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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Ian
That's an odd looking scabbard, and appears to be...

That's an odd looking scabbard, and appears to be an attempt to reproduce a leather sheath in wood. The scabbard may not have been locally produced and may well post date the knife. The twine looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Ian
Hi drac, Interesting knife. I agree the...

Hi drac,

Interesting knife. I agree the knife looks Filipino, most likely from Central Luzon. Is the tang visible at the end of the hilt? The scabbard is atypical for local manufacture. Pictures...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Ian
Hi Ken, yes they are also called knobkerries, a...

Hi Ken, yes they are also called knobkerries, a term that seems to date from the early 19th C among English reports.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Ian
Martin, Marc and Duccio, Thanks for the...

Martin, Marc and Duccio,

Thanks for the detailed information and sharing of your knowledge on these knives. The level of expertise in African weapons has risen exponentially over the years this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Ian
I was thinking the same thing. Your close ups...

I was thinking the same thing. Your close ups seem to show the hint of a pattern to the steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Ian
Iain, well said. As for age, I agree that the...

Iain, well said. As for age, I agree that the style dates back to the late 17th through 19th C, and I might be a little less conservative in attributing it to the 18th C. However, as you say, it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Ian
Done

Done
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Ian
ausjulius, There is a style of...

ausjulius,

There is a style of short-handled mak that resembles a billhook and found in Cambodia, Laos, highlands of Vietnam. These are distinctly tools and rather crude in manufacture. They...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Ian
Iain, what is your estimation of this one's age?

Iain, what is your estimation of this one's age?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Ian
Hi Cerjak, I have another small example...

Hi Cerjak,


I have another small example with engraved designs that was discussed here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=904). As far as age, I think your example is older than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Ian
Hi Cerjak, Your item is (somewhat)...

Hi Cerjak,

Your item is (somewhat) reminiscent of a Moplah chopper from the Malabar coast of India.

Ian.
Forum: Swap Forum 14th July 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By Ian
Announcement of Deceased Estate Sale

The EAA Forum has received a request to advertise an upcoming private sale hosted on the Etsy site. The sale contains several dozen items, mainly from the Philippines and Indonesia, collected in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By Ian
Mahratt, I'm not so sure. Occasional items...

Mahratt,

I'm not so sure. Occasional items slip through the cracks. Every now and then (much less commonly than in the 1990s), the odd item is misidentified and ends up to be a real sleeper. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,254
Posted By Ian
Indio_Ira, I think your blade is of Sulu...

Indio_Ira,

I think your blade is of Sulu manufacture but the dress is distinctly Maranao in the style of silverwork on the hilt and the composition of the scabbard. The Sulu origin of the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By Ian
Agree with battara. Most kampilan did not have...

Agree with battara. Most kampilan did not have holes for (horse) hair plugs. Perhaps some of the more ceremonial/decorative variety with plugs (+/- hair) have survived the test of time better and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Ian
Indio Ira: Most unlikely to be a Visayan...

Indio Ira:

Most unlikely to be a Visayan knife. I agree with battara, this looks like a Central Luzon knife with a hilt often associated with Apalit (Pampanga) manufacture. The edge appears to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,254
Posted By Ian
Xas, You are accumulating quite a...

Xas,


You are accumulating quite a collection of barung! I'm pleased you like the shandigan blade. As you say, it is quite a beast and longer than most shandigan. Look forward to hearing how it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By Ian
Mahratt, The demonstration of a second...

Mahratt,

The demonstration of a second example of this type of sword (as shown by "Interested Party") would seem to negate both arguments from the Russian forum that you quoted. Both the fullers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By Ian
Hi Tim, I agree that commercial exchanges...

Hi Tim,


I agree that commercial exchanges between India and Burma were reasonably common, especially after Britain took over much of Burma in the 19th C. The koftghari style of applying precious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By Ian
I'm going to throw another suggestion out of left...

I'm going to throw another suggestion out of left field. The curious radial pattern around the neck of the face on the pommel and scabbard reminds me of a ruff collar, as seen in both European men's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By Ian
Interesting idea that this depiction is related...

Interesting idea that this depiction is related to Hinduism. I agree that the treatment of the eyes suggests Hindu art, however a half beard and mustache is uncommon among Hindus (I don't recall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By Ian
Yes. I think it is a bit of a puzzler, Jim. ...

Yes. I think it is a bit of a puzzler, Jim.

As i look more closely at the face on the pommel, it seems to be European. There is a clear mustache and a small beard, with the cheeks shaved. As such,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,339
Posted By Ian
Thumbs up Interesting technique ...

Lee raises a very good point about the usefulness of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) in assessing the elemental composition of blades. While there are some technical issues with detecting certain elements,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, What a nice piece and the face...

Hi Jim,

What a nice piece and the face strikes me as very unusual on a pedang lurus. Such a clear representation of a human face on the hilt and scabbard seems antithetical to Muslim tradition,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, Thanks for the kind words. Be...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the kind words. Be pleased to add a comment on your sword.

Ian.
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