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Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2021, 07:07 PM
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Posted By shayde78
I was wondering what caused this thread to be...

I was wondering what caused this thread to be resurrected - nice to hear you've held onto this sword, and that it has a place in the tradition of your family :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th April 2021, 03:24 PM
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Posted By shayde78
https://www.livescience.com/pirate-henry-every-tre...

https://www.livescience.com/pirate-henry-every-treasure-coins-discovered.html

Stumbled across this article and thought it sounded familiar, having read this thread. Thought I'd park it here as an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 08:18 PM
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Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
I was reading this thread...

I was reading this thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26739) and in post #2, Philip states that Indian blades with multiple narrow fullers are associated with the 18th and 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,115
Posted By shayde78
Thumbs up For what it is worth, I wanted to commend you...

For what it is worth, I wanted to commend you both for taking the time to 1) address a perceived insult (not always easy to do), 2) respond to the person who felt they were being disrespected (also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,115
Posted By shayde78
Very interesting theory. Would explain many of...

Very interesting theory. Would explain many of the stylistic motifs on many African weapons, and would establish a common symbolic language across seemingly disparate designs.

This is a quote...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 08:47 PM
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Posted By shayde78
The middle one, with the twist, looks as though...

The middle one, with the twist, looks as though it is intended to emulate a phallus from some large mammal. It looks to be carved from wood, so I'm not saying it is indeed one, but the shape suggests...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By shayde78
Ah - got it! Yeah, I wasn't too impressed by how...

Ah - got it! Yeah, I wasn't too impressed by how those turned out in the video. I appreciated the creative approach, but... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By shayde78
Thank you all for the feedback and guidance on...

Thank you all for the feedback and guidance on restoration techniques. I do think this could be a fun project to undertake once I move. I currently live in a condo and have no proper workspace for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Bryce, You are right about the orientation,...

Bryce,

You are right about the orientation, and how this recurve design makes a thrust with the point much more efficient. I had to take my sword back in hand to fully appreciate what you were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for the picture, Kabur. To me, the idea...

Thanks for the picture, Kabur.
To me, the idea of a rest/guide for the spear makes a LOT of sense. I don't know anything about the fighting styles of the Beja, but if they fought in any kind of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By shayde78
Thanks for the question - I do think the hilt is...

Thanks for the question - I do think the hilt is wood due to the grain and the way it is flaking. I suppose I could do a hot pin test and smell the results.
Any thoughts on what kind of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By shayde78
Ken, Thanks for weighing in. I agree - the...

Ken,
Thanks for weighing in. I agree - the sossun pattah was the item that interested me in the lot as a whole. Being that I got 6 items for less than I would have paid for that one sword, I'm OK...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By shayde78
Detlef, I always appreciate honest opinions...

Detlef,

I always appreciate honest opinions and sharing of expertise. It is the reason I am a member of this site - not to have my hopes confirmed, but to learn more about the items I collect....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Having received authorization to post the...

Having received authorization to post the following pictures, I offer some examples of blades with similar curves, albeit none share the blade profile exactly, not are these from blades mounted in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Bryce - I have thought the SAME thing. The...

Bryce - I have thought the SAME thing. The recurve brings the point up into alignment with the grip to facilitate a thrust. That said, a typical sabre typically has the point in line with the grip,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By shayde78
Poor condition Kindjal

I'd like to get your comments on the Kindjal pictured below. This was part of a lot that I recently won. The condition of the items is not great (you may have seen the 'soussan patah-like' tulwar and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By shayde78
That is a excellent question! My gut tells me it...

That is a excellent question! My gut tells me it is pre-WWI. I want to say it is from the second half of the 19th century, but that is merely from the age that I believe the hilt shows. I have never...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By shayde78
Old(?) Kukri

I am very wary of purchasing kukri from online auctions because I find it hard to determine the older ones from more modern versions (or outright fakes). However, I took a chance on this one because...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Ian. The site in question does list...

Thank you, Ian. The site in question does list the website in text on the images themselves. I could obscure this address by editing the image. However, I appreciate Atzi making an archive of past...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Atzi's site has some in the gallery of sold...

Atzi's site has some in the gallery of sold items. I'm not sure I'm allowed to post pictures from a commercial site but think I'm allowed if the items are no longer for sale. If someone can confirm,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By shayde78
With the likely image of Cupid, I think the...

With the likely image of Cupid, I think the remaining words are "culo casto", which may translate to something like "chaste ass/butt/derrier". Maybe a bawdy refrain, or an admonishment to keep one's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Quite right, Battara, hence my question. Is this...

Quite right, Battara, hence my question. Is this an exaggerated form of a sosun pattah, or an entirely different form? So far, I've found but one other example with a blade like this. It was called a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Thanks both for your quick replies! As...

Thanks both for your quick replies!

As promised a bit more information, and some additional pictures (forgive the horrendous quality!).

The sword in question:
28" total length
23.25"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By shayde78
Sossun Pattah??

I will post much more complete information soon, but I just acquired this tulwar hilted sword, and wanted to try and get some preliminary impressions.
Would this be considered a sossun pattah? I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By shayde78
Here is an example of a possible soussan pattah,...

Here is an example of a possible soussan pattah, but with the recurve feature I referenced above:
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