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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:35 PM
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North Indian Example

Hi All,

I bought this tulwar because of the unusual spine but, until this post, had no idea that the blade could be of Italian or Central European manufacture. As far as I can see, my blade has no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By RobT
Not one of the polli, eh?

Hi kronckew,

The person in the suit may be all that his attire implies but, what he is holding and the talismanic manner in which he is holding it, says that he wants his audience to believe that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By RobT
Suit?

Tim Simmons,

I am unclear about the meaning of "suit". Could you elaborate? Two things are for certain: One, the suit is certainly holding a showy version of a straight rungu and two, the showy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By RobT
Wow

Ariel,

I knew there was unrest but I didn't know that the government response was so repressive. I can see only two possible outcomes to such actions. One, the subject people that survive and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By RobT
Probably Made in 2001

ausjulius,

Given that "2001" is dot engraved on one side of the blade, there is little doubt that your age assessment is correct. Separatist sentiment aside, I don't know whether or not the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By RobT
Your Arguments are Convincing

Ariel,

Thanks for the response. Now that you pointed it out, a tolbargi with a broken tip seems very plausible and would match the shape of the sheath at the tip. Since the blade has no fullers, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By RobT
Kazakhcha Style Pchak?

Hi All,

Given the wealth of information provided to me in my previous pchak post, I decided to see what ya'll make of this old veteran. The pitted blade and broken tip show that it has had a hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By RobT
Yours Looks Like Mine

Tim Simmons,

The second to last club you show looks pretty much like mine. Neither yours nor mine look like dress or status items. They aren't finely finished or gussied up in any way but they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By RobT
Two Rungu Types

Hi Al,

I have a few clubs but I am far from knowledgeable about them, so take what I have to say with some salt. AFAIK, rungu come in two flavors. The type with the offset head is the one more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By RobT
Uyghur it is

Hi All,

Thanks for your responses. Based on the information you supplied, I went on line and found a site (What is the Pchak knife for?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By RobT
Possibly Chinese Pichok?

Hi All,

I just picked up this pichok from a local flea market. It appears to be very new and has "2001" (in Hindu/Arabic numerals) dot engraved on one side of the blade. That notwithstanding,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By RobT
Rojomolo vs Ceker Kidang

naturalist,

Given the shape on the bottom of the pommel of my hilt, your ID of ceker kidang is tempting but there is one thing that must be noted. There a good many online examples of swords with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By RobT
Thanks

A. G. Maisey,

Thanks for the hilt ID. I agree with you that it is likely a homemade hilt. As I said before, the blade appears to be older than the hilt. Perhaps the original hilt was damaged and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By RobT
Hilt Shots

Hi All,

In my last post I had said that I would post hilt pictures on Sunday but the stomach virus that hit me had other plans so here are the shots a day late. The steel ferrule is really odd.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By RobT
ID Thanks & More Hilt Pics To Come

David, kai, A. G. Maisey,

Thanks for the ID. I will post more shots of the hilt tomorrow. From what I saw online, there is a common form which includes a cross guard but there are a good number of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By RobT
Indonesian? Short Sword for Comment

Hi All,

Given the look of the Damascus and the blade profile, I believe that the blade is Indonesian but to me, the hilt looks more Philippine (and more recent). The mostly single edge blade...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,703
Posted By RobT
Detlef, The knife you show is clearly of...

Detlef,

The knife you show is clearly of good quality (clean lines, thick spine, quality fittings and hilt, tight construction) and as such, was certainly sold to a more affluent Venezuelan. Your...
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,703
Posted By RobT
Possible but Not Plausible

[QUOTEI would agree with Robins last post, these Solingen knives get exported to South America and the scabbards are made in the local style.[/QUOTE]

Detlef,
While you may be correct, I think...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By RobT
Add'l Info

Hi All,

Ausjulius' comment made me suspicious, so I examined the six Thiers knives with a slip joint lock that I have in my collection (Laguiole, Poyet-Sivet, Le Thiers-R David, & 3 folding...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By RobT
Fake Rolex?

Ausjulius,

You make a very good point. The running hare stamp shown on LEO's blade is unmistakably the Cognet logo, but when looked at critically, the fit and finish of the knife doesn't appear to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By RobT
LEO, Glad I could help. Cognet is still in...

LEO,

Glad I could help. Cognet is still in business. They still make the douk douk (sans the douk douk image) and they still use the hare logo.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,703
Posted By RobT
Brazilian Style Sheath

Hi All,

The belt keeper on David R's example looks Brazilian. AFAIK the Germans don't use that type of belt keeper. On the other hand, David R's sheath is missing the typical FDP flared chape made...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By RobT
CG Cognet?

Hi Leo,

I found this logo in a list of Thiers maker's marks. Save for the word "LIÉVRE" (hare), it looks like the logo on your knife. AFAIK, CG Cognet is still in business. You might try getting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By RobT
Another Slanted Guard/Serpentine Blade

Hi All,

I have a dagger with a slanted guard and a serpentine blade that I always thought came from the Philippines. The hilt of my dagger is composed wide bands of horn and four clear plastic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,056
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...
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