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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 01:56 PM
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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: 40
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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: 40
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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: 40
Views: 1,028
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Thank you Aiontay, So would it be fair to say...

Thank you Aiontay,

So would it be fair to say this example is a Rawang nhtu??

Based on your linguistic lesson (Thank you), nhtu is correct terminology for this sword type, Dah secondary when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
I do not think it possible Sancar as the Kachin...

I do not think it possible Sancar as the Kachin Dah are sharp on the bevelled edge on the flat edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
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Ian, technically, what you are looking at is a...

Ian, technically, what you are looking at is a Kachin Dah from the Kachin Tribes and regions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kachin_State

The sword type is from the Hkahku, Nung, Duleng, Jinghpaw and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Hi Marcus, Dah is the correct term used by many...

Hi Marcus,

Dah is the correct term used by many living with and studying the Kachin tribes from the 19th century onwards, it is well referenced. Either names used with the pictures in context would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Dah is the more specific word for sword within...

Dah is the more specific word for sword within the regions from which they come.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Gold work

Interestingly, I have a Bali Keris here with identical gold work and a Naga or Banda chiselled into the blade.

Nice Keris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Fishing yes, but for bigger prey, the...

Fishing yes, but for bigger prey, the Hippo.

Most of my library is in storage but from memory, Congo...pictured in the 1910 British Museum Ethno handbook... I have a nice old one here in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th August 2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Battara, I don't think American Indian can yet be...

Battara, I don't think American Indian can yet be discounted. The closest thing to this form is a Passamaquoddy vanity brush.

Also, although without firm validation there is this passage from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th August 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
I am curios, as you are a serious and experienced...

I am curios, as you are a serious and experienced collector; Where does condition, completeness, faults and flaws sit with you in the wide scope of your collections? I can appreciate a Keris blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th August 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Hi Ian, The closest thing I can find is a vanity...

Hi Ian,

The closest thing I can find is a vanity brush...it could even be American Indian....more when I get my PC back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
I have a copy Nathaniel, it is the first title...

I have a copy Nathaniel, it is the first title you picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd August 2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
I wouldn't have bought either item for these...

I wouldn't have bought either item for these reasons...patience ;-)

Or at least, complete, without loss or major flaws and aspects that can be restored...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
It is a strange thing Michael...I am sure that...

It is a strange thing Michael...I am sure that there would have been twist core off cuts available at the forge with which to make Moro Kris Ganja....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 848
Great photo, great displays, thanks for posting

Great photo, great displays, thanks for posting
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 848
Down the road, they open at 10.

Down the road, they open at 10.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Thanks David, See what comes about this specific...

Thanks David,

See what comes about this specific aspect of these Sundang types.

Gustav was good enough to bring one forth from Michaelís earlier postings...that conversation didn't amount to much...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Thank you very much for these ponderous thoughts

Thank you very much for these ponderous thoughts
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
A little BUMP Michael...the conversation dropped...

A little BUMP Michael...the conversation dropped off pretty quick...

This too may find its way to the Keris forum too and I am linking this too as there are similar...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Thank you Gustav, I did see this through...

Thank you Gustav,

I did see this through twistcore searches. I am surprised the discussion ended there.

I saw a hint of twistcore Gonjo in this rare example that Maurice presented, post...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Thanks Emanuel. I do find this area of Kris,...

Thanks Emanuel.

I do find this area of Kris, Sundang and Keris very interesting.

I am not smith but there are some very tricky methods used to obtain some very beautiful and amazing Gonjo that are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Hi David, I thought about posting there but...

Hi David,

I thought about posting there but offered the question up here as Kris far outweigh Sundang in these pages, especially twist core examples. If the trait is found to be only Sundang...
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