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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Ian
Hi Julien: Welcome to the Forum! Nobody has...

Hi Julien:

Welcome to the Forum!

Nobody has responded to your question yet, and I suspect that is because very few people own one of these swords. I have handled only one, and that was many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin: Good point you raise about what the...

Hi Gavin:

Good point you raise about what the terms "recent" or "modern" may mean. To me these terms generally refer to something made within the last 25 years or so (i.e., roughly post-1995) but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Ian
Hi Setlef: I agree that the kris blade is older...

Hi Setlef:


I agree that the kris blade is older and rehilted with a new scabbard, something we see quite a lot with Moro blades. I was really referring to when the present pieces were assembled....
Forum: Swap Forum 10th October 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Ian
Bump

Bump
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Ian
Hi again Stefan: Nice cache of Maranao weapons...

Hi again Stefan:


Nice cache of Maranao weapons that you came across. They are all of the same general vintage, second half of the 20th C, which fits with the time the original collector was in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Ian
Hi Stefan: I'm looking at this gunong and the...

Hi Stefan:

I'm looking at this gunong and the other blade that you posted here at the same time, the Espada Maranao (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25332), and it looks to me that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Ian
Hi Kai, Thanks for the additional...

Hi Kai,

Thanks for the additional information. One of my reasons for putting this one up was a follow-up to Lee's example that he posted recently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Ian
Hi Jose: Can you amplify on what features...

Hi Jose:

Can you amplify on what features suggest a Tawi Tawi origin for the hilt?

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Ian
Plain old Moro kris

This Moro kris was brought back home from WWII by a US soldier. How that soldier came by it is unknown, but it was put away on his return and not discovered until after his death in 2015. So we know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Ian
Hi Stefan: I think this one is closely related...

Hi Stefan:

I think this one is closely related to your other modern example from Maranao. Mid- to late-20th C Espada Maranao.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Ian
I'm going to defer until you have better...

I'm going to defer until you have better pictures. In particular, I would like to see close-ups of the hilt and guard.

However, my best guess with these inadequate pictures is that this gunong is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Guys, I think the dental debate has been...

Guys,


I think the dental debate has been exhausted. Let's move on please.


Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Ian
Thanks Lee. It's very helpful to have these...

Thanks Lee.

It's very helpful to have these well provenanced pieces to guide dating our collections. In looking at this one and the dates indicated, it's perhaps easier to see some of the features...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Ian
Hi Lee: That's a nice example that has been...

Hi Lee:

That's a nice example that has been very well cleaned and maintained. I agree with the comments so far, although I think the carving of the blade is exceptionally good for Moro work--very...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th September 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Australian Arms Auctions—Upcoming auction October 13th

Australian Arms Auction has a twice-yearly auction that is largely firearms but also some edged weapons. Their catalog for the next auction on October 13th has just been posted online here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Ian
If not fatal within a minute or two, then blood...

If not fatal within a minute or two, then blood loss and infection would likely do the job. Nasty weapon the gladius--it could leave a big hole.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles, I think the hilt is perfect for...

Hi Charles,

I think the hilt is perfect for a sword intended for actual use in combat. The rattan strips are placed precisely for a good purchase with the hand (while still having a little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Ian
A very interesting knife. Thanks for presenting...

A very interesting knife. Thanks for presenting it here.

The pierced blade and copper insert on the blade suggest to me a Spanish origin for it, but the hilt is not Spanish. The style of the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Ian
Am I right in thinking the axe heads were cut...

Am I right in thinking the axe heads were cut from sheet metal, divided in two, and the halves welded to a multifaceted tube for mounting. The beveled edge suggests that the blades are of fairly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Ian
Ric and Ariel: Please post the results here...

Ric and Ariel:

Please post the results here also.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Ian
Rob, Thank you for the feedback. Interesting...

Rob,

Thank you for the feedback. Interesting to know that glass featured in the manufacture of crucible steel. It is a while since I read Ann's thesis and I had forgotten that point.

I'm no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Ian
Hi Matt, There are two schools of thought...

Hi Matt,

There are two schools of thought about discussing the faking of weapons. One says that we should know as much as possible and should discuss these issues openly so that collectors can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Ian
Ariel: As I read your explanation, it...

Ariel:

As I read your explanation, it requires only that there be two zones of different composition: one being wootz proper, the other being some mix of other components that are inferior in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Ian
Too bad. Just copper mixed in with the silver I...

Too bad. Just copper mixed in with the silver I guess. :(

I think you are probably right in regard to the silver pommels that appear to be all silver (albeit hollow inside). There are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Ian
Wayne is on to something I think with his...

Wayne is on to something I think with his reference to the clipped blade of the Dutch klewang (a.k.a. Maréchaussée sabel), which has been discussed on these pages previously—see, for example, here...
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