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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:03 AM
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I would be interested to hear what clues may...

I would be interested to hear what clues may point to this area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:56 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Beautiful. There is such a flood of tourist...

Beautiful. There is such a flood of tourist phurbas, it is nice to look at the real deal. Thank you for sharing. Is it accurate to call these weaponry? My understanding is that are intended to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:50 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Si Euli for comment

This was purchased in Singapore from a knowledgeable collector, however I know authentic pieces are rare and tourist pieces abundant so would like to hear opinions
on its authenticity. This one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2021, 02:37 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Cool. They definitely seem related, the overall...

Cool. They definitely seem related, the overall blade profile (outside of length) and fuller style are similar as well. Is the tang on your example peened?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 03:00 PM
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Posted By JeffS
Here you go Scabbard is not original to khukuri,...

Here you go Scabbard is not original to khukuri, but it is a better fit than the one that did come with it. Seems like a good match stylistically.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 09:49 AM
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Views: 775
Posted By JeffS
Khukuri etched pattern

I recently picked this nice villager up. Has anyone seen a similar etched pattern on a khukuri? It is quite distinctive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2021, 09:38 PM
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Posted By JeffS
This is a close match to one I collected last...

This is a close match to one I collected last year, though mine lacks the iron guard and your scabbard carving is much nicer. Glad to see an example of something mounted in there. What material are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2021, 04:20 PM
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Posted By JeffS
Did anyone happen to download the demonstration...

Did anyone happen to download the demonstration photos from Artzi? Would be a great resource to add back to this thread. It is not archived in the Wayback Machine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 08:37 PM
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Views: 1,182
Posted By JeffS
In case of interest. Another example with same...

In case of interest. Another example with same scabbard design (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15674)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 05:13 AM
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Views: 1,182
Posted By JeffS
Cool. I've seen photos of this blade profile on...

Cool. I've seen photos of this blade profile on this site and other web searches but they often feauture leather scabbards and brass ferules, this one felt stylistically different with the round...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 05:50 PM
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Views: 1,182
Posted By JeffS
Looks like you nailed it. With better screen I...

Looks like you nailed it. With better screen I can see the blurred peened tang on the last photo I posted. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 02:42 AM
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Views: 1,182
Posted By JeffS
Yes, hard to tell on the Ebay photos but I...

Yes, hard to tell on the Ebay photos but I suspect hidden. A protruding tang would likely show up on this photo angle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 12:48 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Can't place this bolo

I just won this bolo on Ebay. Despite heavily searching on this forum I can't determine which Philippine tribal group this originated from. Thoughts?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 03:53 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Here is a mak from eastern Cambodia along Vietnam...

Here is a mak from eastern Cambodia along Vietnam border. This one has has shortened blade, most have a more complete arc to the blade, resembling Ian's example from Laos. Note that the blade arc...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2021, 02:08 AM
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Views: 1,535
Posted By JeffS
Currently in Ohio! It is still a mystery though...

Currently in Ohio! It is still a mystery though...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 11:33 PM
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Views: 1,535
Posted By JeffS
Double post

Double post
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 10:52 PM
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Views: 1,535
Posted By JeffS
It is great (and fascinating) to put it into...

It is great (and fascinating) to put it into context. Thank you!
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 02:09 AM
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Views: 1,535
Posted By JeffS
Oil painting sword

We found this oil painting in my sister's basement. I'm curious if the attire and weapons are indicative of a specific period and location.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2021, 03:45 PM
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Posted By JeffS
For clarification, after wrapping a pesi with...

For clarification, after wrapping a pesi with cloth or string how does avoid having the wrap from pushing up the pesi as the handle is pushed on?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By JeffS
In some of the photos they are inspecting US...

In some of the photos they are inspecting US military rifles (M14 and M16), how do you suppose they got their hands on those in such a remote location?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By JeffS
Wonderful series of photos. I have uploaded a few...

Wonderful series of photos. I have uploaded a few more of them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By JeffS
Very cool. Is the full set available online for...

Very cool. Is the full set available online for viewing?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By JeffS
I see, I was following the sellers description...

I see, I was following the sellers description (always risky). The description also calls this a WWII take home. Do you think it is from after mid 20 C?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By JeffS
West Sumba knife

This Sumba chopper was a recent Ebay purchase. Nice patina on the handle and scabbard, seems to have some age. The figurines are fun, cool to see a nod to their horse culture and the clever use of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By JeffS
You also see that round mark on more recent Thai...

You also see that round mark on more recent Thai dha. Is the significance of this mark understood?
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