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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 08:13 PM
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Posted By xasterix
There's been a timely post by a PH museum on the...

There's been a timely post by a PH museum on the matter that may be of interest. Hoping the admins would make an exception of this link since it's informative:
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By xasterix
Greetings, Detlef- I think I chanced upon it in...

Greetings, Detlef- I think I chanced upon it in the book:

A Warrior's Armament and Ornament: The Edwin R. Bautista Collection of Philippine Bladed Weapons

It was released early this year. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 05:25 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef, sorry for having to chime in to...

Hi Detlef, sorry for having to chime in to correct...it's not the bakunawa. There are actually specific terms for each figural type; while the bakunawa is sometimes represented, the non-reptile...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By xasterix
Hi Albert! It's the usual bunti / banati :)

Hi Albert! It's the usual bunti / banati :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,798
Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much Ian! Very difficult not to...

Thanks very much Ian! Very difficult not to accumulate leaf-shaped blades...barungs are like relentlessly-growing leaves in a tree!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,798
Posted By xasterix
I found an old barung with missing pommel and...

I found an old barung with missing pommel and scabbard. I decided to have it re-made by pandays and artisans from Patikul, Sulu. I'm pleased with the final product; it's the perfect melding of old +...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2021, 05:13 PM
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Views: 935
Posted By xasterix
I think this particular piece has been discussed...

I think this particular piece has been discussed before in this forum, but sorry I've forgotten the keywords used. There was a healthy discussion about it...looks like an old hybrid piece.

Oh nvm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By xasterix
Hi everyone. Regarding the style of scabbard with...

Hi everyone. Regarding the style of scabbard with that particular sheet binding, there's a provenanced tenegre picked up by Austrian explorers on an 1857-59 expedition that has a similar motif....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By xasterix
Really nice PH weaps. Congrats on your...

Really nice PH weaps. Congrats on your acquisitions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,173
Posted By xasterix
I'm fortunate to have gotten a pira from Ian's...

I'm fortunate to have gotten a pira from Ian's collection. I restored its edge (it's experienced, battle-wise) and secured the hilt. It's suprisingly nimble and light. I would definitely use this in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,798
Posted By xasterix
A modern one, looks really good. Made by my...

A modern one, looks really good. Made by my friends from a Sulu outfit, I'm guessing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By xasterix
It's not perfect, admittedly. I'm one of those...

It's not perfect, admittedly. I'm one of those advocating for a second edition to rectify a number of errors- but I think these are minor compared to the wealth of data presented by the book on PH...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By xasterix
Not necessarily. Many bandoleros (bandit groups)...

Not necessarily. Many bandoleros (bandit groups) used red as the color of their standard during the insurrection eras, including but not limited to the Katipunan. Contrary to popular belief and as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By xasterix
Agreed with what the others have said. The blade...

Agreed with what the others have said. The blade profile is a dinahong buo (sometimes called dahong bolo) of Luzon. It may have been mislabeled, a lot of bringback pieces have incorrect tags and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,798
Posted By xasterix
A full-length photograph with the weapon on one...

A full-length photograph with the weapon on one side (see mine) would be great :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,798
Posted By xasterix
Among us Filipino collectors, it's Mr pindang...

Among us Filipino collectors, it's Mr pindang that has the most barungs, I'm betting :) He has a plethora of them!

Here are my latest barungs...a Sama barung with some initials on the scabbard...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 865
Posted By xasterix
LF: Tenegre

Looking for a tenegre with scabbard, with seller's location preferrably from the US. Please PM me measurements, pictures, and pricing.

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,798
Posted By xasterix
Suddenly in love with this "new"...

Suddenly in love with this "new" barung...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,087
Posted By xasterix
Excellent laminations sir- the first two are...

Excellent laminations sir- the first two are great, but the wedhung is jaw-dropping, it's my first time to see one etched like that!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,087
Posted By xasterix
Very nice Leif, I think that has nickel mixed in...

Very nice Leif, I think that has nickel mixed in also. Great contrast!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,087
Posted By xasterix
Share your favorite laminated weapon!

As the title suggests- among your weapons, what are your favorite laminated ones and why?

To start off- here's my kalis and kris, both of which have white-tinged laminations which glint when put...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,807
Posted By xasterix
Hi, my knowledge on Lumad-appropriated kris is...

Hi, my knowledge on Lumad-appropriated kris is limited...what I've researched about concerns the Teduray/Tiruray, who still use Bangsamoro kris nowadays for their dances. The kris is also an everyday...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,862
Posted By xasterix
Yes, it's in the entries of the Filipino...

Yes, it's in the entries of the Filipino Traditional Blades page on Facebook... you'll just have to use the search bar there or browse the past entries, they've discussed and shown samples of pinuti...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,862
Posted By xasterix
Hope you don't mind me correcting... "talibong"...

Hope you don't mind me correcting... "talibong" term actually isn't endemic in Leyte/Samar. The Waray call their battle blades as "sundang" and their utility ones as "bolo." While there's been info...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,862
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the redirect Detlef! Interesting...

Thanks for the redirect Detlef!

Interesting blade; something about the profile reminds me more of a pinuti- Cebu rather than Leyte/Samar. Also the first time I've seen the date engraved on the...
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