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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Ian
Welcome Ed. There are many...

Welcome Ed.

There are many knowledgeable people here who can answer your questions. It would help if you could post some pictures of your barung now.

As far as etching the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderators comment: Uploaded pictures required ...

Please see my edit of your post. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Ian
A larger klewang, but with scabbard of similar...

A larger klewang, but with scabbard of similar style to the subject of this thread appears in the "Sold" section on the Oriental Arms site (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=2038). This one is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin, You may be correct. My experience...

Hi Gavin,

You may be correct. My experience with these klewang is different. Since Albert v. Zonneveld is a member of this forum, he might be able to tell us how his pictures are oriented.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Ian
Gavin, Thanks for the reference to the...

Gavin,

Thanks for the reference to the Minangkabau in v. Zonneveld.

With regard to the klewang he shows, the two I referred to have straight cutting edges and upturned hilts (which I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin, What are you seeing that...

Hi Gavin,

What are you seeing that persuades you this is from the Minangkabau people? That's an uncommon attribution with respect to blades.

Ian

P.S. Just to amplify a little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Ian
A nice example Yvain. Thanks for sharing it here....

A nice example Yvain. Thanks for sharing it here. Most of the ones I've seen have been of the three prong type and lesser quality. Congratulations on a good find and your restoration of it.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Ian
The small size and wide blade makes me think of a...

The small size and wide blade makes me think of a knife to cut betel. While I've not seen any exactly like this one, betel-knives can be quite ornate as can the boxes that accompany the storage and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
Blade is also short (19.5 in) which might suggest...

Blade is also short (19.5 in) which might suggest a nautical sword/"cutlass" for close quarters work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Ian
Yves: We do not permit discussion of items...

Yves:

We do not permit discussion of items that are currently for sale. I am going to close this thread until you notify me that it is no longer for sale. Then we can reopen it for discussion....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Ian
Yves, Thanks for this useful terminology and...

Yves,

Thanks for this useful terminology and classification. Much appreciated.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Ian
Hi Jose, I've seen you use the term, sipput,...

Hi Jose,


I've seen you use the term, sipput, before for slim barung/badung and I'm wondering which Moro group that word comes from. I've not noticed it used by our Filipino colleagues who are on...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th June 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas: I think we should probably move these...

Hi Xas:

I think we should probably move these over to Swap where people interested in purchasing them will most likely find them. Interesting examples of modern Filipino blades, and they appear to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves: That's a very short and slim blade...

Hi Yves:


That's a very short and slim blade for a badung. Again, what stands out for me is the carving on the hilt and scabbard. Interesting piece.


Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves: The highlight for me of these recently...

Hi Yves:


The highlight for me of these recently made badung is the quality carving of the hilts and scabbards. The blades tend to be of variable quality and often not particularly well forged. At...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Ian
Hi Ken, Dha/dah in Burma (daab in Thailand...

Hi Ken,

Dha/dah in Burma (daab in Thailand or Laos; darv in Cambodia) is a general term for a knife or sword of widely varying lengths. Dha hmung is what knives are usually called in Burma.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Ian
Burmese dha, but might also be Shan, Thai or Lao....

Burmese dha, but might also be Shan, Thai or Lao. It's a general purpose utility knife. This one appears to have have been carried and used. There is quite a lot of information about dha on these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Ian
Jose, I think as a general rule you're right...

Jose, I think as a general rule you're right about beads on Lumad pieces being most likely Bagobo work. I'm wondering if the beads on this sword were actually used to affix horse hair to the hilt, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Ian
The placing of the spike at the end of the blade...

The placing of the spike at the end of the blade is wrong for a Moro kampilan, so I would suggest that this was made by a non-Moro smith. Similarly, the presence of a disc guard is inconsistent with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Very disturbing development in the Philippines

Yesterday I received the following information from a friend in the Philippines.Very disturbing news. While this site refrains from political commentary, I'm posting this information for those who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Ian
On the subject of kris dimensions, it is clear...

On the subject of kris dimensions, it is clear that archaic kris (pre-19th C) were slimmer and shorter than subsequent kris. In the 19th C, kris appear to have become longer and wider than their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Ian
As far as Robert Cato's book, Moro Swords, is...

As far as Robert Cato's book, Moro Swords, is concerned, it was a limited single edition printing and has been out of print for several years. A controversial book, you will find varying opinions of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By Ian
Duccio, I think your initial thought that...

Duccio,

I think your initial thought that this knife is a tool may be correct. The presence of a boot shaped hilt suggests to me that this is a leather knife, perhaps used for the splitting of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Ian
Excellent provenance! Seldom does one know these...

Excellent provenance! Seldom does one know these details. As the fifth or sixth owner of this piece, you have its entire history. It would seem that the sword was likely made in the late 19th C or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Ian
Hi tanaruz: I agree with your Maranao...

Hi tanaruz:

I agree with your Maranao attribution based on Cato's identification of kris by tribal groups. As I'm sure you know, Cato identified distinct differences among Sulu (Tausug) and...
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