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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Ian
Well said Ed!!!

Well said Ed!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 03:07 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hmm...similar but different I think.

Hmm...similar but different I think.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 02:51 AM
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Views: 285
Posted By Ian
Straight-bladed yataghan

Looking through the excellent museum compilation, I noted this interesting piece. A straight yataghan said to be from a cut down saber. Here is the Museum entry:
In referring to the hilt as "bone,"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Ian
A free online copy is a wonderful service...

A free online copy is a wonderful service provided by the Museum. Thanks for the heads up gp.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Inability to post in Swap ...

gp,

Only the originator of a post or Vikingsword staff can post a reply to a thread in Swap. That's why you were unable to post a reply.
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ian
Looks like a Filipino ginunting. :confused:

Looks like a Filipino ginunting. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,818
Posted By Ian
Exclamation We are a diverse group here

I would like to remind folks that these forums are for a wide group of collectors and other interested parties, not all of whom are experts or have particular knowledge of what they are interested...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Ian
Hi drac, What an interesting looking...

Hi drac,


What an interesting looking sword with a full length tang peined over the end of the brass hilt. The shape of the pommel resembles the lotus bud style seen on dha/daab, but I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, Your example is another...

Hi Rob,

Your example is another central/northern Luzon piece, possibly Kapangan or Ilokano in manufacture. I think yours is somewhat later in manufacture, probably post WWII. These were common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Ian
I agree Battara. That leather wrap at the throat...

I agree Battara. That leather wrap at the throat does have a Visayan flavor and the brass bands would also be consistent. Maybe a later pairing of blade and scabbard :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Ian
This appears to be a wavy-bladed dagger made in...

This appears to be a wavy-bladed dagger made in Luzon. The date implies it came from the early period of U.S. occupation following the Spanish-American War. There are quite a few D-guard weapons from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Ian
Nihl: Thank you for your careful work in...

Nihl:

Thank you for your careful work in defining what seems to be the local descriptor for the (so-called) laz bicaq.

As others have noted, your findings deserve careful consideration. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By Ian
Hi motan, Always nice to find a hidden gem...

Hi motan,

Always nice to find a hidden gem in an otherwise inauspicious lot. Congrats. Knowledge is a great asset.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Ian
This one belongs in the keris forum and I'm...

This one belongs in the keris forum and I'm sending it there for an expert appraisal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderators' comment

Please take any mention of valuations to PM or email, not on this discussion forum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Ian
There are at least three reasons I can think of...

There are at least three reasons I can think of for small bladed barung. Concealment, scaled down for a boy, or scaled down for a woman (Moro women did fight beside men if needed).

The smallest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ian
William, We don't discuss valuations on the...

William,

We don't discuss valuations on the discussion forum. Please take such discussions to PM or email with other members.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 50,080
Posted By Ian
newyorkcobra, Welcome to the forum. Pictures...

newyorkcobra,

Welcome to the forum. Pictures would help get detailed information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,162
Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, Exchanges of goods and crafts...

Hi Rob,

Exchanges of goods and crafts (including craftsmen) between regions along the Mediterranean coast and inland has been ongoing for millennia. Diffusion of styles has been inevitable, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,387
Posted By Ian
majacobson, Thanks for showing another...

majacobson,


Thanks for showing another old example of Taiwanese weapons. The quiver is a great find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,258
Posted By Ian
majacobson, Welcome to the Forum. Two...

majacobson,


Welcome to the Forum. Two very nice older examples of these knives. Thanks for sharing them here.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Ian
Moving this one to the Euro forum.

Moving this one to the Euro forum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Timeout needed

Gentlemen.

Please! I have risen from my COVID bed to see, yet again, that this type of bickering is just not called for. Why is it that when it comes to things even vaguely Russian there is this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By Ian
Thanks mercenary! A beautiful sword and made as a...

Thanks mercenary! A beautiful sword and made as a weapon for use. Excellent
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By Ian
I assume the decorations on the hilt and scabbard...

I assume the decorations on the hilt and scabbard are akin to niello. In any case, the work is well done and very attractive. Quick question. Is the sword rather bulky and "blade heavy in the hand."...
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