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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Ian
It arrived today and is definitely a former...

It arrived today and is definitely a former barung. The blade is heavy and thick at the hilt (approximately 5/16 inch or 7 mm). There are numerous sharp nicks to the spine of the blade suggesting it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Ian
Thanks for posting this one Charles. I'm always...

Thanks for posting this one Charles. I'm always impressed by how short the blade is on these weapons. Definitely designed for close in chopping and slicing. They look a bit like an oversized corvo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Ian
Stefan: Nice lot to pick up. The top one...

Stefan:

Nice lot to pick up.

The top one appears to be a Kurdish jambiya with a nice clean blade and typical raised central rib.

The middle one is a choora/pesh kabz/karud (pick the name you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Ian
The seller noted that these were de-accessioned...

The seller noted that these were de-accessioned museum pieces.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Ian
Asian polearms

Six items from the same seller recently finished online. They drew a lot of interest in terms of bidding. Each piece was the head of a polearm and of a socketed construction. After talking wth a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Ian
Chief, You seem to be having problems. Please PM...

Chief,

You seem to be having problems. Please PM me if you need any help.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Ian
Welcome minohattal. Welcome to the Forum...

Welcome minohattal.

Welcome to the Forum and I hope you will find answers to the questions you raise. Please note that all inscription and identification questions require a picture of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Thanks Gustav. Van Duuren's comments seem off...

Thanks Gustav.

Van Duuren's comments seem off the mark if he expected that she would have known about the cockatoo hilt theory in 1985, and Cato did not publish his book until about 10 years later!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
David: All good points. I am not privy to...

David:

All good points. I am not privy to any data Cato may have used. From the comment of van Duuren about the "general consensus" favoring a cockatoo, it appears that more than Cato have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Kai, Thank you for that link....

Kai,

Thank you for that link. Interesting interpretation by Rose Schubert. I was hoping that this paper would have some data to support Ron's ideas, but it seems that Schubert was guessing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By Ian
Reworked corvo

This one finished recently online and was described as a "Canary Island knife," presumably because of the multi-colored stacked hilt. The seller hedged his bets by also including "Spanish colonial,"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Ron, you are being a little disingenuous here....

Ron, you are being a little disingenuous here. Every Filipino knows that carabao (or sometimes kalabaw) is the every day common term for the domesticated water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Gustav, This is excellent news! Would it be...

Gustav,

This is excellent news! Would it be possible to scan the article into a PDF file and post it here as an attachment? It is possible to attach .PDF files to a post in the same manner as .JPG...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Ian
Large slender Moro knife

This one just finished online and will be coming my way in the next few days.

It has an unusual blade for a Moro knife, being considerably narrower than a barung and perhaps more suited to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Ian
Thanks for bringing that old thread back up....

Thanks for bringing that old thread back up. Artzi Yarom shows a couple of knives that are very similar to the first one I posted above with inlaid silver decorations of arcs, etc. and a recurved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Rick, Alan Maisey commented earlier that the...

Rick,

Alan Maisey commented earlier that the cockatoo had a strong symbolic meaning in the Indonesian Archipelago and Malaysia, but he did not know about the significance in Moroland.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Ron, I am not trying to disparage the ideas you...

Ron,

I am not trying to disparage the ideas you propose or suggest that they are without merit. I apologize if I gave you that impression. Rather I'm trying to understand the basis for your thoughts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Ron, Being the only published theory, that is...

Ron,

Being the only published theory, that is indeed all we really have to go on. Some people may have knowledge that is different, but until it is put out there for discussion and the basis of it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Ian
Thanks Miguel. Yes, Tirri's examples are...

Thanks Miguel. Yes, Tirri's examples are similar.

There has been some debate about whether these knives are from Kerala or NW India, as there appear to be similar style knives from Rajastan and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Ian
Thanks Dave. Indeed, a complicated subject. Ian.

Thanks Dave. Indeed, a complicated subject.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Ian
Kerala knife

I recently came across an interesting knife on a French auction site. It was titled "Arme courte - Wedong Asie du Sud, probablement…" but it is not a wedung (unless "wedong" has another meaning in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ian
Hi Ron. That's an interesting hilt. The sword...

Hi Ron.

That's an interesting hilt. The sword appears to be Sulu in origin but the sarimanok tradition is Maranao--something that would need reconciling.

Of course, the bird depicted could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Ian
Very nice blade, Tatyana, and in excellent...

Very nice blade, Tatyana, and in excellent condition. The fullers are very crisp and clean.

German, Spanish, Italian ... ???

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Ian
Alan, I hope some of our Japanese sword...

Alan,

I hope some of our Japanese sword enthusiasts pass by here soon.

I'm not an expert by any means on Japanese swords, but this one seems wrong to me, for many of the reasons that Jose...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Ian
I agree with Battara--does not look Moro to me.

I agree with Battara--does not look Moro to me.
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