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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:31 PM
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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 Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
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 Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
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: 162
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: 8
Views: 203
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: 8
Views: 203
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: 8
Views: 203
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: 192
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: 1
Views: 138
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: 8
Views: 203
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: 525
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: 309
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: 447
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: 299
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: 526
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: 526
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: 526
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: 454
Posted By Ian
:D

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
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: 481
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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Ian
Hello ashkenaz: Thank you for the...

Hello ashkenaz:

Thank you for the question about Lumad weapons. Yes is the short answer to your question, but not usually as long as Moro kampilan and with different hilt styles peculiar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By Ian
Charles, Here is Figure 47 from Cato's book...

Charles,

Here is Figure 47 from Cato's book Moro Swords. Another example of what we have been talking about is shown on the far right. Again, this appears to be a Maranao kris of about the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By Ian
Yep, combination of the single sharp terminus and...

Yep, combination of the single sharp terminus and smoothly waved luk are found on some Mindanao kris of that period.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By Ian
Hi Charles: That feature is found sometimes...

Hi Charles:

That feature is found sometimes on c. 1900 and later kris, generally the larger and heavier varieties from Mindanao. The one shown here seems to be Maranao in origin if we go by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Ian
Hi Zach: That's a pretty rough knife you...

Hi Zach:

That's a pretty rough knife you show--village blacksmith quality with lots of hammer marks and little or no attempt to grind it to shape. Could be from Sudan too.

Ian.
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