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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Rich
It is not typical, but not uncommon for a katana...

It is not typical, but not uncommon for a katana or wakizashi to be re-tempered if it was burned in a fire or had the kissaki broken
It needs to be done by an expert. Please don't try it yourself. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Rich
I have two similar knives. Labeled them as...

I have two similar knives. Labeled them as Tibetan, know they could be Nepal or Bhutan. I think (?) the wood handled one is possibly older. Any more info appreciated. (My photo editing software is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By Rich
I know nothing of this type of knife. But I like...

I know nothing of this type of knife. But I like it. It has a beautiful, somewhat primitive charm.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rich
Nice site. Certainly have a lot a sheaths. Shame...

Nice site. Certainly have a lot a sheaths. Shame they don't give the name of the type of weapon.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Rich
Nice knife, unusual handle from others I've...

Nice knife, unusual handle from others I've seen.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rich
That is a beautiful sword. I wouldn't call it a...

That is a beautiful sword. I wouldn't call it a machete by any means. To me it is a fancy dress sword. Great find.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rich
Some lovely khodmi. I have 4 in my meager...

Some lovely khodmi. I have 4 in my meager collection. One had a blade with several nicks in it, so I lightly sharpened it to remove the nicks, but no other cleaning. I don't know what steel they used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By Rich
Beautiful Sammi style Puukko. Carved and...

Beautiful Sammi style Puukko. Carved and scrimshaw on reindeer antler. Fairly rare and older ones (like this) are pretty expensive.
Nice find. No way to know exact maker unless it is inscribed on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,957
Posted By Rich
Perhaps a parring dagger, like a Main Gauche...

Perhaps a parring dagger, like a Main Gauche ?
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By Rich
Interesting, but definitely not Japanese style....

Interesting, but definitely not Japanese style. Very strange - looking for more discussion.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Rich
Unhappy A shame such loss of life and property; human and...

A shame such loss of life and property; human and a huge number of unique animals
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By Rich
I occasionally ask a question as in a recent...

I occasionally ask a question as in a recent thread; but mostly just read and learn (albeit slowly).
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,692
Posted By Rich
Jim - You are too kind, but thank you. Now I'm...

Jim -

You are too kind, but thank you. Now I'm just a retired old geezer who has forgotten what he forgot.

Also thank who ever maintains the geographical index for keeping my Japanese sword site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,692
Posted By Rich
OK, that makes some sense. The blade determines...

OK, that makes some sense. The blade determines the type of sword, while the mounts determine the cultural origins,etc.

At least with Nihonto we only have to deal with one culture and country of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,692
Posted By Rich
I think you guys are just trying to confuse a...

I think you guys are just trying to confuse a senile old geezer. :)

At least with Nihonto a long sword is a daito; and sub-type if it's a katana, uchikatana or tachi. Which is determined by its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,692
Posted By Rich
So it's not a matter of the swords origin, rather...

So it's not a matter of the swords origin, rather the owners??
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,692
Posted By Rich
Dumb question: what is the difference between a...

Dumb question: what is the difference between a shamshir and a tulwar? I have a tulwar nearly identical to the sword posted; has gold floral motif on hilt but blade is curved with double fullers ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037
Posted By Rich
Could it be a Spanish blade that has been...

Could it be a Spanish blade that has been rehandled in Brazil,etc?
The blade is just like an early-mid 19th C Spanish punal I use to have.
Just a thought.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Rich
Sorry, but the closest that has been to Japan is...

Sorry, but the closest that has been to Japan is China or Indonesia,etc.
Not a Japanese NCO or Shingunto IMHO.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,305
Posted By Rich
Have you noticed that the blade back extends past...

Have you noticed that the blade back extends past the guard? To my untrained eye that is not a mark of quality workmanship.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rich
Thanks David - I was thinking more of the...

Thanks David -

I was thinking more of the "broken back" seax style. I've done what research online that I can but can find no direct link between the standard puukko style and the broken back seax....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rich
Puukko and seax

Not sure where to post this. I was wondering if there is any direct relationship between Finnish puukko and ancient seax? Any thoughts or comments welcome. Stylistically there is no similarity that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Rich
Google "Nihonto Message Board". That...

Google "Nihonto Message Board". That site will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people from all over the world for Japanese swords.

www.militaria.co.za/nmb/

you will need to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rich
Works quick and well for me on Firefox. Rich

Works quick and well for me on Firefox.
Rich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By Rich
Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the...

Also check the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. Both are great.
Rich
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