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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By Spunjer
Thumbs up kinda late in the party, but all i can say is,...

kinda late in the party, but all i can say is, that's one gorjeez kampy, Charles!! thank you for showing that to me at the show!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By Spunjer
Handling wise? they're all balanced. but if i...

Handling wise? they're all balanced. but if i have to pick a translator from stick to blade, i would go with this bad boy. it's light, and still sharp after all these years
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Spunjer
Ring on the finger signifies marriage to the...

Ring on the finger signifies marriage to the country. understand there's no divorce in Filipino culture, so in essence this signifies loyalty to death. notice it's on the right hand as well, which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By Spunjer
and here's one that's gonna throw you off. i'm...

and here's one that's gonna throw you off.
i'm willing to bet the original owner was from Panay
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By Spunjer
more...

more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By Spunjer
David, i think you're mistaking TFW with this...

David, i think you're mistaking TFW with this page, and i assure you, it is not the same. the page that xasterix is referring to is legitimate. i have learned more about Filipino swords on that fb...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By Spunjer
i'll start with these three. would these qualify,...

i'll start with these three. would these qualify, or are you looking for a particular profile?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By Spunjer
look for me there. S row. not far from Artzi....

look for me there. S row. not far from Artzi. i'll be bringing some toys. planning on thinning my core collection ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By Spunjer
nah, for buyo (betel nut), brah, lol. must've...

nah, for buyo (betel nut), brah, lol. must've been owned by a high ranking datu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By Spunjer
what i find unique in your piece, Bill, is the...

what i find unique in your piece, Bill, is the flamboyant carving on the handle.
i also find it unusual that handle like yours tend to be made out of wood, but yours is ivory, a unique quality. on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Spunjer
thanks all! Kai, as far as age, i'd put it on the...

thanks all!
Kai, as far as age, i'd put it on the first decade of the 20th century, as with the rest of them.
the ferrule on the far right is 14k
here's a couple more angles
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Spunjer
Flock of Barungs

snow's coming down, nothing else to do, so did some barung cleaning. while i'm at it, went ahead and took a family protrait.
enjoy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By Spunjer
ok, i see what you're saying. i should've looked...

ok, i see what you're saying.

i should've looked more closely on this particular piece i reckon. but like i said, i saw the inlay on the blade and that's all it took. i guess at that point, a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By Spunjer
i'm still not following what you're referring to,...

i'm still not following what you're referring to, Kai. so are you saying that the handle and scabbard are not original with the blade?


Kino, brah, Jolibee is fine dining lol. whatchu talking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By Spunjer
Kai, quite frankly, i didn't paid that much...

Kai,
quite frankly, i didn't paid that much attention at the inlays; i was more enamored with the naga on the blade. overall, i thought it was pretty consistent with barungs during the first quarter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By Spunjer
Here's an old panabas that has similar filework...

Here's an old panabas that has similar filework on the edge. i've lost the note that was taped on the handle, and i believe it says Mindanao, 1905 or 06, can't quite remember
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By Spunjer
Hello Drac. nice catch! you beat me by literally...

Hello Drac. nice catch! you beat me by literally half a second, lol
regarding the barung, i have the privilege of handling this before the auction. nothing in this particular barung says that it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
Posted By Spunjer
thank you for this. i've tried in my own way to...

thank you for this. i've tried in my own way to do likewise, but it's an uphill battle, so sometimes i feel like the best way is to just let it be.
but i do commend you and your page. madamo gid nga...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By Spunjer
Good idea, Ian also if you're already on FB, you...

Good idea, Ian
also if you're already on FB, you can follow and/or like the page. it's a gold mine of knowledge regarding Filipino weaponries
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By Spunjer
that page opened my eyes in regards to ilonggo...

that page opened my eyes in regards to ilonggo blades. or any filipino blades for that matter. best kept secret regarding filipino weaponries :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By Spunjer
"I also appreciate "the Knife or...

"I also appreciate "the Knife or Death," show as it does demonstrate the abilities of various different blade forms; an actual antique barong was used and it did surprisingly well."

the one using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,888
Posted By Spunjer
Ayos!

Ayos!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,888
Posted By Spunjer
Just a couple

Just a couple
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,927
Posted By Spunjer
good point on aluminum, Fernando! i'm not sure...

good point on aluminum, Fernando! i'm not sure about the knife on post #6; i can only vouch on the knife that's shown on post #8: this particular piece was a part of mine collection a few years ago....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,927
Posted By Spunjer
i don't remember having a date on that particular...

i don't remember having a date on that particular piece. i think whoever posted that picture is trying to say this particular dagger was made during the 19th century.
the whitish metal decorating the...
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