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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Ian
I agree with Kai. A Maguindanao example, but age...

I agree with Kai. A Maguindanao example, but age is hard to tell. The blade needs a good clean. Looks as though you have some active rust in places that needs prompt attention. Etching the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Ian
Ken, the best reference I have found on Negrito...

Ken, the best reference I have found on Negrito weapons is by Fox and was published shortly after WWII. I uploaded a couple of PDF files with Fox's research here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ian
Albert, it seems as though the responses are...

Albert, it seems as though the responses are mainly coalescing around a N. Sumatra origin for this interesting sword. From what you show on the siwar hilt, your sword could be all local N. Sumatran...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ian
Another thought ...

Might it be that this sword took a trip with its owner on a pilgrimage, say on The Haj, and had the silver work performed in the Middle East. In that case, perhaps Ibrahiim might recognize the style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Ian
Hi Thomas: Nice little knife. While there...

Hi Thomas:

Nice little knife. While there is some similarity to the Visayan plamingko (plamenko), including the finger notch, Wayne is correct about its origin. This is a Thai work knife, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Ian
Detlef and Pieje, thanks for sharing pictures of...

Detlef and Pieje, thanks for sharing pictures of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ian
Good point Rick. Similar decorations to what you...

Good point Rick. Similar decorations to what you show are seen on the hilts of some 20th C gunong and Mindanao kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Ian
Green, these fires will burn for months...

Green, these fires will burn for months yet--smoldering embers and fire within a tree can take a long time to burn out. We still have two months of very hot summer weather to go. The only consolation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ian
Hello again Albert: Good to see you back...

Hello again Albert:

Good to see you back again with such an interesting sword. What speaks to me loudest about your sword and scabbard is the silver work. This looks very much mainland SE Asia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Ian
These fires are the worst and most extensive...

These fires are the worst and most extensive since Europeans arrived in Australia (i.e., since late 18th C).

I have relatives in N.E. Victoria who have been hit. Last week they lost their homes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Ian
Hi mross. I can see what you mean, but I think...

Hi mross.

I can see what you mean, but I think this is probably a well forged blade. The T'boli are excellent smiths and their blades are sought out for their durability and sharpness. The lack of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Ian
Interesting blade. I'm pretty sure this was not...

Interesting blade. I'm pretty sure this was not made within the Moro culture. Every Moro kampilan that I have seen has a particular geometry with regard to the "spike" on the terminal end. The base...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,558
Posted By Ian
Sorry to come to this one late. I've been dealing...

Sorry to come to this one late. I've been dealing with health issues for several weeks and have just returned here.

The pommel illustrated on a number of these swords could also be a lotus bud....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,079
Posted By Ian
Boutique = specialty shop Coutelier =...

Boutique = specialty shop
Coutelier = cutler; knife/sword maker or seller
Fournissent, from fournir = to furnish, provide, supply, deliver, dispense, etc.

So, les boutiques fournissent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Ian
Hi Julien: Welcome to the Forum! Nobody has...

Hi Julien:

Welcome to the Forum!

Nobody has responded to your question yet, and I suspect that is because very few people own one of these swords. I have handled only one, and that was many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin: Good point you raise about what the...

Hi Gavin:

Good point you raise about what the terms "recent" or "modern" may mean. To me these terms generally refer to something made within the last 25 years or so (i.e., roughly post-1995) but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ian
Hi Setlef: I agree that the kris blade is older...

Hi Setlef:


I agree that the kris blade is older and rehilted with a new scabbard, something we see quite a lot with Moro blades. I was really referring to when the present pieces were assembled....
Forum: Swap Forum 10th October 2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Ian
Bump

Bump
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ian
Hi again Stefan: Nice cache of Maranao weapons...

Hi again Stefan:


Nice cache of Maranao weapons that you came across. They are all of the same general vintage, second half of the 20th C, which fits with the time the original collector was in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ian
Hi Stefan: I'm looking at this gunong and the...

Hi Stefan:

I'm looking at this gunong and the other blade that you posted here at the same time, the Espada Maranao (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25332), and it looks to me that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Ian
Hi Kai, Thanks for the additional...

Hi Kai,

Thanks for the additional information. One of my reasons for putting this one up was a follow-up to Lee's example that he posted recently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ian
Hi Jose: Can you amplify on what features...

Hi Jose:

Can you amplify on what features suggest a Tawi Tawi origin for the hilt?

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Ian
Plain old Moro kris

This Moro kris was brought back home from WWII by a US soldier. How that soldier came by it is unknown, but it was put away on his return and not discovered until after his death in 2015. So we know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Ian
Hi Stefan: I think this one is closely related...

Hi Stefan:

I think this one is closely related to your other modern example from Maranao. Mid- to late-20th C Espada Maranao.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ian
I'm going to defer until you have better...

I'm going to defer until you have better pictures. In particular, I would like to see close-ups of the hilt and guard.

However, my best guess with these inadequate pictures is that this gunong is...
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