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Old 5th March 2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default My collection of sangi knives for enjoy!

Here my small collection of sangi knives for your enjoy, the one in the middle is "new"! Of course new in my collection.
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Old 6th March 2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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That's a great little grouping you have there Detlef and my congratulations to you on its newest addition. This is another style of knife that I have not yet been unable to add to my own collection. Oh well, sooner or later I will find one with a price that will let me be able to fit it in despite my ever shrinking budget.

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Old 6th March 2014, 06:25 AM   #3
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Nice collection. Here is my meager offering. A couple of others were also posted on this thread.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7506
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Old 6th March 2014, 10:58 AM   #4
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That's a great little grouping you have there Detlef and my congratulations to you on its newest addition. This is another style of knife that I have not yet been unable to add to my own collection. Oh well, sooner or later I will find one with a price that will let me be able to fit it in despite my ever shrinking budget.

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Thank you Robert. Sadly this knives seems to be rare and pop up seldom on the market but I am sure that you will find one one day for a good price.

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Old 6th March 2014, 11:03 AM   #5
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Nice collection. Here is my meager offering. A couple of others were also posted on this thread.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7506



Thank you as well David and you know that I like your one. Maybe others can show also their ones in this thread to show the different variations to give a overview to this nice little fellows.

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Old 30th March 2014, 10:55 PM   #6
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I AM ADDING A FEW MORE PICTURES OF SANGI KNIVES FOR COMPARISON AND REFRENCE. PICTURE #1 & #2. LIKELY BAGOBO
#3. , #4., & #5. BAGOBO KNIFE.
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Old 31st March 2014, 04:42 AM   #7
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OK guys, how about a little education for us doobs on the board. What region, country,
tribes, culture, etc and time frame are these from?

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Old 31st March 2014, 10:21 AM   #8
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OK guys, how about a little education for us doobs on the board. What region, country,
tribes, culture, etc and time frame are these from?

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Hello Rich,

Bagobo tribe and maybe others around, Mindanao, Philippines. I think that my ones shown in up are from the first quarter of the 20th century.

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Ok Rich, this is tough, but I'll give it a shot:

Sajen is right - they are all from the Bagobo tribe on Mindanao Island, Philippines.

Age - 1st, 2nd, and last are from early 20th century (like Sajen said), the 3rd and 4th are probably from the late 20th century.
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Is the knife in the first two images posted by Barry in post #6 a sangi? Looks like a completely different knife to me in blade form, hilt and dress style as well as size.
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Is the knife in the first two images posted by Barry in post #6 a sangi? Looks like a completely different knife to me in blade form, hilt and dress style as well as size.


Have to agree, seems to be a complete different knife IMHO.
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Old 1st April 2014, 11:32 PM   #12
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Age - 1st, 2nd, and last are from early 20th century (like Sajen said), the 3rd and 4th are probably from the late 20th century.


I think and believe that the brass one from my collection is old like the both other ones, the wooden core inside the scabbard and some other hints let me think like this. But by metal it's difficult to give a reliable expertise opinion and of course I can be wrong.
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Old 2nd April 2014, 12:52 PM   #13
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Here is a specimen
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Hello Nonoy,

very nice example!
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Old 3rd April 2014, 12:05 AM   #15
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Maraming Salamat Nonoy Tan! This scabbard looks older to me - no later than say the 1930s. Is the knife itself original to the scabbard?

Beautiful piece in any case. (I LOVE tiger bells )
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Old 3rd April 2014, 12:36 PM   #16
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Thanks Detlef and Jose.

The knife and the scabbard have a museum number on them, and likely came together when they were accessioned some time in the past.

The elaborateness of the scabbard matches the quality of the blade which is thicker than all others I have encountered.

Here are a couple more images.
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The elaborateness of the scabbard matches the quality of the blade which is thicker than all others I have encountered.


Nonoy, may I ask you how thick the blade is?

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Old 3rd April 2014, 09:19 PM   #18
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Hi Detlef,

Unfortunately, I am unable to give a precise figure because I am currently not home for the next couple of months. But I would estimate around 3.0 mm near the handle.

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Nonoy Tan, your piece is so helpful! I now see that some of these bronze hilts are older. I thought they were all newer. Apparently I was mistaken.

When you get back, would you also please post close ups of the hilt and blade too?

I noticed the sculpturing at the base of the blade.......

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Old 4th April 2014, 12:44 AM   #20
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I don't have a sangi. what I can offer is this picture of a sangi on the back end of a Bagobo man. It is taken from National Geographic 1944 (vol.86, p567):
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I have taken some pictures from the small booklet "Treasures Of The Davao Museum" where several sangi knives are pictured, as well some with metal handles and scabbards.
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Have sold sometime ago the one with metal scabbard but have won recently an other one by a german auction house so the both remaining ones don't will feel alone!
Here some pictures and the new family portrait.
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