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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 02:50 AM
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Posted By drac2k
When I first read your suggestion that it could...

When I first read your suggestion that it could be sealing wax it didn't make any sense until I looked up the definition;" a mixture of shellac and rosin with turpentine & pigment softened by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 07:12 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 03:42 PM
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Views: 302
Posted By drac2k
A Decent Afghani Sword

I recently picked this up in a group purchase and I was pleasantly surprised by what I believe to be a decent Afghani sword. It is the first one that I have with what appears to be enamel inserts in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By drac2k
Very nice; could you post a closeup of the...

Very nice; could you post a closeup of the wirework especially on the whisk end?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By drac2k
Kronckew,I must be having an "off-day,"...

Kronckew,I must be having an "off-day," as well as I thought your post was rather humorous;thanks for the smile !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ian for your input. The only reasons why...

Thanks, Ian for your input. The only reasons why I thought it could be for a field dressing was because the other similar knife had a leather scabbard; I don't believe that most butcher knives have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By drac2k
Wow, you guys nailed it; my blade has a twin...

Wow, you guys nailed it; my blade has a twin brother! Rafngard thanks for the pictures.
As an afterthought, I noticed that the other knife that was similar to mine had a scabbard ;this has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the information. I almost posted that...

Thanks for the information. I almost posted that it felt like a meat cleaver so your friend might be more correct than you thought.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By drac2k
Unusual Philippine Knife ?

This is a form that I haven't encountered before. It is allegedly a WW2 Philippine bring back. I'm not sure if it is an actual style, a custom job, or a worn or broken bolo repurposed.
It has a heavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By drac2k
I agree, thanks for the input.

I agree, thanks for the input.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ken. I was assuming 20th century because...

Thanks, Ken. I was assuming 20th century because of the belt loop, which I don't believe is a traditional Zulu feature. I don't think anything was on the other end, except the wood; I think the metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By drac2k
Interesting; was there wartime production of...

Interesting; was there wartime production of Arisaka bayonets in the Philippines as in Manchuria?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By drac2k
Ordinary Talibon/Talibong just a bit unusual

This is a WW2 talibon bring back of decent construction and as such nothing unusual except that this is the first one that I have seen that has been personalized for a Japanese soldier.I'm sure that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By drac2k
A nice Zulu or Shona Ax ?

I recently picked up this ax which I believe to be either Zulu or Shona, based on the wire work; I'm leaning towards Zulu because of the tack work.
The ax belonged to the estate of Edward Frey, who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By drac2k
Nothing mundane about anything on that chopper !!!

Nothing mundane about anything on that chopper !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By drac2k
Many of us are interested in African and Oceanic...

Many of us are interested in African and Oceanic Weapons, however when we lost VANDOO, we lost a real expert in these areas and much more !
That being said, I think it is a great dagger and to me it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By drac2k
Truly an amazing collection of Chinese...

Truly an amazing collection of Chinese spearheads; congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By drac2k
It truly is a wonderful piece; when I held it in...

It truly is a wonderful piece; when I held it in Baltimore I was impressed by the weight and the balance.
I was also intrigued by the remnant of the Khaki cloth; was it actually a belt or was it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Detlef; I had never seen one...

Thanks, Detlef; I had never seen one before(didn't even know what it was), until it walked up to me with various other items and the guy asked me if I wanted to buy them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By drac2k
The ginunting ( I didn't know what it was until...

The ginunting ( I didn't know what it was until kai identified it), I tend to think that it is older than mid-century for several reasons. The definition that I found for this item was as a jungle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By drac2k
I should have clarified that the edge of the...

I should have clarified that the edge of the bevel of 1/8" on the spine is at the base; after 5" it tapers down to an edge of about 1/64".
On the bottom the max. width is at the 1st notch of about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By drac2k
The Mandaya's max. thickness is approx....

The Mandaya's max. thickness is approx. 1/16" on the beveled spine and the thickness after the bevel is approx.5/16".; the blade measures 15.5" long and
2 5/8" at its widest.
Thanks for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By drac2k
3 Philippine Swords

I recently acquired these 3 swords.The first was purchased in Baltimore which was identified by Rick and confirmed by Battera, Ron, and his friend as a Mandaya Bolo.This was my first and I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By drac2k
Wow, super great information Sakimori; thanks to...

Wow, super great information Sakimori; thanks to you and to all others for their comments!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By drac2k
Like it, I loved it; bought 4 others and sent my...

Like it, I loved it; bought 4 others and sent my friend over for one!Great deal, I'm surprised you had any left.God willing, I'll be looking for your booth next year so be sure to let me know what...
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