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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,264
Posted By Treeslicer
Thanks for posting these, Ian! I have 3 of...

Thanks for posting these, Ian!

I have 3 of these, one marked "Negrito Bolo" (21" blade of the s-curve type), one unmarked long and wide "Bowie", and the "Montana mine shaft" bolo (marked "PM" and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th April 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Treeslicer
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd April 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Treeslicer
Oil storage for a whale-oil or kerosene lamp wick...

Oil storage for a whale-oil or kerosene lamp wick assembly which would be put in place of the stopper?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By Treeslicer
IMHO, early 20th. Century doesn't ensure...

IMHO, early 20th. Century doesn't ensure stylistic purity. Didn't even the Spanish initiate some relocation of populations from one island to another before the Spanish-American War? There was a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By Treeslicer
It seems to me that we have been seeing a number...

It seems to me that we have been seeing a number of Philippine examples posted which blur the lines between different styles and cultural areas lately, all of which seem to be 20th. Century. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Treeslicer
A lovely pair of kukris for sure! David, I sure...

A lovely pair of kukris for sure! David, I sure wish I had your flea markets in my area.

David R., What is the significance to provenance of the way that the upright prong of the kaura is filed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Treeslicer
That's quite a beauty. I wonder if it could have...

That's quite a beauty. I wonder if it could have been a presentation piece? Very nice catch. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By Treeslicer
IMHO, the statue looks Thai, 1700's or later. ...

IMHO, the statue looks Thai, 1700's or later. While I'm not up on the mythology involved, I do know that murti with mingled attributes like this are attested archaeologically going back to Khmer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Treeslicer
The long and the short of the common talibong

More new acquisitions. Say, does this make, like, a Visayan daisho? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Treeslicer
Here's some photos. As you can see, restoration...

Here's some photos. As you can see, restoration has begun. The hilt is horn, not wood. The most proximal part of the pecked-out design spells out "PHILIPPINES", and the blade is right-hand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Treeslicer
Wow! Very nice netful of weaponry. Thanks for...

Wow! Very nice netful of weaponry. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Treeslicer
There's the letters "TPF" scratched...

There's the letters "TPF" scratched into the distal end of the suspension loop attachment bracket. From the one blade photo taken, the talibon looks chisel-edged to me. I've posted on SBG, asking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Treeslicer
Rick- Is that barrel welded Damascus like it...

Rick-

Is that barrel welded Damascus like it looks in the photos?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Treeslicer
Yup, always learning something. I think some...

Yup, always learning something. I think some confusion arises from the common term "flint" used for the pyrophoric rare-earth ferrocerium alloys used to make the sacrificial sparking elements in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Treeslicer
Not wanting to start any controversy, but quartz...

Not wanting to start any controversy, but quartz (flint is a microcrystalline form of quartz) is harder than steel. Siliceous stones are commonly used to sharpen swords. Flintlocks work by using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Treeslicer
IMHO, the frizzen doesn't show any signs of...

IMHO, the frizzen doesn't show any signs of having been used. Does this weapon look unfired to anyone else? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Treeslicer
Talibong posted on another forum

Here's a talibong originally posted for comments at https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/53985/seeking-info-filipino-talibong-sword?page=1&scrollTo=735242 , where I'm also a member.

The OP told...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Treeslicer
Sometimes the obvious gets overlooked. If you...

Sometimes the obvious gets overlooked. If you haven't been there, don't forget about the Tower of London, for sometime during your visit. Revenge yourself for Tussauds. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Treeslicer
Why sell to a city souvenir shop owner for $X, or...

Why sell to a city souvenir shop owner for $X, or wait for tourists to show up at your perapen and sell to them for $2X, when you can sell direct to collectors on eBay for $4X plus shipping? The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Treeslicer
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Treeslicer
Yup. Going through stuff already posted here...

Yup. Going through stuff already posted here (including yours), I'd picked up a few of the Ilokano characteristics to look for (which is how I spotted this item). One thing that caught my attention...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Treeslicer
Completely matching every diagnostic point of a...

Completely matching every diagnostic point of a known Luzon bolo type is several coincidences too many, IMHO. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Treeslicer
Thanks very much for the links, Detlef, and for...

Thanks very much for the links, Detlef, and for posting the photos. The linked photos you provided seem to confirm my guess at the ID. Has anyone seen one marked "PM" before?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Treeslicer
Here, and maybe there too, as soon as I have it,...

Here, and maybe there too, as soon as I have it, and have cleaned it up enough to bring out the design worked into the blade. I'm wondering exactly what that's going to turn out to be.

Is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Treeslicer
Another eBay bolo to clean up

Just won this. :) I'll post photos once it's here, and cleaned up a bit. In the meantime, here's the link to the completed auction w/photos.

Looks like some sort of Luzon bolo to me, with the...
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