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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Ren Ren
Bravo, koto! I give you a standing ovation! ...

Bravo, koto!
I give you a standing ovation!
This is a great job!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ren Ren
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Yes, it makes some sense

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ren Ren
It is quite possible to translate Chinese...

It is quite possible to translate Chinese characters. But you need high-quality photos in daylight or professional lighting in a photo studio.
Now I can understand 1/3 of the characters,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks, Iain! You never get tired of surprising...

Thanks, Iain! You never get tired of surprising with gorgeous items!

The tonkou shape really evokes associations with swords from Vietnam.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 299,860
Posted By Ren Ren
In Vietnamese they are called trường gươm 長劔,...

In Vietnamese they are called trường gươm 長劔, which means "long sword" or "long saber". By the time photography appeared, it was already an exclusively ceremonial weapon. In temples and shrines, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 299,860
Posted By Ren Ren
Probably Annam. It's a shame that the...

Probably Annam.
It's a shame that the background is retouched.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
It's is my pleasure, Colin! Your second...

It's is my pleasure, Colin!
Your second crossbow is a fascinating mystery. I haven't opened it yet. But I'm not going to stop :)
Regards, Serge
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
Hi Colin! Here are some crossbows from the Branly...

Hi Colin! Here are some crossbows from the Branly Museum that look a lot like one of yours. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
Hi Colin! You have interesting crossbows. I think...

Hi Colin! You have interesting crossbows. I think I can help attribute them. Items similar to the one on the top I almost certainly met. It will take me two or three days to clarify.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks, this is an interesting observation! The...

Thanks, this is an interesting observation! The first thing that came to my mind was Cambodia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks, Ian! I did not strive for this, but I...

Thanks, Ian! I did not strive for this, but I could not pass by calmly :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
The Branly Museum exhibits quite a few...

The Branly Museum exhibits quite a few traditional crossbows from Indochina. By the shape of the crossbow, as well as the design of its trigger, the origin can be relatively accurately localized. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By Ren Ren
And the word "Dacoits" reads quite...

And the word "Dacoits" reads quite clearly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
Photos of similar items from the Branly Museum in...

Photos of similar items from the Branly Museum in Paris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ren Ren
Main part of Vietnamese or Laotian crossbow for comments

This is not to say that I have no idea what thing fell into my hands :) but I hold it for the first time, so I will be grateful for any comments
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,373
Posted By Ren Ren
I completely agree!

I completely agree!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,373
Posted By Ren Ren
Old photos are staged a little less than 100%....

Old photos are staged a little less than 100%. Probably, we can talk about reportage only with the invention of Kodak mobile cameras.
But old photos can tell a lot about what people wanted to show...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,815
Posted By Ren Ren
Hi Bob! It is for this reason that I do not want...

Hi Bob! It is for this reason that I do not want to dive into details :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,815
Posted By Ren Ren
There is a widespread belief among many peoples...

There is a widespread belief among many peoples of Southeast Asia that objects that do not have destructive power among people have it in the world of spirits. For example, daggers with a specially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,815
Posted By Ren Ren
It is often difficult to distinguish between...

It is often difficult to distinguish between daggers from French Indochina and the Philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By Ren Ren
There was no trump card in my sleeve :D I had to...

There was no trump card in my sleeve :D I had to look in someone else's sleeve.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By Ren Ren
Two Laotian axes from "Le musée du quai Branly"...

Two Laotian axes from "Le musée du quai Branly" in Paris
https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/explorer-les-collections/base/Work/action/show/notice/659152-hache-a-balancier/page/1/...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By Ren Ren
This makes the ax easier to see :)

This makes the ax easier to see :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By Ren Ren
One of the strangest axes I've ever seen: ...

One of the strangest axes I've ever seen:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=265191&postcount=314
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 299,860
Posted By Ren Ren
Central Vietnam, presumably Darlak plateau

Central Vietnam, presumably Darlak plateau
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