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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2022, 02:21 PM
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Thank you for the information. I agree that it...

Thank you for the information. I agree that it could now be a repurposed farm implement, and in my opinion, more of a bush ax, rather than a hay knife, as the blade is too heavy in the reaping of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By drac2k
Even though this blade doesn't have a guard, is...

Even though this blade doesn't have a guard, is it similar to your blade type "B?"The sword with the rings on the pommel reminds me of the staffs often carried by Chinese or Japanese monks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By drac2k
Is this a Firangi ?

Generally when I think about a Firangi, what comes to my mind is a straight foreign European-made blade, however, this one has a sweeping curve and almost seems to resemble a Chinese Dao. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By drac2k
Wow, Nihl, thank you for your detailed account of...

Wow, Nihl, thank you for your detailed account of a weapon that prior to today I had no clue as to what it was; more amazing was the fact that you had 3 of them!
I looked up a few references on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By drac2k
Thank you both for your insightful observations....

Thank you both for your insightful observations. I guess mine is a hybrid; Mahratt's example has a 13" blade whereas mine is 21" long and it has a blood groove running along almost its entire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By drac2k
Ayda Katti, Moplah, Corg, Matchu Sword or Something else

All of the above bear similarities to this sword, but they don't quite fit the bill. The guard and the handle as well as the length of the blade(21"), and its configuration don't match.
I think that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By drac2k
Speaking of Yataghans, I just saw two on HBO's...

Speaking of Yataghans, I just saw two on HBO's new series "The House of the Dragon," (it seems a bit slow at this point). I know that most if not the entire forum are probably too sophisticated for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By drac2k
It is a great counterweight to the blade; very...

It is a great counterweight to the blade; very well balanced and it provides a good grip, that wouldn't easily be lost.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By drac2k
Even though it looks like a Zulu spear, are you...

Even though it looks like a Zulu spear, are you sure? This spear has a socket head and doesn't a Zulu spearhead usually, have a tang that is inserted into the wooden shaft?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By drac2k
Thanks. I snuck in the upper yataghan which I...

Thanks.
I snuck in the upper yataghan which I had previously posted in "Non-Standard Yataghan," hoping someone might see it here whereas they might have missed it before so as to give me some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By drac2k
2 Ottoman Swords

The first sword is a yataghan with a horn handle. The blade is inscribed with what looks like a date of 1191, but the rest is pretty worn The other one appears to be a kilij. Nothing fancy except the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By drac2k
Sorry if my post wasn't clearer; I was referring...

Sorry if my post wasn't clearer; I was referring to the first picture with the wooden scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By drac2k
Now I see your true genius! First, you get a...

Now I see your true genius! First, you get a great sword from your wife and then you reward her by giving your wife a beautiful 19th Century Navaja.
You my friend are the master of mental jiu-jitsu.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By drac2k
Very nice sword. The scabbard looks like a Maasai...

Very nice sword. The scabbard looks like a Maasai sheath without the leather covering; do you think that it is original to the blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By drac2k
First, let me compliment your significant other...

First, let me compliment your significant other on having excellent taste in the gift that you received on your anniversary!
Even though I am that knowledgeable in these matters, to me it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By drac2k
Funny, I thought the same same thing about the...

Funny, I thought the same same thing about the handle resembling that of a dha. If not Eastern European, do you think that it could be Persian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By drac2k
Non Standard Yataghan

This is a slightly different yataghan in that the handle is brass, without the typical ears on the pommel of the handle or the reinforcement metal work on the ricasso.
The blade may have originally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By drac2k
Awesome. Are the blades chromed and how long are...

Awesome. Are the blades chromed and how long are they?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By drac2k
In regards to a handguard disqualifying it as a...

In regards to a handguard disqualifying it as a military weapon, I respectfully disagree. We have our famous American Civil War "D Guard Bowies," The L.F.&C & the ACCO 1917 Trench Knives, as well as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By drac2k
The metal piece in front of the "D guard," is...

The metal piece in front of the "D guard," is actually part of the blade; the same configuration as yours at the base of your blade above the hilt only shorter.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By drac2k
What you state makes complete sense; maybe it was...

What you state makes complete sense; maybe it was a battlefield pick up and the soldier dated it and named it. One of the American Campaigns in the Philippines was against Mindanao from July 4, 1902,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By drac2k
A Very Interesting Philippine Weapon

Well, interesting to me anyway. I think that this Philippine dagger was picked up by a US soldier and converted into a "D Guard," knife. Thank God that it was dated or it would probably have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By drac2k
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the input; any idea what the brass...

Thanks for the input; any idea what the brass insert at the end of the tip is about?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By drac2k
Yemenite Saif ?

I recently got this saif and after looking at all of the similar swords, I'm guessing that this sword is from Yemen. Further guesses are that it has a European blade and that the scabbard has been...
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