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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By tanaruz
binakuko bolo

Hi,

My father and I went to Morong days ago to pick up a bolo made by a local artisan there. Showed him the blade, which is supposedly, from Binangonan. Yes, that style is Binangonan -but we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By tanaruz
unidentified sword

Hi,

sharper, crisper pictures of sword #1(unidentified) before restoration. Rgds.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By tanaruz
SINUNGOT HIPON BLADE(?)

Ha ha. a dog lover like myself (and my father). So sorry for the poor picture. This was taken at the owner's place in Samar and was sent to me.

The blade is now being fully restored, and once...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By tanaruz
SINUNGOT HIPON BLADE(?)

Hello Sir Ian,

indeed it's a Luzon matulis! A probable typical Katipunero bolo. This piece was originally bought from Bulacan (Balagtas). A very nice leather scabbard would complete this lovely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By tanaruz
binakuko bolo

Hi,

lovely sinan-kabalyo(like a horse) piece. Do you know who the bladesmith is? If im not mistaken, he's from the area of Morong(?) in Rizal.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By tanaruz
BINAKUKO BOLO

Hi,

my 3rd blade for sharing.

The first picture shows a newly commissioned Antipolo binakuko (sinanbartolome). This is called the 'matandang binakuko'blade profile- meaning, the standard, old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By tanaruz
SINUNGOT HIPON BLADE(?)

This is my 2nd blade.

Friends gave their opinion as it being a Tagalog Sinungot Hipon. Your info/input is highly appreciated.

The blade is 13.5 inches long. Hilt is carabao horn with a peened...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By tanaruz
Unidentified sword

Hello friends. Nice to be back. I have 3 blades to share (and gather info). This first one is an unidentified sword. My first impression on looking at the blade's profile (and info from blade friends...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 841
Posted By tanaruz
northern luzon blade

Hello friends,

This is our first luzon (lowlands) blade. The previous owner, who hails from Cagayan province, made mention that this was a ww2 piece used by his lolo/grandpa during the ww2.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hello my friends,

with the budiak shipped inside a plactic PVC pipe, it was cleared and on its way to Manila. Description: "Spear used by Capt Ahab..." just joking, but the ceremonial flagpole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,058
Posted By tanaruz
LUZON BLADE

Hi all,

This just came into our house today. I believe it is a Luzon bolo/sword- but that's just about it. My father and I never had anything Luzon in our collection, so our knowledge to this kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hello,

many thanks for the info. I love the Capt Ahab thing ha ha.

The longest is over 10 feet and the shortest is just about 7 feet.

Will inform the dealer/seller on the possibility to send...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By tanaruz
budiak shipping to the philippines

Hi all,

I'd like to ask your opinion on how to ship moro budiaks from the US to Manila. I've recently purchased a long Moro budiak (over 10 feet long)- and fortunately, it can be shipped in three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By tanaruz
MAGUINDANAOAN KRIS

Hello,

thanks for the info. a pawnshop appraiser came today and I had the pink asang-asang tested- it is swassa.

This confirms what the previous owner claimed.

Regards

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By tanaruz
maguindanao kris

Hello Sir David,

Many many thanks for those pointers. will definitely etch the blade and polish the scabbard.

I've contacted the previous owner (since I have 2 more krisses + an Iranun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By tanaruz
maguindanao kris

additional info:

Scabbard: tigerstripes bunti wood
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By tanaruz
magindanao kris

Hi friends,

Been quite busy these past few weeks.

I purchased it from the US dealer/collector- as a gift to my father this christmas.

1) kindly confirm if it has the traits of a kris of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,178
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hi again,

forgot to include another test which I did (upon the instruction of the jeweller).

I got a needle, had it red hot on the fire and tried to pierce the tooth. - and voila, it did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,178
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hi,

Did some 'polishing'- and it smells like burned 'enamel.' must be the 'dentist' smell.

I did contact an expert on this things. Sent her some pictures. Initially, there's the presence of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,178
Posted By tanaruz
ivory for pommel

Hi Sir,

Can you expound on the statement 'how it behaves'? what would be best to use for polishing?

Thanks

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,178
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hello,

Many thanks for the initial info. Here are some more pics.

Thanks in advace.

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,666
Posted By tanaruz
TUKEW BOLO

Hello,

Sharing one of our two 'tukew' bolos from Southern Palawan.

It has an OAL of 28" and a 22-inch blade (very long)

The hilt: wood with engraved 'heart-shaped' decor at the tip of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,178
Posted By tanaruz
IVORY FOR POMMEL

Hello,

This is supposed to be a sperm whale tooth. Purchased from a seller who informed us that it came from tawi-tawi, from way way back.

My plan, if indeed this is sperm whale tooth, is to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By tanaruz
PALAWAN 'TUKEW' BLADE-1

Hello,

A southern Palawan 'tukew' blade.

A working blade.

Regards,

Yves
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By tanaruz
Sperm whale tooth?

Hello,

Need your opinion/s on this ivory piece. Planning to incorporate it with an old barung blade that has no hilt/pommel.

This, will be the pommel part.

Seller made mentioned that this...
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