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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi shayde: The odds of finding a genuine...

Hi shayde:

The odds of finding a genuine bargain for a Luristan axe through online sources must be exceedingly small given the large number of reproductions around. For that reason alone, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Ian
Thank you Alan. Very interesting observation.

Thank you Alan. Very interesting observation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Ian
Hi francantolin: I have to agree with Detlef....

Hi francantolin:

I have to agree with Detlef. There are a fair number of these around. They are made for the tourist trade primarily.

Ian.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ian
Moved to Euro Armoury as suggested.

Moved to Euro Armoury as suggested.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Ian
Hi "27": While the naming of your...

Hi "27":

While the naming of your weapon has been established, I think folks have forgotten to note that it is quite a nice example of its type--nothing very fancy, but a well forged blade, nicely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
A little more on T'boli metalworking

In thinking about Kai's comments, I was prompted to refer back to a classic book on T'boli culture: T'boli Art in Its Socio-Cultural Context, by Gabriel S. Casal (Ayala Museum, Makati, 1978, 228 pp)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
Hi Kai: Yes, I think it is moot ... Not...

Hi Kai:

Yes, I think it is moot ...

Not sure I agree totally with the bangkung analogy. The similarity to a bangkung is in overall length but not necessarily in blade profile. A defining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
Ashkenaz, Here are a couple of pictures of a...

Ashkenaz,

Here are a couple of pictures of a T'boli and a Bagobo small kampilan. They are each shorter than the Moro kampilan and are more in the nature of large knives rather than swords. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Ian
:D

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 02:11 AM
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Views: 421
Posted By Ian
Hi Leif: Nice pictures of the family and it...

Hi Leif:

Nice pictures of the family and it is getting quite large. You may become the next "tito gunong."

Your newest addition is a nice clean example of its type, and maybe a little older...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Ian
Hi Fernando, Would this style of polearm not...

Hi Fernando,

Would this style of polearm not fall into the category of a glaive?

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Ian
Hello ashkenaz: Thank you for the...

Hello ashkenaz:

Thank you for the question about Lumad weapons. Yes is the short answer to your question, but not usually as long as Moro kampilan and with different hilt styles peculiar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Ian
Charles, Here is Figure 47 from Cato's book...

Charles,

Here is Figure 47 from Cato's book Moro Swords. Another example of what we have been talking about is shown on the far right. Again, this appears to be a Maranao kris of about the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Ian
Yep, combination of the single sharp terminus and...

Yep, combination of the single sharp terminus and smoothly waved luk are found on some Mindanao kris of that period.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles: That feature is found sometimes...

Hi Charles:

That feature is found sometimes on c. 1900 and later kris, generally the larger and heavier varieties from Mindanao. The one shown here seems to be Maranao in origin if we go by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Ian
Hi Zach: That's a pretty rough knife you...

Hi Zach:

That's a pretty rough knife you show--village blacksmith quality with lots of hammer marks and little or no attempt to grind it to shape. Could be from Sudan too.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Ian
Yes, it does show a twist core pattern. Very nice...

Yes, it does show a twist core pattern. Very nice sword and unusual. The notion that it could be a transition sword between the shorter, slimmer versions of the 18th C, and later, broader-bladed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Ian
Mercenary, I have spent the last two days going...

Mercenary, I have spent the last two days going through my books and online searches for a similar "fox" mark and found nothing. There is a little information on the European Armoury forum about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Ian
Kubur: Which mark are you referring to--do you...

Kubur:

Which mark are you referring to--do you mean the mark on the sword that is the subject of this thread?

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Ian
Agree with Jose that this is probably an early...

Agree with Jose that this is probably an early 19th C. Sulu kris. The traditional finish on the blade would be to polish it with very fine sandpaper and then etch the blade to show its pattern. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Ian
Hi marius, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on...

Hi marius,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this fascinating topic. What you describe is typical of ethnographic research--boots on the ground, filling copious notebooks with data, immersed in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles, Yes, very surprising that this...

Hi Charles,

Yes, very surprising that this would be an Indian knife from one of the "aboriginal" cultures. The ricasso suggests to me that it may have some European influence--I don't think it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Ian
Egerton's book has a similar example that he...

Egerton's book has a similar example that he lists as Coorg and describes simply as a "chooper." That one does not have a covering to the tip.


Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Ian
Obscure knife--Kota "kris"

One could be forgiven thinking this is a European or perhaps a Philippine dagger, but it actually comes from the Kota people of the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu in India. The picture is from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Ian
Hi Nihl, Welcome to the forum. You have a PM. ...

Hi Nihl,

Welcome to the forum. You have a PM.

Ian.
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