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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2009, 08:16 PM
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Thanks for course correction Andrew - it's been...

Thanks for course correction Andrew - it's been edited.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2009, 08:03 AM
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Not to turn this into a political thread, but...

Not to turn this into a political thread, but KukulzA28 brought up a good point about culture surviving. What stuck me hard was that the Tausug culture on Sulu was really a melting pot formed by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,982
Well the Thompson would have rated pretty well up...

Well the Thompson would have rated pretty well up there - remember the caliber, .45, was designed originally cause the .38 wouldn't stop the Jura mentados (sp?). You got a caliber specifically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,982
Migel, No I haven't run across them, at least not...

Migel,
No I haven't run across them, at least not named as a group. But in Central Mindanao I only got out into Maguindanao and and up around Marawi. But now that you mention it even the MILF I saw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,645
Mark, no I never found anything concrete about...

Mark, no I never found anything concrete about the number of bands equating to rank, although if you put that thought in somebodies head, I've found that they'll sometimes agree with it. Can't tell...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,645
sirupate, that me be the event I was trying to...

sirupate, that me be the event I was trying to reference (should go back and check my notes) but the the timeframe and the names jogged a memory fragment loose when you mentioned it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,645
BTW

BTW Mark I've only seen these in a museum and the one you have - keep a watchful eye on that one my brother. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,645
Grand Palace

As Mark mentions there was quite the Japanese influence in Thailand. Should you get the chance check out the Grand Palace in Bangkok as you enter there is another section that will cost you few extra...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2009, 06:34 AM
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Glad you brought it back up also as I missed it....

Glad you brought it back up also as I missed it. The blade originally in question is as migeldiaz noted a modern pira. Common in markets and throughout the Sulu archipelago now days. I actually have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,913
Beautiful piece my friend - quality exudes from...

Beautiful piece my friend - quality exudes from it!

Makes me think that as we examine some of the older blades of varying styles that don't quite fit into regional standards - we should always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Smile BTW so none get the wrong impression...

BTW so none get the wrong impression "Baht" is Thai money. You get your reload at the ATM and then we generally (since it looks like play money to us) place our wallets on full auto and spray it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Andrew, Still trying to get your hands on some of...

Andrew,
Still trying to get your hands on some of Mark's collection i see :) While I'd love to stay and chat I'm in transit home and have only this one night in Bangkok and the neon across the street...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Rarest

Rick or scratch,
Could you elaborate on the "rarest" comment. I'm unfamiliar with any panabas in this profile?

Dan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
After reading the poster i must correct myself...

After reading the poster i must correct myself the priest's name is Lung Paw Derm ("Lung" being the honorific, equivalent to Uncle but more respectful)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Memory

Memory is such a fragile thing. Yes Mark those are the posters i sent you and that is the book, specifically Lung Phra Derm, pictured on the poster.
I actually got the book from the same lady in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Calvary sword

Jim,
It had a straight single edged blade of which only the edge was only sharpened from the point to about half its length (and not very sharp at that). large wide fuller that ran the length of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
More pics

Some pics I saved.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 04:40 AM
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Views: 1,543
Thanks Nathaniel, there was an old post where I...

Thanks Nathaniel, there was an old post where I discussed these previously and posted pictures from a vendor at Chattu Chak market who specializes in these (but the search feature has defeated me yet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Meed Maw

Freddy meed maw (lit. doctor knife) or meed phra (lit. preist knife) are as katana stated talismanic and while they come in varying sizes from penknife to full blown dha what makes them meed phra is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Contacts in Bangladesh anyone??

Currently in Bangladesh and while I have numerous local drivers out scouring Dhaka for swords, even a 10% finders fee has only turned up two handles and an old British Calvary sword. Anyone out there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Nicely made modern darb up there in Chiang Mai -...

Nicely made modern darb up there in Chiang Mai - I just got back. And thanks Nathaniel for that link to Jason's piece. What a beauty!! Serge definitely has become the go-to guy out there for custom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,404
Piha or Kaetta = knife

Just wanted to add a note of clarification here. I think I mentioned in a post sometime ago that I'd discussed piha-kaetta with a Sri Lankan I happened to sit with on a plane and after a bit he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Petrified

And let's not forget petrified bone and teeth. I seen petrified whalebone here in Hawaii used for jewelry and mounted into clubs. As well petrified mammoth teeth used for scabbards and handles on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,058
Bill, Just had to comment - this is by far one...

Bill,
Just had to comment - this is by far one the nicest I've ever seen!!!

Dan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
NICEE! Is that copper band in the middle for...

NICEE!
Is that copper band in the middle for reinforcement or a repair?

Dan
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