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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 09:10 PM
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Posted By blindside
Thank you, I really appreciate the information.

Thank you, I really appreciate the information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 10:17 PM
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Posted By blindside
Ilocano Traditional Blades said this about his...

Ilocano Traditional Blades said this about his sword:

this blade sir is a rice-leaf blade shape that we called it BULONG PAGAY in ilocano. This blade sir is used among katipunan bolos to cut or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:48 AM
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Posted By blindside
As a bit of an update, today a modern Filipino...

As a bit of an update, today a modern Filipino maker publicized pictures of his reproduction matulis. It certainly shares many of the characteristics of my blade. I am trying to find if he based...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 12:57 AM
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Posted By blindside
Any background on these pieces? I do admit the...

Any background on these pieces? I do admit the style is similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 07:39 AM
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Posted By blindside
So after taking a close look at it I decided to...

So after taking a close look at it I decided to hit it with a gentle silver polish and I am now about 90% convinced it is silver. Images are heavily contrasted to make the designs stand out.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 06:10 AM
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Posted By blindside
It does not have a T spine, there is a bevel...

It does not have a T spine, there is a bevel along the top that forms an unsharpened false edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 02:17 AM
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Posted By blindside
The four holes in the horseshoe have two remnants...

The four holes in the horseshoe have two remnants of nails going into the pommel and there is a hole where the third should go but that isn't visible under the D-guard. The fourth (top) is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 01:42 AM
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Posted By blindside
The tang is threaded, that metal loop is the...

The tang is threaded, that metal loop is the threaded to hold the guard in place. I have not tried to fully disassemble the hilt.

The guard and decorative elements are non-magnetic but feel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 02:27 PM
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Posted By blindside
Thank you all, the hilt is horn.

Thank you all, the hilt is horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 09:02 AM
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Posted By blindside
Help on what I just bought....

I just received this off an ebay auction which I somewhat accidentally won (there is a lesson here about not attempting to throw in a last second low bid while operating a tractor) and I really don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2018, 04:30 PM
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Posted By blindside
The difference in lighting and contrast really...

The difference in lighting and contrast really changed the characteristics of that pommel face, it went from smiling to a malevolent grin. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 05:42 PM
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Posted By blindside
It only took me a week to figure out the...

It only took me a week to figure out the implication....

When you get it (assuming I read this right) I am very curious about its balance or if the blade used a more extreme distal taper than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2018, 12:57 AM
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Posted By blindside
Triplets! ...

Triplets!
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14613
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By blindside
giant tenegre

So this auction recently ended on Ebay (I didn't win it) and while the blade itself isn't terribly unusual, the size is. According to the description i the overall length of 35.5 inches, probably 10...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By blindside
I think I have seen the picture, it was Leo...

I think I have seen the picture, it was Leo Giron, and I believe there is footage of one of his son demoing its use. I think the total length was 3 feet (36").

and footage:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,564
Posted By blindside
The "white brass" suggestions makes alot of...

The "white brass" suggestions makes alot of sense, the guard is a bit loose, and moving it the weight feels less than what I would expect nickel to feel like. And Robert, I wouldn't want to send...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2012, 03:01 PM
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Posted By blindside
Done!

Done!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2012, 06:34 AM
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Posted By blindside
Estimating age on an itak

Any suggestions or rough guidelines on what are indicators of age on Luzon pieces? I recently picked up this through our local Craigslist, it certainly isn't a high end piece, but I am curious how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2012, 09:25 PM
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Views: 3,495
Posted By blindside
Thank you all for the input, do the reverse "S"...

Thank you all for the input, do the reverse "S" and the other engraving symbolize anything or are they simply designs?

thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,495
Posted By blindside
Indonesian sword/machete???

I picked this up a couple of months ago, it looked Indonesian to me, but since I know precisely zip about Indonesian sword types, I thought I would ask here. So what did I get? The scabbard and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,321
Posted By blindside
I have read an article regarding the etymology of...

I have read an article regarding the etymology of kali that cited that "calis" reference, one that I was highly interested in given that I am a student of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. :D

And thank you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,321
Posted By blindside
I would like to return to the blade nomenclature...

I would like to return to the blade nomenclature if you don't mind, I've been poking around trying to figure out why I am calling this a sansibar and admittedly trying to get good sources is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,321
Posted By blindside
Here is the image from the scabbard:

Here is the image from the scabbard:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2011, 02:24 AM
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Views: 6,321
Posted By blindside
I was thinking possibility of it being an...

I was thinking possibility of it being an anting-anting as well. The partial remains of the scabbard has what may be a Sacred Heart on it, I will see if I can get a decent picture of it.

My...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,321
Posted By blindside
writing on a sansibar hilt

I was cleaning the hilt on this beat up old sansibar and it accentuated some writing on the hilt. I am curious if anyone can interpret what it means. I am showing two of the three lines, the third...
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