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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Can we see a larger picture of the...

Hi Yves,

Can we see a larger picture of the blade please, without the background of the scabbard. The hilt and scabbard appear to be Palawano.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Ian
The brass bolster would have been inside the...

The brass bolster would have been inside the scabbard. So, when sheathed the sword would have looked all silver. Also, to redo the bolster may have required dismounting the whole hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,363
Posted By Ian
Welcome to the Forum, rysays, and thanks for...

Welcome to the Forum, rysays, and thanks for these comments.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Ian
Hi sfenoid, Perhaps the owner upgraded the...

Hi sfenoid,

Perhaps the owner upgraded the hilt and scabbard to silver when his social standing increased or he became more affluent/influential. Not uncommon in many cultures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Ian
Lovely knife, Gavin. The blade almost looks like...

Lovely knife, Gavin. The blade almost looks like the end of a (broken) sword with that wide fuller.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Ian
Hello again Yves, The scabbard is Palawano. I...

Hello again Yves,

The scabbard is Palawano. I have checked some aspects of the carving at the throat and it is certainly Palawano. A further picture is attached of this area. There are horizontal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Ian
I hope you don't mind but I edited your pictures...

I hope you don't mind but I edited your pictures a little to highlight some of the features. I need to check some reference books to comment further. While I do that, perhaps someone else may like to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, Yes, it's a Visayan plamingko...

Hi Yves,

Yes, it's a Visayan plamingko and probably one of the oldest shown on this web site. There are a few more pictures in the archives, such as here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Ian
The sword is a Sulu barung. The scabbard is...

The sword is a Sulu barung. The scabbard is Palawano, and probably more recently made than the blade. The blade has Chinese characters, not uncommon on Sulu barung, and indicate it is of Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Ian
Yes, good choice Tim.

Yes, good choice Tim.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,658
Posted By Ian
Hi Gonzoadler. Unusual shaped blade on your...

Hi Gonzoadler. Unusual shaped blade on your second example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Ian
Very nice hilt and scabbard, and what was once a...

Very nice hilt and scabbard, and what was once a nice blade. Looks as though this one took a hit from a cannon ball. I can't think what else would cause such a large round impression and snap the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Ian
Very odd. Condition looks more recent than 19th C.

Very odd. Condition looks more recent than 19th C.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's comment ...

psingh:

Please post your pictures here as attachments. Requests for translations require a picture also of the entire item as well as the inscription--please see the sticky thread at the top...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Ian
The three-part hilt looks very Mainland SE...

The three-part hilt looks very Mainland SE Asian/Yunnan, while the small disk guard fits with Vietnam.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Ian
Oh yes. Just like the Bagobo blades, a heavy...

Oh yes. Just like the Bagobo blades, a heavy metal hilt and light, short blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Ian
Well done Dave! It can be very hard to get a...

Well done Dave! It can be very hard to get a seller to take something back, even when the item is clearly sold as something it is not. I take it that not dealing with this seller again is no great...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Ian
I agree with Battara and Kai. This kampilan is...

I agree with Battara and Kai. This kampilan is old and on the short side (can you post dimensions please). I'm assuming that Battara is basing his Ilanum attribution on the shortness of the blade and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Ian
That's a real bonus and makes me think that your...

That's a real bonus and makes me think that your blade is old. Of the dozen or so confirmed old Bagobo blades I've held, they all felt very light and "fast." I think this must come from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Ian
Hi Xas, I've been thinking about this one...

Hi Xas,

I've been thinking about this one a bit before replying to your post. I've not seen chromium plating before on a Lumad piece. I have seen a nickel-plated kris blade, but not chromium....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Ian
Welcome Ed. There are many...

Welcome Ed.

There are many knowledgeable people here who can answer your questions. It would help if you could post some pictures of your barung now.

As far as etching the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderators comment: Uploaded pictures required ...

Please see my edit of your post. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ian
A larger klewang, but with scabbard of similar...

A larger klewang, but with scabbard of similar style to the subject of this thread appears in the "Sold" section on the Oriental Arms site (http://oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=2038). This one is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ian
Hi Gavin, You may be correct. My experience...

Hi Gavin,

You may be correct. My experience with these klewang is different. Since Albert v. Zonneveld is a member of this forum, he might be able to tell us how his pictures are oriented.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ian
Gavin, Thanks for the reference to the...

Gavin,

Thanks for the reference to the Minangkabau in v. Zonneveld.

With regard to the klewang he shows, the two I referred to have straight cutting edges and upturned hilts (which I...
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