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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ian
Hello again Yves, The scabbard is Palawano. I...

Hello again Yves,

The scabbard is Palawano. I have checked some aspects of the carving at the throat and it is certainly Palawano. A further picture is attached of this area. There are horizontal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Ian
I hope you don't mind but I edited your pictures...

I hope you don't mind but I edited your pictures a little to highlight some of the features. I need to check some reference books to comment further. While I do that, perhaps someone else may like to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Yes, it's a Visayan plamingko...

Hi Yves,

Yes, it's a Visayan plamingko and probably one of the oldest shown on this web site. There are a few more pictures in the archives, such as here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Ian
The sword is a Sulu barung. The scabbard is...

The sword is a Sulu barung. The scabbard is Palawano, and probably more recently made than the blade. The blade has Chinese characters, not uncommon on Sulu barung, and indicate it is of Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Ian
Yes, good choice Tim.

Yes, good choice Tim.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,586
Posted By Ian
Hi Gonzoadler. Unusual shaped blade on your...

Hi Gonzoadler. Unusual shaped blade on your second example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Ian
Very nice hilt and scabbard, and what was once a...

Very nice hilt and scabbard, and what was once a nice blade. Looks as though this one took a hit from a cannon ball. I can't think what else would cause such a large round impression and snap the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Ian
Very odd. Condition looks more recent than 19th C.

Very odd. Condition looks more recent than 19th C.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's comment ...

psingh:

Please post your pictures here as attachments. Requests for translations require a picture also of the entire item as well as the inscription--please see the sticky thread at the top...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Ian
The three-part hilt looks very Mainland SE...

The three-part hilt looks very Mainland SE Asian/Yunnan, while the small disk guard fits with Vietnam.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Ian
Oh yes. Just like the Bagobo blades, a heavy...

Oh yes. Just like the Bagobo blades, a heavy metal hilt and light, short blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Ian
Well done Dave! It can be very hard to get a...

Well done Dave! It can be very hard to get a seller to take something back, even when the item is clearly sold as something it is not. I take it that not dealing with this seller again is no great...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Ian
I agree with Battara and Kai. This kampilan is...

I agree with Battara and Kai. This kampilan is old and on the short side (can you post dimensions please). I'm assuming that Battara is basing his Ilanum attribution on the shortness of the blade and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Ian
That's a real bonus and makes me think that your...

That's a real bonus and makes me think that your blade is old. Of the dozen or so confirmed old Bagobo blades I've held, they all felt very light and "fast." I think this must come from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, I've been thinking about this one...

Hi Xas,

I've been thinking about this one a bit before replying to your post. I've not seen chromium plating before on a Lumad piece. I have seen a nickel-plated kris blade, but not chromium....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Ian
Welcome Ed. There are many...

Welcome Ed.

There are many knowledgeable people here who can answer your questions. It would help if you could post some pictures of your barung now.

As far as etching the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderators comment: Uploaded pictures required ...

Please see my edit of your post. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ian
A larger klewang, but with scabbard of similar...

A larger klewang, but with scabbard of similar style to the subject of this thread appears in the "Sold" section on the Oriental Arms site (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=2038). This one is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin, You may be correct. My experience...

Hi Gavin,

You may be correct. My experience with these klewang is different. Since Albert v. Zonneveld is a member of this forum, he might be able to tell us how his pictures are oriented.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ian
Gavin, Thanks for the reference to the...

Gavin,

Thanks for the reference to the Minangkabau in v. Zonneveld.

With regard to the klewang he shows, the two I referred to have straight cutting edges and upturned hilts (which I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin, What are you seeing that...

Hi Gavin,

What are you seeing that persuades you this is from the Minangkabau people? That's an uncommon attribution with respect to blades.

Ian

P.S. Just to amplify a little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Ian
A nice example Yvain. Thanks for sharing it here....

A nice example Yvain. Thanks for sharing it here. Most of the ones I've seen have been of the three prong type and lesser quality. Congratulations on a good find and your restoration of it.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ian
The small size and wide blade makes me think of a...

The small size and wide blade makes me think of a knife to cut betel. While I've not seen any exactly like this one, betel-knives can be quite ornate as can the boxes that accompany the storage and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Ian
Blade is also short (19.5 in) which might suggest...

Blade is also short (19.5 in) which might suggest a nautical sword/"cutlass" for close quarters work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By Ian
Yves: We do not permit discussion of items...

Yves:

We do not permit discussion of items that are currently for sale. I am going to close this thread until you notify me that it is no longer for sale. Then we can reopen it for discussion....
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