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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2021, 12:33 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
the markings are talismanic, and can be taken...

the markings are talismanic, and can be taken with a grain of salt,
they are markings mimicing various dutch weapons local blacksmiths inspected.. dutch colonial officials were issued with european...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2021, 01:21 AM
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Views: 4,981
Posted By ausjulius
the shapes are both typical cambodian knife...

the shapes are both typical cambodian knife shapes. i would say they are cambodian products. just household knives. not for woodworking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By ausjulius
bit of an old thread.. but these are not anything...

bit of an old thread.. but these are not anything more than to increase grip druing the throw at a later date than the time it was made.
if the maker was the primary thrower they woudl have just...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,855
Posted By ausjulius
from my understanding these notches or "claws"...

from my understanding these notches or "claws" are indeed primarilily intended to assist in collecting items from the ground, cloaks, coats, banners.. haversacks ect..

and then seocndary by some ...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By ausjulius
the doward crossguard is not based on any chiense...

the doward crossguard is not based on any chiense swords it is based on swords of the arab world the as is the grip. there is many exaples of middle eastern inspired swords in spain as well as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By ausjulius
hi , was looking at it on a moblie, yeah some are...

hi , was looking at it on a moblie, yeah some are ebony that is died in the white wood too, if you scraped it and its not lite runderneath yours is probably ebony... , ebony is not all black in your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By ausjulius
yes newly made and the wood is probably African...

yes newly made and the wood is probably African olive wood died black with wood stain
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,167
Posted By ausjulius
no idea if they make chooras.. but they make all...

no idea if they make chooras.. but they make all manner of knives. ". I doubt most Afghanis could read it." yep.. . no the knife is not made to sell to Americans.. you could sell those american...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ausjulius
you can see it is a factory or workshop serial...

you can see it is a factory or workshop serial produced product.. the handle is probably cast in bulk.
ive sene the exact same model of knife severla times.
yes ive seen many bulgarian knives in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,167
Posted By ausjulius
KG is indeed kyrgizstan or can be.. but ive neevr...

KG is indeed kyrgizstan or can be.. but ive neevr seen a knife like that.. KG can also be kashgar. but this knife has a little bit of age on it not old but its not made last week and somebody...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By ausjulius
thanks the image from the museum dont show any...

thanks
the image from the museum dont show any local swords. (had a good look at this before) the have a mix of indian. arab, british, sri lankan and a burmese sword.. ect..
im very curious as to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By ausjulius
maldives swords?

i can find no images of maldives swords.. but one fo the stamps from the maldives showed a man with a sheild and sword however the small drawing dosnt give any impression as to who the sword looks. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By ausjulius
nice, looks original to me.. probably made long...

nice, looks original to me.. probably made long ago from two differnent peices. as iot says in north africa. you cna see the links are all of uneven sizes.. as in the days before nice rolls of wire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By ausjulius
damn though you really did spot that! woudl have...

damn though you really did spot that! woudl have never picked that up .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,847
Posted By ausjulius
couldnt find much on hui swords.. but i have seen...

couldnt find much on hui swords.. but i have seen etched chinese type swords with arabic text from the hui for their martial arts performances https://freewechat.com/a/MzA3NDU5NDY0NQ==/402876671/3
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,847
Posted By ausjulius
https://www.medieval-shop.co.uk/blog4/genghis-khan...

https://www.medieval-shop.co.uk/blog4/genghis-khans-sword.html
chinese stainless steel factory made sword of a similar style.. probably from longquan.. shape, handle . guard ect are approximately...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ausjulius
factory made Bulgarian knife form the interwar...

factory made Bulgarian knife form the interwar period.. dont know the makers mark though..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By ausjulius
i have several small brass, nickle and silver...

i have several small brass, nickle and silver bolos, kampilan and kris from the phillipines.. from several different regions.. some of the ones from sulu have arabic inscriptions on them to ward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By ausjulius
those nonferrous bladed knives are a cultural...

those nonferrous bladed knives are a cultural thing among malayian cultures though out south east asia.. its for "fighting spirits" ive seen people in the 21st century carrying small brass, copper...
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
Posted By ausjulius
very interesting.. would you know of asny...

very interesting.. would you know of asny depictions of the maschine, any sketches, drawings ect?
seemslike this is the first sort of attempt to make some die forming process for a sword.. or were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,368
Posted By ausjulius
"There are two schools of thought about...

"There are two schools of thought about discussing the faking of weapons. One says that we should know as much as possible and should discuss these issues openly so that collectors can be better...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,400
Posted By ausjulius
ah all good.. but if you do decide to take them...

ah all good.. but if you do decide to take them out for example if you have several of the same model of sword with dents making a small mandrel to take them out isnt had.. getting it as nice as new...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,400
Posted By ausjulius
this is a little bit of an old discussion but im...

this is a little bit of an old discussion but im sure its as valid today as when it was started..
ther eis only one way to remove dents in sword and bayonet scabbards.. its with a steel STEEL...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,403
Posted By ausjulius
no worries new things are most fascinating.. i...

no worries new things are most fascinating.. i understand your confusion about it not looking like an axe at all.. its VERY - unaxe-like..

back to the Madagascan question the only thing i can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,403
Posted By ausjulius
hahaha yeah me neither.. but its the way they...

hahaha yeah me neither.. but its the way they did it .. probably its just a vestigial thing from the stone age that survived.. humans can be persistent in things even when there is better options..
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