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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By MitsuWa.
I could not figure out how the hangar straps on...

I could not figure out how the hangar straps on your scabbard could possibly work, but I see it was made or assembled upside down compared to the original example posted previously in a link.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,824
Posted By MitsuWa.
I have not encountered hide glue used for metal...

I have not encountered hide glue used for metal before; much less garlic as an glue ingredient. Was there remnants of hide glue binding the 2 pieces together? Is hide glue used this way traditionaly...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th March 2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,755
Posted By MitsuWa.
Inuit were working with iron in the form of the...

Inuit were working with iron in the form of the Cape York Meteors to make blades for centuries prior to European contact. Arctic explorers Peary and Rasmussen stole the meteors and brought them back...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th March 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,755
Posted By MitsuWa.
Kronckew, the photos you post show 19th century...

Kronckew, the photos you post show 19th century examples, but the ulu shown was made in the 21st century and not a repurposed antique. The original ulus were made of slate and Jade, not inspired by...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th March 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,755
Posted By MitsuWa.
The handle is over sized for presentation but big...

The handle is over sized for presentation but big blades for breaking down carcasses are used. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/18/9d/ea/189deac04da44c8ec7d05e219174fd48.jpg
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,848
Posted By MitsuWa.
Your hilt, handle, pommel and guard appear to be...

Your hilt, handle, pommel and guard appear to be a casting rather than individual components from what I can see in the photos. What construction detail were you trying to figure out?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,801
Posted By MitsuWa.
It has been observed African smiths were very...

It has been observed African smiths were very skilled also, considering they were working with stone hammers and anvils and goat skin bellows. Yet they produced elaborate bladed shapes formed almost...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,502
Posted By MitsuWa.
I notice the piece is lathe turned and seperate...

I notice the piece is lathe turned and seperate lugs added on. So it seems to be a later piece rather than a more original method of manufacturing through casting; as far as which era it may be from.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,432
Posted By MitsuWa.
Your pictures seem to further illustrate the...

Your pictures seem to further illustrate the misalignment of the Katar to your forearm with the Bitchwa crossing over the side bars like that? If you are comfortable doing so I wonder what would...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,165
Posted By MitsuWa.
Considering how thin carving knives are...

Considering how thin carving knives are especially from that era of cutlery manufacture it seems difficult to make a convincing Bowie hunting knife from one just by changing the profile. Spending...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,852
Posted By MitsuWa.
I knew some one who had the same type of blowgun,...

I knew some one who had the same type of blowgun, which he picked up from somewhere in SE Asia.
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,714
Posted By MitsuWa.
Kind of looks like a repurposed fencing foil or...

Kind of looks like a repurposed fencing foil or epee?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,874
Posted By MitsuWa.
In a past life I have done a bit of lathe...

In a past life I have done a bit of lathe engraving and started to build a Roman era foot treadle lathe. I agree your seal and comparison examples are crude beyond belief.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th October 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,315
Posted By MitsuWa.
Hard to tell the scale of the carving you have...

Hard to tell the scale of the carving you have from the photos, but it looks like it would house a short barreled revolver pretty easily with that shape?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,807
Posted By MitsuWa.
That was my point, in a place where a scooter or...

That was my point, in a place where a scooter or motorcycle is the family car, smiths can not afford power hammers, stationary power tools, water jet machines etc. Collectors begrudge them the use of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,807
Posted By MitsuWa.
There are a lot of ways of looking at tools....

There are a lot of ways of looking at tools. Would you pay your carpenter to walk to the lumberyard to buy your wood for the project because he enjoys the process? In the first world there are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,807
Posted By MitsuWa.
Are Modern made Keris not considered legitimate?...

Are Modern made Keris not considered legitimate? Or not desirable by collectors for being too new or expensive, since you are paying a a craftsman a living wage compared to buying an antique?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th February 2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,807
Posted By MitsuWa.
National exibition of Keris 2012

Hello all,

I have just started studying Keris and came across this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af3PCzdNCoQ
The Indonesian narrative is over my head, but can any one describe what this...
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