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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 11:25 AM
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Posted By JeffS
So that is where they all went! Great collection.

So that is where they all went! Great collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,944
Posted By JeffS
I've added another sangi example to this thread:...

I've added another sangi example to this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18261
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,458
Posted By JeffS
Every once in awhile you find something good on...

Every once in awhile you find something good on Ebay... The blade is more substantial and a broader profile than the more recent examples I have. The mono steel blade has a nice "hamon" line. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By JeffS
I should clarify that I am a keyboard collector...

I should clarify that I am a keyboard collector and when I comment about seeing ethnographic weapons, that I don't own, it is almost exclusively from photos online (and a small collection of books)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By JeffS
Appears to be a fairly common style of wood...

Appears to be a fairly common style of wood scabbard. Below is my example. I borrowed the black and white photo below showing a similar style from Peter Dekker's site.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th March 2022, 10:22 AM
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Views: 815
Posted By JeffS
WTB woven rattan rings

Hi. Does anyone have a connection for having woven rattan rings made to order? I have a number of scabbards in various sizes that need replacements.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 36,826
Posted By JeffS
I recently received this cute little guy, a bit...

I recently received this cute little guy, a bit over 7" in scabbard. The blade is actually sharp and has a nice profile and distal taper. Would this be a Thai style daarb? Shown next to another...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 53,999
Posted By JeffS
An antique of that style recently sold at auction...

An antique of that style recently sold at auction (Tully's, described as a Moro barong). I have seen and admired new Atayal blades like yours but had not, until this auction, seen what it was modeled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By JeffS
Yes the scabbard is designed for the thin blade....

Yes the scabbard is designed for the thin blade. The blade (24cm long) is actually quite sharp and would be suitable for food prep work if reincarnated as a kitchen knife. I have started to work on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By JeffS
Indonesian dagger

I recently bought this from Ebay because I really like the hilt and scabbard carving. Even though it does not have the classic pistol grip, I've seen ones likes this called badek and attributed to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,746
Posted By JeffS
Cool! What did you use for the display stands?

Cool! What did you use for the display stands?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,407
Posted By JeffS
Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By JeffS
That is a very thoughtful gift, I'm sure he will...

That is a very thoughtful gift, I'm sure he will be thrilled.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By JeffS
Does a separate gonjo have a practical mechanical...

Does a separate gonjo have a practical mechanical function or is it completely a matter of mysticism/symbolism?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,996
Posted By JeffS
Inspired by Iain I had some racks custom made...

Inspired by Iain I had some racks custom made from acrylic. The first one (bottom shelf in photo) uses simple sloped levels to hold the sword/sheath. I found that blades with a strong change in width...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,989
Posted By JeffS
Managed to get a photo of the page from Moro...

Managed to get a photo of the page from Moro Swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By JeffS
That is something you do not see often. The...

That is something you do not see often. The rectangular pommel is very distinctive. I find the complexity of the scabbard design interesting too. There is another example like this one in the old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,989
Posted By JeffS
I have founds a couple examples like the red...

I have founds a couple examples like the red version which are fabric covered which look older. Seems to be be long tradition of making these. I would still like to get a better look at the one in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,989
Posted By JeffS
Indeed, I've been looking at a number of them....

Indeed, I've been looking at a number of them. The red one on left, from Cato's book, seems to have more detail and variety than most.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,989
Posted By JeffS
Miniatures photo from Moro Swords

Hello. Does anyone have a better quality scanned version of the following image from page 88 of Moro Swords by Robert Cato that I can use for reference? As you can see the one I have is difficult to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,942
Posted By JeffS
I've seen bone inserts with crossbows of Tapuan...

I've seen bone inserts with crossbows of Tapuan people (Ratanakiri province NE Cambodia) but not with the downturned grip and their overall construction a bit more refined.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,530
Posted By JeffS
Uploading the images from the old Oriental Arms...

Uploading the images from the old Oriental Arms site, Oriental Arms example (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=6902).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,530
Posted By JeffS
Ah then much of the rest falls into place "A...

Ah then much of the rest falls into place "A Burmese xxxx xxx a dah used by dacoits which means highwaymen or brigands"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,530
Posted By JeffS
Hi Sid. Have you had a chance to check out the...

Hi Sid. Have you had a chance to check out the studs yet?
I also found another example, on the old Oriental Arms site, Oriental Arms example (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=6902). This one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By JeffS
Edited the original post to add a better...

Edited the original post to add a better description of the features. What strikes me is the broad range of apparent influences.
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