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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:41 AM
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Posted By David R
Yemeni Jambiya a new purchase.

Ordered online and arrived today, hooray! Just as described by the vendor, and no real issues. I would put it in the category of a genuine item reworked or adapted for later use, and possibly for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By David R
Wrong forum, these are European crossbows with...

Wrong forum, these are European crossbows with laminated prods (bows).
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By David R
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/jukes-couls...

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/jukes-coulson-co-chiefs-knife-buffalo-470983312
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By David R
Looks like a decent 18th to early 20th century...

Looks like a decent 18th to early 20th century trade knife of standard form, in a very nice beaded scabbard of "woodlands" Indian (First Nations) pattern. Nice one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,970
Posted By David R
We used to call it wigglework or wiggle work a...

We used to call it wigglework or wiggle work a traditional cheap and fast metal embellishment, but don't bother trying to reference it on google. All references are swamped by other irrelevant stuff...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By David R
High status pieces and well looked after!

High status pieces and well looked after!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By David R
I think it has been heavily cut down, does it...

I think it has been heavily cut down, does it have a T shaped back? I keep seeing Northern India with the bolster.
Definitely a worthy find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By David R
Fantasy item, possibly a "larp" bow, but not...

Fantasy item, possibly a "larp" bow, but not usable in reality.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By David R
Congrats, not my area of collecting but looks to...

Congrats, not my area of collecting but looks to be a good honest piece of the type.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By David R
A recently purchased one in my collection....

A recently purchased one in my collection. Vendors photo and description.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By David R
The grip looks to have had a guard at some time.

The grip looks to have had a guard at some time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By David R
Very nice indeed.

Very nice indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By David R
Which is just how mine is. Alternatively one...

Which is just how mine is. Alternatively one writer (Stone?) suggests that a method of recycling a worn blade was to forge it out to twice its length, fold it over a lesser quality core and weld and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By David R
For what it's worth, that "shim" style bolster is...

For what it's worth, that "shim" style bolster is often seen on Medieval European eating knives. It's a neat and cheap solution for a good looking finish.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By David R
Reminds me of one of my dismounted blades. One...

Reminds me of one of my dismounted blades. One suggestion from the informed is that this sort of split is an homage or reference to "Zulfiqar (Arabic: ذُو ٱلْفَقَار, romanized: Ḏū-l-Faqār, IPA:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2022, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By David R
I wondered if it was suasa as well.

I wondered if it was suasa as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By David R
It's always interesting to see these sort of...

It's always interesting to see these sort of details. I wonder if this was a matter of using up material that was on hand, or a repair-recycle of a broken blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By David R
Nice to see others. I don't think they are rare...

Nice to see others. I don't think they are rare in absolute terms but this was the first I saw on a dealers table here in the UK.
Personally I think the grip on mine lets it down somewhat, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By David R
Nice one, the stuff that matters is there!

Nice one, the stuff that matters is there!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By David R
The funny thing is that I remember seeing others...

The funny thing is that I remember seeing others like these elsewhere on the 'net but have nothing in my files. I would say a traditional pattern with little variation. This is the only other carved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By David R
Thank you. Sometimes a piece comes along totally...

Thank you. Sometimes a piece comes along totally unexpectedly, and this is that piece. I don't think the dealer knew what he had , and I am only just learning.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By David R
Kukri with carved wooden scabbard.

Last of the spoils from the weekend. I have seen these on Kukri blogs and threads, and now I have one. The blade is excellent, the scabbard something I wanted for ages, but the grip plates are either...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By David R
A Western style dagger

Yesterday, Sunday 10th April I went to a local militaria fair and picked up a few new (to me) items, all small and inexpensive.... A rarity nowadays and ever harder to find.
This one was one of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By David R
Sudanese dagger

Another from the Militaria Fair yesterday. Pictures taken on my old phone. I am thinking a fairly recent example, the blade nowhere near as good as the older one I have, but better than the other two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By David R
"The scabbard once had a horn (or, less likely,...

"The scabbard once had a horn (or, less likely, ivory) tip; if the crosspiece is separate (sharp pics would help), I'm willing to bet it and the hilt being horn. Old horn can be getting quite...
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