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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:07 AM
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Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hello my friends,

with the budiak shipped inside a plactic PVC pipe, it was cleared and on its way to Manila. Description: "Spear used by Capt Ahab..." just joking, but the ceremonial flagpole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By tanaruz
LUZON BLADE

Hi all,

This just came into our house today. I believe it is a Luzon bolo/sword- but that's just about it. My father and I never had anything Luzon in our collection, so our knowledge to this kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hello,

many thanks for the info. I love the Capt Ahab thing ha ha.

The longest is over 10 feet and the shortest is just about 7 feet.

Will inform the dealer/seller on the possibility to send them...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hi all,

I'd like to ask your opinion on how to ship moro budiaks from the US to Manila. I've recently purchased a long Moro budiak (over 10 feet long)- and fortunately, it can be shipped in three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By tanaruz
MAGUINDANAOAN KRIS

Hello,

thanks for the info. a pawnshop appraiser came today and I had the pink asang-asang tested- it is swassa.

This confirms what the previous owner claimed.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By tanaruz
maguindanao kris

Hello Sir David,

Many many thanks for those pointers. will definitely etch the blade and polish the scabbard.

I've contacted the previous owner (since I have 2 more krisses + an Iranun kampilan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By tanaruz
maguindanao kris

additional info:

Scabbard: tigerstripes bunti wood
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By tanaruz
magindanao kris

Hi friends,

Been quite busy these past few weeks.

I purchased it from the US dealer/collector- as a gift to my father this christmas.

1) kindly confirm if it has the traits of a kris of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
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, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
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, 02:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
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 11th October 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By tanaruz
PALAWAN 'TUKEW' BLADE-1

Hello,

A southern Palawan 'tukew' blade.

A working blade.

Regards,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
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 11th October 2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By tanaruz
B'LAAN KAMPILAN?

Hello,

now that is one beautiful piece!

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
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, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
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...
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