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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin: Sounds like a good idea. I think it...

Hi Gavin:

Sounds like a good idea. I think it would be very helpful if we could have pictures of the whole swords as well as the hilts, in order to put the pommels in their overall context. Also,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Ian
Detlef: I agree completely. Probably WWII...

Detlef:

I agree completely. Probably WWII vintage and could be from Panay or Negros. I too considered a bid but decided against it for several reasons.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2015, 05:30 PM
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Views: 364
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Now a Classic

This thread has been added to the list of Classics!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2015, 11:30 PM
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Views: 364
Posted By Ian
Chris: Thanks for posting all of these examples...

Chris:

Thanks for posting all of these examples and for providing a reference for the military ones. As you say, this has been a hotly debated field for some time and the discussions can be somewhat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Ian
Welcome Francisco: As others have said this item...

Welcome Francisco:

As others have said this item is purely "decorative" and of recent manufacture. Much of it could be made from plastic, as noted by Josh, although the "blade" may be bone or...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th August 2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Ian
Try www.abebooks.com. Two French sellers are...

Try www.abebooks.com. Two French sellers are listed as offering this book.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Ian
Ausjulius: Thanks for your thoughts on this one....

Ausjulius:

Thanks for your thoughts on this one. Yes, there is certainly a similarity to the Malay golok perak. I had looked at pictures of various Malay golok, and thought that this particular one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Ian
Filipino golok that has seen some action

I picked this small golok up about nine years ago at a gun show. A WWII veteran was walking around trying to sell a couple of bring back items from his time in the Philippines. He had landed with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By Ian
Jose: Yes, you are correct, as usual, about the...

Jose:

Yes, you are correct, as usual, about the decoration of these blades. What I should have said was that the dots and other brass ornaments are placed there at the time the blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By Ian
Jim: I agree strongly with the idea that brass...

Jim:

I agree strongly with the idea that brass inlays of the face of blades are probably of talismanic importance or purely decorative. They are found occasionally in mainland SE Asian blades, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ian
It seems to me that the answer to some of the...

It seems to me that the answer to some of the questions about the origin of the Moro kris might well rest with the history of Brunei. The Sultanate of Brunei controlled much of northern Borneo and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ian
As an aside ...

Hi Ron:

I was looking at both Maurice's and Charles' swords and noted that Charles' hilt has the traditional pommel that is sometimes called a kakatua. The pommel on Charles' sword has an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ian
Maurice: Gorgeous blade to go with that lovely...

Maurice:

Gorgeous blade to go with that lovely hilt. I agree, this one looks old. How old is hard to say without having it in hand, but I would not be surprised if this one was 18th C. The chisel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Ian
Fabrice: Can you say a little more about why you...

Fabrice:

Can you say a little more about why you think this hilt is made from rhino horn?

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Ian
An Ottoman suma. See also here: ...

An Ottoman suma.

See also here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=75915&postcount=9

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Ian
Oops--no attachment with this one! OK, now we do....

Oops--no attachment with this one! OK, now we do. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Good find

Belgian1:

Welcome to the Forum.

That is a nice looking nimcha that you have shown--a nice find at a flea market. :)

Would you also post a picture of the complete sword outside of the scabbard....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Ian
David, you are correct of course. It is a flambé...

David, you are correct of course. It is a flambé style of dagger which has likely been adapted from the Moro gunong to the south. Unfortunately, it is often referred to as a "Luzon kris," both in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ian
Maurice: That is a very interesting hilt!...

Maurice:

That is a very interesting hilt! Thank you for posting this picture.

The pommel shows the clearest representation I have yet seen of a bird's head, crest and beak. For some time we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Ian
Agree Ian

Agree

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Ian
Quite a bunch in the family. Nearly all of...

Quite a bunch in the family.

Nearly all of these look as though they are from the mid- to late-20th C. The oldest one seems to be the leftmost one in the group of eight that you show. This one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Ian
Yes. This is a Luzon kris. Probably mid-20th C in...

Yes. This is a Luzon kris. Probably mid-20th C in manufacture. There are quite a few of these around and they were made largely for American service men and others as souvenirs of their visit to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Please watch the tone of discussion

There is something about kukris that seems to bring out very heated debate.

Chris and Simon, it is apparent that you have very different ideas; I think you have both expressed them articulately, and...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th August 2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Ian
Available for purchase again

Available for purchase again
Forum: Swap Forum 12th August 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By Ian
Still available

Still available
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