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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ian
The video is very poor quality, amateur Filipino...

The video is very poor quality, amateur Filipino work. It's basically a Powerpoint slideshow with (heavily accented) voice over. The low resolution images make everything look out of focus. It's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ian
Absolutely. These are recently made and patinated...

Absolutely. These are recently made and patinated to look old, as noted by Oliver. There is more and more of this stuff coming out of the Philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Ian
Skiendubh: If you are having trouble uploading...

Skiendubh:

If you are having trouble uploading files, please read the sticky near the top of the Ethnographic Forum index about uploading pictures. If you still have problems please PM me and we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Ian
Bump ...

Just recycling this one to the head of the line again in case anyone missed Lee's warning.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By Ian
Hi Wayne, I did not notice the entry you made...

Hi Wayne,

I did not notice the entry you made about the same site. I think the online translation is an automated one based on software, with the usual obvious errors and clumsy wording that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: You might be interested in...

Hi Detlef:

You might be interested in the link posted some time back by Carlos, entitled: "EL CORVO CHILENO: HERRAMIENTA, ARMA Y SÍMBOLO HISTÓRICO" on the blog site URBATORIUM...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderartor's Comment

Welcome to the Forum hammer1!

Your examples are modern, mass produced, reproduction or fantasy swords. You could probably find recent valuations on line. This forum has a policy of not discussing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Excellent ...

Magnificent old kris. Pre-1800 I would say. The stirrup is likely suassa. I would maybe polish the silver and gold, clean and etch the blade, and nothing more.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th December 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By Ian
New book from Larrin Thomas (Knife Steel Nerds)

For those who still like to read words printed on paper, Dr. Larrin Thomas (Knife Steel Nerds) has produced an excellent book on knife steels and updated it slightly during our COVID times. Titled,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ian
Brass hilt, a full length tang peined over the...

Brass hilt, a full length tang peined over the end of the brass hilt, representation of plaited rattan on the brass hilt—sounds more SE Asian than African. Is rattan used in this manner in Africa?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Ian
Interesting piece. Excellent suggestion Wayne....

Interesting piece. Excellent suggestion Wayne. Gutta percha originally came from Malaya and was introduced into Britain in the early 1840s. Sudan was also linked to Britain in the mid-19th C, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Ian
Hi carlos. Two very nice pieces. The Luzon...

Hi carlos.

Two very nice pieces. The Luzon sword has a well carved horn hilt which shows some damage unfortunately. The style of carving and fist pommel suggest the Katipunan era, late 19th and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Ian
Nice old archaic Sulu kris with horn hilt and...

Nice old archaic Sulu kris with horn hilt and suassa fittings. Simple but elegant.



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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ian
Jose, Your silver-working skills are just...

Jose,

Your silver-working skills are just getting better. I would like to ask you about a feature that you did not have to replicate but is interesting to me technically. Attached is a copy of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Great job -- museum-worthy resto work

Jose, I think this is some of your best work to date! No, I would say the best. So much was missing and damaged, and so many different techniques to manage. Wow ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,080
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's comment

Guys, the feedback for Gonzoadler has been consistent and well informed. Thanks for all of your comments. Robin is free to accept or reject them, as he wishes. I think David has summed up the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Ian
Excellent research Yvain! Thank you for...

Excellent research Yvain! Thank you for presenting it here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
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 4th December 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
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: 826
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: 899
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: 4,032
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: 1,129
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: 1,129
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: 2,193
Posted By Ian
Enough. Thread closed.

Enough. Thread closed.
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