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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By CharlesS
Here's my example with a later scabbard.

Here's my example with a later scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By CharlesS
I'm just wondering if it might be a WW2 Japanese...

I'm just wondering if it might be a WW2 Japanese navy stamp that would have been marking it as a trophy or being shipped back to Japan.

:shrug:
Forum: Swap Forum 29th October 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By CharlesS
The Visayan sword is now sold.

The Visayan sword is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By CharlesS
Moro kriss is SOLD

Moro kriss is SOLD
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By CharlesS
Moro kriss is on hold.

Moro kriss is on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By CharlesS
Moro Twistcore Kriss Sword and Visayan Sword FOR SALE

I am selling a couple of pieces from my collection. Please email me through the site with any interest or: kaiserchuck@prodigy.net

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING, which will be determined by your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By CharlesS
A superb example of a Baule sword and in...

A superb example of a Baule sword and in excellent condition. These are scarce under any circumstances, but especially in this condition.

Congrats...and if you ever decide to let it go... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By CharlesS
The repair looks great Battara. Will you repair...

The repair looks great Battara. Will you repair the broken part of the top of the pommel?

Looks like this was very difficult.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By CharlesS
A Spectacular Moro Blade With a Not-So-Spectacular Hilt

Normally we like to find fine, even spectacular, Moro blades on hilts of quality that match the quality of the blade.

Here is one that definitely doesn't follow that rule. It's a superb twistcore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,945
Posted By CharlesS
Have you translated the stylized Arabic on the...

Have you translated the stylized Arabic on the scabbard mounts? Do you think the scabbard is a converted Afghan shamshir scabbard, or "born with" this sword??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,945
Posted By CharlesS
Mahratt, This is the nicest one I have seen. It...

Mahratt,

This is the nicest one I have seen. It looks to be a Persian mid-19th-century shamshir trade blade(with "AssadAllah" workshop marks and cartouche) made into a shashka. I love it......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,945
Posted By CharlesS
I am delighted to see these swords getting some...

I am delighted to see these swords getting some attention on the forum! I have been a fan of them for some time, though I realize they fall into the strange collecting category of "rare but not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By CharlesS
Ian, the blades here are generally very good and...

Ian, the blades here are generally very good and made in a variety of forms and forging techniques, but no twistcore.

I think this particular group could all be considered fighting blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,269
Posted By CharlesS
Yes, lots we know now that we didnít know...

Yes, lots we know now that we didnít know then...most importantly that this is a gayang, and not a jimpul.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By CharlesS
Ian, Thanks for your comments and response. I...

Ian,

Thanks for your comments and response. I think you are spot on regarding the tribal origins of the krisses.

What you are seeing that looks like swassa is actually a combination of the two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By CharlesS
The Allure of Moro Silver Pommels

When I was a little boy I always watched...somewhat dismayed...when, every year my mother brought out her beloved silver, that she rarely used, and tediously polished it all.

I am afraid I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By CharlesS
Yes, a parang nabur or beladah belabang. This one...

Yes, a parang nabur or beladah belabang. This one is a classic with one of many styles of blades, and a wooden hilt mounted in brass in classic form.

NICE example!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By CharlesS
Very nice throughout, but I really like the woven...

Very nice throughout, but I really like the woven rattan ferrule...you don't see that very often, and this one is really nicely done.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st September 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By CharlesS
The unsold Moro krisses and koummyas will move on...

The unsold Moro krisses and koummyas will move on to eBay on Thursday Sept.5.

Thanks for having a look at my items, and a special thanks to purchasers!
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By CharlesS
Batak sword is on "hold".

Batak sword is on "hold".
Forum: Swap Forum 26th August 2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By CharlesS
The sangkit, jimpul, and kriss2 are sold.

The sangkit, jimpul, and kriss2 are sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By CharlesS
Mandau, Moro kriss 1, and the Visayan sword are...

Mandau, Moro kriss 1, and the Visayan sword are sold
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By CharlesS
PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIAN SWORDS FOR SALE and 3 koummya

I am selling a few items. Most are from my personal collection. Shipping costs are not included. Please send an email via this site if you have any interest.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By CharlesS
The care and precision of chiseling are...

The care and precision of chiseling are especially impressive on this blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,355
Posted By CharlesS
No Willem. Perhaps resurrecting this old thread...

No Willem. Perhaps resurrecting this old thread will help!
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