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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 03:57 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Ian, Thank you for all of your insights; you have...

Ian, Thank you for all of your insights; you have been very helpful.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By drac2k
Pictures as promised; it looks like the native...

Pictures as promised; it looks like the native cordage isn't as native as I remembered it to be.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ian, I will get a picture posted soon of...

Thanks, Ian, I will get a picture posted soon of the backside; I will also include a closeup of the cordage, which was locally produced and may give you a further clue. The tang does not go all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By drac2k
Philippine Bolo Mystery

This weapon has been somewhat perplexing to me because it screams Philippine, but the writing on the scabbard "L.T. Wyatt, 527-71-35 3rd Division doesn't make any sense.
The blade is of a common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the pictures. The sheath has a very...

Thanks for the pictures. The sheath has a very substantial and well-made spearpoint tip, vastly beyond ornamental; was it made as a secondary weapon or to be used in conjunction with the knife in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By drac2k
On the contrary, I wasn't doubting your comments...

On the contrary, I wasn't doubting your comments on the different African regions you ascribed the knife and the sheath to belong to and I believe you when you state that the knife and the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By drac2k
The knife and the sheath fit like a glove; I...

The knife and the sheath fit like a glove; I don't think that the two are a marriage of convenience, but rather the knife was made for the sheath or the sheath was made for the knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Marc, this one was driving me a little...

Thanks, Marc, this one was driving me a little bit crazy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By drac2k
Where have I seen this African Dagger Before?

I can not quite seem to find this dagger, but I know I have seen it before; can anyone advise me to its origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By drac2k
Once again thanks for the information & the...

Once again thanks for the information & the insight; too often I concentrate on the form of the spearhead, but fail to consider the material of the shaft when trying to determine its origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By drac2k
Edster, Thank you for your very informative...

Edster,
Thank you for your very informative reply. Does your Mahdist spear have a bamboo haft? It is very light & it must have been meant for throwing as opposed to another spear that I have of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By drac2k
Mahdist Spears ?

Two nice spears that I believe to be Mahdist spears.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By drac2k
Thanks; still could use some help on the clubs.

Thanks; still could use some help on the clubs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By drac2k
As I said before, I'm kind of on this African...

As I said before, I'm kind of on this African weapon streak. Here are 4 more clubs of which I believe that one is definitely Zulu; a nice example which I believe some idiot drilled a hole in the back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By drac2k
Thanks to all for the comments and I stand...

Thanks to all for the comments and I stand corrected & educated; it certainly looks like the Basuto axe that you have shown.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st May 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By drac2k
Bosnian Dagger for Sale

This is a nice example of what I believe to be a Bosnian Dagger. It is a little longer than most examples as the blade measures approx.10.25" x 1".It comes with a wooden brass-clad scabbard.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By drac2k
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By drac2k
Antique Philippine Bolo,Old Filipino Sword,Antique Filipino Knife,Old Sword #3

Pictures as promised. The sword blade is 21" x 2" wide.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By drac2k
Thanks. There were a couple of close calls on the...

Thanks. There were a couple of close calls on the sword, but I looked it up on a popular site here that Sajen first introduced me to(www.africanarms.com), and it looked like the closest match.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By drac2k
Chokwe weapons

Continuing with the African motif is what I believe to be a Chokwe-Lunda sword. the handle is badly damaged & at one time it probably had brass tacks.
The sword blade in my personal opinion is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By drac2k
Zulu Weapons

This week seems to be the week of acquiring African Weapons and I believe these 3 pieces that are Zulu. An axe, what I believe to be an old Zulu throwing spear with a broken haft, and a huge,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By drac2k
Great item. By the taper on the bottom of the...

Great item. By the taper on the bottom of the blade, could this be a repurposed spearhead made into a sword? It was not an uncommon practice throughout countless societies to utilize captured weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,732
Posted By drac2k
I was wondering about the second spear from the...

I was wondering about the second spear from the left; I have one and soon I'll add another one. The configuration was the same as the Zulu throwing spear, however, it is much too short; about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,608
Posted By drac2k
Lee, we are lucky to have you!! I just hope that...

Lee, we are lucky to have you!! I just hope that you are training a "back up person," to do all the things that you do for this site.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th April 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 890
Posted By drac2k
What just happened?????

The Viking Sword Site went down for several days and when I tried to access it, I got a message that it was "temporarily disabled."Now assuming that I wasn't the only one that had this problem, I am...
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