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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2024, 04:05 PM
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Hi WW, Nice old example. I agree with...

Hi WW,

Nice old example. I agree with Craig, this one could well be B'laan, the people "over the hill" from the T'boli.


BTW, the blades on these swords are excellent—they are tough and hold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2023, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Ian
It could be. Your latest pictures seem to show...

It could be. Your latest pictures seem to show differential hardening but etching would likely bring it out better. Heat and then quenching with oil or water will create a different crystalline...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2023, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, The blade on the Bagobo hilted...

Hi Jeff,

The blade on the Bagobo hilted sword could be of T'boli manufacture. The T'boli blades are high quality and sought after. The Bagobo did use blades acquired from the T'boli because of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2023, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Ian
David, I may have been a little hasty in saying...

David, I may have been a little hasty in saying both of these are T'boli. The one with the knuckle bow certainly is. The slightly shorter one has a hilt that might be Bagobo or B'laan. It is not the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2023, 05:14 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hello Marius, As David has noted, these are...

Hello Marius,

As David has noted, these are from the southern Philippines. More specifically, they both come from the T'boli people of Cotobato Province in Mindanao. They are neighbors to several...
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