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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Iain
The inscription above the peacock simply says...

The inscription above the peacock simply says "Burma peacock King."
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Iain
Both swords are obviously from either the same...

Both swords are obviously from either the same workshop or a similar point of origin. I think nobody commented because it was quite clear?

The peacock is not British, it was used by the Konbaung...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Iain
Its worth noting that many cities and districts...

Its worth noting that many cities and districts were renamed post 1989, at times these name changes reflect an effort to make the names more Burmese rather than the local language version. A good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Iain
Nice to see another similar knife. With yours the...

Nice to see another similar knife. With yours the blade does seem quite old and is of a form I've seen on other working knives from the region, which makes sense with the smaller size.

To be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2021, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Iain
I would guess it was simply one smith or workshop...

I would guess it was simply one smith or workshop who was perhaps annoyed at some cheaper competition...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Iain
A friend was able to translate the script. Quite...

A friend was able to translate the script. Quite interesting... It says "beware of forgeries!"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Iain
It's perhaps worth showing as well the pommel...

It's perhaps worth showing as well the pommel with its 'flaw' as some members might not be familiar with the way in which daab are constructed when there is a hilt of this type.

The hilt is cast...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Iain
Glad you like it Ian and we continue to agree on...

Glad you like it Ian and we continue to agree on dating is always encouraging. Yes, the little one really is an odd anomaly between a sword and a knife.

The big one, perhaps the most impressive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Iain
Dating these swords is always tricky, compared to...

Dating these swords is always tricky, compared to say European weapons, could be a little later, could be a little earlier but I think generally mid to late 18th century is safe.

Please do post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Iain
Hi Kubur, you might have missed this previous...

Hi Kubur, you might have missed this previous thread on the small example: http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27120

I would place both to the 18th century actually. Particularly the larger...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By Iain
A heavy fighting Laos daab

A recent acquisition some might enjoy seeing. This is a heavy fighting sword from either Laos (the hilt type is often associated with the general Vientiane region) or just across the border in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Iain
The sword in your first image was discussed here...

The sword in your first image was discussed here when it was on auction. Sadly the throwing knives and the sword are a bit suspect. This style of kaskara hilt appears to be one made in Egypt. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,110
Posted By Iain
Besides the silver element I don't see that much...

Besides the silver element I don't see that much similarity. Sadly yours is missing the guard to make a detailed comparison.

The sword that used to be mine was unusual for the decorative motif...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Iain
In this case pretty much any gallery software...

In this case pretty much any gallery software will work. Depends if you want it only sitting on your local PC, personally I prefer to keep things cloud based as it removes the issue of hardware...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2021, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Iain
There are quite a few systems out there for...

There are quite a few systems out there for managing collections (mainly art) , some are paid subscription services while some like this appear to be free to collectors...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Iain
One last point, even the brass pin in the guard...

One last point, even the brass pin in the guard of your example is odd, I have never seen this on any kaskara or takouba, again this doesn't mean it has to be a European modification but... as we can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2021, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Iain
The first sword is atypical but its of a...

The first sword is atypical but its of a construction that's recognisable for takouba and kaskara. :) We can debate the exact region its from but with or without the Hale example its quite clear its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2021, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Iain
I don't think shortened kaskara are made for the...

I don't think shortened kaskara are made for the stage, I think some short kaskara with the lizard or alligator scabbards with sheet metal blades are made for tourists.

I have seen several swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,110
Posted By Iain
The blade is a good one and much older than the...

The blade is a good one and much older than the the export patterns for Ethiopia. These astral symbols are found on European blades from the 17th century and into the early 18th century. I have seen...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th July 2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Iain
Removed from sale from this venue.

Removed from sale from this venue.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,110
Posted By Iain
And the top of the pommel is done in the same...

And the top of the pommel is done in the same manner as many takouba although not mixing metals (such as copper) as is usually seen.

A real cross cultural mix!
Forum: Swap Forum 19th July 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By Iain
Lets try 450 shipped inside the EU....

Lets try 450 shipped inside the EU....
Forum: Swap Forum 19th July 2021, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Iain
Massive Vietnamese Dao for sale

Very nice example that's got a massive blade with lovely engraving. 100cm overall with a width at the blade tip of 7.5cm, really a huge one!

Asking for 575 EUR with 20 EUR shipping inside the EU,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By Iain
I wouldn't have a problem to tentatively place it...

I wouldn't have a problem to tentatively place it to the 18th century given the form and wear. Regarding the region, I think its a fairly safe bet to say somewhere in the general vicinity of Lampang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By Iain
Hi Ian, always a tricky question! The blade...

Hi Ian, always a tricky question! The blade condition of course is partly a factor of a lack of proper storage and humidity but I do think it should be 19th century at a minimum, the brass handle at...
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