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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:17 PM
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Posted By gp
the Visayan knife is a beauty !Cantik.

the Visayan knife is a beauty !Cantik.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:33 PM
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Posted By gp
very beautiful done. Question: as the blade looks...

very beautiful done. Question: as the blade looks like new now, what about the grip? Do you do something with or to the grip or leave it as is ?

FYI:
I treated the wooden handle of some pre 1870...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:26 PM
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Posted By gp
) it is beautiful and of added value ( moneywise...

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it is beautiful and of added value ( moneywise I would not know as I lack that knowledge but defenitely from a conservation point of view. Respeito
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:51 PM
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Posted By gp
Thumbs up Thnx a lot for your input, highly appreciated....

Thnx a lot for your input, highly appreciated.

As for preservation I fully understand the need. But that requires often (almost) professional level knowledge with many cold weapons.
Or like Detlef...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 09:07 PM
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Posted By gp
thank you and you're welcome ! لا...

thank you and you're welcome !
لا شكرا على واجب
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 08:58 PM
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Posted By gp
No problem and no offence intended but first hit...

No problem and no offence intended but first hit on google:

"It is best not to clean rare coins as removing the patina can significantly reduce the value of them. For this reason, most coin...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th January 2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By gp
than I have been taken for a ride...can you add...

than I have been taken for a ride...can you add the correct picture ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd January 2021, 07:10 PM
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Posted By gp
thank you for correcting me! Hereby 2 pics of the...

thank you for correcting me! Hereby 2 pics of the mentioned filigree lhanjar
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 01:36 PM
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Posted By gp
Much obliged ! I agree as I carefully clean bone...

Much obliged ! I agree as I carefully clean bone and leather and metal with colorless almond oil or vaseline ( as I did with coins and medals) in order to loosen the dirt from the item and feed the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd January 2021, 01:27 PM
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Posted By gp
Last but not least a Yemenite Shibriya 20 cm long

Last but not least a Yemenite Shibriya 20 cm long
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd January 2021, 01:22 PM
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Posted By gp
Next a paperknife in form of a dagger, silver...

Next a paperknife in form of a dagger, silver plated,filigree decoration by
W S Cornish at Wembly Exhibition, London, England, 1924-1925 ( A2671) an a later reproduction from Israel
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd January 2021, 01:17 PM
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Posted By gp
Also very interesting is this antique Russian...

Also very interesting is this antique Russian letter opener from around 1900
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd January 2021, 01:12 PM
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Posted By gp
some more filigree art. First another broche and...

some more filigree art. First another broche and based upon the "ball" type it could be from Southern Dalamatia ( Dubrovnik/Ragusa or Bay of Kotor / Boka Kotorska, Kotor/Cattaro) to Italy and Sicily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 12:35 PM
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Posted By gp
to restore or not to restore...

Being the new kid on the block and hence not familiar with the criteria collectors and the rules of selling, read determination of value, I am rather amazed and sometimes shocked (hope this doesn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 12:15 PM
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Posted By gp
The Arab Dagger

I stumbled on a very interesting article which might be interesting to some of you and so I would like to share this article from Kuwaiti collector of arms and armour, Abdallatif Ali...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2021, 10:22 PM
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Views: 5,372
Posted By gp
just new in my collection 4 sets: bone, brass and...

just new in my collection 4 sets: bone, brass and steel, nickel plated

white bone: length 20,3 cm, forks 19 cm
green bone: length 21,3 cm, forks 20,8 cm
Forum: Swap Forum 9th January 2021, 11:28 AM
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Posted By gp
books for sales

as I was looking for a rare book, I noticed that the Met museum has a lot of legal free downloads .

Not only the specific book I was looking for, but also on other arms and armour. Hence I want to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2021, 11:01 AM
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Posted By gp
many, especially rugby lovers, know the famous...

many, especially rugby lovers, know the famous Haka of the Kiwi's ...
but this one I dare say is more interesting as it shows the dancers in full regalia...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th January 2021, 07:43 PM
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Posted By gp
talking Celts.... here some lasses who...

talking Celts....

here some lasses who commemorate the heavy price their Alba ancestors paid at Culloden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8ajzk5bAg
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th January 2021, 07:14 PM
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Posted By gp
and after all those dances from far away, now 2...

and after all those dances from far away, now 2 from my cousins in Belgium:

ancient ones and originating from the Middle Ages with Celtic influences...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 09:03 PM
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Posted By gp
Battara is correct: it definitely is Balkan and a...

Battara is correct: it definitely is Balkan and a copper version of the Bosnian Bichaq.

This narrows the origin down to Serbian Also based upon similar copper cold weapons like the little women's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 11:40 AM
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Posted By gp
pencak / pentjak weapons

Although there are many collectors of Indonesian cold weapons with a lot of knowledge on the item itself here, I hardly read about their origin, i.e. noble art in which they were used. Not taking...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2021, 10:32 AM
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Posted By gp
beautiful the kampilan dance; such elegance ! the...

beautiful the kampilan dance; such elegance ! the left hand movements / technique at 1:53 reminds me of my old pentjak silat days, many years ago...


here a silat sword dance :...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st January 2021, 10:22 AM
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Views: 5,585
Posted By gp
native American war dance...

native American war dance :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-stkMRVkCIU

another one in which the weapon ( axe) has similarities with the pre columbian axe from the Maya and Aztecs....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2020, 08:48 PM
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Views: 1,407
Posted By gp
and secondly from Southern Dalmatia ( Konavje and...

and secondly from Southern Dalmatia ( Konavje and Dubrovnik) where these earrings are still made and given to the girls ( as I did for my daughter years ago when she became 16...)
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