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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 12:01 PM
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Posted By JBG163
Thanks for the correction on terminology Philip !...

Thanks for the correction on terminology Philip ! Wasnt aware of that name.
Here is a type of sword excavated, attributed to 13/14th, found in the Altai and described in the book: de l'épée scythe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By JBG163
Its removed but at least you saw it

Its removed but at least you saw it
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By JBG163
But an etchant would bring out the quench. And...

But an etchant would bring out the quench. And you would see a difference between the quenched zone and the "unquenched" one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 02:54 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By JBG163
No need to clair i'm first or not ;) . Just...

No need to clair i'm first or not ;) . Just couldnt be sure with the current state.
If you plan to etch, a good préparation would probably be requiered as the bottom of the blade looks quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By JBG163
The best way to know would be to have it polished...

The best way to know would be to have it polished and etched. The difference of color would be blatant. I supposed earlier that it could be quench but, more test would be necessary to be perfectly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 08:38 PM
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Posted By JBG163
The line is quite subtle is some area, i don't...

The line is quite subtle is some area, i don't think there would be an inserted sheet of nickel or something.

The stress fracture could be possible but you can see the line cross the entire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By JBG163
XasteriX, Actually, that line is quite a...

XasteriX,
Actually, that line is quite a mystery to me. You can see the pattern going through the line.

So, if the keris was broken, then welded back together, it would be almost impossible to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By JBG163
They probably are forge folded. Maybe the steel...

They probably are forge folded. Maybe the steel was well refined and almost homogeneous. Or, there is no carbon difference in the initial steel so, it is hard to discriminate the layer. In those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By JBG163
XasteriX There is flaws on yours that would...

XasteriX
There is flaws on yours that would indicate a laminated structure.

Battara
Honestly, can't tell for yours !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By JBG163
xasterix, could it be possible to get a close...

xasterix,
could it be possible to get a close up picture of the "line", on both side ?
Thanks !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By JBG163
Hi Antony and others, I think i know that...

Hi Antony and others,
I think i know that one...
Honestly, it looks like a Yanchidao (goose wing) saber.
Potentially, fittings are a bit later from blade. Some excavated swords from that type...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By JBG163
Interesting find. The line looks like a "weld...

Interesting find. The line looks like a "weld line", forming a carbide line. Really interesting construction. As much as the pommel.
As for age, i would guess it's archaic, it possess all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By JBG163
Hi XasteriX ( ;) ) In my opinion, some of the...

Hi XasteriX ( ;) )
In my opinion, some of the visible flaws would indicate a forge folded structure.
Did you do the etch on it ? (it seems to me from the quench line quite discernable on your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By JBG163
Will be easier with better picture for sure :)

Will be easier with better picture for sure :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By JBG163
So Nepal should be a good target. Nonetheless,...

So Nepal should be a good target.
Nonetheless, quite late 20th in my opinion
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By JBG163
It seems you have a Taotie depicted on the upper...

It seems you have a Taotie depicted on the upper part of the scabbard.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taotie

The guard seems an unusual feature for Bhutanese weapons

I would rather say a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By JBG163
Homogeneous steel in my opinion, have an uniform...

Homogeneous steel in my opinion, have an uniform structure and composition. So it can correspond to only modern steel, or steel coming from High furnace (cast iron that is heated to lose carbon and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By JBG163
For my wife it's Ishimaru or 石庄 depending the...

For my wife it's Ishimaru or 石庄 depending the hand writings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By JBG163
For the kanji, i Will ask my wife ;)

For the kanji, i Will ask my wife ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By JBG163
Hi, nice piece. In my opinion, more vintage than...

Hi, nice piece. In my opinion, more vintage than antique. But i tend to be conservative...
The flower is a chrysentemum, national symbole.
The other one is a shintō gods symbol. Or a "kamon", clan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By JBG163
Polished or not, flaws can help identify if it...

Polished or not, flaws can help identify if it comes from bloomed steel, that was forge folded. Also some part of structure can be seen sometimes, such as layers, quench, pattern welded, even without...
Forum: Swap Forum 31st August 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,186
Posted By JBG163
Still looking for kora with scabbard and hanshee...

Still looking for kora with scabbard and hanshee kukri
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By JBG163
Battara, could it be possible to get close up...

Battara, could it be possible to get close up picture of your blade ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,939
Posted By JBG163
Youare right Rob, Always tricky as part are...

Youare right Rob,
Always tricky as part are generally matched from different région. In the culture or later. Kachin tends to prefer flat end as said a good friend.
It all always a guess :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,939
Posted By JBG163
Its an interesting response Kronckew. The...

Its an interesting response Kronckew.
The amount of informations about those swords is quite low.
But we know that the Achang produced swords for several ethnic groups.

Now, that specific...
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