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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:08 AM
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Posted By kino
No idea Rick. Several years ago I contacted...

No idea Rick. Several years ago I contacted Claremont College to inquire about the okirred Kampilan blade, since it has an acquisition number and the donors name, I thought I could at least get an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By kino
Another Kampilan to share. Published in Arts of...

Another Kampilan to share.

Published in Arts of Asia Jan.-Feb. ‘91
Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By kino
Thai work knife for sale

Selling a Knife that was collected in the late 70’s in Thailand from a Mahout.
One piece construction with the hilt being hollow. Knife is accompanied with a scabbard. The scabbard is in good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,219
Posted By kino
(somewhere) could be “Moro” 2nd line, 1st word...

(somewhere) could be “Moro”

2nd line, 1st word crossed out “Sul”, as in Sulu, 2nd word looks like “Island”
3rd word, the last 4 letters looks like”jolo”
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By kino
Hi Xas, I don’t believe that it’s BangsaMoro. I...

Hi Xas, I don’t believe that it’s BangsaMoro. I haven’t seen others prior to this. Might you have photos of others?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By kino
Here’s a couple.

Here’s a couple.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By kino
Thank you Ren Ren. The second character that you...

Thank you Ren Ren.

The second character that you speak of “rou”, could be loosely interpreted as “hand forged”.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By kino
Chinese? Calligraphy.

Does it make any sense? Someone said it means “good”, “correct”, but others said it didn’t make any sense.
The bottom one that’s etched, seems too elaborate to mean nothing.

Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By kino
Winter BDU in the southern Philippines consists...

Winter BDU in the southern Philippines consists of an extra cotton shirt under the Malong, at night. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,128
Posted By kino
Once used does Nital have to be discarded or can...

Once used does Nital have to be discarded or can it be re-used?
Does it’s potency wanes with each use?
Can it be safely poured down the sink to dispose?
I suppose I can look up the MSDS for disposal,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By kino
The view from my monitor, to me the blade looks...

The view from my monitor, to me the blade looks like it has shallow waves.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By kino
Thanks Ian. I was adviced with the same...

Thanks Ian.
I was adviced with the same information. We probably share the same source.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By kino
Thanks you for moving it David. Kai, I thought...

Thanks you for moving it David.

Kai, I thought Visayas because the blade profile was somewhat like a
Garab, but....not quite.

Ian, the blade does have a chisel grind.


Does the octagonal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By kino
My bad.

Hey Mods, can you move this to the other forum. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By kino
Visayan Sword, need help in ID’ing.

Overall length is 25”, blade length 19.25”.
Blade is laminated, not peeled at the top the hilt. Hilt is carved out of Carabao horn. I’m guessing the teeth and fangs are bone. Handle and ferrule are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,450
Posted By kino
That's nice. How thick is the blade nearest the...

That's nice.
How thick is the blade nearest the hilt? How's the blade constructed, pattern welded? Mono steel?
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,049
Posted By kino
Are they both metal shields?

Are they both metal shields?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,387
Posted By kino
Really!! Well I guess that leaves more for...

Really!! Well I guess that leaves more for others. Like you, I like them as well. That’s one beautiful sword. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By kino
Smile Datu Puti?😊 Did you soak it or brushed...

Datu Puti?😊
Did you soak it or brushed on?
Here’s an old photo of a dark stained blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By kino
Nice pattern. I like it. What did you use to...

Nice pattern. I like it.
What did you use to etch/stain the blade with?
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,689
Posted By kino
The pommel can be classified as a kakatua. Blade...

The pommel can be classified as a kakatua.
Blade has 5 waves, limaseko.
Battara has already addressed the twist-core question.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,744
Posted By kino
R.I.P.

R.I.P.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,858
Posted By kino
If you’ve seen the rigors that Xasterix puts his...

If you’ve seen the rigors that Xasterix puts his swords thru during test cuttings you’d see why he uses epoxy in place of pitch 🙂
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,318
Posted By kino
Hi Ian, did your hilt have the tenon as opposed...

Hi Ian, did your hilt have the tenon as opposed to a mortise like Tanaruz’ hilt?

Is the pommel solid silver or does it have a wood core?

It looks nice. Good job Jose!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,858
Posted By kino
Nice find, 3 swords with scabbards to boot. I...

Nice find, 3 swords with scabbards to boot. I agree with your age assessments.

It's good that you're bringing them back to working order. By your description, they're wicked sharp.
By resetting,...
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