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Timo Nieminen




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Nov, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Your collection by the numbers: Cultures         Reply with quote

How about by culture?

Chinese, ancient (pre Qin/Han): 14 (spears, polearms, swords, dagger, stone axes)
Chinese, early modern (Ming/Qing): 23 (spears, polearms, knives, bows, swords, truncheons)
Chinese, Republican: 3
Korean, Three Kingdoms (approx Dark Ages): 1
Korean, early modern: 2 (sword, knife)
Japanese, medieval: 2 (sword, bow)
Japanese, Warring States/Edo: 17 (spear, polearms, swords, daggers, truncheons)
Central Asian: 6 (bows, knives)
Persian, medieval: 1
Indian, 18th/19th century: 16 (swords, spears, saintie, ankus, axes)
Celtic: 1
Roman: 1
Greek: 1
Viking: 6 (spears, axe, swords)
European, medieval: 7 (poleams, swords, daggers)
European, early modern: 10 (polearms, swords, dirks)
European, modern (c. 1850 onwards): 4 (swords, dirks)
American, colonial-modern: 5 (sword, knives)
Incan: 3 (slings)
Indonesian/Malaysia/Philippines: 16 (swords, kris, knives, spears)
Thai/Burmese: 2
Polynesian: 3 (clubs)
African, sub-Saharan: 19 (swords, spears, axe)
North African: 4 (dagger, knives)

"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 6:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Timo,
I'd actually thought about doing a thread like this, I just hadn't gotten around to it yet. Happy

My collection is pretty focused:

European medieval: 18
17th/18th century Scottish: 3

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All European or American.

The wife has a Katana/wakizashi, but I won't claim those - that's her thing Happy

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William P




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

ok here we go...
edo period japanese 1 pair of sai, 2 nunchuku. a set of katana, wakizashi and tanto. and a Bo staff.plus a bokken and shinai
chinese, 4. 3 jian, and one dao.
scandinavian viking, 2
norman 1
rus 2
byzantine 2
multi period 1 (gambeson)
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Timo Nieminen




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Timo,
I'd actually thought about doing a thread like this, I just hadn't gotten around to it yet. :)


It seemed more useful to do it this way rather than by century. By century, the African, Indonesian Archipelago, SE Asian, Edo, Qing/Republican, late Korean, American, late European, a lot of the Indian all ends up indecently crammed into 19th century, 20th century.

By century gives a nice set of fine divisions for European stuff.

"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Timo,
There's values to both ways, so I'm happy to see both. Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

European medieval: 22
Japanese: 7
Chinese: 3
Native American: 5
European Renaissance: 5
Middle Eastern: 1
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Timo,
There's values to both ways, so I'm happy to see both. Happy


why not both at once.. manning imperial uses both century and/ or culture as search criterion on their website
so you could look for evereything from manning imperial thats german, or everything thats from the period from 1200-1300 if you searched 1200-1300 youd get weapons from arabic rus, german,. french, and english plus a couple of other cultures

so instead you could search both at once if you wanted to really pinpoint your items when he reaches 1300 he actually lists things by 50 year increments instead of 100, i.e 1350-1400 1400-1450 1450-1500 1500-1550 1550-1600 due to the fasct that arms and armour were so repidly evolving and changing at that period.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Swords only....

Bronze Age: 6
Ancient Greece (Iron Age): 4
Celtic Iberia: 3
Celtic/Gallic: 3
Roman: 12
Migration Era: 4
Viking: 9
Scottish (1300's to 1600's): 6
Scottish (1600's to 1800's): 10
Irish (Medieval): 1
Medieval (other): 5
English Civil War: 1
Rapier: 1
Smallsword: 1
Fantasy/Other: 2
Modern (1900's) Dress swords: 2

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All my current swords fall into the medieval European period. I have a migration period sword on order.
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov, 2011 12:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Swords only:

Near-east copper age: 1
European bronze age: 6
Medieval: 2
Indian: 2
Dutch East Indies: 2
Indonesian: 1
European 1900's: 1
Modern: 1
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov, 2011 1:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Modern repros

Scandinavian viking age swords: 1
Scandinavian viking age Large brokenback Seax: 1
Scandinavian viking age Medium sized brokenback Seax: 1
Scandinavian viking age Small bearded crafts axe: 1
Scandinavian viking age One handed viking war axe: 1
Scandinavian viking age ashwood shaft War spear: 1

Medieval europe, 15th century Bullock dagger (from Tod kit): 1



Original artifacts and antiques

Europeean 18th century long socket axe head: 1
Europeean 19th century hand forged bowl Adze: 1
Europeean Mauser bayonet: 1

Swedish 17th-18th century rapier, from Wira bruk: 1

Russian 1858 marine saber: 1

Middle East, Yemen, Jambiya (20th century): 1

Asia, Nepal, Huge Khukri: 1
Asia, Nepal, Medium sized Khukri:1

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now, daggers/dirks/cultural knives/seaxes:

Roman: 6
Scottish: 10
Viking/Saxon/Migration era: 6
Renaissance: 1
Finnish: 5

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