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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By mross
Finally got the full length to go. I know there...

Finally got the full length to go. I know there is a better full length shot, the photos of the seller are much better than mine, but this is next to a yard stick for size reference.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By mross
Cool. So it seems safe to say this is a Kull...

Cool. So it seems safe to say this is a Kull blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By mross
Excellent! Thanks. Brass inlay makes sense it, I...

Excellent! Thanks. Brass inlay makes sense it, I did not think it was copper. So it looks to be around 1847 or so?

Just followed the link above and saw my sword at the end of the discussion. Cool....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By mross
one more pic

I do have a pic of the sword in total but am having problems getting it uploaded. I may have to retake it tonight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By mross
Kaskara thoughts, please.

I won this kaskara off of eprey. It had enough red flags that I did not use the buy it now option but put in a low bid with a lot of hope. I won it as the only bidder which made me even more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,687
Posted By mross
bulat is the Russian version of wootz. Just like...

bulat is the Russian version of wootz. Just like in the US there are modern makers of it. The Russian version can be found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,687
Posted By mross
There is definitely some kind of pattern visible...

There is definitely some kind of pattern visible in the pics. From the pics though it is difficult to impossible to tell what kind. It does not look like wootz, or twist core. It could be a pattern...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th September 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By mross
Me thinks u r confusing academia with the real...

Me thinks u r confusing academia with the real world. :D Any relevance is purely coincidental.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By mross
This is cool stuff, at least to a komputer wienie...

This is cool stuff, at least to a komputer wienie like me. It seems to be a new take on algorithms to help identify an object. With a database of only 10 comparators it is a little weak. However I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,687
Posted By mross
The only thing I disagree with is your last line...

The only thing I disagree with is your last line about the katana. If it is not made by a certified Japanese trained smith then it is a reproduction. Granted there are quite a few smith who made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By mross
Just to point out. In the Philippines they only...

Just to point out. In the Philippines they only used fruit to bring out the pattern in the steel. That is all that should be required to show a pattern. I'll further put my foot in it by saying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By mross
If any of this is tried please post results what...

If any of this is tried please post results what ever they may be. I would suggest using a salon type hair dryer or a heatgun on low-med rather than a torch to heat it up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By mross
Yeah this type is a conundrum, every one of this...

Yeah this type is a conundrum, every one of this type I saw was a twist core until it wasn't. Still they are my favorite types to collect. They are very old and as far as I can tell there have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By mross
ok, I was hoping we might be able to discern the...

ok, I was hoping we might be able to discern the species of wood and narrow down origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By mross
What is the handle material?

What is the handle material?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By mross
Wow, I did not know that. That is very cool that...

Wow, I did not know that. That is very cool that the articles I used to learn about the Kaskara have a current and local origin! :D Thanks Ed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By mross
Thanks. I had read the Ed Hunley article that Ian...

Thanks. I had read the Ed Hunley article that Ian had posted and thought that's what it might be. Thanks for confirming as I was going by the articles posted here. I agree with the description it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By mross
Help on age and type of kaskara

Hey all,
Just picked this kaskara up after wanting one for a long time. Since I know very little about these except what I learned here, I would like to ask for help on type age etc. I tried to give...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By mross
Yes

Yes
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By mross
Honestly the "blade" looks like it came...

Honestly the "blade" looks like it came off a fence.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By mross
I love it when a plan come together

I love it when a plan come together
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By mross
I do not think you will find any relationship...

I do not think you will find any relationship other than roughly the same geographic area. As was pointed out there is a size disparity and if memory serves me the edge geometry is very different....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By mross
Contact the seller if your interested. He makes...

Contact the seller if your interested. He makes the tar himself from sustainable locally sourced bark. I used it to stabilize a loose blade in a kora.

To answer one of the other question, no I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By mross
Somewhat, but the observed cross section...

Somewhat, but the observed cross section granularity has to do with the proper heat treat for the specific steel. The blade can be hard but if the grains are wrong it will snap instead of flex. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By mross
Is it just the picture or are they really short?

Is it just the picture or are they really short?
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