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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 04:43 PM
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Posted By CharlesS
Lovely piece, Jeff. Interesting to that even...

Lovely piece, Jeff. Interesting to that even though it’s a smaller example of the blade profile of yours is very similar to my large example with what I call a “big belly”.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesS
Hi Battara, There are no plain bands. Each...

Hi Battara,

There are no plain bands. Each of the bands is carefully worked. You can see them in some of the close-ups.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By CharlesS
Two Interesting Moro Barong/Barung

These two Moro barong were recently acquired from one of our members...thanks RSWORD!...They are both interesting in different ways. The top example is a lovely piece in its own right, with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesS
A Very Nice Dha/Daab

Here is a lovely old 19th Century dha/daab sword that I attribute to the Shan of Burma, or possibly Thailand. It is a lovely piece overall, but the silversmithing of the mounts is just magnificent....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,762
Posted By CharlesS
One of the things I find most interesting about...

One of the things I find most interesting about the photo is the fact that several of the barongs are etched exactly the way we might see them restored in a collection today, with very clearly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By CharlesS
Very interesting! Nice research!

Very interesting! Nice research!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,714
Posted By CharlesS
Twistcore In An Unexpected Place

There are a variety of Indonesian shortswords/machetes known as 'goloks', but this one really surprised me. Most examples have a heavy, thick, pamor steel blade, with later ones having homogenous...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By CharlesS
From the pics, the fullers look to be beautifully...

From the pics, the fullers look to be beautifully executed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By CharlesS
Gentlemen, Thank you all for your very kind...

Gentlemen,
Thank you all for your very kind words. This is a very special piece for me and I feel very fortunate to have it. Thanks again for your input and insights.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By CharlesS
ART IN FORGED STEEL: A Yakan Moro Twistcore Barong/Barung

This elegant Yakan Moro barong exhibits a lovely blade forged from panels of twistcore steel that essentially make up the entire blade. It creates an amazing effect and is one of the finest examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,985
Posted By CharlesS
Detlef, I love the look of the sword you...

Detlef,

I love the look of the sword you originally showed us in the thread. It's so practical. I am just guessing at some Chinese influence, especially with the guard.

I think there are many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,125
Posted By CharlesS
Iíve had the good fortune of seeing these with...

Iíve had the good fortune of seeing these with Jose and they are all quite magnificent. Far better in real life!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By CharlesS
I have to agree with Ariel. The ganja appears...

I have to agree with Ariel. The ganja appears chiseled rather than authentic. Iíd say it is mid 20th century Tausug.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By CharlesS
Great photo Kino! I am assuming you had a chance...

Great photo Kino! I am assuming you had a chance to meet Dave and Lana. Great folks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely Old Dha/Daab With Some Interesting Characteristics

When I first saw this dha/daab I was immediately impressed by the quality of the silverwork. The guard seemed more of a puzzle, though, and looked much like the work I have seen on Vietnamese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,520
Posted By CharlesS
Extraordinary craftsmanship!! Congrats!

Extraordinary craftsmanship!! Congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By CharlesS
A Moro Kampillan With a Massive, Rare Hilt and Unique Twistcore Blade

This lovely old Moro kampillan, with a rare and massive hilt and unique twistcore blade, nearly drove me to the edge of insanity trying to get it etched properly. As purchased, the pattern had an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By CharlesS
First example of this type I have seen. Very...

First example of this type I have seen. Very interesting! I cannot see any characteristics about it that instantly give it away from a specific culture. So Iím anxious to see what others have to say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,175
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely collection. Great taste!

Lovely collection. Great taste!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,931
Posted By CharlesS
Ian, itís a good point you make. Originally the...

Ian, itís a good point you make. Originally the copper cover was a patinated black. I polished it to get it back to the way it looked originally. It may be a later addition, but the cording is dry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,931
Posted By CharlesS
More pics...definitely polished copper and the...

More pics...definitely polished copper and the scarf weld.
You may have already noticed a considerable number of forging flaws in the pattern weld.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,931
Posted By CharlesS
My First Experience With Scarf Welding on a Moro Kriss

Scarf welding is not particularly uncommon on Malay sundang, but this is my first experience with it on a Moro kriss. The forte seems to be from steel more comparable to 'pamor' steel, but you can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely example! Do you think the scabbard is...

Lovely example! Do you think the scabbard is later?

So nice to find these things so complete and in such nice condition!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By CharlesS
Detlef, I bet that bamboo reinforcement at the...

Detlef, I bet that bamboo reinforcement at the edge can be restored. I am sure Arjan would know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By CharlesS
Very nice carving, and interesting hilt. I was...

Very nice carving, and interesting hilt. I was wondering as well if a bamboo edge protector was missing.
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