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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ian
Hi David. Nice old kris. The blade is likely...

Hi David.

Nice old kris. The blade is likely 19th C. although you will know more after giving it a clean. The hilt looks like it is late 19th or early 20th C. The hilt might be a replacement....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,826
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Enough said for now ...

Jim has suggested, very reasonably, that the present discussion has reached an impasse. The original title of this thread seems very apt. An odd recent discussion indeed.

Unless someone has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Ian
Hi Michael: Nice kris you have there. Probably...

Hi Michael:

Nice kris you have there. Probably from the Maguindanao people on the island of Mindanao, and made at the end of the 19th C. or early 20th C.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Ian
Hi xanterix: Thanks for raising these...

Hi xanterix:

Thanks for raising these interesting additional questions. I don't know what the function(s) of the braided strips may have been in each case, but it seems that they could have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Ian
Hi rumpel9: Thanks for showing this...

Hi rumpel9:

Thanks for showing this interesting sword. Last year I posted a thread about a Dutch klewang bearing the marks of the Soerakata Kraton and the ruler PB X. It can be found here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Ian
Hi Chief, Nice restoration and cleaning....

Hi Chief,

Nice restoration and cleaning. I agree that keeping the braided rings would have been more in keeping how it looked in the original culture, but the whipped black cord looks very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Ian
David, I think the names of various parts of...

David,

I think the names of various parts of the blade and hilt of barung are interesting discussion points, and thanks again for those sites you found and linked above. It's easy to get into...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Ian
Detlef, It would seem that nobody else has one...

Detlef,

It would seem that nobody else has one of these to show. The thin bolster seems unusual. Also, the place name and date remind me of the Tjikeroeh swords and knives of the late 19th C. and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Ian
David: Thank you for noting your results...

David:

Thank you for noting your results for the term budbud in searches here and more widely on the internet. I had also performed the same searches and came up with similar results. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Ian
Hello xasterix: Thank you for this question...

Hello xasterix:

Thank you for this question about Moro hilts. I have to admit I've not heard the term "budbud" before. Perhaps you could tell us where you found it.

If I understand your...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Ian
Possible WWII-era U.S. Army knife from Accra

I have had this knife for many years and wondered how it may have ended up with its stamped attribution. At forte there appears (stamped rather crudely):

U.S. ARMY ACCRA
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Ian
Hello xasterix: Welcome to the Forum and...

Hello xasterix:

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for the reminder that we are dealing with a Panay tenegre. I had not forgotten. The natives of Panay are not noted for their extensive sea traveling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Looks good

Hi Bob:


Nice job. Shows again an unexpected detail after cleaning. Sometimes it's a nice surprise.


Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Ian
Hi kino: Thanks for the link to your...

Hi kino:

Thanks for the link to your chevron-bladed kris. As noted by several commenters in that thread it is a very unusual kris and possibly not of Moro origin--perhaps Malay. The largest extant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By Ian
Jon: Thank you for the information about these...

Jon:

Thank you for the information about these ancient stones used widely as funeral stones to commemorate the deceased and the site of the burial of their ashes.

I think what Jens has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By Ian
Sakimori: Welcome thank you for your post...

Sakimori:

Welcome thank you for your post and sharing your experiences of that exhibition. Your English is fine! Replying to your own thread happens all the time, so keep on posting examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Ian
CCUAL: I agree with much of what you have...

CCUAL:

I agree with much of what you have said, although I do stand by my statement that a wootz blade on a Moro weapon would be exceedingly rare. Moro weapons are often etched, so such a pattern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Ian
You might like to talk with Battara via PM or...

You might like to talk with Battara via PM or email about that.

You are not alone in that department.:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Ian
Hi chief: I think your kris is Maranao in...

Hi chief:

I think your kris is Maranao in origin from the late 19th C., one of the "heavy-bladed" forms favored on Mindanao during that period and into the early 20th C. The striped banati wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Ian
And another technical article from the Belgian...

And another technical article from the Belgian Archaeological Mission in Iran (BAMI).


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Ian
Another interesting article of a technical nature...

Another interesting article of a technical nature about evaluation of Luristan swords has been published by the British Musuem. They X-rayed the objects, scanned the surfaces at very high resolution,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Ian
Pictures of two Luristan axe heads from the...

Pictures of two Luristan axe heads from the Birmingham Museums catalogue are attached. It's not clear from the article how these were treated after acquisition and what they looked like when they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Ian
Looks like a very nice example of a known type of...

Looks like a very nice example of a known type of barung with MOP inlays in the pommel. Although showing some wear and tear on the hilt, the pommel seems to be all there--often they show some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Ian
Hi hotspur: The examples you describe...

Hi hotspur:

The examples you describe and show are 20th C. versions of more valuable, older swords. The hilts and scabbards on the 20th C. examples are covered with copper alloy sheets (in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Ian
Hi shayde: The odds of finding a genuine...

Hi shayde:

The odds of finding a genuine bargain for a Luristan axe through online sources must be exceedingly small given the large number of reproductions around. For that reason alone, I...
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