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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hello efrahjalt: Welcome to the forum, and...

Hello efrahjalt:

Welcome to the forum, and thank you for posting this interesting sword!

As you note, this is probably a sword from the southern Philippines, with the blade forged by a Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2022, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hello again Carlos, I have consulted several...

Hello again Carlos,

I have consulted several references, my picture files, and talked with several Filipinos about your knife.

Here is why it is almost certainly from the Philippines:


...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi carlos, Your pics were dark, so I...

Hi carlos,

Your pics were dark, so I lightened a couple in order to get a better view of the knife and scabbard. I know that I have seen the same rattan weave on other Philippine knives and will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ian
i agree with the differences noted by Detlef....

i agree with the differences noted by Detlef. Faca da ponta typically have a brass (yellow or white) wrapped bolster and somewhat different hilt styles to those shown from Mali, the latter showing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Ian
Hello Yves. Thanks for the additional...

Hello Yves.

Thanks for the additional pictures of the hilt which, as you indicated, is a 19th C junggayan form. The usual metal punto seems to have been replaced by a cloth wrap coated with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Ian
That's unfortunate Dave. Been there and done...

That's unfortunate Dave. Been there and done that. Just part of buying online and not having the chance to handle the item. Same thing happened to me when buying from printed catalogs years ago....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Thread reopened ...

This thread has now been reopened for further discussion. Offensive and extraneous remarks have been deleted from certain threads to improve the tone of discussion. Disagreements and debate are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,628
Posted By Ian
gp, thanks for adding this link. It contains some...

gp, thanks for adding this link. It contains some useful additional information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ian
I agree with Sajen. Very much a Spanish-style...

I agree with Sajen. Very much a Spanish-style knife with a South American hilt. Most likely from Brazil. The blade profile is a little different from the common 20th C versions of the faca da ponta,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Ian
Thank you. I will keep this example in my...

Thank you. I will keep this example in my reference list for Bukidnon swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Thread closed pending Moderator review ...

This thread is being reviewed by the Moderators and will remain closed until the review is complete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Ian
Nice sword Yves, and very good workmanship on the...

Nice sword Yves, and very good workmanship on the hilt and scabbard. Is the hilt mono steel or laminated? Can you provide the dimensions of the blade, please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, It's hard to see the pommel and...

Hi Yves,

It's hard to see the pommel and hilt. Can you show a larger image of the hilt please, without so much shadow? From what is the "ferrule" made?

Ian.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd January 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By Ian
Another long Visayan knife

This one is likely from N. Samar. It is a long, narrow knife with an acute point and beveled edge. It has a crudely carved horn hilt and comes in a typical Waray wooden scabbard. Sometimes called a...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd January 2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Ian
Two long Visayan knives/swords

VIS 1150

Cebuano pinuti. Sometimes referred to as a lawi lawi bolo. Long, slender, slightly recurved blade in black painted wooden scabbard. Hilt is wood with a small aluminum guard. Probably WWII...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd January 2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Ian
No longer on hold...

No longer on hold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Ian
Sajen, Kai, Athanase: I think we are all...

Sajen, Kai, Athanase:

I think we are all acknowledging a combination of styles with this piece and its scabbard. There seems general agreement that the scabbard is of Malay/Sulu manufacture, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Ian
A mix of styles between a large keris and the...

A mix of styles between a large keris and the Malay/Moro kris. The wide long luk suggest the Malay/Moro style, which goes with the scabbard. Perhaps a transitional piece, in which case it must have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Picture of whole sword

Please post a picture of the whole sword. This is required for all items.
Forum: Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Ian
In reply to questions raised about this item: ...

In reply to questions raised about this item:


Length of blade = 17.5 in.
Thickness of blade at hilt = Just over 1/8 in. (about 3.5 mm)
Length of hilt = 4.5 in.
Overall length in scabbard =...
Forum: Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Ian
This item is on hold.

This item is on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Ian
19th C Visayan tenegre sword

This 19th C Visayan sword is from Panay and wears a utilitarian, non-figural hilt. The blade likely dates from the mid-19th C, although the hilt and scabbard may be more recent. The blade shows nice...
Forum: Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By Ian
Old large parang ginah

Nice Malay parang ginah/parang jengkok. Blade shows laminations and old patina. Wooden hilt is round with a small finial. This is solid throughout and the blade remains sharp

Overall length: 23...
Forum: Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Ian
Old parang from Sumbawa

Nice old parang in wooden scabbard with original twine belt. Heavily patinated blade is in good condition. Hand carved wooden hilt.

Blade: 16 in.
Hilt: 5 in
Overall: 21 in
Overall in scabbard:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Ian
Might be dyed bone. There are other pieces of...

Might be dyed bone. There are other pieces of bone on the hilt.
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