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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 12:32 AM
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Posted By GrozaB
I think baka-baka is iron on this one

I think baka-baka is iron on this one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 12:56 AM
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Posted By GrozaB
Thanks! Philippino blades is not my area of...

Thanks! Philippino blades is not my area of expertise. Is this sword from Mindanao? And is dating it to late 1800/early 1900-s correct?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 10:38 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
Sorry for posting in wrong forum. any thoughts...

Sorry for posting in wrong forum. any thoughts about this sword?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 06:59 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
Moro Kalis question

Picked up this Moro Kalis, I think this one is from Mindanao late 1800/early 1900-s. What puzzles me is pommel. It is not usual kakatua and not a horse hoof...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By GrozaB
It's just a missing ring :)

It's just a missing ring :)
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2020, 12:01 AM
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Posted By GrozaB
So, what is your opinion - my sword has British,...

So, what is your opinion - my sword has British, US roots or it is just some later compilation?
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 11:30 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
You nailed it! I completely forgot it was two...

You nailed it!
I completely forgot it was two different 1796 Heavy Calvary swords...
Quick google search and I found bunch with very similar blades(31-34" long) and absolutely the same scabbard....
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GrozaB
Excellent sword! This Oakeshott Type XIV sword,...

Excellent sword! This Oakeshott Type XIV sword, very scarce type. In most of the Europe they was used for very short time in 1275-1325, but in some places in South and East Europe this type was...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,779
Posted By GrozaB
Again, you probably right on blade origin. The...

Again, you probably right on blade origin. The central fuller on my blade is bit under 9". And whole sword handles like cutting, not thrusting weapon. Of course you can thrust with this one, but it...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 08:33 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
Hm... You can be right on it. But all militia...

Hm... You can be right on it. But all militia sword I saw had way smaller blades - usually 25-29" long, about 1-1.25" wide and twice lighter. This one is pretty massive and heavy - 2lbs without...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 08:02 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
Found another one, kind of similar, clearly based...

Found another one, kind of similar, clearly based on Scottish blade
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 05:40 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
Weird Mameluke sword

Picked up very strange Mameluke sword. Hilt is ivory with steel cross guard, I think is British mid 19th. But blade... Blade is straight, 33" long, 1.4" wide and 1/4" thick. Blade was brutally...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By GrozaB
I'm thinking it is probably from one of small...

I'm thinking it is probably from one of small German states, it was over hundred of them
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GrozaB
The blade is rock solid, patina matching, so I...

The blade is rock solid, patina matching, so I don't blade was remounted in last 200 years or so. Same patina on the remaining of guard bar - it definitely was removed very long time ago.
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2018, 09:20 PM
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Posted By GrozaB
Interesting thing - yesterday I had chance to...

Interesting thing - yesterday I had chance to examine two dutch 1775 cutlasses - one is dutch marked and another one is unmarked. Hilt looks very similar, but only on photos. In hand it is completely...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By GrozaB
Dutch(?) sword for ID

Can someone help me ID this sword? Hilt looks like Dutch 1775 Hanger with one bar removed, but blade is 30" straight double edged. Over the years I saw at least few swords absolutely similar to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By GrozaB
Thank you, Ian! I saw many Philippine knifes in...

Thank you, Ian! I saw many Philippine knifes in my life, but this one was new to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By GrozaB
yes, it is full tang with horn grip....

yes, it is full tang with horn grip. Unfortunately grip is damaged..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GrozaB
Philippino(?) knife for ID

Found this knife and can't ID it... Philippine? Europe?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By GrozaB
In my experience Ballistol is excellent ...

In my experience Ballistol is excellent all-around oil to use on metal, wood, leather etc. Work miracles on small cuts on my hands too :)
Smell... Well, it is smells much better then many other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By GrozaB
Ok, I understand that keris is not Japanese sword...

Ok, I understand that keris is not Japanese sword and don't have to be polished. But aggressive rust is my mortal enemy. So, I soak blade (after carefully removing handle) in kerosine/oil overnight....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By GrozaB
So, just use some oil to stop rust and leave...

So, just use some oil to stop rust and leave surface as-is, right?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By GrozaB
Sorry to call it "ugly" - I'm used to highly...

Sorry to call it "ugly" - I'm used to highly polished blades... :(
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By GrozaB
Thank you for your input! Question number one -...

Thank you for your input!
Question number one - how to remove handle?
Number two - it is fresh red rust on the blade. How to clean the blade on the keris? I'm used to smooth, polished blades and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By GrozaB
Keris

Picked up yesterday my first Keris. It looks nice, has carved elephant ivory grip and one of the ugliest blades I ever saw :) This is not my cup of tea, so I know pretty much nothing about it... Can...
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