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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef and thank you for adding your...

Hello Detlef and thank you for adding your thoughts on this unusual knife. The name "Eyaya" comes from "Resource Management In Ancestral Lands The Bugkalots In Northeastern Luzon" By Dante M. Aquino....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By Robert
Kai, As I cringe at the thought of removing the...

Kai, As I cringe at the thought of removing the bone guard to have holes drilled into it in an attempt to find out what or who it came from I must agree with you that knowing is just not that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By Robert
Thank you all very much for your kind words and...

Thank you all very much for your kind words and thoughts on this most interesting, unusual and probably rare item. If it is the consensus that my latest treasure (even though not an actual weapon)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By Robert
Kai, This is something I had not heard before and...

Kai, This is something I had not heard before and definitely information I need to add to my data base.



Makes sense to me as well. I just wish that there was some way to actually verify that this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, I wondered about this as well until...

Hello Ian, I wondered about this as well until the knife arrived and I had time to inspect it and the scabbard. The blade fits it perfectly so it was either made for this knife or for one of the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By Robert
Hello Kai, and thank you for your kind words on...

Hello Kai, and thank you for your kind words on what I consider to be one of my best finds. Right after the auction had ended I sent the seller an email asking for any information that he might have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By Robert
Unusual Ilongot Work Knife/Weapon

As I have been absent from the forum for awhile I thought that this might make a nice piece for discussion. I picked this up a few weeks ago and even though I have not had time to to give it a proper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,122
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,019
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,122
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,122
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, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
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, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,957
Posted By Robert
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Swap Forum 12th October 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,957
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, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,201
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,278
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, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,423
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, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,423
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, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,423
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,423
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, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,423
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, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,605
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, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,785
Posted By Robert
I would as well. :D :cool: :D

I would as well. :D :cool: :D
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