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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By RobT
Ariel, Thanks for the response. Your...

Ariel,

Thanks for the response. Your explanation sounds more plausible but there seems to be a bit of confusion about Kyrgistan's official abbreviation. Initially, I did a search for "made in KG"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By RobT
Interesting Choora Inscription

Hi All,

I just picked up this choora which I believe is very recently made. The hilt scales and ears are plastic (made to imitate butterscotch amber perhaps?). Other than the choice of hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By RobT
Flash Drive

Hi All,

I am using a 128GB (larger ones are available) flash drive that can be plugged into my i-phone via a lightning connection on on end or my Mac computer via a USB connection on the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By RobT
Acid Etched?

Hi Rafngard,

The eighth photo (the real close-up of the blade) appears to show texture. If that is correct, I would suspect that the blade has an acid etched pattern. I have an acid etched kard so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By RobT
I Agree with You

Detlif,

I also always thought that these blades came from North Africa and have been given information attributing them to the Eritrean region. Googling pengulu yields a definition of "a leader of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By RobT
Detlef, If I am not mistaken, you provided a...

Detlef,

If I am not mistaken, you provided a photo of a page from The Batak by A Sibeth. Does the the book identify the leftmost dagger (the one with the curved blade and brass sheath)? If so,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,721
Posted By RobT
Thank You For All Your Selfless Dedication

Lee,

Please allow me to join the chorus of thanks for all your work. I have been a member of the forum for many years and consider it a vital and enjoyable adjunct to my collecting hobby. For me,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,447
Posted By RobT
Hi All, Here are my two. The haft on the...

Hi All,

Here are my two. The haft on the Padsumbalin appears to have been taken from a hatchet. There is a small, round, copper token (stamped 343) attached to the haft. A former item from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Responses

Kubur,
Thanks for the complement and possible origin. I cleaned up the blade a bit when I first got it but it does deserve some more work (including replacement of the missing back strap).
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By RobT
Spine, T-Rib & Tip Close-ups

Kubur
I have made close-ups of the spine at hilt, T-Rib and tip of my blade. Caliper measurement of the spine at hilt measures 11/32" (between 8 & 9mm, .34375 decimal inches). The T-Rib tapers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By RobT
The Sheath May Hold the Clue

Athanase,

I look forward to the photos of your yataghan. The sheath for your blade may provide a clue of origin. If yours is very similar to mine and you are sure that yours is from Indonesia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Responses

David R
You have a good point. Save for the motif on the sheath throat, my piece is certainly without any inscription or decoration. So, unless somebody knows of an area where yataghans are made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By RobT
Nothing?!

Hi All,

Last month I posted a request for info on the origin of this yataghan. Despite over 500 views there has been zero response. I have been a Viking Sword member for a long time and this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By RobT
Plain Jane Yataghan Origin Requested

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me where this no frills Yataghan comes from. Perhaps the design on the sheath throat (which looks to me like a bird in a tree) is a clue. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,066
Posted By RobT
Possible Devnagiri Numbers

Hi RSWORD,

The first digit appears to be a Devnagiri 2 and the second digit may be a 5 (although the curlicue at the bottom is atypical. You can look up Devnagiri numerals on line and see what you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,732
Posted By RobT
Sheath May Help

Ian,

I have a dagger just like yours and, like yours, mine is missing the hilt wrap. I have seen a few of these daggers over the years, so I guess that they are popular but I don't ever recall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,732
Posted By RobT
Philippine Dagger For Consideration

Hi All,

Here is a dagger from my collection which also features dual concave rebates at the forte. The sides of the blade at the concavities are flat (about 1/8" [3.175mm] thick). Given the style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,496
Posted By RobT
Translation

Hi All,

As bhushan_lawate noted, the inscription is upside down. The inscription is in two parts. One part is military info and the other part is a phrase of praise. The translation I propose for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,122
Posted By RobT
Thanks Sajen & Tanaruz

Sajen, thanks for the correction. It has been duly noted in my records.

Tanaruz, thanks for the new info and special thanks for your diligent effort to confirm same. If pehlet is confirmed as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,122
Posted By RobT
Hi All, I read somewhere on this forum that...

Hi All,

I read somewhere on this forum that the bolo posted by Tanaruz is called an outtiwon by the Batad Ifugao and a Kotiwong by the Kiangan Ifugao. It was also noted that thread that the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Explanation

Battara,

Thanks for the clarification. I rather suspected that the tight ganja was a structural improvement over the earlier style. For the dagger sized Indonesian keris which was a point weapon,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By RobT
Kris Blade & Baca Baca Questions

Hi All,

I have a number of kris with a one piece baca baca (or asing asing as the case may be). On all of these kris, the ganja (to use the Indonesian term) is either part of the blade proper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,621
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Complement

Henk,

Glad you like it. I know that they are a bit rare so I never thought that I would get one, let alone such a classic example with a sheath no less.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,621
Posted By RobT
Thank You

Henk,

Thanks for the info.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,621
Posted By RobT
Indonesian Sword ID Requested

Hi All,

I know that this type of sword has been covered in the forum but, because I never thought I would get one, I wasn't paying attention. I would like to know the names for the sword and for...
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