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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Ian
Another great daab Iain! I'm thinking it is from...

Another great daab Iain! I'm thinking it is from the early Rattanakosin period at the end of the 18th C or very early 19th C. It could be late Ayutthaya, but the bronze hilt (rather than iron) makes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Ian
Exclamation Discussion of an item presently for sale ...

Hi Tea,

Unfortunately, we do not permit linking to, discussing, or posting pictures of items that are currently for sale. I would suggest you download any pictures now as these can disappear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Ian
vantique, Can you clarify please whether the...

vantique,

Can you clarify please whether the blade is a copper alloy or iron/steel. It appears to be steel from the pictures. If you are unsure, stick a magnet on the blade--the magnet will not...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Ian
Perhaps not very much left. That's a long time...

Perhaps not very much left. That's a long time under water. Preliminary x-ray studies would show some details before trying to uncover (and maybe destroying) what's left of the original sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Ian
Another example of similar style. I don't have...

Another example of similar style. I don't have better pictures at present, but will try to post details of the hilt shortly. The hilt looks like a bat to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Ian
Agree completely with battara on the okir. ...

Agree completely with battara on the okir.

As far as the type of metal on the hilt, white brass usually polishes easily (much the same as yellow brass)—one form of white brass was referred to as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, This is another Maguindanao kris,...

Hi Yves,

This is another Maguindanao kris, probably last quarter of the 19th C or very early 20th C. The twine wrap on the hilt is similar to a recent example that you showed.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Ian
Yves, could you post another picture (larger) of...

Yves, could you post another picture (larger) of the sword out of its sheath. I tried enlarging the one above but it is too blurry.

Thanks,

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,744
Posted By Ian
Peter, posting a picture of your knife would be...

Peter, posting a picture of your knife would be helpful. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 03:23 AM
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Posted By Ian
And here are two familiar examples, although...

And here are two familiar examples, although these have some age to them. I acquired both in the late 1990s. The first one is probably from the mid-20th C and the second somewhat later.

The second...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 03:10 AM
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Views: 703
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, Thanks for raising this topic....

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for raising this topic. People think of these boards as tourist items, which they largely are, but some of the older ones (like you have shown) can contain evidence of blades that...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th October 2021, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Ian
Books on antique weapons of the U.S.

I have the following books for sale relating to antique weapons of the U.S.


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Richard H. Bezdek. American Swords and Swordmakers. Volume II. Paladin Press: Boulder, Colorado. 1999. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 11:06 AM
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Views: 973
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, My experience is rather meager...

Hi Jeff,

My experience is rather meager regarding the si euli. However, your example ticks all the boxes that I know for identifying this knife. I'm thinking the lack of a response to your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ian
Ren Ren, I think you are the most knowledgeable...

Ren Ren, I think you are the most knowledgeable person on the Forum concerning your crossbow. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Ian
Yves, I think the yellow may simply be the...

Yves,

I think the yellow may simply be the color of dye used on the thread wrap. Attached is one of mine that was exhibited in the Museum of Macau's "History of Steel." It has a Maguindanao...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Ian
Yves, I think this one is Maguindanao. The...

Yves,

I think this one is Maguindanao. The hilt style is reasonably common on 20th C Maguindanao kris, as well as Maranao. That said, the blade on this one could be late 19th C, with a later hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2021, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Ian
dat_man, Thanks for your information about...

dat_man,

Thanks for your information about that "fake" photo.


Ariel,

These photos are what they are. I think we are all aware of some of the limitations of studio portraits. It's good to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By Ian
Jeff, I think the inscription reads: "A...

Jeff,

I think the inscription reads: "A Burmese weapon I had a dah used by Dacoits which means highwaymen or brigands"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,665
Posted By Ian
Alan, I think this is what dedicated...

Alan,

I think this is what dedicated anthropologists and archeologists do. The noted anthropologist, Philip Cole, took himself and his wife to the northern Philippines to live among the Tiguan for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Ian
Jose, your example is right up there with the...

Jose, your example is right up there with the posted museum pieces. You have a truly lovely item.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ian
Iain, Thanks for showing these Thai-Japanese...

Iain,

Thanks for showing these Thai-Japanese hybrids. If I recall correctly, some of these have been attributed to the late Ayutthaya/early Rattanakosin period. There are some elegant high end...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ian
Hi Iain, I agree that the hilt is unusual for...

Hi Iain, I agree that the hilt is unusual for "Thai-nipponized" swords and your observation about seppa fit with my experience too. These features could point to a Vietnamese origin.

The hilt, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Ian
Great piece! It looks to have some age. Any idea...

Great piece! It looks to have some age. Any idea how old it may be?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ian
Hi Iain, That's a very lovely and...

Hi Iain,

That's a very lovely and interesting sword. It is obviously influenced by Japanese style but it is, primarily, a very big dha/daab. The hilt with its plain thread-wrapped grip covered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,842
Posted By Ian
Saracen's earlier comment about the khanjarli...

Saracen's earlier comment about the khanjarli possibly being associated with a certain social group seems to be on target. Jim has pointed, through his friends' comments, to the presentation of...
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