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Old 23rd January 2006, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Post Your Latest Acquisition here...

...or your not so latest one. it'd be nice to have some type of catalog to compare future acquisitions... maybe a small description with with measurements would be nice.

i'll start:

visayan binangon
OAL = 25.75"
blade length = 21"
widest part = 1 5/8"

peculiarities:
the hilt is only decorated on one side
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Old 23rd January 2006, 05:59 AM   #2
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Maasai Rungu modern type
from the Allen A Heflin collection
notes painted on in typical Heflin manner
20 1/2" oal
dated 1/23/65
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Old 23rd January 2006, 07:06 AM   #3
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Thumbs up shona knife

Great idea !

Here's mine :

A very small Shona knife.

OAL = 19 cm
blade length = 12,3 cm
widest part = 1,9 cm

peculiarities:
the hilt is made of a different type of wood. Decoration only on the front.





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Old 23rd January 2006, 07:19 AM   #4
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Oops Third picture is the wrong one !

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Old 24th January 2006, 07:05 PM   #5
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Here is mine. A simple, heavy mandau from Borneo
21" OAL, blade 17"
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Old 25th January 2006, 01:38 AM   #6
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Not sure what exactly
Some kind of Armour peircing Choora
13.5 overall
8.75 Blade

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Old 25th January 2006, 01:52 AM   #7
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Its not a sword, but its my newest toy.

Custom made for me, Elder Bamboo fly rod.
7' 10" 5 weight 2/2.
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Old 25th January 2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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I haven't been buying much lately, but this interesting little thing caught my eye:



These are the auction photos. I haven't had the time to take better shots.

Riding crop of woven textile/horsehair with new synthetic "naugahide" tip. Low-grade silver handle and wire work, small knife hidden in the handle.

There is a replica of a Thai royal seal set in the pommel.
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Old 25th January 2006, 08:11 AM   #9
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Well, you know! Siam (now Thailand) was and is a melting pot of cultures. That could blade could have been inspired by Indian or Arab merchants. That's just my guess, but all I'm saying Thai people and culture are a blend of many ethnic groups, including Indians and the Malay people.
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Old 26th January 2006, 05:48 PM   #10
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Its not a sword, but its my newest toy.

Custom made for me, Elder Bamboo fly rod.
7' 10" 5 weight 2/2.



Do you deep sea fish, LabanTayo?
I never tried fly fishing, but sure am a saltwater fisherman.
So. Cal. to Maxican waters will surely give you lots of fun.

Can you post your biggest catch, I should say? just kidding!

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Old 26th January 2006, 06:11 PM   #11
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Okay , my three latest .
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Old 26th January 2006, 07:11 PM   #12
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Do you deep sea fish, LabanTayo?
I never tried fly fishing, but sure am a saltwater fisherman.
So. Cal. to Maxican waters will surely give you lots of fun.

Can you post your biggest catch, I should say? just kidding!

punal


Punal,
Never been SW fishing. Maybe I need to have you guide me there in SoCal!!!
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Old 26th January 2006, 07:50 PM   #13
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Punal,
Never been SW fishing. Maybe I need to have you guide me there in SoCal!!!



LabanTayo,

I normally fish during mid-albacore season (June-July).
Blue/yellow fin tunas and dorados as well are out there during this time of year. Yeah, let me know if you can come over this summer! I'll tour you around So. Cal.! I even have an extra gear here for you, fully rigged ready to be cast. do you prefer conventional or spinning reel?

Punal

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Old 26th January 2006, 08:00 PM   #14
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Here is my latest, a beautiful Balinese golok.Blade length 17.75 inches, overall length 25.25 inches and the veneer on the sheath is spectacular.
Peculiarity: This is very large for a golok
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Old 26th January 2006, 05:28 PM   #15
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maranao kris (sundang espada)
OAL = 27"
blade length = 23"
handle = 4"

one piece banati scabbard. laminated blade.
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Old 4th February 2006, 04:19 PM   #16
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My very latest.
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Old 4th February 2006, 10:58 PM   #17
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punal,

wow! your collection seems to be growing fast! really like the silver kakatua...


kino,

howzit, brah! mahalo for sharing that rare with us that rare hilt. hopefully some of the more senior collectors can chime in on this...
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Old 8th February 2006, 10:48 PM   #18
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Default My birthday gift...

To myself!

It was on hold; when the hold disappeared, right on my birthday, I knew that 'it is written' that I was the new owner.

Talk about intense! It's the kind of thing that you can feel the vibration. This is definitely a pusaka.

Oh, and don't ask how old I turned; let's just say that if you know the Beatle's 'Sergeant Pepper' you already know.
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Old 8th February 2006, 10:50 PM   #19
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Default Shoot! I must have done something wrong...

tell me if you can see the pic's, please.
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Old 9th February 2006, 12:22 AM   #20
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Hi Montino , I can see them although it's a strange format to post pictures . Mostly we use the jpg format and upload them to the site .

Let me introduce you to your pusaka's brother ..
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Old 27th March 2006, 05:14 PM   #21
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thought i'd add in my flyssa, not exactly my latest but quite recently aquired:

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Old 27th March 2006, 06:17 PM   #22
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latest acquisition:

here's a


...sword.


can anyone shed a light on this whether it's filipino or indonesian? handle is carabao horn, pommel appears to be a bat, and it has a peened tang. ferrule is brass.

OAL=28"
blade:
length=21.5"
widest point=2"
thickness closest to the hilt=3/8"
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Old 27th March 2006, 07:06 PM   #23
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This arrived this morning. From areas south of Lake Victoria 66cm long but only a 5cm diameter head so more of a gentleman's club than that of a warrior, could still give someone a very unpleasant whack.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 07:23 PM   #24
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This arrived this morning. From areas south of Lake Victoria 66cm long but only a 5cm diameter head so more of a gentleman's club than that of a warrior, could still give someone a very unpleasant whack.


I think your club would be better if it had ridges on them...for optimal damage.
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Old 27th March 2006, 07:08 PM   #25
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I recognise Spunjer's beauty from eBay.
Think it's Visayan and related to this one

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1906

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Old 28th March 2006, 05:04 AM   #26
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michael,

the handle design does look similar, from the way the grip is designed, to the copper/brass cap on the pommel. also the blade is generally similar in design. a fellow forumite informed me that it might be of dyak origin. my initial hunch was luzon, batangas to be exact; not sure tho...
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Old 28th March 2006, 06:34 AM   #27
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Spunjer,

I doubt that it has anything to do with Dayaks.

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Old 1st April 2006, 06:17 PM   #28
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Ron:

The full length tang with brass butt cap and peened over tang speaks of Luzon. The bat head suggests Batangas, as does the blade shape, brass ferrule and small guard. I vote Batangas (Luzon) for this one.

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latest acquisition:

here's a


...sword.


can anyone shed a light on this whether it's filipino or indonesian? handle is carabao horn, pommel appears to be a bat, and it has a peened tang. ferrule is brass.

OAL=28"
blade:
length=21.5"
widest point=2"
thickness closest to the hilt=3/8"
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Old 27th August 2006, 10:33 PM   #29
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Default Barung #28

A recent pick up.
OAL 21.5", Blade 13.5"
Like Bill's huge Panabas, this is also a published piece.
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