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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By shayde78
Thanks Detlef! My gut assessments may be getting...

Thanks Detlef!
My gut assessments may be getting better :eek:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I found the...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I found the holes are actually 'speed holes' and they make the keris go faster. Learn more here (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ASgGwxJyc) and here...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By shayde78
Pierced blade?

Hi all,

I stumbled across this example of a keris with circular piercings on the blade. The holes seem perfectly round and mechanically drilled. I was wondering if this is a specific style, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By shayde78
It looks like the grip may be wrapped with...

It looks like the grip may be wrapped with insulated electrical wire, and that the end at the blade junction has been stripped to reveal the copper core, appearing as a ferrule of sorts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By shayde78
Hi Bertie, I wanted to send you a link to...

Hi Bertie,

I wanted to send you a link to another thread that references copper blades on African knives - here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18752&highlight=Copper)

Apparently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By shayde78
Martin, Thank you for posting this! I love to...

Martin,
Thank you for posting this! I love to see the ingenuity of man represented thru the creation of useful things out of discarded bits of other cast off things. In our mass-produced Western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By shayde78
Ah...thank you! Not architectural, so I offer...

Ah...thank you!
Not architectural, so I offer that it is the butt end of an East African spear. A nicer form than most. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By shayde78
Thumbs up THIS echoes my own sentiments so well. Thank for...

THIS echoes my own sentiments so well. Thank for articulating so perfectly, Ariel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By shayde78
Jim provided some thoughts on the maker's mark...

Jim provided some thoughts on the maker's mark here (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23068) (and many thanks, Jim!)

Since there doesn't seem to be a European connection, has anyone seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By shayde78
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the passing...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the passing similarity to the kopesh (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khopesh#) Although there are obviously a few millennium between the age of the kopesh's...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By shayde78
Revisiting the piece in the original post, any...

Revisiting the piece in the original post, any advice on how to restore the missing wire wrap on the grip?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By shayde78
Can you show an angle that shows the socket hole,...

Can you show an angle that shows the socket hole, including the seam? Also, where the socket meets the next adjacent section...the patina looks different between the socket and the rest of the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By shayde78
With some recent focus on makers' marks, I...

With some recent focus on makers' marks, I thought I'd revisit this query. I'm hoping someone can add to Jim's assessment and maybe narrow things down more. I'm convinced the mark is well formed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By shayde78
You are kind, but I did very little compared to...

You are kind, but I did very little compared to the lift you, Fernando, and Lee have already undertaken. Wish I could do more, but I appreciate everyone's dedication of time and mental energy.
Cheers!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By shayde78
Thank you for recreating this thread from...

Thank you for recreating this thread from scratch. Such an important repository of information that is much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By shayde78
Rather than start a new thread on the same topic...

Rather than start a new thread on the same topic of a Chinese trousse, I'm hope you fine folks will offer some comments on the item pictured below.

While the metal work doesn't scream high...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By shayde78
If you do an image search like this...

If you do an image search like this...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By shayde78
Page 2 here:...

Page 2 here: http://web.archive.org/web/20160501063830/http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5453&page=2&pp=30
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By shayde78
See if this works folks:...

See if this works folks: http://web.archive.org/web/20160501093536/http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5453

Took some work, but I think this has content up to 2016.

-Edit-
SIGH...NEVER...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By shayde78
She is gorgeous! Being able to see each blow of...

She is gorgeous!
Being able to see each blow of the hammer that coaxed a blade out of metal is like seeing the brush strokes of a painter on an old canvas. Sure, a photograph is a cleaner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By shayde78
I'd love to find out what the inscription says. ...

I'd love to find out what the inscription says. I have seen examples where a date is included in the cartouche (is it a cartouche?), so perhaps it contains that. I'd love if someone could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By shayde78
I love seeing this particular blade being worn...

I love seeing this particular blade being worn locally as part of an established kit.

A couple pics of an example I own. Modest, but a better blade than I've seen on many.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By shayde78
I've just remembered...I never received feedback...

I've just remembered...I never received feedback regarding the inscription:

Does it indeed read "Be merciful to those around you"?
And, is it in the Algerian/Moroccan dialect?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By shayde78
Thanks Pieje! Regarding the last knife, being of...

Thanks Pieje!
Regarding the last knife, being of recent manufacture, what is the reason for the copper blade...prestige or a cheap trinket?? Given the cost of copper vs. steel, seems a steal blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th September 2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By shayde78
Cork is peeled off the trunk. An unsharpened edge...

Cork is peeled off the trunk. An unsharpened edge would help to pry the bark away without actually cutting into it. I've been to a cork 'farm'(?) In Portugal a LONG time ago. If I had paid more...
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