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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 08:10 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
yeah its an odd one.. id say its very recent. ...

yeah its an odd one.. id say its very recent.
"folk souvenir" like man for musli.m customers by makers of trinkets.. such cheap islamic theemed bladed "items" egypt, north african states..india,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 08:30 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
very odd sword.. whatever it is its strange.. if...

very odd sword.. whatever it is its strange.. if somebody can read the etching would help becuse it made have some grammatic clues in it..

maybe its just me but it looks VERY chinese.. the handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 08:24 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
an here i eat my words.. for afew rupees one...

an here i eat my words.. for afew rupees one could be yous
https://m.indiamart.com/proddetail/billhooks-13418540648.html

exactly as the cambodian billhooks.. southern india it is. interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 08:14 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
the blade is a Cambodians a shape of billhook for...

the blade is a Cambodians a shape of billhook for sure. .. you see these in places that were ethnically populated with cambodians... southern vietnam and parts of laos and eastern thailand.. and.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 11:32 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
the synthetic handles i mentioned

the synthetic handles i mentioned
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 11:23 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
the blade is original. not a sabre blade.. it...

the blade is original. not a sabre blade..
it is a typical Persian qama. as to rude decoration.. all things caucacus were the rage in iran for quite some time and iran has a large population of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 08:07 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
they are not turkic weapons. thesplit handles.....

they are not turkic weapons. thesplit handles.. the pinned cutlery grips and curved blades are itemsof the caucasus, mediterranianand near east.
just because romansfor example didnt use such swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2021, 08:30 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
on the chinese sword with rat tail tangs the...

on the chinese sword with rat tail tangs the blade collar is a vestigial decoration. comming from the mongol and turkic nomads swords... the Middle Easterners disguarded the collar as the swords...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2021, 11:02 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
well it definitely is an african sheath made of...

well it definitely is an african sheath made of crocodile skin. but the knife i suspect is in its original form. it may not be a serving knife as im pretty sure that style was well out of favour for...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 11:19 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
interesting, please do update any find your...

interesting, please do update any find your findings here. would be facinating to see a picture of an example..

im curious when people discouvered to scribe fibe cuttung edges on them like a...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 12:57 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
yes i agree and also.. many times the types of...

yes i agree and also.. many times the types of scabbards that survive are not apllways a good representation of all types that exsisted.
i have seen sharpeners in hackmessers and other heaving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By ausjulius
nice, thanks,

nice, thanks,
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 03:19 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
sharpener with medieval swords

a member commented in another discussion that some medieval swords came with a steel hone in their scabbards.. this got me very curious.. i have never seen such an example of a medieval weapon with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:04 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
gorgrian Khevsur "shashka"

well i dont recall these georgian khevsur swords being discussed on here but i find them curious, like yatagan meets shashka.

here is an article on these odd swords
unfortunately only in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By ausjulius
oh for sure i dont think theres any definate...

oh for sure i dont think theres any definate rule, i think its just a preference, but most are horn.. any.. most old ones will not have a metal furrel but also most new ones wont either.
they do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ausjulius
id say its still very much the standard in sumba,...

id say its still very much the standard in sumba, other islands maybe not so. but in sumba its quite typical on any weapon, some ruder goloks than sell for 2 or 3$ maybe now they are steel pipe,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ausjulius
hi. these are still made in the traditional way...

hi. these are still made in the traditional way today, exactly as yours. generally they have very little taper bigger ones are normally about 7-8mm at the base to about 4mm at the tip for example.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,144
Posted By ausjulius
yeah uyghurs untill recently made some good belt...

yeah uyghurs untill recently made some good belt knives.. theres even a youtube video of a knife maker making the iron tang and fire welding it to the highcarbon blade. m as was tradition before...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By ausjulius
hi ian.. yes would beaneet place to visit. from...

hi ian.. yes would beaneet place to visit. from what i can gather there is still people alive who can make or did make knives, but to their age im not sure. it would be very goodif we couldsonehow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 03:28 PM
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Posted By ausjulius
thanks, yes i will gather some images and make a...

thanks, yes i will gather some images and make a facebook page just for this occasion (i too do not have facebook) i have several ofthese knives including ne with a longer thick 18 - 20 inch blade.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By ausjulius
well its been a while since this topics been...

well its been a while since this topics been discussed but i havesome further information.

i contact john Clunnies-Ross today and asked him about the knives and their history, he said the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By ausjulius
oooh yes thanks!!! i had in fact forgotten about...

oooh yes thanks!!! i had in fact forgotten about yakut steels!..
and i was indeed looking at a nice example of a yakutian knife with such a steel only a few months ago!! how memory can fail you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 05:03 AM
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Posted By ausjulius
hll. sad to say it is a very recently made crude...

hll. sad to say it is a very recently made crude chinese fake.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By ausjulius
bob your comment is as useful as any other. the...

bob your comment is as useful as any other. the steels are always far harder than the blade... they shave off tiny amounts of steel or in the case of smooth hones they burnish the steel and reset the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ausjulius
very interesting, do you have any images of...

very interesting, do you have any images of these?.
ive seen stones in pockets on some messer.. and also on old weapons in the caucasus. i have seen excavated examples of honing steels from the...
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