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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ian
Hi kai, Thanks for your thoughtful...

Hi kai,

Thanks for your thoughtful responses.

My alpha-numeric system provides unique identifiers, but the numeric part may not be unique because I start each alpha-group from the number...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Ian
Thanks Ken. I have a similar approach to...

Thanks Ken.

I have a similar approach to accounting for expenditures and sales. Because this information may be audited at some time (I've been audited twice by the IRS already), I put the tax...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Ian
Question What records do you keep of your collection?

In a recent discussion (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25047), Alan Maisey made some really important, from the heart, comments that struck me as worthy of a whole separate topic....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By Ian
Hi Nihl: Ariel may be able to help with your...

Hi Nihl:

Ariel may be able to help with your question about origins of the laz bichaq.

You mention atypical examples of the laz bichaq (a.k.a. Black Sea yataghan), and I think I have one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 340
Posted By Ian
Blade resembles a Moro bangkung on steroids :D

Blade resembles a Moro bangkung on steroids :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By Ian
The style of large knife you show is common in...

The style of large knife you show is common in northern Laos/Vietnam and has a strong Chinese flavor. This has already been discussed by others.

The open scabbard is one of many styles and was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Ian
Hi Stefan. Good luck with your search for that...

Hi Stefan.


Good luck with your search for that particular book. I picked up my copy a while back and it was going for $90 then. Now the price has rocketed and I have not seen one for less than $175...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Ian
Hello ashkenaz. Thanks for posting these...

Hello ashkenaz.

Thanks for posting these two interesting Lumad kampilan. They are firsts for me in terms of ornamentation. As Battara has noted, the top one looks T'boli--although not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Ian
In Ron Flook's book "British and...

In Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives," (1999) a close match to this machete is found in Plate 481. This is classified as a Mk III British klewang-style machete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Ian
Hi Hombre. As Wayne has indicated this is a WWII...

Hi Hombre. As Wayne has indicated this is a WWII "Chindit" machete of British design that was made in India for troops making excursions into Burma. I will look up the model number and post it here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Ashkenaz, you raise some good points, although...

Ashkenaz, you raise some good points, although I'm not sure how we would test your theory. It's possible that the kampilan was used in the past by members of the Sulu groups, and subsequently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Ian
Hi ashkenaz. Thanks for sharing those pics of...

Hi ashkenaz.

Thanks for sharing those pics of tabas and panabas. We've been talking about the similarities between these two for 20+ years on this Forum, and you can find some of those discussions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,758
Posted By Ian
Unfortunately not. There is nothing to describe...

Unfortunately not. There is nothing to describe this sword on the site that Albert referenced.
Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,567
Posted By Ian
Thanks Dajak. Good to see another example.

Thanks Dajak. Good to see another example.
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Ian
Price USD 180.00 + shipping from Australia. ...

Price USD 180.00 + shipping from Australia.

Item available on this Forum until May 30, 2019 after which time it will go to auction.

Open to anyone who wishes to contact me via this forum or...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Ian
Price reduction to USD 425.00 + shipping from...

Price reduction to USD 425.00 + shipping from Australia.

Item available on this Forum until May 30, 2019 after which time it will go to auction.

Open to anyone who wishes to contact me via...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Ian
Price USD 700.00 + shipping from Australia. ...

Price USD 700.00 + shipping from Australia.

Item available on this Forum until May 30, 2019 after which time it will go to auction.

Open to anyone who wishes to contact me via this forum or...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By Ian
New limited time offer ...

Price reduction to USD 700.00 + shipping from Australia.

Item available on this Forum until May 30, 2019 after which time it will go to auction.

Open to anyone who wishes to contact me via...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ian
Hi carlos: The ink inscription on the sheath is...

Hi carlos:


The ink inscription on the sheath is frustratingly unclear in the picture. Can you read it more clearly by direct inspection?


Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,758
Posted By Ian
Hello Albert. Always good to hear from you and...

Hello Albert. Always good to hear from you and thanks for the link. Here is the sword that you referred to. A very nice example of the style.



Ian.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Ian
In the first sentence of his Introduction to the...

In the first sentence of his Introduction to the 1880 book, Egerton says that he started his collection in India in 1855. This suggests that he assembled his collection over a short period of 2-3...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,758
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: Very interesting presentation of...

Hi Detlef:

Very interesting presentation of this sword type and yours adds some slight variations from the others but definitely in the same family. What nationality are the coins?

Regards,

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ian
Hi RM: Welcome to the Forum! You did fine in...

Hi RM:

Welcome to the Forum! You did fine in your posting of pics, etc.

This may well be a 19th C. Georgian kindjal, but others here are far more expert than I am and they can likely pin it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Ian
Hi Lee: Nice example of the utility knife found...

Hi Lee:


Nice example of the utility knife found in mainland SE Asia. Mainly used for cutting rattan, but also a general purpose knife. I've seen these in Thailand and Laos, and they are said to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ian
Hi Ramba: Welcome to the Forum and congrats on...

Hi Ramba:

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on a really neat find. If you plan to sell it, you might like to take advantage of the Swap Forum on this site.

Ian
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