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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Ian
Technically, this style of Naga sword has been...

Technically, this style of Naga sword has been called a sword-dao (see Rawson, The Indian Sword, and this link http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/nagadao/index.html).

For a more detailed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Ian
The style of hilt certainly fits with a Central...

The style of hilt certainly fits with a Central Luzon origin, probably Spanish influenced with that D-guard, although we should not forget the significant Filipino-Chinese community in Luzon also and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Ian
If you have an account with one of the image...

If you have an account with one of the image hosting sites, such as Photobucket, you can insert graphics anywhere in your Vikingsword message by inserting a link to specific graphics in your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
GIO: Thanks very much for the translation....

GIO:

Thanks very much for the translation. It is disappointing and not very helpful information, as you correctly noted.

I think the final section of your translation was perhaps the most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Ian
Kumusta Tito: Nice scores Detlef. The first...

Kumusta Tito:

Nice scores Detlef. The first two look like typical early 20th C talibon/garab but the horn-hilted one seems unusual in several ways.

First, the horn hilt is very uncommon (I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Ian
Lovely pieces Tim. You have great taste. Ian.

Lovely pieces Tim. You have great taste.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Ian
I have received the sword and am providing it...

I have received the sword and am providing it with some cleaning. More pictures coming shortly.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd August 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 834
Posted By Ian
Rick: You are absolutely correct in noting that...

Rick:

You are absolutely correct in noting that the barung, taken by itself, could possibly date from 1920-1930. This is the period to which Cato assigns the emergence of the kakatua style on Item...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Ian
Hi Steve: Yes, the poster of an image to an...

Hi Steve:

Yes, the poster of an image to an online site can put a watermark or logo on that image before posting it. Adding some sort of identifier to a graphic is accomplished with many different...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st August 2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 834
Posted By Ian
Absolutely correct David. This was not an...

Absolutely correct David. This was not an either/or decision for the two buyers and the fact that the newer one went for more is probably explained by many factors. However, as collectors we do have...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st August 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 834
Posted By Ian
As expected, the responses so far have been...

As expected, the responses so far have been varied and somewhat in favor of the older, and perhaps more refined, example. However, I'm also hearing some compulsive/impulsive urges to collecting that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Ian
Drac2k: If you could use some indirect lighting...

Drac2k:

If you could use some indirect lighting and avoid the flash I think you may get something that could be edited to show the complete inscription.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Ian
These seem superficially similar but are actually...

These seem superficially similar but are actually distinctly different in hilt, guard and blade design.

The bottom one in your last picture looks European-based to me--possibly Spanish colonial as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
And here are the jpg files from the more recent...

And here are the jpg files from the more recent reference.

H.R. Hahnloser (editor). Il Tesoro di San Marco: Il Tesoro e il Museo, Firenze, 1971, pp. 122-123. (Note: This reference is in a chapter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
These are the jpg files from the older of the two...

These are the jpg files from the older of the two references obtained from the San Marco archives.

A. Pasini (editor). Il Tesoro di San Marco in Venezia, 1886, pp. 88-89.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ian
When in doubt, ask the source ... Last week I...

When in doubt, ask the source ...

Last week I wrote to the Procuratoria of the Treasury of San Marco asking for more information about St. Peter's dagger. It may have helped that I wrote it on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th August 2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Ian
Although its short, could this be a fly whisk for...

Although its short, could this be a fly whisk for waving away annoying insects?

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th August 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 834
Posted By Ian
Why and What We Collect--A Tale of Two Barung

Tim Simmons touched on something a short while back when discussing a newly acquired Native American stone axe. He got me thinking about why and what we collect in terms of weapons and related...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,066
Posted By Ian
Hi Blue Lander: The hilt and scabbard look...

Hi Blue Lander:

The hilt and scabbard look Visayan on your new one. Does it have a chisel-edge or V-edge?

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Ian
Thanks Russell. Yes, I think you are correct.

Thanks Russell. Yes, I think you are correct.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Ian
Indian??? knife

This one just finished on eBay. I'm having trouble placing its origin. Thoughts?

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Ian
Hello Dave: I agree with Detlef. This style is...

Hello Dave:

I agree with Detlef. This style is seen post WWII, athough some earlier examples may have similar okir motifs. The hilt also looks shorter than most panabas. The "crooked kampilan"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Ian
SAMOAN MATERIAL CULTURE--A classic

I recently came across a wonderful online version of an anthropological classic. The book, Samoan Material Culture, by Sir Peter Henry Buck (a.k.a. Te Rangi Hiroa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ian
Jens: I see four on the gilded one that you...

Jens:

I see four on the gilded one that you posted but only two on James' example. Is that correct?

Since raising peacocks was the hobby of wealthy nabobs and other dignitaries, does the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Ian
I agree with Detlef. Both are from Luzon and...

I agree with Detlef. Both are from Luzon and around 1900 for the time of manufacture.

Ian.
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