Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Ian
History and tradition. Many of these weapons were...

History and tradition. Many of these weapons were adapted from tools used mainly for chopping. The resulting swords were either a combination tool/weapon or weapons based on tools. Some Mainland SE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, While the maker of this blade is most...

Hi Jeff,

While the maker of this blade is most likely from Yunnan (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=179363&postcount=11), the customer was probably some distance from the HuSa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Ian
I agree DhaDha. This is a presentation-grade...

I agree DhaDha. This is a presentation-grade Indian machete made for an Assam regiment. The scabbard appears to be a custom made piece. There is a very similar example in *Flooks' book, Plate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Ian
Alan, Bob, Marius, Detlef, Thanks for your...

Alan, Bob, Marius, Detlef,

Thanks for your responses. When I mentioned "pamor" previously I was referring to warangan-etched blades on kerambit, which have been uncommon in my (limited)...
Forum: Swap Forum 13th October 2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Ian
Larrin Thomas' book--new edition

Larrin Thomas, who runs the Knife Steel Nerds web site, has come out with a revised edition of his book: Knife Engineering: Steel, Heat Treating, and Geometry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Ian
Old karambit

I have had this karambit since the late 1990s. I bought it from a woman who had lived in Jakarta for 30 years and she acquired it from an antique dealer in Jakarta in the late 1960s. She was told by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Ian
One more ... .

One more ...


.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Your kris is definitely a modern...

Hi Yves,

Your kris is definitely a modern Maranao style which can be traced back to at least the 1990s, perhaps a little earlier. Some of these small-bladed kris can be decorated in an expensive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Ian
Here is another similar example. The scabbards...

Here is another similar example. The scabbards share a common structure, with wooden "panels," metal tubes at the toe, inserted metal dots and segments that define geometric shapes, horse hair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Ian
Craig, Thanks for these wonderful links that...

Craig,


Thanks for these wonderful links that explain the Blaan name. I had always seen it written by anthropologists as B'laan and thought that was indeed the correct spelling. Nice to know how the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, Open-faced scabbards are very common...

Hi Jeff,

Open-faced scabbards are very common in NE India/northern Burma/adjacent Yunnan areas. Long versions are seen in Assam, for example, and neighboring states as far north as Arunachal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Ian
Thanks Will. Excellent words of caution with ray...

Thanks Will. Excellent words of caution with ray skin!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Ian
Although the blade is a little wider than many...

Although the blade is a little wider than many 19th C examples, I think this one is probably mid- to late-19th C. The scabbard could be a somewhat later replacement and not necessarily original to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ian
Thanks Yves and Marbel for identifying the abaca...

Thanks Yves and Marbel for identifying the abaca textile as Mandaya. It highlights to me how widely the T'boli tok was traded and used. The finding of it in the dress of several different Lumad...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef. I agree these are actually fancy...

Thanks Detlef. I agree these are actually fancy faca da ponta made for the tourist trade with plated blades. The traditional leather sheaths suggest they were not intended to be letter openers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Ian
Please take discussion of prices to PM or email....

Please take discussion of prices to PM or email. Thanks guys.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Ian
The arrowheads look Central or Northern Luzon to...

The arrowheads look Central or Northern Luzon to me. However, the construction of the arrows and bow are non-traditional for that area. The bows are always made from hardwood, often palm wood--a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Ian
Thanks Gustav. I do think there is room for more...

Thanks Gustav. I do think there is room for more research on this feature, which I think may reflect the fighting style used with these blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Ian
Hi Gustav, The geometry of these blades is...

Hi Gustav,

The geometry of these blades is hard to eyeball I think, and different camera angles can be tricky. It's also difficult to determine the medial line for a blade that has waves. That's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Ian
Hi Jose, Yep, Datu Piang was a well known...

Hi Jose,

Yep, Datu Piang was a well known figure who had a lot of non-violent contact with the U.S. Army in Mindanao, and we have talked about him before. I posted this kris on the old forum, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Ian
Gustav, Another thing that persuades me that...

Gustav,

Another thing that persuades me that this is a Sulu blade, rather than Maguindanao, is that the long axis of the blade is in line with the hilt. If you look at Mindanao kris from this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Ian
I agree with Battara. Probably late 19th/early...

I agree with Battara. Probably late 19th/early 20th C Sulu kalis. Quite a heavy and long (23.5") blade for a Sulu kalis.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ian
After about 1935, and definitely post-WWII, leaf...

After about 1935, and definitely post-WWII, leaf springs from cars and trucks became more readily available leading to fewer blades with laminated patterns. However, in the late 20th C, there were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, Just to expand a little bit on a...

Hi Xas,

Just to expand a little bit on a couple of points.

The effects of repeated handling of the hilt during use of the tok can be seen in the attached picture. Note the rather blurred...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, That's a nice looking Tboli tok. As to...

Hi Xas,

That's a nice looking Tboli tok. As to age, it's always hard to say. However, one pointer is the degree of rubbing and wear to the brass/bronze hilt. Here the hilt shows little wear, while...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.