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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By David R
Apparently the Satsuma Clan had a liking for...

Apparently the Satsuma Clan had a liking for Fukuro Yari because they were easier to re-shaft than the tanged type.
According to one of the curators at Leeds Royal Armoury a batch were also made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,383
Posted By David R
Nice to see a new picture of this.

Nice to see a new picture of this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By David R
Those are exceptionally nice pieces, I would...

Those are exceptionally nice pieces, I would guess especially made for presentation to Dignitaries!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By David R
Not a Nihonto, but a Shin-Gunto, a "new army...

Not a Nihonto, but a Shin-Gunto, a "new army sword", nevertheless a very collectable item if genuine. If the moderators have no objection I will direct you to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By David R
Pitt Rivers Museum Blog.

I am not sure quite where to post this link, but this seems the best place for it. Follow up the internal links for some very interesting and relevant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By David R
A lot of discussion about this type here....

A lot of discussion about this type here. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6342
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,344
Posted By David R
Looks like a fairly standard "Kaskara"...

Looks like a fairly standard "Kaskara" blade, probably 19th C. trade blade made in Europe. The pierced short tang is typical of these Sudanese swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By David R
I could be wrong (I often am) but to me it looks...

I could be wrong (I often am) but to me it looks more like one of the elaborate throwing knives/axes from Africa.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,639
Posted By David R
All the pictures have disappeared!

All the pictures have disappeared!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By David R
I have my reservations as well, but at a price of...

I have my reservations as well, but at a price of a quarter that asked for a repro. I thought it worth a punt. I will post pics and details when I get it. More pics from the seller.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By David R
It just occurred to me to mention, the Dadao I...

It just occurred to me to mention, the Dadao I have coming, and in the pic. is a 1937 dated Chinese Army piece, which is why the guard is somewhat "Industrial" in form. I am hoping it is the real...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By David R
I too would be interested in any information on...

I too would be interested in any information on this one, I saw something very similar to this on sale a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By David R
Reading all this, I am glad I picked up my stuff...

Reading all this, I am glad I picked up my stuff years ago before all these restrictions came in.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By David R
Dao or Dadao? I have an old Dao and the disk...

Dao or Dadao? I have an old Dao and the disk guard is soldered up from sheet, I have just bought a Dadao (not arrived yet) and the guard looks to be cast from iron.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Thanks for the information, I did wonder. Oh...

Thanks for the information, I did wonder. Oh well, happy as I am with the piece I must now resume my quest for a Philippine blade.
Any ideas on its age and use.... a weapon or a tool, this century (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Newly bought Bolo.

Hiya everyone. Seeing all the good blades on this site originating in the Philippines filled me with the desire to have at least one of these for myself.
Yesterday I was able to buy this one...... Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,381
Posted By David R
A wonderful collection, which has me wanting an...

A wonderful collection, which has me wanting an example of this type in my own collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,386
Posted By David R
Very nice pieces, worth looking after.

Very nice pieces, worth looking after.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,339
Posted By David R
ariel, I do not think this is wootz, more likely...

ariel, I do not think this is wootz, more likely a folded steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,339
Posted By David R
Here's my example, more of a Khyber Knife being...

Here's my example, more of a Khyber Knife being 58cm long in total, but described as a Choora by Ian B at the Armouries. Bought a few years ago, before the recent involvement and so most likely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By David R
This one looks good to me! The Afghan shashkas...

This one looks good to me! The Afghan shashkas tend to have a distinctive look, usually having a metal mount at the base of the blade like a pesh kabz and a two piece grip.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By David R
A similar idea of making "traveller...

A similar idea of making "traveller friendly" items crops up with early 20thC Jian from China.
However some people like a shorter blade for other reasons.... on "Great River" they compare some of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By David R
This one looks Turkoman to me.... I had one very...

This one looks Turkoman to me.... I had one very similar some time back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By David R
I had some success using scrunched up aluminium...

I had some success using scrunched up aluminium foil as a scrub.... harder than soft rust but softer than silver. Usual caveat though, go gently and stop if you see the koftgari lifting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By David R
The pin through the grip and tang is also a...

The pin through the grip and tang is also a common Afghan feature....look up pulwar also spelled pulouar.
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