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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2024, 03:01 PM
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Posted By RobT
Nihonto Message Board Response

Hi All,
There has been one response from the Nihonto Message Board. The respondent supports my opinion with, “my vote is for Jingasa, in origin at least”. I have requested that other members weigh...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2024, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By RobT
Info Request Sent

Hi All,

I posted an ID request in the katchu section of the Nihonto Message Board. Hopefully, we will either get a positive ID or be able to rule out the Japanese jingasa theory.

Sincerely,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2024, 01:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By RobT
A Proposal

A Alnakkus,

Thanks for the diameter. Armed with that information, I did a google search to see what the typical jingasa diameter was. I only looked at jingasa shaped like your item and the items...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2024, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By RobT
Diameter Estimate

Ian,
You are correct of course and I need to take a deep breath.

Using the first two picturesI provided, I believe that we can get an approximate diameter for the item. The mid century modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2024, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By RobT
Diameter Needed

Hi All,
The original post was a request for information on the origin of the item. I have asked twice for the diameter of the piece. This is a simple request that may be critical to the item's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2024, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By RobT
Unaddressed Questions Needing Answers

Hi All,

Three questions remain:
Are there any examples of shields with elaborate designs on the inside?
Why was this complex design so crudely destroyed to make room for the grip and padding?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2024, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By RobT
Shield From the Start?

Hi All,

I don't really know anything about shields but, do many have such an elaborate decoration on the inside? Then too, it appears that the hand holds and hole for the hand were added after the...
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