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Old 20th August 2020, 02:37 AM   #1
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Hello friends,

Sharing one of father's 5 kampilans. Purchased it from a collector in Cotabato.

Enjoy,

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Old 21st August 2020, 02:39 AM   #2
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This might be Maguindanao. There was once an okir eye and perhaps even some okir silver on top of the hilt as well.

Also on the tip back, the frets look like those on the back of a kris. Not seen this form before.

Nice to have a whole and complete scabbard!
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Old 21st August 2020, 03:34 AM   #3
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What are the dimensions of this Kampilan; blade, hilt and overall length?
I've never seen repoussť eyes and okir in a plate that is nailed to the handle before, yet there are no carved details on the handle.

I get the impression that this is pretty new.
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Actually Rick using small nails for attaching silver plates were in use for a couple of centuries. Repoussed silver plates are also old. And based on the okir, I believe this to be Maguindanao also.

Here is my silver covered kampilan where all of the silver and silver alloy repoussed plates are attached by small nails:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...silver+kampilan
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Also I didn't know that there were brass/bronze inlaid dots under the blade frets near the tip. I enhanced the picture as best I could:
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Also a good etch would bring out the blade patterns.

Nice touch on the dots.
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Old 21st August 2020, 05:17 AM   #7
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Hi friends,

Thanks for the imputs.

The OAL length is 39 inches
Blade: 26 inches
hilt: 10.5 inches

Regards,

Yves

Note: my father says it is Maguindanaoan.:-)
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Old 21st August 2020, 05:18 AM   #8
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Hi again,

possible age of this warrior?

thanks in advance

Yves

Note: collected by the father during the late 80s.
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Old 22nd August 2020, 01:21 AM   #9
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Although this is a smaller blade, I would place this piece around the late 1800s - 1900.
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Old 23rd August 2020, 05:23 PM   #10
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Hello Yves,

I agree with Jose that the hilt may be from around the turn of the 19th century, the blade might well be somewhat older - max. thickness?

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