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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By Neil
"Neil, do you have any pictures of the Qing...

"Neil, do you have any pictures of the Qing era Chinese prison guards, that would be interesting. I myself would call something rare when there are almost no images available online."

"Here is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Neil
Thank you very much for putting this up. I think...

Thank you very much for putting this up. I think this is a real jem.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By Neil
Here are a couple examples pictured below that I...

Here are a couple examples pictured below that I know were collected in northern China.

It was mentioned before that this style of antique mace is "quite rare". I do not necessarily agree with that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By Neil
I would wager the one just posted is Chinese too....

I would wager the one just posted is Chinese too. The tip and pommel form lead me to believe that. Once you see enough of these Chinese maces in there many forms the same patterns are repeated over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Neil
That is an interesting item. Thank you for...

That is an interesting item. Thank you for sharing. Can you take a picture with it in your hand as you feel it would be held for use.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By Neil
In my opinion this is most likely a Chinese...

In my opinion this is most likely a Chinese example. Its construction and form is quite consistent with many examples I have seen and handled, many purchased directly from China.
Forum: Swap Forum 6th June 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Neil
Sold - Thanks

Sold - Thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd June 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Neil
Pictues

Pictues
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd June 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Neil
Dhal Shield For Sale - Hide Made

Interesting hide (dhal) shield with what appears to be period battle repairs. It is 16 inches by 16 inches and quite complete. The price is $225.00 plus shipping world wide. Feel free to pm me or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Neil
Here are the additional pictures. The guard on...

Here are the additional pictures. The guard on the shorter jian definitely has a more refined casting. For my tastes its state of preservation is much nicer than the longer one. Of course the longer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Neil
Thanks for your thoughts guys. Learning about the...

Thanks for your thoughts guys. Learning about the salt and vinegar method was very interesting. I will be adding it to my bag of tricks for sure.

In regards to the authenticity of the piece I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Neil
Thank you for your thoughts. I am not familiar...

Thank you for your thoughts. I am not familiar with that method. Could you describe the process and expected result.

To answer your question about removing all the patina. I have yet to use a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Neil
Chinese Jian Clean-up Question

I have this interesting old jian pictured below and I was hoping to clean it up a little. Its a pretty long one at 33" total without the scabbard. Sorry about the mediocre pictures. I am trying to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Neil
Hi Bill, Welcome to the forum. I am looking...

Hi Bill,
Welcome to the forum. I am looking forward to any Chinese shield examples you might be willing to share.
Neil
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By Neil
Great topic. I am in the process of putting...

Great topic. I am in the process of putting together a nice kung fu practice spear with an antique head on it now.

Here are my thoughts on your topics.

Shafts - I think Timo had a lot of good...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th May 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 570
Posted By Neil
Antique Chinese Jian Sword

This antique Chinese sword is 33" long overall and 1 lbs 10 oz. Everything is still solid as a rock with no movement in the hand guard or pommel. Price is $325.00 plus shipping. Feel free to pm me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Neil
I like to oil and use bronze wool on surfaces...

I like to oil and use bronze wool on surfaces like these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Neil
Does anyone have thoughts on Elgoods book...

Does anyone have thoughts on Elgoods book "Islamic Arms and Armour". I see it was first published in 1979.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Neil
Thank you guys for your input. I really...

Thank you guys for your input. I really appreciate the advice. I have Rawson, Paul, and Stone. They do not appear to have the depth I am looking for though. I will look to the other works mentioned,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Neil
Books on Indian and regional swords

Books on Indian and regional swords
I was hoping for recommendations on the best books to learn about swords of India. Thanks for your help.
Neil
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Neil
I had the feeling of a SEA influence as well by...

I had the feeling of a SEA influence as well by the nature of the grip, its proportions, as well as the wrap treatment. It has very likely gone through many hands over the years. It is great to see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Neil
Here are the additional pictures.

Here are the additional pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Neil
I really appreciate everyone's insightful...

I really appreciate everyone's insightful comments. I will definitely post more pictures as requested.

At this point I am feeling the Philippine suggestions make the most sense to me. I know I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Neil
Gavin, What aspects in particular give you the...

Gavin,
What aspects in particular give you the impression that it is Chinese
Thanks,
Neil
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Neil
Thank you guys for your input so far....

Thank you guys for your input so far. Interestingly enough it did come with a small group of old Chinese knives. Chinese weapons are what I am most interested in. Although from my experience this...
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