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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 08:40 PM
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Posted By shayde78
Thanks again for the feedback from the other...

Thanks again for the feedback from the other month.
I have the item in my possession (I have for a while now). The hilt does seem to be rhino, but I have struggled to get a picture that shows the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,836
Posted By shayde78
Thanks Battara! You are right about the...

Thanks Battara!

You are right about the finger grooves, unless this is for a 6-fingered user!

Apologies for the late note of appreciation,
-Rob
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd April 2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By shayde78
Thank you Jean, David, and Detlef! Makes...

Thank you Jean, David, and Detlef!

Makes sense that a wood insert would be necessary if the marrow cavity of the bone was larger than the pesi. Thank you for teaching me this detail as it seems it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th April 2022, 11:12 PM
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Views: 2,307
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Jean and David, Below are the...

Thank you, Jean and David,

Below are the additional photos.

Additional details, the hulu is 1.5 ounces in weight
The blade with mendak is 8.5 ounces
In total, the entire assemblage is 16...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,836
Posted By shayde78
Archaic Sgian Dubh??

Good day, fine folks!

I am hoping to get your feedback on the following piece I picked up recently. I initially thought this was a patch knife from the Amercan frontier. But, upon recieving it,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,307
Posted By shayde78
Apologies - the orientation of these photos seems...

Apologies - the orientation of these photos seems to have changed when I uploaded. They are all meant to have the tip of the blade pointing upwards. I'm not sure how to fix since the original photos...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,307
Posted By shayde78
Missing "gems"

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since I last had something to share with you, but I would appreciate your opinions. I very recently acquired this keris, and I am curious if the holes drilled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2022, 03:42 PM
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Views: 22,502
Posted By shayde78
At the risk of resurrecting a zombie thread, I...

At the risk of resurrecting a zombie thread, I want to post this new article (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/king-tuts-meteorite-dagger-unsheathes-193343647.html) about Tutankhamun's dagger....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,818
Posted By shayde78
Thank you Saracen and Kai! This is great...

Thank you Saracen and Kai!

This is great news, and is close to what I had hoped, even if my knowledge is lacking.

I also had a degree of confidence it might be a rhino hilt.

A few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,531
Posted By shayde78
Well...you sent me down a rabbit hole! Reading...

Well...you sent me down a rabbit hole! Reading thru threads on here, it seems the origin of the yao knives was never really agreed upon (despite museum designations). I see the similarities to my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,818
Posted By shayde78
Some additional photos (apologies for any...

Some additional photos (apologies for any duplicated posting - my eyes aren't what they used to be!)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,818
Posted By shayde78
My first yatagan

I recently acquired my first ever yatagan that seemed to go unnoticed by anyone else. I have never had any first hand experience with these, so any feedback and impressions are welcome.
Some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,531
Posted By shayde78
Thank you all for the brilliant insights. I had...

Thank you all for the brilliant insights. I had never given many thoughts to blades from the Burmese region. I love when a new acquisition leads to discovering something new, and I truly appreciate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,531
Posted By shayde78
Thanks, Detlef! I was surprised I was able to...

Thanks, Detlef!
I was surprised I was able to win it. You are absolutely right- it has a distinctly 'dha-esque' look to the scabbard, and the rest feels consistent with a Thai/Southeast Asian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By shayde78
Simple yet beautiful blade; bone (ivory?) hilt; origin unknown

I recently jumped at the chance to add this lovely little knife. The blade is elegant in its simplicity - 1/4inch spine at the hilt, smooth distal taper, no bevels but a steady wedge ending in a keen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By shayde78
Mac! Once again, you're spot-on. I was scrolling...

Mac! Once again, you're spot-on. I was scrolling through the images and was thinking, this looks like that curious little knife I rescued. You saved me the trouble of digging up my old thread :D
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By shayde78
Same from me to everyone that is part of this...

Same from me to everyone that is part of this forum. Wishing you each Happiness & Health throughout the New Year.
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By shayde78
Ah! Quite right! My mistake :)

Ah! Quite right!
My mistake :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd December 2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,914
Posted By shayde78
I forgot to link to the article:...

I forgot to link to the article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/dec/17/extraordinary-restoration-of-roman-rock-crystal-jar-from-galloway-hoard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By shayde78
Your question called to mind a recent publication...

Your question called to mind a recent publication of an ancient artifact that has been restored that suggests the 'Turks Head' design has existed for a long time. I'm not sure when it was first...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd December 2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,914
Posted By shayde78
Ancient example of "Turks Head" wire work

I was hoping to get some opinions - the bottle pictured below was discovered in a field in 2014 in Western Scotland. It is believed to have been buried in 900CE, but to be from around 300CE, likely...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By shayde78
I've always liked these. Simple, no-nonsense,...

I've always liked these. Simple, no-nonsense, pragmatic. A soldier's tool that serves its function without overwrought embellishments. The provenance you provided is especially appreciated. Thank you...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,507
Posted By shayde78
Tiari, I believe Elmereya was referencing...

Tiari,

I believe Elmereya was referencing the 'ribbon-like' feature of the basket guard, as per the blue 'ribbon' drawn in the middle of the four example pictures. I never picked up on the fact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,662
Posted By shayde78
Was your Pata blade flexible (as many, but not...

Was your Pata blade flexible (as many, but not all, are)? Or, was it rigid, like the one on this kaskara?
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,357
Posted By shayde78
Reminds me of some of Jim's stories about driving...

Reminds me of some of Jim's stories about driving with pole arms in small vehicles!
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