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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 04:17 AM
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In some of the photos they are inspecting US...

In some of the photos they are inspecting US military rifles (M14 and M16), how do you suppose they got their hands on those in such a remote location?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 12:18 PM
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Posted By JeffS
Wonderful series of photos. I have uploaded a few...

Wonderful series of photos. I have uploaded a few more of them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 04:04 AM
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Posted By JeffS
Very cool. Is the full set available online for...

Very cool. Is the full set available online for viewing?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 12:58 PM
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Posted By JeffS
I see, I was following the sellers description...

I see, I was following the sellers description (always risky). The description also calls this a WWII take home. Do you think it is from after mid 20 C?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 11:36 PM
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Views: 735
Posted By JeffS
West Sumba knife

This Sumba chopper was a recent Ebay purchase. Nice patina on the handle and scabbard, seems to have some age. The figurines are fun, cool to see a nod to their horse culture and the clever use of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By JeffS
You also see that round mark on more recent Thai...

You also see that round mark on more recent Thai dha. Is the significance of this mark understood?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,580
Posted By JeffS
Yes, using "pinuti" as a search term brought up...

Yes, using "pinuti" as a search term brought up dozens of examples. Great resource!
As an aside, I find the similarity between "lawi-lawi" and the Formosa Atayal sword name "lau-lau" or "law-law"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 12:01 PM
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Views: 1,580
Posted By JeffS
Cool. Is there a way to view this research?

Cool. Is there a way to view this research?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By JeffS
Understood, I didn't think you were suggesting...

Understood, I didn't think you were suggesting Chinese origin to the sword. I actually just found the correct coin, which sadly is not as interesting as a rebellion token, but certainly makes more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 02:10 AM
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Views: 1,453
Posted By JeffS
Thank you that was enough to get me going....

Thank you that was enough to get me going. Amazing you could decipher the characters. In general I've learned that these bronze disks can be a cash, charm, or token. The characters should be read...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 05:45 AM
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Views: 1,453
Posted By JeffS
Good point! This is one I posted before:...

Good point! This is one I posted before: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25080
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 05:07 AM
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Views: 1,453
Posted By JeffS
Can anything be identified from this?

Long shot. This very worn coin is nailed to end of a dha I bought in Cambodia. Can anyone make out any of the characters on it? Any thoughts on the general type and period of the coin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By JeffS
Is there a way to soften the ferric chloride etch...

Is there a way to soften the ferric chloride etch without starting over with a new etch?

Interesting comments on the scabbard. I plan to stitch on a piece from a t'nalak that I received from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 10:23 AM
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Views: 1,221
Posted By JeffS
T'boli tok extreme contrast blade

Hello. Please help me understand what I'm looking at here with this T'boli tok (Bagabo scabbard?) I purchased from Artzi last year.. Would this high degree of tone and color contrast be intentional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By JeffS
Good stuff, and thank you Iain for sharing the...

Good stuff, and thank you Iain for sharing the schematic.



Helpful advice but it adds significantly to the challenge of storage and will take some planning. Any tips? I am considering an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By JeffS
That is good to know. I may be over thinking it,...

That is good to know. I may be over thinking it, but since Amazon is not an option (I am in Cambodia) I'm going to have to have something made (no shop either - apartment living) so wondering if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By JeffS
Sword rack specs

Bit of an odd question, but does anyone have a tested profile shape I can use for a custom sword rack? Many of the ones I see online are for Japanese swords and I'm concerned they would not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 01:24 PM
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Posted By JeffS
Really nice

Really nice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 09:47 PM
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Views: 1,108
Posted By JeffS
Formosa knife

I lucked into another Formosa piece! The style seems Paiwan except for the handle which I've not seen a similar example of. I thought I recall a prior thread explaining what the box attached to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By JeffS
Nice one. A lot of chopping power for a...

Nice one. A lot of chopping power for a relatively short blade. Is this a common length for a golok?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,376
Posted By JeffS
Necro Threads

Seeing Jim's positive reaction to Bill's old Tibetan sword reanimation made want to share some thoughts. I've been reading the forum (new forum from 2005 onwards - the loss of old forum is tragic)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By JeffS
Any thoughts on what was set in the two round...

Any thoughts on what was set in the two round depressions on the scabbard foot? There is a gummy resin at the bottom that was likely the adhesive used. One of these has shiny foil-like residue stuck...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By JeffS
Regarding the tool origin. I did some field work...

Regarding the tool origin. I did some field work a few year back in northern Myanmar. The Kachin (Rowang) with us had small working daos (made from blanks purchased in Putao market). The lower corner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By JeffS
Very cool sword. Do I understand correctly that...

Very cool sword. Do I understand correctly that Robert did the silver restoration work on the scabbard?




Thanks Ian. Great info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By JeffS
Dha for comment

Just picked this up off Ebay. It has an interesting mix of design features such as the hairpin blade, silver work, and strange jagged carving on the shoulder-carry open-scabbard. Photos are from the...
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