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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks for the confirmation Detlef. It's not as...

Thanks for the confirmation Detlef. It's not as flashy as the silver-hilted ones but it is a honest and a complete example of a gobang. Is this a rare sword type and what do you think is its age,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Is This A Gobang Sword From Preanger, Java?

I recently purchased this sword from ebay which was sold by the seller under the name 'OLD WESTERN JAVA KNIFE LAMENGAN, EARLY XX CENTURY, HORN HANDLE'. This came after I lost in my bid for a Murut...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I think this is a similar blade type...

I think this is a similar blade type http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10237
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks for all the feedbacks guys! Kai, I was...

Thanks for all the feedbacks guys!

Kai, I was lucky to get the two kris swords at the price I got them. I was pleasantly surprised as I knew both are relatively rare as compared to the other Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Group photo with two of my other short kris...

Group photo with two of my other short kris swords, an archaic kris and a horn-hilt Sulu kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Additional photos as promised.

Additional photos as promised.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Moro Kris with Atypical Blade And A Borneo Kris For Sharing

Hello,

I won a couple of kris swords November last year and I am sharing for comments. The first one is a Sulu (?) kris with an atypical-shaped, laminated blade and a bone kakatua-shaped hilt. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I wouldn't discount the possibility that the hilt...

I wouldn't discount the possibility that the hilt could be later but I wouldn't know what to look for that could indicate an age difference between the blade and the hilt . I thought that the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Actually I only have one junggayan hilted kris -...

Actually I only have one junggayan hilted kris - the one at the top but sadly the crest and the beak broke off a long time ago before it passed on to me. The 3 other ones with the large kakatua hilts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I don't know if this satisfies your request Kai...

I don't know if this satisfies your request Kai but here it goes. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
As you wish Battara. I think both hilts have...

As you wish Battara. I think both hilts have suassa, although I haven't had a jeweler test them and the sellers for both swords didn't mention it either. I posted them next to a Malay sundang with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I thought the okir was Maranao based on...

I thought the okir was Maranao based on comparisons with other Moro antiques/vintage items that I own which are similar to products still being produced in Tugaya or Marawi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks Kai. The kris at the bottom was the first...

Thanks Kai.

The kris at the bottom was the first kris in my collection and the first bit of ivory I owned. I was lucky with that one as I got it cheap, the seller didn't know the hilt was ivory and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Group picture with my other ivory hilt kris...

Group picture with my other ivory hilt kris swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aslan Paladin
New Ivory Hilt Kris

I won this ivory hilt kris sword along with 2 other swords in an online auction last November and got to take pictures for sharing here in the forum just now (the sword arrived 2 weeks ago). It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks Robert. Kai, the mandaya sword has one US...

Thanks Robert.

Kai, the mandaya sword has one US occupation era 10 centavo silver Philippine coin dated 1904 on the reverse side . Another such coin was affixed (with glue?) to the other side but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Congratulations, that is one fantastic barong. I...

Congratulations, that is one fantastic barong. I hope to get one like that eventually.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Yup, despite the difficulties with importing...

Yup, despite the difficulties with importing daggers I am still able to cobble up a few nice pieces. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks, I agree they are good pieces as well.

Thanks, I agree they are good pieces as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks, I love handling that sword. How old do...

Thanks, I love handling that sword. How old do you think the Mandaya sword is? I am guessing at least first quarter of the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
That gunong was the first one in my collection...

That gunong was the first one in my collection and I was lucky to get it, with its early age, lovely wavy blade and exquisitely burled hilt. The barong has a kamagong hilt and ivory inlays and was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
This Mandaya dagger is the same dagger in this...

This Mandaya dagger is the same dagger in this thread http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22927&highlight=mandaya
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Pictures of the nobility barong with two of my...

Pictures of the nobility barong with two of my other barongs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Group picture of my Mindanao daggers.

Group picture of my Mindanao daggers.
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