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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By tanaruz
TAUSUG BARUNG

Hi,

This lovely barung is now up for proper restoration in my father's hometown of Zamboanga. Will post the same barung, post restoration.

Regards and many thanks,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By tanaruz
TAUSUG BARUNG

Hello,

A recent acquisition. Sharing this vintage(?) Moro barung.

This was sold to us by the heirs of a retired Brigadier General of the defunct Philippine Constabulary(PC). He was assigned in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By tanaruz
Rizal blade pinalos

Hello,

Thank you.

Chisel grind Sir. Right handed. The scabbard is made from kamagong (batik-batik variety-striped) and the hilt a combination of white albino and black carabao horn.

All...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By tanaruz
RIZAL BLADE PINALOS

Hello friends,

A newly commissioned blade. A gift from a bladesmith from the Province of Rizal (who does most of out blade restorations).

Before the pandemic struck, my father was invited to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By tanaruz
KINAMPIT FROM ANTIQUE

Hello friends,

A talibong/talibon from Culasi, Antique with a 'kinampit' blade profile.

OAL: 29.5 inches/ blade: 19.5 inches.

When this was found, the original scabbard was beyond salvation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol ginunting

Hello Detlef,

Here are some inputs from my contact in Bicol:

1) the blade profile is indeed a 'binakla,'- even in the absence of a 'manok-manok' (serrations on the blade). A minasbad indeed;
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol ginunting

Hello Sir,

Will be forwarding these reference pics to my contact in Bicol.



Kind regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 709
Posted By tanaruz
Southern Palawan Moro Badung

Hi all,

A Moro badung from southern Palawan. OAL: 22.75 inches/ blade: 13.75 inches.

There is a maker mark that looks like the letter 'S' or in my imagination, a 'snake'? ha ha

possible age?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol Ginunting

Hi Sir,

I've done some searching and queries. I may have a solid answer to the question on hand. But I need you to send me some pics of the 'BARAT' or the TANG RIVET. This (and some other aspects...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By tanaruz
MORO KRIS - ANOTHER ONE

Thank you all for sharing your insights.

One last question: how many luks/waves does this kris have? is it 12 or 13?

Keep safe,

More blades to be posted:-)

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By tanaruz
Moro kris-another one

Hi all,

Thank you for the imputs.

An update:

We have this piece cleaned and properly restored. When we(with my father) came over to the restorer (who is also a jeweler)- we were informed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By tanaruz
sangi tboli

Hi,

A recent acquisition. What is perhaps a point to ponder is that though this, IMVHO, is a T'Boli piece (based on the ikat design-especially the lower one)- the scabbard is ornamented by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol ginunting

Hello,

The ones you're posted ( 2 blades and 3 pommels pictures). I've asked a long-time Bicol bladesmith and they're not from Bicol.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol ginunting

Hello again,

According to a local bladesmith who does Bicol blades- these two are not Bicol blades. In my opinion (only mine)- they could be Aklan tenegre/tinegre talibongs.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol Ginunting

Hi,

The pommel of your Bicol blade is an INUNGLO (Onglo- a mythical Bicolandia beast-just like mine, that resembles an ape. In some other local folklore- it is sometimes referred to as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By tanaruz
VISAYAN TINAMWAY BLADE

Hi all,

Here's a supposed to be TINAMWAY BLADE from the Visayas. The OAL: is 16 inches.

Just won the blade from eBay.

A quick research tells me that the tinamway profile is a pinuti from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 781
Posted By tanaruz
MASBATE LAGWIS

Hello friends,

Sharing a Lagwis sword from Masbate. The hilt design is the Inayam/inaso (dog/hound).

The oAL: 32 inches with a 25-inch blade.

Just finished restoring this beautiful blade.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol ginunting

If it's ok with you Sir, I will show these pictures to Bicol bladesmith who's quite knowledgeable on these type of blades. We can have his idea on the mythical fiture on your hilt.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol ginunting

Hello Sir,

The son of the former owner is around 45 years of age. The father (original owner), passed at age 75. So, if the father had this blade commissioned when he was 20 years old (assuming),...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By tanaruz
Bicol Ginunting

Hi all,

Our first Bicol blade, a ginunting. With an over-all length of 32 inches, with a 23-inch blade. The hilt is made from carabao horn and the scabbard, a hardwood called balayong (barayong)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By tanaruz
LEYTE BOLO

Hi Sir Ian,

Additional pictures
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By tanaruz
MORO KRIS-ANOTHER ONE

Hello Sir Ian,

Thank you.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By tanaruz
LEYTE BOLO

Hi all,

This came together with the kris (previously posted). The hilt looks Leyte...but am not sure about the blade profile. It's 22 inches (OAL) with a very thick spine.

The 'bakunawa' hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By tanaruz
MORO KRIS - ANOTHER ONE

Hi all,

My father bought this just today (with another blade- in the picture).
Is this a Maranao or a Maguindanao kris (just like the one which I have posted with the yellow-dyed thread hilt?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By tanaruz
a moro kris

Hi Sir Ian,

First of all- that's a lovely kris of yours!

Secondly, again- many thanks for the information on the dye of the thread wrap.

Regars from Manila. Keep safe always

Yves
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