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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Rick
Cool That 'richly decorated' Paiwan knife near the...

That 'richly decorated' Paiwan knife near the bottom of the page is a picture I took of one that was in my possession. :)
I have since sold it on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Rick
I don't have much of any knowledge about these;...

I don't have much of any knowledge about these; but it would seem that the two on the left side might be users, big enough to be useful conceal carry weapons.
I guess the jury is still out on their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Very nice, instant collection! :D

Very nice, instant collection! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Rick
Smile ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5423&highlight=siraui :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Rick
I like file work on a blade. Unfortunately I have...

I like file work on a blade. Unfortunately I have no antique examples to show. It surely adds a little class to the look of the knife. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Rick
Smile Very Nice!

It looks like the decorative file work was only applied to one side of the spine.
Can we see a shot looking downward at this feature please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Rick
Honestly; it looks like something made for sale...

Honestly; it looks like something made for sale to 'those who travel for pleasure' and a rather poor example of such an object to boot.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th September 2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rick
Could this have been attached to the breast piece...

Could this have been attached to the breast piece of a horse harness where the three straps meet? It would seem about the proper size for this. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By Rick
Looking closer, I don't think the ring is niello...

Looking closer, I don't think the ring is niello it's engraved. The horse hoof pommel is reminiscent of Filipino motifs. The blade has a T spine from what I can see. I don't recall T spine Filipino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By Rick
Would the slot at the base of the knucklebow be...

Would the slot at the base of the knucklebow be intended for the attachment of a sword knot? Is that niello on the ring at the hoof? Would the three holes on the horseshoe be intended for decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd September 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rick
A Belt Applique

Makes sense.

http://www.la-detection.com/dp/message-2902.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
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, 02:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,736
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,507
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, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
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, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
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, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,245
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, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,245
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, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,298
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 26th August 2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,298
Posted By Rick
Here's one of mine for comparison.

Here's one of mine for comparison.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,572
Posted By Rick
Smile I too am curious Marius. :confused:

I too am curious Marius. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
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
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