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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 09:39 AM
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Posted By tanaruz
BUDIAK

Hello friends,

A timely Christmas present from my father. Straight from Jolo, Sulu. A very old (IMVHO and Dad's , an antique piece.) Provenance of this budiak: it has 'silenced' a lot of people...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By tanaruz
capiz talibong

Hello,

IMHO, a combination.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By tanaruz
CAPIZ TALIBONG

Hello,

This just came in today from an antique dealer in Roxas City, Capiz.(could this possibly be from the Panay-Bukidnon tribe?).

Are the features of this blade point to a particular ethnic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By tanaruz
barung battle damaged

Hi all,

Thank u all.

I'd keep it that way. I've come to realize that the history/provenance of this blade is much more important as is.

Kindest regards,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By tanaruz
BARUNG BATTLE DAMAGED

Hello friends,

Sharing with you a battle-damaged barung that ultimately bacame a war trophy (from a siege- which I cannot disclose in Mindanao).

Short histoty: Originally from a Moro warrior...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By tanaruz
Red face Unknown short sword

Hello RobT,

IMHO, that's a ginunting (hasp file) and most probably from the Iloilo/Panay area. My basis is that the leather part (which serves for the blade not to slide down) of scabbard (which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By tanaruz
PINUTI

Hello friends,

Happy to share with you a pinuti (lawi-lawi).

According to the previous owner, this was collected in Cebu.

This is my first pinuti and upon research, it may be a lawi-lawi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By tanaruz
visayn kris

Hi,

update on the Visayan kris. Since this was a 'mystery blade' to us(me and my father)-having an 'open groove' in the middle of the blade, we sought the original blacksmith in the hinterlands of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By tanaruz
visayan kris

Hello all,

I have with me a Visayan kris (unfortunately, no scabbard).

What really surprises me is the...well I really don't know what to make or describe it, the open 'structure' that runs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By tanaruz
phil blade identity

Blade: right-most in the picture
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By tanaruz
PHIL BLADE IDENTITY

Hello,

This came from a seller/collector in the province of Iloilo (La Paz), Philippines. A fellow friend initially identified this blade as a pisau/pisaw. The collector has the story that this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By tanaruz
moro hilt

Hello,

Supposedly from an old kris hilt (?). Is the pommel ivory (if so from which possible animal source?).

Circa?

Many thanks in advance for any info on this piece.

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,559
Posted By tanaruz
kampilan lumad

Hi all,

Forgot one important thing.

Note that there is as Islamic prayer beads (misbaha/tasbih/ sibha) entwined/attached to the hilt-hand guard. Here's an additional picture of the kampilan....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,559
Posted By tanaruz
Kampilan Lumad

Hello. Thank you very much for your congratulatory note!

1) no, it does not have a staple on the cross guard. Instead, on the cross-guard, there's a brass/copper wire (quite thick) that holds the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,559
Posted By tanaruz
KAMPILAN LUMAD

Hi,

A gift from my father on my promotion! ha ha:)

The seller (from Lanao-Mindanao), claims it to be a lumad blade (Higaonon Tribe, Bukidnon).

The hilt's design, as I look at it, looks more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,199
Posted By tanaruz
BICOL GATAB

Hello Sir,

The seller from Georgia (US) posted it (hilt) as made from horn (buffalo, I guess). But when I held it, looks and felt like wood. ha ha ha.

Im wrong and I believe you're right.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,199
Posted By tanaruz
BICOL GATAB

Hello friends,

sharing this oldie Bicol gatab (small knife).
Blade profile: ginunting
blade material: steel file
peened tang, brass ferrule
hilt/pommel: Inaso (hound design). Hardwood.
12...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By tanaruz
talibong aklan

Hello Sir,

1) 'how truly old is the blade of this old warrior'?- Before this talibong was purchased, a provenance was requested. From the first owner to the latest one (who eventually sold this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By tanaruz
talibong aklan

Thank you Sir Charles. Yes, the scabbard is of recent made. According to the bladesmith who sold me this piece, this talibong was sent to his shop to be sold but there's no more scabbard. So he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By tanaruz
TALIBONG AKLAN

Hello. A blessed holy week to all.

Sharing my first antique (more than 100 years old) talibong from the mountainous area of Aklan. This was offered to me by a very much well-known blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By tanaruz
LUMAD KRIS

Hello,

in my readings, these are the ethnic people who reside on the southern part of Palawan:

1) Palawano
2) Taaw't Bato
3) Molbog

According to the previous owner, this kris came from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By tanaruz
lumad kris

Hello,

a kris from the a Lumad tribe in Palawan (southern). My father saw this kris 3 years ago (2019) when he visited Palawan- but unfortunately, the kris was not up for sale then.

After...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By tanaruz
ILONGOT BOLO 1

Hello,

This old warrior came from a reputable gallery shop in Manila. It was sold to another 'trader/collector' who knows his tribal stuff.

Apparently, this lovely piece is early to mid 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By tanaruz
ILONGOT BOLO 2

Hello Sir Chmorshuutz,

I will reach out to my 'contact' (tribal arts) in Central Luzon and inquire on how to reach out to bladesmiths who could forge one for you.

Do you have an FB...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By tanaruz
ILONGOT BOLO 2

Hello again,

claimed to be a 60-year-old (more or less) 'ceremonial' piece.

Kind regards,

Yves
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