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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Robert
Ian, I see what you are referring to. The hilt...

Ian, I see what you are referring to. The hilt carving does seem to look somewhat like the head of a crested bird of some type, possibly a rooster. As for the file work, even though it is in the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By Robert
Ian, I just happened to be looking at that area...

Ian, I just happened to be looking at that area myself and modified a photo to get a better look. It looks as though the guard has broken loose from the pommel.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Robert
Price drop $125.00 plus shipping.

Price drop $125.00 plus shipping.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Robert
Very interesting old restraint you have there...

Very interesting old restraint you have there Fernando but I do have a couple of questions on it. Are the s-hooks that attach the chain to the ends original? It seems odd to me that they would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Robert
Detlef, the bolo shown in the photo is the one I...

Detlef, the bolo shown in the photo is the one I just acquired shown with a very old wood hilt that I have had for a while. This hilt has several cracks and splits that would require a bit of repair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef and thank you for your replies to my...

Hello Detlef and thank you for your replies to my question on the hilt. The first hilt you posted with the long metal ferrule is pretty standard for blades of this style but all of the ones that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Robert
New Visayan Bolo

Hello everyone, I picked up this bolo/binagon a few days ago because; 1. It was cheep. 2. I liked the carving on the sheath and 3. Except for the fact the hilt is missing the blade itself is in great...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Robert
Hello Terry, I would suggest that you need to add...

Hello Terry, I would suggest that you need to add photos of this to get much response. :D

Best, Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Robert
Hello Charles, Not wanting to just repeat what...

Hello Charles, Not wanting to just repeat what everyone else has said so far I will just say WOW.:eek::cool: The Ferrule and the scabbard carving are some of (if not) the nicest I've seen so far on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By Robert
Ian, I agree that the leather scabbard and belts...

Ian, I agree that the leather scabbard and belts are found in many other location in the Philippines. Ilocos Norte would probably have been a better choice of where this last knife/sword was from. As...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, It would be my opinion that with this...

Hello Ian, It would be my opinion that with this particular blade style and the tooled leather scabbard that this piece is most likely from Batangas and not Pampanga like the others shown in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, As I cannot tell in the photos, how...

Hello Detlef, As I cannot tell in the photos, how are the two halves of the scabbard held together? Your example is the first I have seen in this style with a short tang, all others I have seen had...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th July 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Robert
Interesting Gunong For Sale

Here is one more item that I am parting with. I believe this to be another earlier example !900-1930 with a simple brass guard and ferrule. The sheath on this is unusual in the fact that it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By Robert
Wonderful, I'm glad that you won them both. One...

Wonderful, I'm glad that you won them both. One other thing I thought I would mention. Every one of these Apalit swords/bolos that I have seen have had this same drop point style of blade. Have you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Robert
Shakethetrees, Thank you very much for reminding...

Shakethetrees, Thank you very much for reminding me of this product. I had tried to order some of this a couple of years back and was told by the local gunsmith that I work with that it was no longer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By Robert
Ian, Thank you for your kind words on the one...

Ian, Thank you for your kind words on the one example that I posted. I have also noticed a couple of other things of interest on the pieces. The older examples that I have seen all have had a toe on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By Robert
Ian, here is another from Apalit made by...

Ian, here is another from Apalit made by "Castro and Son" that I have in my personal collection. The thread is located here http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12914&highlight=castro+sons ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Robert
Great catch Detlef, I must say that again I am...

Great catch Detlef, I must say that again I am jealous of your luck in finding these wonderful items you have been coming up with. The sunburst/sunray hilt design is always nice to find on an older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Robert
WOW :eek: Someone did make a mess of things. ...

WOW :eek: Someone did make a mess of things. :( Looking at this I would say that the blade is the least of your worries. If it is chrome it can be chemically stripped off of the metal parts, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By Robert
Ian, unfortunately neither sword are mine. I just...

Ian, unfortunately neither sword are mine. I just straightened and posted Detlefs photos side by side to make it easier to compare them. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By Robert
Maybe this will help. Who can resist a smile like...

Maybe this will help. Who can resist a smile like these. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, I am going to have to agree with Kai,...

Hello Ian, I am going to have to agree with Kai, I just do not think that this is a ground down rengong either. IMHO this dagger was made to be exactly how it appears now.

Kai, Unfortunately there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian. I truly appreciate your help in trying...

Hello Ian. I truly appreciate your help in trying to identifying this unusual piece. While your suggestion that this could be a re-hilted rencong blade sounds possible the tang on this does not arise...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Robert
Hello Rick, At this point from what I can see I...

Hello Rick, At this point from what I can see I do not think it is, a recycled blade perhaps (waste not what not) but being oversharpened to the point of ending up with this shape I do not think so....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By Robert
Hello Rick, It sure is nice to know that I am not...

Hello Rick, It sure is nice to know that I am not alone when it comes to not being able to pass up the odd item when it shows up.:D I wish I could help on this, but like everyone else I have never...
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