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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hi again,

forgot to include another test which I did (upon the instruction of the jeweller).

I got a needle, had it red hot on the fire and tried to pierce the tooth. - and voila, it did not went...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hi,

Did some 'polishing'- and it smells like burned 'enamel.' must be the 'dentist' smell.

I did contact an expert on this things. Sent her some pictures. Initially, there's the presence of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By tanaruz
ivory for pommel

Hi Sir,

Can you expound on the statement 'how it behaves'? what would be best to use for polishing?

Thanks

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hello,

Many thanks for the initial info. Here are some more pics.

Thanks in advace.

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By tanaruz
TUKEW BOLO

Hello,

Sharing one of our two 'tukew' bolos from Southern Palawan.

It has an OAL of 28" and a 22-inch blade (very long)

The hilt: wood with engraved 'heart-shaped' decor at the tip of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hello,

This is supposed to be a sperm whale tooth. Purchased from a seller who informed us that it came from tawi-tawi, from way way back.

My plan, if indeed this is sperm whale tooth, is to use it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By tanaruz
PALAWAN 'TUKEW' BLADE-1

Hello,

A southern Palawan 'tukew' blade.

A working blade.

Regards,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By tanaruz
Sperm whale tooth?

Hello,

Need your opinion/s on this ivory piece. Planning to incorporate it with an old barung blade that has no hilt/pommel.

This, will be the pommel part.

Seller made mentioned that this is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By tanaruz
B'LAAN KAMPILAN?

Hello,

now that is one beautiful piece!

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By tanaruz
KRIS FOR IDENTIFICATION

Hello,

Many thanks for the info. Appreciate it.

There's a bit of a story (unverified) behind this piece (that's why it caught our attention and now it's in our collection).

This exact piece was ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By tanaruz
KRIS FOR IDENTIFICATION

Hello,

This is a kris purchased last year from a local bladesmith in Southern Palawan.(purchased without its original scabbard. The featured scabbard was made by a bladesmith in Southern Palawan)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By tanaruz
B'LAAN KAMPILAN?

Hello,

I've shared this info with my father- and he explained to me, in his own opinion, why it is derogatory. And now, I understand.

This is an eye opener- for the both of us.

From me and my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By tanaruz
B'LAAN KAMPILAN?

Hello Sir Craig,

Thanks for the info. Appreciate it.

I have one curiosity. Why is it important to use the word Blaan and not B'laan? And why is it an emotional and important issue for them?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By tanaruz
B'LAAN KAMPILAN?

Hello,

Sharing a lumad kampilan. At first glance, it looks Bagobo to me. However, there's a small tag on the scabbard which state 'b'laan.'

According to my father, this was bought in the early 90s...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By tanaruz
MARANAO KRIS (LARGE)

Hello Sir,

Here are some pics with the blue background. I've just placed together my used blue flannel cloth to fit the entire kris.

I was waiting for an opportunity to take some pics when there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By tanaruz
tboli kampilan for assessment

Hi,

The info on this piece is great. But IMHO the abaca textile on the scabbard is most likely called Dagmay- and this type of abaca weave comes from the Mandaya tribe. My father showed me his very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By tanaruz
MARANAO KRIS (LARGE)

Hi friends,

Here's a kris that seems to be quite large. Actually the largest in our collection. The OAL is: 36 inches, with a blade: 29 inches.

This kris came from Lanao. And in all possibility, a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By tanaruz
Wink MARANAO KRIS?

Hi,

Immediately I did a up-close scrutiny on the blade. yes, there are shallow (upper bakukum/tungo) waves and very shallow waves (lower bakukum/tungo) of the blade. I count 7 waaves which run from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By tanaruz
maranao kris?

Hi Sir,

post ww2?

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By tanaruz
MARANAO KRIS?

Hi Sir,

Is the 'design' on the blade itself damascus? or something else?

Many thanks,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By tanaruz
SULU-TAUSUG KRIS

Hi friends,

sharing my father's collection of a Tausug kris. This was collected in Zamboanga City in 1980.

Probable age? Looks like the rattan weave on the entire scabbard was an 80s...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By tanaruz
MARANAO KRIS?

Hi friends,

Sharing with you this kris. It has a small sticker which indicate that this is a Maranao kris.

Can you confirm this this is indeed Maranao?

The blade is of the straight type (sundang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By tanaruz
Wink BAGOBO BOLO?

Hello Sir Ian,

Thanks so much for the info!


Kindest regards

Yves ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By tanaruz
TENEGRE BOLO

Hi friends,

Our first tenegre bolo/blade from Panay.
The OAL: 29 inches/ with a 23-inch blade
Linamay blade profile
sheath: wood, with Ilonggo design with leather throat and a flat material (don;t...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By tanaruz
BAGOBO BOLO?

Hi friends,

From my father's collection- a supposed to be Bagobo bolo (a kampilan?).

1) in one of my earlier posts, I have shared a presumably tagagaolo bolo with a similar scabbard design (floral...
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