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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ian
Thank you kwiatek and Battara.

Thank you kwiatek and Battara.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Ian
Kwiatek, thank you for the translation. With...

Kwiatek, thank you for the translation. With regard to the 6-pointed star, can you tell us what the symbolism means? I note an "o" adjacent to each point--does this have some special significance.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 537
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, When using the term "ethnic...

Hi Jim,

When using the term "ethnic minority" I mean it in the sense of the Chinese census classification, which is conducted nationwide. "Ethnic minorities" are, by definition, not considered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 169,668
Posted By Ian
Gonzo, The author of this thread has not been...

Gonzo,

The author of this thread has not been seen on these pages for a couple of years. I'm afraid you may not get very much response from the rest of us because Ibrahiim was the authority on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 537
Posted By Ian
Hi Joe, Possibly made in southern Yunnan where...

Hi Joe,


Possibly made in southern Yunnan where there are ethnic minorities following Buddhism.


Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Ian
Agree with Battara. Maguindanao, first half...

Agree with Battara.

Maguindanao, first half of the 20th C. The metal areas on the hilt and scabbard would benefit from polishing to bring out the sword in all its finery. Nice kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Ian
You are most welcome Jim! There are people...

You are most welcome Jim!

There are people around with far more detailed knowledge than I have. Unfortunately, they don't post here. Perhaps they visit anonymously from time to time.

SE Asia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Ian
Simple question, but not simple to answer. :( ...

Simple question, but not simple to answer. :(

The origin of the Shan has been debated. Consensus seems to now be that they started in central/northern China, and were driven south by more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, That's a nice Shan dha and scabbard....

Hi Jim,

That's a nice Shan dha and scabbard. The silverwork on the hilt and scabbard are typical Shan work. The hilt is a standard, three-part Burmese arrangement (ferrule-grip-ferrule), with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Ian
Agree with much of what has been said above. The...

Agree with much of what has been said above. The blade is much more like a long gunong than a kris, and a thin metal guard is a common feature on gunong. The blade features and the luk created by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Ian
Very nice sword Rick. I look forward to hearing...

Very nice sword Rick. I look forward to hearing from our expert translators.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 579
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Special thanks for Lee's hard work ...

Lee does a lot of behind-the-scenes work on this Forum that largely goes unnoticed. It's only when something major happens, like this recent event, that we realize just how much time and effort he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Ian
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Hi David,

Interesting sword. Would you please post a picture of the entire sword. This is a requirement for submitting a request for translation of an inscription (as stated in the "sticky"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, The Koli people are still found in...

Hi Jim,

The Koli people are still found in Gujarat today. I worked with a large group of them and studied the nutritional status of their children (which was surprisingly good compared with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Ian
In response to gp's question, I'm no authority on...

In response to gp's question, I'm no authority on these daggers but it has been my understanding that these daggers are the form of jambiya used in southern Iraq, and that the style (particularly the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Ian
Several possibilities. Sometimes the silver is a...

Several possibilities. Sometimes the silver is a silver wash over a copper alloy (brass). The yellowing comes through when the silver is dull (i.e., oxidized)--after polishing, the bright silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ian
Patrick, Congratulations on getting it to...

Patrick,

Congratulations on getting it to shoot.

All pics need to be added as attachments.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Ian
Iain, A very elegant solution. Also three...

Iain,

A very elegant solution. Also three very nice Thai daab.

I notice that a few folks appear to be storing swords in their scabbards. That has been a problem for me in that residual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Ian
Welcome to the forum David. That's a lovely...

Welcome to the forum David.

That's a lovely mace. I recall seeing a similar one in Egerton's book, and his extensive personal collection mostly ended up at the Victoria and Albert Museum, so maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Ian
Hi H0ll0wman: Very nice gunong. It's unusual...

Hi H0ll0wman:


Very nice gunong. It's unusual to see so much lamination in a gunong blade, probably because they are seldom etched. The wood is high quality banati (bunti) with good grain...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Ian
Hi xas. Yep, still got him!

Hi xas. Yep, still got him!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Thanks for sharing two more...

Hi Yves,

Thanks for sharing two more interesting blades. The first one needs better pictures. I cannot make out much detail at all from what you posted.

The second one does look Tagalog...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Ian
Yves, Thanks for showing your Antipolo bolos....

Yves,

Thanks for showing your Antipolo bolos. I have a smaller version with a nice horse head hilt carved from horn.

Ian.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,146
Posted By Ian
Just a formatting error I think--now adjusted to...

Just a formatting error I think--now adjusted to normal size. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Ian
The use of Philips head screws is very unusual....

The use of Philips head screws is very unusual. The narrower fuller is seen also on some Lilley Ames blades made under contract for the KNIL. Another minor anomaly is the slightly upturned tip...
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