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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2021, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Maurice
Just some photos to show that white (goat) hair...

Just some photos to show that white (goat) hair was used in times when headhunting was still lurking.
The ones on the photos are collected by Carl Bock and Charles Hose.

In the Kantuk area (not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2020, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Maurice
'Dyed' (goat)hair was also used on old swords...

'Dyed' (goat)hair was also used on old swords (even before 19th century) with the dayak tribes in Sarawak. The tufts of hair looks like the tufts on Charles's parapat.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Maurice
A 'naked' hilt, not a 'naked' Murut ofcourse.....

A 'naked' hilt, not a 'naked' Murut ofcourse.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Maurice
Hi Jose, At the ends of the forked hilt,...

Hi Jose,

At the ends of the forked hilt, they didn't attach hair. They worn the sword like showed on the photo. 'naked'.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,238
Posted By Maurice
My favorite of Ron's group is the second one from...

My favorite of Ron's group is the second one from the right, with the two horn spacers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Maurice
Lovely barong.

Lovely barong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 11:56 AM
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Views: 5,549
Posted By Maurice
Yes, I agree with you Kai... Belt looks good and...

Yes, I agree with you Kai... Belt looks good and old!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,960
Posted By Maurice
Used like this, to buckly up a mandau around the...

Used like this, to buckly up a mandau around the waist...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,960
Posted By Maurice
It is a hornbill ivory carved piece, used as belt...

It is a hornbill ivory carved piece, used as belt buckle of a mandau.
Super patina by the way! Very old
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,238
Posted By Maurice
Ron, you surely have the most lovely pieces lying...

Ron, you surely have the most lovely pieces lying around....

:eek:

Regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,549
Posted By Maurice
Sorry, I'm not convinced this is an old style...

Sorry, I'm not convinced this is an old style mandau, and probably more recent....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,600
Posted By Maurice
Hi Ian, you're welcome. Here a picture of...

Hi Ian,

you're welcome.
Here a picture of the hilt.

Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2018, 04:24 PM
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Views: 4,963
Posted By Maurice
An extremely good blade. One of the best I've...

An extremely good blade. One of the best I've ever seen on a jimpul!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,600
Posted By Maurice
Hi Ian, sorry, I looked over it. I added...

Hi Ian, sorry, I looked over it.

I added some photos of a similar blade of the same area, only for sure a 19th century one. Hopefully you will see the craftmanship compared with your blade.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,509
Posted By Maurice
Extremely hard to find! Supercool sword Ben!...

Extremely hard to find!

Supercool sword Ben! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,600
Posted By Maurice
Nope. Keep in mind that wraps can be exchanged...

Nope. Keep in mind that wraps can be exchanged easily from one grip to another.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,600
Posted By Maurice
IMO I'm not sure if the scabbard is from the 19th...

IMO I'm not sure if the scabbard is from the 19th century, and the "thin versus thick rattan" has nothing to do with the age of the scabbard. :-)
I've seen very old collected Borneo swords with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,600
Posted By Maurice
There is a kind of truth in this, but in mine...

There is a kind of truth in this, but in mine opinion this is not an age indicator for the 100%.
Ofcourse the fine rattan work often is found on older hilts, and the plaited rattan on the more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,600
Posted By Maurice
Ian, how thick is the spine at the base of the...

Ian, how thick is the spine at the base of the blade?

Kind regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,464
Posted By Maurice
Hello Willem, yes, I found my "login"...

Hello Willem,

yes, I found my "login" details again. :-)

When you do a little research about the Borneo swords in some museums, you will find out that the Nyabor is not frequently found amongst...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,464
Posted By Maurice
PS, here is a parang Nyabor I have in my Borneo...

PS, here is a parang Nyabor I have in my Borneo collection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,464
Posted By Maurice
Parang Niabors indeed are rare to find, also...

Parang Niabors indeed are rare to find, also because they are very old, and a charactaristic sword in use, when the langgai tinggai and jimpul were even called recent.
Even in museum collections...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,882
Posted By Maurice
Beautiful kris Charles. Congratulations. The...

Beautiful kris Charles. Congratulations.
The pommel exceptional!

Also it looks very good after the finishing touch!

Best regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,007
Posted By Maurice
My sincerely condoleances to his family and...

My sincerely condoleances to his family and friends.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,068
Posted By Maurice
Hi Detlef, Don't know which nut it is, but...

Hi Detlef,

Don't know which nut it is, but have seen it before used as belt buckle.

Kind regards,
Maurice
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