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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, As you have pointed out, after...

Hello Detlef, As you have pointed out, after enlarging the photos and comparing these two pieces closely I have to agree that Richard is correct in his assessment that this is a Tuareg knife. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Robert
Richard, Thank you for posting the photo of your...

Richard, Thank you for posting the photo of your Tuareg knife. While there are some differences in the knives themselves such as the guards they do appear quite similar in overall styling. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Robert
Hello Kubur and thank you for the information and...

Hello Kubur and thank you for the information and kind words on the cleaning of this piece. Niger was where the seller had indicated this knife had originally originated from, but as I could find no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Robert
African Knife???

I purchased this what I believe to be African knife mostly because I have never seen another like it and it looked most interesting even though it was in terrible condition when first found. Now that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,279
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Like David I really love the blade...

Hello Detlef, Like David I really love the blade on this gunong. The simple but lovely engraving, the slender elegance of the needle pointed blade with its long sharpened false edge, the file work on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Robert
I really like these old straight bladed kris and...

I really like these old straight bladed kris and totally agree with what both Ian and Jose have said about who, when and where this one was made. Looking at the photos you have posted I do not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By Robert
Hello Swede and welcome to the forum. If you look...

Hello Swede and welcome to the forum. If you look at the top of the main Ethnographic Weapons page you will find a post titled "Posting Photos" where you will find instruction on how to correctly...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th October 2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By Robert
This piece is now listed elsewhere.

This piece is now listed elsewhere.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By Robert
For anyone interested, final price drop before...

For anyone interested, final price drop before listing elsewhere is $200.00 with free shipping to the lower 48 States and overseas shipping at a reduced rate.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th September 2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By Robert
Price drop to $225.00 for the remainder of forum...

Price drop to $225.00 for the remainder of forum listing then off to you know where.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,298
Posted By Robert
Gentleman, The tone of the responses will become...

Gentleman, The tone of the responses will become less aggressive and an atmosphere of decorum shall be maintained or I will be forced to lock this thread and ban the offending parties. Final...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
Jose, Thank you very much for your kind words...

Jose, Thank you very much for your kind words about what has been posted here on these brass/copper bladed pieces, but Lorenz deserves more of the credit for this than I. He has always freely shared...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
I have added two photos of the copper bladed...

I have added two photos of the copper bladed dagger that I had shown to and was then given some very interesting information about by the older Philippine gentleman I met last year. Sorry about the...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By Robert
Tombak For Sale

Unfortunately I find that I will need to part with this lovely tombak as well as a few other items from my collection. Asking price is $250.00 with free shipping to the lower 48 States. Consideration...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
Ian, I like your idea for a new thread and...

Ian,
I like your idea for a new thread and hope that (as you have suggested) that someone more knowledgeable on the subject will choose to start one.
Here is another interesting story that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
For anyone interested, here is some interesting...

For anyone interested, here is some interesting information that I came across quite by accident. While the wife was in the hospital last year and l was left unsupervised to fend for myself (which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
Ian, Thank you very much for your help in...

Ian,
Thank you very much for your help in possibly identifying the proper name of the flower with four pointed petals seen on this dagger. Then by pointing out that "People believe that the blooming...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, And thank you for your kind words...

Hello Detlef, And thank you for your kind words and interest in this unusual piece. As these copper bladed daggers seem to be few and far between and even less common than their brass/bronze...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
Hello Ian, With the overall styling and the tang...

Hello Ian, With the overall styling and the tang extending all the way through the hilt I would believe this to be an Ilocano piece. As for the copper and brass alternating the way they do I am not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Robert
Copper And Brass Philippine Dagger

As I have not posted anything for awhile I thought that I would start by posting one of my latest additions to my Philippine copper and brass bladed dagger and knife collection. A beautiful little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,279
Posted By Robert
Detlef, What a wonderful collection of gunongs...

Detlef,
What a wonderful collection of gunongs you have been putting together. If ask I would have to say that even though they are all beautiful examples of the pandays art that the third one from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,987
Posted By Robert
Thank you for putting into words so precisely...

Thank you for putting into words so precisely what I have been trying without success to do all day.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Robert
Unfortunately because of the quality of the...

Unfortunately because of the quality of the workmanship I am inclined to believe that this is an example of where someone has taken an older item and has purposely added embellishments to it in an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Robert
As this sword is currently being offered for sale...

As this sword is currently being offered for sale I am closing this thread until further notice.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By Robert
As the original subject dagger is going to be...

As the original subject dagger is going to be offer for sale I have been ask by its owner to temporarily close this thread.


Best,
Robert
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