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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ian
Hi bandook: It's a type of jambiya from Northern...

Hi bandook:

It's a type of jambiya from Northern India. Often referred to as a "tiger tooth" jambiya. Here is a similar example on the Oriental Arms web...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Ian
Probably Burmese. Nice gift. Ian.

Probably Burmese. Nice gift.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Ian
Yes, the latest pics would indicate more age to...

Yes, the latest pics would indicate more age to the hilt, as you suggest. A very nice and unusual example.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim: I have found an occasional bring back of...

Hi Jim:

I have found an occasional bring back of a US serviceman to have been treated with cosmoline or even varnished to prevent rust. These were mainly early 20th C items or immediately after...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Ian
Hi Carlos: Very nice and unusual example. How...

Hi Carlos:

Very nice and unusual example.

How old do you think it may be? The carving on the hilt and cross guard look very crisp and appear to have had little handling--might suggest relatively...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ian
Thanks for the additional information. The sword...

Thanks for the additional information. The sword of Sto Bartolome in the picture you show reminds me of the clipped point bolo that is sometimes referred to as a "Bonifacio." We have discussed this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ian
Jose: That is a wonderful Tagalog interpretation...

Jose:

That is a wonderful Tagalog interpretation of a kris. I'm thinking First Republic period perhaps. The carving on the hilt is first class.

I don't know whether your example might be one of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Ian
Another Indonesian (Tjikeroeh) sword based on the...

Another Indonesian (Tjikeroeh) sword based on the Dutch klewang (bottom) shown with two Dutch klewangs: a traditional Dutch military issue klewang (top) and a Japanese-modified version following...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ian
In doing a little more research about Apalit and...

In doing a little more research about Apalit and swordmaking, I came across an article in a Filipino newspaper that describes the town as a center for swordmaking before and during the Spanish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef. Yes, please do translate the...

Thanks Detlef. Yes, please do translate the description.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Ian
Rafngard: Here is the description provided...

Rafngard:

Here is the description provided by Hermann Historica in May, 2011 catalog. Perhaps someone more fluent in German than I am could translate the description. Kleiner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Ian
Highly unusual "Moro" kris/keris

The item below was sold in 2011 by the respected auction company Hermann Historica (Auction 61, Lot no. 3216, May 2-3, 2011) for the relatively low price of 200 euros. It was listed as "Kleiner Kris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Ian
Wayne: Very nice example of an Indonesian...

Wayne:

Very nice example of an Indonesian version of the Dutch military klewang done up as a European style hunting sword. Congratulations on a good find. Although there are a few of these around,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,585
Posted By Ian
Sajen: In the close up of the handle the little...

Sajen:

In the close up of the handle the little black dots visible, especially towards the end of the hilt, look like Haversian canals in cross section. This suggests that the handle is made from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Ian
About 15-20 years ago there were several of the...

About 15-20 years ago there were several of the Taras Bulba swords that appeared on eBay for less than $100 each. They were rehilted 1850s US cavalry swords. I bought one just for grins, and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,616
Posted By Ian
Guys: I would really hate to see this thread...

Guys:

I would really hate to see this thread shut down. Between the arguing is some really interesting stuff. Tatyana has thrown an extra piece of information into the mix, and I would like to know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
Kino: Thank you for finding and posting this...

Kino:

Thank you for finding and posting this extraordinary image. I have taken the liberty of altering the contrast and size of the cropped image that you posted to show the wall plaque with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
Carlos: If you can send me the file by email I...

Carlos:

If you can send me the file by email I will try to adapt the size to forum requirements and perhaps select the key elements for enlarging.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
Hello Carlos: Can you tell us where you saw...

Hello Carlos:

Can you tell us where you saw these wall plaques and what written comments may have accompanied them?

I would be more likely to accept a Philippines origin if these displays were in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,616
Posted By Ian
Mahratt and ariel: I don't have a dog in this...

Mahratt and ariel:

I don't have a dog in this fight, but I would like to venture some observations based on ariel's pictures to date (acknowledging that they are incomplete and not very clear).

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Ian
Dmitiri: I think you have a consensus now,...

Dmitiri:

I think you have a consensus now, although not a very strong one, that this is a Spanish-influenced sword from one of its former colonies. Most likely it comes from the Philippines, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Ian
Ibrahiim: Could you please provide the full...

Ibrahiim:

Could you please provide the full Latin inscription. It is hard to make out the word. Is it "MOIDUM"? That does not make sense to me. Perhaps another letter in front?

Do you think the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Ian
I wonder if, perhaps, the original sword in this...

I wonder if, perhaps, the original sword in this discussion is an old variant of the Bicolano minasbad. See the following example of a minasbad for comparison. The hilt is obviously different but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By Ian
Thanks Jose. Interesting factoid. Did not know...

Thanks Jose. Interesting factoid. Did not know about Moros in Luzon during the 19th-20th C.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Ian
Hi Kubur: Completely agree with you about the...

Hi Kubur:

Completely agree with you about the diverse nature of the swords from many lands that were influenced controlled and colonized by Spain. There is great variety and many local influences...
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