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Old 18th April 2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Carved kampilan

This is my last adquisition, to me is one of the best kampilan I have ever seen, very much work in this hilt. opinions are wellcome!!
I hope you enjoy the pictures!!
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Old 18th April 2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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Hello Carlos,

what a beauty! Congrats to this very nice find. The stylized flower with the four leaves remember to a motif you can find on many items from the Moluccas. Look for example this shield from my collection.

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Old 18th April 2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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wow! that's one heck of a catch! congrats, carlos! what is the hilt's material?
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Old 18th April 2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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Congrats Carlos!
What a nice Kampilan. A real beauty with those carved decorations everywhere.
This must be a very old one imo...

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Old 18th April 2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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Congratulations Carlos, What an absolutely superb piece!!! I've always wanted a Kampilan and now after looking at yours I REALLY want one. Could you please post the dimensions as they are always helpful for reference at later dates. Again my Congratulations on you scoring this great piece.

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Old 18th April 2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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Congratulations Carlos, What an absolutely superb piece!!! I've always wanted a Kampilan and now after looking at yours I REALLY want one. Could you please post the dimensions as they are always helpful for reference at later dates. Again my Congratulations on you scoring this great piece.

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I´m very happy to read your answers. The measures are total length 38 in and the hilt is near 10 in.
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Old 18th April 2011, 09:05 PM   #7
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Very lovely. Beautiful carvings all the way around. Congrats.
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Old 18th April 2011, 09:09 PM   #8
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W W!

What a piece and what carving! Congratulations!
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Old 19th April 2011, 10:40 AM   #9
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This is my last adquisition, to me is one of the best kampilan I have ever seen, very much work in this hilt. opinions are wellcome!!
I hope you enjoy the pictures!!
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Hi Carlos,

congrats that catch!

do you have any provenance of it ?

regards,

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Old 19th April 2011, 12:00 PM   #10
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Hi Carlos,

congrats that catch!

do you have any provenance of it ?

regards,

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His provenance is from a wall plaque with sevaral edged weapons, 2 lance, 1 kris and 2 kampilan. Unfortunalely I never seen the others weapons.
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Old 19th April 2011, 04:45 PM   #11
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wow! that's one heck of a catch! congrats, carlos! what is the hilt's material?


Seems like a hard wood, thanks
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Old 19th April 2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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His provenance is from a wall plaque with sevaral edged weapons, 2 lance, 1 kris and 2 kampilan. Unfortunalely I never seen the others weapons.
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Hi Carlos,

Ok thanks but that plaque must have hung somewhere, europe or USA? Spain?
a specific house maybe ?
For very scarce items like this it should be enourmous if there was more info...

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Old 19th April 2011, 09:27 PM   #13
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Hi Carlos,

Ok thanks but that plaque must have hung somewhere, europe or USA? Spain?
a specific house maybe ?
For very scarce items like this it should be enourmous if there was more info...

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Spain, it was a wall plaque in a old house, the seller told me that he had seen the wall plaque all his life.
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Old 19th April 2011, 10:28 PM   #14
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Thumbs up Lovely !

Certainly looks like a ceremonial piece that would be borne by a Datu's retainer .

This looks pretty old judging from the wormholes .
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Old 20th April 2011, 12:49 AM   #15
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Carlos, wow, magnífico! Muchas gracias, for sharing the pics!
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Old 20th April 2011, 03:02 AM   #16
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Thank you carlos! Does the previous owner has picture of the lances and kris that was with this kampilan? Just wondering if they were moro or indo...
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Old 21st April 2011, 08:38 AM   #17
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Congrats, Carlos - that's gorgeous! Are you going to etch the blade?

BTW, looks Moro to me.

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Old 21st April 2011, 09:32 AM   #18
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Beautiful carving on there! Very nice.
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Old 21st April 2011, 10:13 AM   #19
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MARAVILLOSO I'm happy for you dear Carlos
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Old 21st April 2011, 02:41 PM   #20
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Thank you carlos! Does the previous owner has picture of the lances and kris that was with this kampilan? Just wondering if they were moro or indo...



I have only this picture.
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Old 21st April 2011, 06:30 PM   #21
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Thanks carlos.. reason i asked is, normally estate finds have this tendency to group what little collection they have, and most likely, it all belongs to the same country. going by that, the lance looks indonesian, hence the kampy could be indonesian (borneo) as well?
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Old 21st April 2011, 08:59 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=kai] Are you going to etch the blade?

Of course not, Spain has enough of destroying long wanted stuff today


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Old 21st April 2011, 09:55 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=kai] Are you going to etch the blade?

Of course not, Spain has enough of destroying long wanted stuff today


Arjan



Uff! sorry, I don´t read the post!! By the moment I don´t etch the blade, maybe in the future.
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