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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:14 AM
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Posted By David R
Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting.

Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting.
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 654
Posted By David R
He has two arrows held in his right hand, which...

He has two arrows held in his right hand, which has drawn the bow back to his shoulder. It's a speed shooting technique that I have used myself.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By David R
Perhaps I should have written "acid...

Perhaps I should have written "acid bathed", as in the whole piece dropped into acid.including the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By David R
Acid dipped.

Acid dipped.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,925
Posted By David R
I think you are to be congratulated, taking a...

I think you are to be congratulated, taking a punt and winning indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By David R
I would suggest this is a "Naga" or...

I would suggest this is a "Naga" or snake blade rather than a Sosun Pata.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By David R
Wrong page for Mongolian, needs to go to ethnic...

Wrong page for Mongolian, needs to go to ethnic forum.... but I have my doubts. It might have been made there.... but when?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By David R
Normally these are identified by the inscription,...

Normally these are identified by the inscription, or by distinctive mounts, having neither this is impossible to place. Sorry mate, sometimes that happens.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By David R
Thank you for the link, some very interesting...

Thank you for the link, some very interesting blades there, including what looks like a (pseudo) Shashka.
Which reminded me that during the 17th C English Civil War a captured crew of Barbary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By David R
It's a Sosun Patta and a nice one. You did well...

It's a Sosun Patta and a nice one. You did well there!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,153
Posted By David R
Looking at the construction, I think you have an...

Looking at the construction, I think you have an 18th-early 19th century infantry officers or sergeants half pike.More of a rank symbol than a weapon, though known to have been used as such.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By David R
There is a certain amount of prejudice against...

There is a certain amount of prejudice against brass handles probably because of the cheapo tourist pieces and imports. From what I have seen brass is used on genuine decent swords, but as issue or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By David R
As a collector of Japanese swords I would point...

As a collector of Japanese swords I would point out that it is a bit more nuanced than that, though with a certain amount of truth. The old style care routine did regularly use an abrasive powder,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By David R
A big thank you for posting those in the top...

A big thank you for posting those in the top photo. All too often we see only the "pretty" examples, rather than the workaday ones carried by the majority.
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By David R
Anyone else remember this one........

Anyone else remember this one..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s0dRcdyizU
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By David R
The blade and scabbard are very nice, but the...

The blade and scabbard are very nice, but the hilt is probably a walking stick handle.
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By David R
Yup, this happens!

Yup, this happens!
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By David R
I nearly titled the post javelin head, but...

I nearly titled the post javelin head, but thought it a bit too limiting. Regarding status, it was sold as an original by a UK dealer on ebay, so I have some comeback... if I can be bothered. It cost...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By David R
Sharpening a sword is like loading a gun, it is...

Sharpening a sword is like loading a gun, it is only done in a western army when ordered by the command, it's a court marshal offence ( usually) to do so without permission As for where a blade is...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By David R
And the vendors photo's.

And the vendors photo's.
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By David R
Bronze age spear head.

My latest purchase, feeling withdrawal symptoms from near on a year with no fairs or markets I once again bought online.....
Frankly I was not too sure about this one because there are so damn many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By David R
That reverse grind on the tip was deceptive, If I...

That reverse grind on the tip was deceptive, If I had not noticed the ricasso I would have agreed with you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By David R
My eye was caught by this detail, a very typical...

My eye was caught by this detail, a very typical western feature. No big deal, but I have not seen the same on eastern made blades, and trade blades are seen everywhere, and nothing wrong with them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By David R
The elegant Parang looks to have a Western made...

The elegant Parang looks to have a Western made blade, with the tip reground to the local style. Any marks or stamps on the ricasso ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,530
Posted By David R
Impressive! That is a stunner.

Impressive! That is a stunner.
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