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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Ian
Exclamation Let's try the Euro Forum

ruiter58,

Perhaps you may get some responses on the European Armoury Forum page. I'll transfer this thread over there to see what they have to say.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 64,528
Posted By Ian
Wayne, I think you will find that Pershing was...

Wayne, I think you will find that Pershing was involved mainly with incidents on Mindanao, and specifically in the area around Lake Lanao occupied by the Maranao groups. His activities were over a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles: This is an unusual item. It's...

Hi Charles:

This is an unusual item. It's more in the nature of a short pole arm/axe than a sword. Some of the materials look familiar. The short "hilt" is wrapped with cord in a manner that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Ian
cel7, Could we have a picture of the entire...

cel7,

Could we have a picture of the entire sword please.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Ian
A very important time in the history of...

A very important time in the history of Greek-Ottoman relations. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Ian
Exclamation vantique, Thanks for posting your...

vantique,

Thanks for posting your interesting crossbow.

Please note, we do not permit discussion of value.

Ian
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Ian
Hi Ron, Welcome to the Forum. Would you mind...

Hi Ron,

Welcome to the Forum. Would you mind posting a picture of the whole sword and its scabbard (if you have it).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Ian
I think Colin is correct that the axe in the OP...

I think Colin is correct that the axe in the OP is the same as in the auction picture. Attached is a composite graphic of the two. Taking into account differences in the backgrounds, angle at which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Active auction

This item is presently an active auction and therefore not open for discussion. This thread is closed until the auction ends.

Ian
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ian
I think Rick and kai have each (gently) raised...

I think Rick and kai have each (gently) raised the issue of whether the VOC and A stamps on this blade may have been added at a later time. The 1790 date stamp would indicate that it was made late in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Ian
Hi kai, Yes, that was my interpretation of...

Hi kai,

Yes, that was my interpretation of the question also. There are many versions of the sinan bartolome in Luzon that cut across ethnic groups and have prominently clipped blades. There are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Ian
algrennathan, Welcome to the forum and...

algrennathan,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting this question.

Just to clarify what you mean by "clip point." Are you referring to blades where the spine angles abruptly downwards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Ian
Jim and Ed, Thank you for your excellent...

Jim and Ed,

Thank you for your excellent information about this sword and the observations on the conflict in the Sudan during the 1880s. The Met example is a superb piece of swordmaking.

Ed,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Ian
Thanks Ramba. Yes, you are correct that it was a...

Thanks Ramba. Yes, you are correct that it was a NSW Contingent. The Australian Army did not exist—we were still a British colony at that time. I guess we can say the sword is likely 19th C, probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Ian
Kaskara with gold and silver decoration

This is the second of my purchases from the Australian Arms Auction this past weekend. The kaskara was said to have been brought back by an Australian army contingent around 1900. It has a dark,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Ian
Old Kris from an Australian auction

This is one of two items that I won online from an Australian Arms Auction this past weekend that featured mostly firearms but also a few edged weapons. I'm pretty sure this kris has a laminated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef. I was making a comparison between...

Hi Detlef.

I was making a comparison between your barung and Yves'. Yours and Xas' are roughly the same age, although Xas' might be a little older. In any case, both of them are older than Yves'....
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Ian
Indeed! Kipling said it best.

Indeed! Kipling said it best.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, Yes, the hilt on yours is very...

Hi Xas,

Yes, the hilt on yours is very similar to Detlef's example. Immediately pre-WWII or WWII era would be my estimate. Nasty looking double edge befitting the time of conflict. I would think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ian
Vishnu does have a (transgender?) female avatar,...

Vishnu does have a (transgender?) female avatar, Mohini, who is a seductress. He/she seduces Shiva in an attempt to make the latter more worldly. They may have had a son, Ayyappa. All this is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ian
The decoration of Moro barung and kris scabbards...

The decoration of Moro barung and kris scabbards with exotic synthetic materials (including aluminum) is very much a phenomenon of WWII and later, and seldom seen earlier. I agree with Xas that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Very nice, recently made blade. I...

Hi Yves,

Very nice, recently made blade. I have a different blade style with a horse head hilt and a wooden scabbard that looks like it was made by the same person. Does your blade have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By Ian
Hi Ariel: You make an important point that...

Hi Ariel:

You make an important point that these are handmade items constructed to a general formula and made using handed down techniques. That there would be regional variation and changes over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ian
Indio_Ira, can you indicate the example on the...

Indio_Ira, can you indicate the example on the board that you are referring to? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Need a pic ...

Indio_Ira,

Unfortunately, your picture is not showing up.

Ian
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