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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,840
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Oh my indeed! Having a pair of hilts in the same...

Oh my indeed!

Having a pair of hilts in the same manner, this is what I suspect at face value.

I suspect a timber inner core with a possible "Moroccan" leather inner throat area for the blade.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,840
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Trying to work past the school yard antics here...

Trying to work past the school yard antics here are some facts about the rivets and hilt materials.

My sabre hilt from my gallery has already been presented above, 5 large rivets.

My turquoise...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Gavin Nugent
RIP Stephen Dawson, AKA Naga Warrior.

It is sad news that another collector and long time member has passed after a long battle.

RIP Stephen Dawson.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Great pieces Charles, I wish I never parted with...

Great pieces Charles, I wish I never parted with the little one with its basket that I traded with Tim years ago...I've never been able to replace it.
Kachin and Naga weapons are some of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,707
Posted By Gavin Nugent
WOW

WOW! I love the rare variations seen in this collection, thank you for sharing....that knuckle duster and 4 section pole arm was a real treat!


Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,853
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Congrats on such a fine example Houkura. The...

Congrats on such a fine example Houkura.

The type is its plain form is one I would be proud to display with my Amazon clubs.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It is was my understanding that these are used in...

It is was my understanding that these are used in carpet weaving.

Your thoughts Ren Ren.


Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Gentlemen, Than you for the comments. The large...

Gentlemen,

Than you for the comments.

The large one is all business with a very sharp blade.
It is 68.5cms long out of the scabbard, a scabbard which I suspect is early 20th century construction...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Exclamation Palembang by default

As chance would have it, I have now an interesting grouping of Palembang Parang...the size and variation was virtually unknown to me previously as they are not a weapon often spoken of, seen,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Not looking too hard but Holstein noted another...

Not looking too hard but Holstein noted another spelling for the type Pitchaq. The Bukhara Museum provides the native name for the type from their region as Pichoq.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Estcrh, My thoughts are that Bichoq, Bichaq,...

Estcrh,

My thoughts are that Bichoq, Bichaq, Pichoq, Pichaq and other spelling exists... Name/s for a small knives such as the one presented, a name used dependant of the region across the Balkans...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Certainly Walrus ivory and of a known hilt shape...

Certainly Walrus ivory and of a known hilt shape and blade type, referred to as a Bichoq. These particular knives have a very Caucasian Shashka hilt essence to them.

Elgood notes about half a dozen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you for sharing Mahratt. I am very pleased...

Thank you for sharing Mahratt.

I am very pleased to see Mr Bartholomew's collections of arms, armour and sculpture exhibited and catalogued, he has dedicated a lot of time and effort to put his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It looks rather modern, I'd say from the same...

It looks rather modern, I'd say from the same factory that made the sword canes with dragon handles in the same finish....fantasy.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,707
Posted By Gavin Nugent
They look like Scribes tools Estcrh. No much to...

They look like Scribes tools Estcrh.

No much to add other than thanks for sharing the images of the exhibition Mahratt, it is greatly appreciated.

I see one of my old Patissa there too...I am very...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st January 2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Gavin Nugent
RARE philippine dagger for trade

I am looking to trade this Philippine dagger for quality item/s from any of the following regions;

Central Asian
Tibet
Assam/Nagalands
Burma, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Malay peninsular...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you Ulfberth, subtleties I did not at first...

Thank you Ulfberth, subtleties I did not at first pick up when viewing Aries.

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Update shortly... Gavin

Update shortly...

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Here are a couple...

Here are a couple Peter;

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=109564&postcount=4

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=109604&postcount=9

Several others both single and of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Detlef, I agree with you on your assessment, so...

Detlef, I agree with you on your assessment, so your not alone. All motifs and manufacture aspects do point to then region you note with the raised paste or gem being a little atypical of the region...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Your spot on there Fernando. I don't often see...

Your spot on there Fernando.

I don't often see French swords under discussion here...let me know if you find more and I'll be happy to dig through the Aries series as it is largely unused with the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It is French for France

Hi Fernando,

It is a French pattern for France.

Chistian Aries shows these swords in Volume one.
I have not translated the text but the specific subject heading is;

Sabre de la premiere compagnie...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,611
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ariel, The outer brass decoration is only a...

Ariel,

The outer brass decoration is only a decorative anchor point for the inner bronze loop and buckle that hold the handle in place...nothing more, nothing less, except perhaps the notion of what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It is interesting just how far the 3 dots...

It is interesting just how far the 3 dots spread.

I have the 3 dot inlay at the base of a very fine Malay Bugis Chief Keris in my collection and on of those swords that I have sold they were seen on...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By Gavin Nugent
British Museum in Brisbane

A first for Brisbane and the world...seems we are coming of age down under.

https://museum.qtix.com.au/event/Medieval_Power_15.aspx

Gavin
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