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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ian
Long dha

The question of unusually long dha forms also brings to mind the squared-off swords of Assam and neighboring regions. These resemble the Kachin style sword seen in NW Burma and widely copied in other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,523
Posted By Ian
Nicer than nice ...

As Battara mentioned, he and I had a chance to discuss this beautiful sword before he took the plunge and purchased it for a substantial amount.

Like Dan W., I felt it was probably a piece from a...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th October 2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moved to Swap

Since these books are for sale, they are better listed here in Swap rather than the General Forum.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ian
Hi Dominique: Interesting set of knives. Thanks...

Hi Dominique:

Interesting set of knives. Thanks for posting them.

The bottom three seem to be a matching set of differing lengths, which strongly suggests a set of tools. They are sturdy and well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ian
Hi Robert: That looks like a fairly recently...

Hi Robert:

That looks like a fairly recently made hilt from Luzon, notwithstanding the worm damage. The blade may be a bit older, but the "AD" stamp at forte suggests that this one started life as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Thread locked pending sale ...

I have been notified by the owner that this sword is now on eBay. To avoid any unfortunate discussion of a sword currently on auction, and any suspension that might happen as a result, this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Ian
My guess is that two people made a big mistake in...

My guess is that two people made a big mistake in entering their bids. Looks like someone meant to bid 17.99, but missed the decimal point, and another person entered an even bigger bid by missing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By Ian
Tboli kamfilan

Hi Radleigh:

Yes, it is a T'boli sword, but not an old one. These are still being made and have become somewhat of a tourist item. They are fairly common to find in Davao City and Manila.

You got...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th September 2007, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,875
Posted By Ian
Now on eBay ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=140157996755
Forum: Swap Forum 14th September 2007, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ian
Now on eBay ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=140157999082
Forum: Swap Forum 14th September 2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By Ian
Now on eBay ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140158001404
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,318
Posted By Ian
Thanks Tim, my thoughts also. Antonio's work is...

Thanks Tim, my thoughts also. Antonio's work is an inspired piece of art, with ethnographic weapons as its source. As art, it does not need to mean anything in the original culture(s), nor be...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th September 2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ian
Old Moro barung -- Samal?

Old Moro Barung circa 1900. I purchased this barung in its present state after it had already received a vigorous etch to demonstrate a laminated construction of the blade and a differentially...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th September 2007, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By Ian
Uruguay cuchillo

Old Uruguay cuchillo in leather sheath. Blade is carbon steel and marked "Franz Wenk Solingen." These knives are assembled and marketed by Fábrica Nacional de Cuchillería (National Cutlery Factory)...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th September 2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,875
Posted By Ian
Bagobo-Mandaya-Manobo Bolo -- Rare

This highly unusual vintage bolo comes from Central Mindanao and is probably from the first half of the 20th C.

The hilt suggests Bagobo work, with typical brass ferrule and guard, and the wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ian
Caveat emptor indeed ...

Ariel, as usual, has tapped the essence of eBay interactions and major weaknesses of the process.

The safest action for those of us who know something is a fake is to do nothing. The eBay market...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By Ian
Hi David: Yes, there are a lot of cultural...

Hi David:

Yes, there are a lot of cultural items that can be used to complement the weapons.

If the symbols on the box are similar to those on weapons, that sounds like it would be of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By Ian
Thanks PUFF and ~Alaung_Hpaya~ for the...

Thanks PUFF and ~Alaung_Hpaya~ for the explanations. Do either of you happen to have more examples of these figures from the first half of the 20th C. or earlier, or do you know where we might find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ian
Michael: I'm interested in the emblem seen on...

Michael:

I'm interested in the emblem seen on the sheath of your first example. Do you know what the two four-leafed flowers might be called. There is a similar emblem on some Visayan sword sheaths...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moved to Swap ...

This one belongs in Swap.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By Ian
Lew: The blade looks as though it has been...

Lew:

The blade looks as though it has been shortened to me. The broad fuller runs right through the tip area. Perhaps an old favorite that broke and someone had it reworked (albeit a very good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ian
Oh well ...

Ariel:

You need to be hired by Myth Busters.

Seems that a guy purporting to be the buyer actually still believes it is genuine. :shrug:

ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ian
Welcome back ...

Hi Dom:

Welcome back and I'm glad to see you posting again. Thanks for the contribution.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Are we discussing a current auction ???

Hi guys:

Yannis's comment earlier today seems to indicate there is an ongoing auction and I would remind folks that if it is ongoing then there should not be any comments here until the auction...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Easy guys ...

BSMStar and elevennevele:


Please take further discussion about what whom may or may not have said to PM or email. This debate is getting off topic.

Ian.
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