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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Ian
Elsewhere on this web site...

Elsewhere on this web site (http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/facon/criollo.html), Abel Domenech has posted a masterful essay on the knives of the South American gauchos. Here is what he has to say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Ian
Something else to consider, Alan. Modern blade...

Something else to consider, Alan. Modern blade makers have added a further term to confuse the issue--a "finger choil"--set behind the "sharpening choil."


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef. Those are pretty odd looking...

Thanks Detlef. Those are pretty odd looking choppers. Does the narrow section on some of these between the blade and the hilt qualify as a ricasso (even though it is much narrower than the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Ian
Just to throw some shades of gray onto the...

Just to throw some shades of gray onto the choil-notch thing, here is a 19th C. corvo that appears to have a choil, or is it a notch? What would you call it?


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Ian
Choils and "Spanish Notches" on Ethnographic weapons

In a recent thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24101) relating to the edged weapons of the Tinguian people of Northern Luzon, I commented on the use of a small notch at forte on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Thanks Alan. Very helpful explanation. The...

Thanks Alan. Very helpful explanation. The Spanish colonial knives of the Canary Islands and South America that show a notch tend to be on the small side, generally less than 12 inches in overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Well, to answer my own question, I searched...

Well, to answer my own question, I searched online for "Spanish notch" and found that it is a synonym for "choil." Here is a compilation of examples that I found on Blade Forums...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Alan, yes parallel development could certainly...

Alan, yes parallel development could certainly explain why a choil might be found on knives of a single ethnic group from Luzon. After eliminating external influences it really is the only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Alan, Thank you for the comment about...

Alan,

Thank you for the comment about choils. Yes, this feature certainly looks like a choil and may be intended for the purpose you describe. I used the word "curious" because such a feature is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Shazam, Thanks for bringing that quote up....

Shazam,

Thanks for bringing that quote up. Indeed, the distribution of quality weapons is an important contribution of the Ilocano/Tinguian groups and emphasizes the influence of this ethnic group...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Ian
Hi Bandook, I think Detlef is right. This is...

Hi Bandook,


I think Detlef is right. This is probably not one of the various forms of telek. That particular knife has a cruciform (cross-shaped) hilt, thought to derive perhaps from early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Ian
Jens: Thank you for the kind words and...

Jens:

Thank you for the kind words and condolences. I am losing parts of my collection that I put together over a period of 30+ years. I have explored many avenues legally, and came up empty....
Forum: Swap Forum 14th July 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Ian
The following items are on hold pending...

The following items are on hold pending completion of sales.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
On looking through my files of pictures that...

On looking through my files of pictures that might reveal an example of a Tinguian knife, I came across this one. The knife resembles No. 1 in Cole's Figure 7 that I posted above. Note the small cut...
Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Ian
Pictures--page 3

Other Knives and Swords


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Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 05:35 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By Ian
Pictures--page 2

Small dha from Mainland SE Asia (Continued)


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Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 05:27 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By Ian
Pictures—page 1

Small dha from Mainland SE Asia


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Forum: Swap Forum 13th July 2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Ian
Ivory-Containing Items for Sale

Fellow Forumites:

I have an ivory dilemma.

Over the years I have collected a number of Asian and SE Asian knives and swords with ivory hilts. CITES...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,968
Posted By Ian
And here are some carabao heads and a profile of...

And here are some carabao heads and a profile of same for comparison. Some carabao have horns and others have had them removed or are juveniles.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,968
Posted By Ian
Here are additional pictures of the knife that I...

Here are additional pictures of the knife that I mentioned in the previous post. The thickness of the blade is only 1/8 inch just in front of the guard, and this is much thinner than the usual sturdy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
Here is another figure from a different Cole...

Here is another figure from a different Cole article on the Distribution of Non-Christian Groups in NW Luzon. It is helpful in understanding the first article I posted.

Attached is a PDF file of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,158
Posted By Ian
Ed, Thanks for bringing this thread up again....

Ed,

Thanks for bringing this thread up again. I think it is one of the better examples on this Forum of how broad our members' collective knowledge of ethnographic arms can be. Wonderful...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
You're welcome Detlef. Perhaps people are...

You're welcome Detlef. Perhaps people are digesting Cole's paper before replying. Or maybe the subject is a bit too "academic" for many folks.

I thought Cole's observations about the origins of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Ian
The Tinguian and Ilocano Peoples--an ethnography based on the work of Cole

Over the past few months there has been much discussion on these pages of weapons attributable in style to the Ilocano people of northern and central Luzon. We have been uncertain about specific...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Ian
As noted by Jose, the blade appears to be the...

As noted by Jose, the blade appears to be the oldest part of this piece. The hilt and cross-guard, while newer in appearance, do seem consistent for the most part with the general decorative style of...
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