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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,900
Posted By RobT
Thank You For All Your Selfless Dedication

Lee,

Please allow me to join the chorus of thanks for all your work. I have been a member of the forum for many years and consider it a vital and enjoyable adjunct to my collecting hobby. For me,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,172
Posted By RobT
Hi All, Here are my two. The haft on the...

Hi All,

Here are my two. The haft on the Padsumbalin appears to have been taken from a hatchet. There is a small, round, copper token (stamped 343) attached to the haft. A former item from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Responses

Kubur,
Thanks for the complement and possible origin. I cleaned up the blade a bit when I first got it but it does deserve some more work (including replacement of the missing back strap).
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By RobT
Spine, T-Rib & Tip Close-ups

Kubur
I have made close-ups of the spine at hilt, T-Rib and tip of my blade. Caliper measurement of the spine at hilt measures 11/32" (between 8 & 9mm, .34375 decimal inches). The T-Rib tapers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By RobT
The Sheath May Hold the Clue

Athanase,

I look forward to the photos of your yataghan. The sheath for your blade may provide a clue of origin. If yours is very similar to mine and you are sure that yours is from Indonesia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Responses

David R
You have a good point. Save for the motif on the sheath throat, my piece is certainly without any inscription or decoration. So, unless somebody knows of an area where yataghans are made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By RobT
Nothing?!

Hi All,

Last month I posted a request for info on the origin of this yataghan. Despite over 500 views there has been zero response. I have been a Viking Sword member for a long time and this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By RobT
Plain Jane Yataghan Origin Requested

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me where this no frills Yataghan comes from. Perhaps the design on the sheath throat (which looks to me like a bird in a tree) is a clue. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,124
Posted By RobT
Possible Devnagiri Numbers

Hi RSWORD,

The first digit appears to be a Devnagiri 2 and the second digit may be a 5 (although the curlicue at the bottom is atypical. You can look up Devnagiri numerals on line and see what you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,401
Posted By RobT
Sheath May Help

Ian,

I have a dagger just like yours and, like yours, mine is missing the hilt wrap. I have seen a few of these daggers over the years, so I guess that they are popular but I don't ever recall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,401
Posted By RobT
Philippine Dagger For Consideration

Hi All,

Here is a dagger from my collection which also features dual concave rebates at the forte. The sides of the blade at the concavities are flat (about 1/8" [3.175mm] thick). Given the style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,798
Posted By RobT
Translation

Hi All,

As bhushan_lawate noted, the inscription is upside down. The inscription is in two parts. One part is military info and the other part is a phrase of praise. The translation I propose for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,111
Posted By RobT
Thanks Sajen & Tanaruz

Sajen, thanks for the correction. It has been duly noted in my records.

Tanaruz, thanks for the new info and special thanks for your diligent effort to confirm same. If pehlet is confirmed as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,111
Posted By RobT
Hi All, I read somewhere on this forum that...

Hi All,

I read somewhere on this forum that the bolo posted by Tanaruz is called an outtiwon by the Batad Ifugao and a Kotiwong by the Kiangan Ifugao. It was also noted that thread that the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,363
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Explanation

Battara,

Thanks for the clarification. I rather suspected that the tight ganja was a structural improvement over the earlier style. For the dagger sized Indonesian keris which was a point weapon,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,363
Posted By RobT
Kris Blade & Baca Baca Questions

Hi All,

I have a number of kris with a one piece baca baca (or asing asing as the case may be). On all of these kris, the ganja (to use the Indonesian term) is either part of the blade proper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Complement

Henk,

Glad you like it. I know that they are a bit rare so I never thought that I would get one, let alone such a classic example with a sheath no less.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By RobT
Thank You

Henk,

Thanks for the info.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By RobT
Indonesian Sword ID Requested

Hi All,

I know that this type of sword has been covered in the forum but, because I never thought I would get one, I wasn't paying attention. I would like to know the names for the sword and for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,162
Posted By RobT
Symbol ID

Hi All,

I have a number of khodmi with the symbol shown in the first blade close-up. The symbol looks like a pair of fish aligned tail to tail. Does anyone have any idea what the symbol means? By...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,474
Posted By RobT
Corrosion X

Hi All,

I recently met a gun collector at an antique show and he said that he swears by Corrosion X to keep his old guns rust free. I had never heard of it so I went online for more info. From...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,080
Posted By RobT
Wood Hilt, Lathe Turned

Hi All,

I am a fairly proficient woodworker and given the pattern on the hilt, I am pretty certain that the hilt is wood and a hardwood at that. I am also rather sure that the hilt has been lathe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,444
Posted By RobT
bichaq=knife

Hi Battara,

Awhile ago I met a Turkish seller of arms and militaria books. He said that bichaq (or bišak) just means knife in Turkish. Google Translate appears to agree and translates "knife" in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,444
Posted By RobT
Funny Coincidence

Hi Kahnjar1,

I just happened to pick up one of these just last week. Kubur is correct. These knives are typical of Bosnia/Sarajevo. The knives vary greatly in size. The one I just got has a 5"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,222
Posted By RobT
Skill is Necessary

Ariel,

I agree with you completely. Forging the old wootz blades was a matter of learned skill. I am a fairly good finish carpenter but even if I were given exhaustively complete plans plus the...
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