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Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2017, 08:39 PM
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Posted By not2sharp
For what it is worth. This looks like it may have...

For what it is worth. This looks like it may have been inspired by the US model 1909 bolo.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_06_2008/post-3410-1214170315.jpg

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By not2sharp
So that would make this a real, mitmor, a...

So that would make this a real, mitmor, a "magic knife".

Thanks for the help.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By not2sharp
What is most interesting to me is that the...

What is most interesting to me is that the symbols on the top line on each side appear printed in the reverse order. So it is not about reading this from right to left or left to right, but from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By not2sharp
Need help identifying a SEA knife

This good looking knife (small parang?) appears to be of Malaysian origins to me. It is well marked and I am hoping a translation can help us to identify the period and place of origin.

Thanks for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,757
Posted By not2sharp
Are there any recommended references or articles...

Are there any recommended references or articles on the Katar. I have several, but historical infomation on these has always seemed very scarce.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,865
Posted By not2sharp
BTW, if you look very closely at episode 17...

BTW, if you look very closely at episode 17 "The turkey shoot", of the 1952 NBC TV documentary series Victory At Sea, you will get a glimpse of one of these knives being used by a native to trim a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st June 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By not2sharp
Very interesting. Thank you. n2s

Very interesting. Thank you.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By not2sharp
I have been walking by this thing for years

I have no idea what it is, although if I were asked to guess I would say that it looks to have been a part of a oceanic canoe/boat. What do you think?

Measurement = 28 inches tall by 20 inches...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By not2sharp
It looks small for a club. Perhaps it is a...

It looks small for a club. Perhaps it is a weaving tool.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By not2sharp
The tang looks like the handle had been peened...

The tang looks like the handle had been peened pommel. Probably not a pole arm.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By not2sharp
How heavy is this? n2s

How heavy is this?

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,449
Posted By not2sharp
It looks like a tea knife. n2s

It looks like a tea knife.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 968
Posted By not2sharp
Translation Request Japanese Nata

I would like to know your opinions on this one. Particularly, when it may have been made and a translation of the Japanese markings.

Thanks,
N2S
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By not2sharp
Most likely it was exposed to the warm, humid and...

Most likely it was exposed to the warm, humid and salty air in South Florida for too long.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By not2sharp
Here are some additional photos of the OP...

Here are some additional photos of the OP knife.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By not2sharp
I am familiar with the officer's navy dirks which...

I am familiar with the officer's navy dirks which look very different. Would this have been an Army officer's dirk?

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By not2sharp
Rich, Thanks for the input. I have found...

Rich,

Thanks for the input. I have found remarkably little information on these knives or any other antique Japanese knives online.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By not2sharp
Japanese Kwaiken?

This small knife has been in my collection for some time. I would like when it was likely made and whether it is consistent with known Japanese knives.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,290
Posted By not2sharp
I am 50, and I have been collecting and trading...

I am 50, and I have been collecting and trading things since very early in life.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By not2sharp
Berkley, The handle has either been damaged or...

Berkley,

The handle has either been damaged or replaced. The original handle may have been a better match with that sheath.

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,993
Posted By not2sharp
It looks somewhat like the Spanish puntilla...

It looks somewhat like the Spanish puntilla dagger used in bullfighting.

http://www.zoreda.com/images/puntillas1.jpg

n2s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By not2sharp
Very Interesting. The machete shown on the OP...

Very Interesting. The machete shown on the OP seem very different in design from modern machetes. I wonder if these were intended for a different use. Can you provide us with the measurements for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By not2sharp
Here is a little info on Village Blacksmith. ...

Here is a little info on Village Blacksmith. They were knife and tool makers who made a wide range of farm and butchering tools. I mostly see their markings on old cleavers and splitters. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By not2sharp
That could be part of the tang, the piened...

That could be part of the tang, the piened portion may have broken off and someone tried to repair it with solder. Is the handle loose enough to be taken apart, so you can see what is actually going...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By not2sharp
That stinks, can you post some additional photos...

That stinks, can you post some additional photos of the damage and of the tang. It looks like there is some kind of marking there but it is hard to make out.

n2s
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