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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Ren Ren
I totally agree with you, David! Once I saw such...

I totally agree with you, David! Once I saw such a sword and they told me exactly the same thing about it. I can see the skin of a snake or a lizard on the hilt, but not a stingray in the Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ren Ren
Unfortunately, the tradition of making universal...

Unfortunately, the tradition of making universal belt knives is almost lost. Today more than 90% of knives are kitchen and table models.
Until recently, the tradition was alive in East Turkestan,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ren Ren
This knife shape and style of decoration took...

This knife shape and style of decoration took place throughout the 20th century. But silver in the USSR was used in accordance with strict rules - the state assay mark was required. Therefore, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By Ren Ren
This sword was discussed at the Russian Weapons...

This sword was discussed at the Russian Weapons Forum a year and a half ago. The discussion was heated and the opinions of the judges were divided :)

P.S. I don't know if the rules allow direct...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By Ren Ren
Here are two more photos of the same blade. I...

Here are two more photos of the same blade. I must admit that I like him.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ren Ren
I will cautiously assume - the first third of the...

I will cautiously assume - the first third of the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By Ren Ren
These are the opening lines from "Song of the...

These are the opening lines from "Song of the Precious Sword" 宝剑篇 by poet Li Qiao 李 嶠 (654? -714?), included in a collection compiled by another poet of the Tang Dynasty, Cui Rong 崔 融 (653-706)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Ren Ren
This blade is decorated with great taste and...

This blade is decorated with great taste and attention to detail. It is so harmonious that it is impossible to judge its size if you do not hold it in your hands.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ren Ren
However, I want to wait a bit ;)

However, I want to wait a bit ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks, Iain! I am absolutely delighted! This is...

Thanks, Iain! I am absolutely delighted! This is the most elegant Burmese blade I've ever seen! I think the handle is made from sanded bamboo root.

In the photo, what could serve as material for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,241
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you! This is useful information.

Thank you! This is useful information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ren Ren
I agree, but with one caveat. If the metal...

I agree, but with one caveat. If the metal fittings are made of silver, then the item is older and comes from the Emirate of Bukhara. If the fittings are made of an alloy of lead and tin, then it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ren Ren
Yesss!! You found that coin! Congratulations! ...

Yesss!! You found that coin! Congratulations!
And I was wrong about one character 分.
一分之百 Probably right is "one part in a hundred".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Ren Ren
A wonderful story! Congratulations!

A wonderful story! Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ren Ren
一百之金 These four Chinese characters appear to be...

一百之金
These four Chinese characters appear to be depicted. Can be translated as "one hundred of gold / one hundred of money". That's all I can say.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By Ren Ren
Jim, this is my pleasure! I agree that this...

Jim, this is my pleasure!

I agree that this inscription in context indicates that the sword belonged to the anti-Qing rebels.
Serge
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By Ren Ren
I apologize for interfering! The following is...

I apologize for interfering!
The following is written on this sword:
大明萬歴年製
dmng wn l nin zh
"Great Ming Dynasty to rule for ten thousand years!"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By Ren Ren
In China and in Yunnan province in particular,...

In China and in Yunnan province in particular, Buddhism is not a minority religion. But most Chinese people follow Amidaism. The Thai and Burmese peoples inhabiting Yunnan adhere to a different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 48,634
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you! The hanging ring (or lack thereof) is...

Thank you! The hanging ring (or lack thereof) is an important part of the scabbard design. But the back of the scabbard is not often seen in the photo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 48,634
Posted By Ren Ren
This is the only scabbard with a hanging ring. Or...

This is the only scabbard with a hanging ring. Or I'm wrong?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,433
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you Lee and team! Two days after the...

Thank you Lee and team!

Two days after the site crashed, I felt discomfort and anxiety. Before this incident, I had not thought that my addiction was so strong :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ren Ren
Some old Yakut knives had a hardened steel insert...

Some old Yakut knives had a hardened steel insert in their scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Ren Ren
An amazing twist in history! :)

An amazing twist in history! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ren Ren
Eftihis, Saracen, thank you for opening your...

Eftihis, Saracen, thank you for opening your treasures!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Ren Ren
The first thing I thought about was the ban on...

The first thing I thought about was the ban on blades over a certain length by law.
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