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Forum: Swap Forum 15th April 2017, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Spunjer
any offers?

any offers?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By Spunjer
magnificent piece, Jose! i love the gold work on...

magnificent piece, Jose! i love the gold work on that piece! lotsa bling, i'd say.
excellent catch!!!
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd March 2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By Spunjer
Talibong for sale

Talibong for sale. Handle made out of wood with iron ferrule. the horn on the nose is broken off, which can be repaired if so desired. crossguard is brass. scabbard is made out of wood weaved rattan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,300
Posted By Spunjer
I will have a table, so stop by and say hi :)

I will have a table, so stop by and say hi :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Spunjer
looks great! i specially love the carvings on the...

looks great! i specially love the carvings on the pommel. good catch on this one braddah!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Spunjer
it's a rare form of Panabas, per Cato's Moro Sword

it's a rare form of Panabas, per Cato's Moro Sword
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Spunjer
i believe the double headed spear is known as...

i believe the double headed spear is known as "dua sanga", per Andson Cowie's book English-Sulu-Malay Vocabulary
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By Spunjer
Wow! great catch!! looks like a bunch of greater...

Wow! great catch!!
looks like a bunch of greater than and less than signs on the blade, although closest to the wide part and the tip, it looks like floral designs. yeah, might be worth checking if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Spunjer
... another way to find out if the gangya is...

... another way to find out if the gangya is separated is to see if the encircled part of the kris provided are attached or not
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Spunjer
Hello Nik, here's another pretty recent kalis you...

Hello Nik,
here's another pretty recent kalis you can compare yours with:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20580&highlight=kalis
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,748
Posted By Spunjer
welcome, F.! you have a beautiful collection! i...

welcome, F.!
you have a beautiful collection! i can't add anything else as to what everyone said. all i can say is, happy hunting!
my very first piece came from Davao. i acquired it when i was there....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Spunjer
Ian and Rafngard, both term are correct although...

Ian and Rafngard,

both term are correct although if you ask an ilonggo (Panay native), he or she would be more apt to call it binangon.

yes, early 20th c. as Ian has noted. good catch!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,876
Posted By Spunjer
Thumbs up a very nice example, Charles! i'm with you that...

a very nice example, Charles! i'm with you that this particular piece is Mindanaoan; like you said Maguindanao.
it has a very strong Lumad flavor to it... similar to a T'boli Kefilan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By Spunjer
Thumbs up congratulations, Detlef! a truly magnificent...

congratulations, Detlef! a truly magnificent piece!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Spunjer
Willem, here's a couple pics of what it looked...

Willem,
here's a couple pics of what it looked like before i cleaned it. the only thing different is the tarnish that covered the metals. i really thought the whole thing was silver, but much to my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Spunjer
thanks all! for once, Facebook was good for...

thanks all! for once, Facebook was good for something in regards to acquiring this piece :D



i'm kinda thinking in the same line of thought, Ian, in regards to having some influence from farther...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Spunjer
A Maranao Kris

my latest acquisition: a maranao kris from the 19th century. what amazes me about this piece is the completeness and the condition that it's in. i guess a definite advantage having been passed on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Spunjer
the attention to detail is just incredible!!

the attention to detail is just incredible!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Spunjer
this particular piece looks like something that...

this particular piece looks like something that would come out of the province of Lanao (del Sur, or Norte, but either way, it's Maranao country).
and yes, per Detlef and Charles, 2nd half of 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By Spunjer
nothing i can add to what everyone else said. The...

nothing i can add to what everyone else said.
The Panay/Negros provenance is spot on. you could see it on some of the scabbard designs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Spunjer
not all small knives are called plamenko; just a...

not all small knives are called plamenko; just a particular profile. plamenkos has a bad reputation, as these are the go to knives of the baddies. other ilonggo short knives are the lanseta and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Spunjer
Robert, I wish there was a cut and dry way to...

Robert, I wish there was a cut and dry way to explain the nomenclature of these pieces. again, not unlike the term binangon, these pieces are pretty much grouped based on their general appearance and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Spunjer
the term kutsilyo is actually a generic term that...

the term kutsilyo is actually a generic term that could be anything from a butter knife to butcher knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Spunjer
Detlef, it 's a variation. just like the term...

Detlef, it 's a variation. just like the term binangon, which encompasses those swords produced in iloilo..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Spunjer
it is a plamenko

it is a plamenko
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