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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2020, 05:31 AM
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Views: 1,203
Posted By Robert
Absolutely beautiful !!! I too wish that there...

Absolutely beautiful !!! I too wish that there were better photos with many close-ups to drool over. Thank you for sharing the link to this magnificent work of art.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,106
Posted By Robert
Francantolin, I believe that the blade of this...

Francantolin,
I believe that the blade of this piece was listed at being 14-1/8 inches with the handle being another 4-1/8 inches. Here is another example showing the blade being split in a similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,679
Posted By Robert
I agree with this with the exception of dating....

I agree with this with the exception of dating. Oxidizing the background silver most definitely accentuates the filigree itself and helps showcase the intricacy of that work. On the other hand, with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,106
Posted By Robert
Though the shape of the blade is not an exact...

Though the shape of the blade is not an exact match to the original subject of this thread it is close enough to show what it was possibly originally intended to be used for. :shrug: This was listed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,106
Posted By Robert
For the last few days I have been trying with no...

For the last few days I have been trying with no luck to locate an old gardening tool owned by my Great Grandmother called a dibble. Though not quite as large as the one being discussed here it too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By Robert
As for the signature/writing you might try doing...

As for the signature/writing you might try doing a rubbing to see if anything legible might be produced. Other than that I have nothing else to add that has not already been suggested by...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By Robert
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Swap Forum 12th October 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By Robert
A Nice Javanese Badik Dagger For Sale

For sale is a nice what I believe to be a Javanese Badik knife/dagger.
The hilt is made from horn with silver fitting.
Scabbard is wood with silver fittings and has an old small damaged
area worn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By Robert
Hello Stefan, Like everyone else I would like to...

Hello Stefan,
Like everyone else I would like to see a few better quality photos of your new gunong. To me the fittings do not look to be made from aluminum because of the oxidation shown in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,445
Posted By Robert
Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sure that...

Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sure that someone more versed in this style of sword will be along shortly that can answer your questions. I would mention though that when asking for help and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Robert
Sorry for my late response to the questions and...

Sorry for my late response to the questions and comments that have been posted.

Ken,
The wood does not have an oily feel to it when being handled of rubbed. In fact it feels more like a piece of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Robert
Hello Rick, I not only remember the daggers you...

Hello Rick,
I not only remember the daggers you are talking about, but somewhere around here I still have one that I paid the grand total of $1.50 for in the late fifties.:D Most of these were of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Robert
Hello Rich, I agree that the guards fitment is...

Hello Rich,
I agree that the guards fitment is not the best that I have seen either, but the quality workmanship of the blade with its inserted hardened edge I believe more than makes up for it. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Robert
Hello Ken and thank you for your interest and...

Hello Ken and thank you for your interest and reply. The wood is an extremely hard variety and I imagine would not be very easily carved. Do you recognize the carving as being of an Irish or Scottish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Robert
Question Mystery Dagger ID Help Needed

I purchased this on a "Make Offer" because I found it rather interesting. With its very well made flame blade, no ricasso, hidden tang, and unusual carved wooden hilt this dagger has me completely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By Robert
The one with the open sided wooden scabbard using...

The one with the open sided wooden scabbard using a small carving of a shield to help hold the knife in place is from the Philippines. Once again like the others is not of any great age and would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By Robert
Hello manishkulkarni and welcome to the forum. I...

Hello manishkulkarni and welcome to the forum. I am sure that you will receive answers to many of your questions not only from other forum members but also from using the search feature located at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,340
Posted By Robert
I would as well. :D :cool: :D

I would as well. :D :cool: :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,340
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Now that you have your beautiful...

Hello Detlef, Now that you have your beautiful new toy in hand I have a couple of questions. Is the metal on the end of the hilt a simple band or is it an actual cap that completely covers the end?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,340
Posted By Robert
It was not my intent to infer that this style of...

It was not my intent to infer that this style of panabas was ever meant to be used as a primary weapon in battle, but instead could have possibly been carried either as a secondary weapon or as you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,340
Posted By Robert
Detlef, I hope that you do not mind but I have...

Detlef, I hope that you do not mind but I have added a couple of photos edited to show the engraving on the blade a bit better. I have seen several other styles of smaller panabas before, but this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,680
Posted By Robert
Are you saying that this piece is currently being...

Are you saying that this piece is currently being offered for sale at auction? If so you will not only need to read the rules on posting photos, but especially those pertaining to items that are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,972
Posted By Robert
The model 1893 7X55 Mauser rifle used by the...

The model 1893 7X55 Mauser rifle used by the Spanish forces would also produce a hole as the one seen in this barong. It is late here (for me anyway) and I had forgotten about the broom handle Mauser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,972
Posted By Robert
Looking closely at the bullet hole in the blade...

Looking closely at the bullet hole in the blade and scabbard and the way the damage is done I do not believe that this was caused by any pistol round of that era. Even if it was done at point blank...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,634
Posted By Robert
I totally agree, here is one of those...

I totally agree, here is one of those "inferior" Luzon blades where I would say the quality of both workmanship and materials used is equal to or better than any Moro pieces I have ever owned or so...
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