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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David R
Many thanks to everyone for their comments,...

Many thanks to everyone for their comments, Nathaniel especially, for his guidance on hilt type for this blade. That was just what I was looking for.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By David R
Birthday Gift of a Dha

For my Birthday a friend and fellow collector gave me this rather decent bare blade from a Dha . I have been looking for a nice Dha for some time, but all the ones that turned up were sheet steel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By David R
Once upon a time these things were going for a...

Once upon a time these things were going for a pittance, not any more. I am glad I got a couple while they were still cheap mementoes of the Empire.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By David R
How is the reinforce attached, blind riveted,...

How is the reinforce attached, blind riveted, soldered or welded?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By David R
Very nice indeed.

Very nice indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By David R
I would have a look at guns from the Caucasus,...

I would have a look at guns from the Caucasus, usually flint or miquelet locks I know but the stock shape seems right for the area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By David R
They will be able to tell you a lot more about...

They will be able to tell you a lot more about your sword there than I can. Truth is, I am also nervous when I post there! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By David R
To my untutored eye it looks a nice piece. There...

To my untutored eye it looks a nice piece. There is a dedicated nihonto site here,
http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/3-nihonto/ with very knowledgeable members and a wealth of information...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By David R
Probably French or Italian made for the Turkish...

Probably French or Italian made for the Turkish or North African market. The ramrod would have been worn round the neck on a lanyard in the common practice of the area. Look up "Suma" . This photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By David R
If you got it at a reasonable price then you were...

If you got it at a reasonable price then you were lucky indeed. These seem to have gone up in price in leaps and bounds, and that's when they come up for sale at all. If the grip is wide enough to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By David R
Isopropyl Alcohol is used by Nihonto collectors,...

Isopropyl Alcohol is used by Nihonto collectors, so I would say it is fairly safe to use!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By David R
More likely where someone has had a little go...

More likely where someone has had a little go with an etchant to see if it is wootz!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By David R
I have seen Isopropyl Alcohol suggested as a Gunk...

I have seen Isopropyl Alcohol suggested as a Gunk remover... perhaps others can chime in here with their opinions on this stuff.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By David R
Bren Gun magazines?

Bren Gun magazines?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By David R
Whatever the influences, that is a stunning piece!

Whatever the influences, that is a stunning piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By David R
Nice to see an old warrior returned to shooting...

Nice to see an old warrior returned to shooting condition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By David R
Although there are many knowledgeable collectors...

Although there are many knowledgeable collectors here, I would recommend this site for detailed discussion of your swords and blades.
http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/forum/45-military-swords-of-japan/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By David R
Nice to see it all put together!

Nice to see it all put together!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By David R
Looks like it is coming together nicely. The Yari...

Looks like it is coming together nicely. The Yari I bought a while ago is in a hiatus as I have been favouring other projects, but I am considering doing it up as a Makura-yari or a Te-yari.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By David R
I think this may have ended up in Tribal hands,...

I think this may have ended up in Tribal hands, but looking at the octagonal barrel and the textured upper flat , I think it started life as a Civilian model hunting rifle. The type of sights would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,857
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
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, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
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...
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