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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:27 PM
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Posted By CharlesS
All Iron Lance Of The Dogon or Mossi People of West Africa

I picked up this strange, but elegant, all iron lance whose features seem to identify it as Dogon(Mali) or Mossi(Burkina Faso). The lance is just short of 7ft, with a blade that is 14.5in. long and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 29,015
Posted By CharlesS
NICE Collection! You clearly have good taste and...

NICE Collection! You clearly have good taste and have been quite selective in your gunong acquisitions. Lovely pieces!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By CharlesS
Exactly as Battara has said! This is one of the...

Exactly as Battara has said! This is one of the most lovely sikins I have seen in some time. Congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks for the comments and insights...

Thanks for the comments and insights guys!

Roland, I was not familiar with that site and am grateful for the reference. The photos alone are fascinating.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By CharlesS
"Artistic License" With a Moro Kampillan

Generally when one uses the terms "artistic license" the assumption is that they are an artist and as an "artist" they have made alterations to an original of some sort to meet their own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By CharlesS
Magnificent examples Kino! The second from the...

Magnificent examples Kino! The second from the right used to be in my collection!

Thanks for the comments and input guys!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By CharlesS
Moro Kriss Sword With Odd Open Scabbard

Just when I think I've seen it all with Moro kriss variations, I came across this one! The blade here is surprisingly one of the heaviest on a Moro kriss I have ever handled, just a real cleaver,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By CharlesS
Awesome find Battara, and on this one I see no...

Awesome find Battara, and on this one I see no indication that the pommel is made in two parts, unless it is cut horizontally and the cut is hidden by the silver ring.

I would assume as well that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks, as always, Kino! The pommel doesn't have...

Thanks, as always, Kino!

The pommel doesn't have any color deviation that might make me think it was wood. I think the two-part construction is a greater indicator of it be horn, that is, two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By CharlesS
The Moro Ball Pommel Kriss Sword

For many Moro collectors, the ball pommelled kriss sword is an impure anomaly. How could a ball-shaped pommel take the place of a traditional cockatoo/sarimanok pommel and all its pleasing aesthetic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By CharlesS
I am most inclined to agree with Sajen.

I am most inclined to agree with Sajen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By CharlesS
Very nice Tebu work, but IMHO I'm inclined to...

Very nice Tebu work, but IMHO I'm inclined to think a little later then Sajen suggested.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By CharlesS
Mel, I am more inclined to think this is a...

Mel, I am more inclined to think this is a Saka/Mongo spearhead. Note the similarities to this Saka knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By CharlesS
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By CharlesS
Jens, Thanks for the input and impressive...

Jens,

Thanks for the input and impressive photos! I had no idea about why so many of these pieces were lost...what a shame!

I do know it is next to impossible to find either of these weapons with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks guys! Miguel, thanks especially for your...

Thanks guys!

Miguel, thanks especially for your translation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks for the input, Bob, but I believe a jimpul...

Thanks for the input, Bob, but I believe a jimpul has a greater curve, and technically, doesn't have a stabbing "point/tip", only a cutting/hacking edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks, Ian! Always nice to get a response from...

Thanks, Ian! Always nice to get a response from you! Yes, this one is very sharp. Like you I am guessing these are far more lethal in the right hands with the right training. I am even guessing that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By CharlesS
A Nice Quality Moplah/Mapilla Knife

The Moplah, or Mapilla, are Muslims living along India's Malabar coast. Their style of knife/sword/chopper has become quite a famous form and is considered to originate in very ancient designs. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By CharlesS
A Unique European Hunting Sword With an Indo-Persian Wootz Blade

I have seen European hunting swords with "damascus" blades before, but have never seen one with a wootz blade, and an Islamic cartouche in addition. The blade here is of quality wootz, and I no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By CharlesS
An Unusual Dyak / Dayak Sword Type...any ideas?

I recently acquired the unique and interesting Dyak sword which seems to mimic a parang more than any specific Dyak sword style. The blade and hilt are clearly very old, with the hilt well carved and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By CharlesS
That's one strange 'bird', but fascinating!

That's one strange 'bird', but fascinating!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By CharlesS
The almost looks Ottoman inspired. Very...

The almost looks Ottoman inspired.

Very attractive piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By CharlesS
Congrats on one of the finest twistcores I have...

Congrats on one of the finest twistcores I have seen!

I believe it certainly pre-20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely kriss! The holes along the spine of the...

Lovely kriss!

The holes along the spine of the pommel and they nearly straight line of dark patina there make we wonder if there was a silver or suassa band across the top.

Battara, your thoughts?
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