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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
You're actually right Steve. According to Battara...

You're actually right Steve. According to Battara it could be from the late 30s to 40s, with the blade earlier than the mounts. The others he dated later than the 40s. And it has the nicest blade -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I'm referring to this one Leif, I think the...

I'm referring to this one Leif, I think the handle is Bakelite.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
By the way Leif, there was another small gunong...

By the way Leif, there was another small gunong offered by the seller. Did you get it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks Kai. I have not received the sword yet and...

Thanks Kai. I have not received the sword yet and these are the only images available from the seller. I will post pictures of the blade once I get it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks Jose, this was the junggayan kris I told...

Thanks Jose, this was the junggayan kris I told you about that I was eyeing. Kinda hit the wallet hard but that's one off the bucket list now. How old do you think this sword is? I will have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Yup Leif, they all came from the same seller....

Yup Leif, they all came from the same seller. They were all initially grossly overpriced especially the gunong pair. I kept an eye on them as they were offered over and over in a gradually decreasing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Gunong 3

Gunong 3
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Gunong 2

Gunong 2
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Gunong 1

Gunong 1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aslan Paladin
New Ivory-hilt Gunongs For Sharing

Gunongs haven't been well represented in my Moro collection as dagger importation here in New Zealand requires a bit of paperwork and clearance from the police and customs. However, I came across...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Finally A Junggayan Datu Kris Sword

I've always wanted a junggayan ivory-hilt datu sword for my collection but it has always been very hard to find one and even harder to get one with a complete pommel and a scabbard. I was lucky...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Aslan Paladin
It seems like a Sulu barung from around World War...

It seems like a Sulu barung from around World War 2 era based on the crest emerging directly from the back of the pommel and the central ridge line on the scabbard. Nice carving on the top of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,374
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I googled the description provided mross and I...

I googled the description provided mross and I found that the sword was offered by Artzi http://oriental-arms.com/photos.php?id=1300
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By Aslan Paladin
The 3 Moro budiak spears arrived at my house last...

The 3 Moro budiak spears arrived at my house last December while I was still away on holiday and I was very happy when I received them. The two twist core budiaks had their shafts cut in two by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Newly Acquired Ivory Hilt Sudanese Arm Dagger

I have always wanted to have a fine specimen of a Sudanese arm dagger, specially one with an ivory pommel or with silver bling, but NZ's restriction on importation of daggers has always made me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,908
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Here is a side by side comparison of the sword...

Here is a side by side comparison of the sword before and after restoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,908
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I have received the restored datu barong from...

I have received the restored datu barong from Jose and as always he has done a magnificent job. Here are the pictures of the restored sword. Enjoy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,658
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I think you're referring to the Boxer Codex or...

I think you're referring to the Boxer Codex or the Manila Manuscript, supposedly written around 1590. By the way that's one magnificent kampilan indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Twist core #2 images

Twist core #2 images
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Twist core #1 images

Twist core #1 images
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Newly Acquired Twist-core Budiak Spears And A Suassa Sleeved Budiak

I've always wanted to add Moro budiak spears to my collection but shipping always seems to get in the way. So it was a pleasant surprise for me to obtain three of them last month - a suassa sleeved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Speaking of munsala, I found a similar-looking...

Speaking of munsala, I found a similar-looking munsala while searching the web, this one on a kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Battara have you seen any other budiak as ornate...

Battara have you seen any other budiak as ornate as this? I mean from the blade to the shaft everything is a stand out - it's as if whoever made this decided to pull out all the stops in terms of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Outstanding Twist Core Moro Budiak Spear

This Moro budiak was recently auctioned over at E-bay and was suddenly pulled out, probably after the seller was offered a hefty sum by a private buyer. The seller wanted US buyers only so I couldn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks for the generous and enlightening opinions...

Thanks for the generous and enlightening opinions Ian and Battara. Here are additional images of the barong hilt as requested Sajen.
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