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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 03:32 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
hi ian.. yes would beaneet place to visit. from...

hi ian.. yes would beaneet place to visit. from what i can gather there is still people alive who can make or did make knives, but to their age im not sure. it would be very goodif we couldsonehow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 03:28 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
thanks, yes i will gather some images and make a...

thanks, yes i will gather some images and make a facebook page just for this occasion (i too do not have facebook) i have several ofthese knives including ne with a longer thick 18 - 20 inch blade.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 04:12 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
well its been a while since this topics been...

well its been a while since this topics been discussed but i havesome further information.

i contact john Clunnies-Ross today and asked him about the knives and their history, he said the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 05:54 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
oooh yes thanks!!! i had in fact forgotten about...

oooh yes thanks!!! i had in fact forgotten about yakut steels!..
and i was indeed looking at a nice example of a yakutian knife with such a steel only a few months ago!! how memory can fail you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 05:03 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
hll. sad to say it is a very recently made crude...

hll. sad to say it is a very recently made crude chinese fake.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 12:57 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
bob your comment is as useful as any other. the...

bob your comment is as useful as any other. the steels are always far harder than the blade... they shave off tiny amounts of steel or in the case of smooth hones they burnish the steel and reset the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 12:52 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
very interesting, do you have any images of...

very interesting, do you have any images of these?.
ive seen stones in pockets on some messer.. and also on old weapons in the caucasus. i have seen excavated examples of honing steels from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 01:36 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
sharpening and honing steels

it crossed my mind the other day while i was cleaning some kukris.. the kukri has a honing steel.. although not in the same design as a western one.. but it really stands out as the only example of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ausjulius
the issue is not that theres not publications on...

the issue is not that theres not publications on swords in madagascar, the issue is that theres not ANYTHING published about the regions arms and metal working.. the little information that exsists...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By ausjulius
oh forgot to mention the bronze heads are lost...

oh forgot to mention the bronze heads are lost wax castes and theres distincy patters. some are cogs.. some a dodecahedron sort of shape abd some are a rope know ball like a monkeys fist knot.. its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 08:08 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
yeah, well the chinese government removed their...

yeah, well the chinese government removed their firearms and theres little cultural echange between the inner mongolian and outer mongolian ethnic groups in the last 150 years or so.. so many of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ausjulius
no i doubt it was introduced from some place in...

no i doubt it was introduced from some place in asia, infact the two "cutlass" type swords tagged as madagascan from the french wiki article have the same blade and handle construction and same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 07:10 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
modern or recently made inner mongolian maces and...

modern or recently made inner mongolian maces and flails.. made for throwing and for using on horseback.. hence many are curved.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 06:18 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
here i found soem more images.. this is the dahb...

here i found soem more images.. this is the dahb like swords ive seen.. also french wikibeadia has images of two "19th century madagascan sabres" under the french section on machetes that are with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 05:45 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
well thats a presumed statement as.. we dont seem...

well thats a presumed statement as.. we dont seem to have any accurate informaiton on any madagascan weapons, bne it swords, bows, speargs, pole weapons, knives, sheilds.... ect..

the malagasy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 05:16 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
thanks, yeh i vant see much of knvies in those...

thanks,
yeh i vant see much of knvies in those images form the mkuseum wite.. the other brass handled knives are still made today by the look of it but with more stlyes.. i saw some brass and...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2021, 04:43 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
thanks, yes i have seen some woth the pommel part...

thanks, yes i have seen some woth the pommel part as a framed than or even where the tang is thicker in the not generally tapring lime whats on slab handled. knives of the.. i was thinking of maling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By ausjulius
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QGqjDVvrCs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QGqjDVvrCs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tPWrNd0pz8

he has a blade like a big kitchen knife but heavy.. ive seen image sof these with brass handles handles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By ausjulius
ill be honest, i can find little informaiton bout...

ill be honest, i can find little informaiton bout any tools or bladed items even knives, the only thing ive come across is the angady a type of local forged steel shovel.. about that it,
one or...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ausjulius
Baselard dagger handle construction

if anyone has handle and inspected a good quantity of these baselard daggers (the type with the pinned grip scales)
im curious on the originals whats the most common tang construction?
is there a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By ausjulius
any images of Madagascan swords?

any images of Madagascan swords?
ive seen knives and there is some veriety but its hard to see the south east asian influence.. although theyer not really entirely african looking either..
many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By ausjulius
its a modern made fantasy item. probably indian.....

its a modern made fantasy item. probably indian.. more than likely..

there is still maces and flails made in inner mongolia.. although probably native inner mongolian population are pretty much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ausjulius
two cambodian knives

two cambodian knives
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,561
Posted By ausjulius
hi, interesting looking.. ive never seen one...

hi, interesting looking.. ive never seen one like that with carving paint or hair on the grip in that specific style.. .. as in some of the spice islands you see some with painting and hair.. but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,561
Posted By ausjulius
west papuan metal working..

i have see one or two examples of parangs and knives being made in the islands in the north of west papua.. biak island specifically.....
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