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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Timo Nieminen
If by tip shape, you also mean the width relative...

If by tip shape, you also mean the width relative to the width of the rest of the blade, I think so. With the reservation that the sword should also be Indian or Indian-style. People appear happy to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I'd call it a khanda. Classic khanda blade, with...

I'd call it a khanda. Classic khanda blade, with a common style of hilt. Khandas with a little bit of droop don't seem to be too uncommon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Timo Nieminen
If it's a re-enactor helmet, it might be inspired...

If it's a re-enactor helmet, it might be inspired by the Valsgärde 5 helmet (http://www.thorkil.pl/Valsgarde_5_eng.htm).
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Timo Nieminen
At first glance, it looks like mid/late 20th...

At first glance, it looks like mid/late 20th century. Maybe not strictly a replica; it might be a masonic sword or similar rather than a replica Medieval sword.

Apart from looking far too new, it...
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I don't think this falls neatly into an Oakeshott...

I don't think this falls neatly into an Oakeshott type (his classification isn't a general one for all swords, only for the common types of European Medieval swords). One difference between lots of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Timo Nieminen
The bottom one is a classic firangi. The blade on...

The bottom one is a classic firangi. The blade on the top one is not like any blade I've seen on a firangi before. Also not like any other Indian blade I've seen.

The bottom one is about 1170g,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Knives like the small one are often found in...

Knives like the small one are often found in pairs. Some can be seen in this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15217 . The only ones I've seen with any reliable provenance have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Khanda-hilted swords

A couple of khanda-hilted swords. The bottom one is supposed to be 18th century or older, European blade. It's very long, about the length of a typical European longsword (i.e., hand-and-a-half...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Some Moro weapons

Had the camera out, so put some kris and barongs on my background. Here they are.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Some Chinese weapons

Some Chinese weapons. One batch of reproduction Bronze Age weapons. The ge is mounted on a one-handed round haft - elliptical or rounded rectangular would have been better. The end of the haft is...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Looks like a training cutlass. If so, it should...

Looks like a training cutlass. If so, it should have a blunt blade (blunt as in 1mm or more thick edge) and rounded tip. The tip on this is too pointy. Perhaps it's a training cutlass where the tip...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Perhaps also to make it more dangerous for the ...

Perhaps also to make it more dangerous for the opponent to grab the blade. Might account for the popularity of flame-blade rapiers.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th December 2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,865
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Since "keris" is a conventional...

Since "keris" is a conventional taxonomic label, we are not free of collective opinion. For something to be a "real" keris, it must meet the requirements of the definition; some of these have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Uighur/Uyghur knife. I haven't seen one with such...

Uighur/Uyghur knife. I haven't seen one with such a chicken head before; lots of them have a pommel that might be stylised bird (perhaps even a chicken).

The scabbard is common for modern tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I've never seen a Chinese-style sword with a...

I've never seen a Chinese-style sword with a wheel pommel (or wheel pommel + peen block, or wheel pommel + ring). If you're thinking of a specific example, I'd be interested in seeing it.

The shape...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Three! The one in the OP (650g), mine, yours. My...

Three! The one in the OP (650g), mine, yours. My 2nd lightest is about 750g, with a heavy hilt; it would easily get below 700g.

As for armour, it isn't like the heavier tulwars will cut through...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Timo Nieminen
It isn't Chinese (unless it's a modern-made...

It isn't Chinese (unless it's a modern-made Chinese-made replica of a European sword). Neither the pommel nor the guard are Chinese in style. Both are Medieval European in style, though the guard is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Having just played with some lightweight tulwars,...

Having just played with some lightweight tulwars, I'll change my previous answer. I'm willing to say this is "featherweight". IM(revised)O, a 640g tulwar is sufficiently light so as be qualitatively...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I wouldn't call it featherweight. It's on the...

I wouldn't call it featherweight. It's on the light side; I'd estimate about 800g to be average (to be more precise, the median weight to be about 800g), with plenty from 700-800g.

The lightest I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Timo Nieminen
This made me look at my septagonal-hilted bolo....

This made me look at my septagonal-hilted bolo. It's rather touristirific, with a fat chunky grip. Nice blade; I used it as a working blade this morning. The state of my camera keeps me from posting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Timo Nieminen
I don't think you need a substantial (or...

I don't think you need a substantial (or integral) bolster as the weapon gets longer and heavier. Among yataghan-like weapons, the heavier ones are more likely to have an integral bolster, but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Hmm. We could call the karakulak, flyssa, and...

Hmm. We could call the karakulak, flyssa, and yataghan knives rather than swords (in the same sense that the European sword-sized messer is a "knife"). Then the question is why use integral bolsters...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Some Persian shields have 3 straps. The usual 2...

Some Persian shields have 3 straps. The usual 2 in the centre, and a 3rd strap near the edge. To allow it to be worn with the forearm through the centre straps, and the hand can grip the edge strap,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Timo Nieminen
Modern, from India or Pakistan, but I wouldn't...

Modern, from India or Pakistan, but I wouldn't call it a "reproduction". Neither would I call a modern machete with a kukri-shaped blade a "reproduction". I wouldn't call it a kukri, either.

On...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Timo Nieminen
IMO, no. 560g of battle axe, large and...

IMO, no. 560g of battle axe, large and potentially two-handed, says otherwise. Small one-handed battle axes can be significantly lighter. Battle axes are not beastly massive cleavers, they're usually...
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