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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2022, 12:06 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Depends on your intended purpose. If you intend...

Depends on your intended purpose. If you intend to display it and highlight the provenance, best to leave it as is.

Besides, restoring this would greatly reduce the blade mass due to re-profiling.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By xasterix
That's a very interesting dagger from another...

That's a very interesting dagger from another cultulre @.@ wondering if it somehow influenced Asian blades with upper/secondary edges.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for your kind words!

Thanks for your kind words!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By xasterix
Hi sir sure, here are the publicly-available...

Hi sir sure, here are the publicly-available links:

AJ blade reviews Facebook page, featuring postwar badi

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=577640750158864&set=a.374344347155173

Personal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2022, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By xasterix
They are placeholders so that the people involved...

They are placeholders so that the people involved in making the sword (smith, artisans) can plan and approximate measurements for the other parts attached to the blade. They're not counted as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By xasterix
Formally, they call this "badi" among the...

Formally, they call this "badi" among the Maranao, and distinctly different from tabas. It's used for utility purposes nowadays.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By xasterix
Looking for similar samples of Philippine sword

I stumbled upon this pre-WW2 sword in Manila. I got to interview the family that owned this. Based on their account, this sword was gifted by a Japanese soldier during the Japanese occupation in the...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th September 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By xasterix
WTB bangkung, Luzon kris

Please pm me or email raymundoawaits@gmail.com


Thanks very much!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
BTW- for whoever is interested in the internal...

BTW- for whoever is interested in the internal structure of the hilt- part of the horn hilt had a wide crack, so I decided to open it up and secure the surface gap with no-sag epoxy (I don't want tu...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By xasterix
I'm just curious- since it has brass, could it...

I'm just curious- since it has brass, could it possibly be pre-war? I've noticed that the WW2/immediately postWW2 Panay pieces only have aluminum fittings (no brass parts anymore). Level of detail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
I forgot that it was you that originally posited...

I forgot that it was you that originally posited the quench-line theory- thanks for that again, and also for your kind words!

I'll be doing an FeCl etch in the near future- I'll update this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
Kai- thanks very much for your thorough...

Kai- thanks very much for your thorough metallurgical assessment and your gut-feel on age estimate!

Interestingly, you're the second person to posit that it may be a "revival" blade; a good friend...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
I appreciate the brainstorming guys! This is the...

I appreciate the brainstorming guys! This is the only blade I have with such a mysterious line.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
Sure, here you go :)

Sure, here you go :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much for the assessment! :) Now I...

Thanks very much for the assessment! :) Now I know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
It's the most hefty among my probably-archaic...

It's the most hefty among my probably-archaic pieces, but still lighter compared to late 19th century ones. I believe the reason for the heft is it has a beefier blade (thicker) compared to others of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the appreciation and assessment sir :)

Thanks for the appreciation and assessment sir :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much for the kind words and...

Thanks very much for the kind words and assessment!
Forum: Swap Forum 11th September 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By xasterix
LF: pre- to early-1900s Luzon kris

Please PM me or email: raymundoawaits@gmail.com

TIA!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By xasterix
Archaic kris for comment

I got this from a Cebu-based (in Visayas area, Philippines) family with Moro lineage. 20.3in blade length, hilt pommel didn't seem broken (seemed like it was made that way, no junggayan crest)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
Finally got to etch and take better close-ups of...

Finally got to etch and take better close-ups of my kris blade:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 01:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
Hallo just to clarify: that's my kris- Jose's...

Hallo just to clarify: that's my kris- Jose's kris is different :) I'll etch it again as you suggested though. The previous etch on it was a side-effect of cleaning it via white vinegar (it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
Here's some pics...I only used the "macro" mode...

Here's some pics...I only used the "macro" mode on my mobile phone camera though, and the shots appear somewhat dark even with adequate lighting...hoping they'll still offer clues.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
Dear Kai: Thanks very much for the deluge of...

Dear Kai:

Thanks very much for the deluge of info and learnings! Really good stuff. One really needs to do legwork (in this case, metallurgy knowledge) to connect the dots and figure out the hows...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2022, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By xasterix
I'm not that well-versed in metallurgy, Kai- but...

I'm not that well-versed in metallurgy, Kai- but to clarify, isn't monosteel simply defined as one layer of steel? For example, stolen railroad tracks- 1084 steel, if I researched correctly- was...
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