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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Robert
Hello Russel, I'm thinking that the hilt material...

Hello Russel, I'm thinking that the hilt material on your new gunong looks more likely to be tridacna than ivory or bone. Now this is based only on the photos you have posted and because of their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Robert
WOW :eek: :eek: :cool: The simple elegance of...

WOW :eek: :eek: :cool: The simple elegance of the silver and gold/swassa work is what (at least as far as I am concerned) makes this such an outstanding example. Add to that an extremely well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Robert
Hello Russel, That's a very interesting little...

Hello Russel, That's a very interesting little gunong you have acquired. After a little cleaning it should really shine up nicely. I will try to answer your question as best as I can. The hilt looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Robert
Semar, great catch on a really nice and complete...

Semar, great catch on a really nice and complete example of a kabeala . Can you tell me what the black portion of the hilt is made from, is it horn, lacquered cord, a hard wax mixture or something...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By Robert
I believe that this shows both sides of the blade...

I believe that this shows both sides of the blade on this dagger as the hole in the hilt is broken out on one side and not not the other. I hope this is of some help until better photos can be added...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Robert
Thank you Jose. Do you (or anyone else) know what...

Thank you Jose. Do you (or anyone else) know what group it was that made these bolos and because of the engraving on the blade, how intricate the carving is on both hilt and scabbard were they used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Robert
I agree, great looking pira Dave. :eek: I would...

I agree, great looking pira Dave. :eek: I would be happy with any pira as long as it is an older one and in good condition but finding one like this would be outstanding.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Robert
Well, it arrived today and I am very happy with...

Well, it arrived today and I am very happy with what showed up. I have added a few new photos but the do not do justice to the wood at all. Here are the overall blade measurements.

Total length is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Robert
Great news Detlef, I can't wait to see your...

Great news Detlef, I can't wait to see your photos. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Robert
Detlef and Barry, Thank you both for the...

Detlef and Barry, Thank you both for the information and the link. Being able to put an exact name and the location of where an item was made is always very important in any collection. The fact that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Robert
Bicol Bolo/Knife

Just picked this up off of epray. I don't have any information on the measurements other than what can be assumed by the one photo with the ruler in it. Unfortunately someone has put a coat of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Robert
Hello Drac2k, I am in agreement with Detlefs...

Hello Drac2k, I am in agreement with Detlefs opinion on age and origin of these pieces. I also agree with Carlos, great knives. I can tell you that I would be quite happy to be able to add any of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Robert
Excellent work, very well done. Best, Robert

Excellent work, very well done.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Robert
Hello everyone, and thank you all for your...

Hello everyone, and thank you all for your interest in this unique piece.

Detlef, The knife has a total length of 13-1/2 inches while the blade is 9 inches long, 1 inch at its widest and is slightly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,012
Posted By Robert
Hello Dave, Very nice bankung. This is the first...

Hello Dave, Very nice bankung. This is the first one that I think I have ever seen with a cockatoo pommel. As I am still looking for one of these to add to my own collection unfortunately I have no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, My knife is slightly larger with an...

Hello Detlef, My knife is slightly larger with an overall length of 14 inches and a blade length of 10-1/2 inches. The blade on my example (like quite a few knives I've seen) looks to have been made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Robert
Visayan Knife With Dogs Head Hilt

Hello everyone, Just wanted to share this interesting little knife/dagger that I picked up recently thanks to another forum member doing a little spring cleaning. It has a chisel ground blade, a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Sorry for not replying sooner but I...

Hello Detlef, Sorry for not replying sooner but I was trying to find these photos. As you can see these two are quite similar in appearance though mine has a wooden hilt while yours is made from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By Robert
Hello Jose, I am very happy to see that you were...

Hello Jose, I am very happy to see that you were able to acquire this rare piece for your collection. After being cleaned and polished it is now looking as it was originally intended to. Now it will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By Robert
Exclamation New U.S. Ban On Ivory Sales

Unfortunately our government has put a new ban in place on the sale of ivory in the United States. Details located here:...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Robert
Exclamation New U.S. Ban On Ivory Sales

Unfortunately our government has put a new ban in place on the sale of ivory in the United States. Details located here:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Robert
Hello imas560, As Tim has said your friends...

Hello imas560, As Tim has said your friends knife/short sword is from the Philippines/Luzon and because of the aluminium fittings is most likely of WWII or later age. Most of these that I have seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Robert
Hello Colin, I agree that the blade looks like a...

Hello Colin, I agree that the blade looks like a reworked machete blade possibly one by Robert Mole. The shallow fuller looks right for some of the WWII examples that I have seen. This does have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Robert
I wish you the best of luck in your search for...

I wish you the best of luck in your search for your first item. If I may make another suggestion, before you jump right into the market looking to make your first purchase do as much research/reading...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Robert
Great suggestion Vandoo. I have always done what...

Great suggestion Vandoo. I have always done what you have suggest here and did not even think to mention it to Edmoss.:o Thank you for bringing this up.

Best,
Robert
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