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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Iain, I agree that the hilt is unusual for...

Hi Iain, I agree that the hilt is unusual for "Thai-nipponized" swords and your observation about seppa fit with my experience too. These features could point to a Vietnamese origin.

The hilt, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Ian
Great piece! It looks to have some age. Any idea...

Great piece! It looks to have some age. Any idea how old it may be?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Ian
Hi Iain, That's a very lovely and...

Hi Iain,

That's a very lovely and interesting sword. It is obviously influenced by Japanese style but it is, primarily, a very big dha/daab. The hilt with its plain thread-wrapped grip covered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ian
Saracen's earlier comment about the khanjarli...

Saracen's earlier comment about the khanjarli possibly being associated with a certain social group seems to be on target. Jim has pointed, through his friends' comments, to the presentation of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Ian
Just a few disconnected thoughts to throw into...

Just a few disconnected thoughts to throw into the pot.

What Ariel and Bob have so succinctly described is the Hypothetico-Deductive (H-D) model of research that was proposed in the 19th C and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ian
Thanks Jim, for your very helpful and informative...

Thanks Jim, for your very helpful and informative response.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Great ID Wayne!

Great ID Wayne!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ian
Saracen, That's an interesting thought. Any...

Saracen,

That's an interesting thought. Any ideas as to which social or ethnic groups in India may have used the khanjarli? That could help point us in a certain direction to look for images.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Ian
Could these be spearheads made for statues? If...

Could these be spearheads made for statues? If they are spearheads, they appear to be non-functional (i.e., decorative).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ian
Guys, I think that mahratt has clarified his...

Guys,

I think that mahratt has clarified his statement regarding the "supposed" khanjharli dagger in the picture.

Jim's summing up is well stated, "The focus on the image here and whatever...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, Thanks for that link. Perfectly OK...

Hi Xas,

Thanks for that link. Perfectly OK to link to information sites like museums. It makes sense that many of these figural hilts are based on local insects or mythical figures/creatures.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Ian
Thanks for showing this one Charles. The style of...

Thanks for showing this one Charles. The style of blade is unusual, as you note, and this highly chiseled style is usually seen on more normally forged kris. Nice to see the scabbard with this one.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Ian
Kubur, I am not a paleographist, but I have...

Kubur,

I am not a paleographist, but I have an undergraduate minor in English with particular reference to the Victorian period. Since you call into question my credentials for commenting on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ian
Hi Mahratt. Great picture! I enlarged it a...

Hi Mahratt.

Great picture! I enlarged it a bit and adjusted the contrast to show the hilt of his dagger more clearly. In answer to your question, no I have not seen another picture with someone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Ian
Speaking of provenance, that's a crude...

Speaking of provenance, that's a crude inscription for such an important guy. The "late 44th GR" reference means, I presume, that he was a member of the 44th Gurkha Rifles at the time of his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Ian
Badkarma, Welcome to the Forum! Thank...

Badkarma,

Welcome to the Forum!

Thank you for diving into the archives to find this old thread and provide an update.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,300
Posted By Ian
JT88, it sounds as though your ferric chloride...

JT88, it sounds as though your ferric chloride solution is too strong. I would suggest a 1:20 solution of FeCl3 in water and see how that works for you. It may take several minutes to bring out a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Nihl, Your "ramblings" are perhaps the most...

Nihl,

Your "ramblings" are perhaps the most coherent description of these swords that I have read. Thank you for making sense of a subject that has bothered me for some time.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Ian
Hi Jose, I also think your knife is from the...

Hi Jose,

I also think your knife is from the Philippines--Central or Northern Luzon. Rick's is a bit harder to place given the hilt style, but could also be from the Philippines. Apart from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 199,317
Posted By Ian
Hello Peter and welcome back. Thank you for...

Hello Peter and welcome back.

Thank you for this excellent reference. Unfortunately, the file size exceeds the maximum allowed for this site. It would have been nice to post it here as an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
Hi David. I agree pretty much with all you...

Hi David.

I agree pretty much with all you have said. There certainly were better made gunong in the past. This was mostly in terms of high end materials, as you note, rather than departure from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: The issue of laminated blades in...

Hi Detlef:

The issue of laminated blades in Moro weapons, especially in the mid- and late-20th C, is an interesting one. Some of the following information comes from our forum friend xasterix who,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
Hi Drac, I'm sure there was quite a lot of...

Hi Drac,

I'm sure there was quite a lot of aluminum on Clark AFB prior to WWII. The military had many uses for it. However, it would have been in engines and other structural components that would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef, In earlier discussion I used...

Hi Detlef,

In earlier discussion I used "late 20th C" to mean the last quarter of the 20th C (1975–2000).

As you know, dating Filipino pieces is difficult. It is hard to know how long it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By Ian
Hi Wayne, There's a possibility this one...

Hi Wayne,

There's a possibility this one could be from the Philippines (Central/Northern Luzon). Examples of similar recurved blades can be found there, and the full tang hilt with brass ferrules,...
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