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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
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The type is known to have a twist core centre...

The type is known to have a twist core centre within the very narrow fullers but nothing gives it away if it is there.
Forum: Swap Forum 19th October 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Still looking for others of the type that are for...

Still looking for others of the type that are for sale.

Other weapon types with black coral accents or hilts are wanted too.

Thanks

Gavin
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Personally I can not see Laos in either of those...

Personally I can not see Laos in either of those pictured.

There are certain elements with blade types, mounting of the blade, collars and other decorative factors in all pictures presented that in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Certainly French Indo Chinese, that's more...

Certainly French Indo Chinese, that's more certain that Thai specific and why I didn't push the bid...the blade profile and the presence of the fuller points more to Chinese made and influenced.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
I have had a Tulwar with this distinct...

I have had a Tulwar with this distinct pattern.

It started as clear wootz but when reducing the surface to remove deep and unsightly pitting, this pattern remained in the worked areas.

It could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
There a lot of wrist flicking going on...

There a lot of wrist flicking going on alright...

I hope you take the time in this secret research to include support for all the questions previously left unanswered.

....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
Oh but you are Ariel, you are... MORE OR LESS :D ...

Oh but you are Ariel, you are... MORE OR LESS :D

I hope your sitting down.... :rolleyes:

Nice fighting sword by the way Kubur. It is the business, a capable and fast fighting sword.

A fuller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,290
Here are my lonely Barong. The one in the image...

Here are my lonely Barong. The one in the image provided, I have always wondered if it is Borneo.

My other from the Sulu region with a triple core twist blade is seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Here is another

Here is the other I wrote of.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Thanks Timo, Thank you for reminding of this...

Thanks Timo,

Thank you for reminding of this book, mine is in storage for a couple more months yet.

I am not yet convinced that these are "pure" Chinese swords though. I think they are a minority...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Exclamation FOUND IT

Does anyone here own this sword? I'd like to know the dimensions and some other bits as the previous discussion is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Trying to find a thread

I have spent hours trawling for an old thread and no amount f key word searches I am using can locate it.
It was an old Chinese sabre with a carved horn handle in Panay like fashion.
If someone can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
I couldn't agree more Richard and well pointed...

I couldn't agree more Richard and well pointed out.

Here are a couple I have in my collections.

They are all Jambiya sized and individually mounted in heavy leather sheaths with one retaining its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Trucks of no use were not that plentiful but sure...

Trucks of no use were not that plentiful but sure did exist.

I know of tourist swords from the 50s & 60's being made from tin cans that Europeans discarded. Swords could be made right there in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Hello Terry, This is a Moroccan knife called a...

Hello Terry,

This is a Moroccan knife called a Koumaya.
It appears to be 20th century at face value.

Regards

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Price is never discussed here....

Price is never discussed here....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Thanks Ian, It is a small cutlass sized sword...

Thanks Ian,

It is a small cutlass sized sword captured from pirates according to the plaque.

I finally bought a new home yesterday and will be in just before Christmas so my life can then unpack...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Here is an interesting one you can draw lines...

Here is an interesting one you can draw lines through Ian, a short curved type with provenance, captured 1898.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16592&highlight=santa

Tempted to link...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
One hell of a round the world journey...EU...

One hell of a round the world journey...EU regionally made, then in to India and back to EU dress...what date does the EU hilt fall in?
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Exclamation Sherlock Holmes

Hi Callumm,

I missed this post previously.

I have not until now seen this extra mark but I would like to bring something to light about this sword blade you present, something that has perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Modern day

The hilt form is still made and used in Modern day Laos, see the image below.

I am unaware of the specific region these were seen in but in relation to the original item posted, perhaps, as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,715
Indeed Spiral, it is a known type throughout the...

Indeed Spiral, it is a known type throughout the region...I had a nice old one a while back and have seen many others in all styles and levels of quality...I think I listed mine as Thai but for all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,715
Andrew, I can not bring to light any detail about...

Andrew, I can not bring to light any detail about your dated sword but there are others with the same blade types and markings known, also in basic dress....a reader here has shared one with me and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,715
Ian, Do you have a reference you can cite for...

Ian, Do you have a reference you can cite for this?

The Kachin have long used Shan type Dah and in some cases learnt how to fight with double swords of the type from Shan states, states that are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,715
What a great find J, thanks for posting! ...

What a great find J, thanks for posting! Certainly makes for interesting consideration where non hairpin blades are concerned...Is it mentioned anywhere about outfitting Kachin soldiers loyal to the...
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