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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:23 PM
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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 Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
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: 330
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: 4
Views: 543
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: 3
Views: 257
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: 3
Views: 257
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: 4,910
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Ian
Carlos, What an attractive and...

Carlos,


What an attractive and interesting chopper! I'm in agreement with Kai that this is not a panabas, and I might go further and say that it is probably not from the Philippines. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Ian
DhaDha, Two very nice barung, both with some...

DhaDha,

Two very nice barung, both with some age (probably late 19th C). I would say the one with the larger kakatua is the older of the two. As barung age and have been handled a lot, the banati...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Ian
I agree with Battara. The scabbard looks Bagobo...

I agree with Battara. The scabbard looks Bagobo to me too. However, this is a very common working knife among various Lumad groups, as xasterix has mentioned, and bead work like this is not unique to...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th April 2021, 01:55 PM
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Views: 948
Posted By Ian
On hold ...

On hold ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Ian
IP, I think it is two heads in the picture...

IP, I think it is two heads in the picture posted--each head appears to have a crown above it.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, Thanks for sharing this...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for sharing this interesting weapon and its history. I like the grip style and the wood it is made from--the grain is rich and beautiful! The sight line is not impaired by the...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd April 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By Ian
Price reduced to $200. Last chance. One more week...

Price reduced to $200. Last chance. One more week on this site and then off to eBay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By Ian
Canning Indian Mutiny Collection: Victorian Museum, Australia

An interesting collection (https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/articles/2807) of firearms, edged weapons, and other instruments captured by the British during the Indian Mutiny in the 1850s....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,849
Posted By Ian
Alan and Bjorn, Thank you. I've been...

Alan and Bjorn,

Thank you. I've been following this interesting story as it unfolded. It is fascinating to see just how an historical story/legend/myth can be changed through "creative"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 41,342
Posted By Ian
Gp, I could be wrong but the hilt on that...

Gp, I could be wrong but the hilt on that yataghan looks like ivory to me. Very nice tooling on the leather pouch and belt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ian
Jim and Ed, thanks for bringing your expertise to...

Jim and Ed, thanks for bringing your expertise to this thread. I would also like to point out Ed's detailed essays on the kaskara that can be found on the Ethnographic Arms and Armor Home Page...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,174
Posted By Ian
Thanks Philip. Much appreciated if you can bring...

Thanks Philip. Much appreciated if you can bring Confucius, the Chinese civil service, and the examination system into focus with regard to the jian and its use. Wayne's comments are a bit "fuzzy" to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ian
David raises some interesting points. I think the...

David raises some interesting points. I think the blade is pre-WWII. The scabbard could be a later replacement, and the metal strips might be from low grade silver or other white metal as David...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ian
I use an old product called "Simichrome Polish"...

I use an old product called "Simichrome Polish" which is made by Happich, has the consistency of toothpaste, and comes in a 50gm tube. It only requires small amounts at a time and one tube lasts me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Ian
Thank you kwiatek and Battara.

Thank you kwiatek and Battara.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Ian
Kwiatek, thank you for the translation. With...

Kwiatek, thank you for the translation. With regard to the 6-pointed star, can you tell us what the symbolism means? I note an "o" adjacent to each point--does this have some special significance.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,174
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, When using the term "ethnic...

Hi Jim,

When using the term "ethnic minority" I mean it in the sense of the Chinese census classification, which is conducted nationwide. "Ethnic minorities" are, by definition, not considered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 174,255
Posted By Ian
Gonzo, The author of this thread has not...

Gonzo,

The author of this thread has not been seen on these pages for a couple of years. I'm afraid you may not get very much response from the rest of us because Ibrahiim was the authority on...
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