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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
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: 482
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?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By CharlesS
What a great find. Congrats! I believe it is at...

What a great find. Congrats! I believe it is at the latest early 19th century, but likely much older. Super piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By CharlesS
Looks to be a classic Sumatran 'parang...

Looks to be a classic Sumatran 'parang Palembang'...and a nice one! It may go by other names as well. Please see:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13812&highlight=parang+palembang
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By CharlesS
I do so like these lovely knives. This is a great...

I do so like these lovely knives. This is a great example, and I agree with the hilt being bone. The patina is lovely.

Another great fine Detlef!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,924
Posted By CharlesS
Amazing piece Dajak!...and to remain in such...

Amazing piece Dajak!...and to remain in such lovely condition. Congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By CharlesS
Jentayu, Thanks so much for this pics, and...

Jentayu,

Thanks so much for this pics, and confirmation of what others have said. Your sewar is AMAZING! What is the hilt material? It looks both beautiful and unique. You also helped answer a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By CharlesS
Roland, I have wondered this exact same thing...

Roland, I have wondered this exact same thing myself, but keep getting consistent feedback that it is Moro twistcore.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By CharlesS
Looks like it's going to be a stunner!!! Are you...

Looks like it's going to be a stunner!!! Are you planning to clean it up a bit? The gray color of the blade suggests perhaps wootz!

Detlef, congrats on a lovely and unique find!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely and Unique Indonesian Sewar

Here is nice old sewar I picked up with a very good provenance dating from a collection started in 1890, and ended in 1920.

This old sewar has some lovely features and a very unusual hilt. When I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By CharlesS
As always, thanks, Ian.

As always, thanks, Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By CharlesS
Ian, Any ideas about the date it was produced....

Ian,

Any ideas about the date it was produced. It's in great condition but has seen some time. I don't think it is new.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By CharlesS
Ferric Chloride, and a heavier than usual dose. I...

Ferric Chloride, and a heavier than usual dose. I will eventually re-etch it or wipe it down with oil and 0000 steel wool to lighten up the darkness of the current etch just a bit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By CharlesS
Marius, I couldn't agree more. I don't think...

Marius,

I couldn't agree more. I don't think this is the original or "natural" state of the barung. I did this dark etch ONLY for the sake of photography and showing the complex twisting on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By CharlesS
I'd Love to Learn More About This N. Philippines Sword

I bought this because it was a bargain, and in such good shape. I recognized it as Filipino, but admittedly know nothing more about it. I am only recently starting to study N. Filipino blades.

So,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely Old Barung With Twistcore

I bought this barung two weeks again because I liked the profile of the blade. At that time it was just a gray blade with absolutely no hint of pattern welding....I just liked the long elegant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By CharlesS
Being an old tourist piece would be a distinct...

Being an old tourist piece would be a distinct possibility, but I would think that tourists would be more drawn to more blingy objects than this quite plain thing.

The blades do have tempered edges,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By CharlesS
These are lovely examples. Identifying the...

These are lovely examples. Identifying the origins of Indonesian and Malay spears can be very difficult because some of the same characteristics associated with them, like the silver ferrules, often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By CharlesS
Unusual Double Piso Halasan

I am not especially sure what the practicality of the combining two piso halasans is, but none the less here is an old combo pair that I believe date to the early 20th century. The pair is identical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 88,911
Posted By CharlesS
Shown as "Moros", this old postcard...

Shown as "Moros", this old postcard seems to include some Bagobos as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By CharlesS
Great shield! I think it's one of the nicest I...

Great shield! I think it's one of the nicest I have seen with the tattoos.

Congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By CharlesS
Many of the sickle swords had the function of...

Many of the sickle swords had the function of going around the enormous shields of the various peoples of the region. Eventually, they became status symbols. Some of the heavier Ngombe/Ngbandi ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks Iain. I agree the baldric mount looks a...

Thanks Iain. I agree the baldric mount looks a bit odd, but its age seems commensurate with the rest and it is really quite worn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By CharlesS
That's one of the finest panabas I have ever...

That's one of the finest panabas I have ever seen...congrats! It is surely datu class. Great craftsmanship from top to bottom!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By CharlesS
A Massive and All Business Old Manding Sword

Here is a very unusual Manding sword, likely from the first half of the 20th century. It is rather plain, especially its scabbard, by Manding standards. It is the largest Manding sword I have ever...
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