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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 07:30 PM
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Posted By CharlesS
Thanks for the additional input guys! Good stuff!

Thanks for the additional input guys! Good stuff!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By CharlesS
I certainly agree with Sajen here. Though I love...

I certainly agree with Sajen here. Though I love them myself, I have seen some Moro blades that would definitely disappoint whoever told you that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks for the input guys! Ariel, thanks so much...

Thanks for the input guys!

Ariel, thanks so much for high praise. It is true that I love to find a "twist" in a unique piece.

I can easily see this piece as a tool with only a secondary purpose as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By CharlesS
A Massive Dha/Daab With an Unique Blade

This all business dha/daab will win no awards for aesthetics, but it does have some interesting features. The blade is heavy and massive and 1/2in. thick at the forte. Whether held with two hands or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By CharlesS
Seeing the Zande shield in the mix shocked me a...

Seeing the Zande shield in the mix shocked me a little bit, but it really shouldn't when one considers how close the Zande were to the southern Sudan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By CharlesS
I believe recurved bayonets were also all the...

I believe recurved bayonets were also all the rage for a short while in the mid 19th century. Perhaps some influence from those???... though I am unaware of what bayonets the Filipinos would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By CharlesS
These are lovely Ron, and nothing like a good...

These are lovely Ron, and nothing like a good cleaning to get their full bling on!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By CharlesS
This is a lovely, period, panabas. The shield I...

This is a lovely, period, panabas.

The shield I am less convinced is Moro. Fifteen years ago I would have insisted it was Moro as a result of the hand and arm grips, but now I have seen far too many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks, Bill! Same here! Once you've got the...

Thanks, Bill! Same here! Once you've got the collector's bug, it's hard to shake!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By CharlesS
What is the material covering the...

What is the material covering the scabbard...tar/paint/resin of some sort? I am surprised it also extends to the fittings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By CharlesS
The bone looks to be a replacement, perhaps made...

The bone looks to be a replacement, perhaps made in two parts and glued together around the tang? Your thoughts, Bill?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By CharlesS
I agree with Sajen. Lovely piece with a later,...

I agree with Sajen. Lovely piece with a later, but not inappropriate, scabbard. Congrats on a nice find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By CharlesS
I agree with the statements above. The blade...

I agree with the statements above. The blade almost looks like it belongs on a Moro punal/gunong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By CharlesS
Battara, the hilt on the LP is no easy thing to...

Battara, the hilt on the LP is no easy thing to replicate and it looks like you did a nice job using historical examples. I especially like spherical finial... you seem to excel in finely crafted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks so much for sharing these amazing pics!

Thanks so much for sharing these amazing pics!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By CharlesS
Some of the spears from this region are among the...

Some of the spears from this region are among the most elegant and well made in Africa. I am especially fond of the elongated tapered spearheads like the one you have shown us.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By CharlesS
Detlef, nice knife and very rare blade form! ...

Detlef, nice knife and very rare blade form! Congrats. I especially like the hilt and scabbard carving.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By CharlesS
That's a lot of work, and very nicely done!

That's a lot of work, and very nicely done!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By CharlesS
Looks to be a gorgeous example after some...

Looks to be a gorgeous example after some restoration and 'tlc'.

Congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By CharlesS
Kai, I think the relative size of Moro weapons...

Kai,

I think the relative size of Moro weapons has as much to do with their being the weapons of seafarers and raiders, and to their stature, as much as a jungle environment. In period photos I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By CharlesS
I agree with Detlef in that I think the blade was...

I agree with Detlef in that I think the blade was once shortened. The spine's angle seems at the wrong place as it is...too close to the middle of the blade. Typically when I see a scabbard much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,220
Posted By CharlesS
Very nice Detlef! I like these elegant little...

Very nice Detlef! I like these elegant little knives.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,575
Posted By CharlesS
Ian, Def agree on the Maranao origins. Thanks...

Ian,

Def agree on the Maranao origins. Thanks for the insight on the "odd" luk. I was aware they were found on later kriss swords, but I am not sure I have even seen that angle luk in combination...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,575
Posted By CharlesS
On the second larger kriss I am noticing one...

On the second larger kriss I am noticing one uniquely angular luk close to the forte. I don't think that I have ever seen that in combination with more traditional "rounded" luks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,575
Posted By CharlesS
I noticed the Japanese(???) script on the...

I noticed the Japanese(???) script on the scabbard. I wonder if it was originally a Japanese pick up in WW2?
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