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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Ian
Hi psingh. Welcome to the forum. Would you...

Hi psingh.

Welcome to the forum. Would you please post a picture of the entire sword, as noted in the sticky at the top of this forum's page.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Ian
Hi Wayne. Unlikely to be an executioner's dha....

Hi Wayne.

Unlikely to be an executioner's dha. Executions were carried out generally with ordinary dha of regular length. I think I heard this from a mutual friend some time ago.


Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Ian
Hi Rumpel, There are a few of these large dha...

Hi Rumpel,

There are a few of these large dha around, and they seem to get recycled among collectors. I have one that was previously owned by two other members of this Forum.

These are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Excellent!!!

Outstanding! The best information I've read on this subject. Too bad the author is not mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th November 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,284
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's Comment

Time out on this one guys. This is a contentious old thread, with feelings running deep, and it has been considered before for deletion. Past experience on similar issues indicates spirited...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Ian
Thanks Jim. Your comments are well taken. And...

Thanks Jim. Your comments are well taken. And Evegeny, there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking here as to whether this is a weapon or a fantasy item. Very reasonable use of the Forum. My...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's Comment

Guys,

This is another fantasy item bearing little, if any, resemblance to an ethnographic weapon. As noted in another recent thread, which I closed for off topic comments, this Forum is not about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ian
Enough. Thread closed.

Enough. Thread closed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,644
Posted By Ian
Thanks mariusgmioc. I have downloaded several of...

Thanks mariusgmioc. I have downloaded several of Ann's publications so that, if any links get broken, we can share those articles here directly. Ann's original PhD thesis is also available via...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,644
Posted By Ian
Sorry Ariel. Just reports a string of...

Sorry Ariel. Just reports a string of "Access denied." That link is a total dud for me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Ian
I like these little knives. As you say, they are...

I like these little knives. As you say, they are souvenirs. I've got a couple and they seem to date from the mid-20th C. The white metal on the sheath is probably white bronze or German silver, while...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Ian
Hi Philip, This information is very helpful...

Hi Philip,

This information is very helpful too for those who have encountered difficulties shipping weapons in general internationally in recent years. The vagaries of Fedex, DHL, etc. are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's comment

Guys,

We have strayed far and wide from the original topic of this thread: the holes in kudi/kujang. Some digression into the fantasy sword arena has been tolerated, but modern fantasy weapons are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Ian
Tim, because links often get broken I've taken...

Tim, because links often get broken I've taken the liberty of attaching the PDF version of the online page that you cited. The article contains all text and illustrations that were shown online. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Ian
Nice examples. I wonder if these might be...

Nice examples. I wonder if these might be apprentice knives. Rick?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Ian
Hello Yves, That is a nice kris. As for age, it...

Hello Yves,


That is a nice kris. As for age, it has none of the characteristics of an archaic form from the 18th C, and I would put it no earlier than mid-19th C, and most probably late 19th C. As...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,154
Posted By Ian
Hi gp, This all smells very fishy! You were...

Hi gp,

This all smells very fishy! You were identified as the winning bidder, and asked permission for the seller to withdraw the item. Having pushed for what is rightfully yours, and you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,154
Posted By Ian
This statement from the auction house is...

This statement from the auction house is critical. You are being asked for permission to cancel the sale. As I read this, you can say "No" and the sale should be transacted properly. Also, you are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Ian
The handle shown by Ren Ren is a typical small...

The handle shown by Ren Ren is a typical small deer hilt found on some "priest knives" and also some Cambodian knives. However, the local species is a small deer, and the antlers are short and thin....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Ian
Interesting knife. As already noted, it is a...

Interesting knife. As already noted, it is a mainland SE Asian knife common in blade shape to a number of ethnic groups in the area. It could be from the Karen. The stag hilt on this one is highly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ian
Agree David. The blade looks modeled after the...

Agree David. The blade looks modeled after the Dutch klewang, a sword used by the Dutch military in Indonesia from 1905 to 1941.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ian
Hi David, it depends how and where you strike...

Hi David, it depends how and where you strike someone--9 cm can be lethal in the right place, as shown by the use of some folders of similar size.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Ian
Marius is correct. These are typical Shan silver...

Marius is correct. These are typical Shan silver work. Could be late 19th or early 20th C, although these knives are still being made today. These slim, highly ornate knives were often used as part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ian
Hi Eric. Welcome to the Forum. Some dimensions...

Hi Eric.

Welcome to the Forum. Some dimensions of your gunong would be interesting for discussion. The materials and general condition suggest fairly recent manufacture.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, I wrote a lengthy post many years ago...

Hi Jim,

I wrote a lengthy post many years ago on the old UBB forum (now defunct) about these mid- to late-20th century daab that continue to be made in northern Thailand. As Detlef noted, these...
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