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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:25 AM
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Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Alan for the information.

Thank you Alan for the information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:22 AM
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Views: 173
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the feedback Tim. It seems quite...

Thank you for the feedback Tim. It seems quite unique for Africa but I wouldn’t rule out that possibility given how little information is out there on African clubs. Could you share some Chokwe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By RSWORD
Opinions on blade manufacture

I am curious about the center section of this blade. It seems to be a form of twist core but it has an almost 3D topographic effect. Did the smith choose not to grind down this section of blade to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By RSWORD
Club quiz

Looking for opinions about the origins of this club. I have some thoughts but want feedback first. I think it is a pretty old club. Has a four sided head and the handle has that uneven surface...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By RSWORD
No comment on the possibility if a wootz blade...

No comment on the possibility if a wootz blade could have been made or imported into the Philippines. However, I will focus strictly on the blade in question. From what I can see in the pictures...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the information. It is very good...

Thank you for the information. It is very good to know what the markings stand for.
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By RSWORD
One additional picture. Thanks!

One additional picture. Thanks!
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By RSWORD
Help ID thrusting sword

Hello. Not sure where or what time period this sword originated so appreciate any insights. Big sword at 46” length. The blade is very stiff with rolled edges, like a double spine, with a groove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By RSWORD
I have handled this piece and Cha Cha’s Pictures...

I have handled this piece and Cha Cha’s Pictures don’t show the depth of the recessed area. It must be nearly 1/2” deep. So why carve out some thing that deep just to put some mediocre to poor...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,981
Posted By RSWORD
Up to this point all we have been doing is...

Up to this point all we have been doing is guessing but sometimes that can lead us down a road of possibility and given that we will probably never know the carvers intention we are left to interpret...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,981
Posted By RSWORD
When I see this handle it reminds me of Burmese...

When I see this handle it reminds me of Burmese carved ivory examples. I share two examples from Bob Hales book. The features that look quite similar are the wrist and ankle bracelets and then the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By RSWORD
Of course that is true for a blade that is not in...

Of course that is true for a blade that is not in polish and etch compar dnto a blade that is as just polished and etched. All that is doing is showing the potental of the pattern that is already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By RSWORD
I can see the pattern in your original pictures...

I can see the pattern in your original pictures but they are not clear enough to determine if wootz or pattern weld. India. Crystalline Damascus can have a very tight grain structure and not jump...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By RSWORD
All great feedback so far. I have a hunch that a...

All great feedback so far. I have a hunch that a positive wood identification could be helpful. It is a blondish wood and I’m not sure if the channel at the top has been carved or if it is natural...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By RSWORD
I think it is too heavy a club to be an effective...

I think it is too heavy a club to be an effective projectile thrower or hunting stick. At 39” and quite thick and heavy you would have to throw it at much slower objects. I would think you would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, unfortunately the example in the book does...

Yes, unfortunately the example in the book does not give us a feel for the thickness of the club. The book example is 35 1/2” which seems long for most boomerang or throwing clubs and after an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
So I have looked and looked and can’t find the...

So I have looked and looked and can’t find the reference. I do recall seeing an identical club in a museum database and they referenced a particular tribe in Ecuador. The club very much resembles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
No, it has not been lacquered. Has a nice glossy...

No, it has not been lacquered. Has a nice glossy patina though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By RSWORD
In Partingtons book I found a very similar...

In Partingtons book I found a very similar example listed as Australian. The handle end in the line drawing has the same shape and the curvature is the same. Based on this line drawing my vote is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By RSWORD
Hopefully I was able to capture the entire club...

Hopefully I was able to capture the entire club in this picture.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the translation Green. Will see if I...

Thanks for the translation Green. Will see if I can post better images of the section missing to see if we can add to it.

Jean,

Thank you for the nice comment and date conversion. Do we know how...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the translation assistance Oliver and...

Thanks for the translation assistance Oliver and Green!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback so far. We have a...

Thanks for the feedback so far. We have a consensus that is definitely leading us in a particular direction. Will post the reference I found on this piece as soon as I can relocate it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback so far and yes my...

Thanks for the feedback so far and yes my photography skills leave a bit to be desired.

Tim,

When I first seen this club it was listed as Native American but I thought initially it might be Nuie...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Club trivia! Second example! Take a guess!

Here is your second quiz. I think I have found an ID for this one but let’s see what you guys think. Feel free to ask clarifying questions. This example is about 29” long.
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