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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,096
Posted By mmontoro
Thank you for making this available. Very nice to...

Thank you for making this available. Very nice to see so many recognizable pieces (and names) in this context.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,536
Posted By mmontoro
was it this...

was it this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4171&item=220036874164
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,433
Posted By mmontoro
Welcome to the forum! I believe I remember this...

Welcome to the forum! I believe I remember this piece on eBay and it was from the gentleman Rivkin referred to. This individual lists his location as Milton, Ontario, Canada and I've seen more than a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,506
Posted By mmontoro
Yes, gorgeous shield. Thanks for sharing it. M.

Yes, gorgeous shield. Thanks for sharing it.

M.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,524
Posted By mmontoro
Images from Spring's African Arms and Armor

page 62
http://home.swbell.net/mmontoro/african_female_warriors_001.jpg
http://home.swbell.net/mmontoro/african_female_warriors_003.jpg

page...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By mmontoro
Tim, Is that piece from the Solomon Islands?

Tim,

Is that piece from the Solomon Islands?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2006, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,672
Posted By mmontoro
Very nice example and a good deal, too. This was...

Very nice example and a good deal, too. This was a good post on the UBB forum on these, explaining the grip and "L" shaped appendage well. Scroll down to Tom Kehoe's posts. His silat teacher is in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By mmontoro
Have fun and bring us back some pictures please.

Have fun and bring us back some pictures please.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By mmontoro
Another story I heard about this type of spear...

Another story I heard about this type of spear was that the noise made by the bell would help in tracking a wounded animal and I don't mean lions....who knows?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2006, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,367
Posted By mmontoro
Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By mmontoro
Holding good thoughts for you from Texas. M

Holding good thoughts for you from Texas.

M
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2006, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By mmontoro
Great stuff, Michael. Your time and effort are...

Great stuff, Michael. Your time and effort are appreciated. Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,111
Posted By mmontoro
Nice lines to the blade. The pommel end of the...

Nice lines to the blade. The pommel end of the hilt reminds me somewhat of the bowed head on Jawa demam keris hilts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By mmontoro
Here are the image and description from Stone's...

Here are the image and description from Stone's Glossary

http://home.swbell.net/mmontoro/tuba_knife_001.jpg

http://home.swbell.net/mmontoro/tuba_knife_002.jpg

Spunjer, that's a great picture of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By mmontoro
I haven't seen it for sale recently, but a seller...

I haven't seen it for sale recently, but a seller from the Philippines was offering copies of Moro Swords on a regular basis though eBay for about the price they sold for when in print plus shipping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,970
Posted By mmontoro
Thank you, Jose. Coming from you that certainly...

Thank you, Jose. Coming from you that certainly is a compliment. It is twisted core and also complete with the original long shaft. I felt very strongly about the Moro attribution, but having made a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By mmontoro
Smile Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By mmontoro
Question Here's another one from the same auction that...

Here's another one from the same auction that made no sense to me:

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=6626899152&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT

A Piso Podang with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,317
Posted By mmontoro
Ulas

Definitely Fijian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,970
Posted By mmontoro
Ward, that is an interesting example you...

Ward, that is an interesting example you furnished in that the ferrule looks very Javanese, but the blade resembles one I have that I believe is Moro. I remember watching it on auction. I'll try to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,970
Posted By mmontoro
Tombak

Both the blades and ferrules look like Indonesian tombak to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By mmontoro
Great thread

Wow, Dan - fascinating post and nice swords. There are many here with more experienced opinions than mine, but while clearly in 20th C dress, the blades look 19th C to me and nice ones at that. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,290
Posted By mmontoro
Yet more......

I was surprised at how high these went. The second one, decorated with punched brass is better than average and one of the bidders is a respected dealer, but I wouldn't have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,530
Posted By mmontoro
The first one reminds me of a Gurkha.

The first one reminds me of a Gurkha.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,787
Posted By mmontoro
I think Garuda, too. Here's another pretty common...

I think Garuda, too. Here's another pretty common example that I've seen referred to as a Garuda hilt.

http://home.swbell.net/mmontoro/resized_golok_hilt.jpg
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