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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 08:37 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
thanks the image from the museum dont show any...

thanks
the image from the museum dont show any local swords. (had a good look at this before) the have a mix of indian. arab, british, sri lankan and a burmese sword.. ect..
im very curious as to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 08:55 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
maldives swords?

i can find no images of maldives swords.. but one fo the stamps from the maldives showed a man with a sheild and sword however the small drawing dosnt give any impression as to who the sword looks. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 08:45 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
nice, looks original to me.. probably made long...

nice, looks original to me.. probably made long ago from two differnent peices. as iot says in north africa. you cna see the links are all of uneven sizes.. as in the days before nice rolls of wire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 08:40 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
damn though you really did spot that! woudl have...

damn though you really did spot that! woudl have never picked that up .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 10:23 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
couldnt find much on hui swords.. but i have seen...

couldnt find much on hui swords.. but i have seen etched chinese type swords with arabic text from the hui for their martial arts performances https://freewechat.com/a/MzA3NDU5NDY0NQ==/402876671/3
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 09:12 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
https://www.medieval-shop.co.uk/blog4/genghis-khan...

https://www.medieval-shop.co.uk/blog4/genghis-khans-sword.html
chinese stainless steel factory made sword of a similar style.. probably from longquan.. shape, handle . guard ect are approximately...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 07:25 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
factory made Bulgarian knife form the interwar...

factory made Bulgarian knife form the interwar period.. dont know the makers mark though..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By ausjulius
i have several small brass, nickle and silver...

i have several small brass, nickle and silver bolos, kampilan and kris from the phillipines.. from several different regions.. some of the ones from sulu have arabic inscriptions on them to ward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By ausjulius
those nonferrous bladed knives are a cultural...

those nonferrous bladed knives are a cultural thing among malayian cultures though out south east asia.. its for "fighting spirits" ive seen people in the 21st century carrying small brass, copper...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,794
Posted By ausjulius
very interesting.. would you know of asny...

very interesting.. would you know of asny depictions of the maschine, any sketches, drawings ect?
seemslike this is the first sort of attempt to make some die forming process for a sword.. or were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2021, 01:42 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
"There are two schools of thought about...

"There are two schools of thought about discussing the faking of weapons. One says that we should know as much as possible and should discuss these issues openly so that collectors can be better...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2021, 07:37 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
ah all good.. but if you do decide to take them...

ah all good.. but if you do decide to take them out for example if you have several of the same model of sword with dents making a small mandrel to take them out isnt had.. getting it as nice as new...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,092
Posted By ausjulius
this is a little bit of an old discussion but im...

this is a little bit of an old discussion but im sure its as valid today as when it was started..
ther eis only one way to remove dents in sword and bayonet scabbards.. its with a steel STEEL...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
no worries new things are most fascinating.. i...

no worries new things are most fascinating.. i understand your confusion about it not looking like an axe at all.. its VERY - unaxe-like..

back to the Madagascan question the only thing i can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
hahaha yeah me neither.. but its the way they...

hahaha yeah me neither.. but its the way they did it .. probably its just a vestigial thing from the stone age that survived.. humans can be persistent in things even when there is better options..
Forum: European Armoury 14th August 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By ausjulius
that is interesting so the turkic bow had some...

that is interesting so the turkic bow had some foothold in iberia.. its interesting that about the time crossbows really got popular in rurope middle easterners abandoned them..

i remember...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
champa people making this axe in cambodia. ...

champa people making this axe in cambodia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40xKsh1tfJg

here he is making the axe .... but i think he just makes it for the first time maybe.. but as mentioned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
i will try to find the video on youtube but ther...

i will try to find the video on youtube but ther eis footabe .. recent footage.. last 5 years of somebody forging the blades for these axes in an isolated village so id guess somebody is still using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By ausjulius
they are axes..this is how axes in thailand...

they are axes..this is how axes in thailand cambodia and laos once looked.. in flea markets there you can find the blades and ive seem some people in isolated areas with a similar type in laos... i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
in the video they use them to face the log up a...

in the video they use them to face the log up a bit.. i wounder if there is any other axes with odd things like the handle extending above the eye like this .
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By ausjulius
extent and spread of turko-mongol bows in europe

it just crossed my mind that it is unusual that the turko-mongol bow never spread to the entirety of europe.

the romans had composite bows, im not sure about the preroman construction of celtic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By ausjulius
yeah best to let it be if you havent somebody...

yeah best to let it be if you havent somebody veyr exprienced to assist you. as this tang will probably be tapered and if the wood has shrun the tapered tang youll be peening may just be driving up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ausjulius
yeah id guess it must be some weird legal thing...

yeah id guess it must be some weird legal thing as there is no historical blade like that in africa.. and its totally impractical. it a sort of modern version of the spanish banning points on blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
id find that highly unlikely.. after all they...

id find that highly unlikely.. after all they have an axe head to cut things and they have already cut the handle to the exact length they want it.. .

other axes they have are not like that. its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By ausjulius
here is another one ...

here is another one
https://www.novethic.fr/actualite/environnement/biodiversite/isr-rse/madagascar-rio-tinto-verdit-son-activite-miniere-sur-le-dos-des-plus-pauvres-143913.html
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