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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Ian
Leif: Thanks for posting this interesting...

Leif:

Thanks for posting this interesting knife. It was great to meet with you last night and handle this piece. I would say it is likely Tinguian in origin, based on that choil/notch. After...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Ian
Thread now open for Comments/Discussion

This thread was locked during the loading of all the material from Ed. It is now complete and open for Discussion. I want to thank Ed again for taking a considerable amount of time and effort in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:49 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By Ian
Kaskara in Silver Dress: an essay for comment and discussion by Ed Hunley--Part 3

3. Silver Filigree

This type of grip treatment consists of filigreed silver tape wrapped around the wooden grip base, plus a wrap of reptile skin. Both materials have symbolic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By Ian
Kaskara in Silver Dress: an essay for comment and discussion by Ed Hunley--Part 2

2. Stars and Comets

These examples are intriguing and are rare in my experience. The design consists of opposed comet-like head and tail swoops offset by 5–6 pointed stars. At the center...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By Ian
Kaskara in Silver Dress: an essay for comment and discussion by Ed Hunley

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The following essay has been prepared by Ed Hunley for comments and discussion. Ed asked Vikingsword staff for help in putting his lengthy piece online, and it has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:36 PM
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Views: 2,822
Posted By Ian
Amuk: Who are the Pralamba sub-group? Ian.

Amuk:

Who are the Pralamba sub-group?


Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 06:12 PM
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Views: 282
Posted By Ian
Elsewhere on this web site...

Elsewhere on this web site (http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/facon/criollo.html), Abel Domenech has posted a masterful essay on the knives of the South American gauchos. Here is what he has to say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Ian
Something else to consider, Alan. Modern blade...

Something else to consider, Alan. Modern blade makers have added a further term to confuse the issue--a "finger choil"--set behind the "sharpening choil."


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef. Those are pretty odd looking...

Thanks Detlef. Those are pretty odd looking choppers. Does the narrow section on some of these between the blade and the hilt qualify as a ricasso (even though it is much narrower than the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Ian
Just to throw some shades of gray onto the...

Just to throw some shades of gray onto the choil-notch thing, here is a 19th C. corvo that appears to have a choil, or is it a notch? What would you call it?


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Ian
Choils and "Spanish Notches" on Ethnographic weapons

In a recent thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24101) relating to the edged weapons of the Tinguian people of Northern Luzon, I commented on the use of a small notch at forte on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Ian
Thanks Alan. Very helpful explanation. The...

Thanks Alan. Very helpful explanation. The Spanish colonial knives of the Canary Islands and South America that show a notch tend to be on the small side, generally less than 12 inches in overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Ian
Well, to answer my own question, I searched...

Well, to answer my own question, I searched online for "Spanish notch" and found that it is a synonym for "choil." Here is a compilation of examples that I found on Blade Forums...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Ian
Alan, yes parallel development could certainly...

Alan, yes parallel development could certainly explain why a choil might be found on knives of a single ethnic group from Luzon. After eliminating external influences it really is the only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Ian
Alan, Thank you for the comment about...

Alan,

Thank you for the comment about choils. Yes, this feature certainly looks like a choil and may be intended for the purpose you describe. I used the word "curious" because such a feature is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Ian
Shazam, Thanks for bringing that quote up....

Shazam,

Thanks for bringing that quote up. Indeed, the distribution of quality weapons is an important contribution of the Ilocano/Tinguian groups and emphasizes the influence of this ethnic group...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Ian
Hi Bandook, I think Detlef is right. This is...

Hi Bandook,


I think Detlef is right. This is probably not one of the various forms of telek. That particular knife has a cruciform (cross-shaped) hilt, thought to derive perhaps from early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Ian
Jens: Thank you for the kind words and...

Jens:

Thank you for the kind words and condolences. I am losing parts of my collection that I put together over a period of 30+ years. I have explored many avenues legally, and came up empty....
Forum: Swap Forum 14th July 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ian
The following items are on hold pending...

The following items are on hold pending completion of sales.

MSEA 1024
MSEA 1105
MSEA 1238
MSEA 1236
MSEA 1005
MSEA 1022

INDO 1098
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Ian
On looking through my files of pictures that...

On looking through my files of pictures that might reveal an example of a Tinguian knife, I came across this one. The knife resembles No. 1 in Cole's Figure 7 that I posted above. Note the small cut...
Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ian
Pictures--page 3

Other Knives and Swords


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Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ian
Pictures--page 2

Small dha from Mainland SE Asia (Continued)


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Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ian
Pictures—page 1

Small dha from Mainland SE Asia


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Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ian
Ivory-Containing Items for Sale

Fellow Forumites:

I have an ivory dilemma.

Over the years I have collected a number of Asian and SE Asian knives and swords with ivory hilts. CITES...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,981
Posted By Ian
And here are some carabao heads and a profile of...

And here are some carabao heads and a profile of same for comparison. Some carabao have horns and others have had them removed or are juveniles.


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