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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, 05:28 PM   #10
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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 26th January 2006, 05:48 PM   #11
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Quote:
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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   #12
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Okay , my three latest .
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Old 26th January 2006, 07:11 PM   #13
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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!

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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   #14
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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   #15
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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 27th January 2006, 12:09 AM   #16
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Horse hoof handle w/ three fullers Kris.
Over all length: 29"
Blade: 23"
Width: 2"
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Old 27th January 2006, 01:56 PM   #17
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Default Tangkil Armband

Not a weapon but still interesting. Ifugao, very fine and tight weaving probably early 20th century.
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Old 28th January 2006, 02:27 AM   #18
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Punal, Interesting Kris. Robert, Looks like you found a good one. The orange on the inside is from being in contact with skin. You can find them in Manila but they are artificially "browned" to "age" them. I've seen stated, if it has a bulul, it is a fake. However, I have seen several old pics with the bulul. Somewhere I have some info on tangkil/tuckar that you might find interesting. Rather busy lately, but when I come across it, I'll email it to you.
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Old 28th January 2006, 02:38 AM   #19
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Bill,
Thank you very much for your comments on the armband and for the information that you offer. I'm looking forward to receiving it. I found this picture somewhere but don't remember where. It's not the best quality but it does show an armband with a bulul. Thanks again.

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Old 28th January 2006, 03:07 AM   #20
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Hi All

These were my last two purchases.



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Old 28th January 2006, 10:59 AM   #21
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I wish I had this though. I have a smaller statue, but nothing of that scale. I think a lot of Asian fighting arts (especially the Siamese) are rooted the religeous belifes. You know...fighting against evil, to protect your homeland and the people.

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Old 29th January 2006, 08:20 PM   #22
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My latest from Borneo - Dayak Parang with an unusual carved rhino hilt slightly resembling the one pictured in Nieuwenhuis.

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Old 29th January 2006, 08:36 PM   #23
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the fang on the handle is a reminiscence of the "diety' hilt of panay/negros...
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Old 29th January 2006, 09:14 PM   #24
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My latest from Borneo - Dayak Parang with an unusual carved rhino hilt slightly resembling the one pictured in Nieuwenhuis.

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I'd call that a Makara hilt .
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Old 30th January 2006, 12:14 AM   #25
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Yep, its a very nice makara hilt.
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Old 30th January 2006, 10:19 AM   #26
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Definetely looks like a Makara now when you mention it. I didn't think about it because it's from Borneo. Also interesting with the fangs that resembles Visayan deity hilts.
But still puzzled why a Dayak would decorate a parang hilt with a Makara?

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Old 30th January 2006, 01:49 PM   #27
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Hi all,

this is my last purchase a Danakil, Issa gilè from Dijbouti and adjacent areas of Ethiopia and Somalia (sorry for the poor pictures, but it isn't yet arrived )
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Old 31st January 2006, 08:23 PM   #28
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Here goes the latest mine:

Burmese dha:

Overall: 85 cm
Blade: 55 cm
Thickness: 0,5 cm
Widest point: 4 cm
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Old 31st January 2006, 08:48 PM   #29
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Hello with all.
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Here my last purchase
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Old 1st February 2006, 03:04 PM   #30
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Galvano,

Welcome to the forum.

Nice keris, but you should turn the ukiran (hilt) to the other side.
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