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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,184
Posted By Federico
Thanks for the book recommendation Mabagani, will...

Thanks for the book recommendation Mabagani, will get a copy asap. Also, thanks for the link Rick, great stuff. It will be interesting to see how this will change academic thought on the subject. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,184
Posted By Federico
Thanks for the links. Small world, a good...

Thanks for the links. Small world, a good portion of my family on my mother's side is Kapampangan as well. I guess I should be surprised, there are alot of Kapampangans as well.

I noticed the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By Federico
Talking to some of the elders in my region a long...

Talking to some of the elders in my region a long time ago, they felt that tabak and itak itself are interchangeable, though tabak was used for larger blades while itak was for smaller (eg. oh pass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,184
Posted By Federico
Smile Oh my, this thread has sure branched from the...

Oh my, this thread has sure branched from the meaning of (to borrow a keris term) the Rhon Dha on a Moro kris (not keris) to the Indian influences and as is asserted by one forumite, Indian origin of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,632
Posted By Federico
maker two votes :D

maker two votes :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,184
Posted By Federico
Not much to add, I agree with Mabagani's points...

Not much to add, I agree with Mabagani's points (whats new).

Though I would add, to add even more confusion to the mix (again whats new), there is a strong possibility that meaning has changed over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By Federico
Is that blade chisel ground? Almost looks that...

Is that blade chisel ground? Almost looks that way in some of the pics.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,883
Posted By Federico
Hard to tell from the pics, almost looks lumad in...

Hard to tell from the pics, almost looks lumad in the older thread, but cant tell (from the pics) if it is just a horse hoof variant or not (or a re-worked nob hilt). Definitely looks to be some...
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 19th December 2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By Federico
Schedule has finally cleared up, will be able to...

Schedule has finally cleared up, will be able to get everything in order, and sent in over the next few days.

Rick-just checked my email, and I dont have the list. Could you resend, thnx

Federico
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,313
Posted By Federico
Shields tend to fall into that murky realm of...

Shields tend to fall into that murky realm of tribal art, so instead of just us low budget weapons nuts, they attract some more power buyers who are afraid of weapons but like the whole tribal art...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2005, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,305
Posted By Federico
Thats the rub, particularly with ethnographic...

Thats the rub, particularly with ethnographic pieces and custom jobs. Ive seen some very nice custom work, but in the end the quality was not necessarily leaps and bounds above what a good smith of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2005, 03:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,881
Posted By Federico
Pretty early on in my ebay career I noticed that...

Pretty early on in my ebay career I noticed that no matter what auction I bid on, someone else would follow my handle and snipe me. It didnt matter what the piece was (hey for sentimental reasons I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2005, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,305
Posted By Federico
Into all that has been said (which I also agree...

Into all that has been said (which I also agree with) I will throw in the caveat for modern custom jobs, the value will hold as long as the smith is remembered. In as much as their value derives its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2005, 07:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,726
Posted By Federico
I vote that we as Filipinos,......form a union...

I vote that we as Filipinos,......form a union and declare that from now on, ......all weapons from the Sandata, .....shall for here forth be ever know as, .................."pig-stickers" :D ...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd December 2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By Federico
Thumbs up ...:D

...:D
Forum: Swap Forum 21st November 2005, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,118
Posted By Federico
Just curious, does Mr. Lubian take on commission...

Just curious, does Mr. Lubian take on commission work if someone wanted something specifically made?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,911
Posted By Federico
May be an older piece than WWII by looking at the...

May be an older piece than WWII by looking at the scabbard bands, and how they were constructed. Though, checking to see if the ferrule is brazed or one piece, could give more of a clue.
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 18th November 2005, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By Federico
The books from which I can cull images from are...

The books from which I can cull images from are all 100 plus years old, and in many cases the publishers are long since defunct (in certain cases the books were self published). I have been told in...
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 18th November 2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,660
Posted By Federico
Jumping ahead of myself here, since we are not...

Jumping ahead of myself here, since we are not yet to the point of shipping, any suggestions as to where I can get shipping materials? I had contemplated making a wooden crate, and then lining the...
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 17th November 2005, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By Federico
Copied and pasted from my other post to...

Copied and pasted from my other post to here.

Given the diversity and the limits of our collections, I propose a simple regionalization of weaponry via the 3 major land areas of PI, Northern,...
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 17th November 2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,281
Posted By Federico
Need some clarification here. So only one thread...

Need some clarification here.

So only one thread in this forum should be active?

Do we have any idea yet who is contributing pieces, is it just myself, Rick, and Jose (battara)? Given the proposed...
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 17th November 2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,281
Posted By Federico
I will not be able to photograph and measure my...

I will not be able to photograph and measure my entire collection by the 25th. Most likely I will probably not have the time to do so til after the 7th or 8th.
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 17th November 2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,281
Posted By Federico
Hello Antonio First off I must apologize in...

Hello Antonio

First off I must apologize in advanced if the tone of my writing is terse in the next few weeks. Unfortunately the timing of the events that happened occured during a highly busy time...
Forum: History of Steel Working Group 16th November 2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By Federico
Goals for weapons types

Well I figured Id start a new post, so we can try and coordinate our contributions. I know for a good portion of us, our collections are slanted one way or the other, eg. mostly Moro swords or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By Federico
I vote Bataangas, particularly due to the wood...

I vote Bataangas, particularly due to the wood scabbard. Though my uncle told me, who was from deep Tagalog country, told me that the way to tell really old Tagalog bolo is that they have the wood...
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