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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Nathaniel
Happy Birthday and congratulations David R. This...

Happy Birthday and congratulations David R. This is as many gentleman have suggested a Burmese dha. You can tell by the blade profile and the wide fuller. Fullers are not found that common among...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Steve, Lovely dress knife. Good blade,...

Hello Steve,

Lovely dress knife. Good blade, nice silverwork, great condition. I really like the multi sided handle and sheath, not as common.

dha-hmyaung (Dagger) would be a correct term in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up :eek: Wow! Thank you for sharing Charles! Man,...

:eek: Wow! Thank you for sharing Charles! Man, just when you think you have seen it all...you see something like this! Fantastic! lovely silverwork with the dragon/ beast on the hanger on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Nathaniel
I remember too Charles had posted one with a...

I remember too Charles had posted one with a similar handle and guard.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16341
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Nathaniel
Very nice daab, Sajen, thanks for sharing! Love...

Very nice daab, Sajen, thanks for sharing! Love to see the variety/ mix :)

This is a thread I had started a while back which deals more specifically with daab/darb/dha makers marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Yes, I agree Ian, great to see Mark posting again...

Yes, I agree Ian, great to see Mark posting again :)

Trenchwarfare, thanks for sharing. Vietnam war bring backs are interesting...if accurate you would think that this would be from among the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Nathaniel
Welcome to the forum Gehazi. Glad to see you are...

Welcome to the forum Gehazi. Glad to see you are enjoying the sword we made a deal on :) Here are some more pictures of the sword.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5426

I'm not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Nathaniel
I would lean towards categorizing this dha as a...

I would lean towards categorizing this dha as a Burman, the dominate ethnic group in Myanmar (Burma), which is further south than the Shan state. Burman have the short handle and blades like these. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up rvr, nice dha (Burmese word for sword). Even...

rvr, nice dha (Burmese word for sword). Even thought not northern Thai it is a nice sword. Burmese swords tend to have shorter handles, and more likely to have a wide central fuller in later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Nathaniel
Nah, definitely not used by elephants. While...

Nah, definitely not used by elephants. While elephants are very smart and have impressive dexterity with their trunks eg painting pictures or picking up things even as carefully as a hat off a mans...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Yes, ceremonial Thai...originally as a...

Yes, ceremonial Thai...originally as a sword...all like this are oversized...with the massive ivory handles...and not super fine silverwork, but still impressive. Yes, Chinese influence with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes, agree...Wang = king...commonly seen on the...

Yes, agree...Wang = king...commonly seen on the lion/tiger head in sino cultures...I have a carved stone tiger with the same character on his forehead...so I wonder to this is some reference as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Very nice Daab Lao, Sajen. Love to see pictures...

Very nice Daab Lao, Sajen. Love to see pictures of the entire sword (Blade and handle) out of scabbard as the sellers pictures are just section of the blade, handle and scabbard.

I would agree...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Nathaniel
Ian, that is a very interesting...

Ian, that is a very interesting diagram...wonderful find with listed providence. I'll have to pick up the Health's Northwest front book. Normally, when I see the wire scrolled decoration on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Nathaniel
wow, fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing!

wow, fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting information. Thanks for sharing,...

Interesting information. Thanks for sharing, Henk. Touristy or not, I definitely appreciate the wood carving by hand..., today it would be done with power tools and probably plastic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Nathaniel
in LongChuan...

in LongChuan District/County

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longchuan_County,_Yunnan

"Longchuan County (陇川县; pinyin: Lǒngchuān XiÓn) is a county located in Dehong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Nathaniel
Yes I agree. The work in particular the handle...

Yes I agree. The work in particular the handle style is similar to those I have seen made by the Achang, HuSa
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Congratulations Weapons 27, Fantastic...

Congratulations Weapons 27,

Fantastic grouping...rare, and in great condition....love seeing the full length polearms....and the unique blade types. The display looks great! Love seeing things I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Nathaniel
Also a friend reminded me the one of the cross...

Also a friend reminded me the one of the cross pieces Leaf pedal guard is missing and they would point up the other direction towards the tip.

Here is a example of what I'm describing:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Congratulations Emanuel. What a nice long bladed...

Congratulations Emanuel. What a nice long bladed polearm! I would lean more towards Laotian....Laos being between Thailand and Vietnam there is a blend of cultures including an heavy Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nathaniel
I would guess more along the novelty type, though...

I would guess more along the novelty type, though you can used knives of all different sizes for specific tasks.

Here is what the more common utility type look like...they are both actually Hmong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Oh, yeah, you did mention that...10 years...that...

Oh, yeah, you did mention that...10 years...that is quite a ways back...well, when you have time and only if it takes less than 2 minutes...otherwise not really all that important. Great story to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting Blue Lander, I've never heard them...

Interesting Blue Lander, I've never heard them called a Hmong Friendship knife....I should ask some of my Hmong friends about this though they may not know much about the history of a common tool...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nathaniel
Just curious, Andrew...when this gentleman went...

Just curious, Andrew...when this gentleman went to Myanmar and stayed with the Karen...do you know what state or area he was in?
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