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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 10:06 AM
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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: 25
Views: 1,837
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: 2,120
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: 534
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th March 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By drac2k
Thanks; It was driving me crazy. I didn't think...

Thanks; It was driving me crazy. I didn't think it was a powder horn, but I could not figure out what it was.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th March 2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By drac2k
I just talked to a knowledgeable old-timer and he...

I just talked to a knowledgeable old-timer and he told me that it is a traveling oil lamp, circa 1750-1820; the wick would come out of the portal on top.
Makes sense.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th March 2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By drac2k
I agree, even though I found some grease horn...

I agree, even though I found some grease horn examples with cattle horn; the chain work and the hook were the same for hanging from the oxen yokes. Wouldn't they use brass or wood on the top instead...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th March 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By drac2k
A friend commented that the horn looked like it...

A friend commented that the horn looked like it came from an American Bison(Buffalo), so that this would indicate that it is American and probably of Mid Western to Western origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd March 2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By drac2k
Old Colonial Grease Horn or Powder Horn?

I have what I believe to be an old grease horn, however, since the top is pinned to the horn with iron nails and there is a small hinged opening I guess there is the remote possibility that it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,475
Posted By drac2k
Gonzoadler makes an excellent point that while...

Gonzoadler makes an excellent point that while this might not serve as protection from a bullet, this certainly would prove effective in deflecting a sword blade in the late 18th or early 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,475
Posted By drac2k
I am not knowledgeable in this area of collecting...

I am not knowledgeable in this area of collecting however I would like to make a couple of observations based on past experience.
First, the piece is well made and somewhat complex, and manufactured...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By drac2k
Hello Shayde78, Sajen had an interesting video...

Hello Shayde78,
Sajen had an interesting video on restoring a blade, however, I think yours has greater pitting and you may not have a stationary belt sander.
I would also first use a wire brush on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By drac2k
I think your assessment of the early 20th-century...

I think your assessment of the early 20th-century is correct and are you sure that the handle is wood rather than horn?
Since the item is in poor condition, why not practice your restoration on it,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By drac2k
Thank you Sajen as I like both of yours as well,...

Thank you Sajen as I like both of yours as well, especially the shorter one; I looked closely at your panabas in a previous post of yours, and the designs with the segmented body and a stylized mouth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By drac2k
Okay, it's on the bucklist; now I just have to...

Okay, it's on the bucklist; now I just have to figure out how I'm going to tell my wife that I will be getting a centipede tattoo to go with my panabas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By drac2k
Thank you Kino; I posted it earlier under the...

Thank you Kino; I posted it earlier under the title of "Unusual Panabas," which has detailed pictures if you care for a closer look.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By drac2k
Here are four of my favorite panabas,(panabi ?).

Here are four of my favorite panabas,(panabi ?).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By drac2k
Awesome collection of Zulu Spears and clubs! Are...

Awesome collection of Zulu Spears and clubs! Are the spears that are wrapped with hide or rattan older than those wrapped with wire?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By drac2k
Hello, I will make some observations(even...

Hello,
I will make some observations(even though I am the least knowledgeable dha guy on the forum).
First, the coin on the pommel would indicate that it was either Cambodian or Vietnamese as these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,241
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the information & the compliment.

Thanks for the information & the compliment.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By drac2k
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By drac2k
Thanks. No scabbard with this one.

Thanks. No scabbard with this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By drac2k
Believe it or not, that is what I was using the...

Believe it or not, that is what I was using the first and the last time; the blade started rusting and it looked horrible. I did neutralize it with baking soda and continuous rinses and I oiled the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By drac2k
Hello back. I think your assessment on the...

Hello back.
I think your assessment on the handle and the ferrule being original to the blade are correct as well as it having good age.
In regards to etching the blade to determine if the tip has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Sajen. I think it may be, except when I...

Thanks, Sajen. I think it may be, except when I lightly cleaned the pommel with silver polish, underneath the brass tarnish was a silver-like metal. I think it could be some type of silver alloy as I...
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