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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 11:59 PM
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Posted By RAMBA
Earliest would be ww2 period and likely something...

Earliest would be ww2 period and likely something that came out of an Indian bazaar (market) originally. Brass bolster, poor fuller work and horn hilt etc. In relic condition because it has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 08:56 PM
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Views: 1,717
Posted By RAMBA
I ran into a fellow collector of arms etc and we...

I ran into a fellow collector of arms etc and we were at an auction recently. We were discussing some of the clubs and other tribal weapons and he said 40 years ago he could by them for nothing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 07:19 PM
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Views: 1,717
Posted By RAMBA
It is a nice piece. Lovely rich color to it and...

It is a nice piece. Lovely rich color to it and the new discovery of the shell bits in the root is nice. I have only just ventured into the world of Fijian clubs. I recently bought a 1st edition copy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 09:29 AM
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Views: 3,608
Posted By RAMBA
Tourist trade items. 20th Century.

Tourist trade items. 20th Century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2020, 10:25 PM
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Views: 1,896
Posted By RAMBA
This type is shown as part of a belt setup in...

This type is shown as part of a belt setup in Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet.

A good resource is this book that can be downloaded free from the Met. Page 212...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 08:41 PM
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Views: 2,186
Posted By RAMBA
It is an Acehnese sikin panjang with what looks...

It is an Acehnese sikin panjang with what looks to be a triple golden crown. Such weapons were produced by the official workshops of the Sultan of Aceh and presented to people of rank or royal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By RAMBA
Stone axe not Australian Aboriginal.

Stone axe not Australian Aboriginal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 08:36 AM
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Views: 3,960
Posted By RAMBA
Looks North Indian Mughal work. Hopefully someone...

Looks North Indian Mughal work. Hopefully someone can translate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,144
Posted By RAMBA
Unfortunately the Mk2 is a much later...

Unfortunately the Mk2 is a much later "reproduction" - some might use the word fake. These are turning up from time to time. Even auction houses sell them as the real deal :( Looks nothing like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,684
Posted By RAMBA
How interesting being, in part, a repurposed...

How interesting being, in part, a repurposed wristplate from an 18th century armguard.Very insightful comments. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,684
Posted By RAMBA
Interesting observation.:shrug:

Interesting observation.:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,684
Posted By RAMBA
I question the 19th C attribution and believe...

I question the 19th C attribution and believe also it is earlier. Or parts of it. I was thinking a sacrificial knife to cut the throat of an animal from behind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,684
Posted By RAMBA
Persian Dagger

"A FINE 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN GOLD INLAID WATERED STEEL DAGGER, inlaid with gold with calligraphy, and hare carved decor to the hilt, 35cm."

This piece was sold last night at auction. I'm very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,957
Posted By RAMBA
Yes sad news. I always found him the gentleman...

Yes sad news. I always found him the gentleman and a good arbitrator when things got out of hand sometimes on the IKRHS forum. Very accommodating with his knowledge too.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,392
Posted By RAMBA
Advised it is likely a 18th Spontoon. British.

Advised it is likely a 18th Spontoon. British.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,392
Posted By RAMBA
Pole Arm Identification

Hello - not normally here but can anyone identify this pole arm? 220 cm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,191
Posted By RAMBA
A "fake" would indicate there was something it...

A "fake" would indicate there was something it was copying to mislead. And it is about intent to mislead rather than ignorance.

This looks as others have mentioned a recently manufactured item in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,309
Posted By RAMBA
Often sold as WW1 but the consensus amongst...

Often sold as WW1 but the consensus amongst collectors now is that they are late WW2 (1945) or just after.

Given to Jodhpur Lancers and troops by Maharaja Umaid Singhji of Jodhpur.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,843
Posted By RAMBA
I suspect this is the answer. No attribution as...

I suspect this is the answer. No attribution as such in the description but clearly bidders associated the tiger stripes on this katar with Tipu Sultan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,708
Posted By RAMBA
Seems like a truck has run over it! ...

Seems like a truck has run over it!

Packaging seems more than adequate. Just careless "who cares" handling from the shipper.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,023
Posted By RAMBA
"Unpolish" at one's peril. I would not touch...

"Unpolish" at one's peril. I would not touch it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,305
Posted By RAMBA
Yes I have just had an experience of ineptitude...

Yes I have just had an experience of ineptitude in a large dose.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,305
Posted By RAMBA
I can confirm my copy arrived no issues to...

I can confirm my copy arrived no issues to Australia. If customs authorities are detaining books we have a big problem in the world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,532
Posted By RAMBA
This knife would also be restricted! "The Corona...

This knife would also be restricted! "The Corona Crested China - Gurkha's WW1 Kukri Knife - Newark Upon Trent (152)" :p :p :p :D :D :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,532
Posted By RAMBA
The seller had never "sold anything like this"....

The seller had never "sold anything like this". They had inherited old weapons from a distant relative - the rest are relic items of no real interest or value. Called in listing title "British WW1...
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