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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Ian
Here are a couple of provenanced ones from...

Here are a couple of provenanced ones from Herbert Krieger's, The Collection of Primitive Weapons and Armor of the Philippine Islands in the United States National Museum, published by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ian
Just to put this example in line with my earlier...

Just to put this example in line with my earlier analysis, here are pictures showing the geometry of this kampilan around the central axis of the blade. In terms of the proposed classification, this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ian
Oliver: No, those thoughts were only posted on...

Oliver:

No, those thoughts were only posted on the old forum for discussion. I was hoping we would have more provenanced pieces before disseminating the ideas more widely. It is so hard to find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ian
Oliver: Thanks for posting this one. I had...

Oliver:

Thanks for posting this one. I had been following the auction and was outbid for it! Are you the lucky owner now?

I had exchanged emails with Battara several days ago about his thoughts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: Work is keeping me very busy at the...

Spiral:

Work is keeping me very busy at the moment and I have not been able to spend as much time here as I would like.

Your detailed responses to some of my comments would suggest that you are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By Ian
Detlef: I have not found lamination to be a...

Detlef:

I have not found lamination to be a common feature for gunong. None of the ones I presently own have laminated blades. They do occur but seem to be fairly uncommon.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: I think we need to look at the...

Spiral:

I think we need to look at the Oldman's catalog with a critical eye as to the attributions of the items shown as Burmese. While it is possible that these may have been found and brought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By Ian
What a sweet little gunong Detlef. Jose does...

What a sweet little gunong Detlef. Jose does lovely work.

I think the valuable metal may have been stripped from this knife originally because of its value. Recently, I have been in touch with an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Ian
Yes, Charles, I think you have a good estimate of...

Yes, Charles, I think you have a good estimate of age on this one. The blade is probably older than the hilt. Early to mid-20th C seems right for the hilt.

Very interesting and attractive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Ian
Nice kamp Charles! I think the blade is most...

Nice kamp Charles! I think the blade is most likely "Moro" (Maguindanao or Maranao) but the hilt is distinctly "Lumad."

The guard looks very much like to T'boli work, especially the brass loops....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Ian
Hi David: Mt Apo is a beautiful mountain to...

Hi David:

Mt Apo is a beautiful mountain to visit. It is just outside Davao City and looms over that city of over a million people. There is a national sanctuary there for the Philippine eagle....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: From memory, the bevel angle was a...

Spiral:

From memory, the bevel angle was a little flatter on the cutting edge versus the back edge, but I don't have that one with me at the moment.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Aaah! Interesting. No wonder Berk's comment...

Aaah! Interesting. No wonder Berk's comment seemed so familiar...

That particular section was written by Andrew, if I recall correctly, so perhaps that is what I was remembering. In any case, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: I have not etched all of my dha, and...

Spiral:

I have not etched all of my dha, and many more that I have handled have not been etched either, so it's really hard to say how many are laminated.

The older ones (pre 1900) that I etched...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Ian
Jose: Your restoration work is second to none...

Jose:

Your restoration work is second to none IMO. I remember how you brought my old barung back to life with its brass inlaid blade, and how much you toiled on that piece until it was right and you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: I see only two styles. The man at far...

Spiral:

I see only two styles. The man at far left has a more expensive silver hilted dha but the others have similar swords: round straight hilts wrapped with rattan strips, in wooden scabbards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Someone else has heard of the British using...

Someone else has heard of the British using native dha to arm their troops during WWII. See comments by Berkeley on this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: I'm pretty sure that there would...

Spiral:

I'm pretty sure that there would not have been a whole lot of these dha sold in Burma. Consider the following economics.

The cost of the Kachin dha was 47s 6d per dozen, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Gavin: You are absolutely right. The...

Gavin:

You are absolutely right. The Kachin have used Shan style dha for a long time. That the British had Burmese/Kachin troops wearing Shan style dha is well documented in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Spiral: That's a very interesting old catalog....

Spiral:

That's a very interesting old catalog. The prices for these machete seem quite high for the late 19th and early 20th C (when this company was still operating under the name "William Hunt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Ian
Here is one that I picked up a couple of years...

Here is one that I picked up a couple of years ago. It has a more deeply clipped blade than most. Length 11.5 inches: blade 7.0 inches, hilt 4.5 inches. Definitely made for a small hand, perhaps for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Ian
Technically, this style of Naga sword has been...

Technically, this style of Naga sword has been called a sword-dao (see Rawson, The Indian Sword, and this link http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/nagadao/index.html).

For a more detailed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Ian
The style of hilt certainly fits with a Central...

The style of hilt certainly fits with a Central Luzon origin, probably Spanish influenced with that D-guard, although we should not forget the significant Filipino-Chinese community in Luzon also and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Ian
If you have an account with one of the image...

If you have an account with one of the image hosting sites, such as Photobucket, you can insert graphics anywhere in your Vikingsword message by inserting a link to specific graphics in your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By Ian
GIO: Thanks very much for the translation....

GIO:

Thanks very much for the translation. It is disappointing and not very helpful information, as you correctly noted.

I think the final section of your translation was perhaps the most...
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