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Spunjer 23rd January 2006 02:14 AM

Post Your Latest Acquisition here...
 
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...or your not so latest one. it'd be nice to have some type of catalog to compare future acquisitions... maybe a small description with with measurements would be nice.

i'll start:

visayan binangon
OAL = 25.75"
blade length = 21"
widest part = 1 5/8"

peculiarities:
the hilt is only decorated on one side

RomaRana 23rd January 2006 05:59 AM

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Maasai Rungu modern type
from the Allen A Heflin collection
notes painted on in typical Heflin manner
20 1/2" oal
dated 1/23/65

Freddy 23rd January 2006 07:06 AM

shona knife
 
Great idea !

Here's mine :

A very small Shona knife.

OAL = 19 cm
blade length = 12,3 cm
widest part = 1,9 cm

peculiarities:
the hilt is made of a different type of wood. Decoration only on the front.






Freddy 23rd January 2006 07:19 AM

Oops :o Third picture is the wrong one !


TVV 24th January 2006 07:05 PM

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Here is mine. A simple, heavy mandau from Borneo
21" OAL, blade 17"

Alan62 25th January 2006 01:38 AM

Not sure what exactly
Some kind of Armour peircing Choora
13.5 overall
8.75 Blade


LabanTayo 25th January 2006 01:52 AM

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Its not a sword, but its my newest toy.

Custom made for me, Elder Bamboo fly rod.
7' 10" 5 weight 2/2.

Andrew 25th January 2006 02:33 AM

I haven't been buying much lately, but this interesting little thing caught my eye:



These are the auction photos. I haven't had the time to take better shots.

Riding crop of woven textile/horsehair with new synthetic "naugahide" tip. Low-grade silver handle and wire work, small knife hidden in the handle.

There is a replica of a Thai royal seal set in the pommel.

Titus Pullo 25th January 2006 08:11 AM

Well, you know! Siam (now Thailand) was and is a melting pot of cultures. That could blade could have been inspired by Indian or Arab merchants. That's just my guess, but all I'm saying Thai people and culture are a blend of many ethnic groups, including Indians and the Malay people.

Spunjer 26th January 2006 05:28 PM

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maranao kris (sundang espada)
OAL = 27"
blade length = 23"
handle = 4"

one piece banati scabbard. laminated blade.

punal 26th January 2006 05:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabanTayo
Its not a sword, but its my newest toy.

Custom made for me, Elder Bamboo fly rod.
7' 10" 5 weight 2/2.



Do you deep sea fish, LabanTayo?
I never tried fly fishing, but sure am a saltwater fisherman.
So. Cal. to Maxican waters will surely give you lots of fun.

Can you post your biggest catch, I should say? just kidding!

punal

Rick 26th January 2006 06:11 PM

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Okay , my three latest .

LabanTayo 26th January 2006 07:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by punal
Do you deep sea fish, LabanTayo?
I never tried fly fishing, but sure am a saltwater fisherman.
So. Cal. to Maxican waters will surely give you lots of fun.

Can you post your biggest catch, I should say? just kidding!

punal


Punal,
Never been SW fishing. Maybe I need to have you guide me there in SoCal!!!
:)

punal 26th January 2006 07:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabanTayo
Punal,
Never been SW fishing. Maybe I need to have you guide me there in SoCal!!!
:)



LabanTayo,

I normally fish during mid-albacore season (June-July).
Blue/yellow fin tunas and dorados as well are out there during this time of year. Yeah, let me know if you can come over this summer! I'll tour you around So. Cal.! I even have an extra gear here for you, fully rigged ready to be cast. do you prefer conventional or spinning reel?

Punal

drdavid 26th January 2006 08:00 PM

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Here is my latest, a beautiful Balinese golok.Blade length 17.75 inches, overall length 25.25 inches and the veneer on the sheath is spectacular.
Peculiarity: This is very large for a golok

punal 27th January 2006 12:09 AM

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Horse hoof handle w/ three fullers Kris.
Over all length: 29"
Blade: 23"
Width: 2"

Robert 27th January 2006 01:56 PM

Tangkil Armband
 
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Not a weapon but still interesting. Ifugao, very fine and tight weaving probably early 20th century.

Bill 28th January 2006 02:27 AM

Punal, Interesting Kris. Robert, Looks like you found a good one. The orange on the inside is from being in contact with skin. You can find them in Manila but they are artificially "browned" to "age" them. I've seen stated, if it has a bulul, it is a fake. However, I have seen several old pics with the bulul. Somewhere I have some info on tangkil/tuckar that you might find interesting. Rather busy lately, but when I come across it, I'll email it to you.

Robert 28th January 2006 02:38 AM

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Bill,
Thank you very much for your comments on the armband and for the information that you offer. I'm looking forward to receiving it. I found this picture somewhere but don't remember where. It's not the best quality but it does show an armband with a bulul. Thanks again.

Robert

Lew 28th January 2006 03:07 AM

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Hi All

These were my last two purchases.



Lew

Titus Pullo 28th January 2006 10:59 AM



I wish I had this though. I have a smaller statue, but nothing of that scale. I think a lot of Asian fighting arts (especially the Siamese) are rooted the religeous belifes. You know...fighting against evil, to protect your homeland and the people.

VVV 29th January 2006 08:20 PM

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My latest from Borneo - Dayak Parang with an unusual carved rhino hilt slightly resembling the one pictured in Nieuwenhuis.

Michael

Spunjer 29th January 2006 08:36 PM

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the fang on the handle is a reminiscence of the "diety' hilt of panay/negros...

Rick 29th January 2006 09:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by VVV
My latest from Borneo - Dayak Parang with an unusual carved rhino hilt slightly resembling the one pictured in Nieuwenhuis.

Michael


I'd call that a Makara hilt .
Opinions ?

BluErf 30th January 2006 12:14 AM

Yep, its a very nice makara hilt.

VVV 30th January 2006 10:19 AM

Definetely looks like a Makara now when you mention it. I didn't think about it because it's from Borneo. Also interesting with the fangs that resembles Visayan deity hilts.
But still puzzled why a Dayak would decorate a parang hilt with a Makara?

Michael

Flavio 30th January 2006 01:49 PM

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Hi all,

this is my last purchase a Danakil, Issa gilè from Dijbouti and adjacent areas of Ethiopia and Somalia (sorry for the poor pictures, but it isn't yet arrived :( )

Valjhun 31st January 2006 08:23 PM

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Here goes the latest mine:

Burmese dha:

Overall: 85 cm
Blade: 55 cm
Thickness: 0,5 cm
Widest point: 4 cm

galvano 31st January 2006 08:48 PM

purchase
 
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Hello with all.
I am new member.
Here my last purchase

Henk 1st February 2006 03:04 PM

Galvano,

Welcome to the forum.

Nice keris, but you should turn the ukiran (hilt) to the other side.


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