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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 05:38 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Thanks Detlef! Hoping others chime in.

Thanks Detlef! Hoping others chime in.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 05:36 PM
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Views: 2,239
Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef! Thanks for this opinion...one of my...

Hi Detlef! Thanks for this opinion...one of my mentors also believes it's all-original, and a younger time period than our pommel-extended samples. It's got a thinner spine as well, with the base at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 12:26 AM
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Views: 338
Posted By xasterix
With regard to forms, there's still debate as to...

With regard to forms, there's still debate as to whether pre1900 and post1900 forms overlapped. Based on what I've researched and wielded so far- there seems to be major shift during the pre- and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By xasterix
Show us your pira

The pira is my favorite Bangsamoro blade. There are a number of it scattered across the forums; they've been my inspiration in acquiring more for research and martial study in the Moro Fighting Arts....
Forum: Swap Forum 1st May 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,597
Posted By xasterix
Still looking for more, please pm thanks!

Still looking for more, please pm thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,239
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the look-over: eagerly awaiting your...

Thanks for the look-over: eagerly awaiting your pics Kai =)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,239
Posted By xasterix
Recently got a pira off ebay. It's slightly...

Recently got a pira off ebay. It's slightly smaller, rougher (especially the hilt) as compared to my older piece but still a great wield, very light and manueverable, probably the forerunner of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By xasterix
Lumad blade

Here's an old Lumad blade called "purok bolo" in modern times. I've no idea of the age, but it's gotta be older than 1970s (date of acquisition by previous owner). It's a bit different from the usual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for that info, interesting that Morong has...

Thanks for that info, interesting that Morong has the same style. Fortunately, I know the provenance of the blades- the former owner, and even the panday who had, sadly, already passed away.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By xasterix
Nice to see that guy again Ian! I beieve...

Nice to see that guy again Ian!

I beieve it's from Binangonan, Rizal. My family lineage extends to that area, and I've seen blades with the same scabbard style as horsey there :) I used to own two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,214
Posted By xasterix
Hi Ian, yup I've etched it. It's monosteel :)

Hi Ian, yup I've etched it. It's monosteel :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,214
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the assessment, Ian and Jose. I...

Thanks for the assessment, Ian and Jose. I neglected to take a picture of the opposite side; here are post-restoration pics already. There's a Chinese chop-mark on that side. It supposedly translates...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,214
Posted By xasterix
Adding another barung to the thread...partially...

Adding another barung to the thread...partially restored, had to plug holes and cracks on the c-horn. I'll be restoring the blade to full functionality soon. Taking a mugshot before it's fully live...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By xasterix
Thanks Leif!!! yep they're a joy to wield and cut...

Thanks Leif!!! yep they're a joy to wield and cut with. Still got a lot of functional life left in them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By xasterix
Opinions regarding "twin" kris

Hope everyone's doing fine. I'm puzzling over something I got from eBay- two kris that look similar at first glance, but have different signatures- one is Maranao, the other Maguindanao. They have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By xasterix
I agree, it's got Bangsamoro signatures, and an...

I agree, it's got Bangsamoro signatures, and an old one...very pretty kris!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,339
Posted By xasterix
Sorry to burst the bubble, blindside. The ILT...

Sorry to burst the bubble, blindside. The ILT proprietor is a friend of mine...but he has very limited traditional blade knowledge. The blade that you posted actually isn't endemic to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By xasterix
That last sample - kampinegre - is a wonderful...

That last sample - kampinegre - is a wonderful Frakenstein of a blade!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the samples everyone- just caught up...

Thanks for the samples everyone- just caught up with all the posts now. I'm really interested regarding panabas varieties because it's my personal theory that each panabas type is suited for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By xasterix
Agreed, would hate to be on the receiving end of...

Agreed, would hate to be on the receiving end of that! Uncommon decoration IMO, I've only seen 4 so far with that inlay, yours is the 4th. Great piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By xasterix
Hi sorry, I'm not familiar with the names and...

Hi sorry, I'm not familiar with the names and context you mentioned- can you provide me a link or short summary? Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By xasterix
Hi Kai, the probable reason for this is because...

Hi Kai, the probable reason for this is because the Maranao and Maguindanao language are closely linked together; they come from the same root. The Maranao made tourist versions of the panabas, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By xasterix
Hello Kai, To my understanding, panabas is...

Hello Kai,

To my understanding, panabas is endemic to the Maguindanaons- the Maranaons don't produce it, except for tourist versions which can be differentiated by its over-intricacy, both in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By xasterix
Show us your Maguindanao panabas

Greetings, in the tradition of the other "show us..." threads, was curious how many members have panabas. To start off, here's mine. 17-inch blade, 14.5-inch handle. There are geometric patterns on...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th February 2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By xasterix
Looking for: panabas

Looking to buy a panabas with blade length 20 inches and above, US sellers only...thanks!
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