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Forum: Swap Forum 31st July 2022, 02:09 AM
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Posted By RSWORD
10 new items added to the website

I have added 10 new items. Some good and rare Moro pieces, top quality African Seme Sword, very nice Ethiopian shotel, couple of Kukri, etc. Please check them out at
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Forum: Swap Forum 10th July 2022, 01:39 AM
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Posted By RSWORD
15 new items added to website

Please have a look. Something for everyone.

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

Thanks,

Rick
Forum: Swap Forum 12th May 2022, 10:17 PM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By RSWORD
Lots of new items for sale

Please check out my website for a lot of new items posted this week.

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

Thank you,

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By RSWORD
Nihl, Thank you for taking as much time as...

Nihl,

Thank you for taking as much time as you did to provide a very thorough and most helpful response. The images, your explanations and detailed transliteration has provided much more detail...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th March 2022, 10:18 PM
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Views: 1,378
Posted By RSWORD
Tons of new items for sale on website

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

Lots of new items listed. Moro, Filipino, Katipunan, Indian, African, and many other regions. Please have a look and reach out if I can answer any questions or assist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2022, 03:36 AM
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Views: 2,505
Posted By RSWORD
Bumping up in the hopes of translation...

Bumping up in the hopes of translation assistance. Thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th March 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 993
Posted By RSWORD
Timonium Arms Show

As a follow up to Bob's post in the Miscellaneous forum I wanted to share that a number of forum members will have tables set up at this show with lots of interesting items for sale. Myself, Charles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, I agree. Devanagari is definitely a...

Yes, I agree. Devanagari is definitely a possibility. Does anyone know somebody that can translate Devanagari?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By RSWORD
Translation Assistance on Indian Sword. Urdu? Arabic? Hindi?

I am looking for translation assistance for the inscription on the spine of this Indian sword. I'm hoping it gives some insight into the ceremonial or religious application the sword most likely...
Forum: Swap Forum 24th December 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,355
Posted By RSWORD
Moro Swords among other things

I just added about 20 items to the site:

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

including a couple of Moro items, middle eastern, asian, tribal and a few other odds and ends.

Also, keep in mind I'm...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,827
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you AHorsa. I suspected as much but the...

Thank you AHorsa. I suspected as much but the details in the swept hilt was above average for Victorian period "historismus" example so thought it would be interesting to get some opinions. What...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,827
Posted By RSWORD
Here are some additional pictures to help form an...

Here are some additional pictures to help form an opinion. Thanks.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 10:03 PM
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Views: 1,827
Posted By RSWORD
Looking for opinions on age and country of origin on rapier

Hello. Looking for some thoughts on the age and country of origin on this rapier. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,314
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you very much Kwiatek. Very much...

Thank you very much Kwiatek. Very much appreciated. I'll see if I can make better pictures.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th November 2021, 10:24 PM
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Views: 1,555
Posted By RSWORD
Persian Qajar yataghan sword with wootz blade

New item added to the site. Please check it out at

www.rswordantiqueblades.com

Thanks,

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,314
Posted By RSWORD
Bumping in the hopes someone can assist with the...

Bumping in the hopes someone can assist with the translation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,314
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the information Ed. Hopefully someone...

Thanks for the information Ed. Hopefully someone will be able to translate the script to see if it supports a Funj connection and to verify my reading of the date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,314
Posted By RSWORD
Here is the inscription. Thanks for having a...

Here is the inscription. Thanks for having a look and trying to translate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,314
Posted By RSWORD
Translation Assistance with African Kaskara Sword

Seeking translation assistance for this nice African Kaskara sword. A couple of interesting features. The first is that it has snake motif on one side of the blade done in gold koftgari. The...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,338
Posted By RSWORD
New Website

I have bought from, sold to and traded with a ton of people on this forum over the years. I have had several people reach out to me mentioning they haven't seen me selling on eBay in awhile. For a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,468
Posted By RSWORD
Understood. Would you mind posting a few close...

Understood. Would you mind posting a few close up pictures of the pattern? I'm most interested in the central portion of the blade. There appears to be two parallel lines running from the forte...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,468
Posted By RSWORD
The lamination in the blade looks interesting. ...

The lamination in the blade looks interesting. Worthy of an etch to bring out the pattern.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,590
Posted By RSWORD
The other trousse has sold as well. Thank you.

The other trousse has sold as well. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,302
Posted By RSWORD
Nice Yakoma knife for sale

Yakoma knife. Measures 14" in total length. Handle is tightly bound with brass bands. I like the thick cylindrical section below the handle before the blade shape takes place. Nice and elegant piece....
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 922
Posted By RSWORD
Yoruba blade

Yoruba brass blade. Very nice decorations to the one side. No handle. Measures 18" in a straight line. Blade is 3 1/2" wide at tang and 5 1/2" wide from tip to point straight below.

Providing...
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