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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Bob A
A few hours in a vinegar soak, with scrubbing and...

A few hours in a vinegar soak, with scrubbing and baking soda slurry, followed by Eezox and stainless steel scrubber and 0000- steel wool, and this is the result. The brass or gilt in the handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Bob A
Thanks for the cleaning suggestions. In past,...

Thanks for the cleaning suggestions.

In past, I've used Eezox with steel wool or brass brush, applying and scrubbing until the rust was removed. It is both a solvent and a rust preventive. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Bob A
Thank you for your reply, Detlef. I'm still...

Thank you for your reply, Detlef.

I'm still somewhat unsure of the nature of the surface. My experience with rust is that it is a pitting phenomenon, rather than an accretion, which seems to be what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Bob A
So no one knows the scoop on the black goop?

So no one knows the scoop on the black goop?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Bob A
Question regarding cleaning

I just rec'd a loop dagger, ex-Waldman collection. I already owned one, which seemed free of any surface patina. The new one seems to have a black coating which tends to obscure some of the detail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Bob A
Nice primitive weapon. I like the delicate curve...

Nice primitive weapon. I like the delicate curve of the blade; contrasts with the hammered texture.

Other than that I have nothing to advance the information.

Being unfamiliar with African weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Bob A
I saw our own member Richard Furrer making steel...

I saw our own member Richard Furrer making steel on a recent NOVA.

While these shows are graphic- or picture-heavy, actual verbal content dribbles out slowly. Usually all the important info could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By Bob A
Jens, you're welcome. Certainly disinformation...

Jens, you're welcome.

Certainly disinformation is rife on the internet, but misinformation is also prevalent, and bears a more innocent connotation. All three apply, as I understand the situation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By Bob A
Absent the availability of living links to former...

Absent the availability of living links to former cultures and artifacts, there is little on which to base a conclusion.

Some research of this nature has been conducted by perusal of old images;...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Bob A
Probably not a mountaineering tool; the blade...

Probably not a mountaineering tool; the blade edge would have to be perpendicular, rather than parallel to the shaft, for cutting steps in the ice.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st September 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Bob A
The heart-shaped piece provides a means of...

The heart-shaped piece provides a means of carrying the whip; it's essentially held by the rider's teeth. His hands are busy with reins and occasionally goat carcass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Bob A
Have you made any attempt to rank these clubs...

Have you made any attempt to rank these clubs according to your opinion of age?

Beyond that, it would be of interest to examine them for signs of usage for their intended purpose. Chips,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th July 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Bob A
Looks very much like an Afghan buzkashi whip I...

Looks very much like an Afghan buzkashi whip I have.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Bob A
Most of the Persian khanjars I've seen have...

Most of the Persian khanjars I've seen have animals ornamenting the hilt/ricasso areas. I'm inclined toward India, but with an empty data set. I eagerly await the coming of the knowledgeable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bob A
Thank you for the new English edition. I eagerly...

Thank you for the new English edition. I eagerly await.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Bob A
The reference you're inquiring about is Stephen...

The reference you're inquiring about is Stephen Gracie's "Jambiya - daggers from the souks of Yemen".

It was published in 2010 in hardcover; I believe you can get a copy from Artzi. Subsequently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Bob A
Very handsome piece. The blade seems a bit worn...

Very handsome piece. The blade seems a bit worn down at the edges, but I can't really tell from a photo. Small relative to its furniture; is that typical?

What was it that set you to search for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bob A
Nothing exceeds like excess. That said, there's...

Nothing exceeds like excess.


That said, there's room in my collection for these, but insufficient volume in the exchequer.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Bob A
Jimpul?

Jimpul?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Bob A
Looks like a so-called "gusbi" jambiya...

Looks like a so-called "gusbi" jambiya from the Hadramout area of Yemen.

Not a tourist item, and not commonly seen. Congratulations on a nice find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bob A
The most elegant flintlock I've ever seen....

The most elegant flintlock I've ever seen. Congratulations on your find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bob A
Fascinating to see this, thank you. The cordage...

Fascinating to see this, thank you.

The cordage used to fasten the armor to the arms looks modern. Is that the case?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bob A
Excellent. Keep those cards and letters...

Excellent.

Keep those cards and letters coming!

4 more days . . .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bob A
So far I have tables S-03 and L29 to visit. ...

So far I have tables S-03 and L29 to visit.

Anyone else have a table?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bob A
Two weeks away now. Should I look for anyone...

Two weeks away now.

Should I look for anyone here, there, then?
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