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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Robert
Hello Blue Lander, Sorry for taking so long to...

Hello Blue Lander, Sorry for taking so long to answer your question, but after looking at your last photo I was thinking that the sections making up the hilt on your dagger look more like alternating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Robert
Hello Gehazi, Please resize you photos and...

Hello Gehazi, Please resize you photos and download them directly to the forum as per forum rules. As I do not know what OP system you are using here are a couple of links that you can use to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th February 2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, and again thank you for the photos...

Hello Detlef, and again thank you for the photos and information on these spoons. I will put it where it will be quite at home with the other few PNG items I have in my collection. After looking...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th February 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Thank you very much for your...

Hello Detlef, Thank you very much for your response. As I said, it was listed as a bowl but I had seen photos of these being used to drink from so I just assumed that it was a cup of some sorts. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Robert
Looking at the carving of the hilt maybe Swiss,...

Looking at the carving of the hilt maybe Swiss, Black Forest? With what looks to be a very short cutting edge and extremely long ricasso could this be a very fancy knife used for wood carving...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st February 2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Robert
Question Possible New Guinea Bowl/Cup For ID

Hello everyone, I just picked up this interesting small bowl/cup from ebay and would like to hear everyones opinions on where it might be from, its possible age and what it might have originally been...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th February 2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Robert
SOLD. THANK YOU.

SOLD. THANK YOU.
Forum: Swap Forum 15th February 2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Robert
ON HOLD

ON HOLD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Robert
Detlef and Dark379, Thank you both for your kind...

Detlef and Dark379, Thank you both for your kind words about my daggers. I really like these even though they seem to be getting harder to locate these days.

Dark379m, there is no need to address...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Robert
Old Flyssa For Sale

Parting with this rather different old flyssa from my collection. It has an overall length of 30 inches and is 1-1/2 inches at its widest point. I really no nothing about flyssa so I cannot tell you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Robert
For comparison, here are a few of the items in my...

For comparison, here are a few of the items in my Philippine copper and brass dagger collection.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Robert
Hello Dark379, I have always been interested in...

Hello Dark379, I have always been interested in these copper and brass bladed Philippine knives/daggers. I even have a small collection of them myself that I try to add to as often as possible, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Robert
Hello Blue Lander, I would like to wait for...

Hello Blue Lander, I would like to wait for better photos of this to be posted, but for now my best guess would be either the Philippines or Mexico. The Philippine people were/are great ones for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Robert
Hello Montino, Very nice little gunong you have...

Hello Montino, Very nice little gunong you have there. I agree with Detlef's suggestion on cleaning this up a bit and and giving it an etch to bring out any pattern that might be hiding in the blade....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Robert
The tip on the first is even more angular than...

The tip on the first is even more angular than the tip of the one just posted. While I have seen a few examples very similar to the the second kris posted, this is the first one I have seen where the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Robert
I cannot really add anything of value to this...

I cannot really add anything of value to this thread other than to say thank you for sharing and adding my congratulations to you on your acquisition of this rare piece.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Robert
Hello Jose, I thought that it might be a...

Hello Jose, I thought that it might be a centipede at first as well, but then I thought that they might include legs on it if it were. Perhaps it is some kind of aquatic beastie??? :D :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Robert
WOW :eek: Saying that this is nice would be a...

WOW :eek: Saying that this is nice would be a complete understatement. The size is amazing with it being what looks to be 13 inches in overall length. I have seen these longer but never with this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,448
Posted By Robert
Kronckew, I most likely have not seen as many of...

Kronckew, I most likely have not seen as many of these disassembled as you have, but on everyone I have handled personally the blades tang would only fit into the hilt one way (where everything,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,448
Posted By Robert
One thing to remember is that the tangs on these...

One thing to remember is that the tangs on these are usually curved to follow the curve of the tang socket in the hilt. The tang on this dagger is curved in the opposite direction of the point of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,448
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, I really like these knives and...

Hello Detlef, I really like these knives and though not antique they are very interesting. Because of the good workmanship, nice form and the fact that it's so unique I had even put a modest bid on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Robert
You are most welcome Detlef. It makes me very...

You are most welcome Detlef. It makes me very happy to be able to pass on any any of the little tricks that I have learned over the years.




Thank you Tito Gunong, I am glad you like it.



I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Robert
Hello Ron, and thank you for all the great...

Hello Ron, and thank you for all the great information and links to the other items with this style of engraving. The kris with the dragon/naga engraved down the entire length of the blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Normally after warming the blade...

Hello Detlef, Normally after warming the blade and removing it from the hilt and guard assembly I soak the wood for a few hours in distilled water to help soften and remove any built up dirt and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, I believe that this bolo would be...

Hello Detlef, I believe that this bolo would be called a "sinan-kapitan" and is Ilocano in origin. As for age, seeing that the ferrule looks to be seamed and not made from a piece of brass tubing or...
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