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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 11:49 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the redirect Kai! Unfortunately I'm...

Thanks for the redirect Kai! Unfortunately I'm still expanding my knowledge in this topic as well. Although I've noticed even Mindanao has clip point blades too :) they're just not as easily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By xasterix
I suggest trying a lighter etchant as well...so...

I suggest trying a lighter etchant as well...so that the blade would not look burned. Here's an example I'm working on right now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef, this sample of yours reminds me of my...

Hi Detlef, this sample of yours reminds me of my own barung, a double-edged from Zamboanga estimated to be WW2 era (immediately before, during, or after WW2). The small-featured pommel is typical of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By xasterix
HI Detlef, you're right on the point that...

HI Detlef, you're right on the point that presence or absence of lamination will be unreliable - I've been told there were still laminated Sulu blades being made until the 90s, and there are pre1900s...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By xasterix
The farthest I would go would be 70s though. I've...

The farthest I would go would be 70s though. I've held several locally-obtained pieces similar to the thread-starter's, provenanced from mid-70s all the way up to late 80s, hence my position on this....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 10:32 AM
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Views: 463
Posted By xasterix
The pommel design looks contemporary as compared...

The pommel design looks contemporary as compared to the maranhig figurals that I've seen and held. It would be wise to ask a Panay/Negros elder to classify the pommel appropriately, as there may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By xasterix
The "palos" blade profile already existed in...

The "palos" blade profile already existed in Batangas by preWW2 as documented in Atienza's (1917) "Weapons and Implements in the Town of Taal". It's a utility blade used in the farm. I'm not sure if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By xasterix
The piece is recent, probably 80s, well below...

The piece is recent, probably 80s, well below vintage (WW2 would be vintage). If one looks at the blade closely, one can see that it's 'molye' or monosteel, most likely leaf spring. The pommel is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By xasterix
Agreed. I don't believe it's a Katipunan symbol...

Agreed. I don't believe it's a Katipunan symbol either. But it's a significant symbol for PH culture just the same. It could be the standard for one of the cults that proliferated late 1800s / early...
Forum: Swap Forum 1st November 2021, 08:36 PM
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Views: 582
Posted By xasterix
LF: Pira and/or bangkung

Any iteration of either blade. Please PM me thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 08:42 PM
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Views: 893
Posted By xasterix
Nice piece. Here's another sample of a sanggi...

Nice piece. Here's another sample of a sanggi with MOP accents, estimated to be of postwar make.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef, Aside from Bicol, there are two...

Hi Detlef,

Aside from Bicol, there are two other places which may have made the pieces you posted- Masbate and Samar. They have been known to make figurals similar to Bicol's (and even have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By xasterix
It's a binatanggas.

It's a binatanggas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By xasterix
There's been a timely post by a PH museum on the...

There's been a timely post by a PH museum on the matter that may be of interest. Hoping the admins would make an exception of this link since it's informative:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By xasterix
Greetings, Detlef- I think I chanced upon it in...

Greetings, Detlef- I think I chanced upon it in the book:

A Warrior's Armament and Ornament: The Edwin R. Bautista Collection of Philippine Bladed Weapons

It was released early this year. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef, sorry for having to chime in to...

Hi Detlef, sorry for having to chime in to correct...it's not the bakunawa. There are actually specific terms for each figural type; while the bakunawa is sometimes represented, the non-reptile...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,838
Posted By xasterix
Hi Albert! It's the usual bunti / banati :)

Hi Albert! It's the usual bunti / banati :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,838
Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much Ian! Very difficult not to...

Thanks very much Ian! Very difficult not to accumulate leaf-shaped blades...barungs are like relentlessly-growing leaves in a tree!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,838
Posted By xasterix
I found an old barung with missing pommel and...

I found an old barung with missing pommel and scabbard. I decided to have it re-made by pandays and artisans from Patikul, Sulu. I'm pleased with the final product; it's the perfect melding of old +...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By xasterix
I think this particular piece has been discussed...

I think this particular piece has been discussed before in this forum, but sorry I've forgotten the keywords used. There was a healthy discussion about it...looks like an old hybrid piece.

Oh nvm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,313
Posted By xasterix
Hi everyone. Regarding the style of scabbard with...

Hi everyone. Regarding the style of scabbard with that particular sheet binding, there's a provenanced tenegre picked up by Austrian explorers on an 1857-59 expedition that has a similar motif....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,313
Posted By xasterix
Really nice PH weaps. Congrats on your...

Really nice PH weaps. Congrats on your acquisitions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,427
Posted By xasterix
I'm fortunate to have gotten a pira from Ian's...

I'm fortunate to have gotten a pira from Ian's collection. I restored its edge (it's experienced, battle-wise) and secured the hilt. It's suprisingly nimble and light. I would definitely use this in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,838
Posted By xasterix
A modern one, looks really good. Made by my...

A modern one, looks really good. Made by my friends from a Sulu outfit, I'm guessing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By xasterix
It's not perfect, admittedly. I'm one of those...

It's not perfect, admittedly. I'm one of those advocating for a second edition to rectify a number of errors- but I think these are minor compared to the wealth of data presented by the book on PH...
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