What do you guys collect?

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  1. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    Very Nice Jim thanks for showing.
  2. pickenup

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    I'm interested.
  3. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    More pics of blades as requested:
    Japanese - short tanto - with cast SHRIMP grip and scabbard
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    Viet Nam - Montagnard sword - N.W. Annam mountains
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    Probably Philippines - Parang type
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    Mexico - Dagger - blued blade, modern
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  4. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    Those are great once again thanks. Is there a specific name for the different styles?
  5. DesertRose

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    The first one is a tanto. the third one is a style of parang, I think. The last one is a more modern "medieval" type.

    My husband is a historical swordsmith who began making edged weaponry in the mid 1950s. He uses traditional methods of hammer, anvil and a coalfired forge to make these with. He uses Spring steel to make his blades with and tempers them using age old methods instead of furnace hardening. I met him in 1971 during a medieval reenactment event and so most of my blades were made by him.

    So depending on what events we go to, I have a 1745 style Scottish dirk, a mid 9th Century Viking Age Seax and sword. An American Mountain Man era "hawk" and belt knife. Also a few axes, a spear and most anything else needed...we make ourselves ;)
  6. 308 at my gate

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    Well I would like to say welcome DesertRose and also it looks like you and your husband really have a talent in the making of the blades you have shown. Thanks.
  7. DesertRose

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    To 308 at my gate

    Thank you for the "welcome" but Please forgive the confusion. My husband did not make any of those Jim Hauf had posted. Those were made in the countries they came from and the "medieval" dagger was not of my husband's.

    I uploaded two photos of what my husband made in the last few years and in my files. He has made far more plain pieces but not everything was photographed before leaving the shop. Either our 35mm camera was out of film at the time or he forgot. Later after obtaining a digital camera, it was the same thing. Either the battery needed charging or he forgot...again ;)
    But sometimes a customer will send us photos though.

    The ones shown are what we took and are the decorated examples. The artwork designs and all piercework is my contribution to the business. The blades are handforged spring steel and we make our own leather scabbards. The Dirks were silver mounted and made several years ago as presentation pieces sent to Scotland.

    The late Medieval sword was a custom order made three years ago. The sword hilt and scabbard mounts were done in German Silver with piercework/overlay in the same material. The art design and piercework is my contribution.

    The third one is a plainer Medieval "Knightly Sword" with brass inlay on the pommel and guard.

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  8. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    Yes you are right I misunderstood. The swords are very impressive. Nice work.
  9. Jim Hauff

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    I've added labels - ID'ed to the best of my research talents. Got a bunch more if you'd like to see them.
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    Desert Rose,
    As a blade afficianado - I find those to be breathtaking. Great work.
  11. 308 at my gate

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    That was great Jim thanks for doing that. You have a diverse collection from all over the world there.
    If you have the time to post more pics I will look. :)
  12. 308 at my gate

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    I always find the sheaths for the knives to be as interesting as the knives themselves.
  13. DesertRose

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    Jim Hauff...

    Thank you ;)
  14. Jim Hauff

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    Desert Rose,
    You're welcome.

    Here's a couple more blades from around the world:
    North African, Jambiya, Morocco/Tunisia, possibly Taureg
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    Indo-Persian Daggar, with spiral cut groove in buffalo horn grip(?)
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    Central African - Panga type
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    Borneo - Kriss hand hammer Copper, given to my father by a village chieftan after his platoon eliminated some 20+ Japanese Marine holdouts terrorizing the village; my father was also offered the chieftan's daughter - a gift that he graciously declined.
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  15. 308 at my gate

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    A very unique and interesting collection thanks Jim.
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