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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Yep, that's a very odd piece and I've...

Hi Yves,

Yep, that's a very odd piece and I've never seen another one like it. Thanks for sharing this example.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves: Very nice example of Tugayan work. I...

Hi Yves:

Very nice example of Tugayan work. I like the expert carving on their pieces (although the style is a little flamboyant for my taste). Is the hilt wood or horn? I'm thinking kumagong but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Ian
Hi Kino, IIRC there was a round hole in the end...

Hi Kino, IIRC there was a round hole in the end of the wooden hilt which may have been for attachment to a pommel. Jose may recall more clearly.


You would have to ask Jose what is underneath the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Ian
Hello Hefezola: Thanks for sharing your kris...

Hello Hefezola:

Thanks for sharing your kris and barung. The kris appears to be a broad-bladed example from the Sulu Archipelago, dating from mid-20th C I would think. It is missing its other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Ian
Jose, Thanks for posting pics of that barung....

Jose,

Thanks for posting pics of that barung. I still have it and was having trouble finding the old pictures. Glad to see you kept them.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Ian
Hello Yves. Thank you for showing this...

Hello Yves.

Thank you for showing this beautiful Sulu barung. I believe this one is indeed a datu quality piece. The extensive use of silver on the hilt, with braided silver rings (budbud)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Ian
Thanks Yves.

Thanks Yves.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Ian
Hi Hefezola: That's a nice example of a...

Hi Hefezola:


That's a nice example of a Palawano bangkung. There is an older thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18345)talking about bangkung, and it includes some more examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,315
Posted By Ian
Hi RobT, Yes, a twin for mine. The scabbard...

Hi RobT,

Yes, a twin for mine. The scabbard could be from the Philippines, although the belt loop looks more Mexican. On looking back through my records, the sale receipt had a note "Mexican?",...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th July 2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Ian
Sword is now On Hold.

Sword is now On Hold.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, I think this blade is Sulu...

Hi Yves,

I think this blade is Sulu (probably Tausug) rather than from Basilan (Yakan). The brass(?) punto is a less expensive ornamentation than silver, so the owner may have been on a small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Ian
Hello rockelk. The Burmese dha (top one)...

Hello rockelk.

The Burmese dha (top one) is of a style that developed in the late 19th/early 20th C and deteriorated over time up to the mid-20th C. Some people refer to these as "story dha"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Ian
Hello Yves, Thanks for posting this Samal...

Hello Yves,

Thanks for posting this Samal barung. The kakatua hilt would suggest WWII era or a little earlier, and the scabbard is consistent with that time frame. Would you post its dimensions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ian
Dave, I'm in a similar situation. Basically...

Dave,

I'm in a similar situation. Basically I don't want to leave my wife with the substantial chore of disposing of my collection. None of my step-children want to take it on, and my wife has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Ian
Miloglow360, Thanks for posting about...

Miloglow360,

Thanks for posting about this interesting article. We like to credit the original authors of the works we cite, so here is the relevant citation:

Park J-S, Rajan K,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,315
Posted By Ian
Another Philippines dagger

This one is similar to the one shown by RobT although more recent in manufacture. I believe this one is from northern or central Luzon and is missing the braided wire on the hilt. No sheath.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Ian
Hello Yves: I agree with the previous replies,...

Hello Yves:

I agree with the previous replies, this is probably post-WWII brass work from Maranao craftsmen, but the quality of the workmanship is high. It took a lot of time and skill to produce...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Ian
Hello Hefezola: This kris is most likely...

Hello Hefezola:

This kris is most likely from the Maranao people of Mindanao. I have attached a blown up picture of its gangya area and the white arrow points to a carved feature that Robert...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Ian
I have not seen blades on other Filipino weapons...

I have not seen blades on other Filipino weapons with Chinese characters--only on barung so far.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Ian
Hi Philip, Thanks for posting these...

Hi Philip,

Thanks for posting these contemporary knives. I think the main distinction between these knives and a barung is that the tang comes of the blade closer to the spine on your examples,...
Forum: Swap Forum 24th July 2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Ian
In response to questions ...

Here is a picture showing the thickness of the blade (0.25 inch) near the guard, and the composition of the ferrule which is made from a strip of brass (seam is apparent in the picture below). Years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Ian
Hello Yves, On the two points you raise. The...

Hello Yves,

On the two points you raise. The cord around the neck of the scabbard is not a suspension device for wearing the sword IMHO. Barung are worn either tucked into the waist of the pants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, I think all three are from the...

Hi Yves,

I think all three are from the Sulu Archipelago, with the one in the middle being the oldest blade and the top one being the youngest. The prominent width of the middle blade is of an...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd July 2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Ian
Pre-WWII Visayan tenegre for sale

Nice old tenegre with unusually long blade and carved wooden guard. This one is in "as found" condition except for a light cleaning of the blade to remove some superficial rust. The blade remains...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By Ian
Hi Alan, Thanks very much for posting the link...

Hi Alan,


Thanks very much for posting the link to this article. Excellent photography and a good example of historical weapons in bas relief work. Very useful archival material.


Ian.
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