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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 87,877
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Time to close this one down ...

We have strayed from the original topic of this thread and it seems appropriate to call a halt here. If someone wants to present new data on the topic, then starting a new thread would be...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Ian
Redirect ...

Sending this one over to the Euro Armory forum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,176
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Thanks for the additional info

cyten,

Thanks for clarifying this one. We have Archives for just such comments! Updating and amplifying information in old posts is always appreciated. No such thing as a "dead thread" here. :)
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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th November 2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ian
Ken, would you mind posting a full length picture...

Ken, would you mind posting a full length picture of your staff? Nice example.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th November 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moved ...

Since we are not dealing with a weapon, this one really belongs in the Ethnographic Miscellania area.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd November 2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ian
Bump

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Forum: Swap Forum 3rd November 2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By Ian
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Forum: Swap Forum 3rd November 2022, 11:50 PM
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Views: 956
Posted By Ian
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Forum: Swap Forum 3rd November 2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ian
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Ian
Cato shows similar examples as an uncommon form...

Cato shows similar examples as an uncommon form of panabas. Yours looks to me to be more of a tool than a weapon, in which case it may be a form of tabas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By Ian
Tanaruz, hard to say from the original picture,...

Tanaruz, hard to say from the original picture, so I adjusted the contrast of the OP to get a better look at the leather-wrapped scabbard (attached). It does not look Visayan to me. While there is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By Ian
Rob, I think you are correct. We know...

Rob,

I think you are correct. We know relatively little about less common swords from Nepal. You have argued persuasively that your example has a strong Nepalese flavor. Perhaps we can agree...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By Ian
I would add another reason why the single bevel...

I would add another reason why the single bevel may be preferred to a more traditional saber grind. The single bevel may be easier to maintain and keep sharpened. A file usually can keep a single...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ian
chmorshuutz, You raise a very valid point....

chmorshuutz,

You raise a very valid point. The name of an item within its own culture should be respected. By extension, a wavy bladed dagger made in Germany or Japan, for example, could also be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ian
Philip, This is what I was trying to imply...

Philip,
This is what I was trying to imply earlier in the thread. Absent maker's marks, I think this is not a European piece. Of course, marks are not always present on European muskets, rifles and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By Ian
Thomas, your friend is a kind person. Yes, this...

Thomas, your friend is a kind person. Yes, this is an older Thai talismanic knife. Definitely not the commonly found and recently made style for those who travel. The carved hilt may represent a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ian
:) ;)

:) ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By Ian
Very nice everyday dha/daab that has been much...

Very nice everyday dha/daab that has been much used. The style looks northern Thai/Lao/Shan, while the struck mark adjacent to the hilt is similar to marks used by the Achang who live in southern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Ian
Burmese dha, probably early to mid-20th C, with...

Burmese dha, probably early to mid-20th C, with unusual brass hilt and scabbard suspension system. The inscription contained within the rather crudely forged fuller is Burmese, with an Anglicized...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Hi t_o_a_t. I agree with naturalist that these...

Hi t_o_a_t. I agree with naturalist that these look like everyday pieces made for use within the local culture. Not inexpensive decorative items for those who travel. The ambang blade looks solid and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ian
Peter, could you provide a full length picture of...

Peter, could you provide a full length picture of this gun? Any mark on the barrel or lock? If no marks, I'm wondering if this is a locally made copy of a French or British gun from the 19th C....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ian
Yves, Great story and interesting piece....

Yves,

Great story and interesting piece. Since this is a weapon without a cultural link to the Moro people, I'm not sure we should call it a kris. It is certainly a wavy-bladed or flambé sword,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ian
Hi werecow. Yes, I think you are right about the...

Hi werecow. Yes, I think you are right about the first two characters.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ian
The inscription is Thai. Your picture is upside...

The inscription is Thai. Your picture is upside down, as noted above. I cannot make out the first two characters, but the rest are Thai numerals as shown in the attached pic.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By Ian
This topic has been discussed several times...

This topic has been discussed several times previously on the forum and some of the confusion around the various types of Kachin swords.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26277 ...
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