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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By DaveF
Yes, the wire at the base was clearly not of the...

Yes, the wire at the base was clearly not of the same calibre as the rest. I hadn't thought about the spike being a later addition, but it makes sense.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By DaveF
I photographed this during a recent visit to an...

I photographed this during a recent visit to an old friend. I take it to be Zulu, with the same sort of iron binding:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,476
Posted By DaveF
I recently bought a Co Jang from the US on ebay,...

I recently bought a Co Jang from the US on ebay, which was shipped on the expensive eBay global shipping scheme. Before it left the States it was declared "undeliverable" because it was a weapon. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By DaveF
The spearhead being a tang construction rather...

The spearhead being a tang construction rather than a socket narrows the field somewhat, as most African spears were socket rather than tang constructions, the latter certainly being used on Zulu,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,861
Posted By DaveF
George V was on the throne from 1910 to 1936 so...

George V was on the throne from 1910 to 1936 so the Wilkinson sword must be post 1910.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,145
Posted By DaveF
Well, this is the first time I've had the...

Well, this is the first time I've had the opportunity to pass on some information rather than just soak it up, so I hope Detlef won't mind while I just blurt out a few snippets, as I just can't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Ah, the pitcher plant! Thanks again Amuk.

Ah, the pitcher plant! Thanks again Amuk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Hi Amuk, Very interesting article on blogtau.com...

Hi Amuk,

Very interesting article on blogtau.com related to the picture you posted. Thanks for that.

Do you know what the carved handle represents?

Best,

Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Thanks again for your help, Detlef. I guess for...

Thanks again for your help, Detlef. I guess for now I'll call it a sangkit/karit ilang. :shrug: :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Hi Amuk, Thanks for the link. Best, Dave

Hi Amuk,

Thanks for the link.

Best,

Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Thanks again Amuk and Detlef for your help with...

Thanks again Amuk and Detlef for your help with identification. In trying to reconcile the two terms "Karit Ilang" and "Sangkit", would I be correct in assuming that the term Karit Ilang comes from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Thanks Detlef. The handles on the swords in the...

Thanks Detlef. The handles on the swords in the link really are a clincher!

Best,

Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Thanks for that, Amuk. I'm assuming...

Thanks for that, Amuk. I'm assuming "toenan" means "handle". Any chance you could clarify what "gegkem belawan, oeloeh teloengan betjoek" mean?

Thanks again for your help.

Best,

Dave
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveF
Help with I.D., please

My son's just messaged me with these pictures of a sword that he picked up for a song in a junk shop while holidaying in Cornwall, England. Apologies for the quality of the photos. My first thought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By DaveF
With apologies for the delay in my reply, here...

With apologies for the delay in my reply, here are some more photos. I hope you find them useful for ID purposes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,530
Posted By DaveF
I had originally posted these pictures under the...

I had originally posted these pictures under the heading "what is it?". Sajen and kai referred me here and identified it as Batak, probably an Every Day Carry relative of the Lopah pataweran, so I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By DaveF
And thanks again, Detlef and Kai, for sharing...

And thanks again, Detlef and Kai, for sharing your knowledge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By DaveF
Yes, the handle is horn :o Thank you both for...

Yes, the handle is horn :o Thank you both for putting me straight on that. Also, there are faint darker rings on the scabbard supporting your suggestion of an earlier rattan binding, Kai....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By DaveF
Thank you Detlef and Kai for your most helpful...

Thank you Detlef and Kai for your most helpful comments.

My apologies for the inches, Kai. The measurements you requested are: Length of blade - 25cm, max. thickness at base - 6mm.

As I said...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By DaveF
Where's this from?

I picked up this pretty basic knife last week and have posted it up here in the hope that someone will be able to tell me where it's from. I'm guessing somewhere in Indonesia. The handle is wood,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,871
Posted By DaveF
Naga Axe Dao From A Hoe

Before I make any contribution, I have to say how wonderfully helpful and informative this site is. Thank you.

With your indulgence Id like to share what seems to be a good example of a Naga axe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,882
Posted By DaveF
Hi Ian, I saw the pisau Nias that you've just...

Hi Ian,

I saw the pisau Nias that you've just acquired on ebay at the start of last month. It was advertised as a "Dayak Warrior Sword/knife". From research on this site I thought it looked more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,826
Posted By DaveF
Lovely stuff. Is the pommel banati wood?

Lovely stuff. Is the pommel banati wood?
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