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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By mross
Don't know anything about the objects, but the...

Don't know anything about the objects, but the photography is first rate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By mross
A quick Bing search found a image from Ashoka...

A quick Bing search found a image from Ashoka Arts. So they had one at some time. Had to search it cause I never heard of it till now. Nice looking sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By mross
What would be the procedure to determine wootz?

What would be the procedure to determine wootz?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By mross
Yep, Those pic leave no doubt. Rotate yours about...

Yep, Those pic leave no doubt. Rotate yours about a quarter turn clockwise and the markings line up exactly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By mross
Blade and scabbard are preferred. However I will...

Blade and scabbard are preferred. However I will not turn down a nice blade just because it does not have a scabbard. I buy the blade, nice fittings are a bonus as is evidenced by my last two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By mross
Blade geometry and fullers look very similar to...

Blade geometry and fullers look very similar to the one I posted. The cross and orb on it is much larger than mine though. I do not see a fly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By mross
Sweet! Was wondering if someone on this forum...

Sweet! Was wondering if someone on this forum snagged it. That seller has an uncanny knack for coming up with great blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By mross
Kaskara handle construction

Is there a proper form of handle construction on the Kaskara? Most of the ones that I have seen have a ring shaped pommel. Neither of mine have this. Granted the handle is damaged but the handle does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By mross
Finally got the full length to go. I know there...

Finally got the full length to go. I know there is a better full length shot, the photos of the seller are much better than mine, but this is next to a yard stick for size reference.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By mross
Cool. So it seems safe to say this is a Kull...

Cool. So it seems safe to say this is a Kull blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By mross
Excellent! Thanks. Brass inlay makes sense it, I...

Excellent! Thanks. Brass inlay makes sense it, I did not think it was copper. So it looks to be around 1847 or so?

Just followed the link above and saw my sword at the end of the discussion. Cool....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By mross
one more pic

I do have a pic of the sword in total but am having problems getting it uploaded. I may have to retake it tonight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By mross
Kaskara thoughts, please.

I won this kaskara off of eprey. It had enough red flags that I did not use the buy it now option but put in a low bid with a lot of hope. I won it as the only bidder which made me even more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,901
Posted By mross
bulat is the Russian version of wootz. Just like...

bulat is the Russian version of wootz. Just like in the US there are modern makers of it. The Russian version can be found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,901
Posted By mross
There is definitely some kind of pattern visible...

There is definitely some kind of pattern visible in the pics. From the pics though it is difficult to impossible to tell what kind. It does not look like wootz, or twist core. It could be a pattern...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th September 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mross
Me thinks u r confusing academia with the real...

Me thinks u r confusing academia with the real world. :D Any relevance is purely coincidental.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mross
This is cool stuff, at least to a komputer wienie...

This is cool stuff, at least to a komputer wienie like me. It seems to be a new take on algorithms to help identify an object. With a database of only 10 comparators it is a little weak. However I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,901
Posted By mross
The only thing I disagree with is your last line...

The only thing I disagree with is your last line about the katana. If it is not made by a certified Japanese trained smith then it is a reproduction. Granted there are quite a few smith who made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,345
Posted By mross
Just to point out. In the Philippines they only...

Just to point out. In the Philippines they only used fruit to bring out the pattern in the steel. That is all that should be required to show a pattern. I'll further put my foot in it by saying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,345
Posted By mross
If any of this is tried please post results what...

If any of this is tried please post results what ever they may be. I would suggest using a salon type hair dryer or a heatgun on low-med rather than a torch to heat it up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,345
Posted By mross
Yeah this type is a conundrum, every one of this...

Yeah this type is a conundrum, every one of this type I saw was a twist core until it wasn't. Still they are my favorite types to collect. They are very old and as far as I can tell there have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By mross
ok, I was hoping we might be able to discern the...

ok, I was hoping we might be able to discern the species of wood and narrow down origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By mross
What is the handle material?

What is the handle material?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By mross
Wow, I did not know that. That is very cool that...

Wow, I did not know that. That is very cool that the articles I used to learn about the Kaskara have a current and local origin! :D Thanks Ed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By mross
Thanks. I had read the Ed Hunley article that Ian...

Thanks. I had read the Ed Hunley article that Ian had posted and thought that's what it might be. Thanks for confirming as I was going by the articles posted here. I agree with the description it is...
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