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Forum: Swap Forum 19th June 2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By xasterix
Yup Ian, thanks much =) hope you're doing fine!

Yup Ian, thanks much =) hope you're doing fine!
Forum: Swap Forum 18th June 2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By xasterix
Modern PH blades and how to find them

Greetings everyone. I was trying to find the thread related to a similar topic but it was eluding me, so I'm starting this new one instead.

I'm sharing modern-made Filipino traditional blades. All...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By xasterix
A unique piece! Drool-worthy. I can think of...

A unique piece! Drool-worthy. I can think of three possibilities.

It's an old Sulu barung blade, that's clear. The dress is a more-elaborate-than usual Palawan-style hilt and scabbard. The presence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,189
Posted By xasterix
No problem on the lack of scabbard. I would think...

No problem on the lack of scabbard. I would think the blade profile is closer to what is called as "dinahong buho" or "dahong buo" by the Tagalog-speaking towns. Here's a modern sample from one of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,189
Posted By xasterix
Yes, also Cavite. But I believe the albino horn...

Yes, also Cavite. But I believe the albino horn (just a guess, I'm not a good identifier of hilt material) is older. The top sword is interesting ; may I see its scabbard?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,189
Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef. This sword is from Cavite based on its...

Hi Detlef. This sword is from Cavite based on its hilt. That's Cavite's signature hilt. I don't know the name of the blade profile though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,896
Posted By xasterix
That's alarming news. I second the suggestion of...

That's alarming news. I second the suggestion of the others and recommend that you take legal steps against this. If it was a Filipino who threatened you, then I deeply apologize. Some of my fellow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,896
Posted By xasterix
That's a precious historical artifact that...

That's a precious historical artifact that belonged to General Leandro Fullon. The aesthetics of the dagger resonate with other Cavite-marked daggers. I'd like to believe that most of the elaborate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By xasterix
Off the bat, I'd say the top one can be a Sulu...

Off the bat, I'd say the top one can be a Sulu bangkung, while the two lower ones seem to have Maranao hilts. Reason for this is that the both hilt styles, as well the practice of placing a coin as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By xasterix
Hi, Scabbard definitely looks like a...

Hi,

Scabbard definitely looks like a binalhag's. One of my friend's old sundangs has a similar head figural, also provenanced from Samar. Would you know how old this sample is? I'm curious as I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,446
Posted By xasterix
I'm turning 34 soon. I started collecting modern...

I'm turning 34 soon. I started collecting modern Filipino blades 2 years ago, but eventually added old blades. The old blades are a wonder to wield and cut with.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By xasterix
I've come to realize that 'pinahig' and...

I've come to realize that 'pinahig' and 'hinalung' are general terms. There are specialized terms in their dialect that refer to specific builds; the North usually has a separate name for the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By xasterix
...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaupIRhKZdE

Headaxe and spear- 25:16

It reminds me of that :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,859
Posted By xasterix
Completely agreed with Detlef and Jose. To add- I...

Completely agreed with Detlef and Jose. To add- I believe this particular antique sword (I'd say pre-ww2) comes from Iriga, Camarines Sur, one of the provinces in the Bicol region. Iriga is reputed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,314
Posted By xasterix
I'm always biased towards the Warays =)

I'm always biased towards the Warays =)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,314
Posted By xasterix
I'm thinking of four possibilities. In Eastern...

I'm thinking of four possibilities.

In Eastern Samar, the general classification of this blade would be 'sundang.' In several historical references, the Waray of this area classify sundang as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By xasterix
Greetings! I was puzzling out this piece at...

Greetings! I was puzzling out this piece at Worthpoint a month or two ago. In my conjecture, this was from Apalit, timeline estimate would be 1910-1940s. My basis for the origin is the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By xasterix
Not exclusively Ilokano, I would like to think....

Not exclusively Ilokano, I would like to think. There's a time period wherein the Apalit pandays fancied that hilt work too. Although theirs usually had a sun at the hilt base, especially for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By xasterix
Looks legit. And old. I'm not a kalis expert, but...

Looks legit. And old. I'm not a kalis expert, but to my knowledge there were only three tribes in that time period which made such. Maguindanao, Maranao, and Tausug. The kalis addicts in this forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By xasterix
Lovely symbolism. Great piece!

Lovely symbolism. Great piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By xasterix
Hullo Ian, The bolo-types, such as those shown...

Hullo Ian,

The bolo-types, such as those shown in that picture, were definitely obtained by trade with Ilocos Norte. The blunt bolo you were referring to in the picture is not the 'katana' type, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the redirect Ian =) Short answer- in...

Thanks for the redirect Ian =)

Short answer- in my conjecture, the knife comes from Apalit, Pampanga, as the hilt and scabbard combo is consistent with other Apalit blades from a certain time period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By xasterix
Hello Ian! Yup I'm aware it does not contain Mo...

Hello Ian!

Yup I'm aware it does not contain Mo =) 'molye' is a term commonly used in PH which refers to a specific automotive part- if you do a quick Google search it'll point you to that part,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By xasterix
To my knowledge, they use leaf spring (known...

To my knowledge, they use leaf spring (known locally as 'molye'), also known as 5160 carbon steel.

Apolaki: Hi, yes it's a horse-head. Unfortunately I don't have data for the history of the hilts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By xasterix
Modern Ilocano blades

Sharing some modern blades from the Ilocos area of Northern Luzon. From top to bottom:

Sinan-olimaw yusoyos 'open field' or 'gentle wind'
Sinan-Gabriela panggaw-at 'for reaching'
Sinan-ulo ti...
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