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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By shayde78
Thanks everyone! Very helpful information and...

Thanks everyone!
Very helpful information and interesting thoughts.

Regarding the missing bit from the pommel - it may be this occurs on many examples of this type of sword simply because the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By shayde78
African sickle sword

Hello, good people!

I recently picked up this item. I'm quite certain it is African. The pommel and use of brass tacks is a style I have seen, but I can't place. Nor, can I remember the correct...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,977
Posted By shayde78
I knew there was a note in the book regarding...

I knew there was a note in the book regarding prices, but couldn't locate it yesterday. See the attached picture.

In 1967, the conversion was 1:1 (1920 marks to 1967 dollars)

Per this website (...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,445
Posted By shayde78
I think i found this item's match - in the...

I think i found this item's match - in the catalogue of item's out of Ernst Schmidt's workshop (Munich) in the first quarter of the 1900s.

Thoughts?
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,977
Posted By shayde78
Without weighing in one way or the other, I offer...

Without weighing in one way or the other, I offer some images of examples out of the workshop of Ernst Schmidt of Munich.
The prices listed are in 1920s Deutsch marks.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By shayde78
Hi Cathey, A couple years ago, I created a...

Hi Cathey,

A couple years ago, I created a thread depicting illustrations from the Nuremberg Chonicle. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26105&highlight=Chronicle

The very first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By shayde78
Thanks so much to everyone for the comments and...

Thanks so much to everyone for the comments and insights. I didn't think this piece would generate such discussion. Colonial Moroccan for tourists wanting an air of the exotic does make sense. Found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By shayde78
Thanks everyone! Not surprising, but I was still...

Thanks everyone! Not surprising, but I was still intrigued enough to purchase it. Like I said, the guard seems like it is off something I just can't place. And the blade - absolutely no martial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2022, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By shayde78
GREAT question. I have several recent...

GREAT question. I have several recent acquisitions that came with rusty blades inside of scabbards or sheaths. So, like you, I have rust inside sheath and I'm stumped how to get it out.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By shayde78
Chimera sword??

This thing intrigues me. The blade seems South Asian (khanda-like). The brass guard...I feel like I've seen something like it before, but I'm not sure where. North African context, maybe?
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,571
Posted By shayde78
Thanks again for the feedback from the other...

Thanks again for the feedback from the other month.
I have the item in my possession (I have for a while now). The hilt does seem to be rhino, but I have struggled to get a picture that shows the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,845
Posted By shayde78
Thanks Battara! You are right about the...

Thanks Battara!

You are right about the finger grooves, unless this is for a 6-fingered user!

Apologies for the late note of appreciation,
-Rob
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd April 2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By shayde78
Thank you Jean, David, and Detlef! Makes...

Thank you Jean, David, and Detlef!

Makes sense that a wood insert would be necessary if the marrow cavity of the bone was larger than the pesi. Thank you for teaching me this detail as it seems it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By shayde78
Thank you, Jean and David, Below are the...

Thank you, Jean and David,

Below are the additional photos.

Additional details, the hulu is 1.5 ounces in weight
The blade with mendak is 8.5 ounces
In total, the entire assemblage is 16...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,845
Posted By shayde78
Archaic Sgian Dubh??

Good day, fine folks!

I am hoping to get your feedback on the following piece I picked up recently. I initially thought this was a patch knife from the Amercan frontier. But, upon recieving it,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By shayde78
Apologies - the orientation of these photos seems...

Apologies - the orientation of these photos seems to have changed when I uploaded. They are all meant to have the tip of the blade pointing upwards. I'm not sure how to fix since the original photos...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By shayde78
Missing "gems"

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since I last had something to share with you, but I would appreciate your opinions. I very recently acquired this keris, and I am curious if the holes drilled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,128
Posted By shayde78
At the risk of resurrecting a zombie thread, I...

At the risk of resurrecting a zombie thread, I want to post this new article (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/king-tuts-meteorite-dagger-unsheathes-193343647.html) about Tutankhamun's dagger....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2022, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,571
Posted By shayde78
Thank you Saracen and Kai! This is great...

Thank you Saracen and Kai!

This is great news, and is close to what I had hoped, even if my knowledge is lacking.

I also had a degree of confidence it might be a rhino hilt.

A few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,423
Posted By shayde78
Well...you sent me down a rabbit hole! Reading...

Well...you sent me down a rabbit hole! Reading thru threads on here, it seems the origin of the yao knives was never really agreed upon (despite museum designations). I see the similarities to my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,571
Posted By shayde78
Some additional photos (apologies for any...

Some additional photos (apologies for any duplicated posting - my eyes aren't what they used to be!)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,571
Posted By shayde78
My first yatagan

I recently acquired my first ever yatagan that seemed to go unnoticed by anyone else. I have never had any first hand experience with these, so any feedback and impressions are welcome.
Some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,423
Posted By shayde78
Thank you all for the brilliant insights. I had...

Thank you all for the brilliant insights. I had never given many thoughts to blades from the Burmese region. I love when a new acquisition leads to discovering something new, and I truly appreciate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,423
Posted By shayde78
Thanks, Detlef! I was surprised I was able to...

Thanks, Detlef!
I was surprised I was able to win it. You are absolutely right- it has a distinctly 'dha-esque' look to the scabbard, and the rest feels consistent with a Thai/Southeast Asian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,423
Posted By shayde78
Simple yet beautiful blade; bone (ivory?) hilt; origin unknown

I recently jumped at the chance to add this lovely little knife. The blade is elegant in its simplicity - 1/4inch spine at the hilt, smooth distal taper, no bevels but a steady wedge ending in a keen...
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