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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Rick
Question What defines this sword as a Kampilan? Is...

What defines this sword as a Kampilan?
Is Kampilan a generic term through out the islands?
Couldn't this sword also be called a Bangkung? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,524
Posted By Rick
I have seen so far not another mark like this...

I have seen so far not another mark like this one. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Rick
Question I know Iím not the sharpest knife in the drawer;...

I know Iím not the sharpest knife in the drawer; but how is this classified as a kampilan? This begs the question: how is a kampilan defined these days? Is it now just a term for a large Philippine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By Rick
Perhaps the tip has been reshaped. The fuller...

Perhaps the tip has been reshaped. The fuller seems to run into the edge bevel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Rick
Smile This thread might help. :)...

This thread might help. :)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Rick
Alan, you have hit upon my greatest frustration...

Alan, you have hit upon my greatest frustration with 'kerisology' ; for me it is like trying to hold a shelless egg.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Rick
Smile One of my daily walking buddies is a retired...

One of my daily walking buddies is a retired colonel with the 82nd; he also spent the early years of the war in the highlands interdicting supplies coming down from the North. He made over 200 jumps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By Rick
Smile Faturan

Interesting Gavin. I might have a bead of Faturan in my miscellaneous treasures drawer. It's large 2" long X 1" thick and has a clear cherry amber color and is at least 100 years old and shows signs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By Rick
I'd suspect it might be Bakelite then Gavin, it...

I'd suspect it might be Bakelite then Gavin, it is after all a polymer and as one that was introduced almost a century ago it would have by now accumulated a nice patina. I would guess your buckler...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By Rick
No Kai, it was this one; the patchy areas were...

No Kai, it was this one; the patchy areas were the closest I could come to anything like the OP.
I know it's not quite what you were looking for, but there was also a request for photos of Barungs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By Rick
Here's one of mine for comparison.

Here's one of mine for comparison.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Rick
Question What are the dimensions of this Kampilan; blade,...

What are the dimensions of this Kampilan; blade, hilt and overall length?
I've never seen repoussť eyes and okir in a plate that is nailed to the handle before, yet there are no carved details on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By Rick
Smile I too am curious Marius. :confused:

I too am curious Marius. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Rick
Smile This may help with improving picture quality. :)...

This may help with improving picture quality. :)

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10581&highlight=Photographing+Weapons
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th August 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Rick
Cool Mexican Shoe Form Amulet

Auction's ended.
Never saw one of these before, comments anyone ? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By Rick
What culture(s)? :confused:

What culture(s)? :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Rick
Smile I figure the partial handle shown in my avatar is...

I figure the partial handle shown in my avatar is probably Semar. :shrug:
He is mounted on one of my kerises in storage; I'll see if I can hunt him up and show you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Rick
Godspeed Berkley.

Godspeed Berkley.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Rick
Smile You're welcome Apolaki. I'm sorry but I'm not...

You're welcome Apolaki.
I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with the object he holds in his left hand nor the object clasped in his right hand between his thumb and fingers.
I would love to know however,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Rick
Smile It's always nice to be able to see the handle...

It's always nice to be able to see the handle from a few angles; it makes identification easier. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Rick
The only thing I can see that it has in common...

The only thing I can see that it has in common with a Kampilan is the handle and guard. Is this enough to label it as such? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By Rick
A thread died for this..

A thread died for this..
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By Rick
It could possibly date to the era of The Great...

It could possibly date to the era of The Great Migration which occurred fairly shortly after the success of the Plymouth colony. You are a lucky guy. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rick
Smile Not my culture, but I agree from a Westerner's...

Not my culture, but I agree from a Westerner's point of view.
'Less is more.'
To quote the noted architect Mies Vanderoh.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Rick
Just curious; can you provide dimensions for this...

Just curious; can you provide dimensions for this dagger Rsword?
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