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    As to where I learned about protecting the sword...

    As to where I learned about protecting the sword behind yourself/your sheild, it has been from reading (many sources, again as easy for you to find as for me at this point; easier, probably; I can't...
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    This reminds me of a saying we were told when I...

    This reminds me of a saying we were told when I was a child. Paraphrasing; If you don't have anything meaningful to say, say something snide.
    Wonderful method of argumentation. Very reasonable and...
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    Thanks, Dave. For your courtesy, for your...

    Thanks, Dave. For your courtesy, for your dedication as shown in your concern, for your honest consideration of reason, even when you disagree with it, for your help, and for your editting. I hate...
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    That French scabbard sounds very cool. Wooden...

    That French scabbard sounds very cool. Wooden sheaths covered (and sometimes lined) with hide or fabric were common in medieval Europe, but have faded with modern times. It's nice to read one would...
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    This reminds me of the hollow pitch-filled metal...

    This reminds me of the hollow pitch-filled metal handles seen on tulwars and temple koras. Thoughts? Anyone know what the attachment method is? Specifically, does the tang emerge from the pommel?
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    Rubbing alcohol?

    Rubbing alcohol?
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    Actually the bone(?) mounts themselves are carved...

    Actually the bone(?) mounts themselves are carved in considerably higher quality than usually seen, and is it possible that this is an older example of the type? The type, often generally discounted...
  8. Thread: Spear

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    Alas, I may be the last one in USA or something,...

    Alas, I may be the last one in USA or something, but I don't know how to post pictures or clickable links. I've PMed you though, with a place you might be able to see some.
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    Bringing to the top

    This thread may contain the answer to the question in a newer one
  10. Thread: Kukri Help

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    It doesn't look like you need a scabbard, but...

    It doesn't look like you need a scabbard, but only a covering for one. That on yours is shrunk-on wet-worked raw-hide, and I don't know what your prospects are on getting that kind of work done in...
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    Wow! Beauty spear! Certainly looks like a...

    Wow! Beauty spear!
    Certainly looks like a tanged construction, which is the standard in SE and Oceanic East Asia. Is the socket/ferule iron or coppery metal?
    Nice
    BTW, another form of...
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    The original pic was quite sufficient. Mid to...

    The original pic was quite sufficient. Mid to late 20th dha, almost certainly from Thailand.
    Quality does vary, but is usually decent, often even on modern stuff, often even on the modern stuff...
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    Its overall shape is similar to some (primarily...

    Its overall shape is similar to some (primarily mainland) SE Asian pieces, as well as to some Tibetan pieces. BUt the part-length rivetted flat tang, hollow(?) applied bolster, and hide-covered...
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    First and fore-most it protects the cutting edge...

    First and fore-most it protects the cutting edge of the sword from rubbing itself dull inside the sheath. This may be especially important with the jostling of mounted travel; both written and...
  15. 3rd sword appears to have a flattish...

    3rd sword appears to have a flattish cross-section at the base (ricassoe?) with bevels and a central ridge developing further along the blade?
    The blade may show long fibrous structure?
    Rounded...
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    I guess you are picturing the 60cm sword jambiya,...

    I guess you are picturing the 60cm sword jambiya, but in USA at least these daggers are called jambiya, too. What is the size we're looking at?
    The sheath does appear to me to be of Hindoo...
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    ten-sided hollow applied bolster; interesting....

    ten-sided hollow applied bolster; interesting.
    My first feeling was Algerian, and is based mainly on the handle. But kodme bolsters are usually solid/integral not welded/applied, and there are...
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    nice looking kopis; ah, the neoclassicism; gotta...

    nice looking kopis; ah, the neoclassicism; gotta love it!
  19. I think "if genuine" is the unspoken question...

    I think "if genuine" is the unspoken question here. Who found these? Did you excavate them or did you buy them?
    What concerns me a bit is the lack of evident fibrousness or layers in the blades....
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    ;) What is the handle material? More glass? ...

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    What is the handle material? More glass?

    I was hoping for something about performance qualities; would this glass be especially strong or something?
    I'd like to see a tempered pyrex knife....
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    The hilt is horn. Perhaps you want to know if...

    The hilt is horn. Perhaps you want to know if it's rhino horn, but I don't know. It has become apparent to me over the years that either a great deal of cattle horn is misidentified as rhino...
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    This is a Mexican fighting machete of mid 20th...

    This is a Mexican fighting machete of mid 20th century vintage. The metal on the handle is aluminum, and the blade is probably spring-tempered rolled steel with no taper in thickness(?) I can't...
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    Isn't Asadalla a famous cutler, often claimed...

    Isn't Asadalla a famous cutler, often claimed upon? Like Ulfbert or like Solingen and Toledo marks that are often faked?
    Beautiful looking sword with a dropped yelman (Turkish feature).
    I had a...
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    One of my brothers had a Luckhause and Gunther...

    One of my brothers had a Luckhause and Gunther cutacha scabbard repaired at a shoe repair shop. The break was over-wrapped with a new 6 to 8 inch section of back-seam-sewn leather tube. The repair...
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    Good thing that car was in park or neutral, I...

    Good thing that car was in park or neutral, I guess; whose bike might it have crushed were it in a forward gear, detained by the brake and/or clutch?
    My favourite was the guy who "blew up" his motor...
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