Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 30th October 2015, 12:47 AM   #1
FilAmfighter1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Torrance
Posts: 49
Default Extra-LG Barong

Hello everybody,
I have been busy with life but recently I came across this Barong, Please tell me as much as you can, it is larger and longer than any others I have seen or have in my collection. It has an over all of about 30 inches long! I got this blade for $ owed to me, I am trying to figure out how old and where was it made. Blade is spring steel and ring tone to it and was hand forged. The sheath is wrapped with a flat wire, the sheath was decorated with what looks to be thin sheet aluminum or silver. I was guessing made early 1900s. Please share your thoughts!
Attached Images
     
FilAmfighter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2015, 12:13 PM   #2
ariel
Member
 
ariel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 3,904
Default

Post WW2?
ariel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2015, 02:16 PM   #3
Sajen
Member
 
Sajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
Posts: 5,941
Default

Agree with Ariel, WWII or slightly after. Nice, nearly complete piece. Similar to one of my collection, see here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=barong

Regards,
Detlef
Sajen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2015, 07:46 PM   #4
kronckew
Member
 
kronckew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CSA Consulate, Rm. 101, Glos. UK: p.s. - Real Dogs Have Feathering.
Posts: 2,420
Default

didn't the visayans prefer these longer barongs?
my more recent one has a 19.25" (49cm.) blade.
Attached Images
 
kronckew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2015, 01:10 AM   #5
Battara
EAAF Staff
 
Battara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,659
Default

Close ups would be helpful.

Based on what I can see, this is Sulu and yes WWII or post-WWII. The form of the scabbard, the angle of the upturned toe give some of this away. Also the use of all that mother-of-pearl points to the same time period. The style of hilt also point to a later period as well, but the carvings look Sulu.

What is not as common in earlier periods is the size of the blade. This does somewhat remind me of a sipput style of barong blade, which is longer and narrower than what is usually seen.
Battara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2015, 01:48 AM   #6
Rick
Member
 
Rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kronckew
didn't the visayans prefer these longer barongs?
my more recent one has a 19.25" (49cm.) blade.


Interesting grind on this one .
A sharpened false edge, Wayne ?
Rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2015, 03:04 PM   #7
kronckew
Member
 
kronckew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CSA Consulate, Rm. 101, Glos. UK: p.s. - Real Dogs Have Feathering.
Posts: 2,420
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
Interesting grind on this one .
A sharpened false edge, Wayne ?



the false edge/yelman is NOT sharp. it has about a 1mm 'edge'.
the blade itself is scandy ground rather than chisel.
kronckew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2015, 11:27 PM   #8
FilAmfighter1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Torrance
Posts: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sajen
Agree with Ariel, WWII or slightly after. Nice, nearly complete piece. Similar to one of my collection, see here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=barong

Regards,
Detlef



Read the rules.

Robert

Last edited by Robert : 1st November 2015 at 12:44 AM.
FilAmfighter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2015, 11:35 PM   #9
Sajen
Member
 
Sajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
Posts: 5,941
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FilAmfighter1
So around WW-2 period ...

We don't discuss prices at the forum, better you modify your both posts, I will pm you. And read the forum rules!

Regards,
Detlef

Last edited by Ian : 1st November 2015 at 01:46 AM. Reason: Mention of prices ...
Sajen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2015, 03:10 PM   #10
FilAmfighter1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Torrance
Posts: 49
Default My Bad!

Sorry guys, my Bad!
FilAmfighter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 07:52 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.