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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 10:07 PM
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Posted By kai
Lightbulb I fully agree, Julien! Sharp and well-lit...

I fully agree, Julien! Sharp and well-lit close-ups would be great.

Actually, Jose's piece seems to exhibit enough activity making it a candidate for possibly being laminated...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 03:30 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Xas, Yes, if a sword would be fully...

Hello Xas,


Yes, if a sword would be fully made from these common sources of modern steel with limited forging, the resulting blades would be monosteel. 1084 steel is an especially good choice in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 03:04 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Xas, Yes, I should have added...

Hello Xas,

Yes, I should have added "homogeneous" to my quick & dirty attempt above at defining monosteel: A single layer of homogeneous steel is pretty much only possible with modern production...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2022, 02:02 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Dear all, None of the pieces shown in this...

Dear all,

None of the pieces shown in this thread so far is in well enough polish (and etch/stain) to really prove them actually being monosteel if defined as modern homogeneous steel from highly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2022, 03:32 AM
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Posted By kai
Post I agree with Jose that the blade and scabbard are...

I agree with Jose that the blade and scabbard are Maguindanao.

Blade looks turn of the century to early 20th c. to me (a close-up of the base of the blade taken exactly vertical from the plane of...
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