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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 401
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Philip Tom has provide some wonderful insight and...

Philip Tom has provide some wonderful insight and references in to these swords in years past including provenance'd examples dating to 1762.

These swords were mainly swords for Taoism exorcism and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,500
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Josh, No hairpin lamination, but I too see...

Hi Josh,

No hairpin lamination, but I too see activity within the patina.
It is 7mm thick at the base and 4cms wide.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,500
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Iron ruler

I bought this quite some time ago in a box lot of Tibet and Mongolian knives and trousse and upon playing with it recently, it is a most effective and destructive little item...the question is, is it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Is safe Alan, it is an old display :-)

Is safe Alan, it is an old display :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ian discussed this very sword some time ago...

Ian discussed this very sword some time ago here;

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19472

I hope it helps.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Loyah, My initial searches in to this keris type...

Loyah,

My initial searches in to this keris type origins lead me to Minang regions... but the more I looked, I also found similarities in Palembang carving too...so the more I looked, the less I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It is but a small part of them Alan, my money is...

It is but a small part of them Alan, my money is always on odds :-) It is one of my lucky numbers :-)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th July 2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Welcome Loyah, That is a nice Keris. The hilt...

Welcome Loyah,

That is a nice Keris. The hilt type I have seen in various panjang dress, I recently sold one like it, have seen others but have also kept one like yours in my collections too.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Me Too??

Me Too??
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you Rajesh, If you find yourself in...

Thank you Rajesh,

If you find yourself in Brisbane at any time, you'd be most welcome to view them.

Gavin
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi BartP, Is there a history that comes with...

Hi BartP,

Is there a history that comes with this item? Dig location or anything?
I ask as it may not be European if there is no data with it?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Shonkz, You may also find this thread...

Hi Shonkz,

You may also find this thread helpful.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13872&highlight=borneo+spears

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A few of mine

A few of mine for show.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th July 2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Roy, Intriguing it is and yes, that is a...

Thanks Roy,

Intriguing it is and yes, that is a secondary knife...it was one of those "I had to have pieces", just like the Kachin Dao with the carved, gilt and red lac scabbard across from it...The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2016, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It is only my opinion, but a more appropriate...

It is only my opinion, but a more appropriate name for the Ottoman region vs Arabian peninsula region as the dagger blade in the link and its sheath is from the region of Turkey...specifically, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Gavin Nugent
...

Lofty;

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21214&highlight=ottoman
The reverse, Sumatran hilted Ottoman Khanjar.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/search.php?searchid=619984
Beladau word...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th July 2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Some of my Naga/Kachin collection. There are...

Some of my Naga/Kachin collection.

There are other Dao, belts, shields, spears and artefacts not shown too...the rug just isn't big enough :shrug:

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Lofty, I do not recall anything like this off...

Hi Lofty,

I do not recall anything like this off hand but the reverse in Sumatra is known with khanjar blades and Sumatran hilts in both Jambia and keris form.

With respects to Java specifically,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Simon, With respect, from previous...

Simon,

With respect, from previous correspondence, the above remark must be in jest as you have previously advised that anyone using any of your images or information is, I quote "is free to take...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th July 2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Exclamation www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

We have had a decent break from major dealing in the past few months and will be returning to normal shortly.

With the start of a new financial year here, we will again be increasing stock listings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Jim, An interesting breakdown. I have seen...

Jim,

An interesting breakdown.

I have seen similar sword types, in so far as form rather than specific detail, in Yemeni circles too.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It certainly looks to be a Sumatran Hilt Charles...

It certainly looks to be a Sumatran Hilt Charles but the rest, even in context, eludes me.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Many have been known to lift a few roof tiles or...

Many have been known to lift a few roof tiles or roof sheets and get in and come down through the access in to the ceiling space...heck one died in a roof many years ago, zapped himself on some wires...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Taube, Do save yourself hot needle tests, there...

Taube,

Do save yourself hot needle tests, there is more than enough knowledge here to ID hilt types. I think goat bone would have been more common than camel.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Neat visual deterrents Eric, almost guaranteed...

Neat visual deterrents Eric, almost guaranteed that those inspired to steal would move along.

Just add this sign and the door matt that reads, "Trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot...
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