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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Ian
Hi Stu: Thanks for the ID of the gun and its...

Hi Stu:

Thanks for the ID of the gun and its difference from the Tanchika. I like these pictures too. These Albanian guys really were very colorful and had a mean look to them--they often shaved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Ian
Unusual Albanian knife

A recent thread on Albanian Arnautka (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23866) contained some pics from one of my favorite ethnographic artists, Jean-Léon Gerome, who painted some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Ian
True. However, the displaced groups tended to...

True. However, the displaced groups tended to retain much of their original cultural identity for some time, and it usually took a few generations for cultural mixing (such as intermarrying) to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Ian
Hi TS: Yes, there does seem to be some...

Hi TS:

Yes, there does seem to be some melding of styles with modern Filipino knives. Based on personal observations, I think the commercial production of "mixed" styles probably started in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef: Unfortunately, I was not the high...

Hi Detlef:

Unfortunately, I was not the high bidder. It went for about $20 more than I wanted to pay. As far as being from Batangas or Bicol, I think one could argue for either. The wider blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Ian
Unusual Filipino knife

One of our fellow Forumites recently sold this unusual Filipino knife online. At first sight it seems to be Visayan plamingko, but on closer inspection it does not have the customary blind tang hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Ian
Hi Fernando: A very nice example of a rare knife...

Hi Fernando:

A very nice example of a rare knife in its even rarer double-bladed form. Nice to have the velvet padding for the grip and the double scabbard, even in its somewhat damaged form....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Ian
Here is one of mine that was displayed in the...

Here is one of mine that was displayed in the History of Steel exhibit in Macao in 2006-2007. Similar in style to those of Bob and Dave. The scabbard is a recent replacement.

Ian.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Ian
Hi dave: Nice example that you show. Similar...

Hi dave:

Nice example that you show. Similar features and time period as Bob's dha.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Ian
The Bama and Shan are two major ethnic groups in...

The Bama and Shan are two major ethnic groups in Burma. The Bama or Burman give their name to the former country of Burma (now Myanmar) and are the largest ethnic group in Burma. They are found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Ian
Artzi, Thanks so much for showing these hard to...

Artzi,

Thanks so much for showing these hard to find older examples. The spiral silver design on the sheath of the one you show in detail is very attractive and obviously made with considerable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Ian
PBH, I was traveling when I last wrote to you...

PBH,

I was traveling when I last wrote to you and did not have access to my archives. Attached is a picture of the one I mentioned earlier. It is rather short for a panabas, measuring 26 inches...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Ian
Hi Bob: Yes, a Burmese dha probably from the...

Hi Bob:

Yes, a Burmese dha probably from the late 19th C. The two plain, metal ferrules flanking a rayskin grip are typical mountings on many Burmese swords of the late 19th–early 20th C. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Ian
Should be a V-grind on an Ilokano knife. The...

Should be a V-grind on an Ilokano knife. The inscription is typical of post-WWII knives from Central Luzon.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Ian
Hi TS: This is a nice example of the long...

Hi TS:

This is a nice example of the long slimmer version of talibons. I would say it is likely from Samar or Leyte in the eastern Visayas. As far as age, the style is consistent with mid-20th C or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Ian
Hi Kino. In an earlier comment here I suggested...

Hi Kino.

In an earlier comment here I suggested that this was a sword used by a panglima. A panglima was employed by a Sultan as his military chief, perhaps the equivalent of a general in western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Ian
An outstanding example of a Mindanao battle...

An outstanding example of a Mindanao battle kris--the simple hilt indicates it was for use rather than show. A high datu quality piece in my opinion, perhaps for a panglima. The style suggests late...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Ian
Good question! The "nub" at forte on...

Good question! The "nub" at forte on these knives is interesting and I'm not sure if it is an Ilokano feature or is shared more widely. I'm inclined to think the latter, although there are many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Ian
Hi PBH: As you likely know, the pira was mainly...

Hi PBH:

As you likely know, the pira was mainly a Yakan weapon. This elongated protrusion from the end of the hilt is peculiarly Yakan and has been noted on some kakatua barung hilts as well. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Ian
Hi drac: I pretty much agree with Kai. The top...

Hi drac:

I pretty much agree with Kai. The top one is a ginunting, most likely Central Luzon (possibly Pampangan or Ilokano). The second one is an Ilokano "kris." The third one is Mandayan. Based on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Ian
TS: This is an Ilokano knife with a...

TS:

This is an Ilokano knife with a "double-clipped" blade--a common knife style. The hilt with a small "pinky" notch is also typical of Ilokano work. The wooden(?) hilt is in rough shape and has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Ian
Hi Geoff: Detlef has pointed you to the right...

Hi Geoff:

Detlef has pointed you to the right place. Cuban machete/sword, Spanish-American War era.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Ian
Robert, Treeslicer has indicated there is a...

Robert, Treeslicer has indicated there is a chisel grind based on direct observation. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Ian
Western Visayan (?) talibon

Hi TS:

I'm just catching up with your added pictures. Others have pointed to this being a somewhat unusual talibon from the Visayas. The slightly clipped blade and the atypical hilt suggest that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Ian
Nice find Fernando! Look forward to seeing the...

Nice find Fernando! Look forward to seeing the pics.

Ian.
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