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Old 24th July 2019, 12:08 PM   #1
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Found this article accidentally. It is from Journal of Bhutan Studies, vol. 5, pp.94-112, 2001.

http://www.bhutanstudies.org.bt/pub...S_Vol5/v5-8.pdf
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Old 24th July 2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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There is so little information about these swords...

Thank you very much for sharing this article!
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Old 24th July 2019, 01:03 PM   #3
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Thank you Ariel, cool stuff
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Old 24th July 2019, 03:29 PM   #4
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How about putting it in the Classics?

I understand it is not a classy definitive study, but we have so little information about these swords, that every shred of info has high value that may become useful some day.
It ain't no 3 course dinner from a 5 Star Michelin establishment, but hungry man might be grateful for a Burger King hamburger even without fries and Coke.
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Old 28th July 2019, 10:14 AM   #5
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This is such a rare piece of work I agree.
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Cool, the King wears his sword frequently. Note it is worn on the right side.
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Old 29th July 2019, 02:58 PM   #7
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from the limited material available about this topic it appears they have a strong and active local knife and sword culture.. in the photos and videos you can see form there archery shops selling bows and arrows are common places. and locals carry an array of bladed tools. on youtube there is quite a few videos about sword and knfie makign form various tibetian regions.. but none form bhutan.. which surprises me as there is plenty of footage showing they are very common there.. but no videos on thier making. bhutanese seem to be good with english.. really surprised i havent seen any videos yet..

also i saw some place a mention in an old article that they made clubs or throwing clubs of some type, dont remember where i saw this now.. . but ive never seen an example.. if anyone has see or heard of such a thing.. would be interesting..
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