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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ian
Thai daab

The "burmese dha" is a recently made Thai daab (second half of 20th C). These have poor quality blades (don't try to use it). They were made for the tourist trade and it was probably a GI bring back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Ian
A quick look through Egerton shows nothing...

A quick look through Egerton shows nothing particularly helpful.

There is a seller on eBay out of Rajasthan who has a current auction with a similar unmounted axe head. The method of fixation would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By Ian
I was looking through this old thread and came...

I was looking through this old thread and came across the name BUCAO, which is place I have actually been through. It is located not in Bicol, but in the province of La Union, just south of Ilocos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Ian
Robert: I believe the original item of...

Robert:

I believe the original item of discussion here is most probably a tenegre from the western Visayas, probably Panay, and almost certainly of Ilongo manufacture.

As such, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Ian
Another gold (suassa) ferrule

I thought the ferrule on this one was copper until I had it tested. It came back 10K gold with copper alloy. This is a plain-looking Moro ferrule IMO. The carved simple wooden pommel is very well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Ian
Another tilted "wrangka"

Charles:

I would like to share a couple of mine on this thread also. This one has a silver ferrule but also has the tilted "wrangka" similar to your example. Another fairly long ferrule with two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef. Yes, another match. The hilt and...

Thanks Detlef.

Yes, another match. The hilt and ferrule are the same, the blade form is similar to several posted below, and the scabbard has the same semicircular motif with radiating lines.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Yes, Robert, I agree that it could well be from...

Yes, Robert, I agree that it could well be from Batangas. Hilts made of horn are quite common there, although the leather sheath and belt seem to have been fairly widespread in the late 19th/early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
In looking for other examples I went through...

In looking for other examples I went through Artzi's old sales on Oriental Arms web site. Could only find one possible example (no. 11156) shown here:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles: This is a lovely piece--very...

Hi Charles:

This is a lovely piece--very elegant.

The hilt looks Moro but the gold ferrule is certainly odd. My first thought on seeing the gold work was that it resembled SE Asian styles on dha....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Ian
Great post Jim. The bells on this piece also...

Great post Jim.

The bells on this piece also look like "hawk bells" that were used in falconry and are found too on Native American pieces.

Very interesting weapon and a nice example.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Walang anuman Jose

Walang anuman Jose
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
One more thought about the scababrds shown so far

As I look at each of the three scabbards so far displayed here, I see that the same motif appears on all three. It is a semicircle with radiating lines that cut the semicircle into wedges. The two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Robert, I have seen other blade forms but these...

Robert, I have seen other blade forms but these looked very much like tools. I've seen a straight machete type of blade, as well as straight-sided choppers. In the link to the blog I gave below is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef for showing your interesting older...

Thanks Detlef for showing your interesting older example. In answer to your question about the partial versus full tang, yes I have seen a couple of other examples with this arrangement. That's why I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Thanks again. Very useful information Robert....

Thanks again. Very useful information Robert. Both of these are mine. I bought them in the last couple of days and should have them shortly for closer inspection.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Robert: Thank you for the response and...

Robert:

Thank you for the response and interesting knife that you showed in the earlier thread. There seems to be a commonality with the ferrule and adjacent wooden polygonal rings, and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Another one with the same style hilt

This one also finished at auction in the last two days. The hilts are very similar but the blades are clearly different. This one carries a date of 1959 on the wooden scabbard, and was probably a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 229
Posted By Ian
Talking Finally...Central Luzon origin

The style of hilt on this knife has bugged me for years as to where it comes from: polygonal small ferrule (in this case septagonal), often with a larger polygonal wooden ring above it that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
Spiral, that one is too weird. :confused:

Spiral, that one is too weird. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Ian
Unhappy A little fakery

Eftihis:

When I first looked at the images you showed of the auction pictures compared with the recently found sword, I thought that they may have been twins rather than the same sword. However,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,503
Posted By Ian
Smile Let's go gently here

Before this thread gets closed down as well, let me say that I interpret most of Ibrahiim's comments to indicate that certain swords have assumed ceremonial or ritual status rather than military...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
Thanks Spunger. I haven't been back there for...

Thanks Spunger. I haven't been back there for several years. Sorry to hear the supply has dried up. He had a good pipeline for many years.

Glad to hear Mr Ven is still going strong. He had some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
In January 2005 Dan Wilke and I went shopping in...

In January 2005 Dan Wilke and I went shopping in Manila's antique district. (I'm the one wearing the jalapeno shirt and in need of barber!)

Dan (the good looking guy) bought this kampilan which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Ian
That looks like lamination to me, but hard to...

That looks like lamination to me, but hard to say. The differential oxidation is a problem and I think the only way to deal with it will be more abrasion and polishing. Sorry, but I think you are in...
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