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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:58 AM
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Posted By spiral
Absolutely fascinating! Beautiful! If possible...

Absolutely fascinating! Beautiful!

If possible to tell, Is the blade re.forged from the original or replaced?

Spiral

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Dahomey... It was a country in Africa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By spiral
Interesting thread Jens... I guess in this age...

Interesting thread Jens...

I guess in this age of closing library's being replaced by the internet as "The learning medium." for many, It shouldn't surprise me that for some the full scope of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 787
Posted By spiral
Certainly Ian, It was a joke for Chris , Ill send...

Certainly Ian, It was a joke for Chris , Ill send you a PM.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,887
Posted By spiral
Sounds good! :D memories to remember... ;)

Sounds good! :D

memories to remember... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By spiral
That's interesting Kronckew, I guess that was...

That's interesting Kronckew, I guess that was Africa somewhere?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Cheers Ibrahim If you become "special"...

Cheers Ibrahim

If you become "special" enough, you can have them too! :D

Actualy no its all quite normal really... Id misinterpreted the link requirements...very kindly the moderators &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 787
Posted By spiral
:D I love it when my mornings prophecy's are...

:D I love it when my mornings prophecy's are proved true in the evening! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Thank you kindly Ian... I am delighted to see...

Thank you kindly Ian... I am delighted to see it maintained the continuity of the thread.

Cheers,
Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Thanks for your pm. Ive replied. On attempting...

Thanks for your pm. Ive replied.

On attempting to delete the pictures throughout the thread that are photobucket linked . I find I no longer have the power to edit my own thread! :shrug:

What...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Some confusion indeed Ian! Just to clarify are...

Some confusion indeed Ian!

Just to clarify are you aware a copy of every picture in the thread I posted. is actually already hosted on your forum in this thread in posts 1 & 7?

The ones within the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Thank you Chris! It seems important that people...

Thank you Chris! It seems important that people are not mislead by this kukri.





Hi Ian,

I think that's what I've done?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By spiral
That's pleasing Jens, its always good when a more...

That's pleasing Jens, its always good when a more experienced fellow agrees with ones idle musings, based on my limited observations of pieces from this region...



That's a particular genre you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Sorry Rick, I thought I had! Lost some somehow...

Sorry Rick,

I thought I had! Lost some somehow in the thread assemblage....

Ive added the missing ones. :)
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Another strange piece of evidence is an...

Another strange piece of evidence is an apparently undated picture of a Mess orderly carrying such a kukri! {Actually the clothing could be just civilian style leave attire, I would think? .} ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
These kukri in India are known as Garhwali kukris...

These kukri in India are known as Garhwali kukris after the Garhwallis who made them.. I should add kukris with silver rings on the hilt probably date back to WW1. And were probably purchased...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Many soldiers also bought kukri ether to use or...

Many soldiers also bought kukri ether to use or as souveniers from the many hundreds if not thousands of Kukri factors, markets, Bazaars & street sellers in India. Some were of this type.{Many,many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Ring grip Army issue Kukri, A correction for...

Ring grip Army issue Kukri, A correction for collectors.
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For a while now , over a decade in fact , there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By spiral
Ring grip Army issue Kukri, A correction for collectors

For benefit of clarity & order photos in thread are hosted by photobucket, but to conform to forum rules Ive also added them to the forum as as 1st for permanent record.

Should have added them...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By spiral
mmmm I wouldn't rule out Afghanistan either......

mmmm I wouldn't rule out Afghanistan either... they used short swords, the guard could be right for that area as could the file work grip on the horn hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,305
Posted By spiral
Indeed, I think Normans got the best...

Indeed, I think Normans got the best one....

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By spiral
Indeed , I haven't checked but Id guess...

Indeed , I haven't checked but Id guess Equatorial guinea is near on 2000 miles from Rwanda?

Have you checked the pitt rivers collection? Id guess it may have some relevant pieces..

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By spiral
Your failure to understand my view, is irrelevant...

Your failure to understand my view, is irrelevant to me & it also doesn't surprise me that you think such people are something to aspire to be.

You do make me laugh....Interesting when you couldn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By spiral
To my belief system they were not just. They were...

To my belief system they were not just. They were predatory bullies.

Also Most post koto Wakizashi, would I understand have been owned by merchants, not Samarai? & they weren't all killing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By spiral
I believe that's correct, its not realy my...

I believe that's correct, its not realy my subject , but I have the impression the koto era swords were the battle pieces, after 1600 it was as you say & the swords developed a more showy blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By spiral
Hello Sebastian! Your link implies Equatorial...

Hello Sebastian!

Your link implies Equatorial guinea...

But I have no idea how widely this style may reign. :shrug:

spiral
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