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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2021, 11:59 PM
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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
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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, 05:36 PM
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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, 01:05 AM
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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
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Views: 1,558
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...
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