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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Rich
Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the...

Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. Both are great.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Rich
I would think it was the mortar of it's time. Rich

I would think it was the mortar of it's time.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Rich
Smile Great collection. Thanks for sharing. Now I know...

Great collection. Thanks for sharing. Now I know why I can't find any.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Rich
I should add these knives are very collectible...

I should add these knives are very collectible and bring good prices. Nice find. I wish I had kept my Arnachellum.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Rich
This is a classic India made bowie knife...

This is a classic India made bowie knife (sometimes called a tiger knife) made in the late 1800's- early 1900's for Englishmen. Other similar knives made by Arnachellum (I had one). Good, well made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Rich
This is a ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) or...

This is a ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) or o-tanto (large tanto) - your choice. Normally tanto are under 12 inches and waks are 12-24 inches but many are borderline (like yours). It is mumei...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Rich
Google "antique Mexican dagger" and...

Google "antique Mexican dagger" and then go to "images". There are several shown with similar handles and guards. Take many of the pics there with a grain of salt and they are obviously not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By Rich
Ian and all - Try using Imgur as a photo posting...

Ian and all -

Try using Imgur as a photo posting site. Free.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By Rich
That tip looks very fragile to me to be a mail...

That tip looks very fragile to me to be a mail piercer. Looks like it would break off on first use. Otherwise an interesting blade.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By Rich
Here's a link that may...

Here's a link that may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By Rich
I stand corrected. I Googled Ainu sword images...

I stand corrected. I Googled Ainu sword images and there are a couple shown similar to this one. Definitely a dress/ceremonial type; fighting swords are much more like katana in their mounts. Always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By Rich
I don't think (?) it is Ainu. Most likely a post...

I don't think (?) it is Ainu. Most likely a post WWII mount with possibly a good, older blade (can't tell from the pics). Fancy carved mounts were commonly used as gifts or souvenirs for GI's or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rich
It's trying to be an NCO sword, but I tend to...

It's trying to be an NCO sword, but I tend to agree- most likely a copy. I've seen numerous NCO swords, but never one with Kanji on blade, usually just a serial number in Roman numerals. Also the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By Rich
Not sure what you mean by "industrial or...

Not sure what you mean by "industrial or semi-industrial". With the exception of the "top end" gendai smiths, most other Showa era blades (whether hand forged or not) were made in factory settings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By Rich
That is the date side. Showa ....... The makers...

That is the date side. Showa ....... The makers mei is the two Kanji side. Also the stamp is a Nagoya Arsenal acceptance stamp, not a Seki or Showa stamp.
Kanenori is a known smith. Here is an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By Rich
I respectfully disagree. Looks totally correct...

I respectfully disagree. Looks totally correct for a Showa era (so dated) shingunto. I think is reads Kanenori as the maker.

Rich

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,576
Posted By Rich
I doubt it is a Japanese tachi. Wrong type of...

I doubt it is a Japanese tachi. Wrong type of mounts, fittings and hanger.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd December 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rich
Viking toolbox found

This may be old news, but I think it is of interest.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-000-old-viking-toolbox-200200450.html?ref=gs

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,465
Posted By Rich
Definitely not Japanese. Rich The Japanese...

Definitely not Japanese.

Rich

The Japanese Sword Index
http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/nihonto.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Rich
Agree, Lapland (Sami) scabbard. I've collected...

Agree, Lapland (Sami) scabbard. I've collected Nordic knives for years. Have one similar but more solid with less spikes on the antler. I suspect they were made either for festivals, gifts or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By Rich
Acetone is fine for the blades, just don't get it...

Acetone is fine for the blades, just don't get it on any horn pieces (if any) on the handles). It will dry them out and sometimes turn them grey.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Rich
If you have the broken piece(s), can you super...

If you have the broken piece(s), can you super glue them back together? A small drop of glue possibly won't even be seen. Just a thougth.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By Rich
Some really nice tsuba and other fittings....

Some really nice tsuba and other fittings. Enjoyed seeing them. Thanks for posting the pics.

Rich

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Japanese Sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By Rich
Lee said: "But, in the end, one should...

Lee said:

"But, in the end, one should collect what personally thrills one's self and not what others tell them that they should like. If such items become a good investment, that should be 'icing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By Rich
I see a nice damascus steel blade and well made...

I see a nice damascus steel blade and well made fittings. I wouldn't care about its age. I want it! Nice find.
Rich
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