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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Nathaniel
wow, fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing!

wow, fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting information. Thanks for sharing,...

Interesting information. Thanks for sharing, Henk. Touristy or not, I definitely appreciate the wood carving by hand..., today it would be done with power tools and probably plastic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 04:27 PM
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Views: 552
Posted By Nathaniel
in LongChuan...

in LongChuan District/County

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longchuan_County,_Yunnan

"Longchuan County (陇川县; pinyin: Lǒngchuān XiÓn) is a county located in Dehong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Nathaniel
Yes I agree. The work in particular the handle...

Yes I agree. The work in particular the handle style is similar to those I have seen made by the Achang, HuSa
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Congratulations Weapons 27, Fantastic...

Congratulations Weapons 27,

Fantastic grouping...rare, and in great condition....love seeing the full length polearms....and the unique blade types. The display looks great! Love seeing things I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Nathaniel
Also a friend reminded me the one of the cross...

Also a friend reminded me the one of the cross pieces Leaf pedal guard is missing and they would point up the other direction towards the tip.

Here is a example of what I'm describing:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 04:22 AM
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Views: 472
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Congratulations Emanuel. What a nice long bladed...

Congratulations Emanuel. What a nice long bladed polearm! I would lean more towards Laotian....Laos being between Thailand and Vietnam there is a blend of cultures including an heavy Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Nathaniel
I would guess more along the novelty type, though...

I would guess more along the novelty type, though you can used knives of all different sizes for specific tasks.

Here is what the more common utility type look like...they are both actually Hmong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Oh, yeah, you did mention that...10 years...that...

Oh, yeah, you did mention that...10 years...that is quite a ways back...well, when you have time and only if it takes less than 2 minutes...otherwise not really all that important. Great story to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting Blue Lander, I've never heard them...

Interesting Blue Lander, I've never heard them called a Hmong Friendship knife....I should ask some of my Hmong friends about this though they may not know much about the history of a common tool...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 04:31 AM
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Views: 936
Posted By Nathaniel
Just curious, Andrew...when this gentleman went...

Just curious, Andrew...when this gentleman went to Myanmar and stayed with the Karen...do you know what state or area he was in?
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Nathaniel
I agree...ausjulius...you do see the blades out...

I agree...ausjulius...you do see the blades out of Yunnan with multi- fullers like this...and not just Hmong but other groups...must be a regional influence. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Nathaniel
I have one similar to the first one from the Shan...

I have one similar to the first one from the Shan State of Myanmar . I do not know the knife style is specific to a certain group. This one pictured is tourist/ trinket/ kid toys :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Nathaniel
Classic Hmong style blade and handle. Interesting...

Classic Hmong style blade and handle. Interesting I've never seen a shealth like that were they are in a pair. In South East Asia, the Hmong live in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. The largest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Hello Ian. Lovely piece. You can definitely see...

Hello Ian. Lovely piece. You can definitely see the Tai and Chinese influences. The makers mark and written characters are both identifying. It says HuSa in Chinese so the blade is made by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,911
Posted By Nathaniel
It was interesting I was looking through some old...

It was interesting I was looking through some old photos and noticed that the two standing fellows on each side have dha with similar scabbards...???? Hard to say since we cannot see the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 03:28 AM
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Views: 3,911
Posted By Nathaniel
I was looking at this thread again and there was...

I was looking at this thread again and there was allot of attention to the European influenced Thai saber with the knuckle bow (Krabi), but I thought the ruby studded daab was equality interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Nathaniel
and this one...published in 2005

and this one...published in 2005
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 05:08 PM
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Views: 3,911
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello all, Just wanted to open and old thread. ...

Hello all,

Just wanted to open and old thread. I'm wondering which catalog it is that B.I was mentioning? these images came from. I know it was in the draft versions when he first posted. Does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Nathaniel
Interesting knife, Ian The blade, style of...

Interesting knife, Ian

The blade, style of scabbard bands and ferrule remind me of this dha I have

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6349
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Nathaniel
Thumbs up Wow, Gavin, that is a beautiful powder horn. ...

Wow, Gavin, that is a beautiful powder horn. Very complete looking. Nice designs. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Nathaniel
:p Wow, Spiral, that is interesting.....the...

:p Wow, Spiral, that is interesting.....the circles do remind me of some African designs...I cannot remember if I have seen this in a Yunnan sword handle with the horn scales...I think I may have...I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Spunjer, LJ and Fern. Thanks for the...

Hello Spunjer, LJ and Fern. Thanks for the info.

One book I saw at the museum that looked interesting but I didn't have a chance to browse through was Lua: art of the Hawai'ian Warrior by Sally-jo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Nathaniel
Thank you Ian for the kinds words. Yes, Andrew,...

Thank you Ian for the kinds words. Yes, Andrew, Ian's sword is key because the inscription identifies the location of the village were it was made :) Running Tiger mystery solved :)

HuSa is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Nathaniel
Hello Ian. Nice daab/dha. It's very interesting...

Hello Ian. Nice daab/dha. It's very interesting to see the full tang with horn scales secured with pins. As you know typically most dha/daab are a blind tang. The full tang daab come from the Tai...
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