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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Robert
Hello Russel, Very nice basic knife. I like these...

Hello Russel, Very nice basic knife. I like these very much. I have a question on the blade, is the upper edge of the blade sharpened from the tip all the way to the guard or is there a flat area...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Robert
If there is not a oversized tang socket in the...

If there is not a oversized tang socket in the handle and very little extra space to fill this is the best recipe for cutlers wax I've found so far. It also has the extra benefit of actually smelling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By Robert
Very nice catch Detlef, a great addition to your...

Very nice catch Detlef, a great addition to your growing collection of gunongs. I am saving my money for a very special item that I have been wanting to add to my collection for years so I haven't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Robert
Blue lander, Before you use Gorilla glue or...

Blue lander, Before you use Gorilla glue or anything else please consider removing the blade, cleaning the tang or all rust (which is more than likely what caused the wood to split in the first...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th October 2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Robert
Hello Dirk, Without any measurements to go by...

Hello Dirk,
Without any measurements to go by but with it being made from bronze I am wondering if this might not be a shot or powder measure of some kind. Whatever it is I like it. :D...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Robert
Hello Mahratt, Please download your photos...

Hello Mahratt, Please download your photos directly to your post. If you are not sure of how to do this you will find a detailed description here:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Robert
New photos.

New photos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Robert
The parang has arrived and it is much nicer than...

The parang has arrived and it is much nicer than the photos show it to be. The V grind blade is 9/32 inch thick at the hilt, 15-1/2 inches long measured in a straight line from hilt to tip and 1-3/8...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian and thank you for your thoughts on this...

Hello Ian and thank you for your thoughts on this item. Parang was my first thought also, but the clipped point was throwing me off. Most it not all of the ones that I have seen (with this basic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Robert
Beautiful armour Sentrad, thank you very much for...

Beautiful armour Sentrad, thank you very much for posting. If it is not too much to ask how long has this been part of your collection and how did you acquire it. Did it come with the provenance you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Robert
I would like to thank everyone for their help and...

I would like to thank everyone for their help and opinions on how and what to do and not to do to help me in the preservation of this shield. As of this time I have only done a light cleaning with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Robert
Question Identification Help Needed

I am hoping that someone here on the forum can help me to identify this rather different knife. It is the top one in the photo below and as these are the only decent photos I have until it arrives I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Robert
Does this help at all?

Does this help at all?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Robert
Drac2k, After doing a search on the net and...

Drac2k, After doing a search on the net and actually going out and checking various commercial products I have found that quite a few of the ones I can find are not much more than a mixture of olive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Robert
As the scabbard on your example seems to have a...

As the scabbard on your example seems to have a raised central ridge I would say that making a new toe piece similar to the lower one shown in Vandoo's photo above would be a fair representation of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Robert
STT, I totally agree with Spunjers...

STT, I totally agree with Spunjers recommendations on how to remove and reset the hilt and what to use as a replacement adhesive. The only thing I might add is that from what I can see in your photos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Robert
Hello Nonoy, and thank you for your advice. I...

Hello Nonoy, and thank you for your advice. I have cleaned the dust and lint from it using a clean paint brush and canned air like used to clean dust from keyboards. I then applied some ren wax to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Robert
Blue Lander, Very nice knife and great...

Blue Lander, Very nice knife and great information as well. Could you post a few more detailed photos of the knife showing the blade and hilt in a better light? Having the knife with its original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Robert
Thank you Detlef for your reply and advice on...

Thank you Detlef for your reply and advice on this. It is hard to believe that out of all the experts here that none have had experience with an item in this condition, or that no other advice is...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th October 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By Robert
Looking For A Bontoc Axe

Hello everyone, I am looking for a nice older Bontoc axe to add to my collection. I would prefer a trade or partial trade if possible. Please contact me by either PM or you can email me at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Robert
The shield arrived today and I am more than happy...

The shield arrived today and I am more than happy with it. The bit of damage that Detlef pointed out looks to have been caused by a strike from something with a sharpened edge. The blow did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Robert
I think that I would call it a tenegre. If it...

I think that I would call it a tenegre. If it wasn't for the tapered scabbard tip I might have guessed that this could have been an older sword refitted to a more modern taste. Either way I like it....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Robert
And another great score, you've been busy. Nice...

And another great score, you've been busy. Nice lamination on this one. I don't know about the horn collar being a feature seen only on Borneo barongs, but the experts I'm sure will answer that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Robert
Great barong with a wonderfully carved hilt and...

Great barong with a wonderfully carved hilt and scabbard and no damage that I could see. I would think about polishing the silver ferrule if it were mine. Can you get any photos that show the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, The shield is scheduled to arrive...

Hello Detlef, The shield is scheduled to arrive on Monday if everything goes right and I will post them then. As this is my first large wooden piece what should and should not be done to it as far as...
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