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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Ian
I would agree with your assessment, with perhaps...

I would agree with your assessment, with perhaps greater emphasis on late 19th C than early 20th C. Both barung have kakatua hits that occurred in the 19th C, the second one being a junggayan hilt of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2021, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Ian
I think PMs are more reliable (for the reason...

I think PMs are more reliable (for the reason Rick noted). Sometimes people don't see the notice that they have a PM, or choose to ignore it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Ian
IP, These are indeed interesting knives....

IP,

These are indeed interesting knives. However, there has been debate for some time as to whether many of the knives shaped like your example are indeed from Kerala or whether they come from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Ian
Here's another chopper from the same general area...

Here's another chopper from the same general area with a plain wooden handle.


http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=11397&postcount=1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 03:24 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Stu, The adya katti is uncommon but not...

Hi Stu,

The adya katti is uncommon but not rare. They are still worn by Coorgi men on ceremonial occasions, along with the traditional knife (pichangatti). I have read (can't remember where) that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Ian
Great set of pictures and excellent comments! ...

Great set of pictures and excellent comments!

I notice that the man brandishing his kris (also Maguindanao in origin) is holding it backwards. Those holding their sheathed kris have the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Ian
Great picture. I see the photo is attributed to...

Great picture. I see the photo is attributed to 1970, which seems rather recent for a T'boli to be wearing a prized sword, unless it was for show or ceremonial purposes. However, neither he nor his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 09:59 AM
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Views: 15,333
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Good points ...

Hullo Amuk,

Thanks for your concise and helpful comment. Interesting to note the male and female forms of this sword.

I can see how shortening up on the grip would convert the blade to a more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Ian
I agree Jeff. A similar mark does appear on...

I agree Jeff. A similar mark does appear on contemporary Thai daab, since at least the 1950s and probably earlier. Mark Bowditch had some information he shared on the now defunct UBB part of this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Ian
I think the angle helps with the slicing effect...

I think the angle helps with the slicing effect of the blow. Somewhat like a curved saber--the hand is ahead of the "sweet spot" of the blade, and tends to draw the edge across the subject rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Ian
Another lovely blade Iain. I liked the hardened...

Another lovely blade Iain. I liked the hardened edge (quenched or inserted do you think?) and peaked spine. An interesting mark struck at forte--this reminds me of some of the marks used by the HuSa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2021, 08:00 PM
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Views: 1,323
Posted By Ian
Jokhro and Xas, Thanks for clarifying some...

Jokhro and Xas,

Thanks for clarifying some of these terms again. Trying to peel away the layers of terminology, not to mention mistakes that have been propagated for decades, is impossible from...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Ian
Thanks Jim. Redirected to European Forum.

Thanks Jim. Redirected to European Forum.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Ian
A picture of the whole sword or knife would help.

A picture of the whole sword or knife would help.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Ian
Iain and DhaDha, Thank you for sharing...

Iain and DhaDha,

Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful daab. Both excellent swords. Iain has mentioned the Lanna and Lan Xang periods in northern Thai and Lao history. Attached is a map...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 12:31 PM
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Views: 863
Posted By Ian
An interesting cultural piece with good...

An interesting cultural piece with good provenance. There are a number of these Maguindanao kris around that have been modified by the T'boli, and are therefore identifiable as cross-cultural items....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ian
Hi Iain, I've been holding back in replying...

Hi Iain,

I've been holding back in replying on this one until I could do some research to look for a similar example. Sadly, I have not found one.

This is a very unusual sword. The blade, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ian
Hi estrij, It has been a week and nobody has...

Hi estrij,

It has been a week and nobody has responded yet to your questions. This is probably because this forum seldom discusses modern military weapons. The occasional kukhri or Chindit machete...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef, These long arrows are made by...

Hi Detlef,
These long arrows are made by several groups in Central and Northern Luzon. If you look in Kriegerís plates elsewhere on this site you will find similar examples. I canít recall whether...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, Just catching up with your new post....

Hi Jeff,
Just catching up with your new post. The French Indo-China coin is entirely consistent with a Cambodian sword made at the end of the 19th C. As noted, this one centime coin dates as far...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ian
Hombre, I'm very pleased you saw that one...

Hombre,

I'm very pleased you saw that one before I did! Otherwise, I too might have bought something I don't need too. I like this knife and sheath. Obviously from Argentina (it says so on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ian
Hi 10thRoyal. Welcome to the Forum. I'm no expert...

Hi 10thRoyal. Welcome to the Forum. I'm no expert on Islamic inscriptions but there are certainly people here who are. Hopefully, one of them will be along shortly to assist you. Good to see you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ian
For the etch, you might try light sanding with a...

For the etch, you might try light sanding with a very fine grit paper ("wet and dry") and perhaps a light oil for lubrication. This can sometimes remove a small amount of the etch and leave a decent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff: That's an interesting appearance to...

Hi Jeff:

That's an interesting appearance to the blade. I think this is the result of a "piled-rod" construction. I have a wavy bladed Luzon sword with a similar pattern, but much less contrast...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,831
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Ausjulius: Thanks for the update. Great...

Ausjulius:

Thanks for the update. Great information. I was planning to visit the Cocos-Keeling islands last year but COVID came along, and travel there is still not re-established. Maybe next...
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