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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By Robert
And here is one I have in my collection with a...

And here is one I have in my collection with a blade profile and chisel work (though a little more elaborate) that is somewhat similar to Peter's example, but with a medial ridge on both sides of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By Robert
Yes definitely Filipino. A wonderful piece and a...

Yes definitely Filipino. A wonderful piece and a great addition to your collection. When you get tired of looking at it you can send it my way. :D If this were listed on a certain online auction it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,613
Posted By Robert
I have a few of the Luzon brass and copper bladed...

I have a few of the Luzon brass and copper bladed daggers, have been able to handle a few more besides and have as of yet seen one where the blade was of bronze. In answer to Blue Landers question on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Robert
Hello Ryanevest and welcome to the forum. First...

Hello Ryanevest and welcome to the forum. First things first, please read the "Forum Registration And Rules" sticky as well as the "Posting Photos" sticky both of which are located towards the top of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,613
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, I would not worry too much about...

Hello Detlef,
I would not worry too much about this being a small piece made for tourist as most of the ones of this style I've seen are from 10/12 inches in length. As Jose has pointed out the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,838
Posted By Robert
Thank you Jose. I was only wondering because some...

Thank you Jose. I was only wondering because some of the silver inlay that I have seen has had that dead dull look to it like easy silver solder gets if left exposed to the air for too long. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,838
Posted By Robert
Another beautiful example of work masterfully...

Another beautiful example of work masterfully executed by Jose. If you do not mind my asking, when doing this type of restoration work are you using dead soft sterling wire for the inlay or silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, I happy to see this thread brought...

Hello Ian, I happy to see this thread brought back into the light of day again. If I remember correctly the sword you posted is not only one of the best examples of this style that I have ever seen,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Robert
Hello Marklefont, I am moving this from the...

Hello Marklefont, I am moving this from the Miscellania Forum to the Ethnographic Weapons Forum where it should receive more attention and give you a better chance of having your questions answered. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Robert
As there is no reason to be running two threads...

As there is no reason to be running two threads on the same items I am closing this one from further comments. Anyone wishing to comment on these items can do so on the "Hello All Help Please" thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Robert
Carlos, I am very happy to see that you are the...

Carlos, I am very happy to see that you are the one who won this wonderful piece and for one, very jealous of your good fortune. I am looking forward to seeing new photos of it after it arrives and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Robert
As for cleaning the blade, if it were mine I...

As for cleaning the blade, if it were mine I would remove the verdigris from the blade so it does not spread any further. I would then take a piece of dry coarse cloth and use it to polish the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Robert
Very interesting Bluelander, Could you post a...

Very interesting Bluelander, Could you post a little more information on it such as the measurements? This is only the second gunong that I have seen with a copper blade. The other was listed on ebay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Robert
I'm an Aries so that would be me. Please send the...

I'm an Aries so that would be me. Please send the sword ASAP you know the address. :D Wonderful sword Detlef.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By Robert
Jose, Detlef Vandoo and Rick, Thank you all for...

Jose, Detlef Vandoo and Rick, Thank you all for your kind words on the work I have done on the Mandaya dagger. I am very happy that it has met with your approval. I really enjoyed doing what I could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Robert
Yes, a most wonderful piece. I hope that you do...

Yes, a most wonderful piece. I hope that you do not mind that I have taken the liberty to brighten one of your photos to help show some of the detailing of the hilt. As Jose has suggested please post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Robert
Gentlemen, please keep any political commentary...

Gentlemen, please keep any political commentary you have to yourself as it has "NO" place on this forum. Any discussion of ways of circumventing any laws is also forbidden. If you find it necessary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Robert
I totally agree that the one piece stamped...

I totally agree that the one piece stamped "MS" is of WWII (or even a little earlier) vintage and shows much better craftsmanship than the other two shiny pieces that to me look to be definitely post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Robert
TheMarmotGuy, I hope that you do not mind, but I...

TheMarmotGuy, I hope that you do not mind, but I have taken the liberty to do a little editing to your photos to help those how will be trying to help answer the questions that you have ask about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Robert
Trenchwarfare, You have been here long enough to...

Trenchwarfare, You have been here long enough to know that asking for an evaluation of any item goes against forum policy. I suggest that you might want to re-read the forum rules to help from making...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Robert
I am closing this thread from further discussion...

I am closing this thread from further discussion due to the fact that this sword is currently for sale at auction.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, And another very nice sword added...

Hello Detlef, And another very nice sword added to your collection. Would the chains have originally ended with small bells, triangular pieces of brass or other decorative objects as I have seen on...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By Robert
It looks as though things have been straightened...

It looks as though things have been straightened out so the thread is now open again for discussion.

Best,
Robert
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Robert
Hello Brandy_zombie, As for your sword, I believe...

Hello Brandy_zombie, As for your sword, I believe that your sword would be more suited to the European section of this forum. So if you don't mind I will move it there for you. Seeing as this is your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Robert
Unfortunately because of physical limitations I...

Unfortunately because of physical limitations I cannot give a truly accurate description of how it handles, but will do the best that I can. As I am really not used to handling this style of sword...
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