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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Ian
IP, I think it is two heads in the picture...

IP, I think it is two heads in the picture posted--each head appears to have a crown above it.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, Thanks for sharing this interesting...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for sharing this interesting weapon and its history. I like the grip style and the wood it is made from--the grain is rich and beautiful! The sight line is not impaired by the...
Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Ian
Price reduced to $200. Last chance. One more week...

Price reduced to $200. Last chance. One more week on this site and then off to eBay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By Ian
Canning Indian Mutiny Collection: Victorian Museum, Australia

An interesting collection (https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/articles/2807) of firearms, edged weapons, and other instruments captured by the British during the Indian Mutiny in the 1850s....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Ian
Alan and Bjorn, Thank you. I've been...

Alan and Bjorn,

Thank you. I've been following this interesting story as it unfolded. It is fascinating to see just how an historical story/legend/myth can be changed through "creative"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 38,040
Posted By Ian
Gp, I could be wrong but the hilt on that...

Gp, I could be wrong but the hilt on that yataghan looks like ivory to me. Very nice tooling on the leather pouch and belt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Ian
Jim and Ed, thanks for bringing your expertise to...

Jim and Ed, thanks for bringing your expertise to this thread. I would also like to point out Ed's detailed essays on the kaskara that can be found on the Ethnographic Arms and Armor Home Page...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ian
Thanks Philip. Much appreciated if you can bring...

Thanks Philip. Much appreciated if you can bring Confucius, the Chinese civil service, and the examination system into focus with regard to the jian and its use. Wayne's comments are a bit "fuzzy" to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Ian
Hi Ristio, Welcome to the Forum! No...

Hi Ristio,

Welcome to the Forum!

No doubt you have some interesting items to show us, but posting pictures as zipped files is not likely to get you many responses. First, we don't know what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Ian
David raises some interesting points. I think the...

David raises some interesting points. I think the blade is pre-WWII. The scabbard could be a later replacement, and the metal strips might be from low grade silver or other white metal as David...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Ian
I use an old product called "Simichrome...

I use an old product called "Simichrome Polish" which is made by Happich, has the consistency of toothpaste, and comes in a 50gm tube. It only requires small amounts at a time and one tube lasts me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Ian
Thank you kwiatek and Battara.

Thank you kwiatek and Battara.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Ian
Kwiatek, thank you for the translation. With...

Kwiatek, thank you for the translation. With regard to the 6-pointed star, can you tell us what the symbolism means? I note an "o" adjacent to each point--does this have some special significance.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, When using the term "ethnic...

Hi Jim,

When using the term "ethnic minority" I mean it in the sense of the Chinese census classification, which is conducted nationwide. "Ethnic minorities" are, by definition, not considered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 170,188
Posted By Ian
Gonzo, The author of this thread has not been...

Gonzo,

The author of this thread has not been seen on these pages for a couple of years. I'm afraid you may not get very much response from the rest of us because Ibrahiim was the authority on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ian
Hi Joe, Possibly made in southern Yunnan where...

Hi Joe,


Possibly made in southern Yunnan where there are ethnic minorities following Buddhism.


Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Ian
Agree with Battara. Maguindanao, first half...

Agree with Battara.

Maguindanao, first half of the 20th C. The metal areas on the hilt and scabbard would benefit from polishing to bring out the sword in all its finery. Nice kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Ian
You are most welcome Jim! There are people...

You are most welcome Jim!

There are people around with far more detailed knowledge than I have. Unfortunately, they don't post here. Perhaps they visit anonymously from time to time.

SE Asia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Ian
Simple question, but not simple to answer. :( ...

Simple question, but not simple to answer. :(

The origin of the Shan has been debated. Consensus seems to now be that they started in central/northern China, and were driven south by more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, That's a nice Shan dha and scabbard....

Hi Jim,

That's a nice Shan dha and scabbard. The silverwork on the hilt and scabbard are typical Shan work. The hilt is a standard, three-part Burmese arrangement (ferrule-grip-ferrule), with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Ian
Agree with much of what has been said above. The...

Agree with much of what has been said above. The blade is much more like a long gunong than a kris, and a thin metal guard is a common feature on gunong. The blade features and the luk created by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Ian
Very nice sword Rick. I look forward to hearing...

Very nice sword Rick. I look forward to hearing from our expert translators.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 768
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Special thanks for Lee's hard work ...

Lee does a lot of behind-the-scenes work on this Forum that largely goes unnoticed. It's only when something major happens, like this recent event, that we realize just how much time and effort he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Ian
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Hi David,

Interesting sword. Would you please post a picture of the entire sword. This is a requirement for submitting a request for translation of an inscription (as stated in the "sticky"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, The Koli people are still found in...

Hi Jim,

The Koli people are still found in Gujarat today. I worked with a large group of them and studied the nutritional status of their children (which was surprisingly good compared with the...
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