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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:10 PM
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Bicol Ginunting

Hi all,

Our first Bicol blade, a ginunting. With an over-all length of 32 inches, with a 23-inch blade. The hilt is made from carabao horn and the scabbard, a hardwood called balayong (barayong)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tanaruz
LEYTE BOLO

Hi Sir Ian,

Additional pictures
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By tanaruz
MORO KRIS-ANOTHER ONE

Hello Sir Ian,

Thank you.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By tanaruz
LEYTE BOLO

Hi all,

This came together with the kris (previously posted). The hilt looks Leyte...but am not sure about the blade profile. It's 22 inches (OAL) with a very thick spine.

The 'bakunawa' hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By tanaruz
MORO KRIS - ANOTHER ONE

Hi all,

My father bought this just today (with another blade- in the picture).
Is this a Maranao or a Maguindanao kris (just like the one which I have posted with the yellow-dyed thread hilt?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By tanaruz
a moro kris

Hi Sir Ian,

First of all- that's a lovely kris of yours!

Secondly, again- many thanks for the information on the dye of the thread wrap.

Regars from Manila. Keep safe always

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By tanaruz
a moro kris

Hello Sir,

Many thanks for the info.

Kind regards

Yves

PS: what do you think it that 'yellow' substance on the hilt? the purpose of which is to make the hilt more 'waterproof."?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By tanaruz
A Moro Kris

Hi all,

Great to be back...and still alive and kicking.

I have acquired this lovely kris days ago. Offhand, my impression is that this is a Maranao piece (based on the hilt- as I have one ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By tanaruz
binakuko bolo

Hi,

My father and I went to Morong days ago to pick up a bolo made by a local artisan there. Showed him the blade, which is supposedly, from Binangonan. Yes, that style is Binangonan -but we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By tanaruz
unidentified sword

Hi,

sharper, crisper pictures of sword #1(unidentified) before restoration. Rgds.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By tanaruz
SINUNGOT HIPON BLADE(?)

Ha ha. a dog lover like myself (and my father). So sorry for the poor picture. This was taken at the owner's place in Samar and was sent to me.

The blade is now being fully restored, and once...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By tanaruz
SINUNGOT HIPON BLADE(?)

Hello Sir Ian,

indeed it's a Luzon matulis! A probable typical Katipunero bolo. This piece was originally bought from Bulacan (Balagtas). A very nice leather scabbard would complete this lovely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By tanaruz
binakuko bolo

Hi,

lovely sinan-kabalyo(like a horse) piece. Do you know who the bladesmith is? If im not mistaken, he's from the area of Morong(?) in Rizal.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By tanaruz
BINAKUKO BOLO

Hi,

my 3rd blade for sharing.

The first picture shows a newly commissioned Antipolo binakuko (sinanbartolome). This is called the 'matandang binakuko'blade profile- meaning, the standard, old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By tanaruz
SINUNGOT HIPON BLADE(?)

This is my 2nd blade.

Friends gave their opinion as it being a Tagalog Sinungot Hipon. Your info/input is highly appreciated.

The blade is 13.5 inches long. Hilt is carabao horn with a peened...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By tanaruz
Unidentified sword

Hello friends. Nice to be back. I have 3 blades to share (and gather info). This first one is an unidentified sword. My first impression on looking at the blade's profile (and info from blade friends...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,023
Posted By tanaruz
northern luzon blade

Hello friends,

This is our first luzon (lowlands) blade. The previous owner, who hails from Cagayan province, made mention that this was a ww2 piece used by his lolo/grandpa during the ww2.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,864
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hello my friends,

with the budiak shipped inside a plactic PVC pipe, it was cleared and on its way to Manila. Description: "Spear used by Capt Ahab..." just joking, but the ceremonial flagpole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,218
Posted By tanaruz
LUZON BLADE

Hi all,

This just came into our house today. I believe it is a Luzon bolo/sword- but that's just about it. My father and I never had anything Luzon in our collection, so our knowledge to this kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,864
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hello,

many thanks for the info. I love the Capt Ahab thing ha ha.

The longest is over 10 feet and the shortest is just about 7 feet.

Will inform the dealer/seller on the possibility to send...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,864
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hi all,

I'd like to ask your opinion on how to ship moro budiaks from the US to Manila. I've recently purchased a long Moro budiak (over 10 feet long)- and fortunately, it can be shipped in three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By tanaruz
MAGUINDANAOAN KRIS

Hello,

thanks for the info. a pawnshop appraiser came today and I had the pink asang-asang tested- it is swassa.

This confirms what the previous owner claimed.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By tanaruz
maguindanao kris

Hello Sir David,

Many many thanks for those pointers. will definitely etch the blade and polish the scabbard.

I've contacted the previous owner (since I have 2 more krisses + an Iranun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By tanaruz
maguindanao kris

additional info:

Scabbard: tigerstripes bunti wood
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By tanaruz
magindanao kris

Hi friends,

Been quite busy these past few weeks.

I purchased it from the US dealer/collector- as a gift to my father this christmas.

1) kindly confirm if it has the traits of a kris of...
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