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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Thank you for watching. the designs of blades...

Thank you for watching. the designs of blades definitely evolve through time. looking close at the blades and comparing them with the antiques, makes you wanna say "they sure don't make them like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Modern made Moro Blades (Mindanao, Zamboanga)

I went to the Zamboanga Peninsula Expo held in Manila and spoke to a dealer of Moro blades, asked her what the names of the blades were and what tribes they came from.

this might help in identifying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
what is the "original" sansibar design (carigara, leyte)

there was a video made and is now circulating, about the supposed "original 1881 design" or "first design" of the Sansibar sword of Carigara,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
as reference, i also have a similar looking one....

as reference, i also have a similar looking one.

bought it from a picker, he doesnt know anything about it as well.

it is also chisel ground.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
thanks everyone. i have not yet found a handle...

thanks everyone.

i have not yet found a handle for this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
talibong and binalhag, sansibar

"Taribong and Binalhag of Mabini, Western Samar"

"Taribong and Sansibar of Albuera, Leyte"

"Now the sword labeled taribong (which appears to be synonymous with talibong) is the same sword in each...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
i cleaned it up a bit, oiled with orange oil,...

i cleaned it up a bit, oiled with orange oil, silver bits polished.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
moro gunong/punyal (my second)

good day, it has been a while since i posted here. i would like to share a recent acquisition.

it looks to be a little old, banati wood handle and scabbard, silver or silver alloy fittings.

can you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Thanks ian, That is a nicer looking tabas than...

Thanks ian,

That is a nicer looking tabas than mine. :) banati wood on the handle?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,554
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Truly beautiful example and nicely preserved (or...

Truly beautiful example and nicely preserved (or restored?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
moro pira elongated pommel for discussion

I have recently had a modern Pira Yakan commisioned, from a smith in southern Palawan Philippines.

The smith is said to be from a family of generations of smiths, coming from Mindanao and sailed to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
thank you for your insights, ian. i thought this...

thank you for your insights, ian.

i thought this was the 'weapon' grade panabas. because there were other bigger panabas-type blades there but with bamboo handles and with wire wrapping. that to me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
vintage panabas for comment

recently bought this panabas

blade length is 10 inches, handle is 14 inches bound with iron and brass

the end of the handle is bound with iron and looks like it has 2 wedges hammered in.

this may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,726
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
a very nice piece with a great history to tell!...

a very nice piece with a great history to tell! congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
amazing collection!

amazing collection!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,028
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
intersting swords. the first one looks like a...

intersting swords. the first one looks like a cross between kris and some type of bolo/ sundang.

thanks for sharing!

pbh
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
here are a few more pictures and...

here are a few more pictures and measurement.

the blade is 19 inches long, weighs about a pound ( i dont have an appropriate weighing scale, i weighed it versus 1.5 pounds dumbel)

the thickest part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
thanks everyone! i am really happy with this...

thanks everyone! i am really happy with this find. :)

do you have any idea which year or century this might have been made? or is the hilt and scabbard just as important in telling the blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
after some more sanding _800-1000-1200-1500-1500,...

after some more sanding _800-1000-1200-1500-1500, vinegar soak for 1 hour
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
twist core kris for comment

Hello,

i now have my very own twist core kris! hurray! hahaha

I saw it sitting in a antiques shop, all rusty, what interested me was the carving near the gangya (i dont know what it's called). it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
correct youtube link

hahaha that was the wrong youtube link. but i like it anyway.


here is the correct youtube link, my unboxing of the kampilan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZBCo2w1uF0

it is tagalog/english, i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Modern Made Kampilan from BCI

So i sold my "old" wall hanger kampilan, and got this. A modern production kampilan from Blade Culture International made in Pangasinan, Northern Philippines.

It is quite light for its size, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Thank you guys. as for the fuller, i wont be...

Thank you guys.

as for the fuller, i wont be doing anymore sanding or filing, it may be more trouble than its worth.

Kai, thank you for your insights, at first i thought the one with the fuller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
what can you say about the one with the fuller...

what can you say about the one with the fuller versus the one without?

which one do you estimate is older?
which one is better made?
which one could be of better value over time?

fuller:
spring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
my other kris

here it is side by side with my other kris
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