;)


It's the real-deal. However, I can understand how someone with little or no prior exposure to Moro helmets would think that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,706
Posted By Andrew
It is just you. ;)

It is just you. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Andrew
Exclamation Because:

Because:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Andrew
Thumbs down Moderator Action

I have deleted all the photos from this thread.

If you want to post photos here and receive the benefit of the membership's experience and knowledge, complying with the rules (rather than debating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Andrew
The pictures are not objectionable. The...

The pictures are not objectionable. The watermark with your website is.

Please remove that website link and replace it with a copyright in your own name if you wish to discuss the object depicted. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Andrew
What I know about forging blades wouldn't fill a...

What I know about forging blades wouldn't fill a thimble, but it looks to me like the edges were folded over the central portion of the blade. Wouldn't the "dips" along the folded-over edge be easy...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th September 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Andrew
These are in Thailand. I couldn't find them the...

These are in Thailand. I couldn't find them the other day, thanks to Fernando for posting!

Note the daab are in the Ayutthaya style.
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