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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2024, 02:46 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Hello! Just an update on this thread- ...

Hello! Just an update on this thread-

"Dahong bolo" and "dahong buho" refer to different kinds of bamboo (kawayan) cultivated by Tagalog farmers, hence they also refer to different blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2022, 12:20 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Sorry I couldn't see the pic. Your suggestion to...

Sorry I couldn't see the pic. Your suggestion to salt-ify the document is noted, as I am always open to new and updated information. I guess that I prefer it as just my personal label, as I have no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2022, 03:51 AM
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Posted By xasterix
I believe they are different- if you check the...

I believe they are different- if you check the modern blades being sold in laguna and Quezon, there is dahong buho / buo, but it's of a different profile vs the dahong bolo as drawn by Atienza or the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2022, 11:20 PM
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Posted By xasterix
The blade profile was documented and illustrated...

The blade profile was documented and illustrated by Atienza (1917) in his thesis on Taal blades. It was also produced in several CALABARZON areas, but currently not being made anymore; it has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2022, 03:26 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Forgot to attach the whole sword.

Forgot to attach the whole sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2022, 03:07 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Here's a pre-WW2 dahong bolo from the Tagalog...

Here's a pre-WW2 dahong bolo from the Tagalog region, a shorter and fatter version than yours, with a clip-point. Notice how secure the butt-pommel construction is.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2022, 01:19 PM
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Posted By xasterix
If it's Tagalog, then it would be called dahong...

If it's Tagalog, then it would be called dahong bolo. I'm not familiar with the terminology used in Pampanga or Northern Luzon for that profile.

I'm doubting whether the peen and lock are...
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