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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By RSWORD
Oh yeah! Forgot to mention mine has an Arabic...

Oh yeah! Forgot to mention mine has an Arabic inscription on the scabbard. Can anyone translate?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By RSWORD
Charles asked me to share an example from my...

Charles asked me to share an example from my collection. You can see some similarities and some differences. My example has 3 silver hallmarks on the hand guard which look quite European to me. ...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By RSWORD
It is a wonderful gift and cherish and take care...

It is a wonderful gift and cherish and take care of it. It has found its way to you after 200-300 years of life. How cool is that!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks everyone for the comments so far. I'm...

Thanks everyone for the comments so far. I'm wondering if there would be any potential in researching the early carved crucifix from the 16-18th century that are often defined as Hispano-Filipino. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback so far. While I can see...

Thanks for the feedback so far. While I can see why you would think it could possibly be Chinese and certainly there has been a long Chinese presence in the Philippines for a very long time I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By RSWORD
18th century Filipino sword

Would love some feedback regarding the iconography of this sword. The handle is Carabao horn that is very nicely carved and has developed a lovely luster and sheen from many years of handling. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By RSWORD
Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at...

Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at table L-29. Anyone visiting the show please stop by and say hello.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th February 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By RSWORD
Louisville Gun Show

Jose(Battara), Ron(Spunjer), Charles, and myself will have a table at the Louisville show on Saturday. There are 2 separate shows and we are set up at the National Gun Day show. We will be there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By RSWORD
I would date this Guom to the late 19th century.

I would date this Guom to the late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By RSWORD
There would typically be a metal flap that would...

There would typically be a metal flap that would cover the scabbard opening at the top of the throat. It usually was thin and flimsy and on most scabbards thus feature is lost. He probably is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Having the advantage of club in hand my gut...

Having the advantage of club in hand my gut feeling is that the club is much older than WW1. I think it is an interesting theory about it being a trench club used by Fijian troops in the war but my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the picture from the net. Interesting...

Thanks for the picture from the net. Interesting that it has carved wooden protrusions at the top of the club. Would the bent nails grouped in a ball be in imitation of this?

Yes, the club is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Jimmy, Barry, You guys have a lot of club...

Jimmy, Barry,

You guys have a lot of club references and experience with these type of things. Any thoughts?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
I know what you are referring to and while...

I know what you are referring to and while similar in design I am leaning heavily towards this club having an Oceanic origin with European iron and leather. The wood and carving style point us in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Most axe handles tend to have a rectangular cross...

Most axe handles tend to have a rectangular cross section and this one is round. Those native axes you mention typically have the imported axe head and that is attached to a native wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Colin, Thanks for the feedback. The geometric...

Colin,

Thanks for the feedback. The geometric patterns definitely have an Oceanic look to them and I agree the Austral Islands could be a possibility but typically their carvings are much more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RSWORD
Interesting war club with cross cultural features

How many times have you said, "man, I wish these things could talk"? Our forum friend Charles likes cross cultural pieces and I think this fits the bill quite well. Plus, we have had a lot of club...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By RSWORD
The knife in this thread is Chinese and probably...

The knife in this thread is Chinese and probably mid 19th century. It has the 4 lobed guard found on some Chinese weapons and the shape and form of the grip shows Indian influence. Indian arms were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By RSWORD
LOL! As I recall, I was the only Thai hot all...

LOL! As I recall, I was the only Thai hot all the way guy that night while you and Jose were begging for extra mild! :D One thing is for sure! We get some good food on that trip!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By RSWORD
Charles, Your pictures don't really do this...

Charles,

Your pictures don't really do this piece justice. You can't get a feeling for the size and heft of the sword and the blade is much more impressive in person than in your pictures. Really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By RSWORD
Given the thickness of the blade at the handle...

Given the thickness of the blade at the handle and the way the fullers are oriented along with the tip and I wonder if this isn't a reshaped blade from another weapon? Lovely mounts and the etching...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By RSWORD
Definitely worth a 5 hour drive to Timonium. You...

Definitely worth a 5 hour drive to Timonium. You will find several dealers that specialize in ethnographic weapons.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th November 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By RSWORD
Now on ebay with a large grouping of swords,...

Now on ebay with a large grouping of swords, daggers, clubs and tribal art. Ebay seller rsword.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By RSWORD
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
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