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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By shayde78
If I may hazard a guess, I'd say it is a...

If I may hazard a guess, I'd say it is a Indian-made hunting dagger made to resemble European models. Looks mid-1800s to me with a possibly older blade.

That said, i certainly defer to the more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,124
Posted By shayde78
Check out post #28 here...

Check out post #28 here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2178&highlight=khampa) for more speculation about Nepalese/Tibetan/Assam connection.

I love meandering down some of these...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 889
Posted By shayde78
The cross section of the blade 'feels' older than...

The cross section of the blade 'feels' older than mid-1700s. Not an academic opinion, I'll admit, but there's a look about it that feels older.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By shayde78
Tuban blade??

Tuban blade??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By shayde78
I wonder if an enterprising chap was inspired to...

I wonder if an enterprising chap was inspired to invent the pata upon studying one of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By shayde78
The thought of hunting hippopotamus with a spear...

The thought of hunting hippopotamus with a spear is absolutely terrifying.
Seriously, thinking of this gives me a visceral, limbic, primal fear...maybe this is how I died in a past life!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,496
Posted By shayde78
On the original blade, while I totally believe...

On the original blade, while I totally believe this to be mechanical Damascus, why is the pattern not visible within the cartouche? Is it merely the etch was polished away in this area, or could the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th November 2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By shayde78
Interesting conversation! Here's an overview of...

Interesting conversation!

Here's an overview of how the dietary needs of soldiers were met over the ages. Very focused on the west, but some applicable practices to armies...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By shayde78
Stumbled upon this thread looking for examples of...

Stumbled upon this thread looking for examples of snuff bottles...does anyone ha ave any updates thoughts on what this could be intended to hold??
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By shayde78
Good stuff, Mark! I have long believed ancient...

Good stuff, Mark!
I have long believed ancient peoples were far more at home on the oceans than they are given credit. Thanks for posting
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
Very much agree, Kronckew. I avoid these on...

Very much agree, Kronckew. I avoid these on ebay. This was from an estate sale that included high end items. Even so, I wouldn't have paid a dear price because of the volume of reproductions. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By shayde78
Thank you everyone for the feedback! I hadn't...

Thank you everyone for the feedback!
I hadn't been familiar with Surmene knives before, and this is really interesting information. Motan, i appreciate your validation that the sheath doesn't match...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Konckew! I saw your thread when I was...

Thank you, Konckew! I saw your thread when I was researching these. I was hoping you'd weigh in, because I wanted to ask if you based your handle reconstruction on any known renditions of these. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By shayde78
Neat little knife

I just acquired this little knife. I nearly passed on it, because I first thought it to be one of the many Mexican Bowie knives produced in the later half of the 20th century. However, the ferrule...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
Finally, I am including two pictures of examples...

Finally, I am including two pictures of examples of ancient bronzes from the Royal Ontario Museum. These are listed as 'Cycladic', and date to about 2000BCE (or about 1000 years earlier than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
Next, we have an axe from the Metropolitan Museum...

Next, we have an axe from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and two axes from the Museum of Fine Arts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
Great stuff, Ian! Thank you for making them...

Great stuff, Ian!
Thank you for making them available all in one thread. I am not one who likes throwing up my hands and saying "we can never know!" There are some very learned folks on this site,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
This is exactly the dialogue I wanted to prompt....

This is exactly the dialogue I wanted to prompt. Thank you for providing the pdf resource. I have been trying to find good color images of authenticated Luristan bronzes so I can compare the patina....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By shayde78
Bronze Luristan Axe

I love bronze age cultures of the ancient Near East. I have wanted to pick up one of these specific forms of axe heads for a long time, but never could justify the price for something I lack the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By shayde78
Looks like very nice crystalline wootz. I echo...

Looks like very nice crystalline wootz. I echo what the others have said regarding age. Nice to have the scabbard, too. Be sure to condition that, as well.
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By shayde78
All other considerations aside...the girl who...

All other considerations aside...the girl who found this has a valid claim to be made queen! :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By shayde78
Would a votive offering have included a leather...

Would a votive offering have included a leather scabbard?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By shayde78
Sending thoughts

Sending condolences to anyone impacted by the quake/tsunami in Indonesia. Hope our fellow forumites are safe and sound.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,693
Posted By shayde78
I would say Mat did very well at his local...

I would say Mat did very well at his local auction :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By shayde78
In my admittedly limited opinion, the hilt...

In my admittedly limited opinion, the hilt triggered a synapse in my brain to fire, and the word "Deccan" came to mind. The blades of most Deccan knives are curved. Your straight blade seems to...
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