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Forum: Swap Forum 21st November 2022, 02:53 PM
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Posted By JBG163
Talking Better with picture

Better with picture
Forum: Swap Forum 21st November 2022, 02:52 PM
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Posted By JBG163
Several blades for sale

Hi everybody,
Several blades for sale, from top to bottom
19th Algerian flissah, 300e (brass inlays)
19th ban lepcha, 600e (brass inlays)
19th oxtail, 800e (laminated, inserted edge)
18/19th...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st November 2022, 02:45 PM
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Views: 149
Posted By JBG163
Robert Cato Moro sword

Moro swords book for sale.
Lack the jaquette, rest is perfect
650e shipping included
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2022, 06:04 PM
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Posted By JBG163
In my humble opinion, scabbard looks 100%...

In my humble opinion, scabbard looks 100% nepalese, as much as bolster that is really similar to kukri ones.
The start of the sharpening have an indian/nepalese feeling too.
To me, the origine is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2022, 10:38 PM
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Views: 10,501
Posted By JBG163
Hi Tim, Thanks for your response ! i will...

Hi Tim,
Thanks for your response ! i will order the left book !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 08:17 PM
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Views: 10,501
Posted By JBG163
Time to dig up an old thread ! May i ask you...

Time to dig up an old thread !
May i ask you all, do you have any informations about the Kalyo-Kangyu tribe and their axe/way of smithing ? I tried to find informations about them on the net...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th October 2022, 06:18 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By JBG163
Great ! Looks better. I clearly see the horse and...

Great ! Looks better. I clearly see the horse and the équipement. You can probably put the makara idea aside !
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By JBG163
Depending on the method, it varies on the number...

Depending on the method, it varies on the number of gr.
30mg are enough for accelerated method.
But need to drill a little hole to get the uncontaminated wood.
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2022, 09:26 PM
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Views: 1,031
Posted By JBG163
No marking. Guard have an unusual construction...

No marking.
Guard have an unusual construction but can't give more clue for now. I hope to be able to meet the french army museum staff, so they can study it ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th October 2022, 01:03 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By JBG163
Makara is a creature serving Varuna, the god of...

Makara is a creature serving Varuna, the god of water. Makara are considered guardian of doors and entrance, and are generally depicted in hindouist architecture. Mostly as gargoyles or corbel. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th October 2022, 10:34 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By JBG163
Looks to me like it depict a Makara, an indian...

Looks to me like it depict a Makara, an indian sea creature with an elephant trunk. (to me, the trunk is reversed back the nose/head). First picture from the Guimet Museum, second my vision of the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2022, 09:51 PM
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Views: 1,031
Posted By JBG163
When you buy a "Chinese mace" and end up with a "Duc René one..."

Dear all !
Funny story, that will end well however it turns out.
I bought some weeks ago a "Chinese wooden mace"... I was thinking it to be for training recruits, build strenght etc...
After...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2022, 07:44 PM
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Views: 1,910
Posted By JBG163
Bump again !

Bump again !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
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, 10:31 PM
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Views: 2,023
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, 03:54 PM
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Views: 2,023
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, 01:04 PM
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Views: 2,023
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
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, 11:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,945
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,945
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, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
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, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
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...
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