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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Ian
That's interesting Jose. For these non-silver...

That's interesting Jose. For these non-silver black oxidized pieces, I wonder if there might be some arsenic also in the mix. Some oxides of arsenic can be very black in appearance. I seem to recall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 364
Posted By Ian
I agree Detlef. Alloys with small amounts of gold...

I agree Detlef. Alloys with small amounts of gold can certainly oxidize, but I think it is the copper or silver components that are most affected by the oxidation. Many years ago I had a N. Thia/Lao...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 364
Posted By Ian
Hi Leif: One does find older gunong with a belt...

Hi Leif:

One does find older gunong with a belt loop like this, and it is not all that uncommon a finding. Often, however, the knife was simply thrust through a waist band and there was no need for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Ian
Probably hide from an ass.

Probably hide from an ass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Bob. Agree with comments already made. Nice...

Hi Bob. Agree with comments already made. Nice example.

Is the end of the hilt resting on something? It looks a bit odd.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 364
Posted By Ian
Thanks for sharing this one. I agree it looks to...

Thanks for sharing this one. I agree it looks to be from the turn of the 20th C and you did a nice clean up. I particularly like the blade with its tight luk that gradually get shorter in length and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By Ian
Hi Roland, The first link worked for me on the...

Hi Roland,

The first link worked for me on the second try. The second link works well too.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By Ian
Roland, Thanks for showing the link to this...

Roland,

Thanks for showing the link to this informative piece. I think it will find wider application than just gun barrels.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Ian
Ben, You mention "Latok Malay,...

Ben,

You mention "Latok Malay, Melanau." When I look up "Melanau" I find they are an old race from Sarawak. Are they related to the Sea Dayak?

Now that you mention a more northern origin than I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Ian
More dimensions

Dajak:

Thanks for the information. Dimensions of the blade at the three points shown in the picture.

A: Just in front of the hilt
Width = 1.4 cm, Thickness of spine = 0.9 cm

B: At...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th February 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Ian
Hi Peter. Thanks for posting the information...

Hi Peter.

Thanks for posting the information about your new book and for donating the proceeds to a worthy cause. However, because this is a commercial announcement, it belongs in the Swap Forum. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Ian
Thanks Detlef and Kai. A Land Dayak buko. Buko...

Thanks Detlef and Kai. A Land Dayak buko.

Buko is an interesting Malay word. In Tagalog it means green coconut, and has been variously used to describe the flesh of the green coconut and also the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Ian
Hi Leif: The pics are really too dark to make...

Hi Leif:

The pics are really too dark to make out much detail. The top one (without a sheath) looks to have a guard made from repurposed iron, perhaps an item originally from a piece of machinery....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Ian
Hi Stefan: No. 1 is a mainland SEA work...

Hi Stefan:

No. 1 is a mainland SEA work knife. Could be Lao/Cambodian/Vietnamese. We see these online quite frequently, often via returning U.S. servicemen, and dating to the 1960's and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Ian
Hi Leif, Yes, I would also call this a...

Hi Leif,

Yes, I would also call this a cundrik. As to age, I find that hard to judge from the pics, but probably late 19th C. Could be earlier or later, but that's my best guess.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Ian
Sounds highly likely given the collection of...

Sounds highly likely given the collection of features peculiar to most of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Ian
Ariel, I don't think translucent horn is all...

Ariel,

I don't think translucent horn is all that uncommon. Albino horn in particular can be quite translucent. I have a siwar with an albino horn sheath and it is possible to see the blade easily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Ian
Parang latok w/stag horn hilt

When reading Albert van Zonneveld's excellent encyclopedia of Indonesian arms, I ran across a particular statement that the hilt of the parang latok is "always made of wood."

I have had the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Ian
Hombre and Rich: Thanks for bringing these...

Hombre and Rich:

Thanks for bringing these knives up, and noticing that they are another example of Anglo-Indian knives of good quality. I agree with Rich that these are very collectable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ian
Hi Steve: Thanks for the extra pics. I'm not...

Hi Steve:

Thanks for the extra pics. I'm not seeing anything here to suggest that the blade is an older one that has been refitted. It all looks WWII vintage to me.

Part of the inscription seems to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ian
Steve: There is a partial crew roster for the...

Steve:

There is a partial crew roster for the USS Doyen (ALA-1) here (http://www.hullnumber.com/crew1.php?cm=APA-1). No mention of Jay Cappell but there are some contact email addresses that might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ian
Hi Steve: Yes, I would go with your second...

Hi Steve:

Yes, I would go with your second option too. The knife may well be from Leyte. It has been nicely inscribed and with that amount of information I wonder if you can find out more about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Ian
Thank you Roland. I look forward to more...

Thank you Roland. I look forward to more discussion of the COP. :)

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By Ian
Very nice. Good find. I've been looking for one...

Very nice. Good find. I've been looking for one of these for a while, but have been caught up with packing house the last few weeks. Otherwise ...

Congratulations on a good piece Detlef.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Ian
Hi Ashekenaz, Yes, I did misunderstand your...

Hi Ashekenaz,

Yes, I did misunderstand your question. Sorry. I don't have any information about how the modern military ginunting came about. I do know that various versions of the ginunting have...
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