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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
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, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
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
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Robert
Wow, what a beautiful (and exceedingly rare)...

Wow, what a beautiful (and exceedingly rare) shield you have now been able to add to your ever growing collection. I am starting to wonder just how much time you have to dedicate to online searching...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Robert
It has been a long day but I wanted to thank...

It has been a long day but I wanted to thank everyone for all the information and photos that you have shared with me so far. The tombak arrived today and after a wipe down with WD40 and scrubbing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Robert
Hello Alan, Apparently you responded to my...

Hello Alan, Apparently you responded to my request for information while I was typing my reply to Kai. After hearing what you have added I am now extremely happy that I had taken the chance in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Robert
Hello Kai, Thank you very much for your...

Hello Kai,
Thank you very much for your thoughts on this spear head and especially for the tips on the correct way of cleaning and preserving this piece. I have added two more photos, one showing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Robert
Question Info Needed On Tombak

Hello everyone, I just "accidentally" (long story) won this tombak on epray and now would like to learn something about it. I have no idea of its age or if it is just a tourist piece or was made as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Robert
I sorry and maybe it is just my eyesight getting...

I sorry and maybe it is just my eyesight getting worse in my old age, but I do not see a chisel edge grind on this blade. :confused: I do however believe that this piece could very easily be from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Robert
About the three circles (sun symbols) arranged in...

About the three circles (sun symbols) arranged in the triangle configuration on the ends of the guard, as mentioned in my first posting I had seen these before in the form of rank designation. When I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Robert
Thank you Kino, but this I believe was just more...

Thank you Kino, but this I believe was just more of a case of being damned lucky as I was actually searching for something else when I found this. :o

Kai, I have been using a mixture of mink oil...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Robert
Steve and Jose, Thank you both for your kind...

Steve and Jose, Thank you both for your kind comment on this dagger. I was really surprised when I won it as I believed that it would have brought for a much higher price than it did.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Robert
More photos.

More photos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Robert
Katipunan Dagger

As I have not posted much for awhile now I though that I would see what the experts have to say about this latest addition to my collection.
I was fortunate enough to be able to win this piece on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By Robert
WOW :eek: That is one very nice kris you have...

WOW :eek: That is one very nice kris you have acquired. Not sure what you might find with a polish and etch, but it would be nice to find out. Congratulation on such a great find.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,561
Posted By Robert
Beautiful pieces Detlef and wonderful new...

Beautiful pieces Detlef and wonderful new additions to your ever growing collection. One of these days I hope to find one for my own collection along with the dart container and hopefully darts as...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th March 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Robert
WWII Era Philippine Bowie Knife

For Sale a nice Philippine WWII era bowie knife with buffalo horn hilt and original leather scabbard. Knife and scabbard are both in very good condition as can be seen in the photos. The overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By Robert
Though I cannot find an exact match, this blade...

Though I cannot find an exact match, this blade reminds me of some of the ones used on machetes made by Robert Mole & Sons. :shrug:

Best,
Robert
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By Robert
Though I cannot find an exact match, this blade...

Though I cannot find an exact match, this blade reminds me of some of the ones used on machetes made by Robert Mole & Sons. :shrug:

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Robert
Thank you very much for the advice on how to...

Thank you very much for the advice on how to hopefully remove the varnish from the rattan weaving on the hilt without causing damage. As I have other items that have had varnish applied as an overall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Robert
I really like these gunongs especially with their...

I really like these gunongs especially with their almost "over the top" decorative hilts. :eek: Could you possibly post a close-up photo or two showing the hilt of the larger one (the one with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Robert
Hello Dajak, I hate to disagree with you on the...

Hello Dajak, I hate to disagree with you on the craftsmanship of the rattan binding, but if you had it in hand you would see that it is just as nice as that on the one you have shown. As this was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Robert
Thank you Willem. I was worried that when trying...

Thank you Willem. I was worried that when trying to remove it from that area of the hilt that even using a mild chemical remover (as I did on the blade and exposed antler) that it might possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Robert
Detlef, Thank you for your kind words. I totally...

Detlef, Thank you for your kind words. I totally agree that even a more resent replacement scabbard is much better than no scabbard at all.:D I was worried mostly that this would turn out to be just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Robert
What you are most likely seeing is not dirt but a...

What you are most likely seeing is not dirt but a coating of old varnish applied by a previous owner. If you look closely right above the rattan you will see a small darkened area left from where I...
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