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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2022, 03:29 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks all

Thanks all
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2022, 04:59 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Tulwar blade?

Greetings friends,
I am thinking to acquire this Tulwar from a friend. I was wondering if anyone can recognize the markings and or blade form. Is it an Italian import blade, hilted obviously in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 03:52 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Superb

Superb specimen!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2022, 02:39 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Nice saber. I donít know much about these kind...

Nice saber. I donít know much about these kind yet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2022, 02:38 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Good observation on the ring count difference on...

Good observation on the ring count difference on the two swords.

I will look up Tonkin sabres, as itís a new area for me.

When the swords arrive, I will take closer pics.

Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2022, 05:29 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Excellent point. Perhaps the double saber/sword...

Excellent point. Perhaps the double saber/sword use could also spill over into non military duels.

Iím more familiar with the Chineseís paired knives/sabers, and havenít really seen much of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2022, 01:37 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Sounds like an interesting area. I will try and...

Sounds like an interesting area. I will try and look it up. Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2022, 09:15 PM
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Views: 2,220
Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks QUOTE=BBJW;270669]Looks like a Thai...

Thanks

QUOTE=BBJW;270669]Looks like a Thai Dha to me.- bbjw[/QUOTE]
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2022, 09:11 PM
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Views: 2,220
Posted By DavidFriedman
These are 40 inches. Do you think that they would...

These are 40 inches. Do you think that they would be used in a pair, as are Thai Dha?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2022, 05:29 PM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Vietnamese, Burmese, Thai?

Hi friends,
I’m still learning about the South East Asian twists on weaponry. Was just wondering if anyone could identify these large two handed sabers, as Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Cambodian?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,159
Posted By DavidFriedman
Argggg, oh well. I guess Iíll have to be...

Argggg, oh well. I guess Iíll have to be satisfied with imagining I own the sword I wanted, lol.

Thanks everyone. Iím so surprised after collecting for a while, I just learned of this last week.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2022, 03:38 AM
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Views: 3,159
Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks

Thanks all for your input. No I wasnít suggesting to skirt the law by flying in to pickup. I meant to mean, are the laws different for someone mailing an item out of Russia, vs picking it up in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2022, 01:21 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Wow

Wow! Thatís pretty intense.
Any thoughts if items were picked up by flying in and taking back via airlines?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2022, 05:56 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Shipping Antique Bladed Weapons From Russia?

Does anyone know of any methods to ship antique bladed weapons from Russia?

I was speaking to a gentleman in Russia who had some antique Katars and swords, and he said it is forbidden to mail...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 06:17 AM
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Views: 4,767
Posted By DavidFriedman
Met Museum example

Iíve just found a very similar version of my military fork, in the Met. Their one has cool faces etched on the sides.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/34318
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2021, 06:04 AM
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Views: 3,834
Posted By DavidFriedman
Persian Kilij

I recently sold this Persian handled Kilij with markings mentioning Abbas. Blade more like a Turkish Pala.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 03:29 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Cool, thanks

Cool, thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 08:19 PM
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Views: 1,424
Posted By DavidFriedman
I would concur.

I would concur.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 01:09 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks DhaDha.

Thanks DhaDha.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 01:09 AM
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Views: 3,062
Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks David, Iím fairly new to Kukriís and...

Thanks David,
Iím fairly new to Kukriís and related blades.

I had thought the handle was hardwood, Iíll attach more pics. Seems there is a repaired or beginning crack along one side.

Do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:34 AM
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Views: 3,062
Posted By DavidFriedman
More pics

More photos
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:18 AM
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Views: 3,062
Posted By DavidFriedman
Kukri knife question

Hi fellow enthusiasts, I am not super familiar with Kukri knives. May I ask if anyone could assist in understanding the age and category of this piece. I will add pictures of the scabbard shortly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By DavidFriedman
Nice wide bladed variant. May I ask how is the...

Nice wide bladed variant. May I ask how is the balance on this beheader?

I would guess perhaps this was a civilian/martial arts/militia/security escort saber ? Just my hunch of a guess.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,845
Posted By DavidFriedman
Lovely lance. Nice makers marks too.

Lovely lance. Nice makers marks too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By DavidFriedman
Gorgeous

Gorgeous
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