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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:16 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Yvain, sorry about the late reply; the blade is...

Yvain, sorry about the late reply; the blade is 16" long x 2" wide with a total length of 21" long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 04:03 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Sure thing. While all things are possible, my bet...

Sure thing. While all things are possible, my bet is on African; also the scabbard fits perfectly(what is left of it).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 06:10 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Hello Yvain, The knife that you referenced...

Hello Yvain,
The knife that you referenced belongs to me and is almost an exact match, except mine, is larger, almost a sword. The craftsmanship is excellent, and the scabbard is almost identical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By drac2k
Josh, you put to rest the origins of the sword....

Josh, you put to rest the origins of the sword. I'm surprised that I haven't run into one of these "stick swords," before. Were these used rurally or were they a poor man's Jian, perhaps used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2021, 09:57 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Peter that would certainly be great news....

Thanks, Peter that would certainly be great news. Just to throw a wrench into the works, the knot on the scabbard reminds me of one on a Dyak Mandau sheath; it still could have the Chinese connection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2021, 05:51 AM
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Posted By drac2k
All very good observations from all parties . Yes...

All very good observations from all parties . Yes I believe that it is a shortened blade, but the tip configuration seemed strange and it reminded me of a Chinese trousse tip. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 08:50 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By drac2k
Chinese, Tibetan, Indian or African Sword?

I recently picked up this sword and the tip reminded me of a Chinese or Tibetan trousse; the 22.5" blade is razor-sharp, so this is clearly a slashing weapon. It isn't a sword cane as the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By drac2k
Two questions for my own clarification; are the...

Two questions for my own clarification; are the pieces welded together where the 4 triangular pieces intersect on the central dot? Is this a viable way to determine an older four-piece guard and have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By drac2k
As a fan of the Bulova, the ax heads are usually...

As a fan of the Bulova, the ax heads are usually very nice, but the caps or the top spikes usually look like they are an afterthought or quite plain; yours is fantastic! Congratulations on your new...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By drac2k
A picture is worth a thousand words; it is nice...

A picture is worth a thousand words; it is nice to see another sword here on the thread with a similar tip to confirm my suspicions(and to allay my fears), that this purposely period done and not a...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 06:16 PM
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Views: 1,327
Posted By drac2k
The reason why I thought that the blade had been...

The reason why I thought that the blade had been shortened was that the tip lacked its distinctive slashing configuration & was seemingly made more into a thrusting sword.
The handle measures 5.75".
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 03:55 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thank you gentleman for clarifying that point;...

Thank you gentleman for clarifying that point; some were used by the Royal Navy, but they would be distinguished by an anchor on the guard.
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 06:27 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Thank you very much for your very detailed and...

Thank you very much for your very detailed and informative answer. Sorry, I can not find any maker's names, and the mottos " Dieu et non Droi," & "Honi Soit qui mal y pense," are very faint.
It...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By drac2k
It is a great leed, I'll give it a try, thanks.

It is a great leed, I'll give it a try, thanks.
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By drac2k
Don't discount it; it is not the worst or most...

Don't discount it; it is not the worst or most bizarre theatre-made knife that I have seen.
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By drac2k
WW2 Italian Officers Sword ?

I have what would appear to be in the style of an Italian WW2 Naval or Air Force Officer's Sword, and while the blade exhibits the Italian Crest and what appears to be the 1935-1943 Pilots Wings on...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2021, 08:09 PM
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Views: 1,327
Posted By drac2k
British M1803 Flank Officer's Sword with Modification?

Pictured is the classic M1803 Flank Officer's Sword, however, its blade is only 26" long from the tip to the top of the guard and 27.25" long along the spine; the problem is that the blade should...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By drac2k
Sorry for not being more clear; I meant Africa in...

Sorry for not being more clear; I meant Africa in general and not specifically Dahomey. If not a plane, then maybe a canteen or a mess tin from an Axis or Allied soldier. If copper and brass can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By drac2k
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 27th November 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
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 27th November 2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
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
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
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
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
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
Views: 2,581
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
Replies: 16
Views: 2,581
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...
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