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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By CharlesS
Ian, the blades here are generally very good and...

Ian, the blades here are generally very good and made in a variety of forms and forging techniques, but no twistcore.

I think this particular group could all be considered fighting blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,782
Posted By CharlesS
Yes, lots we know now that we didnít know...

Yes, lots we know now that we didnít know then...most importantly that this is a gayang, and not a jimpul.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By CharlesS
Ian, Thanks for your comments and response. I...

Ian,

Thanks for your comments and response. I think you are spot on regarding the tribal origins of the krisses.

What you are seeing that looks like swassa is actually a combination of the two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By CharlesS
The Allure of Moro Silver Pommels

When I was a little boy I always watched...somewhat dismayed...when, every year my mother brought out her beloved silver, that she rarely used, and tediously polished it all.

I am afraid I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By CharlesS
Yes, a parang nabur or beladah belabang. This one...

Yes, a parang nabur or beladah belabang. This one is a classic with one of many styles of blades, and a wooden hilt mounted in brass in classic form.

NICE example!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By CharlesS
Very nice throughout, but I really like the woven...

Very nice throughout, but I really like the woven rattan ferrule...you don't see that very often, and this one is really nicely done.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st September 2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By CharlesS
The unsold Moro krisses and koummyas will move on...

The unsold Moro krisses and koummyas will move on to eBay on Thursday Sept.5.

Thanks for having a look at my items, and a special thanks to purchasers!
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By CharlesS
Batak sword is on "hold".

Batak sword is on "hold".
Forum: Swap Forum 26th August 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By CharlesS
The sangkit, jimpul, and kriss2 are sold.

The sangkit, jimpul, and kriss2 are sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By CharlesS
Mandau, Moro kriss 1, and the Visayan sword are...

Mandau, Moro kriss 1, and the Visayan sword are sold
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By CharlesS
PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIAN SWORDS FOR SALE and 3 koummya

I am selling a few items. Most are from my personal collection. Shipping costs are not included. Please send an email via this site if you have any interest.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By CharlesS
The care and precision of chiseling are...

The care and precision of chiseling are especially impressive on this blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,101
Posted By CharlesS
No Willem. Perhaps resurrecting this old thread...

No Willem. Perhaps resurrecting this old thread will help!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By CharlesS
Kino, To be honest I let it sit overnight ...

Kino,

To be honest I let it sit overnight because I was so conflicted over cutting the rattan, but what finally pushed me over the edge to cut it was my thinking that with the hilt in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By CharlesS
Smile A Moro Kriss: A Hunch That Was Correct!

Some of you may have seen this Moro kriss on eBay. When I first saw it I thought the rattan was a charming addition to the hilt to hold the blade in place, as we have seen many times before, or add...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By CharlesS
The blade reversed for easier Arabic script...

The blade reversed for easier Arabic script translation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By CharlesS
Teodor, The blade has been etched. There was a...

Teodor,

The blade has been etched. There was a distinct temper line, but no Turkish ribbon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By CharlesS
An Ottoman Yataghan That Landed Far Away From Home

I recently bought this yataghan from Artzi. It caught my attention because of the floral motifs to the scabbard and bolster. They did not look Ottoman to me but did look Indonesian or Malaysian, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By CharlesS
A Unique Sword From The Dahomey Empire / Fon People

Here is a very nice example of a sword from the Kingdom of Dahomey or Fon people. It is certainly unique compared to other African swords. It likely dates to the early 20th century, perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By CharlesS
Yes!...a lovely blade, indeed! Like Battara said...

Yes!...a lovely blade, indeed! Like Battara said the scabbard is unusual for about any Moro area, and I have to wonder if it is later to the sword, which would not be unusual at all.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,624
Posted By CharlesS
Is it possible that they are arsenal marks rather...

Is it possible that they are arsenal marks rather than maker's marks??? :shrug: In other words, where they came from or belong vs. who made them. I realize, of course, that often the maker and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,624
Posted By CharlesS
Fernando, Here are a couple of pics, but they...

Fernando,

Here are a couple of pics, but they are very difficult to make out, though the stamp on one side is much clearer than the other.

Let me know if you are able to decipher anything from it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By CharlesS
Very impressive grouping! Thanks for these pics....

Very impressive grouping! Thanks for these pics. The number of blade variations speaks volumes, even with the later long straight blades missing.

The knuckle guard lacking on some is well noted, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By CharlesS
Awesome example! Just a case of nothing being...

Awesome example! Just a case of nothing being wasted in the right hands!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,624
Posted By CharlesS
Gentlemen, Thanks so much for your kind words...

Gentlemen,

Thanks so much for your kind words and your additional contributions of information and photos!

I knew this one was something special the moment I saw it!

Battara, if you think your...
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