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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:37 AM
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I'm not so certain that isn't within the realm of...

I'm not so certain that isn't within the realm of possibilities, given the extensive reach of the powerful navies of Genoa & Venice in the Middle Ages; a trade blade so valued that it was copied does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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Posted By drac2k
WOW, Gentlemen; the "power," of the "Forum,"...

WOW, Gentlemen; the "power," of the "Forum," strikes again!Thanks for the info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:08 AM
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Posted By drac2k
I might add that the 2nd example on the bottom...

I might add that the 2nd example on the bottom left is a pretty good older example of what I believe to be a Songye axe & while I agree that the 2 figural axes are probable tourist grade, you can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2021, 06:31 AM
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Posted By drac2k
You guys are spot on the money; it is the same...

You guys are spot on the money; it is the same axe from that lot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2021, 06:42 PM
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Posted By drac2k
16" tall & the blade is 5" wide,6" long, & very...

16" tall & the blade is 5" wide,6" long, & very thin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By drac2k
OOOPS, please disregard the top 2 pictures as...

OOOPS, please disregard the top 2 pictures as they go to another post. Our Posting Department Head would be severely disciplined, however since she has threatened to quit on numerous occasions, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 07:10 PM
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Views: 1,315
Posted By drac2k
And Another One.

It seems that things tend to come in bunches; here is another Naga Dao that recently became available to me. It is different from the previous one listed in that it has a ridge across the blade on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 06:55 PM
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Views: 441
Posted By drac2k
A Most Unusual Axe;Prestige, Dance or Souvenir Piece?iece

I recently got this with a group of other axes and this one has me a little mystified. The blade and the furnishments are aluminum with some small brass embellishments. It is clearly not a tool or a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 08:29 PM
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Posted By drac2k
WOW!!! Is that wire work on the handle? I would...

WOW!!! Is that wire work on the handle? I would like to see a close-up when you get it and to know if it is copper, brass silver, etc.; it looks to be wonderfully done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 07:24 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Were the green fabric and the wire there...

Were the green fabric and the wire there originally, and if not what was was there before your cleaning?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Colin. There seems to be a significant...

Thanks, Colin. There seems to be a significant variation in the length of the handles on these; is there any particular reason for this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2021, 03:08 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Any comments on my Dao? I feel that my post has...

Any comments on my Dao? I feel that my post has been visited by a cuckoo bird, LOL.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By drac2k
Some time ago I posted a barong with a similarly...

Some time ago I posted a barong with a similarly modified tip; it was the only one that I had seen prior to yours. One is an oddity, two or more is interesting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By drac2k
Go to a thrift store, find a used 1980's braided...

Go to a thrift store, find a used 1980's braided leather belt, and unweave the strapping; you will have multiple lengths of worn, weathered leather approx. 50" to 60" that should work quite nicely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By drac2k
Good to know about the laminations being on older...

Good to know about the laminations being on older blades; even though you can not tell by the pictures, mine does.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By drac2k
Another Naga Dao/Axe

I just added another Naga Dao to my collection( I don't have any of the unusual shaped blades). This one is longer than my others, measuring 33" long, with a blade that measures 3.5" wide & 9.5" long.
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 07:32 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Very possible.

Very possible.
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 03:45 PM
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Views: 2,041
Posted By drac2k
Aha, my Arch Nemesis, LOL; I used to be able to...

Aha, my Arch Nemesis, LOL; I used to be able to get a deal there before I bumped into you. I think you are correct on all counts. The idea of it being a sword cane and African made sense, however for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,306
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Bangkaya.Good to know that I have a sword...

Thanks, Bangkaya.Good to know that I have a sword to battle man or aswang !
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By drac2k
Colin, that is an interesting theory and as good...

Colin, that is an interesting theory and as good as any that I have proposed.

Richard, the blade is almost 20" long, and rather than it being a cut-down spearhead, the likelihood is greater that...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By drac2k
Maybe(I wish that my parents had given me one),...

Maybe(I wish that my parents had given me one), but I don't believe so as it is much too heavy(the guard and the handle are solid steel and the weight of the blade is considerable), for a child not...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By drac2k
I found the swords at an auction. There were 6...

I found the swords at an auction. There were 6 pcs.:3 antique Philippine swords, an African one, this one which was heavily rusted and a European swept hilted sword which I'm sure is a copy even...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By drac2k
Thank you, Gentlemen, for your very insightful...

Thank you, Gentlemen, for your very insightful observations. What is a further mystery is that all of the brass embellishments are actually rivets that appear to go all the way through the guard and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, David; the 5-30, has a dash; do you think...

Thanks, David; the 5-30, has a dash; do you think that it is pre-WW2?
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By drac2k
Unknown Sword??

I just acquired this sword in a lot purchase, and my first inclination was that it wasn't worth mentioning, but after actually having the item in my hands, it looks like some skill was employed in...
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