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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By JeffS
Good stuff, and thank you Iain for sharing the...

Good stuff, and thank you Iain for sharing the schematic.



Helpful advice but it adds significantly to the challenge of storage and will take some planning. Any tips? I am considering an antique...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By JeffS
That is good to know. I may be over thinking it,...

That is good to know. I may be over thinking it, but since Amazon is not an option (I am in Cambodia) I'm going to have to have something made (no shop either - apartment living) so wondering if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By JeffS
Sword rack specs

Bit of an odd question, but does anyone have a tested profile shape I can use for a custom sword rack? Many of the ones I see online are for Japanese swords and I'm concerned they would not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By JeffS
Really nice

Really nice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 915
Posted By JeffS
Formosa knife

I lucked into another Formosa piece! The style seems Paiwan except for the handle which I've not seen a similar example of. I thought I recall a prior thread explaining what the box attached to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By JeffS
Nice one. A lot of chopping power for a...

Nice one. A lot of chopping power for a relatively short blade. Is this a common length for a golok?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By JeffS
Necro Threads

Seeing Jim's positive reaction to Bill's old Tibetan sword reanimation made want to share some thoughts. I've been reading the forum (new forum from 2005 onwards - the loss of old forum is tragic)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By JeffS
Any thoughts on what was set in the two round...

Any thoughts on what was set in the two round depressions on the scabbard foot? There is a gummy resin at the bottom that was likely the adhesive used. One of these has shiny foil-like residue stuck...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By JeffS
Regarding the tool origin. I did some field work...

Regarding the tool origin. I did some field work a few year back in northern Myanmar. The Kachin (Rowang) with us had small working daos (made from blanks purchased in Putao market). The lower corner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By JeffS
Very cool sword. Do I understand correctly that...

Very cool sword. Do I understand correctly that Robert did the silver restoration work on the scabbard?




Thanks Ian. Great info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By JeffS
Dha for comment

Just picked this up off Ebay. It has an interesting mix of design features such as the hairpin blade, silver work, and strange jagged carving on the shoulder-carry open-scabbard. Photos are from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,561
Posted By JeffS
Thank you for all of the help Stu!

Thank you for all of the help Stu!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,561
Posted By JeffS
Here it is after finishing rust removal, oiling...

Here it is after finishing rust removal, oiling dry stuff and fixing cracks. Also, below is a close-up of blade detail. It looks like a layered construction versus an inserted edge to my novice eye....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By JeffS
I love the snake head profile on the top...

I love the snake head profile on the top scabbard. As has been stated previously on this forum the snake could represent Deinagkistrodon Acutus, which has a common name of 100 Pace Viper. This snake...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By JeffS
Thx. There is some great discussion and images in...

Thx. There is some great discussion and images in
this dao post (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20046)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By JeffS
Wow that thing is a beast. Love the brass guard....

Wow that thing is a beast. Love the brass guard. It is designed for horse combat right? Do you happen to have a picture of it sheathed?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By JeffS
Open-faced scabbards

So I seem to have developed a theme in my collection...
-Kachin Dao
-Lepcha Ban
-Ifugao Hinalung
-Atayal Laulau
Are there any other traditionally open-faced scabbard blade types I should hunt for?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,291
Posted By JeffS
Thank you guys for the tips. I work in Cambodia...

Thank you guys for the tips. I work in Cambodia and there is an indigenous market in tree resin that is harvested traditionally. Likewise there is a market in wild bee honey, may be interesting to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,030
Posted By JeffS
Fascinating stuff Kai. Thank you for the warning...

Fascinating stuff Kai. Thank you for the warning with the belt. It remains nicely pliable but that could change. Should I use some mineral oil to keep it in shape?

Mandau Dimensions
Blade: 55cm ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,030
Posted By JeffS
Would that narrow down which Kayan group and...

Would that narrow down which Kayan group and period for this mandau?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,308
Posted By JeffS
If wootz then 19th century. However I wonder...

If wootz then 19th century. However I wonder about the hilt and scabbard, they do not show much age with the exception of the bone or ivory finial which has yellowed. Hopefully someone with more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,030
Posted By JeffS
Thank you Kai and Willem for taking an interest!...

Thank you Kai and Willem for taking an interest! Yes this is my first mandau and one that I actually have with me (I've been displaced from home for the last 6 months). Happy to take more pictures of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,308
Posted By JeffS
I love these. Looks like a pattern in the steel,...

I love these. Looks like a pattern in the steel, it may be wootz. The large bone(? ) finial is a variation I have not seen in other photos. The horn hilt is exceptionally intact.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,030
Posted By JeffS
Thank you Alan! I'm looking forward to a time I...

Thank you Alan! I'm looking forward to a time I am more settled down and can start hunting for books (and have a workshop). I am pretty much limited to online information sources. Not much on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 53,630
Posted By JeffS
Too much tuak....

Too much tuak....
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