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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 06:36 PM
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Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for...

Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for clarification. I have noticed that many opinions on the forum have evolved in the last 13 years
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 06:24 PM
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Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when...

Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when used in a falso dritto or a montante sotto mano? The second cut if would tend to gut or emasculate an unarmored opponent. At the top of the stroke it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 06:09 PM
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Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This...

Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This response shows the limitation of analysis of an object from photography. The pictures appeared to have two light stripes running lengthwise on the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 05:52 PM
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Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility...

Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility knife? I.e. chores/chopper/self defense?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
I think this is related in style. The ferule on...

I think this is related in style. The ferule on the handle is almost identical. The banding on the sheath is similar. Notice the punch work on both around where the blade joins the guard.

The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2021, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Interested Party
There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. ...

There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. Top left. I attached a picture of the subject.

Mr. Maisey thank you for your comment on Nawasari and particularly the Gunungan. I feel your last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
How could you follow these?

How could you follow these?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Questions on Ornamentation in Three Parts

1) Would the original example from post #1 be considered a Garuda rather than a Jawa Deman? Or simply a bird? I am assuming that an ancestor is implied. Is the term for this hilt pangulu rekko? Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
'lil help

GP, reading Elgood's bibliography it seems I am not lucky enough for there to be an English translation of these books. Am I correct? Am I looking for "The Armorers' craft in Metohija"? I couldn't...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,431
Posted By Interested Party
awdaniec666, thanks again for this guide. It has...

awdaniec666, thanks again for this guide. It has been an interesting and thought provoking read. I have found polish sabers baffling as to which are replicas, which are artificially aged fakes, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2021, 07:49 PM
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Views: 628
Posted By Interested Party
Bugis or Javanese blade?

It has been slow in the keris sub-forum lately so I thought I might ask some questions without diluting the quality of the discourse. I bought this "keris," I believe it to be a keris not a keris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Interested Party
Does anyone know if this "pick" is a marl spike...

Does anyone know if this "pick" is a marl spike for ropes or for some other purpose?
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,431
Posted By Interested Party
Not a correction. Just an idea. I've noticed...

Not a correction. Just an idea.

I've noticed that there are of Indian/Afghan tulwars of a similar cross section and profile. As you mention wide shallow fullers are notoriously hard to determine...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,007
Posted By Interested Party
Jim fascinating. My source material reading list...

Jim fascinating. My source material reading list continues to grow and diversify at a rate I can't keep up with.

M Eley this is an amazing piece that has sparked a great discussion.

I have...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,431
Posted By Interested Party
Wasy it is then. I have not found a better word. ...

Wasy it is then. I have not found a better word.

I am posting a blade with a similar cross section and a profile that is in many ways similar as well, if you take the forward slant away from the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,007
Posted By Interested Party
I would imagine the Scotts of western NC were...

I would imagine the Scotts of western NC were less loyal as the Tories were rounded up and hung. Those that escaped were hunted down. A few survived after spending the war in hiding. Mr. Howard of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,635
Posted By Interested Party
Does any one else find that this tarnishes the...

Does any one else find that this tarnishes the finish. I have been using the Hrisoulas' method of polishing with a leather hand buff, cerium oxide, and water to make it pop again. I have noticed that...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,431
Posted By Interested Party
This is a hard one. I have stared at this item a...

This is a hard one. I have stared at this item a bit for several mornings puzzled. The size of the picture makes it hard to see the overall proportions (maybe 900-1000 tall so that it fits the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By Interested Party
Unhappy David, this thread was opened purely for...

David, this thread was opened purely for discussion. I have not read this book and I was hoping for opinions of people who had. I have not found it in English. My project for this summer was to teach...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By Interested Party
Keris Minangkabau by

The forum has been quiet lately so I would like to ask a book question while we have time. Has anyone seen, or better yet read, this book Keris Minangkabau by Basuki Teguh Yuwono and Fadli Zon? How...
Forum: European Armoury 26th August 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,431
Posted By Interested Party
Great info. It dovetails nicely into some of my...

Great info. It dovetails nicely into some of my other reading. Especially the moulinets and shoulder vs. wrist cuts. I love bringing in practical applications of these items into our study of the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,930
Posted By Interested Party
Wink Oliver I stand corrected.;) Do you have an...

Oliver I stand corrected.;)
Do you have an opinion on the handle material?
Is it a composite in your opinion? The band in the middle of the hilt seems to have more wear than the other elements.
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,930
Posted By Interested Party
Gentlemen, what a fascinating discussion. Thanks...

Gentlemen, what a fascinating discussion. Thanks for the skan reference. I love having better descriptive words, I would have used filigree before. Circassian? I'm not sure? Georgian in a Circassian...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By Interested Party
A very unfortunate name. I could not find out if...

A very unfortunate name. I could not find out if this Clauberg is related to Auschwitz's Dr. Carl Clauberg. Cutler Clauberg's etching seemed crisper in the examples I've found than in the OP, but...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By Interested Party
US 1850 Staff and Field Officers Sword?

Hi, I would appreciate some help with this sword. This is an area where my knowledge isn't particularly strong. The example presented is a "family" sword of a friend of mine. Their oral history says...
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