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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:44 PM
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Posted By JeffS
This is very similar in style to your middle...

This is very similar in style to your middle example. On the large one, is the baldric original?
According to the seller this one 63cm OAL and 71.5cm in sheath.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By JeffS
Atayal Knife

I was pretty pleased to win this Atayal knife yesterday on Ebay. It came out of a lot from Japan. I've cleaned up and organized the Ebay photos a bit. I think this would be late 19th or early 20th C....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By JeffS
Interesting possibility. If you squint the dha I...

Interesting possibility. If you squint the dha I posted has a Japanese katana vibe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By JeffS
Not likely to help but there is a Linkin or Lin...

Not likely to help but there is a Linkin or Lin Kin village somewhere on the west side of Inle lake, Nyaungshwe Township. I can't find the exact coords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By JeffS
Thanks Peter. I enjoy your site and have learned...

Thanks Peter. I enjoy your site and have learned much reading the articles.

The quote from Sir Charles Alexander Gordon (1877) from the link you posted indicates, at that time, the dha was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By JeffS
Here is a shot looking at the base of the hilt. I...

Here is a shot looking at the base of the hilt. I haven't found a picture of non-socketed version from this perspective yet so not sure if this is typical construction style. It doesn't seem to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By JeffS
Hinalung or Pinahig

Hello - I recently purchased this one on Ebay (incorrectly listed as African), it has a spear point style blade but a solid handle without a socket. Would this be categorized as hinalung or a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,356
Posted By JeffS
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By JeffS
Thank you for the insight, particularly...

Thank you for the insight, particularly clarifying the blade is rencong. I don't recall how the bone is attached. Wish I could get my hands on it, but currently in storage on the other side of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By JeffS
Unfortunately I don't have it with me, but here...

Unfortunately I don't have it with me, but here are the pictures I took in 2005. As I recall the fit in the scabbard is good though the "cross piece" portion of the scabbard is lose and slides off...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By JeffS
Thank you for clearing up the use question for...

Thank you for clearing up the use question for me, it has been nagging me for awhile! Also interesting about the Husa. They are selling impressive looking watered steel blades with distinct hamon on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By JeffS
Adding photo since original photos (15 years...

Adding photo since original photos (15 years ago!) are no longer hosted.
Any thoughts which Sumatran ethnic group this may have come from?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By JeffS
Burmese dha use question

Hello. I'm revisiting this dha I bought from Artzi in 2008. This was the description on the sell page:

"This good Dah sword is coming from Burma, very early 20 C. Very fine blade 21 inches long with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By JeffS
Thanks Tim. That makes sense. There were also...

Thanks Tim. That makes sense. There were also some PNG style bamboo arrows on display in another area. A lot of interesting ethnographic antiques at Terres Rouges lodge in Ban Lung if anyone makes it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By JeffS
Help identify?

Hello. The hotel I am staying at in NE Cambodia has a number of these on display. They have local indigenous ethnographic items on display but I think these must be from elsewhere. Apologies for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By JeffS
Bhutan knife carry method

Hello. I am curious about the traditional use of the small loop on this Bhutanese knife sheath. Can anyone explain or have a photo they can share?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By JeffS
I work with machine learning for classifying land...

I work with machine learning for classifying land cover types (forest, grassland etc) on satellite imagery to better under changes over time, like deforestation or development. This particular paper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,294
Posted By JeffS
Does anyone know if this photo gallery is...

Does anyone know if this photo gallery is available elsewhere?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By JeffS
Some other interesting kit in that photo. I...

Some other interesting kit in that photo. I wonder what is going on with that pack and pole thing worn on the far left.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,110
Posted By JeffS
Conversation with a Dha maker w/Wayback Machine

For those not familiar there is an internet archiving organization, Internet Archive (https://web.archive.org/), that can be used to find material no longer online. I've provided links to missing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,038
Posted By JeffS
Classics w/Wayback Machine

For those not familiar there is an internet archiving organization, Internet Archive (https://web.archive.org/), that can be used to find material no longer online. I've provided links to missing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By JeffS
Classics w/Wayback Machine

For those not familiar there is an internet archiving organization, Internet Archive (https://web.archive.org/), that can be used to find material no longer online. I've provided links to missing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,111
Posted By JeffS
To me, with no knowledge of the deep lore of...

To me, with no knowledge of the deep lore of keris symbology, the ganja can represent a saddle in that it is a transition point from vehicle (handle/hand) to rider (blade). So instead of a stone as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By JeffS
Found a couple of Cambodian examples in the dha...

Found a couple of Cambodian examples in the dha index and this one is similar with simple long handle, up upswept blade, and asymmetrical scabbard that matches the blade shape. The index puts those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By JeffS
Dha for identification

This dha has been on display in a Phnom Penh hotel for the over 4 years I have been here. I took some terrible quick photos hoping to learn more about it. It has copper "coins" capping each end of...
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