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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Ian
Possible WWII-era U.S. Army knife from Accra

I have had this knife for many years and wondered how it may have ended up with its stamped attribution. At forte there appears (stamped rather crudely):

U.S. ARMY ACCRA
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,452
Posted By Ian
Hello xasterix: Welcome to the Forum and...

Hello xasterix:

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for the reminder that we are dealing with a Panay tenegre. I had not forgotten. The natives of Panay are not noted for their extensive sea traveling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Looks good

Hi Bob:


Nice job. Shows again an unexpected detail after cleaning. Sometimes it's a nice surprise.


Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ian
Hi kino: Thanks for the link to your...

Hi kino:

Thanks for the link to your chevron-bladed kris. As noted by several commenters in that thread it is a very unusual kris and possibly not of Moro origin--perhaps Malay. The largest extant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ian
Jon: Thank you for the information about these...

Jon:

Thank you for the information about these ancient stones used widely as funeral stones to commemorate the deceased and the site of the burial of their ashes.

I think what Jens has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Ian
Sakimori: Welcome thank you for your post...

Sakimori:

Welcome thank you for your post and sharing your experiences of that exhibition. Your English is fine! Replying to your own thread happens all the time, so keep on posting examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ian
CCUAL: I agree with much of what you have...

CCUAL:

I agree with much of what you have said, although I do stand by my statement that a wootz blade on a Moro weapon would be exceedingly rare. Moro weapons are often etched, so such a pattern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Ian
You might like to talk with Battara via PM or...

You might like to talk with Battara via PM or email about that.

You are not alone in that department.:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Ian
Hi chief: I think your kris is Maranao in...

Hi chief:

I think your kris is Maranao in origin from the late 19th C., one of the "heavy-bladed" forms favored on Mindanao during that period and into the early 20th C. The striped banati wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Ian
And another technical article from the Belgian...

And another technical article from the Belgian Archaeological Mission in Iran (BAMI).


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Ian
Another interesting article of a technical nature...

Another interesting article of a technical nature about evaluation of Luristan swords has been published by the British Musuem. They X-rayed the objects, scanned the surfaces at very high resolution,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Ian
Pictures of two Luristan axe heads from the...

Pictures of two Luristan axe heads from the Birmingham Museums catalogue are attached. It's not clear from the article how these were treated after acquisition and what they looked like when they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Ian
Looks like a very nice example of a known type of...

Looks like a very nice example of a known type of barung with MOP inlays in the pommel. Although showing some wear and tear on the hilt, the pommel seems to be all there--often they show some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Ian
Hi hotspur: The examples you describe...

Hi hotspur:

The examples you describe and show are 20th C. versions of more valuable, older swords. The hilts and scabbards on the 20th C. examples are covered with copper alloy sheets (in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Ian
Hi shayde: The odds of finding a genuine...

Hi shayde:

The odds of finding a genuine bargain for a Luristan axe through online sources must be exceedingly small given the large number of reproductions around. For that reason alone, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Ian
Thank you Alan. Very interesting observation.

Thank you Alan. Very interesting observation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Ian
Hi francantolin: I have to agree with Detlef....

Hi francantolin:

I have to agree with Detlef. There are a fair number of these around. They are made for the tourist trade primarily.

Ian.
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Ian
Moved to Euro Armoury as suggested.

Moved to Euro Armoury as suggested.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Ian
Hi "27": While the naming of your...

Hi "27":

While the naming of your weapon has been established, I think folks have forgotten to note that it is quite a nice example of its type--nothing very fancy, but a well forged blade, nicely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Ian
A little more on T'boli metalworking

In thinking about Kai's comments, I was prompted to refer back to a classic book on T'boli culture: T'boli Art in Its Socio-Cultural Context, by Gabriel S. Casal (Ayala Museum, Makati, 1978, 228 pp)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Ian
Hi Kai: Yes, I think it is moot ... Not...

Hi Kai:

Yes, I think it is moot ...

Not sure I agree totally with the bangkung analogy. The similarity to a bangkung is in overall length but not necessarily in blade profile. A defining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Ian
Ashkenaz, Here are a couple of pictures of a...

Ashkenaz,

Here are a couple of pictures of a T'boli and a Bagobo small kampilan. They are each shorter than the Moro kampilan and are more in the nature of large knives rather than swords. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Ian
:D

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Ian
Hi Leif: Nice pictures of the family and it...

Hi Leif:

Nice pictures of the family and it is getting quite large. You may become the next "tito gunong."

Your newest addition is a nice clean example of its type, and maybe a little older...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By Ian
Hi Fernando, Would this style of polearm not...

Hi Fernando,

Would this style of polearm not fall into the category of a glaive?

Ian.
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