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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, Those additional pictures confirm my...

Hi Rob,

Those additional pictures confirm my initial impression.

First, and most important, is that the blade is not a true maréchausée sabel (aka, Dutch klewang). It does not conform to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Ian
That makes sense. It is a form of hilt attachment...

That makes sense. It is a form of hilt attachment seen in northern and central Luzon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Ian
Here are the additional pictures of the blade I...

Here are the additional pictures of the blade I posted above. The thickness of the spine just in front of the hilt is 8.5 mm measured with a micrometer. The width of the blade tapers quickly moving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Ian
H Rob, Could you show us the grip and...

H Rob,

Could you show us the grip and backstrap of the hilt, the forte area of the blade, a section of the blade with the fuller, and a clearer view of the tip.

Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Ian
Hi Rob, I took the liberty of blowing up the...

Hi Rob,

I took the liberty of blowing up the hilt of your dagger and confirmed that it has similar cross hatching on the "bands." There appears to be small nub at the end of the hilt suggesting a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,064
Posted By Ian
ausjulius, Thanks for resurrecting this old...

ausjulius,

Thanks for resurrecting this old thread. Yes, these are mainland SE Asian work knives, although the shapes of the blades are fairly generic to the region. The top one, for example, is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Ian
Rob, I think I know what you have but would...

Rob,

I think I know what you have but would like to see more pictures of the hilt and blade. In the meanwhile, you might take a look at this thread on the Maréchaussée sabel (Dutch klewang)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Ian
Hi vantique, Your dagger could be from the...

Hi vantique,

Your dagger could be from the Insurrection period although there is nothing to suggest that it was tied specifically to the Kattipunan. It is possible too that it is older than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Ian
Yves, I agree with your ID of the bottom...

Yves,

I agree with your ID of the bottom piece of ikat as T'boli. However, the use of ikat wraps on sword and knife sheaths has not been especially helpful in identifying the origins of Lumad...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Ian
Yves, What a nice surprise! As I'm sure you...

Yves,

What a nice surprise! As I'm sure you know already, gold ornamentation on Moro swords was reserved for royalty or persons of very high ranking (such as panglima or powerful datu). It is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Ian
Hi vantique. Thanks for the clarification....

Hi vantique.

Thanks for the clarification. You have a small, wavy-bladed steel knife with a full length tang, and brass hilt and guard. That helps narrow the field a bit.

I'm going to stick my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Ian
Another great daab Iain! I'm thinking it is from...

Another great daab Iain! I'm thinking it is from the early Rattanakosin period at the end of the 18th C or very early 19th C. It could be late Ayutthaya, but the bronze hilt (rather than iron) makes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Discussion of an item presently for sale ...

Hi Tea,

Unfortunately, we do not permit linking to, discussing, or posting pictures of items that are currently for sale. I would suggest you download any pictures now as these can disappear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Ian
vantique, Can you clarify please whether the...

vantique,

Can you clarify please whether the blade is a copper alloy or iron/steel. It appears to be steel from the pictures. If you are unsure, stick a magnet on the blade--the magnet will not...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Ian
Perhaps not very much left. That's a long time...

Perhaps not very much left. That's a long time under water. Preliminary x-ray studies would show some details before trying to uncover (and maybe destroying) what's left of the original sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Ian
Another example of similar style. I don't have...

Another example of similar style. I don't have better pictures at present, but will try to post details of the hilt shortly. The hilt looks like a bat to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Ian
Agree completely with battara on the okir. ...

Agree completely with battara on the okir.

As far as the type of metal on the hilt, white brass usually polishes easily (much the same as yellow brass)—one form of white brass was referred to as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves, This is another Maguindanao kris,...

Hi Yves,

This is another Maguindanao kris, probably last quarter of the 19th C or very early 20th C. The twine wrap on the hilt is similar to a recent example that you showed.

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Ian
Yves, could you post another picture (larger) of...

Yves, could you post another picture (larger) of the sword out of its sheath. I tried enlarging the one above but it is too blurry.

Thanks,

Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,851
Posted By Ian
Peter, posting a picture of your knife would be...

Peter, posting a picture of your knife would be helpful. Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Ian
And here are two familiar examples, although...

And here are two familiar examples, although these have some age to them. I acquired both in the late 1990s. The first one is probably from the mid-20th C and the second somewhat later.

The second...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, Thanks for raising this topic....

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for raising this topic. People think of these boards as tourist items, which they largely are, but some of the older ones (like you have shown) can contain evidence of blades that...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th October 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By Ian
Books on antique weapons of the U.S.

I have the following books for sale relating to antique weapons of the U.S.


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Richard H. Bezdek. American Swords and Swordmakers. Volume II. Paladin Press: Boulder, Colorado. 1999. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ian
Hi Jeff, My experience is rather meager...

Hi Jeff,

My experience is rather meager regarding the si euli. However, your example ticks all the boxes that I know for identifying this knife. I'm thinking the lack of a response to your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Ian
Ren Ren, I think you are the most knowledgeable...

Ren Ren, I think you are the most knowledgeable person on the Forum concerning your crossbow. :)
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