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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2014, 08:45 PM
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Posted By spiral
Cool! nice gift! Perhaps its ok if they stole...

Cool! nice gift! Perhaps its ok if they stole or killed it?

Personally I reckon gifts are good stuff, but don't think Ive any Mongolian ancestry... :shrug:

Thanks for posting its always nice to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By spiral
Ahhh one for down the back of the cooker...

Ahhh one for down the back of the cooker perhaps! :D

Interesting! Never heard of it before...

I almost hate to say it but I have to.. ;) . Did you buy it, steal it or kill it & make it?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By spiral
Ahhh in that case dont bother etching again, if...

Ahhh in that case dont bother etching again, if it was clear wootz or laminated it would show as Artzi would have already expertly etched it.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By spiral
Roland, I know its hard, but these guys are...

Roland, I know its hard, but these guys are correct... It
has been faked using an old Indian/Afghani blade.

If you've lost money Id try for redress against the devious sellers as soon as possible....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By spiral
Ahh that's only flesh though... that heals... the...

Ahh that's only flesh though... that heals... the blade is what matters!

Mmmm so the hilt straps are re built by the same chap who made the scabbard it seems?

If blade was mine Id give it a little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By spiral
I agree with your second & third sentence......

I agree with your second & third sentence... as for the first I could make it tomorrow in England, Bamboo sawn in half ? & what appears to be jewellers thong to tie it together?

It Could be made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By spiral
Blade has been completely ground on a belt sander...

Blade has been completely ground on a belt sander or linisher....

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By spiral
Thank you Timo! Always handy to access Eggerton...

Thank you Timo!

Always handy to access Eggerton of any computer!

Will have to have a rummage through there other works...

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By spiral
Protect the kofgari areas with wax,{melted then...

Protect the kofgari areas with wax,{melted then solidified.} then just etch the unprotected areas with a repeated brush wipe, rather than risking dipping.

I don't like Fc myself, I prefer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By spiral
I guess that was an attempt to mimic the...

I guess that was an attempt to mimic the fiddleback maple look?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By spiral
Well fire hardening is perhaps a better term, but...

Well fire hardening is perhaps a better term, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over the word tempering....

After all we are talking about timber not steel or glass.... ;)

The word origin for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By spiral
I agree burning is not tempering... I cant tell...

I agree burning is not tempering... I cant tell from photos if that piece is burnt or tempered though? if tempered , intermittent pattern seems strange?

I get the impression from the film I linked...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By spiral
I think Tim, It could also be done in a localised...

I think Tim, It could also be done in a localised area of the stick with large candle or even a butane gas torch...Leaving unburnt areas of wood. There nothing I can see to imply it was done during...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By spiral
Indeed Vandoo, I think its a dig their taking...

Indeed Vandoo, I think its a dig their taking seriously & hopefully more finds & evidence will be shown in future.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By spiral
Fascinating Charles! Not suggesting it is, but...

Fascinating Charles!

Not suggesting it is, but think Ive seen some chrome vanadium steels etched with similar patterns?

Which would perhaps would imply a type of wootz rather than folded steel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By spiral
Ahh Thank you! Any links to those items? I...

Ahh Thank you! Any links to those items?

I don't "know" my source was just a Siberian newspaper... :shrug:

Hopefully Mr. Semyon Grigoryev, The Director of the Lazarev Mammoth Museum at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By spiral
Im sure! There one & the same after all! ;)...

Im sure! There one & the same after all! ;) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By spiral
Thanks Collin , I didn't know that, any photos of...

Thanks Collin , I didn't know that, any photos of such types?


I think Ariel meant horn not ossik! :D

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By spiral
As sword dance is a moving art here's a few vids,...

As sword dance is a moving art here's a few vids, I found fascinating & educational ...

Enjoy!

spiral

Fiery Russian....Excellent!

russian linky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N47ns2G8mME)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By spiral
Thank You, I thought so to....But indeed Putin on...

Thank You, I thought so to....But indeed Putin on the other hand,
looks as if to say :shrug:

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By spiral
Old Rhino horn Spear head!

Last month this recently discovered piece was displayed in Russia.

The Wooly rhino spear tip is almost 90cm in length and seemingly still sharp enough to kill, was found on the island of Bolshoy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 504
Posted By spiral
Re fullering & facts not...

Re fullering & facts not theory's...



Actually No. To reduce weight & increase the flexibility you would just grind or forge it thinner.

Doing it in a central groove fuller, will maintain...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 504
Posted By spiral
Snap! :D

Snap! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 504
Posted By spiral
Fullering aids stiffness Ibrahim... not flex!...

Fullering aids stiffness Ibrahim... not flex!

Its a way to reduce weight while maintaining maximum strength & stiffness.

Which is rather at odds with you theory that these are ceremonial toys not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By spiral
Hi Steve, Here's a photo from the auction...

Hi Steve, Here's a photo from the auction house.

Hope it helps.

Spiral
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