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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
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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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By tanaruz
phil blade identity

Blade: right-most in the picture
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
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, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
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, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,925
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,925
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, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
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, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
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, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
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 1st March 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,802
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 1st March 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By tanaruz
ILONGOT BOLO 2

Hello again,

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

Kind regards,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,802
Posted By tanaruz
ILONGOT BOLO 1

Hello friends,

sharing with you an antique, Ilongot bolo/knife. Claimed to be early to mid 19th century.

Enjoy,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By tanaruz
junggayan barung

Hello,

Hilt pics.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By tanaruz
lambitan sword/bolo

Hello,

If you're referring to the posted picture of blades by Salsalan, yes, it's actually the 2nd lambitan (from the right).

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By tanaruz
balaraw

Vielen dank herr.


regards from Manila.

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By tanaruz
Balaraw

Hi,

Sharing this newly commissioned balaraw/balarao winged dagger. I had this made for my Christmas present to my father.

I've added semi-precious stones on the scabbard (narra wood): black...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By tanaruz
lambitan sword/bolo

picture of the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By tanaruz
Lambitan sword/bolo

Hi Sir,

the blade (according to the bladesmith) is monosteel (leaf spring ). Water quenched.
the hilt: is made from bone, brass and balayong/barayong hardwood.
the scabbard's wood is also...
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