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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:42 AM
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Am I correct in believing that Kurdish hilts had...

Am I correct in believing that Kurdish hilts had prongs on the guard and pommel that point towards the hand, and hilts from the area that is now Iraq have a pommel and guard that are very rounded in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2020, 02:40 PM
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Views: 867
Posted By Interested Party
That is a monster! Do you know what tribe used...

That is a monster! Do you know what tribe used this pattern?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2020, 07:25 AM
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Views: 867
Posted By Interested Party
I think I'm look for information on...

I think I'm look for information on hunting/weapon versions of the spear. Utilitarian. Cultures I'm not sure. I know parts of the Philippines, Oceania, and New Guinea used spears till the last...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By Interested Party
I understood shagreen to be mule or donkey hide...

I understood shagreen to be mule or donkey hide boiled in a cupric solution.

Thanks Philip for answering my question before I asked it. I don't like tanning much. I do not think I would try to make...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Interested Party
Rick, I'm not picky. I would love for people to...

Rick, I'm not picky. I would love for people to say where their example is from. I'm gathering information, and I thought people might like to talk about what they have. Observing cultural variants...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2020, 07:07 PM
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Views: 78
Posted By Interested Party
Spears and Javelins; Dimensions and Weights

Hello this is my first post in the European Armoury Form I believe. Can anyone help with me with a question on spear and javelin heads? Specifically on weight, length and width of blade, length of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Interested Party
Spear & Javelins; Dimensions and Weights

Can anyone help with me with a question on spear and javelin heads? Specifically on weight, length and width of blade, length of tang, and/or socket socket opening's diameter. Is it purposed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2020, 04:43 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By Interested Party
Jean do you have a side view and possibly a back...

Jean do you have a side view and possibly a back view of the second hilt?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By Interested Party
May I ask from where you coming? Normally you can...

May I ask from where you coming? Normally you can ship edged weapons from Germany without any problems. Shipping to some countries (for example the States) is in the moment very expensive or not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Interested Party
It's a very well preserved piece. What features...

It's a very well preserved piece.

What features make it Ottoman out side of an inscription in Turkish? Any ideas on a specific region of the empire (or as Peter indicates Anatolia), point of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By Interested Party
When my granddad passed we bought our favorite...

When my granddad passed we bought our favorite pieces from my grandmother at a fair price to help with her home care. When I look at these pieces I have great memories of them.

What was left after...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By Interested Party
This is a question I've been pondering lately and...

This is a question I've been pondering lately and I think this is a good time to ask it.

How serviceable is a blade after this kind of repair? It would obviously have to be normalized, hardened,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Interested Party
:)

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Interested Party
I don't think anyone is questioning Persian...

I don't think anyone is questioning Persian influence. Just in the current belief system Tiflis seems a reasonable attribution. I would love to see a book on Persian and Turkish blades of this type....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Interested Party
I agree with your assertion that it belongs in...

I agree with your assertion that it belongs in the greater Indopersian sphere of influence. Why? I can't give a good answer. It just seems vaguely familiar.

To the forum; how common are those groves...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Interested Party
Do you have a side (edge on) view? I would like...

Do you have a side (edge on) view? I would like to see how it was mounted. And a view of the throat of the scabbard?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Interested Party
Just talking out my butt again, what else is the internet for?

Robin, welcome. Sorry sidetracking things with the talk of twist patterns, in the Gurian examples that could be completely unfounded. I took another look at Ariels examples and the white almost...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By Interested Party
I remember my grandfather giving me a synopsis of...

I remember my grandfather giving me a synopsis of Anosov as a late teen and being captivated and caught up in his dream of ultra high carbon steels of over 1% that were both hard and tough....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. How long in the sodium hydroxide? Is...

Interesting. How long in the sodium hydroxide? Is it heated as well. It would cause a darkening if left for a bit. Given that a bit of a typographic pattern had been achieved by the ferrochloric acid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By Interested Party
I thought as long as we were on kindjals and...

I thought as long as we were on kindjals and patterned steel it might be time to bring this thread back out from 2010. The archives really are deep in this forum. I find some new information by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Interested Party
Not an easy book to find in English. Cheap in...

Not an easy book to find in English. Cheap in German though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you. I see. It looks close to what...

Thank you. I see. It looks close to what Hrisoulas would call a star or chevron made be twisting laminated bars in deferent directions and welding. I wonder if the core of this type of blade was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Interested Party
Beautiful! Thank you for showing this. Made my...

Beautiful! Thank you for showing this. Made my day!

Interesting. I noticed a few things. I looks like the blades edges run in a parallel configuration narrowing gently after the midpoint rather than...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By Interested Party
I think York style would be classier than...

I think York style would be classier than hunchback. After all they are pretty glorious ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. Its a very different blade than I...

Interesting. Its a very different blade than I have seen in contempoary use with the northern parts of the tribe's range. The shape suggests a very different kind of swordsmanship than the ones I saw...
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