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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By CharlesS
Regarding "inserted edge" and "san...

Regarding "inserted edge" and "san mei", I believe we are all talking about the same thing.

Battarra,

You have lost me on the "holes". There are no holes or remnants of holes anywhere on the blade....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By CharlesS
Kai, I can see why this piece would conjure up...

Kai,

I can see why this piece would conjure up similarities to the Indonesian badek/badik, but I believe in both the Indonesian context(because it doesn't fully fit the profile) and the Thai...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By CharlesS
SE Asian Double Knives

Here is a unique set of double knives from SE Asia, likely Thailand or Burma. At first glance, it's very tempting to label them as badeks/badiks, but the blade profiles are far more Thai or Burmese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By CharlesS
Unique Twistcore Knife From Southern Thailand

Here is a unique knife form southern Thailand, likely Pattani, that features an attractive twistcore blade. The hilt is from Asian water buffalo and carved in the form of a stylized naga head. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By CharlesS
Unique Kampillan

I bought this kampillan in an auction late last year. It was photographed with the blade's edge up so it had the look of a more typical kampillan profile. However, studying the pics carefully showed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By CharlesS
I tend to agree with the above comments. I am...

I tend to agree with the above comments. I am fairly certain the fittings are much younger than the rest of the nice sword.
Forum: Swap Forum 6th January 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By CharlesS
All items are sold. Thank you for your interest!

All items are sold. Thank you for your interest!
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd January 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By CharlesS
The parang nabur and the bankung are sold. The...

The parang nabur and the bankung are sold. The remainder remain on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd January 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By CharlesS
All pieces are on hold.

All pieces are on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st January 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By CharlesS
One more pic:

One more pic:
Forum: Swap Forum 1st January 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By CharlesS
Selling a Few Blades From My Collection

I' doing a little housekeeping and clearing for the new year. Here are various nice blades form my collection I want to sell. Prices DO NOT including shipping. Please email me if you have any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By CharlesS
Nicest, most flamboyant, an example I have ever...

Nicest, most flamboyant, an example I have ever seen. Certainly a status piece, but I doubt we will ever learn the "level" of the status.

Terrific find! Congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By CharlesS
Both lovely examples! Congrats! The scabbard is...

Both lovely examples! Congrats! The scabbard is extraordinary!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,334
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks so much kwiatek!

Thanks so much kwiatek!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By CharlesS
Here's my example with a later scabbard.

Here's my example with a later scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By CharlesS
I'm just wondering if it might be a WW2 Japanese...

I'm just wondering if it might be a WW2 Japanese navy stamp that would have been marking it as a trophy or being shipped back to Japan.

:shrug:
Forum: Swap Forum 29th October 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CharlesS
The Visayan sword is now sold.

The Visayan sword is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CharlesS
Moro kriss is SOLD

Moro kriss is SOLD
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CharlesS
Moro kriss is on hold.

Moro kriss is on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CharlesS
Moro Twistcore Kriss Sword and Visayan Sword FOR SALE

I am selling a couple of pieces from my collection. Please email me through the site with any interest or: kaiserchuck@prodigy.net

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING, which will be determined by your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By CharlesS
A superb example of a Baule sword and in...

A superb example of a Baule sword and in excellent condition. These are scarce under any circumstances, but especially in this condition.

Congrats...and if you ever decide to let it go... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By CharlesS
The repair looks great Battara. Will you repair...

The repair looks great Battara. Will you repair the broken part of the top of the pommel?

Looks like this was very difficult.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesS
A Spectacular Moro Blade With a Not-So-Spectacular Hilt

Normally we like to find fine, even spectacular, Moro blades on hilts of quality that match the quality of the blade.

Here is one that definitely doesn't follow that rule. It's a superb twistcore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,334
Posted By CharlesS
Have you translated the stylized Arabic on the...

Have you translated the stylized Arabic on the scabbard mounts? Do you think the scabbard is a converted Afghan shamshir scabbard, or "born with" this sword??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,334
Posted By CharlesS
Mahratt, This is the nicest one I have seen. It...

Mahratt,

This is the nicest one I have seen. It looks to be a Persian mid-19th-century shamshir trade blade(with "AssadAllah" workshop marks and cartouche) made into a shashka. I love it......
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