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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:03 PM
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Posted By spiral
Love the second one B.L., you can see its old...

Love the second one B.L., you can see its old style steel & truly an ethnographic piece!

The first one is modern fake Tibetan in style, the curved blade is usual, saw loads like it in Nepal in 2005,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 03:15 PM
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Posted By spiral
That's a relief! :D Spiral

That's a relief! :D

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By spiral
Interesting project, always good to give a kukri...

Interesting project, always good to give a kukri another lease of life!

If untreated that horn is likely to be riddled with dermistid larvae that will infect any other horn,wool or fur product they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By spiral
That looks like its just brushed by Mike Tyson...

That looks like its just brushed by Mike Tyson {or Robert!}...to me. :D

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By spiral
Certainly large enough for a karda & chakmak!...

Certainly large enough for a karda & chakmak!

But hes watching you... & listening with those teddy bear ears!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By spiral
For sure! It would have to be a tiny shamshir! :D...

For sure! It would have to be a tiny shamshir! :D

Just the nearest thing to deer ivory there is... they are sold as tusks not teeth & used for some tribal jewellery I think, in far east. :shrug:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By spiral
They are arnt they! & Not to forget the...

They are arnt they!

& Not to forget the Chinese water deer... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By spiral
Barking deer ?.... photo attached. I guess it...

Barking deer ?.... photo attached.




I guess it might be possible to develop on the spot chemical tests such as are currently carried in drug test field kits? :shrug: or maybe not?

There is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By spiral
I am under the impression from recent reading...

I am under the impression from recent reading that it costs about $350 per item, But a decade plus ago it was thousands.

So I guess if a business was set up or a university wanted funds, & 100s of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By spiral
Thanks STT I must raise a few points in...

Thanks STT I must raise a few points in response.

S so its an "understanding" that leads you to think certification is changing... So it may or may not be so?

Its cheaper for those that wished to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th August 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 821
Posted By spiral
From the pics. the second item would I guess be...

From the pics. the second item would I guess be being sold being sold by an experienced professional arms dealer very used to years of trading on ebay......

For many possible reasons such sellers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Me to.... ;)

Me to.... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By spiral
Here ye go Drac... Post 1947 with artificial...

Here ye go Drac...

Post 1947 with artificial aging... So made with the intention to deceive...

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By spiral
Looks quite possibly one of the San Francisco...

Looks quite possibly one of the San Francisco Chinese Bowies, tong knives to me.{Not my field though.}

Was the website you mention one of Bens kung fu tea articles?

Hes done some great stuff on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Interesting concept STT. But it seems to me you...

Interesting concept STT. But it seems to me you seem to have missed a very important & relevant point about documentation?

To date, such documents are not usually an 1890 bill of sail as you refer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By spiral
Interesting leap there...But I can see why you...

Interesting leap there...But I can see why you made it but no, it wasn't a masterpiece..

It was a very plain & na´ve bowl/cup with a rough & weathered texture & deep patina, which is why it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Thanks for the links David they explain it...

Thanks for the links David they explain it well.

I just knew about it as 12 or so years ago Jon Chapman & other leading Rhino horn sculpture "experts" had what they thought was the oldest rhino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Interesting chaps, personally Vandoo I don't...

Interesting chaps, personally Vandoo I don't think the best carver of anything will be around today... because he will use electric power tools for speed...{time equals money.} so he may have an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
I see your point...drac2k .& think its...

I see your point...drac2k .& think its mostly true. I think stuff containing precious metals was often melted down in europe though? & some Chinese art was also kept stored & displayed? Much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
I know what you mean David, but for me the post...

I know what you mean David, but for me the post ww2 electrical tool work is not the same as the old chisel carving , when it comes to art, indeed for the last 30 years the generic conveyer belt art...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Good question David, in truth I don't...

Good question David, in truth I don't know...

But here's some photos of the USA ivory crush last November...

Hopefully its all modern crap carved with electrical power tools, but I cant tell....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Very true Andrew, us Europeans had wiped out...

Very true Andrew, us Europeans had wiped out c.80% of them by 1920.

And there more family based creatures rather than vast herds, that elephants once were.

Then if horn not stored properly over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Interestingly a few years ago a big auction house...

Interestingly a few years ago a big auction house in the UK kept selling whole mounted Rhino horns even when customs said they shouldn't, they stated the would win in court when it came to it,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,135
Posted By spiral
Well that's possible, all country's have...

Well that's possible, all country's have corruptible or influenced politician's.

But hopefully it takes more than one rich man to change the state of law in the land of the free? At least a couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By spiral
Fascinating thread! spiral

Fascinating thread!

spiral
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