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Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2022, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Pitt1999
Antique Sardinian knives and daggers

I would like to start this thread by thanking fellow user chregu for putting me in contact with the collector who I purchased these pieces from. What I present you with today is what remained of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Pitt1999
I did not even consider this region of the world...

I did not even consider this region of the world as a possibility. I'm not familiar with a style of knife from this region that resembles my knife at all, if my knife still had it's sheath I imagine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 03:07 PM
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Views: 640
Posted By Pitt1999
The tang is not peened, if my memory serves me...

The tang is not peened, if my memory serves me there is more decoration on the pommel similar to what is present on the grip.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 05:00 AM
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Views: 640
Posted By Pitt1999
No input at all on this knife? I don't recall...

No input at all on this knife? I don't recall seeing something similar to this knife before so I thought this piece would drum up some interest. If anyone has a similar piece please post it here. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Pitt1999
Interesting metal hilted knife

I recently obtained this knife in a lot of other less interesting knives. The hilt is some non-ferrous metal, the guard and blade are (obviously) steel. The blade is approximately 6 inches, with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2022, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Pitt1999
Mexican aluminum hilted bowie knives

To my recollection I have not seen these discussed on the forum before. That might be because of well established information that I was not aware of before my observation of this knife type, but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By Pitt1999
Yeah, the auction ended right before my short...

Yeah, the auction ended right before my short period of hibernation :) . In all seriousness I just forgot about this auction completely and just remembered it today. I figured I would see if any of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By Pitt1999
Black Sea Yataghan on ebay

Did anyone here get this piece? I was going for it but I fell asleep right before the auction ended.
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Forum: Swap Forum 31st August 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By Pitt1999
Still looking for these, I added my email...

Still looking for these, I added my email below...

Email: pittman1999(at)gmail(dot)com
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,951
Posted By Pitt1999
I have seen a sword exactly like one of these for...

I have seen a sword exactly like one of these for sale before! I forgot if it was on eBay or not, a combination of not recognizing what it was and a lack of funds contributed to me not jumping on it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,951
Posted By Pitt1999
What is the shortest blade you all have encountered on a shashka?

I'm sure some of my recent threads have revealed my mild fixation on swords with shorter than normal or cut-down blades. I love them but I have a real devil of a time finding them sometimes. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Pitt1999
I was just reminded of a piece that a seller on...

I was just reminded of a piece that a seller on eBay (and member of the forum) showed me from his personal collection, a full length signed blade furnished with a "theater" style handle with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2022, 06:23 PM
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Views: 1,005
Posted By Pitt1999
How common are gunto blades repurposed as knives/shortswords/machetes?

On the Nihonto Message Board forum I see in some threads posts mentioning that alot of gunto after the second world war were cut up or shortened and remade into knives or shortswords and sold to the...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th August 2022, 05:41 AM
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Views: 908
Posted By Pitt1999
WTB Karakulaks of various sizes

Looking to buy what I consider to be the 3 flavors of Karakulak...

1) sword length, 20in+ blade length

2) medium length, 12in-16in blade length

3) dagger/knife length, 6in-8in blade length
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2022, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Pitt1999
Knife that might be related to a Lew Waldman piece

I recently purchased this knife (third image, plain unwrapped handle) and was immediately reminded of two pieces I have seen before. One was a larger knife that sold on eBay back in 2020 and if my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By Pitt1999
The smallest barung I have seen had a 12 inch...

The smallest barung I have seen had a 12 inch blade, but if I remember correctly it looked quite recently made. With small old barung, is it possible that they were made for children. The handles of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By Pitt1999
Looking at this old photo of Moro swords

I am assuming that most of the denizens of this forum are familiar with this photo, which if I remember correctly is showing a number of captured Moro swords. When I first saw this photo a few things...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pitt1999
Should I remove that tape? It doesn't look like...

Should I remove that tape? It doesn't look like it belongs on the knife, also is it normal for the bands on the scabbard to be painted over like they are? Do you have any photos of other Korean...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pitt1999
Got some photos of some of the parts. Clearer...

Got some photos of some of the parts. Clearer photo of the belt clip decoration(?) along with some pretty crummy photos of other things I found odd about this piece. The belt clip seems to have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,312
Posted By Pitt1999
After seeking some help on the Nihonto Message...

After seeking some help on the Nihonto Message Board Forum, some of the details of this knife have been straightened out. It was confirmed to be an Okinawan knife most likely made on Ishigaki Island....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pitt1999
Just got the knife a few days ago, there are some...

Just got the knife a few days ago, there are some details about it that seem odd. It appears to have been painted rather sloppily, you can see the paint on some of the bands holding the scabbard...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th July 2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By Pitt1999
Looking for a specific style of Tibetan/Yunnan sword

Saw this sold example on Mandarin Mansion and fell in love with this very simplistic style of sword. Looking for one with a shorter blade, around 12in (30.48cm) to 18in (45.72cm), in this very simple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pitt1999
Do you think the blade is Korean made or Japanese...

Do you think the blade is Korean made or Japanese made? I know that Japanese blades got traded around or got captured through various means. I thought about this piece being Korean before, but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pitt1999
More photos...

More photos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pitt1999
An odd tanto/wakizashi

I want to get as much input on this piece as I possibly can, so I've started a thread on the Nihonto Message Board Forum already and I have sent an email to Peter Dekker to see if he can give me any...
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