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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 06:44 PM
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This closed style is known as 'Eye of Dove'...

This closed style is known as 'Eye of Dove' according to Powell.- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2022, 05:21 PM
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The oldest kukri I have ( from a well known San...

The oldest kukri I have ( from a well known San Francisco collector) circa 1800 has a cho/kaudi. Koras before that did not have one. At least as far as I know.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,776
Posted By BBJW
Indian ones usually have a steel haft with a...

Indian ones usually have a steel haft with a spike that is scrwed inside. Also elephant motif.---bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By BBJW
I could be wrong, but Turkish tourist piece is my...

I could be wrong, but Turkish tourist piece is my thought.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By BBJW
I think this is an Indian blade and not...

I think this is an Indian blade and not Italian.-- bbjw
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By BBJW
Looks as though someone had too much time on...

Looks as though someone had too much time on their hands.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By BBJW
No help on the translation, but the head I...

No help on the translation, but the head I believe to be circa 1850 and the handle/shaft hardwood.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By BBJW
It looks Somalia/Sudanese area to me. Pre 1900.--...

It looks Somalia/Sudanese area to me. Pre 1900.-- bbjw
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By BBJW
Ariel is correct. A composition of parts.-- bbjw

Ariel is correct. A composition of parts.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,630
Posted By BBJW
Looks like a Thai Dha to me.- bbjw

Looks like a Thai Dha to me.- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By BBJW
Blade shape is African 'panga' style machete.-- ...

Blade shape is African 'panga' style machete.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By BBJW
Dimensions and if there are any markings would be...

Dimensions and if there are any markings would be helpful. -- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By BBJW
If those are lotus flowers engraved on this would...

If those are lotus flowers engraved on this would it be of Persian origin?-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,656
Posted By BBJW
Garuda? I'm familiar with garuda kukris. ...

Garuda? I'm familiar with garuda kukris. Interesting.---bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2022, 06:55 PM
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Views: 1,419
Posted By BBJW
North African.--- bbjw

North African.--- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By BBJW
Center is a leaf bladed African and the far right...

Center is a leaf bladed African and the far right a fishing gig. The others only guesses.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,567
Posted By BBJW
It might be Devanagari also called Nagari script...

It might be Devanagari also called Nagari script and read from left to right?--bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,830
Posted By BBJW
The last photo on the bottom left is called 'eye...

The last photo on the bottom left is called 'eye of dove style'.-- bbjw

QUOTE=kronckew;269596]It's still interesting - look at all the correspondence here ;)


I know a Nepali lady that used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By BBJW
Center one I believe is from Somali/Sudan area...

Center one I believe is from Somali/Sudan area and the others sub Saharan/African.- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,281
Posted By BBJW
Is the grip aluminum?-- bbjw

Is the grip aluminum?-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,051
Posted By BBJW
'Gems' are likely red glass. Tin covering wood on...

'Gems' are likely red glass. Tin covering wood on the sheath?- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,503
Posted By BBJW
I just said I 'suspect' as I have seen several...

I just said I 'suspect' as I have seen several kukris that were circa 1900 that had been fitted with tulwar hilts. I have 2 old koras that are very black with age and have barely visible lotus...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,503
Posted By BBJW
I suspect the tulwar hilt is a later addition to...

I suspect the tulwar hilt is a later addition to this kora.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By BBJW
I have a marsh Arab knife/dagger with blade about...

I have a marsh Arab knife/dagger with blade about 8'' that is very crude with unembellished wood grip and crude wooden sheath. Would post a pic, but it is in an antique consignment store.-- bbjw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By BBJW
I saw a similar one a long time ago and was told...

I saw a similar one a long time ago and was told the tip/point was intended to break off in the unlucky recipient.--- bbjw
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