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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Emanuel
Some thoughts... Note that the blade is very...

Some thoughts...

Note that the blade is very similar to some short Burmese dha knives in both profile and execution:
- single-edged
- slight droop towards the edge
- well executed fullers on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,581
Posted By Emanuel
Now here is a cruder form previously discussed on...

Now here is a cruder form previously discussed on this forum and considered to be Afghan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,581
Posted By Emanuel
And a last one...

And a last one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,581
Posted By Emanuel
Another one...

Another one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,581
Posted By Emanuel
Here are a few more from Oriental-Arms labeled as...

Here are a few more from Oriental-Arms labeled as Afghan or Pakistani.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,581
Posted By Emanuel
I am not at all convinced that these knives are...

I am not at all convinced that these knives are make by the Yao, not considering the rest of that material culture. This knife type doesn't fit anything produced natively in East Africa. I am not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,581
Posted By Emanuel
Oh man, another one of these. Google...

Oh man, another one of these.

Google can search within websites by using the following syntax, then going to Images. It'll return all of the images from posts including the search word....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 948
Posted By Emanuel
What I find really nifty about these tongs is the...

What I find really nifty about these tongs is the box joint/pivot.
A lot of work must have gone into it, whereas a simple overlapping joint is much easier to make.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th October 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 948
Posted By Emanuel
Hmm..I was thinking maybe blacksmith tongs made...

Hmm..I was thinking maybe blacksmith tongs made from recycled ornament or element from a fence or gate but the assembly is more complex than that. One piece slots into the other...nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Emanuel
Magnificent sword Charles! In Bikaner I saw a...

Magnificent sword Charles!

In Bikaner I saw a few very heavy tulwars supposedly used by some very powerful men. Every component from the hilt to the blade were very thick and heavy-looking, but very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Starting this summer I noticed a seller...

Hello,

Starting this summer I noticed a seller on ebay listing a lot of apparently very nice sabres with wootz blade and karabela-type hilt.

While the wootz blades looked very good, the overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Emanuel
That's the best I can do until I pick it up...

That's the best I can do until I pick it up Andrew. Hopefully tomorrow.

Wondering if this would qualify as a Thai ngaw.

Charles, the flimsy guard also recalled Vietnamese pieces to my mind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Emanuel
Thai or Burmese polearm

Hello,

Just picked this up at auction. A Thai or Burmese polearm.

Total length, 1.88m, roughly split 50/50 between blade and pole. I don't have it in hand yet so can't say anything about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Emanuel
Hi everyone, Thank you for the encouraging...

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the encouraging comments :) As soon as I saw it, I had to get it. I'm loving the pattern-welding.

Robert your observation is correct. It looks and feels like someone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Emanuel
A few more after another etch...

A few more after another etch...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Emanuel
Barong for comment

Hello,

Here is another recently-acquired barong with intact pommel. A light etch reveals nice lamination.

Early 20th century Tausug?

Thanks,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Emanuel
Barong with horn collar

Hello,

I recently got this nice barong, with a horn collar/punto instead of metal. Do I understand correctly that this is a feature seen on Borneo barongs?

The blade shows very nice lamination,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, The pommels on kris are traditionally...

Hello,

The pommels on kris are traditionally aligned with the greneneg carving on the base of the blade. The elephant trunk is the front, and the "dragon tail" is back. If the blade is sheathed in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Emanuel
1855 was the year of France's first International...

1855 was the year of France's first International Exhibition.
The "Napoleon III Empereur" looks correct, but the "Empire France" should, as Spiral said, be "Empire Franšais".

This etching looks...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th September 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Emanuel
...

Example:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=75733&stc=1
Forum: Swap Forum 17th September 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Emanuel
WTB - Ladieng horn handle

Hello,

I am looking for a handle for a Ladieng of this type: http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14279

I have the blade with a temporary wood handle, but I would like to replace it with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Emanuel
Rust removal through electrolysis is subject to...

Rust removal through electrolysis is subject to hydrogen embrittlement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement

Hydrogen evolved from the water through the electrolytic process can fuze...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Emanuel
Very interesting blade Charles, It looks almost...

Very interesting blade Charles,

It looks almost repulsive in its organic appearances, sort of like snake skin. The oval depressions along the edge look very deep. Is the blade heavily etched? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Emanuel
Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand But now...

Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand

But now we're getting into statues holding weapons, instead of the weapons themselves as monuments.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Emanuel
Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka

Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka
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