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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Ian
A very important time in the history of...

A very important time in the history of Greek-Ottoman relations. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Ian
Exclamation vantique, Thanks for posting your...

vantique,

Thanks for posting your interesting crossbow.

Please note, we do not permit discussion of value.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Ian
Hi Ron, Welcome to the Forum. Would you mind...

Hi Ron,

Welcome to the Forum. Would you mind posting a picture of the whole sword and its scabbard (if you have it).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Ian
I think Colin is correct that the axe in the OP...

I think Colin is correct that the axe in the OP is the same as in the auction picture. Attached is a composite graphic of the two. Taking into account differences in the backgrounds, angle at which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Active auction

This item is presently an active auction and therefore not open for discussion. This thread is closed until the auction ends.

Ian
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Ian
I think Rick and kai have each (gently) raised...

I think Rick and kai have each (gently) raised the issue of whether the VOC and A stamps on this blade may have been added at a later time. The 1790 date stamp would indicate that it was made late in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Ian
Hi kai, Yes, that was my interpretation of...

Hi kai,

Yes, that was my interpretation of the question also. There are many versions of the sinan bartolome in Luzon that cut across ethnic groups and have prominently clipped blades. There are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Ian
algrennathan, Welcome to the forum and...

algrennathan,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting this question.

Just to clarify what you mean by "clip point." Are you referring to blades where the spine angles abruptly downwards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
Jim and Ed, Thank you for your excellent...

Jim and Ed,

Thank you for your excellent information about this sword and the observations on the conflict in the Sudan during the 1880s. The Met example is a superb piece of swordmaking.

Ed,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
Thanks Ramba. Yes, you are correct that it was a...

Thanks Ramba. Yes, you are correct that it was a NSW Contingent. The Australian Army did not exist—we were still a British colony at that time. I guess we can say the sword is likely 19th C, probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
Kaskara with gold and silver decoration

This is the second of my purchases from the Australian Arms Auction this past weekend. The kaskara was said to have been brought back by an Australian army contingent around 1900. It has a dark,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Ian
Old Kris from an Australian auction

This is one of two items that I won online from an Australian Arms Auction this past weekend that featured mostly firearms but also a few edged weapons. I'm pretty sure this kris has a laminated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef. I was making a comparison between...

Hi Detlef.

I was making a comparison between your barung and Yves'. Yours and Xas' are roughly the same age, although Xas' might be a little older. In any case, both of them are older than Yves'....
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Ian
Indeed! Kipling said it best.

Indeed! Kipling said it best.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, Yes, the hilt on yours is very...

Hi Xas,

Yes, the hilt on yours is very similar to Detlef's example. Immediately pre-WWII or WWII era would be my estimate. Nasty looking double edge befitting the time of conflict. I would think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Ian
Vishnu does have a (transgender?) female avatar,...

Vishnu does have a (transgender?) female avatar, Mohini, who is a seductress. He/she seduces Shiva in an attempt to make the latter more worldly. They may have had a son, Ayyappa. All this is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Ian
The decoration of Moro barung and kris scabbards...

The decoration of Moro barung and kris scabbards with exotic synthetic materials (including aluminum) is very much a phenomenon of WWII and later, and seldom seen earlier. I agree with Xas that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Very nice, recently made blade. I...

Hi Yves,

Very nice, recently made blade. I have a different blade style with a horse head hilt and a wooden scabbard that looks like it was made by the same person. Does your blade have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Ian
Hi Ariel: You make an important point that...

Hi Ariel:

You make an important point that these are handmade items constructed to a general formula and made using handed down techniques. That there would be regional variation and changes over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ian
Indio_Ira, can you indicate the example on the...

Indio_Ira, can you indicate the example on the board that you are referring to? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Need a pic ...

Indio_Ira,

Unfortunately, your picture is not showing up.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Ian
eftihis, Let's see what replies you get...

eftihis,

Let's see what replies you get here. If there is not a lot of information forthcoming, we might move it over to the European Armoury forum given David R's suggestion of an Austrian or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By Ian
Hi Keddy, Welcome to the forum and I hope we...

Hi Keddy,

Welcome to the forum and I hope we hear more of your collecting interests. It would be helpful for our archives if you could post a picture of your knife.

Thanks Wayne for your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Clarification on commercial discussions

David R,

Just to follow up on David's comment about commercial remarks, etc. If anyone wishes to know the name of your seller, price of items, etc. then it is perfectly okay to take such...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Ian
Harvey, Thanks greatly for your observations...

Harvey,

Thanks greatly for your observations and words of caution. Always good to hear from an experienced collector in this field. Pacific island artifacts have become very fashionable and it is...
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