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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 03:29 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Cool, thanks

Cool, thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 08:19 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
I would concur.

I would concur.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 01:09 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks DhaDha.

Thanks DhaDha.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 01:09 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks David, Iím fairly new to Kukriís and...

Thanks David,
Iím fairly new to Kukriís and related blades.

I had thought the handle was hardwood, Iíll attach more pics. Seems there is a repaired or beginning crack along one side.

Do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:34 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
More pics

More photos
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:18 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Kukri knife question

Hi fellow enthusiasts, I am not super familiar with Kukri knives. May I ask if anyone could assist in understanding the age and category of this piece. I will add pictures of the scabbard shortly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:08 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Nice wide bladed variant. May I ask how is the...

Nice wide bladed variant. May I ask how is the balance on this beheader?

I would guess perhaps this was a civilian/martial arts/militia/security escort saber ? Just my hunch of a guess.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2021, 10:01 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Lovely lance. Nice makers marks too.

Lovely lance. Nice makers marks too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 08:22 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Gorgeous

Gorgeous
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 06:11 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 07:04 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Ah, the illuminating apple that brings the...

Ah, the illuminating apple that brings the knowledge of good and evil, muwahahaha
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks so much. I currently donít have them on...

Thanks so much. I currently donít have them on the wall like that, but on Chinese and Japanese sword stands. It would be nice to put them on the wall. Thatís a good idea, if I can find a way to do it...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 06:47 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Remarkable

Thanks again Philip for your remarkable references. I will look up Mario Troso as well. I looked up the Pierre Monte book, but itís at around 75 shekels, so I have to wait until I have a little extra...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Hi, Sorry was busy for the last few days. I got...

Hi,
Sorry was busy for the last few days. I got the picture online when typing in war fork or some such key word. I will review my copy of Stones book. Just been so busy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 02:05 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks, itís such a joy to collect these pieces...

Thanks, itís such a joy to collect these pieces of history.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By DavidFriedman
Great

Thanks, My apologies for lousy photos earlier. I’d be very unhappy if it was a modern one lol. I bought it to resell it, but I’m planning to keep this one as it plays delightfully. It’s funny how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 10:57 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks Jim. My friend has some exquisite Kris and...

Thanks Jim. My friend has some exquisite Kris and Indonesian Archipelago weapons with wonderful serpentine designs. I have yet to collect any, but probably will in the future.


[QUOTE=Jim...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By DavidFriedman
More pics

More pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 10:52 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Condition report

Here are some closer pictures alongside some other period Qajar swords/sabers in my collection. Perhaps these pictures will give a clearer perspective. It is in the best shape I have ever personally...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 06:16 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Mystery

Hi Fernando,
Itís definitely a mystery piece for sure. Thanks, I love itís form. I hope itís as old as the ones in the illustration.

Thanks
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 05:38 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
European?

Hi Fernando,
Iím not 100 % sure itís European, but Iíve never seen a trident like this design in any other region, personally. Iím pretty familiar with Indian and Chinese trident forms.


Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks Kubir, I will look for the examples you...

Thanks Kubir,
I will look for the examples you mentioned in the MET and Rivkins book on Eastern Swords. I donít think I have that book yet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By DavidFriedman
Fast as a snake

Thanks Jim,
In fact this saber is extremely light in the hand and I feel dances, reminiscent of a snake. The wider bladed Kilij type silvery saber, also in the group picture, is much more too heavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By DavidFriedman
Shamshir - Naga?

Greetings fellow collectors.

I recently acquired this Qajar Shamshir with a serpent running down the blade. I understand that Nagaís are a thing in Indian (Hindu) mythology. May I ask. Does anyone...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By DavidFriedman
16th C European Trident (War Fork)?

Greetings fellow enthusiasts. I recently acquired this beautiful war fork from Europe. Titled War Fork 1600ís.

It appears similar to some documented examples, but not identical in form.

May I...
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