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Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 06:32 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Very possible.

Very possible.
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 02:45 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Aha, my Arch Nemesis, LOL; I used to be able to...

Aha, my Arch Nemesis, LOL; I used to be able to get a deal there before I bumped into you. I think you are correct on all counts. The idea of it being a sword cane and African made sense, however for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 02:28 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Bangkaya.Good to know that I have a sword...

Thanks, Bangkaya.Good to know that I have a sword to battle man or aswang !
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 02:19 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Colin, that is an interesting theory and as good...

Colin, that is an interesting theory and as good as any that I have proposed.

Richard, the blade is almost 20" long, and rather than it being a cut-down spearhead, the likelihood is greater that...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 09:44 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Maybe(I wish that my parents had given me one),...

Maybe(I wish that my parents had given me one), but I don't believe so as it is much too heavy(the guard and the handle are solid steel and the weight of the blade is considerable), for a child not...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 04:02 AM
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Posted By drac2k
I found the swords at an auction. There were 6...

I found the swords at an auction. There were 6 pcs.:3 antique Philippine swords, an African one, this one which was heavily rusted and a European swept hilted sword which I'm sure is a copy even...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 07:27 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thank you, Gentlemen, for your very insightful...

Thank you, Gentlemen, for your very insightful observations. What is a further mystery is that all of the brass embellishments are actually rivets that appear to go all the way through the guard and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 07:12 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thanks, David; the 5-30, has a dash; do you think...

Thanks, David; the 5-30, has a dash; do you think that it is pre-WW2?
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By drac2k
Unknown Sword??

I just acquired this sword in a lot purchase, and my first inclination was that it wasn't worth mentioning, but after actually having the item in my hands, it looks like some skill was employed in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By drac2k
Interesting Kukri

I have this kukri with some interesting marks; I am assuming that the 5-30 is a date, however, there are some curious marks surrounding the numbers, which I am curious about; are they arsenal marks,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By drac2k
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: 3,581
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
Replies: 34
Views: 3,581
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
Replies: 34
Views: 3,581
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: 3,581
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
Replies: 34
Views: 3,581
Posted By drac2k
Punal pictures

Please see attached pics.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,581
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
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
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: 1,145
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
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
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
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
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
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
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: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By drac2k
Great information, thanks.

Great information, thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, Sajen; the scabbards do like very much...

Thanks, Sajen; the scabbards do like very much alike.
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