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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Nathaniel
Most likely this is a Thai military dress sword. ...

Most likely this is a Thai military dress sword. They are the most common you will see on the market which are both old and new. Some are from Sheffield, others from Solingen. Not sure where they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Nathaniel
It would be great to see a picture of the entire...

It would be great to see a picture of the entire sword :-). This must be a European style dress sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th January 2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Nathaniel
Thanks Stu :) KraVseR PM sent :)

Thanks Stu :) KraVseR PM sent :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,866
Posted By Nathaniel
Lovely items nicely displayed...a delight to see!...

Lovely items nicely displayed...a delight to see! Thanks for sharing, mahratt !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Nathaniel
Great work Jose! Love seeing the process! ...

Great work Jose! Love seeing the process! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Nathaniel
Lovely spearhead Stenoyab! 100% Burmese based...

Lovely spearhead Stenoyab! 100% Burmese based upon the Koftgari wire inlaid and the dress of the two figures and the blade style. Looking forward to see additional photos. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,086
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Sajen, Thanks for sharing! Fantastic to know the...

Sajen, Thanks for sharing! Fantastic to know the providence. Nice handcraft. Very interesting to see this type of dao and how wide spread it was in the in the region of what is modern day...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Fantastic piece, Charles! Love the variety in...

Fantastic piece, Charles! Love the variety in lance heads and orb/ disk/ ball decor. The silver beaded decorated sections above and between the disks looks high quality. I'm guessing the silverwork...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Nathaniel
Lightbulb Welcome Asian Paldain! Glad to see you have...

Welcome Asian Paldain! Glad to see you have joined :)

Interesting blade, Asian Paldain, lovely carving.

To me it looks like the kind of dragon lion hybrid type figure with distinct Balinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Happy to pass on helpful information as we all...

Happy to pass on helpful information as we all seek to understand and preserve these old warriors.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By Nathaniel
Great topic. I remember some very specific...

Great topic. I remember some very specific comments a professional conservator, Dr. Robert Faltermeier, who was kind enough to share information regarding this exact topic.

Regarding humidity he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By Nathaniel
Shanah Tovah Umetukah, Artzi to your and your...

Shanah Tovah Umetukah, Artzi to your and your family as well!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up the pairing makes regional sense :)

the pairing makes regional sense :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Nathaniel
Lightbulb ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11124
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Nathaniel
How long is the blade and handle? I wonder if...

How long is the blade and handle?

I wonder if the cloth sheath was made by a western owner.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Nathaniel
Thai e-nep. Close but not Hmong blade shape, but...

Thai e-nep. Close but not Hmong blade shape, but this one has the belly, and then the second curve hear the hilt.

"Saw Sua. Dee" = most likely the makers nick name.

Working piece. Unusual, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Nathaniel
I think it should be a fairly easy...

I think it should be a fairly easy restoration.

Here are some examples

(credit: oriental arms and sword antique weapons)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Nathaniel
Thanks guys! I was just as thrilled and excited...

Thanks guys! I was just as thrilled and excited to stumble upon this :) Happy to share with you all :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Nathaniel
George Orwell - Burmese Days

Hello all,

Thought I would share this interesting photo of the author George Orwell (famous author who wrote 1984) drawing a Burmese dha (ie you can tell by the short handle).

One of his lesser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Robert, Thank you for sharing. That is...

Hello Robert,

Thank you for sharing. That is correct this would have had a straight cylindrical ivory handle probably 4-5 inches long. There are some alternative ivory that knife makers used made...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,528
Posted By Nathaniel
Just something of interest...I took a picture of...

Just something of interest...I took a picture of this Thai military insignia a few years back...I think the type pictured looks like a Tajong style.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,528
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Wow, maxbliss888, thank you for sharing these...

Wow, maxbliss888, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures and your experiences. This is a wonderful thread showing the diversity of Krit Malayeu often not seen outside of Thailand. What a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By Nathaniel
Lovely sword Ian. Congratulations. Thanks for...

Lovely sword Ian. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing. I would go for more southern Laos...Vietnamese borders...you can see the sino vietnamese influence on the blade shape. :) Unique handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By Nathaniel
Congratulations Gavin on the stellar daab. Grade...

Congratulations Gavin on the stellar daab. Grade A condition! The scabbard as Charles highlights really is the thing that pops out at you. Very well executed silverwork. Look at that Lotus bud...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
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...
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