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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Ian
Nice job. What materials did you use for the...

Nice job. What materials did you use for the inlays?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Kubur, I think this dha's age is later...

Hi Kubur,

I think this dha's age is later than your estimate--probably mid- to late-20th C. The scabbard is in the segmented style that I usually associate with Lao work,* and it appears to have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ian
While this one might have been posted more...

While this one might have been posted more appropriately in the Euro Forum, we'll leave it here for now.

The knife is obviously in poor condition. It may well have been dug up, as you suggest. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Ian
Yep. Definitely a meaty beast.

Yep. Definitely a meaty beast.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Iain, Another very nice Lao daab. I agree...

Hi Iain,
Another very nice Lao daab. I agree with your dating to 18th C. Appears to have seen some use judging from the wear on the hilt. Nice to have an example of its little brother as well. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Ian
Corrado26, That software looks good, but...

Corrado26,

That software looks good, but unfortunately it is only for a PC and I'm a Mac guy.

Ian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Ian
Lee, Great news! That saves you a lot of...

Lee,

Great news! That saves you a lot of work to recreate the files. I remember you posted that yari a while back. It still looks great.

In retrospect, I could have done a relational data base...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Ian
Keep it Simple ... but with all the information you need

Lee,

I recently had to catalogue all my items before shipping them to Australia. This was necessary for insurance purposes, to deal with Australian Customs officials, and to navigate the strict...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Ian
That's an odd looking scabbard, and appears to be...

That's an odd looking scabbard, and appears to be an attempt to reproduce a leather sheath in wood. The scabbard may not have been locally produced and may well post date the knife. The twine looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Ian
Hi drac, Interesting knife. I agree the...

Hi drac,

Interesting knife. I agree the knife looks Filipino, most likely from Central Luzon. Is the tang visible at the end of the hilt? The scabbard is atypical for local manufacture. Pictures...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Ian
Hi Ken, yes they are also called knobkerries, a...

Hi Ken, yes they are also called knobkerries, a term that seems to date from the early 19th C among English reports.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ian
Martin, Marc and Duccio, Thanks for the...

Martin, Marc and Duccio,

Thanks for the detailed information and sharing of your knowledge on these knives. The level of expertise in African weapons has risen exponentially over the years this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Ian
I was thinking the same thing. Your close ups...

I was thinking the same thing. Your close ups seem to show the hint of a pattern to the steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Ian
Iain, well said. As for age, I agree that the...

Iain, well said. As for age, I agree that the style dates back to the late 17th through 19th C, and I might be a little less conservative in attributing it to the 18th C. However, as you say, it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Ian
Done

Done
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Ian
ausjulius, There is a style of...

ausjulius,

There is a style of short-handled mak that resembles a billhook and found in Cambodia, Laos, highlands of Vietnam. These are distinctly tools and rather crude in manufacture. They...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Ian
Iain, what is your estimation of this one's age?

Iain, what is your estimation of this one's age?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Ian
Hi Cerjak, I have another small example...

Hi Cerjak,


I have another small example with engraved designs that was discussed here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=904). As far as age, I think your example is older than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Ian
Hi Cerjak, Your item is (somewhat)...

Hi Cerjak,

Your item is (somewhat) reminiscent of a Moplah chopper from the Malabar coast of India.

Ian.
Forum: Swap Forum 14th July 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By Ian
Announcement of Deceased Estate Sale

The EAA Forum has received a request to advertise an upcoming private sale hosted on the Etsy site. The sale contains several dozen items, mainly from the Philippines and Indonesia, collected in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ian
Mahratt, I'm not so sure. Occasional items...

Mahratt,

I'm not so sure. Occasional items slip through the cracks. Every now and then (much less commonly than in the 1990s), the odd item is misidentified and ends up to be a real sleeper. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,708
Posted By Ian
Indio_Ira, I think your blade is of Sulu...

Indio_Ira,

I think your blade is of Sulu manufacture but the dress is distinctly Maranao in the style of silverwork on the hilt and the composition of the scabbard. The Sulu origin of the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ian
Agree with battara. Most kampilan did not have...

Agree with battara. Most kampilan did not have holes for (horse) hair plugs. Perhaps some of the more ceremonial/decorative variety with plugs (+/- hair) have survived the test of time better and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Ian
Indio Ira: Most unlikely to be a Visayan...

Indio Ira:

Most unlikely to be a Visayan knife. I agree with battara, this looks like a Central Luzon knife with a hilt often associated with Apalit (Pampanga) manufacture. The edge appears to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,708
Posted By Ian
Xas, You are accumulating quite a...

Xas,


You are accumulating quite a collection of barung! I'm pleased you like the shandigan blade. As you say, it is quite a beast and longer than most shandigan. Look forward to hearing how it...
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