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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi drac, What an interesting looking...

Hi drac,


What an interesting looking sword with a full length tang peined over the end of the brass hilt. The shape of the pommel resembles the lotus bud style seen on dha/daab, but I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 01:18 PM
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Views: 602
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, Your example is another...

Hi Rob,

Your example is another central/northern Luzon piece, possibly Kapangan or Ilokano in manufacture. I think yours is somewhat later in manufacture, probably post WWII. These were common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Ian
I agree Battara. That leather wrap at the throat...

I agree Battara. That leather wrap at the throat does have a Visayan flavor and the brass bands would also be consistent. Maybe a later pairing of blade and scabbard :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Ian
This appears to be a wavy-bladed dagger made in...

This appears to be a wavy-bladed dagger made in Luzon. The date implies it came from the early period of U.S. occupation following the Spanish-American War. There are quite a few D-guard weapons from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Ian
Nihl: Thank you for your careful work in...

Nihl:

Thank you for your careful work in defining what seems to be the local descriptor for the (so-called) laz bicaq.

As others have noted, your findings deserve careful consideration. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Ian
Hi motan, Always nice to find a hidden gem...

Hi motan,

Always nice to find a hidden gem in an otherwise inauspicious lot. Congrats. Knowledge is a great asset.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Ian
This one belongs in the keris forum and I'm...

This one belongs in the keris forum and I'm sending it there for an expert appraisal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderators' comment

Please take any mention of valuations to PM or email, not on this discussion forum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Ian
There are at least three reasons I can think of...

There are at least three reasons I can think of for small bladed barung. Concealment, scaled down for a boy, or scaled down for a woman (Moro women did fight beside men if needed).

The smallest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By Ian
William, We don't discuss valuations on the...

William,

We don't discuss valuations on the discussion forum. Please take such discussions to PM or email with other members.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 48,929
Posted By Ian
newyorkcobra, Welcome to the forum. Pictures...

newyorkcobra,

Welcome to the forum. Pictures would help get detailed information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,436
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, Exchanges of goods and crafts...

Hi Rob,

Exchanges of goods and crafts (including craftsmen) between regions along the Mediterranean coast and inland has been ongoing for millennia. Diffusion of styles has been inevitable, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,077
Posted By Ian
majacobson, Thanks for showing another...

majacobson,


Thanks for showing another old example of Taiwanese weapons. The quiver is a great find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,852
Posted By Ian
majacobson, Welcome to the Forum. Two...

majacobson,


Welcome to the Forum. Two very nice older examples of these knives. Thanks for sharing them here.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Ian
Moving this one to the Euro forum.

Moving this one to the Euro forum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Timeout needed

Gentlemen.

Please! I have risen from my COVID bed to see, yet again, that this type of bickering is just not called for. Why is it that when it comes to things even vaguely Russian there is this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ian
Thanks mercenary! A beautiful sword and made as a...

Thanks mercenary! A beautiful sword and made as a weapon for use. Excellent
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ian
I assume the decorations on the hilt and scabbard...

I assume the decorations on the hilt and scabbard are akin to niello. In any case, the work is well done and very attractive. Quick question. Is the sword rather bulky and "blade heavy in the hand."...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By Ian
I don't know about Korean arms, but MSEA weapons...

I don't know about Korean arms, but MSEA weapons often had the scabbards blackened to prevent reflection of light that might give away the owner's position. The blackening agent was usually a resin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Ian
Nicely made and as you say reasonably recent...

Nicely made and as you say reasonably recent piece (post WWII, probably last quarter of 20th C). I think you will find that most of the white metal is a form of white brass. The exception might be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By Ian
Similar characteristics to a Moro bangkung....

Similar characteristics to a Moro bangkung. Parallel development or one culture adopting from another? Even the long silver ferrule looks like a Moro punto.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By Ian
Hello Amuk. Your sword in the center of your...

Hello Amuk.

Your sword in the center of your last picture looks like a Moro bangkung. Do you know where it is from?

Regards,

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ian
Very productive discussion about these knives....

Very productive discussion about these knives. With large numbers of "armor-piercing" tipped knives coming our of Rajahstan, mainly Jaipur, these days, it's good to have some historical perspective...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,608
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Dangerous waters (again...)

Gentlemen (you know who you are):

These less than amicable exchanges are getting very tedious to everyone but yourselves! If I need to issue permanent bans to get rid of this constant bickering,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Thread closed ...

Persistent bickering on issues peripheral to this topic indicates that thoughtful discussion has been exhausted. The thread is now closed.
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