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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By RSWORD
Could this be an example of the proverbial...

Could this be an example of the proverbial "sword beaten into plowshare"?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By RSWORD
Hey Philip, The grip is not quite long enough to...

Hey Philip,

The grip is not quite long enough to accommodate my hand. The protrusions sort of dig into my hand so I agree it most likely has some type of talismanic or sumbolic purpose. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By RSWORD
Hey Jim, I'm thinking along the same lines as...

Hey Jim,

I'm thinking along the same lines as you are. My guess is that the blade is 16th or 17th century European. From what I can see from some of the plate separation is that the blade looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By RSWORD
Hey Philip, The blade is 31 3/4". It is...

Hey Philip,

The blade is 31 3/4". It is 2" wide at the shoulders and remains 2" wide at the bottom of the plate down to just pass the fuller. Then it begins to taper down to the tip. The pictures...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback on the sword Jim and Ed. ...

Thanks for the feedback on the sword Jim and Ed. I love a good mystery!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the comments and thoughts about this...

Thanks for the comments and thoughts about this blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By RSWORD
Unusual North African sword possible Takouba variant

This one is a bit of an oddball. The handle is a thick chunk of steel with a very Takouba like blade and the scabbard also looks like scabbards from this region. It is made from the same Materials...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By RSWORD
A few additional pictures.

A few additional pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By RSWORD
African Takouba with early(?) European (?) blade

Hello. With some of the recent Takouba threads it got me thinking about a couple in my collection. My gut instinct says this is a pretty early European blade on this Takouba hilt, or at least what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you very much Kwiatek! This is very...

Thank you very much Kwiatek! This is very helpful information and really nails down the time period for this blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you very much Kwiatek! Great to know what...

Thank you very much Kwiatek! Great to know what the inscriptions say on the handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks Jen. I appreciate the info on the stamp...

Thanks Jen. I appreciate the info on the stamp on your blade. Hopefully someone will be able to translate mine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks Ariel.

Thanks Ariel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks Ian. Yes, that does make it easier and...

Thanks Ian. Yes, that does make it easier and hopefully someone will be able to translate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Nice looking sword. Thanks for sharing and good...

Nice looking sword. Thanks for sharing and good to see another example of this blade mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, Jens example also has the Faux European...

Yes, Jens example also has the Faux European markings but I noticed under the langet his example also has a stamped cartouche. Would be interesting to see if they have similar translations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, you are correct Jose. It is a pretty long...

Yes, you are correct Jose. It is a pretty long sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for enhancing that picture Ian. It...

Thanks for enhancing that picture Ian. It definitely is easier to see.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By RSWORD
Seeking translation assistance on Indian sword stamp

This sword has a few interesting features. The first is the stamp with Arabic inscription. I make out the numerals 1110 which would translate to roughly around 1688 on the Western calendar which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By RSWORD
Here are the blade markings.

Here are the blade markings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By RSWORD
Seeking translation assistance on Indian Sossun Patah

Let me first thank those that provide translation assistance. It is very helpful and enlightening to the pieces we study. This is an Indian Sossun Patah sword with a hilt with extensive Arabic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the translation. It is much...

Thank you for the translation. It is much appreciated.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the feedback Alan. I'm wondering...

Thank you for the feedback Alan. I'm wondering if this was commissioned or put together in Sumatra or Malaysia. The scabbard seems stylistically of this region and the handle seems reminiscent of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for sharing. Very nice.

Thank you for sharing. Very nice.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the information Alan.

Thank you for the information Alan.
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