Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 23rd February 2011, 10:44 PM   #1
Atlantia
Member
 
Atlantia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Sharp end
Posts: 2,928
Default Another little DHA for comment.

Not a very fancy thing, but I was quite taken with its form.
Handle I guess is wood of some sort, nice blade. Comments welcome.
Are these just utility knives or a weapon?


Atlantia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2011, 03:00 AM   #2
kahnjar1
Member
 
kahnjar1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 2,577
Default

Nice piece Gene. My guess would be either ebony or teak for the handle, but could also be some other sort of tropical wood. Nathaniel would know I suspect.
Stu
kahnjar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2011, 03:44 AM   #3
Battara
EAAF Staff
 
Battara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,685
Default

Hard to tell by the pictures, but could the hilt be horn? The ferrule could be brass.
Battara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2011, 04:22 AM   #4
Nathaniel
Member
 
Nathaniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 865
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by kahnjar1
Nice piece Gene. My guess would be either ebony or teak for the handle, but could also be some other sort of tropical wood. Nathaniel would know I suspect.
Stu


Too kind Stu, I'm not sure. I'm with Jose, it would be interesting to see some more pictures in better light. There are so many different beautiful hardwoods in SEA. Maybe a type of Ebony? The handle has a nice dark patina. Jose is right, it could also be horn...which also shows a grain. Great piece though Atlantia, I like the blade with the false edge. Thanks for sharing!
Nathaniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2011, 09:15 PM   #5
Atlantia
Member
 
Atlantia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Sharp end
Posts: 2,928
Default

Thank you gents. Here's a better pic. The 'grain' is like regular layers, very fine.
Ferrule is brass.


Atlantia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:33 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.