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Old 12th December 2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default What is this for a weapon and where it comes from

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Old 12th December 2006, 08:35 PM   #2
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These are often listed as UNUSUAL KNIFE
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Old 13th December 2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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Old 13th December 2006, 10:38 PM   #4
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Looks like rehilted Kora sword...
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Old 16th December 2006, 03:13 AM   #5
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This interesting blade seems to have some genuine age and appears to be a remounted example of the hafted Chang dao of Assam (Rawson, p.58). Although Rawson describes these among 'modern' dao, that blade appears as noted to have some age, certainly 19th c. The 'fishtail' shape of the blade does have keen resemblance to the kora, but actually reflects the 'V' shape of the early dao known as the 'milemnok' used by the ancient Konyaks who were an early Naga people in Assam.
It would appear that this blade found its way to a modern hilt which I cannot positively place, but in any case seems a worthy old blade from Assam.
Most definitely unusual !!

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Old 16th December 2006, 11:09 AM   #6
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Hi all thanks for the response



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Old 16th December 2006, 07:27 PM   #7
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Definitely not a kora, even rehilted.
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Old 16th December 2006, 11:58 PM   #8
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You're absolutely right Battara! It is most definitely not a kora
What I think is interesting though is the 'fishtail' effect that occurs and how it relates to the shape of the kora hilt. Since the kora is of couse from Nepal, north of the Assam regions, it is interesting to consider the possibility of the ancient 'milemnok' of the early Nagan people in possible development ancestry of the kora.

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Old 18th December 2006, 09:34 PM   #9
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beauty; never seen one.
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