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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:05 AM
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Posted By DaveA
XRF Availability

I assume that I cannot just order an XRF from Amazon. How does one obtain access to such a scientific instrument? Is there a home-built hack for this tech? Could be handy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 48,610
Posted By DaveA
Frank or Franz Karl

Very Interesting! My bichaq from Bosnia looks very similar.
The scabbard of this bıÁak has a monogram FK engraved on the front and "Franz Karl" on the back. Sorry I donít have a closeup photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,429
Posted By DaveA
Thumbs up Congratulations Lee. There is a lot going on...

Congratulations Lee. There is a lot going on behind the scenes. Sounds like a headache or two. I know I had one when I started seeing error messages! Thank you for your service, and for telling us...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By DaveA
My Alamang

My alamang,

Sadly, it was lost or stolen en route to me after purchase from a dealer. This was two years ago and investigations have found nothing. Yes, Iíve tried everything.

Please keep an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,066
Posted By DaveA
Disposition of collection

Thank you everyone for the ideas.

We are in the midst of a raging pandemic and I am in a high risk group. Otherwise, my health is good and hope for many more years to enjoy my collection. So no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,049
Posted By DaveA
Plug bayonet

To my eye this strongly resembles a plug bayonet, probably Spanish, late 18th to early 19th C. These had dual use as daggers or could be mounted in the barrel of a gun, for example, when hunting to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,066
Posted By DaveA
Question Advice needed for my collection

Hello all,

Greetings from California.

I apologize if this request seems a little morbid. I need advice on how to prepare for the day when it becomes time for my family to liquidate my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,173
Posted By DaveA
For comparison, pichoq from Bukhara

A beautiful knife Gavin, thanks for posting. Is the medial ridge a common feature on the pichok? I have not seen one before. I do love the upswept blade.

Here is a pichok from Bukhara in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,359
Posted By DaveA
Returned

I received the item and the poor qualities were immediately clear. The seller was quite miffed by my objections but eventually agreed to a full refund on the condition that I never do business with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,359
Posted By DaveA
Clues

Thank you Detlef,

I was an inexpensive bet. I would be grateful to learn the most important clues that led to your conclusion.

Dave A.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,359
Posted By DaveA
Another ancestor figure example for ID

This one I have not received yet. I'm fairly confident the hilt (at least) is Batak, but the name/style is not clear. The scabbard seems unusual and might not be original :shrug:

Your thoughts?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,735
Posted By DaveA
Piso Batak

Thanks very much. That it might be Batak was in the back of my head and was my first impression until I saw the other thread.

Superficially, the shape and carvings resemble the Batak Piso Gaja...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,735
Posted By DaveA
Question Help ID - Indonesia, ancestor figures?

Hello all,

I acquired this knife recently. I have an interest in ancestor figures on edged weapons and scabbards as design features with various degrees of symbolic importance.

I came upon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,268
Posted By DaveA
Pedang palembang from Sumatra

I concur with the earlier comments regarding the filigree: Burma.

Regarding the hilt, compare it with this one in my collection. The sword originates from a Dutch colonial collection. I acquired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,666
Posted By DaveA
Thank you

Thank you everyone for your advice and commiseration. I have a few useful tips now on how to proceed. As far as I know, there are no materials in the items that might be restricted. Old hardwood from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,666
Posted By DaveA
Inbound Package Stuck in US Customs?

Hello,

My package of swords is lost, or stuck, somewhere in the US and never delivered. The swords are beautiful (and precious) and I am in denial about the possibility of losing them forever.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,565
Posted By DaveA
Filipino weapons

As long as you dredged up this thread :)

Here is a web site selling new Filipino traditional weapons. I make no claim regarding authenticity, but it could be a useful site to identify some names...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,721
Posted By DaveA
Very nice! My Marsh Arab dagger, for...

Very nice!

My Marsh Arab dagger, for comparison. I am especially fond of this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By DaveA
Excellent. Small world.

Excellent. Small world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,892
Posted By DaveA
Old style píchok possibly Uygher

This looks like a Pichoq (BıÁak) with the slightly up curving blade style of the Uyghers who have resided predominantly in the region known today as Uzbekistan, but extending into China as well as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By DaveA
Knife size mead peek nok

and a small one, very similar but more recent. This may or may not go by the same name.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By DaveA
mead peek nok ó birds wing knife)l

Thanks for posting. I believe this is mead peek nok. Here is a photo of mine along with a description. My information comes from a anthropologist/sociologist an long time collector of dha who spent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,955
Posted By DaveA
Possibly Ladeng

This may be a variant of the klewang known as Ladeng (Ladeeng, Ladieng) from N.Sumatra. I recently purchased this one and am awaiting delivery. Blade shape is similar; hilts are obviously different....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,136
Posted By DaveA
This is one of two matching knives meant to slide...

This is one of two matching knives meant to slide together into a single opening in a sheath, appearing as one. There are many variations of this type of Chinese double knife. Their use was for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,739
Posted By DaveA
Thank you all. This weapon may not be...

Thank you all. This weapon may not be particularly newsworthy, but it is a good knife to hold and to admire. Iíve no doubt it could do very good service if called upon. Sometimes a well made blade...
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