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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rich
From the way the handle is wrapped and the...

From the way the handle is wrapped and the quality of fittings, I believe this is a Satsuma Rebellion sword. Low quality, but real
Japanese sword. Can't tell much from blade pics, but seems (?) to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Rich
Say hi to your tuxedo cat. My tuxedo says meow...

Say hi to your tuxedo cat. My tuxedo says meow to him :)
Oh, nice dagger too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,390
Posted By Rich
Lee As I mentioned in my email, your hard...

Lee

As I mentioned in my email, your hard work is so very much appreciated. I might suggest while re-doing stuff you might want to set it up as a secure site(s) - https not just http. Might reduce...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 853
Posted By Rich
Welcome back

Welcome back online. We missed Viking/Ethnographic.
Hope you didn't have too much trouble fixing the problems.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Rich
Agreed, post it to Nihonto Message Board. Nice...

Agreed, post it to Nihonto Message Board. Nice looking, possibly recent (Showa) ken blade. Previously mounted - two mekugi-ana,
One through part of mei. What is the koshirae made of? Never seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By Rich
Nice knife. I have one like it. "J" is for Janne....

Nice knife. I have one like it. "J" is for Janne. I believe it is the Pornestrari model or maybe the Border Patrol (Rajapuukko) model. Older style sheath. Has not been in their catalog for a long...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,511
Posted By Rich
I like it, If you get tired of it, send it my way...

I like it, If you get tired of it, send it my way
Rich ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,940
Posted By Rich
Interesting piece. Put a cross guard on the blade...

Interesting piece. Put a cross guard on the blade and it becomes an European hunting knife.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Rich
Where?? I'd like one (if they are not to...

Where?? I'd like one (if they are not to expensive).
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Rich
Interesting site in India making/selling Kirpin: ...

Interesting site in India making/selling Kirpin:

http://www.khalsastore.com/Sikh-accessories/buy-kirpan-online

And other Sikh items.

Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,442
Posted By Rich
Nice letter openers. Blades very shiney - chromed?

Nice letter openers. Blades very shiney - chromed?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,775
Posted By Rich
It is not typical, but not uncommon for a katana...

It is not typical, but not uncommon for a katana or wakizashi to be re-tempered if it was burned in a fire or had the kissaki broken
It needs to be done by an expert. Please don't try it yourself....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,091
Posted By Rich
I have two similar knives. Labeled them as...

I have two similar knives. Labeled them as Tibetan, know they could be Nepal or Bhutan. I think (?) the wood handled one is possibly older. Any more info appreciated. (My photo editing software is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,095
Posted By Rich
I know nothing of this type of knife. But I like...

I know nothing of this type of knife. But I like it. It has a beautiful, somewhat primitive charm.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,738
Posted By Rich
Nice site. Certainly have a lot a sheaths. Shame...

Nice site. Certainly have a lot a sheaths. Shame they don't give the name of the type of weapon.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rich
Nice knife, unusual handle from others I've seen....

Nice knife, unusual handle from others I've seen.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,357
Posted By Rich
That is a beautiful sword. I wouldn't call it a...

That is a beautiful sword. I wouldn't call it a machete by any means. To me it is a fancy dress sword. Great find.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,284
Posted By Rich
Some lovely khodmi. I have 4 in my meager...

Some lovely khodmi. I have 4 in my meager collection. One had a blade with several nicks in it, so I lightly sharpened it to remove the nicks, but no other cleaning. I don't know what steel they used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,223
Posted By Rich
Beautiful Sammi style Puukko. Carved and...

Beautiful Sammi style Puukko. Carved and scrimshaw on reindeer antler. Fairly rare and older ones (like this) are pretty expensive.
Nice find. No way to know exact maker unless it is inscribed on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,734
Posted By Rich
Perhaps a parring dagger, like a Main Gauche ? ...

Perhaps a parring dagger, like a Main Gauche ?
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,006
Posted By Rich
Interesting, but definitely not Japanese style....

Interesting, but definitely not Japanese style. Very strange - looking for more discussion.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,855
Posted By Rich
Unhappy A shame such loss of life and property; human and...

A shame such loss of life and property; human and a huge number of unique animals
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,188
Posted By Rich
I occasionally ask a question as in a recent...

I occasionally ask a question as in a recent thread; but mostly just read and learn (albeit slowly).
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,914
Posted By Rich
Jim - You are too kind, but thank you. Now...

Jim -

You are too kind, but thank you. Now I'm just a retired old geezer who has forgotten what he forgot.

Also thank who ever maintains the geographical index for keeping my Japanese sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,914
Posted By Rich
OK, that makes some sense. The blade determines...

OK, that makes some sense. The blade determines the type of sword, while the mounts determine the cultural origins,etc.

At least with Nihonto we only have to deal with one culture and country of...
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