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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Ferguson
Absolutely stunning dagger Robert! Congratulations

Absolutely stunning dagger Robert! Congratulations
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Ferguson
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ferguson
Rick, Being a retired engineer/machinist, it...

Rick,
Being a retired engineer/machinist, it looks like a modern weld, either oxy acetylene, or even electric arc. But I could be wrong.
Interesting sword!

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ferguson
What a stunning blade. Congratulations! Steve

What a stunning blade. Congratulations!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ferguson
Thank you gentlemen for your comments! Steve

Thank you gentlemen for your comments!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,118
Posted By Ferguson
Very nice sir!

Very nice sir!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Ferguson
Lovely example of a fearsome instrument! Steve

Lovely example of a fearsome instrument!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ferguson
Laminated Kukri

I saw this on our favorite auction site and was lucky enough to win the bid. It is 17 1/2" (44 cm) long in a straight line from tip to hilt. It has an interesting lamination pattern and a hardened...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks Ian. I agree that it was a new blade when...

Thanks Ian. I agree that it was a new blade when sold. The inscription was painted around the rattan strips and probably does refer to a Machinist's Mate.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Ferguson
Kai, Here is a picture of the reverse side of the...

Kai,
Here is a picture of the reverse side of the blade. It shows the hardened edge. Also, pictures of a smaller talibon with a scabbard made from the same reddish wood. Might it be Narra? Both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Ferguson
Hello Kai, Itís a well made blade with a hardened...

Hello Kai,
Itís a well made blade with a hardened edge. The wood and craftsmanship are good but I donít know the type of wood. I think it was probably new when bought, but made by an experienced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks Ian. Iíll check it out. Steve

Thanks Ian. Iíll check it out.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Ferguson
Souvenir Talibong or Garab

This is a souvenir Talibong or Garab. It is lettered with the name and ship of a US sailor. The first USS Doyen, DD-280 was a destroyer in the 1920's that served in the Pacific. I have been unable to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ferguson
Stunning!

Stunning!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Ferguson
Thank you Ian! I edited my initial post with...

Thank you Ian!

I edited my initial post with the correct plate number in Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks. The scabbard is leather. Steve

Thanks. The scabbard is leather.

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Ferguson
Assam Regiment Dao (dha,dah) ?

Found this neat little knife on Ebay for less than $20 so I figured that I couldn't go wrong. It is fairly new and unused, and seems native made. As shown in the pictures the butt cap is brass and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By Ferguson
Outstanding! Congratulations Steve

Outstanding!
Congratulations

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By Ferguson
It suddenly became a kard when I read Ariels post...

It suddenly became a kard when I read Ariels post above that said Karud was an incorrect term. I'm just a collector, not a scholar, and was trying to be as correct as possible. :shrug:

Sorry,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By Ferguson
The one with the dark handle looks a bit like my...

The one with the dark handle looks a bit like my Bukharan kard as shown in this thread
A karud (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9663)

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ferguson
Received yesterday. The blade looks really old....

Received yesterday. The blade looks really old. It is thin at about .117" (3.02 mm). So I just gave it a light polish and a light etch with 3:1 ferric chloride. This is usually a pretty light etch,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ferguson
Russel and Leif, I feel the same way when I lose...

Russel and Leif, I feel the same way when I lose a bid to a forum member. I haven't bought any edged weapons in a while and had a really strong feeling about this one. I first thought it was a large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ferguson
I will! Steve

I will!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks Ian, It should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday....

Thanks Ian,
It should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday. Can't wait to get it in hand. :)
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ferguson
Thats beautiful Lee. Congrats! I've never seen...

Thats beautiful Lee. Congrats! I've never seen rattan woven like that before. Cool!
Steve
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