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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2022, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Ian
chmorshuutz, You raise a very valid point....

chmorshuutz,

You raise a very valid point. The name of an item within its own culture should be respected. By extension, a wavy bladed dagger made in Germany or Japan, for example, could also be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Ian
Philip, This is what I was trying to imply...

Philip,
This is what I was trying to imply earlier in the thread. Absent maker's marks, I think this is not a European piece. Of course, marks are not always present on European muskets, rifles and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Ian
Thomas, your friend is a kind person. Yes, this...

Thomas, your friend is a kind person. Yes, this is an older Thai talismanic knife. Definitely not the commonly found and recently made style for those who travel. The carved hilt may represent a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Ian
:) ;)

:) ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Ian
Very nice everyday dha/daab that has been much...

Very nice everyday dha/daab that has been much used. The style looks northern Thai/Lao/Shan, while the struck mark adjacent to the hilt is similar to marks used by the Achang who live in southern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Ian
Burmese dha, probably early to mid-20th C, with...

Burmese dha, probably early to mid-20th C, with unusual brass hilt and scabbard suspension system. The inscription contained within the rather crudely forged fuller is Burmese, with an Anglicized...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Hi t_o_a_t. I agree with naturalist that these...

Hi t_o_a_t. I agree with naturalist that these look like everyday pieces made for use within the local culture. Not inexpensive decorative items for those who travel. The ambang blade looks solid and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Ian
Peter, could you provide a full length picture of...

Peter, could you provide a full length picture of this gun? Any mark on the barrel or lock? If no marks, I'm wondering if this is a locally made copy of a French or British gun from the 19th C....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Ian
Yves, Great story and interesting piece....

Yves,

Great story and interesting piece. Since this is a weapon without a cultural link to the Moro people, I'm not sure we should call it a kris. It is certainly a wavy-bladed or flambé sword,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Ian
Hi werecow. Yes, I think you are right about the...

Hi werecow. Yes, I think you are right about the first two characters.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Ian
The inscription is Thai. Your picture is upside...

The inscription is Thai. Your picture is upside down, as noted above. I cannot make out the first two characters, but the rest are Thai numerals as shown in the attached pic.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Ian
This topic has been discussed several times...

This topic has been discussed several times previously on the forum and some of the confusion around the various types of Kachin swords.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26277 ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ian
Pathos, It seems your sewar has an...

Pathos,

It seems your sewar has an interesting story. I'm sure folks here would like to hear about your relative and his/her work. Hensoldt made excellent microscopes, and the type you describe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,444
Posted By Ian
Let's make sure we are talking abougt the same thing here ...

There is frequent mention of homogenous steel in the comments above. The adjective homogenous requires some thought, being a relatively recent alternative to homogeneous, which indicates uniformity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ian
I would say this one is likely 20th C, pre-WWII....

I would say this one is likely 20th C, pre-WWII. If you use the search function on this site and type in "sewar" you will find a lot of information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ian
Hi Pathos, Welcome to the Forum! You have an...

Hi Pathos,

Welcome to the Forum! You have an Indonesian sewar from the Dutch colonial period. So not surprising to find it in The Netherlands. Others can tell you much more about it than I can, so...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th August 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Ian
Buttin Catalogue--Hard to find

Catalogue de la Collection D’Armes Ancienne Européenes et Orientales de Charles Buttin. Rumilly, 1933. 32 plates. Numbered volume 469 of 500. Soft cover. Good condition.

A rare and hard to find...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th August 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By Ian
Bull, An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour

Stephen Bull (ed. Tony North). An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour. Facts on File, Inc.: New York, NY 1991. 224 pp. Large format edition (9.4 x 13.3 inches). Hard bound. Good dust jacket....
Forum: Swap Forum 24th August 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By Ian
More commonly used references on Indian Arms and Armour

Lord Egerton of Tatton. Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour. Dover Publications Inc: Mineola, N.Y. (2002) 178 pp.

This is the Dover Publications’ reproduction of the original 1868 work of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Ian
Charles, Your heavy, fat-bellied sword...

Charles,

Your heavy, fat-bellied sword looks quite old to me. That style of hilt is a junggayan form from the 19th C, and fat-bellied barung seemed to be more common then. The forward weighting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,375
Posted By Ian
Hi GIO, Nice cleaning job. It looks much...

Hi GIO,


Nice cleaning job. It looks much better, and the quality of workmanship is good. Nice example of a modern gunong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Ian
Gorgeous daab ...

Hi Charles.

Beautiful daab. The ivory carving and metalwork are all first class. Just a magnificent piece of workmanship. The hilt is very reminiscent of Burmese work, and might be Burmese in...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By Ian
Exclamation RARE ORIGINAL, HARD-BOUND, HAND-TYPED MANUSCRIPT OF RAWSON’S “THE INDIAN SWORD”

Over the next few months, I will be selling off some of my library pertaining to edged weapons. To start things off, I have an original hand-typed manuscript of P.S. Rawson, The Indian Sword: A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ian
Well said Ed!!!

Well said Ed!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,511
Posted By Ian
Hmm...similar but different I think.

Hmm...similar but different I think.
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