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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2022, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Royston
Wayang Golek swords

Has anyone seen these before.
I am thinking for the tourist market but the blades are quite usable.
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Royston
zoomorphic, not anthropomorphic

zoomorphic, not anthropomorphic
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Royston
Hello I meant the comment to be a bit "tongue...

Hello
I meant the comment to be a bit "tongue in cheek" but it looks as though that has backfired on me.
The main point was the " monster" style of hilt that I had not come across before in these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Royston
Phillipines or Indonesia?

Was this made by an Indonesian who had seen a Tenegre or a Filipino who liked Indonesian blades and scabbards?

The face is very similar to a tenegre hilt that I have.

O/A length is 18"
Blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 36,814
Posted By Royston
Some minatures

Here are a few more.
No idea what the two small silver ones were made for, they look like broaches but have not got clasps on them and are too small to be effective letter openers. The Cocos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By Royston
Andaman

I worked off the coast of the Andamans for a year in 1981, this was before it was opened up to tourists. We were only allowed there as we were drilling for oil for the Indian National oil company. ...
Forum: European Armoury 28th February 2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By Royston
Thank you Gentlemen, The blade fits the...

Thank you Gentlemen,
The blade fits the scabbard really well, but as you say, it appears to be the wrong way around. As I said, not my field of collecting so I think I will pass it on.
Thanks...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By Royston
Identification please

Hello
Not my usual field of collecting but I picked this up recently and am wondering what it is. French 1845 is one suggestion but what do you think?
pictures were taken in a rush so are poor. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Royston
The title should say "way" not "...

The title should say "way" not " war"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Royston
Indonesian, English or the other way around?

I have had this Indonesian knife for a long time and often wondered about the origin of the hilt.
Found this Bowie on the net and I think the question of origin is answered.
What do you think? ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th October 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,712
Posted By Royston
Styx were not in Grease, it was Olivia...

Styx were not in Grease, it was Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th August 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,780
Posted By Royston
Chair back or bell hanger?

A recent purchase just because I like it.
Any suggestions as to what it is? So far I have come up with a chair back or a bell hanger. Nicely carved with a five clawed dragon which is said to be...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Royston
Thanks everyone on behalf of the owner. Cheers ...

Thanks everyone on behalf of the owner.
Cheers
Roy
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Royston
French sword for ID

Good Morning
Some friends of mine just found this sword under some floorboards in a house that they are renovating in France.
I know next to nothing about French swords so any information would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 122,884
Posted By Royston
Hello Xasterix. Can't tell you too much about...

Hello Xasterix.
Can't tell you too much about them as I find Barung nomenclature somewhat confusing.
However, #5 is slightly hollow ground but it does not have a pronounced rib so I don't think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 122,884
Posted By Royston
More Barongs

Here is my contribution
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th October 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,415
Posted By Royston
WOODEN CARVING

Hello
Is this something interesting or just tourist?
It is approximately 12 inches tall and quite well carved. I think the marble base is a later addition, screwed on for stability.
I am trying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,170
Posted By Royston
Do you think it may have started like this one? ...

Do you think it may have started like this one?
If the end piece of the wooden shaft split or broke they may have inserted a "cap" into the crown at the top.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Swap Forum 5th October 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,685
Posted By Royston
Thanks to those who gave me suggestions.

Thanks to those who gave me suggestions.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,685
Posted By Royston
Posting advice

Does anyone have any advice in posting edged weapons from the UK to the US ? I have just had a bad experience posting to one of our members in the US using Parcel2go and UPS. Parcel is coming back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,653
Posted By Royston
SOME MORE

Hi Detlef,
Here are some of them all of similar size. I am not certain that they are all from Sunda, but they are similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,653
Posted By Royston
A couple of relatives. I have quite a few of...

A couple of relatives. I have quite a few of this size and style. These are the only two with eagle hilts. Dark hilt is horn dated 1940, the light is wood 1930.
Regards
Roy
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,399
Posted By Royston
Thanks Fernando

Thanks Fernando
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,399
Posted By Royston
Makers mark

Hello,
Can anyone identify this knife mark please. I am thinking German, but cannot find it anywhere.
Regards
Roy
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th February 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,285
Posted By Royston
It does indeed, but I don't believe it.

It does indeed, but I don't believe it.
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