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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting knife, Ian The blade, style of...

Interesting knife, Ian

The blade, style of scabbard bands and ferrule remind me of this dha I have

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6349
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Wow, Gavin, that is a beautiful powder horn. ...

Wow, Gavin, that is a beautiful powder horn. Very complete looking. Nice designs. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Nathaniel
:p Wow, Spiral, that is interesting.....the...

:p Wow, Spiral, that is interesting.....the circles do remind me of some African designs...I cannot remember if I have seen this in a Yunnan sword handle with the horn scales...I think I may have...I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Spunjer, LJ and Fern. Thanks for the...

Hello Spunjer, LJ and Fern. Thanks for the info.

One book I saw at the museum that looked interesting but I didn't have a chance to browse through was Lua: art of the Hawai'ian Warrior by Sally-jo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Nathaniel
Thank you Ian for the kinds words. Yes, Andrew,...

Thank you Ian for the kinds words. Yes, Andrew, Ian's sword is key because the inscription identifies the location of the village were it was made :) Running Tiger mystery solved :)

HuSa is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Ian. Nice daab/dha. It's very interesting...

Hello Ian. Nice daab/dha. It's very interesting to see the full tang with horn scales secured with pins. As you know typically most dha/daab are a blind tang. The full tang daab come from the Tai...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Great to see Ian posting again! :)

Great to see Ian posting again! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Nathaniel
Not to get too political...but here you can also...

Not to get too political...but here you can also see Burmese police/military also using cane shield, and club (or dha?) on protesters... :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Nathaniel
Many people will have these for some backyard...

Many people will have these for some backyard pruning. I've used mine to trim up some smaller branches and it works quite well. I've even used them on 2-3 inch softwood limbs without much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Nathaniel
Oh, it is a dha, I just didn't use the Burmese...

Oh, it is a dha, I just didn't use the Burmese word...I was just describing how this is a very common machete/bush length knife.

Dha = single edge blade/ Knife...similar as in Chinese, Dao = single...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Nathaniel
Basic bush/ jungle utility knife...good for...

Basic bush/ jungle utility knife...good for clearing jungle vegetation, cooking or constructions tasks. Usually each house will have one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Nathaniel
Congratulations Emanuel on the beautiful piece. ...

Congratulations Emanuel on the beautiful piece. Very interesting and puzzling piece. insightful analysis by Ian and Philip. I must say I'm not clear on this piece either...Chinese Tai mix from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th July 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Nathaniel
Not your typical Hawai'ian Aloha Shirt :)

Hello all,

I know we don't usually discuss modern clothing, but I thought this was something interesting to share a recent purchase: An unusal Hawai'ian shirt that features native Hawai'ian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Striking wood handle and beautiful pattern welded...

Striking wood handle and beautiful pattern welded blade, Charles! The scabbard is nice form too, even if more recent. I had to educate myself on what a makes it a Yakan. Here is what I found and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nathaniel
Smile Ah, David, the examples given where not meant to...

Ah, David, the examples given where not meant to be exact, but just to show that there are similar styles since you said you where having trouble finding similar examples on the SEA mainland. As I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello David, Here are a couple examples that are...

Hello David,

Here are a couple examples that are similar:

Cambodian
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=81846

Lao
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13658
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nathaniel
I agree...the handle could be a later...

I agree...the handle could be a later replacement, but looks locally done though a bit crude. There are numerous blade profiles and several different handle styles on SEA...more than you usually see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nathaniel
The sheath is probably not all that distinct...on...

The sheath is probably not all that distinct...on the SEA mainland similar could be found...with the simple brass bands and chape...black lacquer covering though I would agree and lean more towards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes, it would be great to see more close up...

Yes, it would be great to see more close up photos when the blade comes in
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By Nathaniel
Dr. David & Illiad, neither of your knifes...

Dr. David & Illiad, neither of your knifes you have pictured is not a priest knife because it does not have any evident yantra script blessings or symbols....granted in addition to the symbols you do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Nathaniel
Thank you, sandeepsingh! Happy Diwali to you :)

Thank you, sandeepsingh! Happy Diwali to you :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Nathaniel
Agree, Tai Yai (Shan) :) Nice wire work :) ...

Agree, Tai Yai (Shan) :) Nice wire work :) Congratulations Sajen on the nice addition!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Fern, that is great...very interesting to see...

Fern, that is great...very interesting to see what is commercially available!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Nathaniel
Fantastic! Great to have a name for this type of...

Fantastic! Great to have a name for this type of blade. Good information KuKulzA28! That is indeed very interesting. Thank you for sharing. This is one of the things I most enjoy about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Nathaniel
Happy to share. The scabbard to me was very...

Happy to share. The scabbard to me was very interesting...the diamond type pattern is one you see among many cultures...here we see it in West Africa and I have also seen this in South East Asia as...
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