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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By BSMStar
I have collected WW2 Shin Gunto swords in...

I have collected WW2 Shin Gunto swords in different conditions of preservation... all will meet a "reasonable" degree of "correct" polish. This very process of polishing will destroy the appearance...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By BSMStar
Just taking a stab at it... It is not in...

Just taking a stab at it...

It is not in Japanese polish (with poor lines, even for a mass produced WW2 blade). The Kissaki is an odd shape. The tang (age) is no older than WW2. My gut feel, with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
elevennevele, keep reading the posts. ...

elevennevele, keep reading the posts. Enlightenment will come.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
I do not believe that I made an “all inclusive”...

I do not believe that I made an “all inclusive” statement that winning bidders or people paying higher prices for something do not share the same appreciation as any other collector. I just simply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
Double post... :o

Double post... :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
Hi Tim! Awesome door knob! You just don't see...

Hi Tim!

Awesome door knob! You just don't see those around any more.

I normally agree with you... that the prices are high because people are willing to pay it.

But in this case, and to bring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
I've collected WWII German militaria... I've...

I've collected WWII German militaria... I've watched SS helmets go from $75 bucks to $3000 in a 40 year span.

I’ve collected Japanese swords…and watched as the Japanese were heavily buying them back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
Hurting all of us....

You mean Hosered. :rolleyes:

This is just crazy... to have a not overly spectacular layered blade with flaws, rehilted (at least sometime in its history) with ivory… stand back and watch the eBay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,841
Posted By BSMStar
Tough marketplace without this!

It looks like Hoser_Mckracken failed to make payment... :confused:

Is someone out there just to drive up prices on purpose? :mad: :mad: :mad:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,765
Posted By BSMStar
Hi Spunjer

Sorry I got in late on this...

These things just creep me out. I would say "Awesome Kris, let me know if you want to get rid of it," but after what happen with the last ivory hilt I got... my wife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
Well, the only reason I have stood my ground is...

Well, the only reason I have stood my ground is because from the beginning, I saw no evidence of this. The bottom of the letter C shows no evidence of wear to the degree of loosing the bar that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
My apologies Jim, I was thinking a bit out loud,...

My apologies Jim,

I was thinking a bit out loud, me thinks… I do not think the sword was made in Russia, I think this trade sword could have made its way in that direction. With the possible...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
Ariel, I would total agree with you, except for...

Ariel,

I would total agree with you, except for the glaring letter lambda at the end of the word (it is not the letter A). Look at your link (look at the 10th century version letter L – I have seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
Jim, there is no reason to apologize… your points...

Jim, there is no reason to apologize… your points are well taken and I was just following up on them. My theory is no more correct than any other… I just chose to follow the three clues, 1. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
Three clues...

Let me breach another possibility for the “Genoa” stamp.

Jim, you have pointed out that the sword may have been modified in the Caucus and/or the Chechen region… if so, that would place the sword in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
I am not trying to assert what is right or wrong…...

I am not trying to assert what is right or wrong… just a consideration (although, the letters are legitimate Cyrillic letters).

Do an internet search for Seiol… it is a real word and a name.

Best...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,448
Posted By BSMStar
Jim... You may want to consider "Seiol"...

Jim... You may want to consider "Seiol" (сеиол is Cyrillic isn't it). ;)

It would seem they would have stamped "геноа" if they wanted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By BSMStar
Geezzze

Where are you guys getting these magnificent Kris??????

After seeing these, my wife thought I was going through the change (what hot flashes)! :rolleyes:

LabanTayo... that looks like an extremely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,994
Posted By BSMStar
Talking Poor lion...

I think we’ve lost it here folks, there no need for a cowardly attack on the lion.

It’s time for lunch. I think I will have chicken. So, I am off to see the gizzard….
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2006, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,424
Posted By BSMStar
As a Soviet collector, and briefly browsing...

As a Soviet collector, and briefly browsing through the other offerings... everything that I saw was suspect… the prices were a bit on the low side, but to have so many rare badges in perfect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By BSMStar
Hi Jens, I am not sure what you are asking......

Hi Jens,

I am not sure what you are asking... Kelvin light, like "D65" (as in a black body radiating at 6500 degrees Kelvin)?

I really did not want to turn this into a thread on light theory. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By BSMStar
Hey Katana.... You may want to refer to the link...

Hey Katana....

You may want to refer to the link that I added to the above. The scabbard and the hilt are plastic... photos are a bad way to discern the material, and the color is even more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2006, 12:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,299
Posted By BSMStar
Gee.... Santa (the Edward)...

Gee.... Santa (the Edward) Scissorhands?

(Staying in the same vein.) ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,299
Posted By BSMStar
Talking do not read this....

It's an evening female horse in front of the keris wheeling rodents...

Or the Night-mare before Keris-mice? :rolleyes:

Happy Holidays to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By BSMStar
Hi Katana, We are entering an area that can get...

Hi Katana,

We are entering an area that can get very technical in a hurry…

You are getting into areas that are appearance related… the appearance of an object consist of the following factors (I...
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