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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Purok Bolo

Purok Bolo, whose ethnicity we have yet to exactly determine. (in some tribes, a similar blade profile would be called "dayumpak")

It is very light, with a thin blade. More akin to a knife than a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Bontoc Axe

Bontoc Axe

Small but with a considerable heft, the axe head 'sings' when flicked. The file slides like skates on ice, indicating a really hard edge. Mounted on a 12 inch hard wood handle, secured by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
welcome guys, and thank you also.

welcome guys, and thank you also.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
How to pronounce Filipino Blade names

I know some if not most of you here are not Filipino speakers, and are having a hard time pronouncing the names of some of the blades.

I made a video presentation of how to pronounce some of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
hi Detlef, sorry to have responded so late, i...

hi Detlef,

sorry to have responded so late, i used 2part epoxy to reattach the handle to the hilt (might be sacrilege to some?). i will try to polish the blade a bit more in the future when time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
i think it would be a good idea to introduce your...

i think it would be a good idea to introduce your family to a trusted collector friend or friends so that the families may consult eachother about the collection when the time comes.

i plan on doing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
thank you guys, The chinese markings read...

thank you guys,

The chinese markings read "CLAW" according to a friend who speaks chinese.

But as i understand it, this is chinese steel (imported to mindanao) and crafted by the locals, stamped...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
my latest barung (chinese markings)

I recently got this one, rusty and chipped blade, but i decided to still get it because of the hilt. i know it is silver ferule and silver string wrap (or silver alloy)

after cleanup, chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
here they are now :) i am not getting the...

here they are now :)

i am not getting the contrast that i want yet. i will try again in the near future.

my vinegar tube tank is too short for the kampilan so i tried lemon. it was my first time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
yes, the rusting seems very...

yes, the rusting seems very "aggressive", i was careful not to point that out hehe. might be gruesome for some.

the dimensions:

kampilan:
blade: 27 1/2"
hilt: 9 1/2"
overall: 37"
handle length...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
here are some more pics and closeups of the spear...

here are some more pics and closeups of the spear and kampilan, i have cleaned the scabbard and more of the images popped out. it maybe silver inlay on brass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Thank you KAI, the scabbard it came with is...

Thank you KAI, the scabbard it came with is brass, with inlay, not sure what material. that's why i assumed it is maranao.

i will take better photos after i clean it up.

thank you again!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Kampilan and budiak spear for comment

Good day!

I have recently acquired a kampilan and spear, i would like to hear your comments on them. approximate age or ethnic group, location?

The kampilan i have has no "eye", has a metal knuckle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,669
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
i decided to have a new hilt and scabbard made...

i decided to have a new hilt and scabbard made for this old sword.
it was made by a tausug blacksmith artisan in zamboanga.

comparing it to my other kris with original hilt, the newer hilt is on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,119
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
exquisite piece. would you mind if i may ask for...

exquisite piece. would you mind if i may ask for some measurements? thank you
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
This is my oldest piece, maybe made in the...

This is my oldest piece, maybe made in the 70s

And the group pic

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2155552571414592&id=1531177367185452
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
My small Balisong collection

my interest in balisongs was rekindled quite recently, late last year.

but the recent Taal Volcano activity really had me thinking, what if the volcano erupted terribly, then there would be no more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Thank you so much for the additional info you...

Thank you so much for the additional info you guys provided. much appreciated!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
puukko for comment

I have recently purchased this one from an antiques store. the seller does not know anything about it.

i know it's called a puukko knife and it's from finland. deer antler sheath and handle, carbon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Thank you for watching. the designs of blades...

Thank you for watching. the designs of blades definitely evolve through time. looking close at the blades and comparing them with the antiques, makes you wanna say "they sure don't make them like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
Modern made Moro Blades (Mindanao, Zamboanga)

I went to the Zamboanga Peninsula Expo held in Manila and spoke to a dealer of Moro blades, asked her what the names of the blades were and what tribes they came from.

this might help in identifying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,870
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
what is the "original" sansibar design (carigara, leyte)

there was a video made and is now circulating, about the supposed "original 1881 design" or "first design" of the Sansibar sword of Carigara,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,396
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
as reference, i also have a similar looking one....

as reference, i also have a similar looking one.

bought it from a picker, he doesnt know anything about it as well.

it is also chisel ground.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,669
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
thanks everyone. i have not yet found a handle...

thanks everyone.

i have not yet found a handle for this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,586
Posted By Pinoy Blade Hunter
talibong and binalhag, sansibar

"Taribong and Binalhag of Mabini, Western Samar"

"Taribong and Sansibar of Albuera, Leyte"

"Now the sword labeled taribong (which appears to be synonymous with talibong) is the same sword in each...
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