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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Robert
Great score Detlef. Now I know who it was AGAIN...

Great score Detlef. Now I know who it was AGAIN winning everything that I was watching. :D I agree with Jose on the dating of these, first quarter of the 20th century or there about. I especially...
Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Robert
PRICE DROP, Spear $125.00 plus shipping Bolo...

PRICE DROP,

Spear $125.00 plus shipping

Bolo $40.00 plus shipping

Both $160.00 plus shipping
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Robert
Thank you Detlef, I not sure yet where I will...

Thank you Detlef, I not sure yet where I will have the sheaths made. There are quite a few good leather shops and saddle makers in the area of the country where I live so I am going to have to look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Robert
Wonderful news Ian, can't wait to see the new...

Wonderful news Ian, can't wait to see the new photos.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By Robert
Wonderful, Is there any way that you could post...

Wonderful, Is there any way that you could post close-up detailed photos of the hilt, blade, scabbard ?

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By Robert
Looking forward to hearing what you find out....

Looking forward to hearing what you find out. Hopefully if these were owned by that institution they will be able to furnish you with a complete history on them. Good luck and keep us updated on your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By Robert
Wonderful items and in such good condition. Did...

Wonderful items and in such good condition. Did you get any provenance with these, possibly paperwork that traces their line of ownership over the years? Even if you didn't they are still a great...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd August 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Robert
As always, I am open for any serious offers on...

As always, I am open for any serious offers on these or any other items I have up for sale.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Robert
THAT would be great, but in the close-up it looks...

THAT would be great, but in the close-up it looks as though the hilt is slightly different than mine. Look at the carving on the wrist area in this picture and you will see what I mean. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Robert
I am sorry Barry, but I was mistaken it was...

I am sorry Barry, but I was mistaken it was Dimasalang who posted the photo of the "Bolo Maker"in the earlier thread, not Jose. My memory is fading faster and faster as the years go by. The original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Robert
Hello Barry, Thank you very much for your kind...

Hello Barry, Thank you very much for your kind words on these. Yes, I would agree that this work was definately done on Luzon and remember the photo of the carver at his workbench that I believe Jose...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Robert
Matched Pair Of Philippine Bolos

Hello everyone, I was lucky enough to be able to acquire these two matched Luzon bolos for my collection and as they arrived today I am posting a few photos hopefully for everyones enjoyment. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,058
Posted By Robert
These might be large enough for a small knife...

These might be large enough for a small knife hilt. :D
Forum: Swap Forum 20th August 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Robert
Moro Spear And Luzon Bolo FS

Here are a couple more items up for sale. The first is a very nice Moro spear even though the shaft has been cut. I have never etched the blade so who knows what might be found. The blade itself is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Robert
I tried to clean up the last photo a bit, but...

I tried to clean up the last photo a bit, but this is the best that I could do. I also believe that this is not Chinese. It looks more like knives that I have seen coming from Mexico to me. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Robert
AS this IS in fact an item that is for sale I am...

AS this IS in fact an item that is for sale I am going to lock this thread from further comments. It will be re-opened as soon as I have been informed that it has ended. Interested parties can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Robert
Hello Ken, Are you saying that this item is...

Hello Ken, Are you saying that this item is currently for sale at auction?

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Robert
Because of the interesting questions this sword...

Because of the interesting questions this sword has raised I have sent a copy of this thread to the European Armoury as well.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By Robert
Wonderful photos Tatyana, thank you very much for...

Wonderful photos Tatyana, thank you very much for sharing these with all of us here on the forum.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Robert
I just looked at what this was stolen for,:D I...

I just looked at what this was stolen for,:D I mean was paid for this barong and WOW what luck.:eek: As far as age I would agree that it is second quarter of the 20th century, but I'm not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Robert
I also agree, both are from Luzon and date from...

I also agree, both are from Luzon and date from the late 1800's to early 1900's. My congratulation to you for winning these very nice items. I especially like the sword with the clenched fist horn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Robert
This is very true. I am just trying to get a few...

This is very true. I am just trying to get a few ideas on this piece before it arrives. As for the paint, the only part that I find a little over the top is the paint on the blade itself, but at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Robert
Hello Barry, and thank you for verifying what I...

Hello Barry, and thank you for verifying what I had mentioned in the first post that some of the Philippines bolos did have their hilts painted. I've seen some in blues and yellows that I swear would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Yes if the removal of the paint...

Hello Detlef, Yes if the removal of the paint should prove to be the correct action to take (if this was done after being collected) I would be very happy. I am aware of the possibility that this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Robert
Question New Interesting Philippine Bolo

This is another one of those items that I just could not pass up on after seeing it. Why I do this is beyond my understanding, thankfully it was very reasonably priced. As I have seen bolos with...
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