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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Ren Ren
Hi Bob! It is for this reason that I do not want...

Hi Bob! It is for this reason that I do not want to dive into details :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Ren Ren
There is a widespread belief among many peoples...

There is a widespread belief among many peoples of Southeast Asia that objects that do not have destructive power among people have it in the world of spirits. For example, daggers with a specially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Ren Ren
It is often difficult to distinguish between...

It is often difficult to distinguish between daggers from French Indochina and the Philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ren Ren
There was no trump card in my sleeve :D I had to...

There was no trump card in my sleeve :D I had to look in someone else's sleeve.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ren Ren
Two Laotian axes from "Le musée du quai Branly"...

Two Laotian axes from "Le musée du quai Branly" in Paris
https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/explorer-les-collections/base/Work/action/show/notice/659152-hache-a-balancier/page/1/...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ren Ren
This makes the ax easier to see :)

This makes the ax easier to see :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ren Ren
One of the strangest axes I've ever seen: ...

One of the strangest axes I've ever seen:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=265191&postcount=314
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 265,511
Posted By Ren Ren
Central Vietnam, presumably Darlak plateau

Central Vietnam, presumably Darlak plateau
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ren Ren
This is a reasonable question that was flying in...

This is a reasonable question that was flying in the air.
I have a guess that the ax handles are made from freshly felled wood. When the wood of these handles becomes dry, the heads of the axes can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you very much for the photo and for the...

Thank you very much for the photo and for the information on the resin of Gluta usitata tree! Of course, such cases of damage reduce the collectible value of items, but they provide knowledge that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Ren Ren
12 rivets?! They don't like to work so hard in...

12 rivets?! They don't like to work so hard in Russia :D Look at Pakistan and China.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ren Ren
Congratulations, Iain! This is a truly excellent...

Congratulations, Iain! This is a truly excellent item! And he makes a fine pair with a small sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Ren Ren
In my opinion, the scabbard is in Brazilian style.

In my opinion, the scabbard is in Brazilian style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,133
Posted By Ren Ren
Has anyone noticed the ornament along the edge?...

Has anyone noticed the ornament along the edge? It seemed familiar to me and I did my little research.
This ornamental motif is called Parang Rusak - "Broken Sword" and is originally present on...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th July 2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ren Ren
Amazing things rarely happen. We both know how a...

Amazing things rarely happen. We both know how a little black boy from Abyssinia made an excellent career in military service in Russia - in the middle of the 18th century he was promoted to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th July 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ren Ren
I am not aware of the facts of the export of...

I am not aware of the facts of the export of labor from the colonies to Europe before the 1st World War. But I cannot rule it out completely.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ren Ren
This is a beautiful version! I think that the...

This is a beautiful version!
I think that the answer may be suggested by studying the wood from which the carved part is made.
If it is tropical wood, then there is a high probability that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By Ren Ren
Hi Iain! Thanks for sharing this information! ...

Hi Iain! Thanks for sharing this information!
The study of the regional characteristics of the swords of Laos is a new and very exciting topic for me. Laos includes three historical regions -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By Ren Ren
I definitely love this item! The aroma of...

I definitely love this item! The aroma of antiquity is felt in it!
Do you attribute its origin to the south of Laos, the historical region Champasak?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,133
Posted By Ren Ren
I also noticed some similarities between this...

I also noticed some similarities between this sword and Vietnamese items.
A significant part of the Cham people in Vietnam are Muslims. But I have never seen items from Vietnam decorated with Arabic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 57,352
Posted By Ren Ren
One of the most interesting knives I've seen in...

One of the most interesting knives I've seen in the past few years.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,550
Posted By Ren Ren
I totally agree with you, David! Once I saw such...

I totally agree with you, David! Once I saw such a sword and they told me exactly the same thing about it. I can see the skin of a snake or a lizard on the hilt, but not a stingray in the Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,746
Posted By Ren Ren
Unfortunately, the tradition of making universal...

Unfortunately, the tradition of making universal belt knives is almost lost. Today more than 90% of knives are kitchen and table models.
Until recently, the tradition was alive in East Turkestan,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,746
Posted By Ren Ren
This knife shape and style of decoration took...

This knife shape and style of decoration took place throughout the 20th century. But silver in the USSR was used in accordance with strict rules - the state assay mark was required. Therefore, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,468
Posted By Ren Ren
This sword was discussed at the Russian Weapons...

This sword was discussed at the Russian Weapons Forum a year and a half ago. The discussion was heated and the opinions of the judges were divided :)

P.S. I don't know if the rules allow direct...
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