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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By RobT
Not a Consistant Feature

Sajen & Ian,

Although the bolster/ricasso feature is found on faca de ponta more often than not, it is not always present as can be seen in the top three examples from my collection and therefore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By RobT
Don't Dismiss African Origin

Hi All,

I think that Yvain's knife is very likely African. I found a website (http://www.africanarms.com/gallery?african-sword-and-knife&ba-page=3) which shows a group of five daggers listed as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,729
Posted By RobT
Can't be Cast & Pure Iron

Cerjak,

Just a minor point not related to your preservation question. I am rather sure that for a ferrous metal object to be cast, it must have a good amount of an alloying element (e.g. carbon or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By RobT
I Believe You are Correct

David R,

I have one and have always thought the type is Iraqi Marsh Arab. Mine is a small and comparatively "Plain Jane" one like yours but I have seen really big ones all gussied up with silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By RobT
This Forum Is Fantastic

David & Ren Ren,

Thanks so much for the information. Since I have only seen the stitching technique on kindjals, I didn't know it was so widespread. I will add this to my database.

Sincerely,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By RobT
Hadn't Thought of That, but

David R,

A good point. I hadn't thought of a Moslem commonality but if it were true, why only two rather rather isolated instances instead of a broad swath across different Moslem cultures? One...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By RobT
You Nailed It

Kronckew,

Thanks a lot. Your blade is a close match to mine (albeit a good bit more upscale). From what I can see, your sheath is stitched like mine also. I find it rather odd that such disparate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By RobT
Bedouin? Saber

Happy New Year All,

I am posting this allegedly Bedouin saber to see if its features will serve to confirm that it is indeed Bedouin and because the sheath has a rather unexpected binding. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By RobT
Downplaying Politics

koto,

You have taken the term "spin doctoring" to a whole new level and, all kidding aside, your comment may have some serious merit. At the time, Western nations were not at all receptive to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By RobT
No Suspicions & Clarification

Hi Ren Ren and koto,

Apologies for my tardy response to your efforts but I felt that I needed to research the matter further to clarify the inscriptions and to address koto's suspicions. I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By RobT
Thanks, Better Photos To Come

Ren Ren,

I see that my photos were taken upside down. Many thanks for giving me what is legible thus far. It fits with what I had hoped for because it strengthens my suspicion that the sword is of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By RobT
I'll See What I Can Do

Ren Ren,

I do know a professional photographer and will see if he is willing to take a shot of each side. It may take some time. Does the third you know make any sense?

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By RobT
I'm Really Sure it's Ok

David R,

Thanks for your response, I can't wait for input from forum members either. Hopefully Peter Dekker will weigh in. Its dubious place of sale notwithstanding, I'm really sure that the piece...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By RobT
Da Dao Translation & Info Requested

Hi All,

It was a scene with all the earmarks of disaster. The flea market seller's table was replete with fake Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan edged weapons. Fresh from my faux klewang/faux pas, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By RobT
Better Than I Had Hoped

Ian,

Thanks for all your expertise. Your findings are better than I had hoped for (or deserve for my carelessness). The VOC logo should have been a red flag but even more so, I should have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By RobT
I Hadn't Thought of That

Kai,

Of course, the VOC logo would have been in use much before my sword was made. I should have realized that. I am afraid however that more than just the logo is inauthentic.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By RobT
Probably A Through Tang

Ian,

I am pretty sure you are correct about the tang. The end of the hilt is simply a brass washer held in place by a steel pin (I used a magnet) so I suspect that the pin is actually the tang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By RobT
New Photos

Ian,

Thanks for your help on this. On closer examination, the grip wire appears to be copper not brass. I took two shots of the backstrap. One from directly overhead and the other from the back to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By RobT
Similar Hilt

Ian,

Thanks for the information. As you can see, the hilt on my dagger is very similar even though the pommel, cross guard, and blade are very different. I had always thought that my stiletto was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By RobT
Ariel & Tim, Thanks for the kind words. I...

Ariel & Tim,

Thanks for the kind words. I think this sort of thing is kind of like a fender bender where, had I been a bit more attentive, I wouldn't have gotten hit.

Ian,

I did read your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By RobT
A Learning Experience?

Hi All,

European weaponry isn't really my thing but because this Dutch klewang (ostensibly VOC) was being sold for very little, I decided to take a chance. Upon carefully examining the sword, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,550
Posted By RobT
Why Not Pashto?

Why not give the country of origin in Pashto? The alphabet is basically Arabic. While most people in Kyrgizstan or Tajikistan don't speak Pashto, surely there are enough there that could write a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,550
Posted By RobT
But Why in English?

Ausjulius,

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that there possibly is a knife making center in Kyrgizstan that is making traditional style chooras for export to Afghanistan because the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,550
Posted By RobT
Thanks

Hi All,

Thanks for your input and information. Whatever the KG stands for, it isn't Kyrgyzstan.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,550
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"...
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