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Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By shayde78
So...this is now the third one of these I have...

So...this is now the third one of these I have seen. The first one I saw, I bought and posted here (http://http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23014&highlight=Stiletto)

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Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By shayde78
JeffS, I see your location listed as...

JeffS,
I see your location listed as 'Singapore'. You mention this painting was found in your sister's basement. Was it found in Singapore? If so, what were the circumstances that would bring a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,525
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Battara and Kabur! Ill be sure to...

Thank you, Battara and Kabur! Ill be sure to reach out to Kiwatek.
Thanks again,
-Rob
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,525
Posted By shayde78
Any help with translating this inscription? I...

Any help with translating this inscription? I never got feedback from anyone on this site about this, and am uncertain if the initial translation suggested to me holds true.
Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By shayde78
Interesting little knife (Tibetan? African?)

Hi all,

I recently acquired this piece. I was surprised at the small size when it arrived (I've included pictures to provide some scale). The 'pommel' suggests typical Tibetan motifs, but isn't...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,917
Posted By shayde78
Is it possible the color was simply a result of...

Is it possible the color was simply a result of using red lead to paint the surfaces? A good coating of red lead on the timbers of the gun deck could have rendered them more fire retardant....
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,531
Posted By shayde78
I was wondering what caused this thread to be...

I was wondering what caused this thread to be resurrected - nice to hear you've held onto this sword, and that it has a place in the tradition of your family :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th April 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,593
Posted By shayde78
https://www.livescience.com/pirate-henry-every-tre...

https://www.livescience.com/pirate-henry-every-treasure-coins-discovered.html

Stumbled across this article and thought it sounded familiar, having read this thread. Thought I'd park it here as an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By shayde78
I was reading this thread...

I was reading this thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26739) and in post #2, Philip states that Indian blades with multiple narrow fullers are associated with the 18th and 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,492
Posted By shayde78
Thumbs up For what it is worth, I wanted to commend you...

For what it is worth, I wanted to commend you both for taking the time to 1) address a perceived insult (not always easy to do), 2) respond to the person who felt they were being disrespected (also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,492
Posted By shayde78
Very interesting theory. Would explain many of...

Very interesting theory. Would explain many of the stylistic motifs on many African weapons, and would establish a common symbolic language across seemingly disparate designs.

This is a quote...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By shayde78
The middle one, with the twist, looks as though...

The middle one, with the twist, looks as though it is intended to emulate a phallus from some large mammal. It looks to be carved from wood, so I'm not saying it is indeed one, but the shape suggests...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By shayde78
Ah - got it! Yeah, I wasn't too impressed by how...

Ah - got it! Yeah, I wasn't too impressed by how those turned out in the video. I appreciated the creative approach, but... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By shayde78
Thank you all for the feedback and guidance on...

Thank you all for the feedback and guidance on restoration techniques. I do think this could be a fun project to undertake once I move. I currently live in a condo and have no proper workspace for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By shayde78
Bryce, You are right about the orientation,...

Bryce,

You are right about the orientation, and how this recurve design makes a thrust with the point much more efficient. I had to take my sword back in hand to fully appreciate what you were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for the picture, Kabur. To me, the idea...

Thanks for the picture, Kabur.
To me, the idea of a rest/guide for the spear makes a LOT of sense. I don't know anything about the fighting styles of the Beja, but if they fought in any kind of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for the question - I do think the hilt is...

Thanks for the question - I do think the hilt is wood due to the grain and the way it is flaking. I suppose I could do a hot pin test and smell the results.
Any thoughts on what kind of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By shayde78
Ken, Thanks for weighing in. I agree - the...

Ken,
Thanks for weighing in. I agree - the sossun pattah was the item that interested me in the lot as a whole. Being that I got 6 items for less than I would have paid for that one sword, I'm OK...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By shayde78
Detlef, I always appreciate honest opinions...

Detlef,

I always appreciate honest opinions and sharing of expertise. It is the reason I am a member of this site - not to have my hopes confirmed, but to learn more about the items I collect....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By shayde78
Having received authorization to post the...

Having received authorization to post the following pictures, I offer some examples of blades with similar curves, albeit none share the blade profile exactly, not are these from blades mounted in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By shayde78
Bryce - I have thought the SAME thing. The...

Bryce - I have thought the SAME thing. The recurve brings the point up into alignment with the grip to facilitate a thrust. That said, a typical sabre typically has the point in line with the grip,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By shayde78
Poor condition Kindjal

I'd like to get your comments on the Kindjal pictured below. This was part of a lot that I recently won. The condition of the items is not great (you may have seen the 'soussan patah-like' tulwar and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By shayde78
That is a excellent question! My gut tells me it...

That is a excellent question! My gut tells me it is pre-WWI. I want to say it is from the second half of the 19th century, but that is merely from the age that I believe the hilt shows. I have never...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By shayde78
Old(?) Kukri

I am very wary of purchasing kukri from online auctions because I find it hard to determine the older ones from more modern versions (or outright fakes). However, I took a chance on this one because...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Ian. The site in question does list...

Thank you, Ian. The site in question does list the website in text on the images themselves. I could obscure this address by editing the image. However, I appreciate Atzi making an archive of past...
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