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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:41 PM
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Thanks, I just got lucky!

Thanks, I just got lucky!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 09:51 PM
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Posted By drac2k
I Finally Got One;A Amazonian Club.

I Finally procured an Amazonian Club. It measures 33" x 3.25" at its widest. It is made of very dense and heavy wood and it looks like that at one time there was an assortment of feathers at the end...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,333
Posted By drac2k
First, in Reply to David, the handle could be...

First, in Reply to David, the handle could be shell; I have a large gunong that has a shell handle.
Next,Ian, I appreciate your extensive knowledge of Philippine weapons and your travels to that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 06:13 PM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By drac2k
I agree with you completely that the availability...

I agree with you completely that the availability of aluminum during and after WW2, due to its vast availability was extensively incorporated into Philippine weapons, however, my question is, that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 03:08 PM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By drac2k
First, let me compliment you on your many...

First, let me compliment you on your many beautiful gunong(I will try to refer to them as such from now on); some of your scabbards, especially the wooden one with the leather throat, would certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,333
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the info; nice to see that there are...

Thanks for the info; nice to see that there are craftsmen over there still doing decent work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 10:39 PM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By drac2k
Punal pictures

Please see attached pics.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:45 PM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By drac2k
A Nice Small Punal

I recently picked up this item and based on the aluminum washers, I would guess that the punal is circa WW2. What I like about this dagger is the very fine(to me), engraving work and I was wondering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 06:24 PM
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Views: 796
Posted By drac2k
Beautiful work as well as a fantastic dagger; Can...

Beautiful work as well as a fantastic dagger; Can you show the before restoration pictures?
How long is the blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By drac2k
Certainly, thank you for your interest. It is not...

Certainly, thank you for your interest. It is not evenly balanced; it is very forward-leaning, very heavy towards the tip of the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 07:48 PM
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Views: 918
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the opinion; makes sense to me.

Thanks for the opinion; makes sense to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 05:05 PM
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Views: 918
Posted By drac2k
Chinese Dao

I just picked this massive Chinese Dao up with a small group of other items. The blade measures 28" x 2.75" and it is quite heavy. It has an unusual mix of features (to me) for a heavy Chinese Dao,...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 05:18 AM
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Views: 1,678
Posted By drac2k
The only thing that I can add, is to make sure...

The only thing that I can add, is to make sure that they are not loaded; you would be amazed at how many that are.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By drac2k
Great information, thanks.

Great information, thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2021, 06:27 PM
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Views: 1,454
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Sajen; the scabbards do like very much...

Thanks, Sajen; the scabbards do like very much alike.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the info Ian; what is your opinion as...

Thanks for the info Ian; what is your opinion as to the brass insert?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By drac2k
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By drac2k
Interesting Tenegre

I just got this interesting tenegre.The sword measures approx. 25" long and there is a space between the tang and the handle that may have once had a guard that is now missing. The blade has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By drac2k
Ian, Thank you for all of your insights; you have...

Ian, Thank you for all of your insights; you have been very helpful.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By drac2k
Pictures as promised; it looks like the native...

Pictures as promised; it looks like the native cordage isn't as native as I remembered it to be.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Ian, I will get a picture posted soon of...

Thanks, Ian, I will get a picture posted soon of the backside; I will also include a closeup of the cordage, which was locally produced and may give you a further clue. The tang does not go all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By drac2k
Philippine Bolo Mystery

This weapon has been somewhat perplexing to me because it screams Philippine, but the writing on the scabbard "L.T. Wyatt, 527-71-35 3rd Division doesn't make any sense.
The blade is of a common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the pictures. The sheath has a very...

Thanks for the pictures. The sheath has a very substantial and well-made spearpoint tip, vastly beyond ornamental; was it made as a secondary weapon or to be used in conjunction with the knife in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By drac2k
On the contrary, I wasn't doubting your comments...

On the contrary, I wasn't doubting your comments on the different African regions you ascribed the knife and the sheath to belong to and I believe you when you state that the knife and the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By drac2k
The knife and the sheath fit like a glove; I...

The knife and the sheath fit like a glove; I don't think that the two are a marriage of convenience, but rather the knife was made for the sheath or the sheath was made for the knife.
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