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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2022, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Ian
This topic has been discussed several times...

This topic has been discussed several times previously on the forum and some of the confusion around the various types of Kachin swords.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26277 ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Ian
Pathos, It seems your sewar has an...

Pathos,

It seems your sewar has an interesting story. I'm sure folks here would like to hear about your relative and his/her work. Hensoldt made excellent microscopes, and the type you describe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,055
Posted By Ian
Let's make sure we are talking abougt the same thing here ...

There is frequent mention of homogenous steel in the comments above. The adjective homogenous requires some thought, being a relatively recent alternative to homogeneous, which indicates uniformity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Ian
I would say this one is likely 20th C, pre-WWII....

I would say this one is likely 20th C, pre-WWII. If you use the search function on this site and type in "sewar" you will find a lot of information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Ian
Hi Pathos, Welcome to the Forum! You have an...

Hi Pathos,

Welcome to the Forum! You have an Indonesian sewar from the Dutch colonial period. So not surprising to find it in The Netherlands. Others can tell you much more about it than I can, so...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th August 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By Ian
Buttin Catalogue--Hard to find

Catalogue de la Collection D’Armes Ancienne Européenes et Orientales de Charles Buttin. Rumilly, 1933. 32 plates. Numbered volume 469 of 500. Soft cover. Good condition.

A rare and hard to find...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th August 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By Ian
Bull, An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour

Stephen Bull (ed. Tony North). An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour. Facts on File, Inc.: New York, NY 1991. 224 pp. Large format edition (9.4 x 13.3 inches). Hard bound. Good dust jacket....
Forum: Swap Forum 24th August 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By Ian
More commonly used references on Indian Arms and Armour

Lord Egerton of Tatton. Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour. Dover Publications Inc: Mineola, N.Y. (2002) 178 pp.

This is the Dover Publications’ reproduction of the original 1868 work of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Ian
Charles, Your heavy, fat-bellied sword...

Charles,

Your heavy, fat-bellied sword looks quite old to me. That style of hilt is a junggayan form from the 19th C, and fat-bellied barung seemed to be more common then. The forward weighting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ian
Hi GIO, Nice cleaning job. It looks much...

Hi GIO,


Nice cleaning job. It looks much better, and the quality of workmanship is good. Nice example of a modern gunong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Ian
Gorgeous daab ...

Hi Charles.

Beautiful daab. The ivory carving and metalwork are all first class. Just a magnificent piece of workmanship. The hilt is very reminiscent of Burmese work, and might be Burmese in...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By Ian
Exclamation RARE ORIGINAL, HARD-BOUND, HAND-TYPED MANUSCRIPT OF RAWSON’S “THE INDIAN SWORD”

Over the next few months, I will be selling off some of my library pertaining to edged weapons. To start things off, I have an original hand-typed manuscript of P.S. Rawson, The Indian Sword: A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ian
Well said Ed!!!

Well said Ed!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 03:07 AM
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Views: 2,410
Posted By Ian
Hmm...similar but different I think.

Hmm...similar but different I think.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Ian
Straight-bladed yataghan

Looking through the excellent museum compilation, I noted this interesting piece. A straight yataghan said to be from a cut down saber. Here is the Museum entry:
In referring to the hilt as "bone,"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Ian
A free online copy is a wonderful service...

A free online copy is a wonderful service provided by the Museum. Thanks for the heads up gp.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Inability to post in Swap ...

gp,

Only the originator of a post or Vikingsword staff can post a reply to a thread in Swap. That's why you were unable to post a reply.
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,163
Posted By Ian
Looks like a Filipino ginunting. :confused:

Looks like a Filipino ginunting. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,695
Posted By Ian
Exclamation We are a diverse group here

I would like to remind folks that these forums are for a wide group of collectors and other interested parties, not all of whom are experts or have particular knowledge of what they are interested...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ian
Hi drac, What an interesting looking...

Hi drac,


What an interesting looking sword with a full length tang peined over the end of the brass hilt. The shape of the pommel resembles the lotus bud style seen on dha/daab, but I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, Your example is another...

Hi Rob,

Your example is another central/northern Luzon piece, possibly Kapangan or Ilokano in manufacture. I think yours is somewhat later in manufacture, probably post WWII. These were common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ian
I agree Battara. That leather wrap at the throat...

I agree Battara. That leather wrap at the throat does have a Visayan flavor and the brass bands would also be consistent. Maybe a later pairing of blade and scabbard :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ian
This appears to be a wavy-bladed dagger made in...

This appears to be a wavy-bladed dagger made in Luzon. The date implies it came from the early period of U.S. occupation following the Spanish-American War. There are quite a few D-guard weapons from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By Ian
Nihl: Thank you for your careful work in...

Nihl:

Thank you for your careful work in defining what seems to be the local descriptor for the (so-called) laz bicaq.

As others have noted, your findings deserve careful consideration. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 962
Posted By Ian
Hi motan, Always nice to find a hidden gem...

Hi motan,

Always nice to find a hidden gem in an otherwise inauspicious lot. Congrats. Knowledge is a great asset.
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