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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Robert
Hello Ken, I totally agree with Jose's...

Hello Ken, I totally agree with Jose's assessment, I also believe this to be a Filipino sword that was most likely made in the late 1890's to early 20th century on Luzon.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By Robert
Ian, Thank you very much for the photos showing...

Ian,
Thank you very much for the photos showing of some of the many different hilt styles that I now know were used on these interesting knives/daggers. As the one that I have acquired looks to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, And thank you very much for your...

Hello Ian,
And thank you very much for your thoughts on this. I forgot to mention when I first posted this knife that the seller stated to me that the original hilt was in fact made of ivory and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By Robert
Question Dha-hmyaung

Something completely different than what I normally collect, I found this on epray the other day right as the auction was ending. I placed a very modest bid on bid at the last minute and to my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,165
Posted By Robert
Gentlemen, any further sarcasm or baiting by...

Gentlemen, any further sarcasm or baiting by anyone will be dealt with quickly and harshly. You have been warned.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Robert
Hello Steve, Most of these larger gunongs that I...

Hello Steve, Most of these larger gunongs that I have seen have had wavy blades with pointy luks, scabbards covered in plated or painted metal and to me are not very appealing in their appearance. On...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Robert
Wonderful !!! Yes, could you please post a few...

Wonderful !!! Yes, could you please post a few more photos of this showing the detailing of the hilts carving as well as any engraving that it it might have on the silver bits?

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Robert
Gentlemen, I believe that this thread has now...

Gentlemen, I believe that this thread has now come to a point where any further discussion will be pointless. Thread closed.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Robert
Potentially inflammatory comments such as this...

Potentially inflammatory comments such as this have no place in this or any other discussion. Leave them out of your postings or you will find yourself back in moderated status.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Robert
And here is one I have in my collection with a...

And here is one I have in my collection with a blade profile and chisel work (though a little more elaborate) that is somewhat similar to Peter's example, but with a medial ridge on both sides of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Robert
Yes definitely Filipino. A wonderful piece and a...

Yes definitely Filipino. A wonderful piece and a great addition to your collection. When you get tired of looking at it you can send it my way. :D If this were listed on a certain online auction it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,844
Posted By Robert
I have a few of the Luzon brass and copper bladed...

I have a few of the Luzon brass and copper bladed daggers, have been able to handle a few more besides and have as of yet seen one where the blade was of bronze. In answer to Blue Landers question on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Robert
Hello Ryanevest and welcome to the forum. First...

Hello Ryanevest and welcome to the forum. First things first, please read the "Forum Registration And Rules" sticky as well as the "Posting Photos" sticky both of which are located towards the top of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,844
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, I would not worry too much about...

Hello Detlef,
I would not worry too much about this being a small piece made for tourist as most of the ones of this style I've seen are from 10/12 inches in length. As Jose has pointed out the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,915
Posted By Robert
Thank you Jose. I was only wondering because some...

Thank you Jose. I was only wondering because some of the silver inlay that I have seen has had that dead dull look to it like easy silver solder gets if left exposed to the air for too long. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,915
Posted By Robert
Another beautiful example of work masterfully...

Another beautiful example of work masterfully executed by Jose. If you do not mind my asking, when doing this type of restoration work are you using dead soft sterling wire for the inlay or silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, I happy to see this thread brought...

Hello Ian, I happy to see this thread brought back into the light of day again. If I remember correctly the sword you posted is not only one of the best examples of this style that I have ever seen,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By Robert
Hello Marklefont, I am moving this from the...

Hello Marklefont, I am moving this from the Miscellania Forum to the Ethnographic Weapons Forum where it should receive more attention and give you a better chance of having your questions answered. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Robert
As there is no reason to be running two threads...

As there is no reason to be running two threads on the same items I am closing this one from further comments. Anyone wishing to comment on these items can do so on the "Hello All Help Please" thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Robert
Carlos, I am very happy to see that you are the...

Carlos, I am very happy to see that you are the one who won this wonderful piece and for one, very jealous of your good fortune. I am looking forward to seeing new photos of it after it arrives and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Robert
As for cleaning the blade, if it were mine I...

As for cleaning the blade, if it were mine I would remove the verdigris from the blade so it does not spread any further. I would then take a piece of dry coarse cloth and use it to polish the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Robert
Very interesting Bluelander, Could you post a...

Very interesting Bluelander, Could you post a little more information on it such as the measurements? This is only the second gunong that I have seen with a copper blade. The other was listed on ebay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Robert
I'm an Aries so that would be me. Please send the...

I'm an Aries so that would be me. Please send the sword ASAP you know the address. :D Wonderful sword Detlef.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By Robert
Jose, Detlef Vandoo and Rick, Thank you all for...

Jose, Detlef Vandoo and Rick, Thank you all for your kind words on the work I have done on the Mandaya dagger. I am very happy that it has met with your approval. I really enjoyed doing what I could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Robert
Yes, a most wonderful piece. I hope that you do...

Yes, a most wonderful piece. I hope that you do not mind that I have taken the liberty to brighten one of your photos to help show some of the detailing of the hilt. As Jose has suggested please post...
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